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Project Coordinator, Tobacco Cessation

Job Details

Southern Plains Tribal Health Board - Oklahoma City, OK
Full Time
Not Specified
$20.37 - $25.47 Hourly
Up to 25%
Admin - Clerical



Under the general direction of the Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country (GHWIC) Manager, incumbent will provide overall direction to the GHWIC Tobacco program and work in collaboration with tribes, tribal programs, Indian Health Service (IHS), state and urban programs to develop and maintain tobacco policy-related workgroups; provide training regarding commercial and/or ceremonial use of tobacco; provide tribal tobacco-free policy training; assist with tobacco advocacy campaign within the State of Oklahoma; communicate and provide tobacco cessation program related information to tribes, state and local entities; provide technical assistance, as requested to tribes/tribal organizations; actively pursue grants and prepare grant proposals; and provide information to increase referral and utilization of the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline. The incumbent will also provide assistance to the GHWIC Manager in developing and submitting written reports regarding the status of the program.


Minimum Qualifications:

Highschool diploma. Bachelor Degree preferred in a related field.

Minimum experience:
Two plus years of professional experience specific to the job they are being hired for or in a closely related field.

All applicants must be capable of demonstrating AI/AN cultural competency. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree in business, community health, public health, social work, marketing, or related field with an emphasis in health promotion. Experience with tribal organizations and/or not-for-profit agency is desirable. Grant writing and funding experience desired. Working cultural competency experience a must.


Must be able to identify, work and recruit buy-in from tribes, tribal organizations, Indian Health Service, federal and state agencies to coordinate and develop tobacco advocacy activities and tobacco cessation policies. Must be able to develop and implement strategies from CDC's Best Practices or other evidence-based practices to develop educational and skill development training pertaining to the ceremonial use of tobacco. Writes, reviews tobacco data results and reports information to the GHWIC Manager. Must be familiar with tribal customs/traditions or have working cultural knowledge of tribal nations within the states of Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas.

Special Skills:

Must have and be able to demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills; presentation skills; decision making and time management skills; leadership and team building skills; ability to prioritize multiple projects; ability to build positive work relationships with internal and external customers; ability to interact professionally with the public; and maintain confidentiality. Computer skills and knowledge of technical and applicable software programs is required. Punctuality is required in attendance and assignments.


Teamwork, effective communication, planning and organizing work, initiative, and problem solving.

Other duties as assigned.


In and out-of-state travel may be required in fulfillment of job requirements and training.

Equal Employment:

Except for Indian Preference, consideration will be made without regard to any non-merit factors such as race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, politics, disabilities, marital status, age, membership or non-membership in any employee organization.

Reasonable Accommodation:

Reasonable accommodation will be made for qualified applicants or employees with disabilities, except when so doing would impose an undue hardship on the SPTHB.

Conditions of Employment:

1. Full-time grant funded appointment (subject to grant continuation); 2. Applicants must possess and maintain a current state driver's license; 3. Climbing, walking, standing, bending and occasionally long hours; 4. In and /or out-of-state travel required.