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RI Tobacco Control Network Seeks Director

Friday, June 01, 2012  
Posted by: Natalia Gromov



Duties & Responsibilities

Reporting to the American Lung Association in Rhode Island Director of Health Promotion and Public Policy, the Director of the Rhode Island Tobacco Control Network will be responsible for coordinating all Network advocacy, fundraising, legislative, coalition building, public relations, and recruitment activities. Additionally, the Director will manage the RITCN Steering Committee and Policy Committee and also serve as a liaison to the Rhode Island Department of Health Tobacco Control Program

Basic Qualifications

Minimum of Bachelor’s degree required in government, organizational behavior, public health, social sciences, or equivalent. Master’s degree preferred. Minimum of 5 years of community organization/mobilization experience. Strong advocacy, legislative, management, networking, and strategic planning skills. The Director should possess knowledge of Rhode Island communities, governmental agencies, and non-profit organizations. Ability to work independently in complex projects and collaboratively on a team is essential. Must be independent thinker and able to multitask.

Additional Qualifications

  • Competent fundraiser and grant writer. (Will need to raise 20% of funding for fiscal year)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and has the ability to be persuasive.
  • Ability to plan and coordinate meetings between decision makers to discuss policy issues. Has skills and abilities to effect change through those interactions.
  • Familiarity with the local policy landscape. Attends community gatherings. Can rally participation in RITCN advocacy and outreach events.
  • Has network of community contacts across region that can be brought together to advocate on policy issues. Has ability to cultivate statewide Advocacy Captains and nurture grassroots teams for advocacy at the local and state level.
  • Can communicate the goals of the Network, create avenues for taking action, and elevate the grassroots conversation through co-designing and implementing strategic advocacy campaigns.
  • Has skill and abilities to: recruit new members and nurture existing member relationships; represent RITCN in coalition and partner meetings; maintain contact lists and relationship databases; develop campaign materials, including email, web and social media content.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and car as position requires statewide travel.

Time Status

Exempt Professional Position


Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Evening work expected during the Rhode Island General Assembly legislative season and community/fundraising events.


$60,000 – $63,000

Job Location

American Lung Association in Rhode Island

260 West Exchange Street

Suite 102B

Providence, Rhode Island 02903

(401) 533-5176

Contact Information

Please mail or email your cover letter, professional references, writing sample, and resume to Ms. Tina Ragless, Director, Health Promotion and Public Policy, American Lung Association in Rhode Island, Chair, Rhode Island Tobacco Control Network Director Search Committee at the above American Lung Association in Rhode Island address or

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