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Reminder: AATCLC Recruiting for Special Project Liaison
September 7, 2020

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Deadline 9/14/2020
Employment Opportunity
Special Project Liaison
Job Description
 Formed in 2008, the African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council (AATCLC) partners with community stakeholders, elected officials, and public health agencies to inform the direction of tobacco control policy, practices, and priorities, as they affect the lives of Black American and African immigrant populations. The AATCLC has been at the forefront in elevating the regulation of the sale of mentholated and other flavored tobacco products on the national tobacco control agenda. Please refer to these websites, www.savingblacklives.org, www.amplify.love, and www.naatpn.org
for background information.
The AATCLC is seeking a highly organized self-starter to assist in the implementation of an exciting new statewide project. "Finishing The Fight" is an innovative project that will educate, engage, and empower African American/African Immigrant communities to fight back against the predatory tobacco industry. The project will provide technical assistance on policy initiatives that restrict the sale of mentholated and unregulated flavored tobacco products.
We will also work to build a grassroots African American Tobacco Control Platform that includes the broader issues facing our community and addresses the tobacco industry's predatory history of violations of the Convention for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
The successful candidate will be able to telecommute but preferably lives in Southern California and has strong knowledge and connections to organizations. Tobacco control experience desired but not mandatory. This position will be required to work directly with the Project Director and Project Coordinator to coordinate the day-to-day functioning of "Finishing The Fight" which will include coordinating trainings, webinars and/or symposia; responding to requests for technical assistance; conducting media outreach; working with other community organizations; representing the AATCLC when required; attending community meetings; staffing and coordinating AATCLC meetings and conference calls; and performing other duties as required.
Responsibilities of the Special Project Liaison include:
  • Update website (after training) and social media platforms
  • Manage community partners
  • Manage media contacts and media outreach
  • Assist with preparation of reports, presentations, and other correspondence to effectively promote the AATCLC
  • Participate in local coalitions and community partnerships
  • Handle logistics and coordinate trainings, webinars, and symposia
  • Staff AATCLC meetings (i.e. logistics, note taking, refreshments)
  • Maintain accurate records for progress reports
  • Report to the Project Director
  • Perform other duties as needed
Required Qualifications
  • Highly organized and independent worker
  • Bachelor's Degree desired
  • 3 years of work experience in a position that requires responsibility and autonomy
  • Proficient in Microsoft, Social Media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Constant Contact
  • Available for occasional work-related travel (expenses covered)
  • Evening and weekend work required occassionally
  • Applies principles of cultural humility in her/his work practices and in everyday life
  • Policy Experience
  • Advocacy Experience
Preferred Qualifications
  • Media skills
  • Community organizing (a plus)
  • Editing skills
Salary:  Position is .8 FTE (32 hrs. per week) and the salary is commensurate with experience. This is a fully benefited position, with health, dental, sick and vacation time accrual.
Applications will be accepted until September 14th and must include:
  • Cover letter stating intent addressed to Ms. Carol McGruder
  • Current resume or CV
  • E-mail to: admin@aatclc.org
  • Contact information for (2) professional references
  • No telephone calls please, but questions may be sent (after reading all materials) to admin@aatclc.org
  • Interviews will be conducted the week of September 14th via teleconference, so candidates must have access to a computer with a video camera.
  • Selected candidate should be available to begin work on October 2nd.
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San Francisco, CA 94107
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