Nicotine Dependence Treatment Education & Certification Program Offered in February

January 6, 2015

The University of Arizona HealthCare Partnership Announces a three-day Nicotine Dependence Treatment Continuing Education & Certification Program in Tucson on the Uof A Campus.


“The Winnable Battle… Reducing the use of nicotine products.  Making this a Reality depends on EACH ONE OF US Taking Action to Treat Nicotine Dependence EACH ONE OF US, EVERY ENCOUNTER, RIGHT NOW!


Click Here for the Registration Form

Job Opening: Tobacco Program Manager in Coconino County

January 6, 2015


Under general supervision performs work of considerable difficulty in the management of a public program or functional unit; performs related work as assigned.Note: This position is funded by the Tobacco and Chronic Disease grant and is contingent upon continued grant funding.
 Typical Duties:
(Illustrative Only)
• Plans, develops, implements, administers and evaluates programs that provide services to the public
• Assesses community needs and engages community resources to enhance existing programs
• Researches best practices and implements strategies to increase effectiveness
• Works with community partners to create innovative solutions that serve the public
• Writes grant proposals and develops new funding sources
• Prepares and administers program budgets, with administrative oversight
• Develops, evaluates and revises policies and procedures to improve program efficiency and effectiveness
• Supervises, evaluates and recommends disciplinary action for assigned personnel.
• Implements programs that align with and support the strategic plan
• Negotiates, administers and monitors contracts
• Ensures adherence to federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations
• Maintains working relationships with community agencies and organizations
• Monitors budget expenditures
• Develops programs to create community awareness of service availability
• Develops and implements training
• May assist other divisions within the department
• May serve as team leader and periodically as multi-agency team leader or project managerThe Essential Functions of this position include: driving, working with and around others; co-workers, clients, agencies, etc.; working alone; vision acuity (near and far); dealing with interruptions; hearing and speech for ordinary conversation.
 Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in public/business administration, or a related field within subject area and three years public program management experience, including at least one year of supervisory experience; OR, any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must obtain an Arizona driver’s license by date of hire and maintain it throughout employment. Fingerprint clearance may be required.

Master’s degree in public health or related field; work experience in public health: tobacco control, chronic disease prevention or self-management; bilingual in English/Spanish or Navajo/English.

This position is exempt from overtime.
This position is safety sensitive.

The ideal candidate has experience in the public health field with a diverse range of programs and public audiences; experience with community collaboration projects as well as the ability to present health issues to diverse groups of people is essential; grant management experience; successful grant-writing experience is a plus. We are seeking a manager with a vision and team-building and coaching skills to lead staff to create, reach, and exceed program goals.

Note: The salary listed is starting range. The full salary is $52,139 – $76,676 annual equivalent.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Considerable knowledge of:
– Public program planning, development, budgeting and management
– State and federal program guidelines and regulations
– Community needs and resources
– Principles and practices of effective supervision
– The theory, principles, practices and techniques of designated program services and related assigned duties
– Principles and practices of providing social services to culturally diverse populations
– Software applications commonly used in program management• Skill in:
– Analyzing programs and services, and structuring new programs and improvements

• Ability to:
– Effectively manage human, fiscal and material resources
– Interpret federal, state, and local regulations and guidelines
– Address the public and professional groups
– Analyze complex situations and evaluate alternatives prior to making decisions
– Analyze administrative and personnel, problems and identify appropriate solutions
– Train and effectively manage assigned staff
– Exercise independent judgment and initiative to effectively carry out difficult assignments
– Address and motivate the public and professional groups
– Prepare and maintain complex reports and records
– Work safely and support the culture of workplace safety
– Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public
– Follow written and verbal instructions
– Communicate effectively verbally and in writing

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Click Here to Apply