The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (the Campaign) seeks applications for a Strategic Tobacco Industry Campaigns Associate working to successfully isolate, discredit, and neutralize the tobacco industry through our TakeAPart Program.
TakeAPart aims to take apart the tobacco industry's power and also to provide opportunities for anyone in the world to take a part in the movement to break the link between tobacco companies and policy makers. To do this, we are building a global community of TakeAPart activists and a talented team to lead the program.
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of one of the world’s leading corporate accountability efforts and work with cutting edge social media strategies and new crowdsourcing technology. The Strategic Tobacco Industry Campaigns Associate will report to and work closely with the Director of Strategic Tobacco Industry Campaigns and head of the TakeAPart initiative to develop campaigns in support of tobacco control policy objectives and organizations in targeted countries.
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is fighting for a world free of the death and disease caused by tobacco. We work in low- and middle-income countries – where over 80 percent of the world’s smokers live – to support the adoption and implementation of proven solutions that reduce tobacco use and save lives. Over the last 15 years we have worked with local partners and allies in low- and middle-income countries to prevent over 35 million premature deaths!
The Campaign has been designated as one of five partner organizations to coordinate activities under the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use, working with governments and non-governmental organizations to implement effective measures to reduce tobacco use. The Campaign has active initiatives in low-and middle-income countries around the world where the highest rates of tobacco use are found including Indonesia, China, India, Bangladesh and Russia, in addition to its longstanding program in the United States.
What You’ll Accomplish
Report to and work closely with the Director of the TakeAPart program to develop, implement, and support our tobacco industry campaigns in partnership with colleagues at Tobacco-Free Kids and tobacco-control advocates in our priority countries.
- Monitor critical tobacco industry business relationships and practices, identify points of vulnerability, and help design appropriate campaigns to isolate them. In coordination with the TakeAPart team, the Strategic Tobacco Industry Campaigns Associate also leads the development of the monthly tobacco industry interference report.
- Respond to developments and campaign opportunities, ensuring our global activist community is promptly informed and engaged, as well as identifying and maximizing opportunities for campaign escalation.
- Manage TakeAPart’s online advocacy portfolio – identify, draft, and publish regular content for our 300k+ social media community, proposing, drafting, and publishing new engagement opportunities on TakeAPart.org, and manage updates to the TakeAPart.org site.
- Collaborate with partners in low- and middle-income countries to support campaigns to expose tobacco industry efforts to influence policy-makers and undermine the policy process.
- Prepare campaign materials including reports, fact sheets, presentations, briefing papers, online resources, and toolkits.
- Support the development and implementation of campaign training for the Campaign’s grantees and partners.
- Working with the Director of Strategic Tobacco Industry Campaigns, 5-10% of time would include supporting industry strategy and campaigns for projects with our Global Health Advocacy Incubator.
This position is based in Washington, DC and is open to US citizens and other applicants possessing work visas permitting long-term, permanent employment in the US. Currently, all staff are working remotely with reentry to the DC office expected after March 1, 2022. Employees must meet full vaccination requirements.
Qualifications you’ll bring to this role
The TakeAPart team is part of the Campaign’s international program and staffed with passionate, creative, and strategically minded corporate campaigners. We’re motivated by the opportunity to isolate, discredit and neutralize an industry that causes incalculable suffering around the world, and to influence public policy for the betterment of people in middle- and low-income countries. We’re looking for someone who shares our passion and is experienced in the development and implementation of corporate accountability campaigns and in training and supporting others to successfully implement such campaigns.
The ideal candidate will possess the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experience:
- A keen desire to conduct industry and corporate research including marketing, financial performance, business strategy, and/or competitive environment.
- Excellent writing, speaking and editing skills (English).
- Fluency in another language including French, Spanish, Hindi, Bahasa, or other preferred. Experience working at the international level/in cross-cultural settings.
- Strong attention to detail and ability to meet tight deadlines and manage multiple priorities.
- Ability to learn quickly, take initiative and handle ambiguity.
- Team player with track record of building effective working relationships with people from a variety of organizations and functional expertise.
- Ability and desire to travel overseas.
- Bachelor’s degree required and 2-3 years relevant experience, preferred.
Why join the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids?
You will be a part of a respected global health advocacy organization that works to save lives around the world through effective public health policy change.
- You’ll receive a generous benefits package including:
- 100% company paid health, vision, and dental for you; 70-80% contribution to these coverages for your dependents.
- Paid parental leave benefits (4 weeks paid maternity/paternity leave), in addition to the federal and local leave provisions.
- 403b plan participation (with 9% company contribution)
- 10 paid company holidays, 15 vacation days, 10 sick days and 5 personal days (on an accrual basis each calendar year)
- A hybrid work schedule (3 days in office; 2 days remote)
Interested candidates should submit their resumes and a cover letter describing your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org in either MS Word or Adobe PDF format. Please reference code “Strategic Tobacco Industry Campaigns Associate” in the subject line. Further materials, including writing samples, will be requested of short-listed candidates and we may ask you to take part in a (hopefully fun!) communications strategy and writing simulation.
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe our programs are strengthened when they are developed and supported by individuals with diverse life experiences, whose understanding of social and cultural issues can help make CTFK’s work more inclusive. We encourage qualified applicants of all ages, racial, economic, social, cultural, sexual orientation, ability and gender expressions, national origins and veteran statuses to apply.