Tabacco Free Communities Coordinator

Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio
Job Description
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Responsible for supervising the day-to-day operations of the Tobacco Free Communities (TFC) program; ensuring the quality of services provided by the department; participating in training and developing TFC program materials; acting as a bilingual (Spanish/English) community liaison for the program and Community Health Services (CHS) department leader; and coordinating the implementation of the TFC program with external partners, and carrying out other projects and duties.

Coordinate Tobacco Free Communities Program & Services
  • Coordinate daily activities of the TFC Program in implementing tobacco cessation assessment to identify and engage LGBTQ and mental health community partners/providers. 
  • Build collaborative relationships with CLUES’ staff and community partners that foster creating and delivering relevant, engaging tobacco cessation education in the Latino community.
  • Cultivate partnerships to develop program delivery sites (such as clinics, community-based organizations, and mental health providers).
  • Collaborate and partner with program delivery sites/networks to assess the possibility of integrating cessation information into existing services.
  • Provide logistic support to identified partners in integration of tobacco cessation referral process at their organizations.
  • Serve as a link between the TFC program and the Community Health Services (CHS) department leader.
  • Work with CHS department leader to collect data, develop tracker, and provide reporting on program as assigned.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date TFC records and data collection.
  • Coordinate and attend programs meetings and related activities.
  • Ensure client confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA, agency policies and other applicable laws, regulations and ethical standards.
Drive Program Outcomes & Ensure the Quality of Services Provided
  • Ensure progress toward and achievement of contract and program goals for accurate and timely reporting.
  • Review TFC work plan activities to ensure program deliverables are being met.
  • Verify that identified community partners are providing culturally responsive and linguistically appropriate tobacco cessation services to the Latino LGBTQ and Latinos living with mental health illnesses in an appropriate manner.
  • Support the development and design of the TFC program.
  • Evaluate program services and recommend improvements such process flow modifications as appropriate to increase effectiveness and achieve program goals. Seek and present solutions to CHS department leader as appropriate.
Conduct General Duties as Assigned
  • Collaborate with other CLUES programs and departments to integrate programs and resources.
  • Actively participate in achievement of program goals and objectives, including department and/or agency-wide activities and events.
  • Understand, support and promote the mission, operating values and agency services of CLUES within the community.
  • Exercise sensitivity when working with diverse populations.
  • Maintain client confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA, agency policies and other applicable laws, regulations and ethical standards.
  • Demonstrate appropriate workplace behaviors and conduct and set an example for clients to emulate.
  • Acknowledge and identify the boundaries of your position and refer to support resources as appropriate when the situation merits.
  • Maintain open communication with supervisors and solicit feedback when necessary.
  • Participate in assigned training and department activities as required.
  • Willingly complete other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Education, Experience & Key Abilities*
  • A bachelor’s degree or at least two years of experience in working with mental health providers, public health background, or related field required.
  • Experience working with the LGBTQ community.
  • Experience working in Tobacco Cessation and PSE change strategies preferred.
  • Experience facilitating community dialogues and groups.
  • Ability to track and meet multiple deadlines and ability to produce high quality work with an emphasis on detail.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English with cultural sensitivity and awareness required.
  • Experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse individuals in a service-oriented environment preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills, professional demeanor, sound judgment, and strong organizational skills.
  • Strong community outreach and collaboration skills.
  • Desire to be a leader in a high energy environment.
  • High level of personal accountability for the quality and impact of work.
  • Strong ability to represent the interests of the agency with community stakeholders.
  • Must be organized and have ability to work under pressure and stress, have attention to detail and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
Language Skills
  • Effective communication in English and Spanish, both verbally and in writing, required.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret written materials, including reports, contracts, and proposals. 
  • Ability to effectively present ideas and information in an organized and effective manner, including writing reports.
  • Ability to maintain accurate documentation and respond appropriately to questions from clients, co-workers, management and external parties. 

  • Must have a reliable motor vehicle for independent transportation, valid driver’s license, proof of automotive insurance, and maintain a good driving record. Must submit to and pass annual recertification of compliance with CLUES Automobile and Transportation Policy and driving record check.
Computer Skills 
  • Proficient working knowledge of email software, the Internet, databases, and common Windows-based programs, including Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint required. 
  • Must be willing to attend training to advance technical skills and maintain appropriate skill levels to perform job duties.
  • Schedule is flexible and may vary from week to week. Daytime hours are generally observed, some occasional weekend hours may be needed.
  • Availability by phone for participant communication and concerns as needed.
Background check
  • Must pass a criminal background check and driving record check. As a condition of continued employment, staff person may be required to submit to periodic re-verification of these background checks.    
Physical Demands
  • Generally presents standard office environment. Employee is regularly required to drive between multiple locations within metropolitan area.
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