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Job Title: Manager, Research
Job Number: RM: 07
Organization: Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Posted: 10/23/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Health Policy
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Washington,  DC    USA
Position Description: In this position, the Research Manager will serve as the Campaign’s subject matter expert on key issues, develop and disseminate relevant materials, and work with other Campaign staff to ensure information is utilized to promote the mission of the Campaign. This is an exempt position.

PRIMARY DUTIES (1) Serve as a subject matter expert on key issues. Develop command of information resources of the Campaign and respond to inquiries from staff, partners, media, and the public for information. (2) Conduct secondary research and analyze studies on relevant topics. Develop and update fact sheets, presentations, reports, etc. based on this research in collaboration with other research staff. Areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to, tobacco’s toll data, state and national tobacco prevalence data, tobacco industry marketing, and state tobacco prevention programs. (3) Assist in gathering, managing and organizing large datasets in Microsoft Excel, including state-specific statistics on prevalence and trends in tobacco use. Update materials and respond to requests using these data. (4) Assist in the monitoring and collection of tobacco industry “bad acts,” new products, and marketing examples through social media, news media, and industry financial reporting. (5) Assist in organizing Research Department Resources – publications, fact sheets, presentations, etc. and assist in tracking and locating new research.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES (1) Support other work of the Campaign in advocating and implementing effective tobacco control policies. (2) Perform other duties as directed by Vice Presidents, Research.

Qualifications: (1) Demonstrated experience working with numbers, data, and research studies. (2) Diligent attention to detail. (3) Excellent research, writing and organizational skills. (4) Knowledge of research methods and ability to understand research, evaluate for applicability, and translate for tobacco control policy formulation and advocacy. (5) Experience with a variety of computer software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Excel. (6) Ability to work in a fast-paced, team- oriented environment while juggling multiple projects and deadlines. (7) Ability to interact and communicate with individuals at all levels of the organization, both written and orally. (8) Team player attitude. (9) Experience in tobacco control or public health preferred. Legislative or political/advocacy experience helpful. (10) Bachelor’s degree in related field. Master’s degree in public health, public policy, or similar field preferred. (11) The ideal candidate will have two to three years of professional experience. Relevant master’s degree training can substitute for work experience.

Organization Description: For more than 20 years, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids has fought to protect children and save lives from the #1 cause of preventable death: tobacco use. Our vision is a future free of the death and disease caused by tobacco. Because tobacco has killed enough.

We are the leading advocacy organization working to reduce tobacco use and its deadly consequences in the United States and around the world. Through strategic communications and policy advocacy campaigns, we promote the adoption of proven solutions that are most effective at reducing tobacco use and save the most lives.

We are passionate and experienced public health advocates with a more than 20-year track record of leading and supporting successful policy advocacy campaigns: In the United States, we work at the national, state and local levels. Around the world, we are active in low- and middle-income countries facing the greatest threat from tobacco. In addition to our work fighting tobacco use, our Global Health Advocacy Incubator applies our broad range of advocacy experience to supporting organizations working to address other critical public health challenges.

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.

Closing Date: 1/23/2019
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Contact Name: Meg Riordan,  Vice President, Research
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