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Tabacco Education Program Coordinator Temporary Position
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A search is currently being conducted for an internal PCC person who
would be interested in the PCC Tobacco Education Program Coordinator
position. It has been classified as an Academic Professional, Level 3
We are anticipating approval of a contract with the Tobacco Prevention
and Education Program, Oregon Public Health Division in the near future.
When approved, it would fund the full-time, temporary position through
June ’09. There is a possibility of the grant being extended beyond
that time, but no assurance that that will occur.
The job description is below. We are inviting current full-time
Academic Professionals, part-time AP’s and part-time faculty bargaining
unit members, who would be interested, to submit a letter of interest
and current resume to Neal Naigus (firstname.lastname@example.org, SY CC 241,
503-977-4122) by October 31, 2008 at 5:00 p.m.
TITLE: Tobacco Education Program Coordinator
CLASS: Academic Professional
EXEMPT STATUS: Exempt
NATURE AND SCOPE OF WORK:
The Tobacco Education Program Coordinator provides coordination of
activities throughout the district to build support for a tobacco-free
environment on all PCC properties, beginning fall term, 2009. The
Coordinator works in concert with administration, students, faculty,
staff, and others to develop and communicate plans to implement
college-wide tobacco prevention/cessation education programs for
students and staff. The Coordinator leads the process of developing a
policy implementation plan to ensure smooth transition to and compliance
with PCC’s tobacco-free policy.
This position works closely with the Deans of Student Development, and
reports to the District President’s Office.
This is a temporary position, funded by the Tobacco Prevention and
Education Program, Oregon Public Health Division.
1. Develop goals, activities, and timelines for carrying out
communication/promotion, cessation/prevention, policy development, and
2. Work with PCC’s District-wide Tobacco Free steering committee, Deans
of Student Development, campus advisory committees, and determine how to
work collaboratively other stakeholder groups such as the PCC Tobacco
Free Coalition, and campus advisory committees.
3. Develop a plan to update staff and students on preparations for a
tobacco-free college using website, email, and other communication
tools. Work with the Public Information Office to assure effectiveness
and consistency of information.
4. Facilitate regular meetings and correspondence among the Lung
Association and the Metropolitan group (current TPEP contractors) to
support campus-wide policy change.
5. Communicate with community groups, such as neighborhood
associations, agencies, high schools, etc., to raise awareness and share
strategies. Communicate/participate with organizations working on
tobacco-free initiatives and prevention/cessation programs.
6. Communicate with statewide groups, such as the Council of Student
Services Administrators, regarding PCC’s activities. Work with the
American Lung Association of Oregon and CSSA to disseminate to other
Oregon community colleges templates for new materials and resources
developed by PCC.
7. Respond to inquiries for information about PCC’s activities.
8. Develop tobacco prevention/cessation education programs and
materials, and coordinate dissemination throughout the district.
Coordinate training for counselors and other staff.
9. Involve students by conducting focus groups, serving as peer
educators, participating in research, and carrying out special events to
promote tobacco prevention/cessation.
10. Work with Deans of Student Development and other appropriate
personnel to refine the proposed tobacco free campus policy, with input
from all stakeholders (students, faculty, administration, staff), and
support cooperation and enforcement.
11. Work with Human Resources staff, union leaders, and other
appropriate organizations to offer support for faculty and staff
interested in cessation and prevention of tobacco use.
12. Work with the Oregon Public Health Division to evaluate progress
reducing tobacco use and other changes related to attitudes and beliefs
about tobacco use and health in general.
13. Carry out other duties as assigned.
Work is performed in an office environment, at a variety of sites
throughout PCC’s district.
Most job time spent sitting with occasional walking, lifting, and
guiding, and/or carrying of lightweight materials or equipment.
Bachelor’s degree in public health, social work, social sciences, public
policy, or similar degree plus one year of related work experience.
Strong interpersonal, oral, and written skills. Proficient computer
skills (experience with Microsoft Office required). Excellent analytical
and problem solving skills. Highly dependable and organized. Ability to
work independently or as a part of a team.
Relevant experience performing the duties of this job may substitute for
the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Preferred Qualifications: In progress or completed master’s degree in
public health, social work, social sciences, public policy, or similar
degree and at least one year of related work experience. Experience with
tobacco prevention and cessation programs, research, or policies.
* Experience with a college student population
* Program implementation and coordination, particularly in health
* Knowledge of current health, mental health, and social issues on
* Demonstrated knowledge, sensitivity, and ability to work with
students from diverse backgrounds
* Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and written and verbal
* Knowledge of relevant services provided by governmental and
The position closes at 5:00pm on Friday, October 31.
In accordance with Article 3.64 of the Faculty and Academic Professional
contract, current part-time employees in the subject area, as well as
full-time Faculty with temporary appointments in the subject area, and
other college employees, are invited to apply.