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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 (, SY CC 241,

503-977-4122) by October 31, 2008 at 5:00 p.m.

Classification Description

TITLE: Tobacco Education Program Coordinator

CLASS: Academic Professional




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

enforcement initiatives.

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.

Also preferred:

* Experience with a college student population

* Program implementation and coordination, particularly in health


* Knowledge of current health, mental health, and social issues on

college campuses

* Demonstrated knowledge, sensitivity, and ability to work with

students from diverse backgrounds

* Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and written and verbal

communication skills

* Knowledge of relevant services provided by governmental and

community organizations.

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.