October 7, 2021

Evidence Based Practices Manager

Department: Geographic Health Equity Alliance (www.geohealthequity.org)
Reports to: Director, Geographic Health Equity Alliance

Position Summary: The Evidence Based Practices Manager is a full-time position that will serve as an integral team member of CADCA’s Geographic Health Equity Alliance (GHEA). The position’s primary responsibility will be to lead GHEA’s efforts to document and disseminate culturally adapted evidence-based and promising practices from across the United States that support populations disproportionately affected by commercial tobacco use and commercial tobacco-related cancers.
The ideal candidate will have a strong background in public health, experience developing case studies and summarizing evidence, and a history of producing widely disseminated written public health documents.
CADCA is the nation’s leading substance use and misuse prevention association, and its trainings build the capacity of local prevention and public health advocates across the world to plan strategically and implement evidence-based strategies. The Geographic Health Equity Alliance (GHEA) is one of eight CDC funded National Networks dedicated to reducing health disparities related to tobacco and cancer.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Play a key role in the implementation and development of the Geographic Health Equity Alliance, a national network project funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to reduce place-based health disparities related to commercial tobacco-use and cancer.
  • Lead efforts of the GHEA team to conduct an environmental scan of culturally adapted evidence-based and promising practices that support rural and other geographically defined populations disproportionately affected by commercial tobacco use and commercial tobacco-related cancers.
  • Lead efforts and partner with the CDC to develop a centralized compendium of culturally adapted evidence-based and “promising practices”
  • Support the GHEA team in coordinating and delivering training and technical assistance to state-level National Tobacco Control Programs (NTCP) and National Comprehensive Cancer Control Programs (NCCCP) on implementing culturally adapted evidence-based and promising practices.
  • Coordinate and monitor distribution of grant initiative materials internally and externally.
  • Ensure relevant data and information is collected and documented to support overall evaluation goals of the GHEA program and training and technical assistance programming.
  • Coordinate and manage relationships with GHEA’s network members, including national partners, state public health programs, subject matter expert partners, and local coalitions.
  • Represents GHEA and CADCA initiatives by attending conferences and stakeholder meetings and serve as GHEA representative on various workgroups.
  • Supports GHEA team in completing deliverables required through cooperative agreement with the CDC (e.g. work plan, progress reports, evaluation plan, outcome measures report, etc.)

Required Experience, Skills, Training or Credentials:

  • Master’s degree or higher in public health or relevant discipline is required.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience directly related to public health and supporting and evaluating policy, systems, and environmental change strategies.
  • Exceptional professional and public health writing skills, with experience documenting case studies and promising practices.
  • Highly experienced with project planning: developing project outcome measures, tracking progress and status, and evaluating outcomes.
  • Ideal candidates have demonstrated experience and understanding of public health policy, systems, and environmental change strategies, health disparities, and tobacco and cancer prevention.
  • Exhibits communications and diplomacy skills required to build and maintain relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both in writing and orally.
  • Highly organized, detail orientated and able to coordinate several projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to interact effectively in multicultural settings.

How to Apply:

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to ghea@cadca.org.

Applications must be received by the end of the day Monday October 18. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

While this position is currently operating remotely, local residency will be required (Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C). CADCA’s Offices are located in Alexandria, VA