Senior Manager, Advocacy – Tobacco Control (WI #2021-70)

City: Brookfield
State: WI

The American Lung Association has an excellent opportunity for a Senior Manager, Advocacy – Tobacco Control to join our incredible team in the Upper Midwest Region.  Working as an Advocacy and Public Policy Team member, you will join an outstanding group of professionals dedicated to our mission:  to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through research, education, and advocacy.

In this role, you will be responsible for providing tobacco training and technical assistance to local community coalitions across the state and state partners in collaboration with the Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention and Control Program (TPCP) at the Department of Health Services.   Will also work to build and strengthen the Partnership for a Tobacco-Free Wisconsin ( including membership recruitment, meeting coordination and active engagement of members in a coordinated effort.  Areas of responsibility include but are not limited to program and Partnership sustainability and local and state policy best practice development and implementation initiatives.  This position is grant-funded.


  • Provide training and technical assistance to the local community coalitions and state partners as the content expert on policy development, campaign strategy, and coalition building for policy readiness.
  • Lead statewide trainings
  • Plan and facilitate regular statewide movement conference calls
  • Lead one-on-one strategic planning meetings (Zoom, phone, and in-person) with each coalition in collaboration with TPCP staff
  • Facilitate the Sustaining States Workgroup, including leading subgroups and maintaining   communication between them
  • Work with specific subgroups to develop the five-year state Tobacco Prevention and Control Plan and create the biennial messaging to guide the state’s tobacco control movement, among other deliverables.
  • Serve as local policy training and technical assistance provider
  • Liaise between tri-agency Advocacy partners, TPCP and its funded partners, local governmental leaders, and national partners like the Public Health Law Center and Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, and Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights.
  • Serve on TPCP training and technical assistance work groups as assigned. Advise TPCP and its funded partners on all matters related to strategic and action planning, policy readiness, and coalition building.
  • Complete quarterly tracking documents and other reporting, as needed.
  • Coordinate Partnership for a Tobacco-Free Wisconsin (PTFW), a group of partners focused on statewide tobacco prevention and control policy change. Plan and facilitate PTFW Steering Committee meetings.
  • Coordinate communications between coalition work groups and with TPCP and its funded partners.
  • Develop collaterals to advance PTFW objectives in partnership with TPCP and coalition leadership.
  • Supervise master’s-level fieldwork
  • Model best practice coalition building for local coalition coordinators.
  • Increase active membership and engage partners in strategic direction for the coalition.
  • Advance American Lung Association’s partnerships to accomplish its mission. Recognize opportunities for Development and Health Promotion and connect ALA to partner organizations to capitalize on opportunities that arise in the field.
  • Serve as backup for statewide media advocacy.  


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in public policy, public health, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Seven or more years of related work experience, preferably in health organization. At least five years’ experience coalition building and organizing.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to interact with diverse audiences and partners.
  • Strong leadership and decision-making skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills, including public speaking.
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work independently while also functioning as part of a team.
  • Knowledge about the Wisconsin legislature and budget process.
  • Meeting facilitation skills.
  • Proficient in basic Microsoft and Google applications and computer skills specifically word processing and use of the internet
  • Be able/willing to attend events as requested. 
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed. 
  • Consistent with its mission, the American Lung Association maintains a smoke-free workplace; all employees must abstain from tobacco use in any form. Also, all employees are required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless approved for medical or religious exemption.


To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to (include the job title and the job number in the subject of the email):

Human Resources Department
American Lung Association
Email: [email protected]

The American Lung Association is dedicated to a diverse workforce.
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