Grant Specialist – Tobacco Youth Prevention Program Specialist

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Grant Specialist – Tobacco Youth Prevention Program Specialist

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Grant Specialist – Tobacco Youth Prevention Program Specialist


San Marcos


Tx School Safety Ctr

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Open to All

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Monthly Salary:

$3,400 - $3,700

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Required Qualifications: Applicants must specifically address how they meet these required qualifications to meet the requirements of the position.:

•Experience working with and training youth and young adults
•Experience delivering presentations to youth and adult audiences
•Experience creating social media content and using various social media platforms
•Experience in substance abuse prevention and/or public health field
•Demonstrated experience in Microsoft Office Suite
•Demonstrated communication skills: verbal, written and virtual

Preferred Qualifications:

•Bachelor’s Degree
•Knowledge about tobacco prevention and laws pertaining to tobacco
•Associate Prevention Specialist or Certified Prevention Specialist
•Experience planning and coordinating events and/or conferences

Job Description:

The Tobacco Youth Prevention Program Specialist will work closely with the Tobacco Youth Prevention Program Manager to help plan, develop, coordinate, and implement the statewide Tobacco Youth Prevention Program (Say What!). This position requires the ability to multi-task, shift priorities, and work independently to move tasks forward.

This position performs various duties and functions as described below:

Develop and deliver creative content aimed at educating youth and adults in tobacco prevention. Assist with managing the Say What! website (, Say What! member portal, and all Say What! social media platforms. Assist with managing the Say What! youth advisory board (Texas Teen Ambassadors) and developing leadership and advocacy training for them as well as other youth and adults involved in tobacco prevention. Host monthly conference calls with the Say What! Teen Ambassadors to provide guidance and technical assistance for service agreement completion and program deliverables. Assist with conducting programmatic planning, promotion and implementation of regional Say What! Action Summits and the annual Say What! Tobacco-Free Conference. Assist in overseeing the Say What! mini-grant program to include development, assembly, and distribution of kits. Develop and maintain reports for management and funding purposes. Promote various other statewide and national events and awareness efforts, including Texas Tobacco-Free Kids Day, World No Tobacco Day, Red Ribbon Week, and Great American Smoke-Out.

Job Duties:

•Assist in developing training event agendas
•Assist in developing training activities and materials
•Assist in developing content used to communicate to Say What! members via mail-outs, emails, website updates, etc.
•Manage and maintain all Say What! social media platforms to include content creation, scheduling posts, engaging with followers, and tracking program reach
•Assist in promotion of Say What! Action Summits
•Attend, staff, and lead Say What! Action Summits, Say What! Tobacco-Free Conference, and other tobacco prevention trainings and events
•Assist with event set-up which includes transporting materials and supplies, lifting items, boxes and equipment up to 20 pounds
•Manage and maintain the Say What! member online portal
•Provide follow-up, technical assistance and guidance as necessary to Say What! member groups
•Assist in recruiting new Say What! members
•Oversee the statewide Say What! youth advisory board members (Texas Teen Ambassadors) providing ongoing avenues for communication, leadership training, and technical assistance
•Manage mini-grant resources, including content development, assembly, mail-out/distribution (which includes transporting materials and supplies, lifting items, boxes and equipment up to 20 pounds)
•Compile program reports to track deliverables. Reports are required monthly, annually and upon request by funder or Program Manager
•Coordinate and report activities for the Texas Teen Ambassadors, Texas Tobacco-Free Kids Day, World No Tobacco Day, Red Ribbon Week, Great American Smoke-Out, and other events as assigned
•Assist Associate Director and Program Manager by conducting other duties as assigned

Additional Information to Applicants:

Additional hours/some evenings and weekends and overnight travel as necessary.

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Normal Work Days:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

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Legal and Required Notices:

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.

Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions.

Why work @ Texas State? :

• Amazing health insurance: various coverage options starting your first day of employment for full-time employees with Texas State paying 100% of the employee premium and 50% for your dependents!
• Generous paid time off: vacation, holidays, sick days and many more!
• Excellent work life balance resources: mother and family-friendly resources in addition to a comprehensive FREE wellness program
• Great training and development opportunities: choose from a variety of classroom and online course offerings, learning resources, certifications, and employee educational support programs.
• An inclusive Bobcat community: join our many social networks offered on and off-campus
• Retirement peace of mind: TRS pension, retirement plans and voluntary saving options with generous employer contributions

By joining the Texas State Bobcat team, you’ll be a part of one of the most beautiful, diverse, and growing universities in the nation.

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Posted: 1/30/2021
Application Due: 3/9/2021
Work Type: Full Time