Manager, Research


In this position, the Research Manager will serve as the Campaign’s subject matter expert on key issues, develop and disseminate relevant materials, and work with other Campaign staff to ensure information is used to promote the mission of the Campaign. This is an exempt position.


  • Serve as a subject matter expert on key issues. Provide information and analysis to Campaign staff, tobacco control advocates around the country, policymakers, media, and the public to promote the mission of the Campaign.
  • Conduct secondary research and analyze studies on relevant topics. Develop and update fact sheets, reports, etc. based on this research, both independently and in collaboration with other research staff. Primary areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to, state and national tobacco prevalence data, tobacco industry marketing and new products, state tobacco prevention programs and health effects of tobacco product use.
  • Assist in gathering, managing and organizing large datasets in Microsoft Excel. Update materials and respond to requests using these data.
  • Assist in the monitoring and collection of tobacco industry “bad acts” and new products, maintain collection of tobacco products and direct mail.
  • Provide information, analysis, and support to state-based advocates on various tobacco control policies and issues relevant to the advocacy efforts of the Campaign.
  • Develop command of information resources of the Campaign and respond to inquiries from staff, partners, media, and the public for information.
  • Assist in organizing Research Department Resources – publications, fact sheets, presentations, etc. and assist in tracking and locating new research.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Support other work of the Campaign in advocating and implementing effective tobacco control policies. 
  • Perform other duties as directed by Vice Presidents, Research.


  • Demonstrated experience working with numbers, data, and research studies.
  • Excellent research, organizing, and writing skills.
  • Knowledge of research methods, including design and analysis, to understand research, evaluate for applicability, and translate for tobacco control policy formulation and advocacy.
  • Experience with a variety of computer software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Excel.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment while juggling multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Ability to interact and communicate with individuals at all levels of the organization, both written and orally.
  • Diligent attention to detail. Team player attitude.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.  Master’s degree in public health, public policy, or similar field preferred.
  • Research experience in tobacco control, or public health, preferred. Legislative or political experience helpful. 
  • The ideal candidate will have at least three to five years of professional experience.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please email a cover letter, resume, writing sample and salary history to: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Please reference the position code RM: 07 in the subject line of your email.  Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.


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Tobacco by the Numbers

  • 480,000: Annual tobacco-related deaths in U.S.
  • $170 billion: Annual tobacco-related health care costs in U.S.
  • 5.6 million: U.S. kids under 18 alive today who will ultimately die from smoking (unless smoking rates decline)
  • Six million: Annual tobacco-related deaths worldwide
  • 600,000: Annual deaths worldwide caused by secondhand smoke
  • One billion: Worldwide deaths from tobacco this century unless urgent action is taken