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Program Associate, Strategic Partnerships

Jul 30, 2020

Summary Description:

The Program Associate works with the Strategic Partnerships Team to support outreach and advocacy for the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.  This position is based in Washington, D.C. and is open to applicants who can permanently work in the U.S.  This position reports to the Director of Outreach and Advocacy. 


Partnership Work  

  • Assist Director of Advocacy and Outreach with the management of a national coalition that works on tobacco issues.
  • Assist in the development of presentations, reports and other materials used in outreach, policy, advocacy and accountability efforts with partner groups.
  • Manage and maintain database systems for Strategic Partnerships including listserve lists and support information to partners and coalition members.
  • Research potential partner/coalition organizations.
  • Assist with the process of gaining support from partner and coalition members to sign on to tobacco-related letters.
  • Assist Strategic Partnerships Team with outreach communications, including coordinating, formatting, and sending of letters electronically to Congressional offices and coalition partners.

Youth Advocacy Team Support

  • Assist in planning and coordinating annual Capitol Hill Day for National Youth Ambassadors.
  • Assist with Youth Advocacy team’s efforts to engage CTFK youth ambassadors in targeted legislative advocacy activities throughout the year.
  • Track programming of Youth Advocacy Team training and events.

Administrative Program Support

  • Work with the Strategic Partnerships team to manage and track partnership agreements, grants, contracts and deliverables. This includes assisting with the calendar/deliverables, creating contracts, coordinating signature process, etc.
  • Schedule meetings, track events, and support activities of the VP of Strategic Partnerships and other team members as necessary.
  • Administer process of contract payments to consultants, vendors and/or payees. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 


  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Experience in conducting basic research on issues including those that may be legislative and regulatory in nature.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment while juggling and coordinating multiple projects and deadlines 
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently with only general supervision
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and organizational skills
  • General understanding of the legislative process
  • Interest or commitment to tobacco control
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Two years of government relations, non-profit advocacy, Capitol Hill, alliance support or related experience preferred

To Apply

To apply for this position, please email a cover letter, resume, writing sample and salary history to  Please reference the position code PASP: 03 in the subject line of your e-mail.  Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.  No phone calls please.

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

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a leading force in the fight to reduce tobacco use and its deadly toll in the United States and around the world. Our vision: A future free of the death and disease caused by tobacco. We work to save lives by advocating for public policies that prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit and protect everyone from secondhand smoke.