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Strategic Partnerships Program Associate

Jan 15, 2021

Summary Description:

The Program Associate works with the Strategic Partnerships Team to coordinate and support outreach and advocacy for the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.  This position is based in Washington, D.C. and reports to the VP of Strategic Partnerships.


Partnership Work 

  • Coordinate with the Director of Advocacy and Outreach with support of a national coalition that works on tobacco issues.
  • Coordinate the development of presentations, reports and other materials used in outreach, policy, advocacy and accountability efforts with partner groups.
  • Create, manage and maintain database systems for Strategic Partnerships including listserve lists and support information to partners and coalition members.
  • Manage the research process for potential partner/coalition organizations.
  • Assist with coordinating 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.
  • Outreach to partners groups and track grant deliverables.  
  • Support our state and federal groups with partnership information collaborating with them with sustaining partnership relationships.
  • Support the Strategic Partnership team with ideas, project involvement and coordination.
  • Support the partnership efforts with coordinating with other team members, presenting reports, calendar organization, newsletter development, attending and participating in various internal and external meetings collaboratively. 

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.
  • Oversee process of contract payments to consultants, vendors and/or payees. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 


  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Enthusiastic and outgoing, not afraid to speak up in a professional and well thought out manner
  • 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
  • A willingness to think outside of the box and assist to get projects completed 
  • 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 for this position, please email a cover letter, resume and writing sample to  Please reference the position code SPPA: 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.