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Executive Vice President, U.S. Programs

Jun 9, 2022


The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, a leader in the fight to reduce tobacco use and its devastating consequences in the United States and around the world, is seeking a dynamic, talented Executive Vice President of its US programs.  The Campaign strives to prevent kids from smoking, helps smokers quit, and protect everyone from secondhand smoke, by changing public attitudes and public policies on tobacco.  This is a unique opportunity for a passionate and savvy executive to play a pivotal role in improving public health in the US and abroad.  

The Executive Vice President (EVP), U.S. Programs, is responsible for the formulation, supervision and management of the Campaign’s U.S. programs, staff and budget, including the Campaign’s advocacy at the federal, state and local level and the Campaign’s U.S.-focused research, communications, partnership coordination, legal and youth advocacy work.  

The EVP is responsible for ensuring that the policies and programs of the Campaign’s U.S. activities support the Campaign’s mission and policies, that the Campaign meets its goals and objectives in a timely manner, and that the U.S. units and teams work cooperatively and effectively with each other and with all other components of the Campaign. 

The EVP reports directly to the President supervises Program heads in each unit and is a member of the Campaign’s Executive Committee. This is a D.C. based position that operates under a Hybrid model with weekly time in the office and work from home.  Full COVID-19 vaccinations required.  

Primary Duties

  • Management and supervision of the Campaign’ U.S. staff including ensuring   coordination between teams, including communications, research, federal, state and youth advocacy, and legal staff;
  • Formulation and implementation of the Campaign’s U.S. programs:
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of strategic plans and organizational priorities for the Campaign’s U.S. activity;
    • Provide leadership for the formulation of U.S. policy positions, goals, objectives, and strategies on issues relating to tobacco control;
  • Help maintain and build upon the Campaign’s reputation as a leader and good partner in tobacco control;
  • Develop and monitor the Campaign’s U.S. budget, working with staff to ensure that resources and strategic priorities are aligned; and
  • Work closely with the EVP for the Campaign’s global program to coordinate policy positions and activities between the Campaign’s U.S. and global programs;
  • Serve as representative of and spokesperson for the Campaign;
  • Establish and maintain good working relations with NGOs and others involved in tobacco control;
  • As part of senior management of the Campaign, assist in fundraising efforts, including developing and building relationships with donors, political leaders and the media;
  • Continue to build and support a cohesive, dedicated and highly effective staff; and  
  • Carry out all responsibilities in close coordination with the President and carry out such other duties as assigned by the President. 

Required Skills

Requirements include:

  • At least 10 years in a senior leadership role within a substantial advocacy organization, government agency or for-profit corporation, with at least 5 years of experience in a senior management supervisory role;
  • Exceptional strategic thinking ability and demonstrated success in planning and implementing programs;
  • Knowledge of major legislative issues and related political landscape;
  • Strong skills and experience in fundraising;
  • Proven financial and organizational, and personnel management skills;
  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills;
  • Understanding of evolving communications and information technologies;
  • Experience in policy work and/or issue campaigns and/or tobacco control issues;
  • Experience and success in teambuilding and consensus building;
  • Strong written and oral communications skills;
  • Ability to work under tight time constraints;
  • Capitol Hill or Administration experience is a plus.

How to Apply

Your application should include a short cover letter and resume. Also, please include your potential start date and salary expectation in an email to: ERaitt@tobaccofreekids.org. Please reference the position code:  EVP/03 in the subject line of your email. No Phone calls please. 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.