CAI, a training, technical assistance, and research-to-practice nonprofit organization, is seeking a highly motivated professional for the full-time position of Research Study Coordinator. The Research Study Coordinator will work under the Director, Division of Community and Stakeholder Engagement to Promote Health Equity, and closely with the Research Study Director and other key staff to assist in the implementation of an exciting CDC-funded research study that will evaluate an ongoing initiative, “Black people Against Tobacco,” located in Jackson, MS. Funded from 2021-2026, Black people Against Tobacco is an innovative project that will educate, engage, and empower the Black community in Jackson, Mississippi to fight back against the predatory tobacco industry and increase their ability to advocate for stronger, locally or regionally driven tobacco-control and prevention policies and practices. The successful candidate must live in Jackson, MS, and have strong knowledge and connections to local community-based organizations. Tobacco control experience is desired but not mandatory.
This position will be required to work directly with the Director, Division of Community and Stakeholder Engagement to Promote Health Equity and the Jackson Research Study Director and Project BAT team to coordinate the day-to-day functioning of the study to advocate for policies that restrict the sales of menthol and other flavored tobacco products and to build momentum for tobacco-control policy reforms across "Tobacco Nation”. The project accomplishes this by using a community-driven approach for mobilization and policy reform that specifically focuses on engaging community segments that have historically been marginalized in policy-related conversations. The project will also utilize a process of creative problem solving to learn from these individuals firsthand how they perceive the problem of menthol, strategize ways to address it within their community, and educate them on how to advocate for policy change.
Must possess a valid driver’s license; proof of auto liability insurance; and have the use of a personal vehicle for work-related purposes.
In keeping with CAI’s “safety first” approach during the COVID-19 epidemic, to ensure the health of our employees and the public whom we interact with, we are requiring all CAI employees to receive COVID-19 vaccinations within 6 weeks of their hire date. (If someone is unable to obtain a vaccine due to a medical/disability or religious reason, they may contact CAI’s HR department; contact information will be provided as part of the interview process.)
The salary range for this position is $35,000- $45,000, with excellent benefits and working conditions. Apply for this job.
CAI, a training, technical assistance, and research-to-practice nonprofit organization, is seeking a highly motivated professional for the full-time position of Research Study Coordinator. The Research Study Coordinator will work…