Strategic Tobacco Industry Campaigns Associate – TakeAPart Initiative

Global Health Advocacy Incubator / Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career / Advanced
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Dec 30

Position description

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (the Campaign) seeks nominations and applications for a Strategic Tobacco Industry Campaigns Associate to play a leading role in efforts to isolate, discredit, and neutralize the tobacco industry through our new program, TakeAPart.

TakeAPart is a play on the idea that we aim to take apart the tobacco industry's power and also to provide opportunities for anyone in the world to take a part in the movement to break the link between tobacco companies and policy makers. To do this, we are building a global community of TakeAPart activists and a talented team to lead the program.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of one of the world’s leading corporate accountability efforts and work with cutting edge social media strategies and new crowdsourcing technology. The Strategic Tobacco Industry Campaigns Associate will report to and work closely with the Associate Director of Strategic Tobacco Industry Campaigns and head of the TakeAPart initiative to develop campaigns in support of tobacco control policy objectives and organizations in targeted countries.

Key areas of focus for the position include:

  1. Analyze critical tobacco industry business relationships and practices, identify points of vulnerability, and design appropriate campaigns to isolate them.
  2. Respond rapidly to developments and campaign opportunities, ensuring our global activist community is promptly informed and engaged, as well as identifying and maximizing opportunities for campaign escalation.
  3. Manage TakeAPart’s online advocacy portfolio – identifying, drafting, and publishing daily content for our 350k+ social media community, proposing, drafting, and publishing new engagement opportunities on, and manage updates to the site.
  4. Collaborate with partners in low-and middle-income countries to develop and implement campaigns to expose tobacco industry efforts to influence policy-makers and undermine the policy process.
  5. Prepare campaign materials including reports, fact sheets, presentations, briefing papers, online resources, and toolkits.
  6. Help lead the development and implementation of campaign training for the Campaign’s grantees and partners.

This position is based in Washington, DC and is open to US citizens and other applicants possessing a work Visa permitting long-term, permanent employment in the US.




The TakeAPart team is part of the Campaign’s international program and staffed with passionate, creative, and strategically minded corporate campaigners.  We are motivated by the opportunity to isolate, discredit and neutralize an industry that causes incalculable suffering around the world, and to influence public policy for the betterment of people in middle- and low-income countries. We are looking for someone who shares our passion and is experienced in the development and implementation of corporate accountability campaigns and in training and supporting others to successfully implement such campaigns.

The ideal candidate will possess the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experience:

  • Experience conducting industry and corporate research to inform strategy including marketing, financial performance, business strategy, and/or competitive environment.
  • Efficient and able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience in administering online, social media, and/or mobile advocacy campaigns – including drafting content and analyzing social media campaign performance.
  • Excellent writing, speaking and editing skills (English). Fluency in another language including French, Spanish, Hindi, Bahasa, or other preferred.
  • Experience working at the international level/in cross-cultural settings.
  • Possess strong attention to detail.
  • Ability and desire to travel overseas.
  • Bachelors’ degree required.
  • Minimum 3-4 years relevant experience.

Application instructions

More information about the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids may be found at:

Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume or CV, and information – including campaign materials or web links about industry-focused campaigns you have worked, should be addressed to: [email protected]. Please reference the position code: CA/TAP/08 in the subject line of your email.

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