Tobacco-Related Laws Policy Analyst: Policy Evaluation Tracking System (PETS)

Posted May 2022

American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation (no-smoke.org)
Position: Full-Time, 40 hours/week
Salary Range: $50,000 – $57,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

The American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation (www.no-smoke.org) is looking to expand its Policy Surveillance Team, with a focus on fulfilling a multi-year contract for the California Tobacco Control Program (CTCP). The Team maintains a database of state and local tobacco control laws, and provides information from the database to public health partners, advocates, researchers, and the media. The Team is also responsible for populating a database for CTCP’s Policy Evaluation Tracking System (PETS). We are looking for a new team member who will be focused solely on PETS. This person should have experience analyzing local laws, ideally public health/tobacco-related policies, ideally possess a law degree, and be articulate, energetic, organized, and detail-oriented.

The Policy Analyst: PETS position is perfect for those who would enjoy any or all of the following: analyzing local laws (training will be provided); communicating with local governments in California by phone and in writing; gathering and processing information; seeking out and working to resolve inconsistencies; navigating/utilizing Access Databases; and doing internet research.

The position is full-time, 40 hours per week. The new team member will be a member of, and work closely with, the Policy Surveillance Team, which is comprised of the Director of Data Management and Analysis, Senior Policy Analyst, three Policy Analysts, a Policy Assistant, and a part time Law and Policy Acquisitions Specialist. The Policy Analysts report to the Senior Policy Analyst. As a part of the PETS team, the new team member will also work with our President and CEO, our Project Coordinator, and our Project and Policy Manager.

Responsibilities include:

  • Analyzing local California tobacco control laws, including clean indoor air; clean outdoor air; Sales/Distribution, including menthol and other flavored tobacco products; Youth Access; Advertising, including content-neutral advertising and signage; and Conditional Use Permits, per established organizational analysis guidelines.
  • Performing data entry of policy provision variables and other information from analysis forms into the U.S. Tobacco Control Laws Database.
  • Assisting with acquiring local tobacco control laws as needed via phone, email, or government websites, and incorporating into our electronic inventory of law documents.
  • Preparing laws for analysis (assembling electronic batches of laws with appropriate accompanying forms).
  • Participating in other law-related research projects and data entry as assigned.
  • Assisting in compilation and editing of quarterly smokefree laws lists.
  • Attending working group meetings, including Policy Team, and both internal and external (with the State) PETS check-ins.
  • Assisting program and other staff as needed.
  • Other projects and duties as assigned.

Physical Demands/Environment:

  • Work area may be noisy on occasion (shared workspace).
  • Currently most staff is working remotely, but returning to work in the Berkeley office is expected once the COVID rates are lower and the President and CEO makes the decision to implement a return to the office plan. Working part of the time remotely may be considered as part of such a plan for this position.
  • The position requires manual dexterity/ability to perform repetitive tasks. Some time will be spent on electronic database records management – moving between fields, hunting and pecking, inputting information, typing, as well as doing Internet research, and making phone calls.

Qualifications – Required:

  • 2-5 years’ experience performing legal analysis (in a legal, government, or relevant non-profit setting preferred).
  • Excellent attention to detail, yet comfortable shifting to see the bigger picture.
  • Excellent command of verbal and written English.
  • Basic database navigation proficiency (in Microsoft Access preferred).
  • Basic proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to adapt and pivot as changes to the CTCP analysis process arise and priorities shift. Analysis for the PETS project is extremely dense, and requires mental flexibility while the team works through and troubleshoots.

Qualifications – Preferred:

  • JD Degree strongly preferred.
  • Interest in health policy and advocacy.
  • Previous experience analyzing tobacco-related laws and policies.
  • In accordance with Pub. Contract Code §10353, priority consideration will be given to qualified recipients of aid under Welfare and Institutions Code Section 11200.

Salary: $50,000 – $57,000, dependent upon experience.  Excellent benefits package.  This is a full-time position.

Send resume and a cover letter via email to: JobsPolSurv@no-smoke.orgNote that applications without a cover letter will not be considered.  Please be aware that, since the position requires excellent attention to detail, letters and resumes with typos or grammatical errors will not be considered.  We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to building a diverse staff that represents the populations and communities we serve.  People of all ages, ancestry, race, disability, gender, gender identity, religion, and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply.  No calls please.

Operations Assistant

Posted May 2022

American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation (no-smoke.org)
Position: Part-Time, 20 hours/week (50% time)
Salary Range: $27 – $31/hour, commensurate with experience and qualifications

Summary:  The ANR Foundation is a Berkeley-based nonprofit organization seeking an Technical Operations Assistant who will employ their technical expertise in support of the organization’s mission. A candidate with the right balance of experience and skills will find this position rewarding and well-compensated. Note:  This position does require proximity to a Berkeley-based office for required on-site tasks.

Responsibilities:

This position will provide staff with top-notch network and computer support. The ANR Foundation operates a Windows-based network encompassing one file server, 15 desktop computers in our Berkeley office, and 22 computers and laptops accessing our network remotely.

Required technical skills and experience include: proficiency with Windows network configurations, operating systems, and software (e.g. Office/MS 365 programs); troubleshooting and documenting on-site and remote computer/network issues; communicating with non-technical staff on and documenting computer and software procedures; recommending and implementing hardware and software upgrades to support operations; supporting web-conferencing (e.g. Zoom); and identifying, preventing, and resolving cybersecurity threats.

Desirable skills and experience include: iOS/Mac devices; database management; Cloud storage management; SQL programming; WordPress coding; social media management; applying technology to public benefit issues.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will be: organized, resourceful and flexible; tenacious in problem-solving, and patient and respectful when communicating technical issues with non-technical staff; blessed with an analytical mindset; in their element when performing detail-oriented tasks, and committed to ongoing self-development in IT practices.

Required Experience and Education include:

  • 1-2 years providing support for small to medium-sized Windows networks and their computer systems, including support to remote users
  • Some formal undergraduate training and/or education in IT subjects.

Our Work Environment:

Our team is currently tele-commuting; however, once it is safe to return to the workplace, resuming work in the Berkeley office is expected, though continuing to work part of the time remotely will be considered. This position will need to be available to go into the office to do occasional troubleshooting and maintenance, even during this time.

We pride ourselves on providing a supportive and inclusive team environment. Benefits include generous PTO and sick leave, jury duty coverage, medical and dental insurance support, 403b Retirement Plan, and other benefits based on years of service. For this position, the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation is open to considering some reimbursement of pertinent technical education courses, webinars, and publications.

HOW TO APPLY:

Apply at:
https://app.trinethire.com/companies/16180-american-nonsmokers-rights/jobs/60389-technical-operations-assistant

Complete the application fully, including resume and a cover letter . Note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

The American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and committed to building a diverse staff that represents the populations and communities we serve. People of all ages, ancestry, race, disability, gender, gender identity, religion, and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply. No calls please.

The American Nonsmokers’ Rights (ANR) Foundation is a 501(c)3, educational nonprofit organization, which creates comprehensive programs to prevent the harmful effects of secondhand smoke and smoking among youth and adults. Incorporated in 1984, the organization has more than 35 years of experience promoting prevention and education about smoking, secondhand smoke, and exposing tobacco industry interference with public health policies. Our goals include educating the public about the health effects of secondhand smoke and the benefits of smokefree environments. Ultimately, our efforts are intended to create a smokefree generation of Americans that rejects tobacco use and is savvy to tobacco industry tactics. Our sister organization is Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights.

Work with a great team while saving lives!

The American Nonsmokers’ Rights (ANR) Foundation will be recruiting for a variety of full- and part-time positions at several levels of seniority. We are especially interested in candidates who would like to work in general operations including finance, IT, and executive/administrative support, as well as legal/public health laws analysis.

We would love to hear from potential candidates even if they are not sure what exact role would be the best fit. Please email your resume and cover letter to jobs@no-smoke.org and tell us why you would like to work with us to protect the health and safety of all workers by expanding smokefree protections. Specific job descriptions will be posted soon. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until positions are filled.

Our team is currently tele-commuting; however, once it is safe to return to the workplace, resuming work in the Berkeley, California, office is expected, though continuing to work part of the time remotely will be considered. We pride ourselves on providing a supportive and inclusive team environment. Benefits include generous PTO and sick leave, jury duty coverage, medical and dental insurance options, 403b Retirement Plan, and other benefits based on years of service.

The American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and committed to building a diverse staff that represents the populations and communities we serve. People of all ages, ancestry, race, disability, gender, gender identity, religion, and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply. No calls please.

MEET THE TEAM

The American Nonsmokers’ Rights (ANR) Foundation is a 501(c)3, educational nonprofit organization, which creates comprehensive programs to prevent the harmful effects of secondhand smoke and smoking among youth and adults. Incorporated in 1984, the organization has more than 35 years of experience promoting prevention and education about smoking, secondhand smoke, and exposing tobacco industry interference with public health policies. Our goals include educating the public about the health effects of secondhand smoke and the benefits of smokefree environments. Ultimately, our efforts are intended to create a smokefree generation of Americans that rejects tobacco use and is savvy to tobacco industry tactics. Our sister organization is Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights.