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Position announcement - ClearWay Minnesota

Tuesday, October 29, 2013  
Posted by: Natalia Gromov

ClearWay MinnesotaSM is seeking a Cessation Manager that will lead our efforts to integrate tobacco dependence treatment into routine health care in Minnesota through health systems change. This person will:

* Monitor the health care environment so we can capitalize on relevant trends;

* Plan and implement health systems change initiatives for tobacco dependence treatment;

* Manage grants and contracts that support our health systems change work;

* Provide technical assistance;

* Partner within and outside the organization to foster health systems change; and

* Participate in efforts to evaluate this work.

ClearWay Minnesota has a goal of ensuring that all Minnesotans have access to comprehensive tobacco dependence treatment. This is a mission-critical position to help us achieve this goal. This position is located in ClearWay Minnesota's Cessation Department and reports to the Director of Cessation Programs. Some travel, both in-state and out-of-state, is required.

Candidates must have:

* At least a Bachelor's degree in public health, nursing, public policy, public administration, or a relevant field (Master's degree preferred)

* At least three years of experience in large-scale project planning and implementation of policy and systems change interventions for disease prevention or health care quality improvement, particularly with health care systems, clinics and providers

Other desired experience and knowledge includes:

* Experience in project management

* Experience providing technical assistance

* Experience working with diverse stakeholders at the local and state level, including health care providers, clinics and clinic systems, and health plans

* Experience in grants or contracts administration

* Understanding of health care delivery systems and health care policies that impact health systems change

ClearWay MinnesotaSM is an independent nonprofit organization established to eliminate the harm that tobacco causes the people of Minnesota. Our mission is to enhance life for all Minnesotans by reducing tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke through research, action and collaboration. Funded with 3 percent of the state's tobacco settlement, ClearWay Minnesota's work encompasses cessation services, public policy activities, research, media campaigns and community outreach. Located near the Mall of America, ClearWay Minnesota offers a competitive salary and benefits in a fast-paced, collegial work environment.

Applicants should email a letter of introduction and resume by November 21, 2013 to Pamela Johnson, search consultant, at For more information about ClearWay Minnesota, see

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