This position is responsible for implementing the Tar Wars program in schools throughout the state. Tar Wars is a nationally recognized program educating school-aged children on the harms of vaping and smoking. The program focuses on 4th and 5th grade - although other education for all school children (K-12) can be provided. Anti-vaping/tobacco education is now mandatory in all Georgia public-schools (as of 2019).
Initial focus areas include the counties surrounding Rome, Gainesville, Macon/Middle Georgia and Savannah/Statesboro with more to come online as funds emerge in other areas.
The Manager must be able to multi-task, offering multiple training opportunities and tailoring outreach that is specific to each community. The goal is for each community to have an ongoing and sustainable educational program that schools give to their schoolchildren annually with support and updates by the Statewide Manager.
Required BS/BA degree with course work in Education, Nursing, Public Health, or other applicable degree. A minimum of 2-3 years related work experience is required. Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills. Individual must be a self-starter with the ability to work with, support, and motivate volunteers in a positive manner. Individual with knowledge and understanding of education and health care preferred, but not essential. Excellent organizational skills mandatory. Must have strong networking, presentation and interpersonal skills and be able to work with a variety of people. Must have ability to travel throughout the state of Georgia with some day trips and a few overnight stays required.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
- Has intimate knowledge of the Tar Wars program; and can offer or provide training on the program.
- Maintains inventory of all curriculum materials and supplies for the Tar Wars classroom kits and provides kits to schools / volunteers on a timely basis.
- Outreaches to school superintendents, teachers, principals, and directors of communications and public engagement to offer our program to their schools and trains volunteers or school personnel to provide the education on a quarterly basis.
- Plans and coordinates monthly trainings on a regular schedule throughout the year.·
- Maintains a database of schools and school contacts.
- Maintains an annual and frequently updated list of Tar Wars presentations that include the school and number of children receiving the education.
- Works with staff to provide ongoing reports to leadership and updates school-based data on smoking rates of children.
- Creates marketing materials and Social Media posts promoting Tar Wars and writes up newsletter articles and other communications to our members and other Tar Wars volunteers.