The program and policy coordinator will assist in the implementation of the Louisiana Comprehensive Cancer Control (LCP) plan state wide. The coordinator will directly assist by coordinating the Louisiana Colorectal Cancer Roundtable and facilitate efforts around policy and environmental changes for the Louisiana Healthy Communities Coalition (LHCC). The coordinator will be responsible for tracking policy changes at state and local levels, and informing and educating others about evidence based policy interventions statewide for tobacco and obesity (active living, healthy eating). This position is located in New Orleans, LA. Statewide travel is necessary. A strong interest in working on the social determinants of health is preferred.

Qualifications: Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Health Education, or a related field and three years professional level experience organizing events, communicating with health care providers, reporting to the CDC, & coordinating diverse, community stakeholders. A Bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field with two years experience in public policy, advocacy, community engagement, or leading health related coalitions may substitute for the degree discipline.

LSU Health New Orleans is committed to leveraging diversity as an educational resource and an institutional core value. We seek candidates who will contribute to a climate where students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds have equitable access and success opportunities. As an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, we welcome all to apply without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

The LSU Health Sciences Center – New Orleans School (LSUHSC, N.O.) of Public Health is one of six professional schools within the University. The School of Public Health (SPH) provides five Master’s level, three PhD level, and one Bachelor’s level program in addition to its numerous research and service programs in order to advance the public’s health and well-being through education, research and service with a focus on issues affecting Louisiana. For additional information about SPH please visit: https://sph.lsuhsc.edu

LSUHSC, N.O. offers a competitive benefits package including health insurance, financial protection plans, retirement plans, and generous paid time off policies. For additional information please visit: https://www.lsuhsc.edu/administration/hrm/benefits-about.aspx.