Join the Team

The Physician Advocacy Network is hiring a Program Coordinator- consider joining our team!

About the Physician Advocacy Network
The Physician Advocacy Network (PAN) is a project of Twin Cities Medical Society that works to educate, engage and empower advocates in order to reduce commercial tobacco use across Minnesota. Last year alone, the PAN supported the passage of 8 local policies, advocated for statewide change, and educated over 1,000 health care professionals and students about e-cigarettes, menthol tobacco and trends in youth tobacco use. Because we know that tobacco use disproportionately impacts people of color, people with behaviors and substance abuse issues and the LGBTQ community, the PAN is dedicated to addressing and preventing tobacco-related health inequities. 

Curious where we stand on e-cigarettes? The PAN works to prevent all youth tobacco use, including e-cigarettes, and supports the use of FDA approved tobacco cessation devices for people who are trying to quit smoking.


About the Program Coordinator Role
The Project Coordinator is an integral part of the PAN team who works alongside the Project Manager to reduce tobacco use by educating health professionals about tobacco products and engaging them in public policy advocacy. As Project Coordinator, you’ll have ownership over projects, develop relationships with community partners, and have the opportunity to improve the health of Minnesota’s communities.

This is a part time position (20 hours per week). Pay is $24/hour and this position is not benefits eligible (with the exception of vacation and sick leave). The PAN has been grant funded since 2015. The project is currently funded through January 31, 2019, with plans to re-apply for future funding. Twin Cities Medical Society is committed to equal opportunity employment; diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

As Project Coordinator, your responsibilities will include:

Communications (40%)

  • Promote the Physician Advocacy Network through material development, social media, webpage updates and other advertising opportunities
  • Assist in the design and development of materials including educational patient materials, advocacy postcards, etc.
  • Create content and disseminate monthly e-newsletter to physicians and coalition partners
  • Write and edit communications, including letters of support and action alerts

Education and Advocacy (40%)

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of research related e-cigarettes and new tobacco products to refine resources with the latest scientific findings and evidence based recommendations
  • Attend healthcare conferences as an exhibitor
  • Assist with connecting physicians to local public policy discussions
  • Organize and engage University of Minnesota health science students, including medical, nursing and public health students, in tobacco control advocacy
  • Assist the Project Manager in delivering presentations to health care professionals and community groups

Administrative Support (20%)

  • Support the Project Manager by scheduling meetings, compiling evaluations, etc.
  • Assist with the planning and details of physician and medical student trainings
  • Maintain database to record and evaluate physician training sites, attendees, and advocacy participation
  • Work alongside the Project Manager to coordinate PAN Advisory Council communications and attend Advisory Council meetings

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be a team player who can work collaboratively with a variety of community partners
  • Be able to meet quickly changing priorities while keeping projects on track – no two days are the same for this position
  • Be able to produce high quality work while working independently
  • Have a passion for health equity and a commitment to advancing your own cultural competency
  • Have a track record of well-developed written communication skills
  • Have experience creating and managing online content (webpages, e-news, etc.)
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Have experience working in one or more of the following areas: with physicians, in health care, in public health, and/or in advocacy or public policy
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience

To Apply
lease send your resume and cover letter to Annie Krapek at akrapek@metrodoctors.com by the end of the day on June 27th. Interviews are expected to be conducted in July.