Metro Omaha Tobacco Action Coalition (MOTAC) Coordinator

$38,000 - $45,000 yearly
  • Heartland Family Service
  • Jan 14, 2022
Full time Other Behavioral Health Positions

Job Description

At Heartland Family Service, we are committed to building a culture that is trauma informed and values and celebrates diversity and inclusion. We believe this allows for better service delivery and innovation, as it encourages our employees to bring various experiences and uniqueness to the workplace.

Trauma Informed Care is an approach to engaging people with histories of trauma that recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role that trauma has played in their lives.  Trauma Informed Care also acknowledges the effects of working with trauma survivors on our workforce, and seeks to build collaborative and supportive working environments and relationships.

If you believe in our mission of creating healthy families and communities, and like a fast pace, collaborative and team-oriented environment, then Heartland Family Service is the agency for you.

Coalition Description 

The Metro Omaha Tobacco Action Coalition (MOTAC) is a dynamic coalition comprised of over 50 health related individuals, organizations, and educational groups. Our mission is to prevent and reduce tobacco use and the accompanying health and economic consequences in the Omaha area via prevention through public policy and education. 


The MOTAC Coordinator is responsible for ensuring the successful implementation of the Tobacco Free Nebraska (TFN) Communities of Excellence grant workplan objectives, activities, and outcomes. The MOTAC Coordinator will serve as the liaison to the grant’s fiscal agent (Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare) while providing support and guidance to sub-grantees with respect to the progress of the workplan and evaluation measures. Other duties may include but are not limited to event planning, maintain media presence, and/or coalition capacity building.  Responsibilities and duties may be required in the evening and weekend to meet the needs of the community. 

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Capacity Building:

  • Network with other Businesses, Organizations, and Individuals to help promote the Coalition and increase membership
  • Seek and attend identified and non-identified community networking opportunities
  • Provide orientation for new members
  • Establish a volunteer database, recruit volunteers
  • Arrange speakers at general meetings; establish speaker pool.

Event Planning:

  •  Coordinate and staff community events as determined by the Media Chair and Committee
  • Organize and plan annual luncheon in conjunction with the Clean Air Committee
  • Coordinate other events as determined by the Executive Board.
  • Increase presence through no cost and earned media methods

Media Initiatives:

  •  Assist Media Chair with the coordination of news releases and resource items
  • Manage MOTAC website and social media sites in partnership with Media Chair;
  • Create, maintain, and distribute a quarterly newsletter in partnership with the Media Chair.
  • Serve as coalition spokesperson for media requests, public events, and other public facing functions.
  • Assist Media Chair in organizing news conferences
  • Coordinate with Media Chair to secure appropriate approvals and distribution of media assets. 


  • Organize, plan, and facilitate monthly coalition meetings
  • Complete monthly reporting
  • Assist in communicating Communities of Excellence work plan objectives and activities with the community
  • Facilitate collaboration and support coalition sub-grantees through end of fiscal year processes, fiscal spend down, and RFA preparation
  • Assist with logistics of MOTAC storage unit, coalition equipment and incentives
  • Assist the Executive Board, as needed, in completion of meeting minutes, agendas and activities
  • Participate in professional and team development activities
  • Respond to calls and emails received through MOTAC in a timely manner. Answer and return phone calls and emails to MOTAC within 24hrs
  • *Display a courteous and caring attitude at all times with clientele, volunteers, and visitors of the agency and be eager and enthusiastic while serving in this position.
  • *Must be able to cooperate, collaborate and provide direction for program area staff, volunteers, other agency staff, coalition board and its members.
  • *Is dependable and punctual regarding scheduling and attendance and will abide by all specific program and agency/organization procedures, policies, and requirements.
  • *Team-oriented, results focused, and innovative.
  • *Creates, maintains and shares as appropriate a dynamic self-care plan.
  • * Strives to make connections between the agency and the larger community whenever possible in order to contribute to the agency’s ongoing fundraising and friend-raising efforts.
  • * Essential functions of this job are to be performed on company physical work site
  • Perform other duties as assigned

                                                                                                             *DENOTES ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

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Job Requirements


  • BA/BS required and 3+ years of experience
  • Experience networking in the community
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Valid driver’s license, acceptable driving record
  • Knowledge of non-profits, public health, and marketing
  • Project management experience
  • Media and website experience
  • Must be available on evenings and weekends as needed for coalition event scheduling.
  • Experience with advocacy and capacity building
  • Experience in tobacco prevention, public health, and/or health policy a plus


Leadership- Good managers should be able to lead the employees they manage. Leadership traits include coaching, emotional stability, enthusiasm and self-assurance, Warmth and competence are unique qualities of leadership.

Communication- Good managers must be able to communicate well, listen effectively and be aware of nonverbal communication. 

Problem-Solving-Good managers are able to identify and solve problems and take responsibility for problems that arise rather than seeing them as someone else’s responsibility and take an ethical approach to problem-solving.

Accountability- A manager with strong accountability qualities will take action and responsibility for their goals and objectives.

Integrity- Key attributes of a good manager are derivatives of legitimate character and integrity. 

Initiative and Creativity- Plans work and carries out tasks without detailed instructions; makes constructive suggestions; prepares for problems or opportunities in advance; undertakes additional responsibilities; responds to situations as they arise with minimal supervision; creates novel solutions to problems; evaluates new technology as potential solutions to existing problems. 



(The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions).

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


(Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions).        

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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