Tobacco Prevention Advocate


Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

“The Ain Dah Yung Center provides a healing place within the community for American Indian youth and families to thrive in safety and wholeness.”

The Ninijanisag “Our Children” Program

Tobacco Prevention Advocate

SALARY: DOQ Full-time exempt position with excellent benefits. Predominately daytime hours, however some evening and weekend hours may be required. Flexibility necessary.


The Tobacco Prevention Advocate, within the Ain Dah Yung Center’s Ninijanisag (Our Children) Program, will decrease the risk factor of non-traditional tobacco use among participant youth by engaging them in cultural education activities centered in the traditional use of tobacco. This position is responsible for engaging community youth and facilitating groups, both in -house and within the community, focused on the prevention of commercial tobacco use with youth ages 8 -17. In addition, this position is responsible for outreach to schools, agencies, and the larger community. The Tobacco Prevention Advocate works to build a strong sense of leadership with the youth they work with.


Must have at least 2 years of college in human services or related field. A Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or related field is preferred.


Must have at least 5 years of experience working with youth in group settings. Must be knowledgeable of the American Indian culture and values with a strong knowledge of the history and traditional use of tobacco. Excellent organizational and data collection skills a must.


Must have valid MN Driver’s License and pass DHS Background Check.

CLOSING DATE: Until Filled

If interested, please email cover letter and resumé to [email protected] or mail to Ain Dah Yung Center, 1089 Portland Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota 55104, or fax at (651) 224-5136. For more information about the Ain Dah Yung Center, visit us at

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