Counter Tools is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was founded in 2012 in Carrboro, NC with the vision that everyone should have the opportunity to live a healthy life in a healthy, equitable place. What started out as a warehouse of resources ( has expanded to become a national public health organization utilizing the best available science and an evidence-based model of change. Counter Tools is focused on assisting state- and local-level partners in the effort to reduce the detrimental impact of products that are harmful to health–like tobacco, alcohol, and unhealthy food–at the consumer’s point of exposure and access: the retail environment. A team of public health experts, we offer extensive training, technical assistance, and technology in order to increase their partners’ capacity to build healthier communities for all.

Counter Tools has partnered with 26 state agencies as well as several local (regional, county, or city) agencies, national organizations, and universities on projects ranging from implementing and enforcing health-promoting local policies to conducting and disseminating research. Counter Tools has an annual operating budget of $1.2M and a team of 10-15 employees plus contractors and vendors. Counter Tools also hosts Master’s practicum students and capstone teams when possible.

If you have…

  • Experience in public policy, communications, grassroots organizing, or urban planning, with a focus on health;
  • Experience in place-based consultative storytelling and data analyses;
  • Experience in tobacco control and prevention;
  • Strong project management skills managing complex, multifaceted projects resulting in measurable successes and program growth;
  • Assertive and concise verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to detail; and
  • Strong writing skills

…we want to hear from you!

All of our positions are remote. We may require travel to partner-states as needed, as well as a site selected by leadership in Carrboro, NC at least once a year. All employees must provide internet, phone, and an appropriate place to work while in remote location of choice.

Full time jobs include health, dental, vision insurance, and 401K plan. To express your interest in working at Counter Tools, please send your CV or resume and a letter to Beth Turner at [email protected].

Orange County Living Wage

We strongly encourage applications from diverse individuals, including but not limited to diversity in such characteristics as race/ethnicity, color, national origin, age, socioeconomic background, religion, creed, veteran’s status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation and disability. Counter Tools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are important to Counter Tools and are core values in the work we do. We empower and equip communities with the resources, knowledge, and understanding necessary to combat racism, health disparities, and inequality. Change starts from within, and we are holding ourselves accountable to improve as an organization by applying an equity, diversity, and inclusion lens to both our internal operations and externally with our partners and clients.

Read Counter Tools stance on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.