The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for a Specialist, Health Promotions to join our incredible team in the Southeast Region. Working as a member of the Health Promotions & Education Team, you will join an outstanding group of professionals dedicated to our mission: to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy.
The Specialist, Health Promotions position is an exempt, grant-funded position responsible for implementing the deliverables for the Mississippi Asthma grant as well as promoting the American Lung Association in the assigned territory.
- Work with the project director to develop, implement and evaluate a public health education program that will focus on lung health awareness and the Mississippi Department of Health Asthma grant.
- Facilitate a lung disease education conference in Mississippi to serve health professionals and lung disease patients.
- Build, maintain and cultivate relationships with funders, facilitators, and community partners to encourage program delivery, sustainability, and growth across the Mississippi area, including signature ALA programs.
- Coordinate all aspects of grant projects activities, including trainings, presentations, education health fairs, etc. and serve as lead for these activities.
- Develop and effectively utilize timelines and work plans to ensure completion of program deliverables.
- Explore opportunities to connect and enhance collaborations throughout the Lung Association.
- Contribute to quarterly progress reports and monthly reporting of grant activities.
- Research and implement best practices for Asthma programs within priority populations.
- Collaborate with project director in growing American Lung Association programs within assigned territory.
- Provide outreach, programmatic, fund development support for Mississippi office events, such as lung cancer workshop, LUNG FORCE Walk, Conference, and other related activities.
- Actively participate in coalitions identified in the MSDH Program of Work.
- Assist with research on lung health policy and education issues.
- Provide support for annual report, awards, grants and other activities assigned.
- Participate in and support all community related programs.
- Bachelor’s Degree in public health or related field or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
- Minimum 1 year of experience developing and implementing community awareness, education, and programs specifically related to areas of public health.
- Prior experience in public health, community relations, public policy, and/or advocacy.
- Must be a self-starter with excellent communication skills both written and oral.
- Positive attitude with the ability to work independently and in a team environment.
- Required to travel for meetings and conferences as required by the grant.
- Ability to lift approximately 25 lbs. when assisting with local events.
- Able to work with minimum direct supervision, make decisions, and take initiative.
- Proven ability to cultivate and steward relationships across a diverse population.
- Flexibility to work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends with some overnights required. Must have a valid Driver’s license.
- Must be proficient in Microsoft Office.
- Consistent with its mission, the American Lung Association maintains a smoke-free work place; all employees must abstain from tobacco use in any form.
The American Lung Association offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA, LTD, Matching 403(b), Paid Vacation/Sick/Holidays.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please send or e-mail you cover letter and resume with salary requirements to (include job title in subject of email):
Human Resources Department
American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is dedicated to a diverse workforce.
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V