Specialist, Health Promotions (MS #1819-45)

Job Type

Full Time

Published

09/27/2018

Address

Flowood
Mississippi
United States

Description

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. 


Responsibilities

  • 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.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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.  

Benefits

The American Lung Association offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA, LTD, Matching 403(b), Paid Vacation/Sick/Holidays.

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

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

Email: alahr@lung.org


The American Lung Association is dedicated to a diverse workforce.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V


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