National Specialist, Cessation Policy (D.C. #1819-50)

Job Type

Full Time




District of Columbia
United States


The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for an National Specialist, Cessation Policy to join our incredible team in the Washington D.C. office.  Working as a member of the Advocacy and Public Policy, 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. 

In this role, you will be responsible for supporting the American Lung Association’s national leadership on cessation policy issues. This person will be responsible for engaging stakeholders, drafting and distributing products on tobacco cessation coverage and health systems change, and providing technical assistance on tobacco cessation coverage and health systems change as part of a major multi-year federal grant. This person will manage data collection for a second major multi-year federal grant on tobacco cessation coverage policy. she/he will also monitor and summarize state tobacco control legislation that will be used in the Lung Association’s online database, SLATI, and assist with annual advocacy day on Capitol Hill. This is a grant funded position. 


  • Provide technical assistance on tobacco cessation coverage and health systems change issues to state public health programs, community –based organizations and other stakeholders.
  • Manage collection, analysis and dissemination of coverage data for tobacco cessation treatment in state Medicaid programs.          
  • Assisting in advancing tobacco cessation coverage through writing journal articles and creating resources. 
  • Write and update factsheets, comment letters, webpages and other American Lung Association documents as appropriate.     
  • Manage listservs and webinars related to grant deliverables and assist with drafting and keeping up to date website materials.                           
  • Using state legislative tracking system monitor, review, analyze and summarize pending and final state tobacco control legislation and input results into publicly viewed database. 
  • Collaborate with national staff on annual advocacy day on Capitol Hill. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, health policy or related field. 
  • Two to three years of strong substantive work experience/internship in health policy, tobacco cessation, Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, health systems policy. 
  • Ability to research and analyze health plans, federal and state statutes, policies and legislation with attention to detail.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Excellent computer skills and familiarity with database programs. 
  • Ability to work well independently. 
  • Consistent with its mission, the American Lung Association maintains a smokefree 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.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


To apply send cover letter and resume and salary requirements to (include job title and job number in subject of email):

Human Resources Department

American Lung Association


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