The American Lung Association has an excellent opportunity for a Specialist, Health Promotions, Clean Air, to join our incredible team in the Upper Midwest Region. Working as a member of the Health Promotion & 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.
In this role, you will be responsible for coordinating, implementing, and evaluating indoor and outdoor air quality projects throughout Illinois, including project management and meeting deliverables, grant writing, budgeting, reporting, and project evaluation. This position is grant-funded.
- Work with the project director to develop, implement and evaluate a public health education program that will focus on indoor and outdoor air quality projects.
- Provide technical support relating to indoor/outdoor air quality. Interpret data of a scientific and technical nature.
- Build, maintain, and cultivate relationships with funders, facilitators, and community partners to encourage program delivery, sustainability, and growth across Illinois.
- Coordinate all aspects of grant project 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 air quality programs within priority populations.
- Collaborate with project director in growing American Lung Association programs within assigned territory.
- Actively participate in coalitions identified in the Illinois Program of Work.
- Assist with research on lung health policy and education issues.
- Participate in and support all community-related programs.
- Provide support for annual reports, awards, grants, and other activities assigned.
- Bachelor’s Degree in public health, environmental studies, biology, chemistry, or related field or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
- Ability to read and write complex technical documents to help interpret data of a scientific and technical nature.
- Knowledge of sustainability programs and general building science or green building standards.
- Radon Measurement and Mitigation License (Science and Technology) required, upon hiring.
- Minimum 1 year of experience developing and implementing community awareness, education, and programs specifically related to areas of public health or environmental science.
- 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 and be able to drive ALA-provided vehicles of different sizes.
- Must be proficient in Microsoft Office. Knowledge of websites, website design, and GIS helpful.
- Consistent with its mission, the American Lung Association maintains a smoke-free workplace; all employees must abstain from tobacco use in any form.