Specialist, Health Promotions (MN #1819-33)

Job Type

Full Time




United States


The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for a Specialist, Health Promotions 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 two local projects focused on point of sale and smokefree housing policy, systems, and environmental change in seven counties in Northeastern Minnesota. This is a grant-funded position.


-       Build, maintain and cultivate relationships with funders, facilitators, and community partners to encourage program delivery, sustainability, and growth across Northeastern Minnesota

-       Coordinate all aspects of grant projects activities, including trainings, presentations, community organizing, and coalition building and serve as lead for these activities.

-       Develop and effectively utilize timelines and work plans to ensure completion of grant deliverables.

-       Explore opportunities to connect and enhance collaborations throughout the Lung Association.

-       Contribute to quarterly progress reports and monthly reporting of grant activities.

-       Collaborate with project director in growing American Lung Association programs within assigned territory.

-       Actively participate in coalitions identified in the Minnesota 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 tobacco control 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.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


Please send or e-mail letter of application 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