Program Specialist, Asthma (DE #1718-74) | American Lung Association

Program Specialist, Asthma (DE #1718-74)

City: Newark

State: Delaware

The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for a Program Specialist, Asthma to join our incredible team in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Working as a member Program / Mission 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 managing Delaware asthma grant requirements while integrating all American Lung Association signature programs into work across the state and throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.


  • Implement asthma education and programs with school, community and clinical settings across DE.
  • Assume responsibility for mobilizing grant projects (trainings, presentations, education health fairs, etc.) and serve as the liaison for these activities. Fulfill the obligations of the grant scope of work.
  • Assist with asthma policy and education issues.
  • Manage DE Asthma Consortium coalition development and training.
  • Coordinate Better Breathers Club expansion efforts throughout Mid-Atlantic Region
  • Promote online BBC facilitator training and assist in all phases of the facilitator certification process.
  • Provide technical support to active Better Breathers Club Facilitators and Clubs across the Mid-Atlantic Region
  • Provide support for annual report, awards, grants and other activities assigned. Support grant writing efforts.
  • Assist in the administration of the grant funds.
  • Establish and maintain community partnerships.
  • Support Development, Advocacy and Research initiatives of the Association.
  • Marketing and sales revenue generation.
  • Other miscellaneous duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's Degree in public health or related field or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Extensive experience in public health, community relations, public policy, and/or advocacy. 
  • Must be a self-starter with excellent communication skills both written and oral. Exceptional organizational and administrative skills.
  • Effective board development and strategic planning skills.
  • Broad based experience in publicity, fundraising and grant management.
  • Proven ability to mobilize local and statewide efforts for change.
  • 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.
  • Ability to effectively manage time and multiple priorities, meet deadlines, and respond to inquiries in a timely manner is essential.
  • 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. 


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

The American Lung Association is dedicated to a diverse workforce.
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V


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