Program Specialist, TRU (PA #1718-62) | American Lung Association

Program Specialist, TRU (PA #1718-62)

City: Pittsburgh

State: Pennsylvania

The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for a Program Specialist, TRU 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 developing, implementing and evaluating youth tobacco prevention and treatment programs in Pennsylvania. This is a grant-funded position.


  • Work with project director to develop, implement, and evaluate a public education program that will focus on a youth tobacco control movement.
  • Assume responsibility for mobilizing coalition projects, such as presentations, educational health fairs, etc, and serve as the liaison for these activities. Fulfill the obligations of the grant scope of work.
  • Responsible for working with community and workplace based organizations to recruit, educate, and provide community awareness of the youth tobacco control movement.
  • Ensure that community activities will be coordinated and directed at strengthening tobacco control policy at the local, state, and federal levels.
  • Assist with tobacco policy issues.
  • Provide support for annual reports, awards, grants, and other activities assigned. Support grant writing efforts.
  • Assist with all youth and community related programs in Pennsylvania.
  • Provide support services to the Tobacco Control Team Staff and aid in accomplishing grant deliverables.
  • Support Development, Advocacy and Research initiatives of the Association.
  • Other miscellaneous duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's Degree in public health or related field or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Must be a self-starter with excellent communication skills both written and oral. Exceptional organizational and administrative skills.
  • Minimum 1 year of experience developing and implementing community awareness, education, and programs specifically related to areas of public health.
  • 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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