Program Specialist (WV #1718-73) | American Lung Association

Program Specialist (WV #1718-73)

City: Charleston

State: West Virginia

The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for a Program Specialist 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 tobacco prevention and cessation programs throughout West Virginia as well as implement a lung disease educational conference in West Virginia.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Work with the project director to develop, implement and evaluate a public health education program that will focus on tobacco education and cessation for multi-unit housing communities.
  • Facilitate a lung disease education conference in Charleston to serve health professionals and lung disease patients.
  • Assume responsibility for mobilizing grant projects (trainings, presentations, education health fairs, etc.) and serve as the liaison for these activities.
  • Assist with tobacco policy and education issues.
  • Provide support for annual report, awards, grants and other activities assigned.
  • Assist with all community related programs.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's Degree in public health or related field or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

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

 

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