Program Specialist, Smokefree Public Housing Initiative (D.C. #1718-137)
City: Washington, D.C.
State: District of Columbia
The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for a Program Specialist, Smokefree Public Housing Initiative to join our incredible team in the Washington, D.C. Office. 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 providing support to the Robert Wood Johnson-funded Smokefree at Home project to ensure the successful implementation of HUD’s smokefree housing rule, including residents living with mental illness and substance use disorders. This is a grant funded position.
- Collaborate with project team on environmental scan and technical assistance needs assessment to identify key concerns and lessons learned in implementation of smokefree public housing policies.
- Collaborate with staff and partner organizations to develop and disseminate tools and resources for support of behavioral health population in public housing.
- Contribute to the identification and development of project success stories.
- Contribute to planning and execution of learning opportunities for internal and external stakeholders, including quarterly conference calls, trainings and presentation at regional meetings and conferences.
- Collaborate with project team on the organization and support of peer networks, including groups with specific interest in meeting the needs of the behavioral health community.
- Provide technical assistance to Mental Health America affiliate mini-grantees.
- Provide technical assistance to Lung Association staff and PHAs on serving behavioral health population in public housing.
- Identify and cultivate partnerships with patient advocates, clinical provider groups, public health agencies, housing and other stakeholder organizations that advance the goals of the project.
- Represent the American Lung Association and the project to external audiences.
- Serve on National Office interdivisional teams as appropriate.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree in public health, public policy, social services or related field required.
- Minimum three years working experience in the field of public health, social services, health education, or housing.
- Strong skills in project management, program development, and partnership development.
- Experience with behavioral health, policy implementation, partnership development and tobacco control preferred.
- Excellent written and oral communications skills, presentation and meeting facilitation.
- Organizational skills for handling details, setting project and administrative priorities.
- Ability to work well with a team, under pressure, and follow through to completion on assigned projects and meet deadlines.
- Computer proficiency in MS Office, web-based and electronic communication essential.
- Some travel required.
- 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
Email: [email protected]
Application Deadline: May 11, 2018
The American Lung Association is dedicated to a diverse workforce.
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V