Program Specialist, Smokefree Public Housing Initiative (#1718-137) | American Lung Association

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Program Specialist, Smokefree Public Housing Initiative (#1718-137)

State: Nationwide USA

The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for a Program Specialist, Smokefree Public Housing Initiative. 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]


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


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