Director, NYS Asthma Management in Schools (NY #1718-135) | American Lung Association

Director, NYS Asthma Management in Schools (NY #1718-135)

City: White Plains

State: New York

The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for Director, NYS Asthma Management in Schools to join our incredible team in the Northeast Region. Working as a member of the Health Education and Program 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 leadership, design, implementation, evaluation and monitoring of evidence-based strategies and work plans to full grant deliverables as part of mission-based activities. This includes leading/ overseeing the efforts to engage statewide strategic partners, staff, and subcontractors contributing to initiative deliverables across NYS as the identified service area. This is a grant funded position.  


  • Develop and ensure the delivery of school based asthma management programs statewide as part of the NYS DOH Asthma Control Program funded contract (following the NYSDOH: ALA Asthma Management in Schools Scope of Work).
  • Develop and monitor program budgets, work plan activities, and related contract administration requirements as part of the NYS DOH deliverables based contract.
  • Ensure completion of NYSDOH scope of work and deliverables: 1) School based asthma services infrastructure; 2) Asthma Management Programs technical assistance/ implementation support; 3) Delivery of Asthma Self-Management Education Trainings/ programs for students with asthma.
  • Recruit, train and supervise other health education staff, contractors and volunteers; including health communications, sustainability efforts and partner/ subcontractor recruitment.
  • Lead, organize, and maintain accountability for ALA’s partnership (s) and subcontractor(s) contributions to initiative deliverables.
  • Monitor and ensure program quality, performance and effectiveness including the oversight of all performance measures/ data collection activities and reporting requirements.
  • Lead, manage and contribute to the ALA/ NYS DOH evaluation activities.
  • Collaborate with other NYS DOH Regional Asthma Contractors/ partners/ organizations working to expand comprehensive asthma control services.
  • Present program outcomes and disseminate surveillance/ evaluation findings at statewide and national meetings as needed.
  • Represent the association with strategic partners as a member of community, civic and/or health coalitions and organizations related to the American Lung Association’s mission and grant deliverables.
  • Select and participate in local, state and national seminars and courses designed to increase skills and knowledge related to job requirements.
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned.


  • Bachelor's Degree in health education or public health related field.   Master’s level degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years or more of demonstrated progressive leadership and program management experience/ success in public health sector, grants management or other health related activities.
  • Certified Asthma Educator (AE-C), Respiratory Therapist (RRT), Registered Nurse license (RN) or Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) preferred.
  • Experience in program development and grant management, including transition of evidence-based strategies to practice. Knowledge of clinical quality improvement methodologies a plus.
  • Must be self-directed and independent worker and at the same time be a supportive and contributing member of the team environment to effectively represent the ALA and School Asthma Management program.
  • Commitment to the mission of the American Lung Association, specifically asthma and tobacco control.
  • Must hold a valid driver's license and proof of auto insurance. Provide personal transportation to attend meetings and functions through assigned geographic area as needed (approximately 30% of time). Have the ability to work nights and weekends with some out of town travel required.
  • Possess computer skills including Microsoft Office, data and constituent management systems. 
  • Possess ability to handle stressful situations including achieving goals set by funder/association, unplanned calls for action related to advocacy, and other situations requiring a quick solution.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Superb organizational skills with a strong attention to details.
  • Possesses excellent facilitation and/or presentation skills
  • Possess excellent written communication skills.
  • Physical environment is moderately paced and requires sitting or standing for sustained periods of time, ability to lift and carry 25 lbs and fingering associated with typical office tasks such as typing.
  • 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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