Program Director (OK #1718-98) | American Lung Association

Program Director (OK #1718-98)

City: Oklahoma City

State: Oklahoma

The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for a Program Director to join our incredible team in the Southwest Region. Working as a member of the Programs 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 directing the implementation of lung health mission programs in key areas of asthma, COPD, tobacco control, lung cancer, and clean air. Works closely with other American Lung Association (ALA) staff, volunteers, and community partners such as schools, community-based organizations, health departments, public housing associations (PHAs) and community coalitions. This position is responsible for meeting grant deliverables, monitoring expenses, completing reports, and maintaining effective relationships with grant funders. Ensures that all mission programs are delivered efficiently and successfully with measurable outcomes. This is a grant-funded position.


  • Maintain working knowledge of lung health issues, including tobacco control, asthma, air quality, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and lung cancer.
  • Oversee the delivery of programs and services in Oklahoma in a timely manner with measurable results.  This includes promoting American Lung Association programs and resources; recruiting schools and community organizations to implement ALA programs; and maintaining positive communication with community partners; and tracking program reach and results.
  • Receive training in American Lung Association programs and serve as program facilitator or trainer as needed.
  • Monitor, collect, and input data on programs and activities.  Generate reports as needed.
  • Identify and form new community partnerships and maintain current partnerships that increase the promotion of lung health.  Engage stakeholders and volunteers in mission work.
  • Plan and Implement community trainings including handling logistics and promotion.
  • Respond to inquiries about programs and services.
  • Responsible for the timely and accurate execution of funding and grant projects to achieve deliverables and stay within budget.
  • Work with multiple coalitions and the local, state and county health departments to develop and support tobacco/lung health policies.
  • Coordinate volunteers to represent ALA in the community at health fairs, community coalitions and task forces, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Health Education, Sciences or related field preferred.
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience working in community health education or outreach programs. 
  • Must be comfortable speaking in public and should have experience facilitating groups and/or conducting trainings.
  • Proven ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment with strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
  • Excellent people skills working as part of an internal team and with external volunteers and partners.
  • Ability to organize and multi-task and pay strong attention to details.
  • Ability to prioritize, self-motivate and work independently for extended periods of time.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Windows computer software products (ie.: Word, Outlook, Excel, Power Point).
  • Bi-lingual skills in English/Spanish a plus
  • Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs. (supplies)
  • Consistent with its mission, the American Lung Association maintains a smoke-free work place; all employees must abstain from tobacco use in any form. 


To apply send cover letter and resume and salary requirements to (include job title and job number 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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