Program Manager (TX #1718-104) | American Lung Association

Program Manager (TX #1718-104)

City: San Antonio/Austin

State: Texas

The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for a Program Manager 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 work on the Enhancing Care for Children with Asthma program and be responsible for implementing a clinic-based asthma systems change project and related community outreach in the community surrounding the identified clinics.  Responsible for work carried out through verbal, written assignments, and performance targets compatible with the purpose, goals and objectives outlined in the program of work. This position is grant-funded.  This is a one-year position with the possibility of extending to subsequent year(s). 


  • Fully participate on multi-state American Lung Association team to implement this initiative.
  • Regularly and openly communicate with multi-state American Lung Association team and Director of Respiratory Health.
  • Engage primary care clinics on year-long partnerships.
  • Partner with primary care clinics on a well-defined quality improvement project.
  • Analyze baseline and follow-up data provided by each primary care clinic.
  • Arrange for and execute professional education trainings for primary care clinic staff and other health care professionals.
  • Actively participate as member of individual primary care clinic’s systems change teams.
  • Mentor and coach primary care clinics as they implement systems change processes.
  • Manage logistics related to group in-person meetings, conference calls, and webinars.
  • Conduct community outreach and education, including broadcast, radio, print, and electronic media.
  • Provide health education presentations to public and professionals groups, as appropriate.
  • Completes all requested updated and reports in a timely fashion.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 


  • Four-year degree and four years equivalent experience in Public Health, Community Health Education, or related field.  Master Degree preferred.
  • Experience in partnership development and management.
  • Experience in health care quality improvement/systems change.
  • Experience in community education and outreach.
  • Ability to clearly articulate the mission and vision of the American Lung Association and this initiative.
  • Ability to work seamlessly in both the health care and public health world. 
  • Knowledge of Chronic Care Model.
  • Understanding of organizational change.
  • Understanding of Plan, Do, Study, Act model as part of rapid cycle improvement.
  • Excellent technical communication skills (written and oral).
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Strong project management skills in order to execute specific program deliverables.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Proven ability to facilitate both small and large groups.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member.
  • Strategic in developing/maintaining relationships with medical professionals, public health community, and members of the public.
  • Computer literate.
  • Hold valid driver's license and be able/willing to attend meetings as requested. 
  • Possible overnight travel, as needed.
  • Willing to work occasional evenings and weekends, as needed.
  • 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

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