Manager, Lung Health (CHI #1718-44) | American Lung Association

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Manager, Lung Health (CHI #1718-44)

City: Chicago

State: Illinois

The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for a Manager, Lung Health to join our incredible team in the Upper Midwest Region.  Working as a member of the Mission 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 assisting the Senior Regional Director of Lung Health with the implementation of asthma and COPD-related community health initiatives, home-based asthma environmental assessments and remediation, and related communications in the Chicago market. This position is grant-funded.


  • Regularly and openly communicate with multi-state American Lung Association team, Director, and Senior Regional Director of Lung Health on status of projects and deliverables
  • Build asthma management capacity in schools, public health, housing departments, and worksites through trainings, presentations, and partnerships
  • Conduct community outreach and education, including trainings, presentations, and partnerships to public and professional groups, as appropriate
  • Arrange for and execute professional education trainings for primary care clinic staff and other health care professionals
  • Tell the story of the American Lung Association through broadcast, radio, print, and electronic media
  • Coordinate home-based environmental assessments and remediation for children with poorly controlled asthma in the Chicago market
  • Manage logistics related to group in-person meetings, conference calls, and webinars
  • Complete all requested data collection, updates, and reports in a timely fashion
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Education and experience required:
    • Bachelor's degree in health care or public health; Master's degree preferred
    • Two to four years' equivalent experience as a nurse, respiratory therapist, or in community health related field
    • Experience in partnership development and partnership management
    • Experience in community education and outreach
    • Experience in communications
  • Knowledge and skills required:
    • 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
    • Solid knowledge of asthma management or ability to gain content expertise within four months
    • Ability to execute communications through social, broadcast, and print media
    • Excellent technical communication skills (written and oral)
    • Excellent customer service skills
    • Strong project management skills in order to execute specific program deliverables
    • Established small and large group facilitation skills
    • Ability to work both independently and as a team member
    • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects simultaneously
    • Strategic in developing/maintaining relationships with medical professionals, public health community, and members of the public
    • Computer literate
  • Other requirements:
    • Hold valid driver's license and be able/willing to attend meetings as requested. (Travel/mileage reimbursed according to ALA policy)
    • 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 workplace; all employees must abstain from tobacco use in any form


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