Manager, Tobacco Control (CHI #1718-108) | American Lung Association

Manager, Tobacco Control (CHI #1718-108)

City: Chicago

State: Illinois

The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for a Manager, Tobacco Control 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 connecting low-income and African American communities to tobacco cessation resources; providing technical assistance, expertise and resources to public housing agencies (PHAs) and other low-income housing providers to assist as they plan and implement the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) smokefree rule; conducting outreach, recruiting participants, providing education to community members, and providing an evidence-based smoking cessation program to assist individuals on their quit smoking journey. This position is grant-funded.


  • Develop relationships with public housing agencies (PHAs) and other low-income multi-unit housing providers and assess their needs regarding implementation and enforcement of HUD’s new smokefree housing policy
  • Provide technical assistance and support to PHAs and other low-income multi-unit housing providers as they plan, implement and enforce their new smokefree housing policy
  • Help identify and train PHA residents, building services coordinators or other PHA personnel to serve as Cessation Navigators, who will conduct brief tobacco interventions and refer residents to cessation services within individual PHAs on a peer-to-peer level
  • Facilitate delivery of smoking cessation services including the Freedom From Smoking® (FFS) program to low-income housing residents
  • Disseminate lung cancer educational materials and support the Cessation Navigators as they encourage residents at high risk to get screened for lung cancer
  • Create marketing materials for FFS programs
  • Support in local outreach strategies, through graphic design, social media and earned media support
  • Develop National Urban League portal for
  • Recruit and train FFS facilitators
  • Assist with the recruitment of FFS clinic and online participants
  • Supervise program execution, including best practice solutions and support for all participants (including online participants)
  • Ongoing program assessment and reporting to adjust strategies throughout the year
  • Support 125 individuals in their quit smoking journey, with a result of 65 completing a quit smoking program
  • Assist with evaluation activities for the project as needed
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree in community health education, health education or related field (graduate degree preferred)
  • Two to three years of related work experience, preferably in a health or public health organization
  • Experience in health education program delivery (previous employment, internship, volunteer work, etc.)
  • Knowledge of tobacco control programs and/or policies preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities and work with multiple partners simultaneously
  • Ability to take initiative, think strategically, and work both independently and as a team member
  • Experience in planning, promoting and executing trainings and workshops
  • Strong project management skills to execute specific program deliverables
  • Computer proficiency including Microsoft Office
  • Must hold a valid driver's license, have the ability to work nights and weekends with some overnights required
  • Familiarity with Greater Chicago and Illinois communities preferred
  • Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs. (event 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 please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to (include job title in subject of email):

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