Senior Manager, Clean Air (SPI #1718-43) | American Lung Association

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Senior Manager, Clean Air (SPI #1718-43)

City: Springfield

State: Illinois

The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for a Senior Manager, Clean Air 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 accomplishing Clean Air program objectives by planning and implementing activities, building partnerships, developing innovative strategies, and securing funding to support these alternative fuels activities in the Upper Midwest Region. The Clean Air Programs of the American Lung Association, Upper Midwest Region, is a multifaceted program centered on reducing exposure to the dangerous effects of air pollution, by preventing pollution at its sources.  Activities focus on increasing understanding of the link between air quality and lung health, increasing availability and use of cleaner fuel and vehicle technologies and reducing emissions from power plants. This position is grant-funded.


  • Manage the development and implementation of mission activities.
  • Facilitate and organize workshops, promotions and meetings on various clean air topics.
  • Develop educational materials to support the program.
  • Secure funding to support Clean Air program activities and personnel, through partnership development and grant writing.
  • Adhere to ALA's administrative and recordkeeping guidelines to support accurate reporting of grant deliverables and activities.
  • Provide thorough and regular reports to project partners.
  • Regularly and openly communicate with Director and other Clean Air Program staff.
  • Serve as spokesperson for the Clean Air programs at meetings, workshops and events.
  • Serve as spokesperson for the Clean Air programs through broadcast, radio, print, and electronic media.
  • Develop and effectively manage timelines to ensure completion of program deliverables.
  • Required travel at least twice, or more, a month in-state plus additional travel to 5 – 10 out-of-state events within the project period.
  • Events will require attendance and/or travel during evenings and weekends.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Director.


  • Education and experience required:
    • Bachelor's degree in public health, environment, science or related field. 
    • Experience in environmental science, environmental health or related field.
    • Experience in grant writing.
    • Experience in event coordination.
    • Experience in communications.
  • Knowledge and skills required:
    • Ability to clearly articulate the mission and vision of the American Lung Association and this initiative
    • Knowledge of air quality
    • Knowledge of alternative fuels, refueling equipment and advanced technology vehicles is desirable, or ability to learn quickly
    • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects simultaneously
    • 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 develop/maintain relationships with professionals (fleet, fuel, agency, environmental, medical) and members of the public
    • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite
  • 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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