POSITION TITLE:  Program Coordinator - New Mexico

ACCOUNTABLE TO:  Director of Programs- New Mexico


The Program Coordinator is a full-time exempt position responsible for carrying out the mission of the organization under the direction of the Program Manager. The Program Coordinator is responsible for implementing our Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing project, Smoke Free @Home. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing achievement of grant deliverables.


  1. Conduct outreach and develop relationships with decision makers and other stakeholders in the Multi-unit Housing community.
  2. Educate stakeholders on issues around smoke-free housing in one-on-one meetings or larger events.
  3. Facilitate smoke-free events and smoking cessation workshops for owners, managers, and tenants
  4. Coordinate support for MUH community members as they adopt smoke-free policies.
  5. Work closely with and support community partners engaged in Smoke-free MUH efforts.
  6. Develop educational and promotional materials aimed at audiences such as MUH complex managers or residents.
  7. Collaborate with program staff on creating key media messages, social media and website content, letters to the editor, op-ed pieces, paid ads, and talking points for media interviews.
  8. Statewide travel required.


1) Contribute to development of annual targets and strategies that help the organization toward achieving the goals outlined in the nationwide ALA Strategic Plan; assist with quarterly reporting on progress toward targets.

2) Work, as assigned, on the implementation of the ALASW region-wide strategic plan.

3) Perform other job related duties as assigned by the Executive Director including special events.


The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills enabling them to build relationships and work effectively with multi-unit housing owners, managers, and tenants. Minimum of bachelor’s degree from accredited four-year college or university or equivalent education and experience; program and volunteer management experience; experience in tobacco control a plus; excellent organizational, verbal and written skills; ability to organize and work independently; demonstrated skills in use of computers and software used by the association; bi-lingual skills in English and Spanish a plus. In keeping with the association's mission, the candidate must be a non-smoker.  The American Lung Association of the Southwest is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply for a position listed above, please submit a cover letter and resume, on or before January 10, 2014, to:

American Lung Association in New Mexico

Attn: JoAnna DeMaria