National Director, Lung Cancer Education (NTL #2122-65)

Boston, New York, Philadephia, MA, NY, PA

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Type: Full-Time

  • Health Education

The American Lung Association has an excellent opportunity for a National Director, Lung Cancer Education to join our incredible team. Working as a member of the Health Promotion & Education 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 to the implementation, coordination, and support of all national health education programs, services, and activities related to lung cancer, ensuring that the disease is at the forefront and integrated into Association digital properties, social media, and health education programs. Requires a high degree of self-motivation and the ability to work on multiple activities and assignments simultaneously while collaborating closely with peers throughout the organization. This position is grant-funded.


  • Serve as lung cancer subject matter expert for the Association and key advocate for all programmatic, communication, and marketing activities relating to lung cancer
  • Collaborate with and advise staff at all levels in the development and implementation of lung cancer projects and strategies to elevate lung cancer awareness within the Association and other partners
  • Integrate and link all patient-focused lung cancer marketing materials, education, and digital assets to ensure a comprehensive and seamless approach, as well as impactful engagement with lung cancer patients and caregivers
  • Review all nationwide and partner communications about lung cancer for accuracy and tone; examples include State of Lung Cancer report, email marketing messages, partner publications, and press releases
  • Develop, implement, and manage all aspects of new and existing lung cancer education programs and support activities, including collateral and materials for staff and volunteers
  • Direct the review and oversight of lung cancer related health education information on public-facing materials on the Association’s website, Inspire, and social media pages, ensuring that work is logically integrated, supports, and augments the Association’s public-facing lung cancer support
  • Meet all deliverables for assigned grants/sponsorships in a timely manner and within approved budget by: coordinating with internal and external partners; developing and tracking program-related targets, milestones, and other project metrics; preparing budgets; and directing tracking and reporting on project financials as needed or upon request
  • Actively pursue opportunities for grants and other sources of external funding for program priorities, working with Development staff to develop programs, write grants, and communicate with funders
  • Maintain a seamless relationship with other non-profit partners by communicating with constituents, tracking progress, holding regular working group meetings, and updating databases as needed
  • Work with Digital Strategies team to create and maintain a seamless, accurate, user-friendly web presence for the Association’s lung cancer education and support resources; develop and share social media messages to promote lung cancer, LUNG FORCE, and Association support for patients and caregivers, using a strategy and timing that meets the needs of the target audience
  • Assist with the development and implementation of patient engagement protocols for LUNG FORCE Heroes and in planning National virtual learning opportunities for those facing lung cancer
  • Cultivate and expand collaborative relationships with patient organizations and other public and private agencies working on lung cancer, representing the Association on various panels and coalitions, including LungCAN and the National Lung Cancer Roundtable
  • Serve on interdepartmental teams and complete other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, education, or relevant field of science. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Must have excellent project, grant, and budget management skills, including demonstrated leadership, fundraising, and administrative nonprofit experience, preferably in a public health or social services setting
  • Must have thorough understanding of the patient voice, epidemiology of lung cancer, and experience on digital platforms, including social media communications
  • Must be a self-starter with excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and proficient in social and digital media
  • Able to work with minimum direct supervision, make decisions, and take initiative
  • Proven ability to cultivate and steward relationships across a diverse population.
  • Positive attitude with the ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Flexibility to work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends with some overnights required. Must have a valid Driver’s license and the ability to travel periodically for required meetings and conferences
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and Convio
  • Ability to lift approximately 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. Also, all employees are required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless approved for medical or religious exemption.


To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to (include the job title and the job number in the subject of the email):

Human Resources Department
American Lung Association
Email: [email protected]

The American Lung Association is dedicated to a diverse workforce.
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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