Manager, Advocacy, Clean Air

Sacramento, Los Angeles, CA

Job Number: CA #2223-059

Type: Full-Time

  • Advocacy and Public Policy

The American Lung Association has an excellent opportunity for a Manager, Advocacy, Clean Air.  Working as a member of the Advocacy and Public Policy department, 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.

The American Lung Association is leading the fight to protect public health from dangerous air pollution and climate change caused by emissions from vehicles, power plants and other sources.  Our nation has made huge progress in cleaning up the air we all breathe, but too many Americans still live in places where air pollution threatens their health – and climate change threatens to move us backward. The Manager, Advocacy, Clean Air will coordinate state-level advocacy to support zero-emission vehicles by pushing states to adopt the Advanced Clean Cars II program. This program, which California has already adopted and other states can join, will ensure that 100% of new cars sold are zero-emission by 2035. The Manager will track state policies and opportunities to adopt the program, engage in direct advocacy, coordinate with and equip other Lung Association advocacy staff to push for the standards in target states, work with health and medical organizations and professionals, recruit grassroots action from individuals who can speak to the personal impact of polluting vehicles. The Manager will work with a team of advocacy staff at the state and national levels.  This is a grant-funded position.


  • Engage with existing clean vehicles-focused coalitions and help coordinate among health and medical organization coalition partners to identify policy opportunities, coordinate activities and recruit health and medical voice engagement in support of zero-emission vehicles and the Advanced Clean Cars II (ACC II) program.
  • Recruit and support health and medical professionals, and other grassroots and grasstops volunteers, who care about heathy air and/or climate action and are willing to share their stories with decision-makers and media in support of zero-emission vehicles and the ACC II program.
  • Create/oversee the creation of materials to support ACC II advocacy in target states, such as factsheets, media materials and advocacy letters.        
  • In collaboration with state advocacy leads, engage with policymakers to educate them about the need for zero-emission vehicle policies to protect public health; represent the American Lung Association before public agencies, at conferences and other venues to advance the mission of the organization.
  • Track state policymaking processes and policy opportunities for state adoption of the ACC II program.  Coordinate with state advocacy leads to identify public education, advocacy and health partner coordination opportunities to advance policy goals.
  • Support Lung Association materials, messaging, and public education about the health benefits of transitioning to zero-emission future in general to build the case for ACC II adoption.
  • Other duties as needed, including support for broad organizational goals providing resources to broader American Lung Association clean air advocacy efforts in other regions.


  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, environmental policy or related field. 
  • Three to five years of advocacy experience, such as with advocacy organizations, regulatory or legislative offices, or voluntary health organizations. 
  • Knowledge of clean air, climate change and/or environmental policy, with specific knowledge about zero-emissions vehicles policies preferred.
  • Ability to build and sustain relationships with volunteers; excellent project management skills; excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Ability to work well as part of a team and with a wide range of people, ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines, ability to work independently, and adapt to changing situations.
  • Must have a valid Driver’s license and your own reliable transportation with the ability to travel within assigned area 5% of the time for meetings and conferences, as well as the flexibility to work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends with some overnights required.
  • Consistent with its mission, the American Lung Association maintains a smokefree workplace; all employees must abstain from tobacco use in any form, including vaping. 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]

  • *Note: Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location.  The target hiring range for this position is between $60,000 and $68,000 per annum.
  • The Lung Association provides staff a generous paid leave package including Paid Parental Leave for eligible employees. Additionally, we offer medical, dental, vision, and retirement benefits as well as a telecommuting option for staff.
  • The Lung Association is a qualifying Nonprofit employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program

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


For more details about this role please reach out to [email protected].

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