National Director, Lung Disease Programs

Smyrna, Louisville, Jackson, GA, KY, MS

Job Number: NTL #2223-016

Type: Full-Time

  • Health Promotion and Education

The American Lung Association has an excellent opportunity for a National Director, Lung Disease Programs to join our incredible team. Working as a member of the Health Promotion & Education 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.

In this role, you will be responsible for leading, managing, implementing, and evaluating COPD programs nationwide This is a grant-funded position.


  • Oversee implementation of the Addressing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease project
    • Monitor and approve expenses
    • Work with Finance to approve monthly invoices
    • Negotiate subcontracts
    • Assure all deliverables are met
  • Implement deliverables for Addressing COPD
  • Recruit new Better Breathers Clubs among rural partners
  • Serve on the Association’s regional and national workgroups and committees as requested
  • Develop and submit timely reports as required by the Association and funding sources, including but not limited to weekly updates in the Association’s database, monthly management reports, grant reports and program metrics reports
  • Represent the Association as a member of community, civic and/or health coalitions and organizations related to the Association’s mission
  • Build, maintain, and cultivate relationships with funders, facilitators, and community partners to encourage program delivery, sustainability, and growth in service territory, including Association signature programs where applicable
  • Select and participate in local, state, and national seminars and courses designed to increase skills and knowledge related to job requirements
  • Participate in and support all area events and perform other responsibilities as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Community Health Education, or related field required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Requires 5-8 years of experience in project management and health education programming, implementation, and evaluation
  • Experience in coalition building, developing and implementing community awareness, education, and programs specifically related to areas of public health
  • Experience with data analysis, preferably public health related, ideally using statistical software such as SPSS, SAS, R, or similar; familiarity with public health data sources (CDC surveys, CMS, mortality, et cetera) is beneficial but not required
  • Experience with data visualization practices or programs (Tableau, R, Python, et cetera) a strong plus but not required; even limited knowledge in this area would be an asset
  • Superb organizational skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Must be a self-starter with excellent communication skills both written and oral.
  • Ability to multitask in fast paced environment.
  • Positive attitude with the ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Able to work with minimum direct supervision, make decisions, and take initiative.
  • Proven ability to cultivate and steward relationships across a diverse population.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • 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
  • 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, including vaping. Also, all employees are required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless approved for medical or religious exemption.
Application Procedure: 

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 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 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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