Specialist, Health Promotions (PA #2122-68)
Harrisburg, Allentown, Scranton,
Job Number: #2122-68
The American Lung Association has an excellent opportunity for a Specialist, Health Promotions to join our incredible team in the Mid-Atlantic Region 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 coordinate chronic disease programs under the American Lung Association’s regional Pennsylvania Tobacco Control Program grants. Implement, coordinate, and evaluate lung health programs in the Northeast, Southcentral and Northcentral regions. This position is grant-funded.
- Maintain contracts with partners implementing the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP).
- Recruit and obtain new community partners to implement DPP across the Northcentral, Southcentral, and Northeast Regions.
- Coordinate and oversee DPP program delivery at organizational sites throughout assigned regions.
- Facilitate monthly technical assistance calls with DPP subcontractors, to ensure subcontractors receive program updates and educational trainings essential to the success of this program.
- Ensure that all DPP subcontractors are incorporating tobacco control programming and referral into their existing programs.
- Monitor the assessment, collection of data, and analysis by evaluation team on a quarterly basis for all DPP subcontractors.
- Co-chair the lung cancer workgroup for the Pennsylvania Cancer Coalition, leading monthly committee meetings with members from across the state.
- Attend quarterly regional Tobacco-Free Coalition meetings.
- Provide frequent updates to PA Department of Health, Coalition Members, and Lung Association Staff with regards to chronic disease integration.
- Assist in building, maintaining, and cultivating relationships with organizations, community partners and individuals that work with chronic diseases.
- Develop and submit timely reports as required by the association and funding sources, including but not limited to weekly updates in the American Lung Association’s (ALA) database, monthly management reports, grant reports, and program metrics reports.
- Participate in and support all area events.
- Serve on ALA’s regional and national workgroups and committees as requested.
- Build, maintain, and cultivate relationships with funders, facilitators, and community partners to encourage program delivery, sustainability, and growth across service territory, including ALA signature programs where applicable.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s Degree in public health or related field. or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
- Minimum two years of experience developing and implementing community awareness and education programs.
- Prior experience in public health, community relations, public policy, and/or advocacy.
- Must be a self-starter with excellent communication skills both written and oral.
- Positive attitude with the ability to work independently and in a team environment.
- Required to travel periodically for meetings and conferences.
- Ability to lift 25 lbs (supplies)
- Able to work with minimum direct supervision, make decisions, and take initiative.
- Proven ability to cultivate and steward relationships across a diverse population.
- Flexibility to work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends with some overnights required.
- Must have a valid Driver’s license and own reliable transportation.
- Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and Internet applications.
- 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]
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