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Specialist, Health Promotions (ACLI) (NY #1920-46)

City: Hauppauge

State: New York

The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for a Specialist, Health Promotions to join our incredible team in the Northeast Region. Working as a member Health Promotion and 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, implement and evaluate lung health programs throughout New York market as well as implement and oversee the Asthma Coalition of Long Island, including Nassau and Suffolk counties. This is a grant funded position.


  • Oversee the Asthma Coalition of Long Island, including Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
  • Fulfill contract deliverables by establishing work plan projects that address the needs of the high-risk asthma population utilizing the Model for Improvement as a structure.
  • Provide direction and guidance for the coalition.
  • Develop relationships with the NYS Department of Health Asthma Control Program, healthcare organizations, schools, Managed Care Organizations, tobacco coalition partners, and other community leaders.
  • Oversee implementation of community education, professional education, and case management programs as needed or indicated in grant contracts.
  • Implement evidence-based measurable asthma quality improvement programs with partner organizations in the community.
  • Provide strong, identifiable leadership for lung health in our communities.
  • Identify, maintain and disseminate statistics and facts to support coalition activities.
  • Create and maintain coalition communications, including web-site content, newsletters, press releases, emails, mailings, and events.
  • Maintain a database of coalition stakeholders.
  • Promote and strategize with coalition partners, new mechanisms/approaches to reduce the burden of asthma.
  • Serve as a liaison between the coalition, fiscal agent, other area and regional funded partners, and the New York State Department of Health Asthma Control Program.
  • Coordinate coalition meetings for the purpose of bringing stakeholders together to communicate progress of coalition workplan deliverables and provide asthma education opportunities.
  • Support and communicate regularly with workgroups, i.e., Home Care Consortium, to promote asthma in-home management; as well as the College Partnership Consortium to support collaboration with NYS Asthma Management in Schools program.
  • Consult with Steering Committee and Scientific Advisory Research Committee to ensure all materials and programs developed are medically accurate.
  • Develop and execute annual budget in a responsible manner with the guidance of the fiscal agent.
  • Oversee all reporting of quantitative and qualitative goals to the New York State Department of Health and other funding sources.
  • Participate in and support all area events.
  • Serve on ALA’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 American Lung Association’s (ALA) data base, 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 ALA’s mission.
  • Build, maintain and cultivate relationships with funders, facilitators, and community partners to encourage program delivery, sustainability, and growth across New York, including ALA 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.


  • 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, education, and programs specifically related to areas of public health.
  • 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.
  • Ability to multi task in a faced paced environment.
  • Positive attitude with the ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to lift approximately 25 lbs.
  • 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.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Consistent with its mission, the American Lung Association maintains a smoke-free work place; all employees must abstain from tobacco use in any form.


To apply send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to (include job title and job number in subject of 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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