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Manager, Advocacy (AR #1920-08)

City: Little Rock

State: Arkansas

The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for a Manager, Advocacy to join our incredible team in the Southeast Region. Working as a member of the Advocacy and Public Policy 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 for implementing area program goals, overseeing implementation of grant deliverables, and assisting with raising funds through grants, underwriting and other sources to fund mission-based activities. This is a grant-funded position.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee implementation of the Arkansas Tobacco Free Coalition grant.
  • 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.
  • Prepare monthly invoices and documentation for submission to the funding agency.  
  • Primary point of contact for internal financial grant management.
  • Submit timely grant activity reports required by the Arkansas Department of Health.
  • 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 Arkansas, 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.
  • Manage office operations.
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in public health or related field.
  • 2-3 years of experience in public health, community relations, public policy, or related field. 
  • Experience in coalition building, developing and implementing community awareness, education, and programs specifically related to areas of public health.
  • Experience in the management, implementation and evaluation of programs.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Flexibility to work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends with some overnights required. Must have a valid Driver’s license.
  • Required to travel statewide for providing technical assistance, meetings and conferences as required by assigned grants.
  • Ability to lift approximately 25 lbs. when assisting with local events.
  • Consistent with its mission, the American Lung Association maintains a smoke-free work place; all employees must abstain from tobacco use in any form.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

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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