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National Specialist, Health Promotions, Asthma (AZ #1819-148)

City: Phoenix

State: Arizona

The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for a National Specialist, Health Promotions, Asthma to join our incredible team in the Southwest 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 for implementing American Lung Association asthma programming and projects nationwide, while conducting outreach and education to key local communities and stakeholders. This position also serves in a local, regional and national capacity as part of the national asthma team to drive national program initiatives related to asthma by providing content, tools, and technical assistance to the nationwide health promotion program staff.  This is a grant-funded position.


  • Implement annual Asthma Educator Institute in Arizona; a two-day preparatory course for individuals that want to implement asthma guidelines-based care and those qualified to take the National Asthma Educator Certification Board (NAECB) examination.
  • Participate and assist the coordination of the Asthma Educator Institute national work group. Participate in the Asthma in Schools/ Asthma Basics National Work groups.
  • Train volunteers on ALA asthma curriculums and manage their efforts to implement curriculum in the community. (Ex: Asthma Basics LIVE, Open Airways for Schools, Kickin Asthma and Asthma in Schools resources)
  • Provide Arizona schools with tools, programming and information on asthma to help them better serve students and have an asthma friendly school. Grow ALA Asthma programming throughout the state and the community, while building and maintaining relationships throughout the education and school nursing communities.
  • Serve as a community liaison throughout Arizona on all thing’s asthma related – stay active and involved with the Arizona Asthma Coalition, Stock Inhaler stakeholder group and more. Serve as local content expert.
  • Provide team leadership and project coordination for the CVS Health Asthma 2019 project on Spacers/ Valved Holding Chambers in pharmacies.
  • Provide team leadership and project coordination for the 2019 funded Severe Asthma Concept, including the development, implementation and evaluation of ALA resources and assets.
  • Assist with the review and evaluation of current national asthma programming. Work with National asthma team to improve curriculum, develop materials, and rollout information to the field staff.
  • As needed, provide distance-based learning via webcast or other forma to ALA territories with needs and limited staff resources.
  • Develop and effectively utilize timelines and work plans to ensure completion of program deliverables.
  • Explore opportunities to connect and enhance collaborations within the Lung Association and external partners.
  • Contribute to quarterly progress reports and monthly reporting of grant activities and program metrics.
  • Research and implement best practices for Asthma programs within priority populations.
  • Contribute to National Asthma team grant seeking efforts.
  • Collaborate with national asthma team and HP teams to grow and expand American Lung Association programs throughout the country.
  • Provide support for annual report, awards, grants and other activities assigned.
  • Select and participate in local, state and national seminars and courses designed to increase skills and knowledge related to job requirements. (Ex: become or maintain NAECB, AE-C).


  • Bachelor’s Degree in public health or related field or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Minimum three to five years of experience developing and implementing community awareness, education, and programs specifically related to areas of public health.
  • Prior experience in public health, health education, respiratory disease/patient service, public policy, and/or advocacy. 
  • Certified Asthma Educator (AE-C), Respiratory Therapist (RRT), Registered Nurse license (RN) or Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) or ability to work toward certification a plus.
  • Demonstrate content knowledge as it relates to asthma, asthma management and/or asthma programming.
  • Must be a self-starter with excellent communication skills both written and oral.
  • Proven ability to think strategically and execute detailed plans to completion
  • 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.
  • Willingness to travel for meetings and conferences as opportunities arise.
  • Ability to lift approximately 25 lbs. when assisting with local events.
  • Flexibility to work irregular hours from time to time, including evenings and weekends with some overnights required.  Must have a valid Driver’s license.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer skills including Microsoft Office, data and constituent management systems.
  • 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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