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Specialist, Health Promotions (CO #1819-58)

City: Denver

State: Colorado

The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for a Specialist, Health Promotions to join our incredible team in the Southwest Region.  Working as a member of the Health Promotions & 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 meeting grant deliverables for the Denver Metro Clean Cities Coalition by running and developing existing and new projects.  Grant deliverables may change each grant year and may be determined in part by the Clean Cities Manager. Consults frequently with the Denver Metro Clean Cities Coalition board, stakeholders, funders, and works to expand the Coalition’s influence through the advocacy of petroleum reduction, management of programs, and expansion of technical literacy related to transportation issues.  Additionally, responsible for transportation grants, such as Refuel.   Clean Cities is a program of the US Department of Energy dedicated to advancing the nation's economic, environmental, and energy security by supporting local decisions to adopt practices that contribute to the reduction of petroleum consumption and the increased usage of alternative fuels in the transportation sector.   This is a grant-funded position.


  • Maintain coalition status through management of all required activities and deliverables to the U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities contract, including alternative fuel price report, annual petroleum displacement report, monthly regional calls, interim reports on additional deliverables, and additional duties outlined in DOE contract.
  • Plan and execute all required activities and deliverables of all transportation grant contracts.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders on developing new projects to advance the Clean Cities mission of reducing petroleum use in transportation.
  • Accomplish energy coaching targets and goals established through the Refuel Colorado program.
  • Support with the develop and management of new programs or projects with assistance from the Southern Colorado Clean Cities Coordinator.
  • Provide guidance and supervision to Southern Colorado Clean Cities Coordinator to grow the reach of the Southern Colorado Clean Cities Coalition (including developing an advisory board) and ensure that all SoCo grant deliverables are met.
  • Stay within programmatic expenditures and accrue budgeted revenue.
  • Handle programmatic invoices and check requests.
  • Pursue new revenue streams, including programmatic sponsorships, grants, and partnership opportunities.
  • Contribute to content and distribution of bi-weekly newsletter.
  • Provide technical and educational presentations to community groups, businesses, conferences, or meetings.
  • Maintain and build coalition network and distribution lists.
  • Network with relevant organizations, potential funders, and programmatic partners to communicate American Lung Association of Colorado and SoCo Clean Cities mission and programs. 
  • Maintain and help develop content for the Denver Metro Clean Cities Coalition website.
  • Organize and coordinate outreach and education events such as electric vehicle drive and rides and group buys to meet Refuel Colorado goals
  • Design, coordinate, and conduct public education, promotion, and marketing by creation of educational materials (brochures, flyers, fact sheets).
  • Plan and organize coalition and Refuel Colorado events, including quarterly stakeholder meetings, National Drive Electric Week, Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, and others.
  • Identify new event or partnership opportunities.
  • Participate and partner in relevant conferences, workshops, events. Includes out-of-state travel several times per year.
  • Serve as a reliable and neutral resource for technical analysis, information, case studies, and other relevant knowledge to community leaders, fleet managers, and the general public regarding the Clean Cities technology portfolio.
  • Learn and develop alternative fuel fleet analysis techniques. Identify and develop fleet analysis opportunities.
  • Participate in continuous learning opportunities and stay up to date on market developments through Clean Cities on site and webinar trainings, as well as regional professional development opportunities.
  • Identify and develop project opportunities and alternative fuel market barriers to help develop market for alternative fuels and vehicles.
  • Foster public/private partnerships to increase the Coalition’s reach and influence.
  • Interface with Denver Metro Clean Cities Coalition advisory board members to ensure strategic direction of Clean Cities Coalition.
  • Recruit new Clean Cities Coalition stakeholders and board members; cultivate current stakeholders for increased retention. This includes facilitating an annual membership drive.
  • Conduct targeted outreach to fleets in order to increase petroleum displacement numbers and meet Refuel Colorado goals.


  • Bachelor’s degree in health education, public policy, environmental science or related field. 
  • Experience working in non-profit setting on program development and management, education and outreach, and advocacy. 
  • Knowledge of air quality issues as well as alternative fuels and alternative fueled vehicles is preferred.
  • At least 2 year of demonstrated experience with petroleum reduction measures in transportation and familiarity with the Department of Energy Clean Cities Program preferred.  
  • Experience with budget management, generating reports, liaising with federal agencies, logistical coordination of stakeholder groups, meetings, agendas and minutes is essential.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. 
  • A problem-solver with leadership experience 
  • Flexibility in dealing with organizational growth and change.
  • Familiarity with Wordpress and making web site updates.
  • Driver’s license and vehicle
  • 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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