Specialist, Health Promotions (NY #2021-63)

City: White Plains
State: NY

The American Lung Association has an excellent opportunity for a Specialist, Health Promotions to join our incredible team in the Northeast Region.  Working as a Health Promotion & Education Team member, 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 coordinating and implementing lung health programs throughout the Hudson Valley in New York State and implement workplan activities promoting Health Systems Change.  This position is grant-funded.


  • Support Medical and Mental Health (including Substance-Use Disorder Health) Care Systems and Policy Change.
  • Initiate and nurture high-level health system organization administrators to gain commitment for written policies for treating Tobacco Dependence in the clinical setting as prescribed by the Clinical Practice Guideline for Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence.
  • Obtain written policies for organization-wide systems change for implementing Tobacco Dependence Treatment (TDT) in the clinical setting using the three approved strategies.  
  • Consistent communication with high level administrators and TDT project coordinators to implement policy systems change in coordination with other project leaders.
  • Train clinicians and staff on the TDT policy, Tobacco Treatment including the 5 A’s – Ask, Assess, Advice, Assist and Arrange for follow-up, and other tobacco related topics.
  • 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 service territory, 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 with medical and mental health systems, policy development, training, and community relations. Tobacco Control experience helpful.
  • Must be a self-starter with excellent communication skills both written and oral.
  • Ability to multitask 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 workplace; all employees must abstain from tobacco use in any form. 


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]

The American Lung Association is dedicated to a diverse workforce.
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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