Specialist, Health Promotions (NY #2122-35)

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 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 to coordinate, implement and evaluate lung health programs throughout New York as well as Advancing Tobacco Free Communities grant in Putnam, Orange, Westchester, and Rockland Counties in New York. This position is grant-funded.

Responsibilities

  • Recruit and engage allies, including group that are disproportionately affected, to implement education campaigns targeting retail tobacco industry marketing with a goal to de-normalize and de-glamorize tobacco use.
  • Using a variety of communication tools, provide information monthly on the impact of tobacco industry marketing on youth initiation of tobacco use to local coalitions, community members and government decision makers. Provide updates at quarterly coalition meetings.
  • Collaborate with youth-focused, environmental and health related organizations to reduce or eliminate tobacco use in outdoor areas. Engage municipalities and business leaders to develop tobacco-free policies and advance the efforts of the tobacco-free outdoor initiative. Provide technical assistance as needed.
  • Develop relationships with news outlets to report on retail tobacco industry marketing and tobacco-free outdoor areas initiatives. Activate partners to garner earned media.
  • Promote smoke-free policies in multi-unit housing through educating tenants, landlords, government offices, etc. with an emphasis on protecting the health of low-income residents. Provide technical assistance to landlords and property management companies.                       
  • Attend NYS DOH Tobacco Control Program meetings and trainings as required.
  • Maintain and update coalition website, Facebook, and Twitter with current initiatives and news articles; track online petitions; research, develop, and maintain databases for coalition members, organizations, events, local leaders, legislators.
  • Represent the Association as a member of community, civic, and/or health coalitions and organizations related to the Association’s mission.
  • Develop and submit timely reports as required by the Association and funders, including but not limited to weekly updates in the Association’s database, as well as monthly management, grant, and program metrics reports
  • Build, maintain and cultivate relationships with funders, facilitators, and community partners to encourage program delivery, sustainability, and growth including American Lung Association 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.
  • Serve on ALA’s regional and national workgroups and committees as requested.
  • Participate in and support all area events and provide support for annual report, awards, grants and other activities as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in public health, education, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Minimum two years of experience working in a community setting and developing and implementing community awareness, education, and programs 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.
  • Positive attitude with the ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Required to travel periodically for meetings and conferences.
  • 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 and Internet applications.
  • Consistent with its mission, the American Lung Association maintains a smoke-free workplace; all employees must abstain from tobacco use in any form. Also, all employees are required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless approved for medical or religious exemption. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

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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