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Specialist, Health Promotions (MN #1819-79)

City: St. Paul

State: Minnesota

The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for a Specialist, Health Promotions to join our incredible team in the Upper Midwest 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 grant deliverables focused on increasing the number of smokefree rental properties in Anoka and Washington Counties along with supporting reducing the harm from tobacco for those with mental illness and/or substance use disorders in Minnesota.  This is a grant funded position.


  • Develop relationships with property managers and stakeholder organizations in order to implement smokefree multi-unit housing (SFMUH) initiatives, including providing resident, manager/owner education in Washington and Anoka Counties
  • Support grant activities related to reducing the harm from tobacco for those with mental illness and/or substance use disorders including coordinating logistics for Leadership Academy meetings and advisory team meetings, providing support to partners, and assisting in grant reporting
  • Coordinate all aspects of grant projects activities, including trainings, presentations, education health fairs, etc. and serve as lead for these activities.
  • Develop and effectively utilize timelines and work plans to ensure completion of program deliverables.
  • Explore opportunities to connect and enhance collaborations throughout the Lung Association
  • Contribute to quarterly progress reports and monthly reporting of grant activities.
  • Implement policy and systems change based on CDC Best Practices with regard to tobacco control.
  • Provide outreach, programmatic, and fund development support for St. Paul office events, such as the Lung Force Expo, Fight for Air Climb, Oxygen Ball and other related activities.
  • Develop written and online technological tools for programmatic use including PowerPoint presentations, surveys and evaluation instruments.
  • Represent ALA on related local coalitions and committees.
  • Provide support for annual report, awards, grants and other activities as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in public health or related field, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Minimum 1 year of experience developing and implementing community awareness, education, and programs specifically 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 for meetings and conferences as required by the grant.
  • Ability to lift approximately 25 lbs. when assisting with local events.
  • Ability to work with minimal 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 smokefree workplace; all employees must abstain from commercial 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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