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Specialist, Health Promotions, Clean Air (MN #1819-78)

City: St. Paul

State: Minnesota

The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for a Specialist, Health Promotions, Clean Air 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 coordinating, implementing, and evaluating the Clean Air Program, a multifaceted initiative centered on reducing exposure to the dangerous effects of air pollution by preventing pollution at its sources, primarily focusing on increasing the availability and use of cleaner fuels and vehicle technologies to reduce emissions.  This is a grant-funded position.


  • Work with the project director to develop, implement and evaluate a public health education program that will focus on reducing air pollution through activities that increase the use of biofuels and alternative fuel vehicles.
  • Provide technical assistance to locations interested in offering alternative fuels or electric vehicle charging, track progress in alternative fuel developments, and regularly communicate results to partners.
  • Build, maintain and cultivate relationships with funders, facilitators, and community partners to encourage program delivery, sustainability, and growth across the greater Minneapolis/St. Paul area, including signature ALA programs.
  • Coordinate all aspects of grant project activities, including the development of educational materials, events, promotions, workshops, and meetings to educate and motivate drivers, vehicle fleet operators, and other key decision makers.
  • Staff outreach events such as vehicle ride-and-drive opportunities, retail station promotions, workshops, and expos.
  • 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.
  • Collaborate with project director in growing American Lung Association programs within assigned territory.
  • Actively participate in coalitions identified in the Minnesota Program of Work.
  • Assist with research on lung health policy and education issues.
  • Participate in and support all community related programs.
  • Provide support for annual, quarterly, and monthly grant reporting, awards, and other activities as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in public health, environment, science, 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. 
  • Prior experience preferred in event coordination, data analysis, graphic design, public speaking, communications, grant writing, and/or familiarity with alternative fuels and electric vehicles.
  • Must be a self-starter with excellent technical 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.
  • High level of organization and attention to detail.
  • 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 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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