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Specialist, Health Promotions (CHI #1920-42)

City: Chicago

State: Illinois

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 to coordinate, implement and evaluate lung health programs throughout Chicago, IL as well as implement multi-unit housing grants in the state of IL. This is a partial grant funded position.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the project director to develop, implement and evaluate a public health education program that will focus on lung health awareness and tobacco related multi-unit housing projects.
  • Facilitate a lung disease education conference in greater Chicago area to serve health professionals and lung disease patients.
  • Coordinate all aspects of grant projects activities, including trainings, presentations, education, 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.
  • Research and implement best practices for Freedom From Smoking and multi-unit housing programs within priority populations.
  • Represent the association as a member of community, civic and/or health coalitions and organizations related to the ALA’s mission.
  • 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 Illinois, 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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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 in public health, community relations, public policy, and/or advocacy.
  • Must be a self-starter with excellent communication skills both written and oral.
  • Ability to multi task 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 work place; all employees must abstain from tobacco use in any form.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

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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