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Specialist, Health Promotions, Special Projects (CHI #1920-99)

City: Chicago

State: Illinois

The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for a Specialist, Health Promotions, Special Projects 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 as well as implement a lung disease educational conference in the greater Chicago area. This is a grant funded position.


  • Assist with the Enhancing Care for Children with Asthma program by providing trainings for staff and community members at the participating clinics.
  • Work with the Program Director to plan and implement the LUNG FORCE Expo in Greater Chicago area targeting health professionals and lung disease patients.
  • With the Program Director plan, coordinate, market and implement the Asthma Educator Institute, COPD Educator Institute, and Implementation and Interpretation of Spirometry in the Healthcare Setting.
  • Fully manage and maintain the CME and CEU application process for all spirometry courses held by the Special Projects Lung Health Team to include coordinating the travel of spirometry equipment to appropriate training sites.
  • Coordinate home-based environmental assessments and remediation for children with poorly controlled asthma in the Chicago market.
  • Build, maintain and cultivate relationships with community partners to encourage program delivery, sustainability, and growth across the greater Chicago area, including signature ALA programs.
  • Supervise and evaluate interns, and/or contractors, as needed.
  • Develop and effectively utilize timelines and work plans to ensure completion of program deliverables.
  • Contribute to quarterly progress reports and monthly reporting of grant activities.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in public health or related field, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum 1 year of experience developing and implementing community awareness, education, and programs specifically related to areas of public health.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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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