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Manager, Lung Health (HD #1920-113)

City: Houston or Dallas

State: Texas

The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for a Manager, Lung Health to join our incredible team in the Southwest 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 managing, implementing and evaluating lung health education and quality improvement programs (asthma) in multiple Texas markets that align with grant deliverables.  Build partnerships and collaborations to promote the Enhancing Care for Children with Asthma through academic networks, clinic and hospital systems, community-based service organizations, and local, state, and national platforms.  This is a grant-funded position.

Responsibilities

  • Fully participates on multi-state American Lung Association team
  • Regularly and openly communicates with multi-state American Lung Association team and supervisors
  • Recruit and engage primary care clinics for a year-long partnership
  • Partner with primary care clinics on a well-defined quality improvement project
  • Analyze baseline and follow-up medical record data provided by each primary care clinic
  • Arrange for and execute professional education trainings for primary care clinic staff and other health care professionals
  • Actively participate as a member of individual primary care clinic’s systems change teams.
  • Mentor and coach primary care clinics as they implement quality improvement processes
  • Builds asthma management capacity in the community through trainings, presentations, and partnerships
  • Manage logistics related to group in-person meetings, conference calls, and webinars
  • Conduct community outreach and education, including broadcast, radio, print, and electronic media
  • Provide health education presentations to public and professionals groups, as appropriate
  • Completes all requested updated and reports in a timely fashion
  • Performs other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Community Health Education, Health Communication, or related field
  • Alternatively, Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Community Health Education, Health Communication, or related field required with a minimum of four years of experience in project management and health education programming, implementation, and evaluation
  • Experience in coalition building, strategic partnerships, developing and implementing community awareness, education, and programs specifically related to areas of public health
  • Ability to clearly articulate the mission and vision of the American Lung Association and this initiative
  • Ability to work seamlessly in both the health care and public health world 
  • Knowledge of Chronic Care Model; organizational change; and Plan, Do, Study, Act model as part of rapid cycle improvement
  • Solid knowledge of asthma management or ability to gain content expertise within four months
  • Excellent technical communication skills (written and oral)
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong project management skills in order to execute specific program deliverables
  • Established small and large group facilitation skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strategic in developing/maintaining relationships with medical professionals, public health community, and members of the public
  • Flexibility to work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends with some overnights required
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License
  • Required to travel statewide for providing technical assistance, meetings and conferences as required by assigned grants
  • Ability to lift approximately 25 lbs.
  • Consistent with its mission, the American Lung Association maintains a smoke-free workplace; 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:  alahr@lung.org

The American Lung Association is dedicated to a diverse workforce.
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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