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Specialist, Health Promotions (IA #1920-93)

City: Urbandale

State: Iowa

The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for two 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 successful completion of assigned/required goals and activities for the Community Partnership tobacco control grant funded by the Iowa Department of Public Health, Division of Tobacco Use Prevention & Control.  This is a grant-funded position.

Responsibilities

  • Work in a team setting to achieve required activities within the Community Partnership grant
  • Contribute to quarterly progress reports and monthly reporting of grant activities
  • Establish relationships with local businesses and community leaders to work towards implementing tobacco and nicotine-free policy systems change
  • Communicate tobacco cessation programs available and free resources, such as Quitline Iowa, with communities and businesses in our service area
  • Implement policy and systems change in regard to tobacco control grant activities
  • Explore opportunities to connect and enhance collaborations throughout the Lung Association
  • Participate in and support all area events.
  • Serve on ALA’s regional and national workgroups and committees as requested.
  • 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 Iowa, 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.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in public health or related field or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • One to two years of Health, Wellness or Tobacco prevention and control experience
  • Experience working with community groups
  • 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 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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