Specialist, Health Promotions (NY #2122-66)

Rochester, New York

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Type: Full-Time

  • Health Education

The American Lung Association has an excellent opportunity for a Specialist, Health Promotions to join our incredible team in the Northeast 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 Monroe and Livingston Counties in New York and Advancing Tobacco Free Communities Youth Engagement program. This position is grant-funded.


  • Recruit and train a core group of youth leaders to implement education campaign on the effects of retail
  • tobacco marketing on youth tobacco use, participate in activities to reduce tobacco imagery and presence in youth-rated movies and on social media and to participate in annual three-day statewide youth summit and all state/regional
  • trainings.
  • Recruit, engage and mobilize community members, leaders and youth-related organizations to educate and advance the initiative.
  • Engage youth in events to create awareness and support for initiative and educating local leaders and state legislators.
  • Plan and implement youth events and work with partners to solicit media attention on tobacco free initiatives.
  • Establish relationships with media sources to increase awareness and build support from the community.
  • Achieve all objectives as stated in work plan.
  • Plan and organize required local educational events with community engagement staff
  • Plan and organize statewide trainings and events, including youth participation in Legislative Action Day and youth participation in annual statewide youth summit, with statewide partners.
  • Participate in and support all area events.
  • Serve on American Lung Association’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 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 Association’s mission.
  • Build, maintain and cultivate relationships with funders, facilitators, and community partners to encourage program delivery, sustainability, and growth across service territory, including the Association’s 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.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in public health, education, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Minimum two years of experience working with youth in a community setting and 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 work effectively with a diverse population of youth and adults.
  • Positive attitude with the ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Flexibility to work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends with some overnights required.
  • Must have a valid Driver’s license and own reliable transportation.
  • 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
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and Internet applications.
  • Consistent with its mission, the American Lung Association maintains a smoke-free workplace, all employees must abstain from use tobacco in any form. Also, all employees are required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless approved for medical or religious exemption.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to (include the job title and the job number in the subject of the 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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