Manager, Health Promotions (AK #2021-49)

Statewide, AK

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Type: Full-Time

  • Health Education

The American Lung Association has an excellent opportunity for a Manager, Health Promotions, to join our incredible team in the Mountain Pacific Region. 

The American Lung Association has an excellent opportunity for a Manager, Health Promotions, to join our incredible team in the Mountain Pacific 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, planning, implementing, and evaluating lung health programs throughout Alaska markets. The primary project will be focused on using social and environmental interventions to support smoke-free environments and providing technical assistance to partners and grantees across the state. Position will manage grant deliverables, grant finances, submit timely reports to the funder, and collaborate with partners to ensure maximum results. This position is grant-funded.

  • Lead implementation of the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services contract to support the work of the Tobacco Prevention and Control Program. 
    • Supervise and collaborate with team members in multiple offices
    • Facilitate the development of project strategy and tactical plans to meet project goals
    • Manage project budget including expense approvals and invoicing
    • Complete required progress and financial reports and manage relationship with funder including negotiating annual grant and contract renewals
    • Assure all deliverables and technical assistance needs are met on time and within budget
  • Implement deliverables for assigned grants and contracts.
    • Engage communities in evidence-based strategies to improve the lung health of their communities
    • Participate in strategic planning and goal setting
    • Identify potential partners and facilitate coalitions
    • Educate decision makers about policy changes that can improve lung health
    • Provide trainings and workshops in response to identify community opportunities
  • Actively source additional funding sources and write proposals as necessary.
  • 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 Alaska, 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.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Non-Profit Management, Marketing, or related field.
  • 2-3 years of experience in public health, community relations, public policy, or related field. 
  • Experience in coalition building, developing, and implementing community awareness, education, and programs specifically related to areas of public health.
  • Experience in the management, implementation, and evaluation of programs.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 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

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