National Director, Policy, Healthy Indoor Air (D.C. #2122-16)

Washington, D.C.

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Type: Full-Time

  • National Policy and Advocacy

The American Lung Association has an excellent opportunity for a National Director, Policy, Healthy Indoor Air to join our incredible team. Working as a member of the Advocacy and Public Policy 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 clean air and climate issue and policy research, analysis and tracking with a specific focus on the indoor air and health impacts of indoor combustion, including gas and woodburning appliances. Lead the development of a major policy white paper and manage stakeholder engagement. This position is grant-funded.


Policy Materials Development

  • Provide oversight to consultants and ensure that contracted deliverables are met, including the development of a white paper summarizing the health and indoor air impacts on combustion appliances
  • Write fact sheets, letters, comments, and other policy documents
  • Track and analyze health studies and other documents on indoor air pollution and health
  • Coordinate release of white paper to key stakeholders and other audiences

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Build list of key stakeholders, including environmental justice, environmental and health organizations; researchers; relevant businesses and community members, with interests in indoor air issues surrounding combustion
  • Establish key relationships and manage process for gathering input from stakeholders that will be used to inform policy recommendations, in conjunction with white paper
  • Ensure engagement with community members and groups representing disproportionately impacted populations, with a focus on environmental justice

Advocacy Materials

  • Assist in tracking key advocacy developments on indoor air pollution, appliances and combustion
  • Assist in the development of advocacy materials such as federal comments

General Support

  • Support fundraising efforts of the campaign for policy activities by drafting appropriate content for grant proposals and tracking and reporting on activities
  • Provide organizational support to the Lung Association and its Healthy Air Campaign, including tracking and reporting on advocacy and policy work; supporting key Lung Association priorities, and performing additional duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, health policy, environmental management, political science, government, or related area required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Six to eight years of policy analysis experience with a government agency, legislative office, non-profit organization, professional society, company, or academic institution
  • Previous experience with indoor or outdoor air quality issues and/or health research preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Computer proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Working knowledge of social media
  • Ability to work independently while maintaining collaborative functions with interdivisional teams and across national and local office locations
  • Flexibility to work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends with some overnights required. 
  • Ability to travel within the continental U.S. as needed (1-3 trips per year anticipated)
  • 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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