Health Promotions Specialist – Community Engagement Liaison

American Lung Association
Organization Summary

The American Lung Association has an excellent opportunity for a Specialist, Health Promotions. Working as a member of our Clean Air team within the Health Promotion & Education department, 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.

The Clean Air Initiatives Program of the American Lung Association is a multifaceted program centered on reducing exposure to the dangerous effects of air pollution, by preventing pollution at its sources. Activities focus on increasing understanding of the link between air quality and lung health and expanding the availability and use of cleaner fuel and vehicle technologies.

The Specialist will serve as a community engagement liaison and accomplish Clean Air Program objectives through engagement, partnership development, and supporting Minnesota Clean Cities Coalition activities. The liaison serves as a key partner and bridge between the Clean Cities coalition and underserved and overburdened parts of the Twin Cities and Minnesota. This is a new position that focuses on ways to identify, cultivate, develop, and sustain relationships with community members who can best support and contribute to energy and environmental justice projects based on the community’s needs and perspectives. The Specialist will be part of a network of 17 community engagement liaisons funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and placed with Clean Cities coalitions throughout the country as part of the agency’s Energy and Environmental Justice Initiative. This is a grant-funded position.

Minnesota Clean Cities Coalition is a designated coalition in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program and is hosted by the American Lung Association. Clean Cities coalitions work with community and business stakeholders to improve the country’s energy security, economic vitality, and quality of life by advancing equitable access to affordable, efficient, and clean transportation fuels and technologies.

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  • Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location. The target hiring range for this position is between $45,000 and $49,000 per annum.
  • The Lung Association provides staff a generous paid leave package including Paid Parental Leave for eligible employees. Additionally, we offer medical, dental, vision, and retirement benefits as well as a telecommuting option for staff.

35 hours/week. Flexibility to work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends, with some overnights required.

Primary Duties
  • Create a systematic approach to understand stakeholders’ needs and build relationships in the community, in part by developing relationships with community-based organizations and equity-serving institutions.
  • Create formal and informal partnerships with community leaders to understand the connections between mobility and economic and social well-being.
  • Bridge and build trust in new ways and deepen existing partnerships and results.
  • Align and center community voices and needs in decision-making.
  • Co-design environmental and energy justice projects in the transportation space. Achieve consensus and alignment when there are differing perspectives, needs, and resources.
  • Provide information to community leaders, community-based organizations, equity-serving institutions, and others on how to access funding for energy and environmental justice projects.
  • Work as a central part of the Clean Air team, assisting in developing, implementing, and evaluating public health education programs focused on reducing air pollution through activities that increase the use of clean fuel and vehicle technologies.
  • Create content for fact sheets, reports, webpages, social media, and other venues.
  • Develop and effectively utilize timelines and work plans to ensure the completion of grant deliverables.
  • Research and implement best practices for air quality programs within priority populations.
  • Contribute to reporting of grant activities.
  • Maintain open, routine, and effective dialogue with coworkers and project partners.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Director.
  • Bachelor’s Degree is preferred but not required. An equivalent combination of education and work experience may also meet it.
  • Minimum one year of experience implementing community awareness, education, and other programs related to public health, environmental protection, sustainability, or similar fields.
  • Demonstrated bridge-building and relationship development skills, working across many diverse organizations and individuals, including individuals different from you.
  • Positive attitude with the ability to work independently and in a team environment, and the ability to be flexible and adapt as we learn from implementing this new position.
  • Experience planning, hosting, and managing events.
  • Able to work with minimum direct supervision, make decisions, and take the initiative while maintaining a commitment to teamwork and cooperation.
  • Proven ability to cultivate and steward relationships across a diverse population.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, specifically when interacting with community members in real-time (events, meetings, etc.).
  • Ability to lift or move approximately 25 lbs. when assisting with events.
  • Must have a valid Driver’s license and access to reliable transportation with the ability to travel within an assigned area 20% of the time for meetings and conferences, as well as the flexibility to work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends, with some overnights require.
  • Consistent with its mission, the American Lung Association maintains a smoke-free workplace; all employees must abstain from commercial 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.
How to Apply

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to (include the job title [Health Promotions Specialist] and the job number [MN #2223-082] in the subject of the email):

Human Resources Department
American Lung Association
Email: [email protected]

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

Questions: For more details about this role please reach out to [email protected].

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