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Job Title: Policy Specialist
Job Number: D.C.#2122-131
Organization: American Lung Association
Posted: 6/16/2022
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Health Policy
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Washington,  DC    USA
Compensation: DOE
Position Description: The American Lung Association has an excellent opportunity for a National Specialist, Cessation Policy (D.C.#2122-131) to join our organization in D.C. office. 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 supporting the American Lung Association’s national leadership in tobacco cessation policy issues. Responsible for engaging stakeholders, drafting factsheets and journal articles and distributing additional resources on tobacco cessation coverage. Collaborate with and provide technical assistance to nationwide stakeholders on tobacco cessation issues as part of a major multi-year federal grant. Responsible for managing data collection for a second multi-year federal grant on Medicaid tobacco cessation coverage and policy. Monitor and summarize state tobacco control legislation that will be used the Lung Association’s online database, SLATI. This position is grant-funded.

Responsibilities • Provide technical assistance on tobacco cessation coverage issues to state public health programs, community–based organizations and other stakeholders. • Manage collection, analysis and dissemination of coverage data for tobacco cessation treatment in state Medicaid programs. • Assisting in advancing tobacco cessation coverage through writing journal articles and creating resources. • Write and update factsheets, comment letters, webpages and other American Lung Association documents as appropriate. • Manage listservs and webinars related to grant deliverables and assist with drafting and keeping up to date website materials. • Using state legislative tracking system monitor, review, analyze and summarize pending and final state tobacco control legislation and input results into publicly viewed database.

Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in political science, health policy, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and work experience • Two to three years of strong substantive work experience/internship in health policy, tobacco cessation, Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, health systems policy. • Ability to research and analyze health plans, federal and state statutes, policies and legislation with attention to detail. • Excellent project management skills. • Excellent written and oral communication skills. • Excellent computer skills and familiarity with database programs. • Strong stakeholder management skills. • Must have the ability to travel within assigned area 5% of the time for meetings and conferences, as well as the flexibility to work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends with some overnights required • 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.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE 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

Organization Description: The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Guide Seal, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: www.Lung.org.

Closing Date: 9/16/2022
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Contact Name: Human Resources,  Policy Specialist
Contact Location:

    
United States
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  United States
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Contact Email: alahr@lung.org
Web Address: https://www.lung.org/about-us/careers/find-a-career/d-c-2122-131
How to Apply: APPLICATION PROCEDURE 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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