American Lung Association
Jun 30, 2019
The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for a  Coordinator, Policy  to join our incredible team in California. 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 support and contribute to content knowledge on local tobacco control laws and regulations. The position provides technical assistance and policy expertise to staff, community members, patients, coalition partners, elected officials and California’s tobacco prevention and control community. Supports the research and development of data for the State of Tobacco Control (SOTC) report annually. In addition, the position creates and develops resources (fact sheets, reports, testimony, and analysis) to advocate for Lung Association-supported public policies on lung health related issues at the state and local level. This is a grant funded position. Responsibilities Public Policy Advocacy  Review draft policies, legislative bills, and ordinances being considered to understand impact of legislation, work with Policy Manager to communicate that impact to other staff, as well as external partners, government staff and elected officials. Research, monitor and analyze tobacco-related policy activity at the national, state, regional and local level and provide data and other technical assistance resources to local coalitions and partner agencies via written materials and presentations. Respond to requests and questions from tobacco control advocates, California state government staff, and other interested parties across the state regarding these policies. Assist in drafting and editing policy factsheets, testimony, legislative letters, briefing sheets, case studies, and other policy materials. Review and research pertinent sources of data, fact-checking figures and statistics in all materials. Contribute to press materials developed by the Specialist, Public Engagement, ensuring accurate information. Assist in research and writing of the State of Tobacco Control report, a signature Lung Association report, as well as the SOTC – California Local Grades report, by tracking, analyzing, and grading local policy ordinances for all 482 cities and 58 counties across California in key tobacco control policy issue areas. Represent American Lung Association in coalitions, and other stakeholder meetings in Southern California. Engage constituents and volunteers into advocacy activities, such as meeting with elected officials, writing letters, and writing op-eds. Facilitate efforts to eliminate health disparities and coordinate with diverse populations to address distinct policy needs in their community. Ensure coordination and collaboration with community groups and utilize best practices to educate the community on the harms associated with tobacco. Conduct community assessments, collect and tabulate data, and use information to strategically educate the community through trainings, media and policy activities.  Constituent Cultivation  Provide updates and training on tobacco policy 101, and the policy process. Analyze and summarize bills for the field. Travel occasionally throughout the state to provide in person training and technical assistance as needed. Region Mission Integration  Work with local market advocacy staff and Executive Directors to ensure advocacy issues and mission are present at all special events, educational events and other functions. Together with Specialist, Public Engagement ensure all staff understand the tobacco control policy priorities, advocacy work and successes.  Administrative  Model volunteer/staff partnership including staff-to-staff and volunteer-to-volunteer management. Perform and/or facilitate personnel management functions in accordance with Lung Association in CA policies and procedures, including, but not limited to performance management, training, supervision and hiring/termination. Assist in ensuring that assigned policy-related deliverables for grants are completed on a timely basis and that the reporting is done. QUALIFICATIONS: B.A. or B.S. Degree required.  One - Three years of experience working in public health, policy analysis, legislative affairs, or legislative advocacy, and public policy development. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, LegInfo, Legal Research. Ability to meet concurrent deadlines. Manage multiple projects. Strong verbal, analytical and written skills, including the ability to write policy materials.  Highly organized with excellent attention to detail, accuracy and quality. Interact effectively and tactfully with all levels of management. Strong problem solver. Demonstrates initiative. Consistent with its mission, the American Lung Association maintains a smoke-free work place; all employees must abstain from tobacco use in any form.  
American Lung Association Los Angeles, CA, USA Development
Jun 20, 2019
The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for a  Development Director   to join our incredible team in California. Working as a member of the Development 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 overseeing all aspects related to the creation, management and execution of annual fundraising campaigns with a focus on signature special events.  This includes securing sponsorship, participant recruitment, volunteer involvement, team building, marketing, budget, timelines, evaluation and logistics. Responsibilities Responsible for raising funds through special events, individual & corporate giving, non-governmental grants & other income sources utilizing the implementation of best practices Develop, implement and monitor plans to meet area fundraising goals.   If necessary, be prepared to develop a contingency plan to successfully meet fundraising goals and complete activities Ensure revenue goals are attained by identifying, recruiting, managing and stewarding high level volunteer committees Implement local fundraising events including securing sponsors & recruiting fundraising participants.  Recruit, train & supervise development staff & volunteers.  Provide recommendations for area development budget & innovative ways to accomplish goals.  Submit timely program reports. In collaboration with the Executive Director, ensure the creation of a strong corporate committee (Growth Committee) comprised of corporate community leadership volunteers capable of increasing sponsorships and corporate support.  Launch and oversee a sub-committee to execute logistics and boost recruitment in the surrounding areas. Coach corporate team captains and fundraising volunteers.  Manage Development Coordinator ensuring volunteer recruitment, e-communications, and adherence to the timeline for a successful event. Responsible for cross-functional collaboration with Programs and Advocacy to ensure robust representation at all fundraising events Oversee all event solicitations.  Oversee budget and logistics preparation.  Work closely with a variety of vendors and venues necessary for event execution. Oversee and manage event project timelines.  Monitor and prepare ongoing event progress reports.  Evaluate event results and use analysis to prepare recommendations for future events as needed. Recruit, manage and coach community event team captains and volunteers.  Cultivate relationships and effectively engage volunteers.  Work with the Development team to cultivate event attendees.  Work closely with regional and national colleagues.  Complete special projects as assigned by the Executive Director.   QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree in Non-Profit Management, Marketing, or related field required; Minimum of seven years fundraising experience including special event planning and management, individual & corporate giving, and non-governmental grant acquisition   Must have experience with leading and managing staff Demonstrated success in recruiting and stewarding high level volunteers, donors, and sponsors Experience with non-profit budget building and management Proven ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment with strong organizational skills and an attention to detail Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and proficient in social & digital media Able to work with minimum direct supervision, make decisions, and take initiative Proven ability to cultivate and steward relationships across a diverse population Flexibility to work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends with some overnights required.  Must have a valid Driver’s license Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs. (event supplies) Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and Convio Consistent with its mission, the American Lung Association maintains a smoke-free work place; all employees must abstain from tobacco use in any form. 
American Lung Association Los Angeles, CA, USA Development
Jun 20, 2019
The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for a  Director, Advocacy  to join our incredible team in California. 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 providing leadership and managing relationships between the American Lung Association in California and key government and elected officials at the local, state and federal levels. This position will leverage resources (staff, patients, volunteers, coalition partners, etc.) to advocate for Lung Association-supported public policy on lung health related issues. This position will help to secure funding for advocacy work and administer grant contracts to ensure that work plans are executed, and deliverables completed on a timely basis; oversee the grant budget expenses. This position directly supervises four Managers, Advocacy and in-directly their staff.   Responsibilities Advocacy Outreach and Constituent Cultivation  Educate local, state and federal elected officials about Lung Association endorsed lung health-related policies. Engage constituents and volunteers into advocacy activities, such as meeting with elected officials, writing letters, and writing op-eds. Build advocacy networks through recruitment and ongoing engagement as part of a larger effort to build a robust constituent base. Build awareness and understanding of advocacy programs among staff and volunteers through ongoing communications. Identify policy success stories, personal stories and potential spokespeople for communications and development teams to highlight internally and externally. Provide leadership for the cultivation of productive relationships with the media in the market. Monitor local public policy efforts throughout the region and provide technical assistance and advocacy engagement to coalition members and community partner groups Represent Lung Association on relevant local and regional coalitions. Lead local research and outreach for the annual State of Tobacco Control signature report and maximize media coverage through strategic media outreach Administrative and Infrastructure Building Secure funding for local advocacy work. Write and administer grant contracts to ensure that work plans are executed, and deliverables completed on a timely basis. Model volunteer/staff partnership including staff-to-staff and volunteer-to-volunteer management. Perform and/or facilitate personnel management functions in accordance with Lung Association in CA policies and procedures, including, but not limited to performance management, training, supervision and hiring/termination. Ensure that assigned policy-related deliverables for grants are completed on a timely basis and that the reporting is done. Oversee grant deliverables, manage budgets, and ensure collaborate with subcontractors for timely completion of activities.  Strategic Leadership  In collaboration with California public policy staff, determine strategies for local implementation of a comprehensive California government relations strategic plan to advance Lung Association state and federal legislative agenda Seek opportunities with regional market staff to leverage advocacy work and successes for broader gains  Mission Integration  Engage patients, advocates, and health care professionals to participate in and/or volunteer for pledge events, donor development, community engagement and mission-related activities. Work as an integrated member of the Lung Association regional market office team Support local research and media outreach for the annual State of the Air and State of Tobacco Control signature reports. Staff Management and Development  Hire, supervise and manage advocacy staff positions proactively and effectively Travel on a regular basis throughout market/s providing support, direction and guidance to staff and volunteers. Cultivate and sustain a strong, team-oriented culture with emphasis on results and accountability. Perform and/or facilitate personnel management functions in accordance with Lung Association policies and procedures, including, but not limited to performance management, training, supervision and hiring/termination. Represent interests, professionalism and integrity of Lung Association in all activities and relationships through a unified message of the Lung Association mission and a commitment to organizational standards and leadership by personal example. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree required.  Five to seven years of progressively responsible experience in public policy or advocacy‚Äźrelated work, community outreach, community organizing and public health advocacy. Proven ability to identify, recruit, and develop strong working relationships with patients and volunteers Experience in public speaking. Experience in budget management, grant writing and grant management. Experience supervising staff. Demonstrated ability to work with non-profit organizations, community members, elected officials, city staff, advocates, public health professionals. Ability to communicate clearly and appropriately to a diversity of audiences, including the rural community. Excellent oral and written communication skills Interact effectively and tactfully with all levels of management Ability to manage and add value to multiple projects simultaneously Ability to work independently, problem solve, thrive under pressure, perform multiple tasks and meet deadlines Highly organized with excellent attention to detail, accuracy and quality Broad cultural competency Multi-lingual preferred Ability to travel regularly Consistent with its mission, the American Lung Association maintains a smoke-free work place; all employees must abstain from tobacco use in any form.  
American Lung Association Los Angeles, CA, USA Senior Management - Director