National Coordinator, Policy

  • Full-Time Job
  • Washington, DC
  • $46,500 - $51,500 USD / Year

Website American Lung Association

The American Lung Association has an excellent opportunity for a National Coordinator, Policy. Working as a member of the Advocacy & Public Policy 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 person on this role is responsible for supporting the promotion of the American Lung Association’s national leadership in lung health and tobacco control policy. This person is responsible for analyzing coverage information on asthma care and tobacco cessation, writing policy materials and other documents, and providing additional grant and project management support to the Advocacy and Public Policy team. This is a grant-funded position.


  • Research and analyze coverage information related to treatments and services for asthma in state Medicaid programs.
  • Track state tobacco cessation coverage and manage deliverables for a grant that provides technical assistance on tobacco cessation coverage to state public health programs, community–based organizations, and other stakeholders
  • Write and update background materials, factsheets and letters on asthma, tobacco control, lung cancer, supplemental oxygen, and other lung health policy issues
  • Draft educational materials for patients about policies impacting their healthcare coverage and their options for quality, affordable care
  • Develop and update advocacy-related website and social media content in collaboration with Marketing and Communications team
  • Assist with projects related to signature reports including State of Tobacco Control and State of Lung Cancer
  • Attend briefings, webcasts and other events for the Advocacy and Public Policy team
  • Provide support for and complete other activities and projects as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, health policy or related field, or equivalent combination of education and work experience, required
  • One to two years of strong substantive work experience in health policy (including internships)
  • Ability to conduct primary source research – such as analyzing health plans, federal and state statutes, policies, and legislation – with attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office and familiarity with database programs
  • Ability to be proactive, work independently, problem solve, thrive under pressure, perform multiple tasks, and meet deadlines
  • Team Player with a positive attitude
  • 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 smokefree workplace; all employees must abstain from tobacco use in any form, including vaping.


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