The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for a Specialist, Health Promotions, Clean Cities to join our incredible team in the Southwest region. Working as a member of the Health Promotions & Education, 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 running and developing the coalition by meeting the deliverables for the Coalition required by the U.S. Department of Energy. Current deliverables include planning fuel/technology outreach and demonstration events and assisting with deploying settlement funds from the Volkswagen emissions violation toward alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure. Grant deliverables may change each grant year and may be determined in part by the Clean Cities Specialist. This position consults frequently with the Southern Colorado Clean Cities Coalition board, stakeholders, and funders, and works to expand the Coalition’s influence through advocating for petroleum reduction, maintaining and building relationships with community partners, and expanding technical literacy related to transportation issues. In this position, the Refuel Coach will conduct education and outreach activities targeting fleets, consumers, local governments and industry stakeholders on the costs, benefits, and other considerations of transitioning to alternative fueled vehicles. The coach will drive participation in State and partner programs with a focus on Charge Ahead Colorado, ALT Fuels Colorado and CDOTs Consolidated Call for Capital Projects with the goal of stimulating an increase in public and private investment in alternative fuel vehicles, technologies and infrastructure. Additionally, as a Refuel Coach this position will be responsible for delivering alternative fuel vehicle and infrastructure coaching in the Southern Colorado Clean Cities Coalition area. Clean Cities is a program of the US Department of Energy dedicated to advancing the nation's economic, environmental, and energy security by supporting local decisions to adopt practices that contribute to the reduction of petroleum consumption and the increased usage of alternative fuels in the transportation sector. This is a grant-funded position.
Maintain coalition status through management of all required activities and deliverables to the U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities contract, including alternative fuel price report, annual petroleum displacement report, monthly regional calls, interim reports on additional deliverables, and additional duties outlined in DOE contract.
Plan and execute all required activities and deliverables of all transportation grant contracts.
Collaborate with stakeholders on developing new projects to advance the Clean Cities mission of reducing petroleum use in transportation.
Accomplish energy coaching targets and goals established through the Refuel Colorado program.
Support with the develop and management of new programs or projects with assistance from the Southern Colorado Clean Cities Coordinator.
Budget and Development
Stay within programmatic expenditures and accrue budgeted revenue.
Handle programmatic invoices and check requests.
Pursue new revenue streams, including programmatic sponsorships, grants, and partnership opportunities.
Facilitate annual Coalition member recruitment drive to increase revenue and Clean Cities participation.
Maintain the Southern Colorado Coalition website and develop new content as needed.
Provide technical and educational presentations to community groups, government leaders, businesses, conferences, or meetings.
Maintain and build coalition network and associated stakeholder mail and e-mail distribution lists.
Network with relevant organizations, potential funders, and programmatic partners to communicate American Lung Association of Colorado and Southern Colorado Clean Cities mission and programs.
Build new relationships with local municipalities and fleets to encourage adoption of alternative fuel and infrastructure.
Organize and coordinate outreach for education events such as electric vehicle drive and rides and group buys to meet Refuel Colorado goals.
Design, coordinate, and conduct public education, promotion, and marketing by creation of educational materials (brochures, flyers, fact sheets).
Event Planning and Participation
Plan and organize coalition and Refuel Colorado events, including quarterly stakeholder meetings, National Drive Electric Week, Earth Day, and others.
Identify new event or partnership opportunities.
Representing the coalition and communicating effectively in public and private forums, including national conferences, meetings, dedication ceremonies, and media events. Includes out-of-state travel several times per year.
Fuel and Technology Analysis
Serve as a reliable and neutral resource for technical analysis, information, case studies, and other relevant knowledge to community leaders, fleet managers, and the general public regarding the Clean Cities technology portfolio.
Identify new fleet contacts and develop fleet analysis opportunities.
Participate in continuous learning opportunities and stay up to date on market developments through Clean Cities on site and webinar trainings, as well as regional professional development opportunities.
Coalition and Market Development
Identify project opportunities and alternative fuel market barriers to help develop market for alternative fuels and vehicles.
Foster public/private partnerships to increase the Coalition’s reach and influence.
Interface with Southern Colorado Clean Cities Coalition advisory board members to ensure strategic direction of Clean Cities Coalition.
Recruit new Clean Cities Coalition stakeholders and potential board members; cultivate current stakeholders for increased retention. This includes facilitating an annual membership drive.
Conduct targeted outreach to fleets in order to increase petroleum displacement numbers and meet Refuel Colorado goals.
Bachelor’s degree in health education, public policy, environmental science or related field.
Experience working in non-profit setting on program development and management, education and outreach, and advocacy.
Knowledge of air quality issues as well as alternative fuels and alternative fueled vehicles is preferred.
At least 1 year of demonstrated experience with petroleum reduction measures in transportation and familiarity with the Department of Energy Clean Cities Program preferred.
Experience with budget management, generating reports, liaising with federal agencies, logistical coordination of stakeholder groups, meetings, agendas and minutes is essential.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
A problem-solver with leadership experience
Flexibility in dealing with organizational growth and change.
Familiarity with Wordpress and making web site updates.
Driver’s license and vehicle
Consistent with its mission, the American Lung Association maintains a smoke-free work place; all employees must abstain from tobacco use in any form.
To apply send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to (include job title and job number in subject of email):
The American Lung Association is dedicated to a diverse workforce.
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V
Additional Salary Information: The American Lung Association offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA, LTD, Matching 403(b), Paid Vacation/Sick/Holidays.
About American Lung Association
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.