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Manager, Advocacy, Clean Air

  • Job
    Mid & Senior Level
  • Science
  • $62.5K - $70K
  • Trenton


  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, environmental policy or related field.
  • Three to five years of advocacy experience, such as with advocacy organizations, regulatory or legislative offices, or voluntary health organizations.
  • Knowledge of clean air, climate change and/or environmental policy, with specific knowledge about zero-emissions vehicles policies preferred.
  • Ability to build and sustain relationships with volunteers; excellent project management skills; excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team and with a wide range of people, ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines, ability to work independently, and adapt to changing situations.
  • Must have a valid Driver’s license and your own reliable transportation with the ability to travel within assigned area 10% of the time for meetings and conferences, as well as the flexibility to work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends with some overnights required.
  • Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs. (event supplies).
  • Consistent with its mission, the American Lung Association maintains a smoke-free workplace; all employees must abstain from tobacco use in any form, including vaping.


  • Engage with existing healthy air-focused coalitions and help coordinate among health and medical organization coalition partners to identify policy opportunities, coordinate activities and recruit health and medical voice engagement in support of policies to address air pollution, climate change and health disparities in coordination with nationwide Lung Association and coalition campaign efforts.
  • Recruit and support health and medical professionals, and other grassroots and grass tops volunteers, who care about heathy air and/or climate action and are willing to share their stories with decision-makers and media.
  • Create/oversee the creation of materials to support advocacy in New Jersey, such as factsheets, media materials and advocacy letters.
  • In collaboration with Director, Advocacy, engage with policymakers to educate them about the need for policies to protect public health; represent the American Lung Association before public agencies, at conferences and other venues to advance the mission of the organization.
  • Track state policymaking processes and policy opportunities. Coordinate with AVP, Nationwide Advocacy to identify public education, advocacy and health partner coordination opportunities to advance policy goals across New Jersey.
  • Support Lung Association materials, messaging and public education about the health benefits of addressing climate change.
  • Other duties as needed, including support for broad organizational goals providing resources to broader American Lung Association clean air advocacy efforts in other states.

We are the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health & preventing lung disease.

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Mission & Purpose

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.