Jobs and Internships

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES - PLEASE NOTE

Respiratory Health Association (501c3) is fully committed to equal opportunity in employment in accordance with applicable laws and regulations and is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Respiratory Health Association does not hire persons who use tobacco and forbids tobacco use in the workplace.

CURRENT LISTINGS

Associate, Database Operations and Donor Services - please apply by February 17, 2017
Coordinator, Special Events - please apply by March 1, 2017
Senior Director, Programs & Policy - please apply by March 10, 2017
Senior Director, Operations
- please apply by March 15, 2017

Associate, Database Operations and Donor Services

Respiratory Health Association is seeking a driven, detail-oriented team member who is passionate about data opertations and donor relations to join our development office. This position requires proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, in particular Access, Visio and advanced Word and Excel techniques; prior experience using iMIS database, SQL Server, and/or data visualization tools are highly desired. The ideal candidate has excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to collaborate, and demonstrated skill managing multiple projects while providing excellent customer service.

The Database Operations and Donor Services Associate manages all projects related to RHA's iMIS database including standard operating procedures, updates and regular maintenance, moves management, quieries and reports, and prospect research. Additional responsibilities include gift processing and stewardship, annual campaign and giving initiatives support, and internal iMIS staff trainings.

Candidates must possess a bachelor's degree and demonstrated database management and software proficiencies. Prior experience using iMIS database is desired. Excellent attention to detail, initiative, and ability to think flexibly are also required as is the willingness to work occasional weekends and evenings. Must be able to lift 20 lbs. The coordinator reports to the Development Director and works in a fast-paced, deadline-heavy environment.  Click here for the complete job description.

To apply for the Associate position: Email resume with cover letter and salary requirement by February 10, 2017 to development@lungchicago.org. Please include the job title and your name in the subject line.

Coordinator, Special Events

Respiratory Health Association is seeking a coordinator with a high energy level and outstanding organizational skills to join our fundraising special events team. This position requires administrative skills and proficiencies in Microsoft Word, Excel and ability to learn RHA systems. The ideal candidate must be articulate, personable, and efficient; proficient in handling administrative tasks for multiple events and projects simultaneously; and have the desire to be an event fundraiser.

The Special Events Coordinator provides support on all special events, including:

•  Hustle Up the Hancock
•  Hike for Lung Health
•  CowaLUNGa Bike Tour
•  RHA's Lung Power Team for Chicago Marathon
•  CHILL Wine & Culinary Event
•  Various receptions

The Special Events Coordinator will execute event registrations, process gifts, manage budget, complete preparation/packing and onsite logistics, and coordinate post-event distribution of incentive prizes/awards. The Coordinator also develops coaching relationships with special event participants to establish and meet fundraising goals and identify/cultivate participants for human interest stories.

Candidates must possess a bachelor's degree and a minimum of two (2) years experience, including internships, in event planning, silent auction coordination and administrative support. Outstanding administrative and communications skills, a strong customer service focus, and excellent organizational skills are required, as is the willingness to work weekends and evenings. Must be able to lift 20 lbs. The coordinator reports to the Senior Director and works in a fast-paced, deadline-heavy environment.  Click here for the complete job description.

To apply for the Coordinator, Special Events position: Email resume with cover letter and salary requirement by March 1, 2017 to jobsspecialevents@lungchicago.org. Please include the job title and your name in the subject line.

Senior Director, Programs & Policy

Respiratory Health Association is seeking a Senior Director of Programs and Policy to lead the programs and policy department ($2 million annual budget) and oversee RHA's initiatives to implement its mission to prevent lung disease, promote clean air and help people live better through education, research, and policy change. The ideal candidate is an experienced public health professional with a proven track record of program development; implementation of policy, system and environmental ("PSE") change strategies; grant writing; staff supervision and development; and executive management. This position is part of the executive leadership team, reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer, and will have shared responsibilities for organizational and staff management; program administration; public policy agenda setting; grant writing; and new business development.

The Senior Director of Programs and Policy will provide programmatic oversite, budget support and management, and executive guidance to RHA's entire portfolio of programs and policy initiatives. In addition to supervising and developing staff, the Senior Director will serve as a content expert and liaison for outside agencies and advisory councils; lead grant applications to expand RHA's initiatives; provide technical assistance and PSE change strategy implementation to government agencies, community partners and other stakeholders; develop and disseminate materials for RHA's library; and collaborate with the leadership team and board to implement the Association's strategic plan and external communications.

Candidates must possess a Master's in Public Health or a related field and a minimum of eight (8) years of experience in the development, implementation, and administration of public health initiatives with at least 5 years in a management/leadership role supervising staff. A proven track record in program development and successful public and private grant writing; expertise in the development and implementation of PSE change strategies; and excellent writing and communication skills are required. The complete job description can be viewed here.

To apply for the Senior Director, Programs & Policy position: please email resume and cover letter with salary requirements to jobsprogramspolicy@lungchicago.org by Friday, March 10, 2017. Please include the job title and your name in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Senior Director, Operations

Respiratory Health Association is seeking a Senior Director of Operations to play an important role in managing the Association's ongoing operations and work strategically with the President and Chief Executive Officer and RHA senior staff to fulfill the Association's vision of healthy lungs and clean air for all. This is a hands-on position in which the successful candidate will both execute his/her own operations responsibilities and collaborate with other members of senior management on organization-wide activities. 

The Senior Director of Operations will oversee daily functions of RHA's office administration, information technology, facilities management, finance and human resource; collaborate with the CEO on issues of organizational management and strategic planning; identify best practices and improve internal standard operating procedures; supervise staff and manage budgets.

Candidates must possess an MHA, MBA or other advanced degree and a minimum of ten (10) years of relevant work experience for consideration. A demonstrated understanding of business functions; working knowledge of customer relationship management platforms, data analyis, and performance/operation metrics; proven track record in project management; exceptional writing, communication and interpersonal skills; and an outstanding work ethic are required. The complete job description can be viewed here.

To apply for the Senior Director, Operations position: please email resume, cover letter with salary requirements, and three writing samples by Thursday, March 15, 2017 to operations@lungchicago.org. Please include the job title and your name in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be considered.