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JOB TITLE:                     Health Educator

DEPARTMENT:             Programs

REPORTS TO:                Director of Programs and Advocacy

FLSA STATUS:               Part-time, non-exempt

General Statement of Duties

BREATHE LA is a nonprofit 501©3 organization dedicated to promoting lung health and clean air in Los Angeles County.  BREATHE LA addresses these issues through education, advocacy, research and technology with a focus on COPD, environmental education, lung disease, tobacco and access to health services.  Programs are multi-cultural, multi-disciplined and tailored to individuals and communities, age ranges and cultural backgrounds.

BREATHE LA seeks to fill the position of a part-time Health Educator:
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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates a well-informed understanding of the programs and services that BREATHE California of Los Angeles County (BREATHE LA) provides to the community
  • Adheres to BREATHE LA’s policies and procedures consistent with the mission, vision and value statements
  • Identify potential community partners
  • Develop and build effective working relationships with community-based groups, medical providers, and faith-based organizations
  • Conduct lung health education workshops and health risk assessments
  • Develop and disseminate relevant health communication material pertaining to lung health and environmental health
  • Administer pre/post-tests and data entry of health outcomes of program participants
  • Facilitate meetings with community partners to organize resources
  • Deliver presentations at community events and local health fairs
  • Utilize community partnerships to aid in recruitment of participants and fulfillment of program objectives

Qualifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • At least two years of work experience as a health educator, community health worker, or related experience required
  • Associate degree in Public Health, AA degree in Respiratory education, or related field strongly preferred
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) strongly preferred
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Data entry experience using Excel
  • Experience preparing and delivering health education presentations using PowerPoint
  • Community organizing and related experience working with hard-to-reach populations

This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions.  It does not prescribe or restrict responsibilities that may be assigned.

Salary DOE.  Competitive compensation & benefits, excellent work environment.  EOE.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to

No phone calls or walk ins.


Our staff is made up of a diverse group of dedicated professionals who work in concert with our Board of Directors and a group of talented volunteers and interns to provide environmental education, lung health awareness, conduct and support research projects  and senior lung health services.

We offer vacation and sick time benefits, in addition to health benefits including vision and dental.

Send resumes:

5858 Wilshire Blvd Suite 300
Los Angeles CA 90036

FAX: 323-935-1873


Non-Discrimination Policy
BREATHE California of Los Angeles County (BCLAC) is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability which can be reasonably accommodated, or any other classification protected by law. It is the policy of BCLAC that employment decisions be based on the needs and activities of BCLAC and the merit, qualifications, and competence of the employee. Except where required or permitted by law, employment practices shall not be influenced or affected by virtue of any such classification, including, without limitation, hiring, job selection, work hours, evaluations, promotions, job assignments, transfers, compensation, discipline, lay offs, discharges, or all other terms, conditions, or incidents of employment.

Source: BCLAC’s Employment Handbook (under 2.3 Equal Employment Opportunities)

Contact Us

5858 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 300
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: 323-935-8050
Fax: 323-935-1873

Our Mission

Promoting clean air and healthy lungs through research, education, advocacy and technology.

Our Vision

To protect the breath of life by eliminating the causes of lung disease and reducing the suffering of those afflicted by lung disease.

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