Job Description


Job Title: Community Engagement Coordinator – Wisconsin Chapter

Location:  Madison – La Crosse (will be covering Southwestern Wisconsin area)

Work Hours: Full-time (based on a 37.5 hour work week)

Reports To:  Community Outreach Manager


Who We Are:

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia - by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

At the Alzheimer’s Association, our employees are at the core of all we do. Our network of more than 1,700 employees across the United States makes a difference each and every day for those impacted by Alzheimer’s and those at risk for the disease.

We warmly invite qualified applicants to consider this opportunity to make a life changing impact on the millions living with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers and those that may be diagnosed with the disease in the future.  Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website to find out more about who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work the last eleven years in a row.  

Position Summary:

The Community Engagement Coordinator is primarily responsible for coordinating the chapter’s strategy for reaching and serving more constituents through community development.  Identify and build new partnerships with in the community, recruit, train and manage volunteers who deliver Alzheimer’s Association education programs, support groups and social engagement programs, as well as creating relationships with physicians and local health care systems to increase access to a timely diagnosis and quality care


Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Community Development

  • Develop new, sustainable community partnerships that advance the chapter mission, expand program reach and increase program delivery as per Strategic Plan goals. 
  • Build strategic partnerships with community organizations, academic, public and private sector to advance the chapter mission and serve more clients across the territory.
  • Analyze service data to identify gaps in delivery and create opportunities to expand education and support programs.
  • Lead and conduct Community Forums in order to develop an informed and community-focused plan for service delivery
  • Represent the chapter at appropriate and assigned meetings and events.
  • Conduct timely and effective promotion and outreach on behalf of the organization, with a focus on increasing awareness of and promoting care and support programs.

Volunteer Engagement

  • Implement strategies to recruit, engage and manage volunteers to deliver Association education and support programs in order to expand community visibility and service delivery especially among minority, high risk and underserved populations.
  • Monitor volunteer program outcomes and results to reinforce organizational accountability. 
  • In collaboration with the Program Manager, develop recruitment plans and strategies. 


Care and Support

  • Work with Program Director, Family Services Manager and Health Services Director to identify and create relationships with physicians and local health systems to increase access to a timely diagnosis and quality care.
  • Conduct timely and effective promotion and outreach on behalf of the organization, with a focus on increasing awareness of and promoting care and support programs.
  • Provide Care Consultations, assistance and support to families and make referrals as needed. 
  • Remain knowledgeable and current on information related to Alzheimer’s and related       dementias as well as national, state, and local initiatives that affect the targeted population.  
  • Serve on the Walk to End Alzheimer’s planning committee(s) in designated service territory and assist in promotion, fund raising, and identifying volunteers to support this event.
  • Maintain appropriate records and statistics as assigned on a timely basis.

Participate in all staff, team, committee and other internal meetings as requested.


Preferred Qualification:

  • Working knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and community resources related to aging services
  • Experience in developing community partnerships
  • Experience in outreach to the designated service territory
  • Public speaking experience
  • 2 years of experience with managing volunteers

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social service or healthcare field and at least two years of professional experience 
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills both written and oral
  • Excellent organization and time management skills; ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work well with other staff, volunteers and clients
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrate computer skills including Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to move boxes and supplies up to 50lbs


Employees working 24 hours/week or more are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, flex accounts, short and long-term disability, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, generous PTO as well as an annual Cultural & Heritage Day and Volunteer Day of their choosing. They are also eligible for our gold standard 401(k) retirement plan. 

Full time employees (37.5 hours/week), will enjoy all of the above plus an annual School Visitation Day an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing, plus Caregiver Leave.


The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides consideration for an employment relationship without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, genetic predisposition, national origin, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.


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