Community Engagement Coordinator
The Community Engagement Coordinator enables the Rhode Island Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association to engage with leaders that work within diverse communities, including Health Equity Zones. In this position, the Community Engagement Coordinator raises awareness of programs, provides basic disease information, and links consumers to resources. This individual serves as a liaison between the Alzheimer’s Association- RI Chapter and specific communities including but not limited to the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) community and faith-based communities.
The Community Engagement Coordinator is a full-time grant-funded employee of reporting to the R.I. Chapter Program Manager. This position will be funded until September 29, 2024.
With the assistance of the Community Engagement Coordinator, the R.I. Chapter will coordinate a minimum of 20 community educational forums from August 1, 2022 to September 29, 2024. Relevant educational opportunities will be posted to the Community Health Network website.
The Community Engagement Coordinator is responsible for the following duties:
- 5 Hours per Week: Outreach to the Health Equity Zones, with a focus on Providence, Central Falls, and Pawtucket, to invite them to engage in efforts to organize and schedule a community forum in each one of the communities.
- 5 Hours per Week: Offer a minimum of 15 20-minute "Introduction to Alzheimer’s" presentations within a faith-based community; preferably within a Health Equity Zone.
- 10 Hours per week: Data entry and reporting requirements within the R.I. Chapter Data Management Software: Moves Management System / Personify.
- 10 Hours per Week: Participate in outreach and action planning of Dementia-related Action Planning community initiatives within at least two other communities
- 10 Hours per Week: Develop recruitment strategies and training of bilingual/culturally diverse volunteer community educators who are African American and Hispanic. Focus these efforts in Central Falls, Pawtucket, and Providence.
- The purpose of the trainings is to increase the diversity of R.I. Chapter Program Leaders.
- The goal is to increase the diversity and number of people that the Alzheimer’s Association provides education, services, and supports on the importance of early diagnosis, early detection, and using the services offered by the Alzheimer’s Association to support families living with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders.
Preferred Skills and Qualifications of the Community Engagement Coordinator:
- Knowledge of Alzheimer’s Disease or Related Disorders
- Public speaking and presentation experience
- Community engagement experience preferred
- Community Health Worker Certification
- Fluency in another language other than English, Spanish language preferred
- Represents at least one of the specific communities (BIPOC or faith-based)
- Must be 18 to apply; Background checks required
- Reliable transportation
- Availability on nights and weekends - flexible schedule options including Tues-Sunday
Job Title: Community Engagement Coordinator
Location: Providence, RI
Status: Full time, grant funded through September 29, 2024
Reports To: Program Manager
What the Alzheimer’s Association offers:
The Alzheimer’s Association has been ranked as one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For by The Non-Profit Times each year since 2010, recognizing our visionary and dynamic leadership, collaborative culture, competitive compensation, generous benefits and mission-driven atmosphere. In addition, we offer a hybrid work environment with some flexibility in schedules, as well as excellent training on peer to peer fundraising techniques.
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.