Job Description

The Alzheimer's Association Community Engagement Manager, serving the San Diego and Imperial community, provides a variety of education, information and support services to persons living with Alzheimer’s and dementia, caregivers, health care professionals, and the community. We are presently hiring a Community Engagement Manager, who will be primarily responsible for coordinating and conducting educational programs to support to individuals living with dementia, friends/family, and the general public, reaching communities of color and increasing our reach through expansion of our community partnerships.

The Community Engagement Manager will also utilize volunteers to increase program delivery and support services throughout the territory. This includes the recruitment, training, support and management/supervision of volunteer community educators. This position is preferred to be bilingual English and Spanish.

This opportunity is based in San Diego office- with hybrid option

Essential Job Functions    

  • Work as part of a cohesive and collaborative program team to deliver the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association as to deliver our common core programming classes.
  • Work with a focus on the Alzheimer’s Association strategic priority pillars
  • Assist caregivers through assessment, care coordination, problem-solving, planning, connections to community organizations and follow-up. 
  • Plan, schedule, promote and deliver Association community education programs within a variety of venues including community centers, community- based agencies, healthcare settings, other settings as needed.
  • Develop new, sustainable strategic community partnerships and volunteer supporters in an effort to increase the reach of the Association
  • Build referral partnerships with social service agencies, service providers and congregations to identify prospective volunteers
  • Provide training, resources and supervision of volunteers and interns.
  • Identify and meet the needs of diverse communities and populations, with a particular focus on diverse communities, including the Latino, African-American and the LGBT community.
  • Represent the chapter at appropriate and assigned meetings and events. 
  • Promote and support all office activities including the Walk to End Alzheimer’s and The Longest Day
  • Remain knowledgeable and current in information related to Alzheimer’s and related dementias as well as national, state, and local initiatives that affect the targeted population.  

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree required, master’s degree preferred in health care related field: social work, psychology, counseling, nursing, gerontology, public health or related.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in community outreach, conducting education programs, health care guiding, coaching, and supporting individuals and their families. 
  • Remain knowledgeable and current in information related to Alzheimer’s and related dementias as well as national, state, and local initiatives that affect the targeted population.  
  • Ability to work with a wide range of people including persons with dementia, family caregivers, corporations, foundations, and volunteers.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse population.
  • Computer competency and familiarity with data base management and data entry required
  • Ability to multi-task and handle changing priorities in a fastpaced environment
  • Experience in volunteer management, supervision and support.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong public speaking skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills when working with internal and external clients.
  • Ability and willingness to travel as needed, including overnight travel.
  • Familiarity with demographics and community resources desirable
  • California driver license, insurance, and reliable transportation

 Position Location: San Diego

Full time or Part time: Full time based on 37.5 hours per week

Position Grade:

Reports To: Director of Programs

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 1,900 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 develop the disease in the future. Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website to explore who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work for the last twelve years in a row. 

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, long term care insurance, tuition reimbursement, generous Paid Time Off, 12 annual holidays and Paid Family Leave, 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 and an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing.

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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