Community Engagement Manager
The Community Engagement Manager is responsible for implementing the chapter’s volunteer-powered program delivery strategy, engaging with organizations to encourage community mobilization and supporting the chapter’s health systems initiatives. Based in San Diego, California, this position requires frequent travel throughout the assigned territory in San Diego and Imperial County.
Core Characteristics and Competencies
- Demonstrated success managing volunteer-led community education programs and support groups, with experience in recruitment, training, engagement, supervision and evaluation of volunteers
- Demonstrated success working on a team to identify, create and launch strategic partnerships
- Demonstrated success working with diverse populations, volunteers, staff, and external contacts to build and maintain successful teams
- Ability to anticipate, identify, organize and/or analyze growth opportunities and make programmatic recommendations to Chapter leadership
- Ability to coach and develop volunteer talent
- Strong communication skills in person, print, and electronically
- Ability to make data-driven decisions
Community Programs (40%)
- Lead and conduct Community Forums in order to develop an informed and community-focused plan for service delivery
- Guided by the Community Development Model, increase reach of Alzheimer’s Association Common Programs with special emphasis on increasing participation among communities that have typically had low rates of engagement
- Build and expand the impact of Alzheimer’s Association Community Educators, Alzheimer’s Association Community Representatives, Support Group Facilitators and other Community Volunteers
- Engage, train and manage relationships with community volunteers to expand the Alzheimer’s Association’s visibility and programmatic reach within assigned area
- Assist individuals, family members, and caregivers through assessment, care coordination, problem-solving, education, planning, referral and follow-up. Show results through evaluation and report outcomes of work.
- Represent the chapter as needed at community events and networking groups
Community Partnerships (60%)
- Develop new, sustainable strategic community partnerships and volunteer supporters in an effort to increase the reach of the Association
- 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
- Build referral partnerships with social service agencies, service providers and congregations to identify prospective volunteers
- Analyze service data to identify gaps in delivery and create opportunities for increased volunteer engagement
- Support the implementation of the chapter’s health systems strategy by serving as a member of the account management team in an effort to engage health systems as needed.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Education, Social Work, Human Services, Gerontology, Nursing, Public Health, or volunteer management
- 2 years of experience in managing volunteers
- 2 years of experience managing program implementation
- 1-2 years of experience in community outreach, community mobilization or organizational capacity building projects/initiatives
- Ability and willingness to travel up to 65% within the assigned territory by car. Travel in this case, is considered time spent away from the office, in the community, to fulfill the job goals.
- While most such travel is same day, occasional overnight travel or air travel may be required. Must have a valid driver’s license, access to reliable transportation, good driving record and proof of automobile insurance.
- Ability and willingness to travel to Imperial County at least one day a month.
- Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends as required for the job
- Strong computer skills, proficient with Microsoft Office products, Google suite and; experience with, or ability to rapidly learn the Personify CRM database and volunteer management system
- Bilingual - Spanish / English preferred
POSITION TITLE: Community Engagement Manager
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
STATUS: Full-Time Exempt
$66,000 - 69,000 plus generous PTO and 401k contribution
LOCATION: San Diego, CA
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 www.alz.org/jobs 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.
At the Alzheimer's Association®, we believe that diverse perspectives are critical to achieving health equity - meaning that all communities have a fair and just opportunity for early diagnosis and access to risk reduction and quality care. The Association is committed to engaging underrepresented and underserved communities and responding with resources and education to address the disproportionate impact of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
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.