Community Engagement Mgr, Diversity Spec.
Job Title: Community Engagement Manager, Diversity Specialist
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY Territory: Rockland & Orange Counties
Reports To: Senior Director, Community Engagement
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 www.alz.org/jobs 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.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health agency dedicated to eliminating Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders through the advancement of research and to enhancing care and support services for all affected. The Alzheimer’s Association’s Hudson Valley Chapter has an opportunity for a Community Engagement Manager to help us reach our strategic goals. This team member serves as a key staff person in fostering diversity and inclusion and marketing all programs, services, and events to a broad range of audiences. This team member also provides guidance about meeting the needs of diverse communities in our chapter territory.
Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Develops networks of community leaders, families, health and social service professionals, raising awareness and funds.
- Markets all the programs and services of the Alzheimer’s Association through community outreach, presentations about Alzheimer’s disease and distribution of Alzheimer's Association literature and printed materials.
- Works to integrate multicultural outreach efforts into the chapter’s programs and services to ensure that culturally appropriate services are available.
- Conducts educational programs as outlined in the Association’s Common Program Plan.
- Provides support as part of the Chapter’s Community Engagement team to assure the team reaches grant goals.
- Manages reporting requirements for all the Chapter’s grants. Identifies, trains, and supervises outreach speakers/volunteers from diverse communities. (Spanish-language Caregiver Support Group facilitator).
- Identifies and cultivates potential participants and donors for all chapter events including the Walk to End Alzheimer’s and The Longest Day.
- Identifies potential individual donors, major donors, and board members.
- Identifies and cultivates potential constituents for all chapter programs and services.
- Assists the Chapter’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee by providing guidance in reaching underserved populations and identifying unmet needs.
- Helps develop collaborative efforts with leaders in underserved communities to engage their constituents.
- Coordinates with the Director of Government Relations and the Communications Manager to involve caregivers and individuals with dementia in advocacy and media activities.
- Provides information about clinical trials and Alzheimer’s Association TrialMatch to individuals and caregivers from minority groups.
- Maintains and compiles program and service data; submits monthly reports of activities.
- Ensures compliance with standards of the Alzheimer’s Association.
- Identify, recruit and manage program volunteers in delivery of programs & services.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience, and experience working with volunteers.
- Excellent verbal and communication skills required in both English and Spanish preferred.
- Ability to multitask; strong organizational skills, accuracy, and attention to detail.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to represent the organization in a professional manner.
- Strong interpersonal and presentation skills; ability to cold call and grow local business/agency relationships to increase visibility, brand awareness, volunteers, and revenue.
- Ability to work independently on projects, establish priorities, and meet deadlines.
- Knowledge of grant reporting.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, especially Word and Excel, and with social media.
- Interest in aging issues and related service provisions.
- Ability to be a strong team member including:
- Taking action to promote a positive team climate.
- Taking responsibility to contribute to the success of the team.
- Being flexible about working on team tasks.
- Highly motivated, and able to work under pressure.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Ability to travel as needed to perform job duties (access to a car and valid New York State driver’s license are required).
- This is a full-time position 37.5 hours per week. Working hours may vary from week to week depending on program needs. This position requires some evening meetings and participation in weekend events.
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.