Community Outreach Coordinator
Right now, millions of Americans are facing the devastation of Alzheimer’s. This disease is robbing us of our finances, our families and our futures - but at the Alzheimer’s Association, we’re relentlessly working to change that by addressing the challenges in front of us with speed and without limitations or boundaries. With our network of more than 75 chapters across the country, we’re advancing world-class research, ensuring access to gold-standard care and support, and hiring talented, mission-driven people who make it all happen.
The Alzheimer’s Association has been ranked as one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For by The Nonprofit Times nine years in a row, recognizing our leadership, competitive compensation and benefits, flexibility and mission-driven atmosphere. It takes a uniquely motivated person to be a part of our team - but we believe that person could be you.
The Alzheimer's Association, Wisconsin Chapter provides a variety of education, information and support services to persons with dementia, their families, health care professionals, and the community. The Community Outreach Coordinator is primarily responsible for coordinating the chapter’s strategy for reaching and serving the designated service territory. In addition, the Community Outreach Coordinator is also responsible for helping to recruit and train volunteers that would deliver the education programs, support groups and social engagement programs throughout the community, as well as creating relationships with physicians and local health care systems to increase access to a timely diagnosis and quality care.
Essential Job Functions:
- Serve as primary chapter liaison to designated service territory.
- Identify and create relationships with physicians and local health systems to increase access to a timely diagnosis and quality care.
- Assist in recruiting, training, and retaining program volunteer’s to provide education programs, caregiver support groups and social engagement programs.
- Create and execute a strategy for serving designated service territory.
- Identify and meet the needs of diverse communities and populations within the designated service territory.
- 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.
- Conduct outreach and education with physicians, and other healthcare providers.
- Represent the chapter at appropriate and assigned meetings and events.
- Remains 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.
- 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
- Good interpersonal skills
- Demonstrate computer skills including Microsoft Office applications
- Ability to move boxes and supplies up to 50 lbs
- Working knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and community resources related to aging services
- Experience in program planning and implementation
- Experience in outreach to the designated service territory
- Public speaking experience
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 3828