Community Outreach Coordinator
The Community Outreach Coordinator is responsible for outreach to the Latino/Hispanic community, particularly in Kent County and surrounding counties, to expand awareness of dementia and the Alzheimer’s Association. This position is also responsible for the development, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of agency programs through direct and volunteer provided services. The Community Outreach Coordinator reports to the Senior Program Director.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Identify strategies and best practices in order to promote education and awareness of dementia, the Alzheimer’s Association and available services to the Latino/Hispanic community, particularly residents of Kent County and surrounding areas.
- Identify and develop new relationships with organizations and community leaders in Kent and surrounding counties to assist in providing outreach and programming to the Latino/Hispanic population.
- Develop, coordinate and facilitate meetings of the Latino/Hispanic Dementia Advisory Board.
- Recruit, train and supervise a core group of volunteers to assist in outreach efforts.
- Prepare and conduct community presentations to increase knowledge of dementia and Association programs and services.
- Conduct individual client and group meetings.
- Provide information, support, and referrals related to the identified needs of clients.
- Record and maintain required documentation.
- Conduct program evaluations.
- Develop and maintain client referral materials and brochures.
- Participate on Association work groups, community coalitions and advocacy groups.
- Maintain working relationships and a referral base through networking with other professionals.
- Represent the Alzheimer’s Association at public forums, conferences, and media events; function as an advocate representing the Alzheimer’s Association in the community.
- Assist the supervisor to ensure integration of strategic directions into the department work plan.
- Assist in the marketing of agency programs and services.
- Assist in Chapter event activities and other assignments as dictated by the needs of the Chapter.
- Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Gerontology/Aging Studies or a related field.
- Experience in program development, planning and implementation.
- Familiarity and established connections in the Latino/Hispanic community, Kent County and surrounding counties.
- Experience in community outreach preferred.
- Spanish fluency.
- Working knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias preferred.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Suite.
- Frequent travel around Kent County and surrounding counties.
- Normal to fast paced office environment.
- High degree of public contact.
- High degree of telephone use.
- High degree of public speaking/presentations.
- Work may be stressful at times.
- Commitment to a professional code of ethics.
- High level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative.
- Ability to work effectively with clients, caregivers, staff, volunteers and external contacts to build and maintain effective teams.
- Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
- Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve.
- Ability to communicate effectively in person, in writing and electronically to a variety of audiences.
- Ability to lift, carry and transport materials up to 30 lbs.
- Ability to operate designated office equipment.
- Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
- Ability to travel as needed to perform job duties.