Job Description

Be part of the movement to end Alzheimer’s 
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 Community Outreach Specialist is responsible for building relationships with the African American community in order to encourage use of Alzheimer’s Association services and resources with an emphasis on early detection and treatment of dementia. An ideal candidate will be familiar with African American networks including faith-based communities and civic organizations, possess strong networking skills, and have experience managing volunteers. 

The Community Outreach Specialist will support the Chapter’s community outreach efforts with the African American community. Our goal is to help position the Alzheimer's Association widely to build community awareness and engagement among those disproportionately affected and promote the Alzheimer’s Association’s as the place to turn for all matters relating to Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.  

This is a part-time position, 24 hours per week with benefits, located in the Lafayette, California office of the Northern California and Northern Nevada Chapter, and reports to the Director of Diversity and Inclusion. 


* Develop, implement and manage strategies that build community awareness of the Alzheimer’s   Association’s services and resources in the African American community.
* Serve as a community liaison by participating in relevant community events, serving as a spokesperson to build collaborative partnerships with strategic partner agencies.
* Recruit, train and mentor volunteers to champion the cause. 
* Schedule, plan, market and oversee delivery of core services to the African American community.
* Develop, manage and market community forums.
* Partner with the faith-based community to promote the Association’s programs and events.
* Serve as a spokesperson for the Association in radio and television interviews that target African Americans.
* Foster community engagement in the full mission including advocacy and signature events.
* Collaborate with Communications Department in creating strategies to engage African Americans on social media platforms and online communication channels (chapter website, e-newsletter, blog).
* Track and report statistics on outreach for grant purposes.
* Assist with outreach in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties to reach Area Agency on Aging grant goals. (10%)

* Fully engage in a culture where team collaboration is highly valued
* Work as a team to accomplish, if not exceed, organizational goals in the National Strategic Plan
* Participate in signature fundraising events
* Walk to End Alzheimer’s staff team and personal fundraising goals
* Work at least one Walk to End Alzheimer’s on a weekend
* Participate in The Longest Day
* Respond to public policy calls to action & participate in advocacy days
* Enhance our culture of diversity and inclusion in all aspects of the job

* Ability to drive primarily throughout the East Bay and occasionally throughout the Chapter territory
* Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent work related experience
* 3 years of experience and demonstrated success in outreach to the African American community
* Community mobilization and/or volunteer recruitment and management experience
* Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
* Excellent verbal and written communications skills
* Deadline and detail oriented, adaptable and able to manage multiple projects and tasks
* Ability to work with diverse communities and demonstrate inclusion

* Self-starter, including the initiative to proactively identify and refer projects to appropriate staff to assure advancement of the mission
* Professionalism, maintained in dealings with every level of organization
* Integrity
* Creativity
* Sense of humor strongly recommended

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