Job Description


                                  Northern California and Northern Nevada

POSITION TITLE:   Community Outreach Specialist

DEPARTMENT:       Diversity Equity and Inclusion

REPORTS TO:         Director, Diversity Equity and Inclusion

GRADE:                   5

LOCATION:             San Francisco and San Mateo Counties, California 

STATUS:                  Full-time, exempt (37.5 hours per week)


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 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 Community Outreach Specialist is responsible for building relationships with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer or Questioning (LGBTQ), community to promote and expand the Alzheimer's Association program and services and increase engagement in the full mission.  An ideal candidate will have a broad established network in the LGBTQ community to build and expand our presence and engagement in San Francisco and San Mateo Counties, while mobilizing volunteers. The Community Outreach Specialist will help position the Alzheimer's Association widely to increase community awareness about Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, engage those disproportionately affected, and promote the Alzheimer's Association as the place to turn for all matters relating to Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.  


  • Implement strategies that build community awareness of the Alzheimer's Association's services and resources in the LGBTQ community.  Expand the utilization of programs and services in the chapter and partner with colleagues to expand overall reach in the LGBTQ Community. 

  • Increase reach of the Alzheimer’s Association Common Programs with special emphasis on increasing participation among communities that have typically had low rates of engagement in San Francisco and San Mateo Counties. 

  • Serve as a community liaison and spokesperson at relevant community events to build collaborative partnerships with strategic partner agencies to reach new constituents.

  • Recruit and train volunteers to serve as community connectors and educators.  Conduct annual performance evaluations (Mission Conversations). 

  • Develop, lead, and mobilize the LGBTQ Alzheimer's Association Advisory  Council to elevate the Alzheimer's Association's presence and reach in the LGBTQ Community chapter wise. 

  • Schedule, plan, market, and oversee the delivery of core services and community forums to reach and serve the LGBTQ community.

  • Develop and expand LGBTQ national and chapter-wide partnerships to meet Key Performance Indicators for our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion priorities (KPI-3).

  • Serve as a media spokesperson for the Association. Collaborate with the communications department in marketing strategies to engage the LGBTQ Community on all communication channels. Foster full mission community engagement, including advocacy and signature events and represent the Alzheimer’s Association at community events, networking events and engagement opportunities, including those in rural counties. 

  • Lead grant-funded outreach efforts, ensure grant deliverables are met, and track and report statistics for grant requirements. 

  • Support entry for the DEI Team in the Moves Management Database.


  • 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, The Longest Day and Walk to End Alzheimer's.  Work at least one Walk event on the weekend. 

  • Respond to public policy calls to action & participate in advocacy days

  • Enhance our culture of diversity and inclusion in all aspects of the job

  • Promote and create opportunities for full mission engagement of volunteers. 


  • Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent work-related experience

  • 3 years of experience and demonstrated success in outreach to the LGBTQ community.

  • Community mobilization and 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 the advancement of the mission

  • Professionalism is maintained in dealings with every level of organization

  • Strong collaboration skills

  • Integrity

  • Creativity

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, pregnancy, age, national origin, orany other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.


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