Dementia Care Coordinator
This is two-year, full-time, grant-funded position for the Northern California and Northern Nevada Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, and reports to the Dementia Care Director. The Dementia Care Coordinator is responsible for increasing education and awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) throughout the state of Nevada, working in conjunction with the State’s Department of Health and Human Service’s community partnership grant.
This position is located in the Las Vegas, Nevada office and the Reno, Nevada office location may be considered.
COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND AWARENESS
* Increase education and awareness of Alzheimer’s disease through education programs in the community, delivering evidenced-informed and Alzheimer’s Association Common Educational programs
* Create and implement a public awareness campaign for both print and digital to increase awareness of ADRD, working with the Chapter communications team and Nevada Public Health
* Educate the community on the benefits of early detection and timely diagnosis
* Work directly with the Public Health department to improve their dementia education and awareness, integrating ADRD into existing Public Health education and programs
* Build awareness throughout Nevada to both constituents and professionals
* Build a statewide ADRD public health infrastructure that includes a State sustainability plan (future funding)
* Enhance data collection but coordinating Nevada’s participation in Centers for Disease Control Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey on subjective cognitive decline and caregiver burden
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
* Bachelor’s degree public health, education, policy or similar experience
* 5 years’ experience in education, community outreach, community mobilization or organizational capacity building projects/initiatives
* Experience in state policy preferred
* Excellent public speaking skills
* Demonstrated history of health education, strong public speaking skills and an understanding of adult learning principles
* Ability to work independently and only under general supervision.
* Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability
* Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks and competing demands seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
* Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, board members, external partners and donors
Job Reference #: 3806