Increase the Association’s capacity to advance Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) to the Tennessee Chapter’s priority diverse communities, Reporting to the Director of Programs with active collaboration with other Chapter leadership, staff and volunteers from all pillars of the organization. The Diversity Coordinator is responsible for developing partnerships with the community to raise awareness and promote education about Alzheimer’s disease to high-risk families in underserved communities. In addition, Diversity Coordinator will oversee the development of the chapter’s statewide faith-based efforts with a particular focus on diverse communities. They will also assist in programmatic activities, including coordinating the recruiting process of volunteer facilitators. Occasional evening and weekend work required, as well as an ability to travel throughout the state. This positions will report to the Director of Programs and it is based in Memphis, TN. This is a full-time, fully benefited, grant-funded position.
Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Developing a strategy and implementation plan to grow relationships in faith organizations statewide.
- Coordinating outreach to faith organizations across Tennessee while developing relationships volunteers and partnerships within the state.
- Partner across the pillars to develop and implement Chapter DEI strategies in support of achievement of DEI pillar key performance indicators.
- Engage, train and manage relationships with Alzheimer’s Association community educators, community representatives, support group facilitators and other community volunteers, within diverse communities chapter-wide.
- Increase reach of Alzheimer’s Association Common Programs with special emphasis on increasing participation among communities that have typically had low rates of engagement with the chapter, by identifying Volunteer Community Leaders in diverse communities who can help increase reach.
- Implement a volunteer recruitment strategy to increase reach to diverse communities, while also managing volunteers dedicated to diversity outreach.
- Building relationships and working collaboratively with local organizations in diverse communities to expand our delivery of core programs.
- Recruiting, managing and supporting volunteers who can deliver core education and support programs in diverse communities.
- Grow mission-driven partnerships with organizations serving diverse communities including, but not limited to: businesses, chambers, community-based organizations, faith communities, academic institutions, and social service organizations.
- Implement the strategy for the Chapter’s outreach to diverse communities by:
- Identify opportunities to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s and related dementias to increase the reach of the organization.
- Work with other pillars of the Association to identify volunteers who will support the Association’s advocacy efforts, research goals, diversity efforts, and local fundraising efforts.
- Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s preferred or equivalent work experience in public health, social work or a related field.
- Three years of community outreach experience, including three years of leadership experience in the area of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
- Must possess valid driver’s license, access to reliable vehicle, proof of insurance and good driving record
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to work with diverse communities and demonstrate equity and inclusion with a demonstrated knowledge of the diversity, equity and inclusion field.
- Ability to build effective relationship networks (inside and outside the Association), including supporting others to work towards common objectives
- Effective verbal and written communication skills, reflecting and understanding of the appropriate use of communication technologies and an appreciation that each audience requires its own approach.
- Excellent presentation and facilitation skills that reflect an understanding of different learning modalities, group process, and cultural diversity.
- Ability to travel throughout Chapter territory from program activities and regional conferences
- Experience in the field of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia support is desirable, but not required.
- Bilingual in English and another language is desirable, but not required.
- Must be able to lift/push/pull up to 25 lbs.
- Ability to travel 15-25%.
Location: Memphis, TN
Work Hours: Full-time (based on a 37.5 hour work week)
Reports To: Director of Programs
Who We Are:
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 www.alz.org/jobs 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.
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, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.