The Education Coordinator & Trainer is an essential member of the Programs and Services Team. This position develops, coordinates, and implements a comprehensive education program plan to meet the needs of health and long-term care professionals, paid caregivers, family caregivers, and community groups. The Education Coordinator & Trainer provides management and oversight for a team of volunteer trainers. Additional responsibilities include providing trainings for Chapter staff and other volunteers.
This is a full-time position, located in the Lynnwood or Tukwila office, Washington office, and reports to the Director of Programs and Services.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
* Deliver Common Program Plan and Chapter-developed educational programming in the form of in-services, workshops, conference presentations, and other trainings and activities throughout the year on topics that include Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, care approaches, research and treatments, brain health and other issues related to the disease. Manage day to day activities of the Education Department.
* Oversee selection and securing of venues and speakers, arranges and manages booking agreements, conducts promotion and outreach, and coordinates staff, volunteers, hosts, partners, and sponsors.
* Identify needs, implements new initiatives and programs and evaluates program effectiveness.
* Provide programming that meets the diverse needs of targeted audiences, which includes communities of color and geographically underserved populations within our Chapter territory.
* Create and/or expands curricula as needed, utilizing adult learning principles, best practices and research-based/research-informed information.
* Work with other staff to coordinate training calendars, classes, presentations, and trainers’ schedules.
* Create and/or updates relevant department policies, procedures and processes as needed.
* Ensure all agreements, contract requirements and deadlines are being met.
* Work with the Volunteer Coordinator to develop, implement, and oversee the volunteer speakers’ bureau.
* Manage and trains speakers bureau volunteers, and trains staff throughout the Chapter’s territory as needed according to internal training policies
* Support the Conference Manager for the annual Regional Conference and other chapter conferences/forums in various assigned roles.
* Maintain accurate records and databases.
* Advance the mission as well as the goals and priority activities of the Association-wide Strategic Plan.
* Support and participates in Association events, including but not limited to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, A Reason to Hope, and chapter conferences, as requested.
* Support and participate in formal advocacy and public policy activities as requested.
* Other duties as assigned.
* Bachelor’s degree in social work, gerontology, health education, or public administration; Master’s preferred
* 2 years progressive related work experience coordinating and delivering educational programs
* 2 years of professional experience working with families and caregivers of individuals who have Alzheimer’s or other dementias, or with people with chronic illness or disabilities
* Knowledge regarding the broad field of aging, dementia and disabilities, psychosocial aspects and needs of family caregivers, and issues unique to dementia in the long-term care environment
* Excellent communication, public speaking and curriculum-development skills
* High degree of comfort with high volume of public contact
* Able to advocate for and represent the Alzheimer’s Association in a variety of settings
* Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and Google Suite
* Ability and willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends as required for the job
* Ability to work in an environment that is at times fast-paced and stressful
* Ability and willingness to travel by car within the chapter territory as required for the job (up to 25%)
* Must possess valid driver’s license, access to reliable vehicle, and proof of current automobile insurance
* Ability to meet physical demands of the job; bend, stoop, lift, transport, and set up program materials as needed (up to 35lbs) and on occasion, stand and walk long periods of time