Manager, DEI and Community Outreach
Job Title: Manager, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and Community Outreach – Washington State Chapter
Location: Lynnwood, WA or Tukwila, WA office
Work Hours: Full-time (based on a 37.5 hour work week)
Reports To: Director of Operations
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 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.
Increase the Association’s capacity to advance Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) to the Washington State Chapter’s priority diverse communities. Reporting to the Director of Operations with active collaboration with other Chapter leadership, staff and volunteers from all pillars of the organization, the Manager, DEI and Community Outreach is responsible for: monitoring, advocating and promoting the adoption of the Association’s DEI priorities across all pillars, building collaborative and strategic organizational partnerships, recruiting/engaging diverse community leaders and volunteers, and implementing the chapter’s volunteer-powered program delivery strategy.
Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Align and mobilize staff and volunteers, including Region 1 Staff DEI Committee and Chapter Board DEI subcommittee, around the National DEI Strategic Framework.
- 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, particularly within King County, and within diverse communities Chapter-wide.
- Engage existing and new diverse community partners to understand emerging priorities and unmet needs, and (re)assess areas of intersection with Alzheimer’s Association strategic priorities, including the development and execution of Community Forums that include diverse audiences.
- 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.
- 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.
- Provide support to Health Systems and Public Policy staff in development of priorities that support health equity and reflect the perspectives and priorities of diverse communities.
- Represent the Alzheimer’s Association externally on councils/workgroups to inform and advance our DEI strategy/activities and to increase reach, access, and participation in care and support amongst communities disproportionately impacted by the disease.
- Serve as a spokesperson, and engage diverse volunteers to represent the Association in radio and television interviews targeting priority communities.
- Bachelor’s degree in public health, communications, nonprofit leadership or related field. Master’s preferred.
- Five years of community outreach experience (six years preferred), including three years of leadership experience in the area of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (four years preferred).
- 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 and fly to regional and national meetings
- 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%.
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, tuition reimbursement, generous PTO 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 an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing, plus Caregiver Leave.
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.