Mission Specialist – Houston and Southeast Texas
Location – Houston, TX
Work Hours: Full-time
Compensation: Grade Level 204
Reports To: Community Engagement Manager
Who We Are:
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
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 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 ten years in a row.
This position is responsible for building relationships, developing community collaborations, assisting with outreach, public education, and recruiting, coaching, and managing volunteers. Under the direct supervision of the Community Engagement Manager, this position requires significant teamwork and collaboration with staff, volunteers and community partners to fulfill the mission of the organization.
Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Build and strategically expand the number of Alzheimer’s Association community volunteers and partner organizations through year-round outreach.
- Engage, train and manage relationships with community volunteers to expand the Alzheimer’s Association’s visibility and programmatic reach within assigned area.
- Conduct annual goal-setting and performance evaluations of community volunteers.
- Expand programming opportunities through diversity and inclusion outreach to priority diverse populations among Hispanic/Latino, African American and LGBT constituencies.
- Target outreach to key constituencies to promote the Association, assess community needs and identify new opportunities for service delivery as needed in market, organization, lead and conduct community forums in order to develop an informed and community-focused plan for service delivery.
- Ensure quality assurance and tracking measures are in place for collection of program data.
- Provide leadership and/or support as needed for special events, programs, conferences, both internal and external to the organization.
- Support the implementation of the chapter’s health systems/long-term care strategy.
- Maintain working knowledge of key Association priorities.
- Support and participate in special events and fund development activities as requested.
- Support and participate in formal advocacy and public policy activities as requested.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in public health, human services, or a related field.
- Two years of experience in human service program service delivery, preferably in aging field and/or within diverse communities.
- Bilingual preferred (Spanish/English)
- Strong Public Health, Voluntary Health experience highly preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Ability to work effectively with volunteers, staff and external contacts to build and maintain successful teams.
- Ability to prioritize and manage multiple priorities.
- Ability to anticipate, identify, organize opportunities to expand services.
- Ability to coach, mentor and develop volunteers.
- Ability to communicate effectively in person, in writing, and electronically to variety of audiences.
- Ability to work effectively with diverse population.
- Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
- Combination of remote work environment and work in local chapter office
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
- High volume of public contact.
- Work may be stressful during periods of high volume or tight deadlines.
- High volume of public contact both individual and group
- An absolute commitment to confidentiality
- Ability to travel throughout Chapter territory and fly to regional and national meetings
- Ability to type on a keyboard
- Ability to work under pressure
- Must be able to lift or move 25 pounds
- Must be able to work a flexible schedule
- Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and proof of insurance
This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the jobholder. He/she will be required to follow any other instructions or perform any other duties as requested by his/her supervisor or manager. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of job duties. Essential elements may change when necessary
Employees working 24 hours/week or more are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, flex accounts, long-term disability, life insurance, extensive PTO, caregiver leave, volunteer time off, paid holidays, and generous 401(k) retirement plan.
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.