Job Description

The Mission Specialist is responsible for outreach, public education, and managing volunteers. Provides support for chapter program and services through data management and volunteer program assistance. 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:

  • Engage, train and manage relationships with community volunteers to expand the Alzheimer’s Association’s visibility and programmatic reach within assigned area. 
  • Target outreach to key constituencies to promote the Association, assess community needs and identify new opportunities for service delivery as needed 
  • Develop strong relationships within the diverse priority communities served to foster a positive image such that diverse community members and students will volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Association.
  • Lead and conduct community forums in order to develop an informed and community-focused plan for service delivery.
  • Conduct goal-setting and performance evaluations of community volunteers. 
  • Ensure quality assurance and tracking measures are in place for collection of program data as a Personify Super User 
  • Responsible for accurate data entry for Grants
  • Provide administrative and planning support 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 fundraising, 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. 

Knowledge and skills and Abilities

  • Bilingual preferred (English and Spanish).
  • Strong Public Health, Voluntary Health experience highly preferred.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Must have valid Texas Driver’s License

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.

Mission Specialist

Position Location: Houston, TX

Full time based on 37.5 hours per week

Pay Grade: 205

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 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 1,900 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 develop the disease in the future. Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website to explore who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work for the last twelve 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.

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