Job Description

The Mission Specialist position is responsible for working collaboratively with both staff and constituents to assure effective community outreach, public education, partnerships and volunteers engage with the mission activities of the organization.  This position further provides effective coordination for chapter programs, services and supports through volunteer and data management. Under the direct supervision of the Program Director, this position requires significant teamwork and collaboration with all Chapter staff, volunteers and community partners to fulfill the mission of the organization.

Responsibilities

Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Volunteers:

  • Working in conjunction with other Chapter staff, recruit, train and manage relationships with community volunteers to expand the Alzheimer’s Association’s visibility and programmatic reach within assigned area.
  • Assure volunteer engagement and coordination for front office operations and special projects.
  • Oversee volunteer onboarding process by managing technology and data entry programs.
  • Support staff and volunteers to ensure on-going compliance and engagement with Alzheimer’s Association volunteer policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate with volunteers to ensure preparedness for community events including compiling information, disseminating materials, and collecting and entering data.

Mission Effectiveness:

  • Provide planning and 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.
  • Support and participate in fundraising, advocacy and public policy activities as requested.
  • Provide copy and editing for regular and special communications which promote routine Chapter activities and special events.
  • Ensure quality assurance and tracking measures are in place for collection of data, including but not limited to programs, services, supports, grants and fundraising efforts of the Chapter.
  • Provide effective office management up to and including working effectively with internal and external vendors, processing Chapter invoices for accounts payable, monthly reconciliation of deposits, coding checks received, coordinating mail services and acknowledgements, coordinating equipment and supplies, and coordinating facility needs.
  • Maintain working knowledge of key Association priorities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Prefer experience in public health, human services, or a related field.
  • Two years of experience in human service, preferably within aging field and/or within diverse communities.

Knowledge and skills and Abilities

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • 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 a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Combination of remote work environment and work in local chapter office
  • Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics and marketing materials, and data management systems.
  • High volume of public contact.
  • Work may be stressful during periods of high volume or tight deadlines.

Core Characteristics and Competencies

  • Demonstrated success working on a team to identify, create and launch strategic community partnerships.
  • Experience working with diverse volunteers, staff, and external contacts.
  • Ability to take tasks from concept through execution with minimal supervision.
  • Strong communication skills in person, print, and electronically.
  • Ability to make data-driven decisions.

Physical and Mental Requirements:

  • Good vision and hearing (corrected)
  • High volume of public contact both individual and group
  • An absolute commitment to confidentiality
  • Ability to travel throughout Chapter territory
  • Ability to type on a keyboard
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Must be able to lift or move 25 pounds

 

Other:

  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Must have valid Texas Driver’s License

 

Position Location: Fort Worth, TX

Full time Exempt

Position Grade: 202

Reports To: Program Director

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 www.alz.org/jobs 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.

At the Alzheimer's Association®, we believe that diverse perspectives are critical to achieving health equity - meaning that all communities have a fair and just opportunity for early diagnosis and access to risk reduction and quality care. The Association is committed to engaging underrepresented and underserved communities and responding with resources and education to address the disproportionate impact of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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.

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