The Alzheimer's Association, Long Island Chapter provides a variety of education, information and support services to persons with dementia, their families, health care professionals, and the community. The Outreach/Community Educator is primarily responsible for coordinating and conducting educational programs in the community to raise awareness, provide Alzheimer’s/dementia education and support to individuals living with dementia, key friends and family, and the general public. The Outreach/Community Educator also utilizes volunteers to increase program delivery and support services throughout the chapter territory.
Essential Job Functions
- Plan, schedule, market and deliver Association community education programs, support groups, conference presentations and other training and activities as needed.
- Conduct timely and effective promotion and outreach on behalf of the organization, with a focus on increasing awareness of and promoting care and support programs.
- Identify and meet the needs of AD/D community.
- Conduct outreach and builds working relationships with service providers, care facilities and other stakeholders who collaborate on Association initiatives
Represent the chapter at appropriate and assigned meetings and events.
- Remains knowledgeable and current in information related to Alzheimer’s and related dementias as well as national, state, and local initiatives that affect the targeted population.
- Provide ongoing support and resources for volunteers.
- Promotes opportunities for others to partner with the Alzheimer’s Association through recruitment of advocates, referrals to Trial Match, volunteer opportunities and other organizational initiatives.
- Works with Communications to assure timely and effective public relations and marketing of educational support services and programs.
- Identify and collaborate with new partners to expand programs and outreach activities.
- Increase Association’s visibility by participation in appropriate outreach and events to reach AD/D families.
- Collect and maintain pertinent information about community; update community referral and county resource information.
- Works with staff to assure that requirements for grant-funded programs and services in the assigned territory are met.
- Ensures new community resources and related events are submitted to Helpline databases.
- Maintains accurate records of program and event participation and other metrics.
- Works with the national office to ensure uniformity of materials and presentation content.
- Submits timely and accurate records and reports, newsletter articles and other information as requested.
- Bachelor’s degree in health care related field: social work, psychology, counseling, nursing, gerontology, public health or related.
- Minimum of 1-3 years experience in community outreach.
- Bi-lingual preferred (Spanish).
- Ability to work with a wide range of people including persons with dementia, family caregivers, corporations, foundations, and volunteers.
- Strong organizational skills to plan, implement and evaluate programs.
- Experience in volunteer management and support.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Strong public speaking skills.
- Understanding of the disease process and options for caregiver interventions.
- Ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours as needed.
- Valid driver's license, access to reliable vehicle, and proof of current automobile insurance.
Job Reference #: 3847