Job Title: Outreach/Community Educator. Long Island Chapter
Location Melville, NY
Full time or Part time: Full time
Reports To: Community Education 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 1,700 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/jobs 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.
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, promote early detection, 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 and creates community partnerships to increase program delivery and support services throughout the chapter territory.
Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Plan, schedule, market and deliver Association community education programs, conference presentations and other trainings 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 build 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.
- Remain 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.
- Recruit, train and coach volunteer community educators.
- Promote opportunities for others to partner with the Alzheimer’s Association through recruitment of advocates, referrals to Trial Match, volunteer opportunities and other organizational initiatives.
- Work 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).
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Ability to work with a wide range of people including persons with dementia, family caregivers, professional caregivers, corporations, foundations, and volunteers.
- Strong organizational skills to plan, implement and evaluate programs.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Apps and Zoom.
- 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.
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.