Program and Education Specialist
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.
We warmly invite qualified applicants to consider this opportunity to make a life changing impact on the millions living with the disease, their care givers, 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.
The Program and Education Specialist will be responsible for coordinating educational programs and support groups, providing direct constituent support (such as information, referrals and care consultations) and increasing awareness of local Chapter services. Additional key responsibilities include working with volunteers/interns and outreach to health systems and long-term care community based organizations.
Carry out the delivery of the Chapter’s core services including caregiver education, care consultation, information and referral, support groups, professional training and outreach.
Effectively plan, schedule, market and deliver Association core services within the community including coordination with volunteers who deliver programs.
Conduct outreach and education with physicians and other healthcare providers.
Conduct timely and effective promotion and outreach activities to increase the Chapter’s visibility in the community.
Identify and meet the needs of diverse communities and populations.
Assist with partnership development in the community.
Assist the Program and Education Manager with the recruitment, training, management, supervision and support of volunteers and interns.
Represent and assist the Chapter at appropriate and assigned meetings, conferences, trainings and public events such as health and resource fairs.
Remain knowledgeable and current on information related to Alzheimer's and related dementias as well as national, state and local initiatives that affect the population.
A Bachelor's degree in a related field. A Master's degree in a healthcare related field such as social work, psychology, counseling, nursing, gerontology or public health preferred
A minimum of three years of experience in community outreach, health care guiding, coaching and/or supporting individuals and their families
Experience managing, supervising and supporting volunteers and interns
Ability to work with a wide range of diverse constituents including persons with dementia, families, professionals and volunteers
Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal and public speaking communication skills
Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multitask and prioritize work
Must have access to reliable vehicle, valid driver's license and proof of automobile insurance
Ability to travel regularly throughout Chapter area with some evening, weekend and overnight travel possible
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and other software and databases
Ability to lift up to 35 lbs
Bilingual English/Spanish strongly preferred
Job Reference #: 3799