Right now, millions of Americans are facing the devastation of Alzheimer’s. This disease is robbing us of our finances, our families and our futures - but at the Alzheimer’s Association, we’re relentlessly working to change that by addressing the challenges in front of us with speed and without limitations or boundaries. With our network of more than 75 chapters across the country, we’re advancing world-class research, ensuring access to gold-standard care and support, and hiring talented, mission-driven people who make it all happen.
The Alzheimer’s Association has been ranked as one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For by The Nonprofit Times nine years in a row, recognizing our leadership, competitive compensation and benefits, flexibility and mission-driven atmosphere. It takes a uniquely motivated person to be a part of our team - but we believe that person could be you.
The Program Coordinator is responsible for the development, coordination, implementation and evaluation of agency programs through direct and volunteer provided services. Programs include but are not limited to the 24/7 helpline, care consultations, support groups, education programs, safety services and social engagement programs.
* Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Gerontology or a related field
* Experience in program development, planning and implementation.
* Experience In volunteer recruitment, training and supervision
* Experience in counseling and/or care management preferred.
* Working knowledge of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias preferred.
* Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Suite.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
* Recruit, train and supervise a group of volunteers to assist in programming efforts.
* Coordinate the implementation and evaluation of agency programs and services.
* Conduct individual and group meetings.
* Provide information, support, and referrals related to the identified needs of clients.
* Record and maintain required documentation.
* Conduct program evaluations.
* Develop and maintain client referral materials and brochures.
* Prepare and conduct community presentations and meetings to expand community awareness of dementia and the Alzheimer's Association's programs and services.
* Participate on Association work groups, community coalitions and advocacy groups.
* Maintain working relationships and a referral base through networking with other professionals.
* Represent the Alzheimer's Association at public forums, conferences, and media events; function as an advocate representing the Alzheimer's Association in the community.
* Assist the supervisor to ensure integration of strategic directions into the Department work plan.
* Assist in marketing of agency programs and services.
* Assist in Chapter event activities and other assignments as dictated by the needs of the Chapter.
* Frequent travel around Kent County and surrounding counties
* Normal to fast paced office environment
* High degree of public contact
* High degree of telephone use
* High degree of public speaking/presentations
* Work may be stressful at times
* Commitment to a professional code of ethics
* High level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative
* Ability to work effectively with clients, caregivers, staff, volunteers and external contacts to build and maintain effective teams
* Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
* Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve
* Ability to communicate effectively in person, in writing and electronically to a variety of audiences
* Ability to lift, carry and transport materials up to 30 lbs
* Ability to operate designated office equipment
* Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed
* Ability to travel as needed to perform job duties, valid driver's license required
Job Reference #: 3192