Job Description

Position Summary:

Under Director’s supervision, implements the GNJ Chapter's Programs and Services plan and executes successfully the National Strategic Plan and strategy for the Chapter’s Community development program and outreach to general community and other diverse communities. The Programs Coordinator is responsible for building relationships, developing community collaborations, assisting with professional outreach and public education, increasing awareness, and recruiting, coaching, and supervising volunteers. Under the direct supervision of the department leader, this position requires significant teamwork and collaboration with staff, volunteers and community partners to fulfill the mission of the organization. This includes providing training support for volunteers, and management and oversight of the volunteer portal system, in alignment with national standards. The position works collaboratively with the chapter’s entire GNJ team, and fulfills full mission for delivery of programs and services, and actively participates in all Chapter program and development functions.  This position can be based in Florham Park or Marlton, NJ.


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

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

  • Coordinate community outreach and partnership development with volunteer-led delivery of consumer education programs and services relevant to Alzheimer’s and dementia focusing on assigned region demographics.
  • Implement Volunteer Recruitment strategy to help increase participation, outreach to gap and diverse communities, while managing volunteers dedicated to demographic outreach and support for volunteer delivered Association community education programs, caregiver support groups, Conference presentations and other volunteer programs. 
  • Engage, train and manage relationships with community volunteers to expand the Alzheimer’s Association’s visibility and programmatic reach within assigned areas.
  • Conduct targeted outreach to key constituencies to promote the Association, assess community needs and identify new opportunities for service delivery such as volunteer led community forums to develop an informed and community-focused plan.
  • Plan, schedule, promote, coordinate programmatic activities, including managing the Volunteer Portal and adherence to national standards of compliance including supervising volunteers and working to raise the community's awareness of the Association and its services, in collaboration with volunteers, local community partners, and Community Partnerships.  
  • Conduct outreach to general population and diverse communities with a particular focus on gap areas in key markets; Monmouth, Ocean, Middlesex Counties or within designated areas of assigned responsibility.
  • Provide all constituent data reports to the Data Administrator meeting monthly requirements. Effectively utilize the Association's systems as Personify, for all care and support reporting and data entry.
  • Ensure quality assurance and tracking measures are in place for collection of program data; i.e. Personify, CSQEI, etc.
  • Conduct annual goal-setting and performance evaluations of community volunteers.
  • Provide information and support to Helpline callers per diem.  Assist in maintaining Helpline and personify resource files and other information up-dates as needed
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree in health care related field: social work, psychology, counseling, nursing, gerontology, public health or related fields. Graduate work and certifications in related fields preferred.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in community outreach. 5 years of experience in community outreach in health care and/or social service organization preferred.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, appropriate use of communication technologies.
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills that reflect an understanding of different learning modalities, Volunteer Programs process, and community mobilization and engagement.
  • Self-management skills, as independent initiative, time management, and ability to collaborate are essential.
  • Ability to build effective relationship networks (inside and outside the Association), including supporting others to enthusiastically work towards common objectives.
  • Ability to mentor, coach, train facilitators for caregiver support groups motivating volunteer leadership and diversity, especially outreach to communities.
  • Remains knowledgeable and current of disease areas, target populations and appreciation of community education.
  • Ability to travel as needed for the position
  • Valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance and access to a reliable personal vehicle
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.


Location: Florham Park, New Jersey or Marlton, NJ

Work Hours: Full-time (based on a 37.5 hour work week)

Reports To: Program Director

Grade: 304


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 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.  


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.

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