The Program Coordinator is responsible for the development, coordination, implementation and evaluation of agency programs through direct service and volunteer provided services. A large focus of the position is to build a base of volunteers to increase awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and provide services to the community.
This is a part-time, benefits eligible grant-funded position with the opportunity for longer-term employment based on funding. The Program Coordinator will report to the Director of Program Services and will be based in Midland, MI.
Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Identify and develop new relationships with community organizations to assist in volunteer recruitment and delivery of services
- Recruit, train and supervise a core group of volunteers to assist in outreach efforts.
- Prepare and conduct community presentations to increase knowledge of dementia and Association programs and services.
- Conduct individual client 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.
- 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 the marketing of agency programs and services.
- Assist in Chapter event activities and other assignments as dictated by the needs of the Chapter.
- Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Gerontology/Aging Studies or a related field
- 2-4 years professional experience in program development, planning, and implementation
- 2-4 years professional experience recruiting and managing volunteers
- 2-4 years of professional experience in community outreach preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Working knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias preferred.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Suite. Ability to quickly learn other software platforms.
- Ability to work effectively with clients, caregivers, staff, volunteers and external contacts to build and maintain effective teams.
- Ability to communicate effectively across platforms to a variety of audiences with varying levels of expertise
- Ability to lift, carry and transport up to 30lbs of program materials
- Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed for the job
- Ability to travel up to 50% within the designated area
- Must possess a valid driver’s license, access to a reliable vehicle, and proof of insurance.
Location: Midland, MI
Work Hours: Part Time based on a 24 hour work week
Reports To: Director of Program Services
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 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.