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 grant funded position with the possibility for longer-term employment.
Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Identify and develop relationships with community organizations to assist in volunteer recruitment and delivery of services.
- Recruit, train, and supervise 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.
- Participate on agency committees and agency work groups, community coalitions and advocacy groups.
- Represent the Alzheimer’s Association at public forums, conferences, and media events; function as an advocate representing the Alzheimer’s Association in the community.
- Bachelor’s degree required; Bachelor’s in Social Work, Gerontology, or related field preferred.
- 1 -3 years of progressive, professional experience in community outreach
- 1-3 years of progressive, professional experience in counseling and/or care management preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Ability to work effectively with clients, caregivers, staff, volunteers and external contacts to build and maintain effective teams.
- Strong time management skills to effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks, troubleshoot and problem solve.
- Effective communication skills to engage in person, in writing, and electronically with a variety of audiences.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Suite.
- Working knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias preferred.
- Ability and willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed for the job.
- Ability to bend, stoop, lift, and transport up to 20lbs of materials.
- Ability and willingness to travel within the assigned territory. Travel, in this case, is same day travel.
- Must possess valid driver’s license, access to a reliable vehicle, proof of insurance and good driving record.
Position Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Full time (based on 37.5 hour work week)
Position Grade: 203
Reports To: Director, 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 1,900 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 develop the disease in the future. Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website www.alz.org/jobs to explore who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work for the last twelve years in a row.
At the Alzheimer's Association®, we believe that diverse perspectives are critical to achieving health equity - meaning that all communities have a fair and just opportunity for early diagnosis and access to risk reduction and quality care. The Association is committed to engaging underrepresented and underserved communities and responding with resources and education to address the disproportionate impact of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
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.