The Alzheimer’s Association’s 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. The Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. We are the largest private funder of Alzheimer research and the premier source of information and support for the more than 5 million Americans with Alzheimer’s disease and their 15 million families and caregivers.
This position is responsible for implementing the chapter’s Strategic Implementation Plan Goals & volunteer-powered program delivery strategy, engaging with organizations to encourage community mobilization and supporting the chapter’s health systems initiatives.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Increase reach of Alzheimer’s Association Common Programs with special emphasis on increasing participation among communities that have typically had low rates of engagement with the chapter.
- Build and expand the number of Alzheimer’s Association Community Educators, Alzheimer’s Association Community Representatives, support group facilitators and other Community Volunteers.
- Engage, train and manage relationships with community volunteers to expand the Alzheimer’s Association’s visibility and programmatic reach within assigned area.
- Conduct annual performance evaluations of community volunteers.
- Represent the chapter as needed at community events and networking groups.
- Lead and conduct Community Forums in order to develop an informed and community-focused plan for service delivery.
- Facilitate Alzheimer’s Association education programs, as needed.
- Facilitate Alzheimer’s Association support groups as needed.
- Develop new, sustainable strategic community partnerships and volunteer supporters in an effort to increase the reach of the Association.
- Build referral partnerships with social service agencies, service providers and congregations to identify prospective volunteers.
- Analyze service data to identify gaps in delivery and create opportunities for increased volunteer engagement.
- Support the implementation of the chapter’s health systems strategy.
- Serve as a member of the account management team in an effort to engage health systems.
- Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Work, Human Services, Gerontology, Nursing, Public Health, or volunteer management.
- 2 years of experience in managing volunteers.
- 2 years of experience managing program implementation.
- 1-2 years of experience in community outreach, community mobilization or organizational capacity building projects/initiatives.
- Demonstrated history of health education, strong public speaking skills and an understanding of adult learning principles.
- Demonstrated success managing volunteer-led community education programs and support groups, with experience in recruitment, training, engagement, supervision and evaluation of volunteers.
- Demonstrated success working on a team to identify, create and launch strategic partnerships.
- Demonstrated success working with diverse populations, volunteers, staff, and external contacts to build and maintain successful teams.
- Ability to anticipate, identify, organize and/or analyze growth opportunities and make programmatic recommendations to Chapter leadership.
- Ability to coach and develop volunteer talent.
- Strong communication skills in person, print, and electronically.
- Ability to make data driven decisions.