The Program Specialist is responsible for implementing the chapter’s volunteer-powered program delivery strategy, engaging with organizations to encourage community mobilization and supporting the chapter’s health systems initiatives. Based in Portland, this position requires frequent travel throughout the assigned territory in Oregon & SW Washington.
Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Community Programs (50%)
- Lead and conduct Community Forums in order to develop an informed and community-focused plan for service delivery
- Guided by the Community Development Model, increase reach of Alzheimer’s Association Common Programs with special emphasis on increasing participation among communities that have typically had low rates of engagement
- Build and expand the impact 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 Mission Conversations with community volunteers
- Represent the chapter as needed at community events and networking groups
Community Partnerships (50%)
- 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 by serving as a member of the account management team in an effort to engage health systems as needed.
- 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 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
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- 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
- Ability and willingness to travel up to 50% within the assigned territory by car. Travel in this case, is considered time spent away from the office, in the community, to fulfil the job goals.
- While most such travel is same day, occasional overnight travel or air travel may be required. Must have a valid driver’s license, access to a reliable vehicle, good driving record and proof of automobile insurance.
- Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends as required for the job
- Strong computer skills, proficient with Microsoft Office products, Google suite and; experience with, or ability to rapidly learn the Personify CRM database and volunteer management system
Job Title: Program Specialist - Oregon & Southwest Washington Chapter
Location: Portland, OR (Lake Oswego)
Full time based on minimum 37.5 hours per week
Reports To: Program Director
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.