We warmly invite qualified applicants to consider this opportunity to make a life changing impact on the millions living with Alzheimer’s, their care givers, and those who may be diagnosed 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 nine years in a row.
The Program Specialist will support the programs and services activities within the State of New Mexico. Additionally, this position coordinates and delivers educational activities for families, those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and related diseases, health care professionals, community organizations and the general public.
- Assists in outreach efforts and builds working relationships with physicians, service providers, care facilities and other stakeholders.
- Coordinates with a variety of staff on Association initiatives, including the Family Caregiver conference and other opportunities to promote programs and fundraising activities.
- Responds to information and referral requests using established resources and tools.
- Conducts care consultations with care providers and family members.
- Assists staff in assigned territory to ensure successful implementation of the Chapter’s programs and services.
- Ensures timely entry of program data into Association databases, acting as Chapter "super user."
- Identify and recruit volunteers for the delivery of programs and provide ongoing supervision to active volunteers.
- Promotes opportunities for partnerships through recruitment of advocates/ambassadors and volunteers, as well as referrals to Trial Match and other organizational initiatives.
- Works with staff to assure that requirements for grant-funded programs and services in the assigned territory are met.
- Maintains accurate records of program and event participation and generates records, reports and other information as requested.
* A Bachelor’s degree in a related field. An equivalency of work experience and education may be considered
* A minimum of one year of experience in community outreach, conducting education programs, volunteer management, health care coaching or supporting individuals and their families
* Excellent organizational, analytical, problem solving, negotiation and strategic thinking skills
* Ability to self-start, multitask, prioritize and meet deadlines
* Ability to demonstrate a high level of confidentiality, integrity, diplomacy and initiative
* Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to speak publicly to large and small groups
* Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a supportive team environment on strategic initiatives, priorities and mission fulfillment
* Ability to anticipate, identify, organize and analyze growth opportunities
* Ability to work with a wide range of people including persons with dementia, family and professional caregivers, corporate partners, staff, volunteers, legislators and public policy officials
* Proficiency with Microsoft Office and other software and databases
* Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed
* Ability to travel locally and regionally as needed to perform job duties, using personal vehicle
* Ability to lift up to 35 lbs
Job Reference #: 3435