Job Description

Be part of the movement to end Alzheimer’s 

 

Right now, millions of Americans are facing the devastation of Alzheimer’s. This disease is robbing us of our finances, our families and our futures - but at the Alzheimer’s Association, we’re relentlessly working to change that by addressing the challenges in front of us with speed and without limitations or boundaries. With our network of more than 75 chapters across the country, we’re advancing world-class research, ensuring access to gold-standard care and support, and hiring talented, mission-driven people who make it all happen. 

 

The Alzheimer’s Association has been ranked as one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For by The Nonprofit Times nine years in a row, recognizing our leadership, competitive compensation and benefits, flexibility and mission-driven atmosphere. It takes a uniquely motivated person to be a part of our team - but we believe that person could be you. 

 

This position is responsible for developing, managing and implementing an education and outreach strategy for the Alzheimer’s Association, Connecticut Chapter throughout the Northwest region of the state. The position goal is to significantly expand the reach of volunteer - delivered Alzheimer's Association Community Programs through community engagement and mobilization. 

 

Measurable outcomes are to increase unduplicated consumer education and referrals to Chapter services, expansion of community-based support programs through volunteerism, community engagement and health care system partnerships. 

 

CORE CHARACTERISTICS AND COMPETENCIES REQUIRED

 
     
  • Demonstrated success managing volunteer-led community programs with experience in recruitment, training, engagement, supervision and evaluation of volunteers. 
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  • Demonstrated success building strong partnerships and increasing services to communities that have had low participation.  
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  • Demonstrated success as an Alzheimer's educator for consumer and professional audiences with solid knowledge of dementia, preferred.
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  • Demonstrated success working with diverse populations, volunteers, staff, and external contacts to build and maintain successful teams. 
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  • Excellent ability to communicate in person, print, and electronically to variable audiences. 
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  • Ability to anticipate, identify, organize and/or analyze growth opportunities and make programmatic recommendations to Chapter leadership. 
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  • Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple projects at once 
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  • Ability to coach and develop volunteer talents.
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  • Ability to analyze information and make timely, appropriate decisions.
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  • High level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative. 
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ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 

Community Programs  

 
     
  • Increase delivery of Common Program Plan with special attention to increasing participation among populations that typically have low involvement.  
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  • Oversee Alzheimer’s Association Community Educator Alzheimer’s Association Community Representatives and the Community Volunteer Leaders to assure expansion of quality programs. 
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  • Directly present education programs in community, often with volunteer educators.
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  • Engage, train and manage relationships with volunteer positions to expand community visibility and service delivery, especially among minority, high risk and underserved populations. 
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  • Conduct annual performance evaluations of volunteer positions for Community Educators and Community Representatives. 
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  • Representative at community events. 
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  • Lead and conduct Community Forums throughout different communities in order to develop an informed and individualized plan for service delivery. And Volunteer Recruitment strategy.  
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Community Partnerships  

 
     
  • Develop new, sustainable partnerships with community influencers, health care systems and volunteer supporters in order to increase referrals to association services with an emphasis on physician referrals.  
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  • Build referral partnerships with social service agencies, service providers and congregations to identify prospective volunteers from rural and underserved communities.  
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  • Analyze service data to identify gaps in delivery to rural and underserved communities and create opportunities to expand education and support programs. 
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General chapter responsibilities  

 
     
  • Assure program with program evaluation for education programs.  
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  • Cultivate and recruit supporters for chapter fundraising events like Walk to End Alzheimer's and Longest Day. Generate leads for Development team. 
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  • Maintain monthly reports, service statistics and grant-related paperwork.  
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  • Attend chapter meetings and special events as scheduled.  
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MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS 

 
     
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Work, Gerontology, Nursing, Public Health, or related field preferred. Experience: 2 years program development / volunteer management /dementia experience.
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  • Demonstrated history of health education, community program development, strong public speaking skills and an understanding of adult learning principles.
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  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (especially Word & Excel) and Google; ability to learn donor and service user software. 
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WORKING CONDITIONS  

 
     
  • Office located in Litchfield County; services provided throughout Northwest region of CT. 
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  • Position operates in a flexible work environment and requires travel throughout the Northwest region of CT and flexibility to work evenings and weekends to meet community needs.
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  • Position utilized laptop, LCD projectors and cell phone.
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  • Ability to carry up to 25 lbs. of equipment and supplies.
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Competitive salary and full benefits provided!

 

 

 

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