Regional Program Director (Western CT) & Early Stage Coordinator
Job Title: Regional Program Director (Western CT) & Early Stage Coordinator
Location: Norwalk, CT
Work Hours: Full Time
Reports To: V.P. of Programs & Operations
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 1,700 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 be diagnosed with the disease 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 eleven years in a row.
This position is responsible for developing, managing and implementing an education and outreach strategy for the Alzheimer’s Association, Connecticut Chapter throughout the Western 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 with emphasis on the management of programs designed for persons living with dementia in the early stages and their care partners statewide
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.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Community Programs - Volunteer Management
- Increase delivery of Common Program Plan with special attention to increasing participation among populations that typically have low involvement.
- Oversee Alzheimer’s Association volunteer Community Educators, Alzheimer’s Community Representatives and Support Group leaders in the western region of the state with a strong focus on Fairfield County.
- Directly present education programs in community, often with volunteer educators.
- Engage, train and manage relationships with volunteer positions to expand community visibility and service delivery, especially among minority, high risk and underserved populations.
- Conduct annual performance evaluations of volunteer positions for program volunteers.
- Serve as association representative at community events.
- Lead and conduct Community Forums throughout different communities in order to develop an informed and individualized plan for service delivery and Volunteer recruitment strategy.
Early Stage Program Delivery Coordination
- Oversee the management of statewide programs designed for persons with dementia in the early stages and their care partners.
- Provide support for statewide early-stage initiatives, recruiting for clinical trials serving as the primary contact for constituents living with dementia in the early stages and individuals who are concerned about symptoms as support to helpline staff.
- Collaborate with volunteer super user on the recruitment, training communication and ongoing education of early stage volunteers.
- Management of early-stage volunteers and assisting statewide staff with management of regional early-stage volunteers.
- Promote fundraising efforts for early-stage volunteers, community partners and constituents.
- 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.
- Build referral partnerships with social service agencies, service providers and congregations to identify prospective volunteers from rural and underserved communities.
- Analyze service data to identify gaps in delivery to rural and underserved communities and create opportunities to expand education and support programs.
General chapter responsibilities
- Assure program with program evaluation for education programs.
- Cultivate and recruit supporters for chapter fundraising events like Walk to End Alzheimer's and Longest Day. Generate leads for Development team.
- Maintain monthly reports, service statistics and grant-related paperwork.
- Attend chapter meetings and special events as scheduled.
- Education: Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Human Services, Education Gerontology, Nursing, Public Health, Psychology or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
- A minimum of two years of experience working with persons living with dementia. Experience managing volunteers.
- Demonstrated history of health education, community program development, strong public speaking skills and an understanding of adult learning principles.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (especially Word & Excel) and Google; ability to learn donor and service user software.
CORE CHARACTERISTICS AND COMPETENCIES REQUIRED
- Demonstrated success managing volunteer-led community programs with experience in recruitment, training, engagement, supervision and evaluation of volunteers.
- Demonstrated success building strong partnerships and increasing services to communities that have had low participation.
- Demonstrated success working with diverse populations, volunteers, staff, and external contacts to build and maintain successful teams.
- Excellent ability to communicate in person, print, and electronically to variable audiences.
- Ability to anticipate, identify, organize and/or analyze growth opportunities and make programmatic recommendations to Chapter leadership.
- Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple projects at once.
- Ability to coach and develop volunteer talents.
- Ability to analyze information and make timely, appropriate decisions.
- High level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative.
- Office located in Norwalk, CT with occasional reporting to main office in Southington, CT for meetings; services provided throughout western region of CT /statewide for early stage coordination
- Position operates in a flexible work environment and requires travel throughout the CT and flexibility to work evenings and weekends to meet community needs
- Position utilized laptop, LCD projectors and cell phone
- Ability to carry up to 25 lbs. of equipment and supplies
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, tuition reimbursement, generous PTO 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 an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing, plus Caregiver Leave.
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.