Job Description

      
 

Job Title: Volunteer Manager, MEMORI Program 

Location: Towson, MD

Full time of Part time: (37.5 hours for full-time. Part-time hours per week as applicable)

Grade: 5

Reports To: Program Director

 

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/jobs 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.  

Position Summary:

The Volunteer Manager will recruit, train, manage, mobilize, and equip a network of older volunteers to provide individualized, evidence-based activity programming to older adults with dementia living at home in the community with family caregivers.  This is a 3.5-year NIH grant-funded research initiative of Johns Hopkins University known as MEMORI Corps (Making Engagement Meaningful through Organized Routine Interaction). 

MEMORI Corps is a randomized controlled trial designed to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of a 12-week, evidence-based, individualized MEMORI Corps program delivered by trained older volunteers among community-living persons with dementia and their family caregivers. Primary goals of the research will be to improve persons with dementia (PWD) quality of life, social engagement, and reduce behavioral problems and depression; decrease caregivers’ (CG) burden and depression; and increase peer volunteers’ social and purposeful engagement, physical activity levels, and quality of life. Under a grant agreement with Johns Hopkins, the Alzheimer’s Association has agreed to oversee the volunteer recruitment and management and recruitment of family participants. 

Responsibilities

Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Management of day-to day volunteer operationsThe JHU project director and volunteer manager, in collaboration with JHU investigators, will manage and coordinate all day to day administrative and logistical aspects of the volunteer operation including major activities such as volunteer recruitment, oversight, day to day logistics and scheduling, hosting and organizing regular (weekly) volunteer team meetings and periodic social events, administer stipends, collaboration with other volunteer operation site(s), order and stock all materials and supplies (activity kits), serving as first line of contact for unexpected challenges related to volunteer operations per agreed and mutually defined protocols. All interaction will be conducted virtually or by phone indefinitely.
  • Recruitment of volunteers: In collaboration with Johns Hopkins University (JHU), recruit, screen and oversee a total of 80 older volunteers (targeted amount) over the course of 4 years. Applicants will be recruited and screened through the Alzheimer’s Association online Volunteer Community program (volunteer.alz.org).
  • Service provision: In collaboration with JHU, ensure the provision of MEMORI Corps service in Baltimore City and County by volunteers to a total of 240 PWD/CG dyads for up to 12 weeks each.
  • In collaboration with JHU, recruit family caregivers.
  • Ensure human subjects research compliance and MEMORI Corp protocol compliance: Follow all Institutional Review Board, HIPAA, NIH award policies, and MEMORI Corps operation protocol, established and maintained by JHU.
  • Provide an annual progress report to JHU, and financial report that tracks costs in a pre-specified format, tracking of key mutually defined reporting quality metrics to the study.
  • Attend study leadership meetings (monthly or bi-monthly) and community advisory boards (quarterly); provide input in the finalization of the operations manual, training curriculum, continuing education trainings, and revision of the operation protocol post study.

 

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in social service or healthcare field
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience delivering community programs and services to diverse audiences, including recruiting, training, and supervising volunteers
  • Non-profit experience preferred

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Must be energetic, creative, flexible, and detail-oriented team player with excellent interpersonal skills necessary to work with and communicate effectively with volunteers, staff, and external contacts.   
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to learn and use new technology
  • Ability to recruit, train, and manage volunteers and work effectively with diverse populations
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with the Alzheimer’s Association and its mission
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.


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.

 
 

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