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Early Stage Memory Loss Program (ESML) Specialist

Job Location

Seattle, WA

General Summary

The role of the Early Stage Memory Loss Program (ESML) Specialist is to develop, manage, and provide quality educational, supportive and social programming for individuals in the early stages of dementia and their care partners.

This position is located in Seattle, WA.

Essential Job Functions

  • Develop, manage, and evaluate Chapter and Chapter affiliated ESML programs.
  • Organize all logistics of program events, including the creation of collateral material and promotional outreach activities.
  • Plan and implement the various ESML programs.  This includes but is not limited to 3 hour seminar, ESML support groups, peer-2-peer telephone support program, ESML engagement programs and annual ESML forum, as well as newly created programs.  
  • Recruit, train and support individuals who will facilitate ESML programs. 
  • Implement outreach and program promotion plan with the goal of increasing interest in the ESML program. 
  • Increase the number of people with early stage memory loss who access Alzheimer's Association products and services.  Recruit, screen, and assess for participation in programs and events, as appropriate.   Assist families in accessing additional chapter resources as needed.
  • Empower people with memory loss to become engaged in program development and advocacy efforts (recruiting for and facilitating a monthly meeting of the Early Stage Advisory Council.)
  • Manage database of participants, volunteers and other program information for internal and external tracking and reporting and for program evaluation.
  • Fulfill requirements of related grants including development, documentation and facilitation.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in social work, social services, nursing, public health, or other healthcare field or equivalent experience, especially in the areas of dementia care or elder services.
  • Knowledge of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.
  • Experience with program development and/or project coordination.
  • Experience with creating community coalitions and mobilizing others to action.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  •  Excellent public speaking skills, with demonstrated experience in providing educational and informational presentations.
  • Ability to travel throughout western/central Washington and work some weekends and evening hours.
  • Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, which includes Power Point and Word.

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Alzheimer's Association, National Office
225 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60601

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and we appreciate your interest in the Alzheimer's Association.




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