Specialist, Community Outreach (Chippewa Valley/La Crosse, WI)
La Crosse, WI
The Community Outreach Specialist will ensure the implementation of the Alzheimer's Association core services as directed by the Common Program Plan and the Alzheimer's Association's Strategic Plan goals in the designated Chapter service territory; provide direct assistance to families and care providers; develop collaborative initiatives with organizations; represent the Association's full mission in the community.
This position can be located in either our Chippewa Falls or La Crosse office and will cover a large geographic area (16 counties).
Essential Job Functions
Implement Common Program Plan programs and services throughout service area.
Market core services and programs of the Association (Helpline, website, care consultation, educational programs, support groups, etc.)
Provide direct assistance to 24/7 Helpline callers with care consultation services, assistance, support and community referrals.
Network and develop collaborative initiatives in education, public awareness and family assistance with other organizations.
Provide oversight and management on designated Walk to End Alzheimer's events.
Responsible for recruitment, training, supervision and coaching of volunteers for programs and events.
Represent the Chapter at public events, conferences and media events as designated.
Provide ongoing support to providers in dementia care, law enforcement and other professionals by providing education and training on dementia-related topics.
Research and identify emerging dementia-related community needs to be addressed.
Research and provide input to grants and other community funding opportunities.
Bachelor's degree preferred.
Strong background and interest in Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.
Excellent public speaking and interpersonal skills with demonstrated experience in providing educational and informational presentations.
Demonstrated experience in networking with collaborative agencies ad providers.
Understanding of volunteer recruitment and management.