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Program Outreach Specialist

PURPOSE:
The purpose of the Program Outreach Specialist is to establish a relationship with  physicians and other medical professionals and allied health professionals to promote/recommend chapter programs to individual patients. The Program Outreach Specialist will convey the need for engagement with the Alzheimer's Association based on an assessment of his/her patient and/or interest in programs initiated by the patient. These initial services could  include but are not limited to our Early Stage Support Group, Savvy Caregivers, Helpline and Care Consultations.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

• Build Alzheimer's awareness with medical community in the Greater Peoria area that includes Peoria, Tazewell, Stark, Marshall, Putnam, Fulton and Knox Counties.
• Maintain client relationship with the medical community by making regular and ongoing contacts.
• Work closely with all staff to assure Alzheimer’s Association messaging.
• Researches and submits grants to support Chapter programs.
• Collaborates with coworkers and supervisor.
• Provides end of the month metric reports to supervisor.
• Other duties as assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

• Normal business office environment
• High volume of public contact
• Present programs to outlying communities and attend meetings within the chapter territory.
• Work may be stressful during periods of high volume or tight deadlines

EQUIPMENT:
 
• Computer workstation
• Fax machine
• Telephone
• Calculator
• Photocopier
• Audiovisual equipment

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

• Master’s degree or equivalent work experience in human service, gerontology, social work or a related field.
• Minimum one year marketing experience working with Alzheimer’s patients and their families and caregivers (experience with families and caregivers of other life changing conditions that affect the entire family will be considered).
• Public speaking and professional presentation skills are required.
• Ability to communicate effectively to any size audience and through business correspondence.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Excel, and Power Point.

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PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

• Ability to work effectively with volunteers, staff and external contacts to support families.
• Ability to prioritize and manage multiple priorities
• Ability to anticipate, identify, organize and analyze growth opportunities.
• Ability to communicate effectively one-on-one, in business correspondence and presentation software  programs to a variety of audiences
• Ability to work effectively with diverse populations
• Ability to analyze information and make timely, appropriate decisions
• Possess a high level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative
• Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed
• Ability to travel as needed to perform job duties (must have own car)
• Ability to operate designated office equipment

This job profile in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the jobholder. Essential element may change when necessary.

Volunteer Website Coordinator

The Central Illinois Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association is looking for a volunteer to help maintain its website. The work would consist of updating information and graphics on the various webpages on the chapter's site for about five hours a week. Interested applicants should contact Communications Director Theresa Kuhlmann at 309.681.1100 or toll free at 800.272.3900, or email: mailto:tkuhlmann@alz.org.

Volunteers Wanted!

The chapter's Peoria office, 606 W. Glen Ave., is looking for volunteers for duties that include clerical duties, mailings, staffing the receptionist desk and working health fairs. In-office volunteer hours are 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1-5 p.m. Tuesdays, 9-12:30 a.m. Thursdays and 1-5 p.m. Fridays. For more information or to volunteer, call Chris Nauman at 681-1100 or toll free at 800.272.3900, or email cnauman@alz.org.


 


 

Alzheimer's Association

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Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.