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Community Outreach Specialist (Lexington, KY)

General Summary: 
The Alzheimer's Association provides a variety of education, information and support services to
persons with dementia, their families, health care professionals, and the community.  The Community
Outreach Specialist is primarily responsible for coordinating and conducting educational programs
in the community and providing support and assistance to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and
their family in the counties assigned to their geographic area.  The Community Outreach Specialist
also provides assistance and support in the areas of Development and Communications. The individual
also supports activities that promote the services of the chapter in the assigned territory. 

Essential Job Functions: 
Advancing Care and Support
• Coordinates and provides educational programs to families, persons diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and
related diseases, health care professionals and   community organizations.  
• Conducts outreach and builds working relationships with physicians, service providers, care facilities
and other stakeholders who collaborate on Association initiatives.
• Responds to information and referral follow up procedures with established resources and tools as
• Conducts Memory Loss Referral requests and provides appropriate feedback to referral sources. 
• Represent the Chapter at appropriate and assigned meetings. 
• Promotes opportunities for others to partner with the Alzheimer’s Association through recruitment of
advocates, referrals to Trial Match, volunteer opportunities and other organizational initiatives. 
• Works to assure timely and effective public relations and marketing of educational support services and
programs in assigned service area.
• Remains knowledgeable and current in information related to Alzheimer’s and related diseases as well as
national, state, and local initiatives that affect the targeted population.

• Assist with events such as Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
• Support the overall plan for Walk to End Alzheimer's within the territory to include team captain/walker
recruitment; sponsor identification/cultivation; promotion and marketing activities.

Operational Effectiveness
• Works with staff to assure that requirements for grant-funded programs and services in the assigned
territory are met.
• Ensures new community resources and related events are submitted to appropriate databases. 
• Maintains accurate records of program and event participation and other metrics.
• Submits timely and accurate records and reports, newsletter articles and other information as
requested by the chapter staff.

Minimum Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in health care related field: development, nursing, gerontology, social work or related
• Three years experience in health care guiding, coaching, and supporting individuals and their families.
• Understanding of the disease process, options for caregiver interventions, and community resources.
• Ability to work with a wide range of people including persons with dementia, family caregivers, physicians,
corporations, volunteers, legislators and public policy officials
• Strong organizational skills to plan, implement and evaluate program initiatives.
• Effective written and oral communication skills; strong public speaking skills
• Ability to listen effectively and demonstrate good decision-making skills
• Proficient in Microsoft Office products, especially Word, Excel, Power Point and Google applications.
• Experience in volunteer management and support.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Must have a valid driver’s license and a willingness to use personal vehicle in the course of employment. 
Must show proof of automobile insurance.

 For job description and application process, please follow this link


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