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Specialist, Programs (Early Stage)

Job Location

Portland, OR

General Summary

The Specialist, Programs (Early Stage) is responsible for the management, facilitation, supervision, and expansion of the Association's early-stage programming.  This position also provides support for the Chapter's education services in the Portland metro area and selected regions of Oregon. 

Essential Job Functions

  • Develop and implement a strategy to increase participation in Chapter early-stage programs through outreach to community partners, professional care providers and constituents.
  • Provide oversight for the early-stage programs.
  • In collaboration with the Program Team lead the implementation of the new Early Stage Social Engagement programs. Develop appropriate additional early-stage support and education materials, as needed.
  • Create and maintain an early-stage contact network that will provide increased education, presentation, public speaking, event tabling, and general outreach opportunities.
  • Provide appropriate care consultations, information and referral services, and distribution of support materials through personal contact, phone contact, or email as directed.
  • Recruit, train and oversee volunteers to support early-stage programs, as necessary.
  • Oversee the Chapter's local resource Lending Library; when necessary reach out to Nationals' Greenfield Library in Chicago for additional materials.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Services, Health Education, or Gerontology; an equivalent combination of education, experience and training will be considered.
  • Familiarity with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders; working knowledge of care giving issues and the support services associated with long term care.
  • Experience with client databases and CRM systems preferred.  Must present a demonstrated ability to maintain electronic records and files.
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency in various software and email programs: Gmail, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Compassionate and professional demeanor and good interactive listening skills.
  • Ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with clients, families, caregivers, service providers and all Association staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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

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