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Education Specialist

Job Location

Quincy, IL

General Summary

The purpose of the Education Specialist role is to educate both family and professional caregivers on Alzheimer's disease and its impacts.

The Central IL Chapter Alzheimer's Association is seeking an education specialist to educate both family and professional caregivers on Alzheimer's disease and its impacts.  This position is housed in Quincy. Travel required to provide services within a 20 county area. Responsible for support group leader training.  Researches and submits grants to support program.  Community outreach to health care professionals including physicians.  

Essential Job Functions

  • Presents both family and professional care giving programs within assigned geographical areas the Chapter serves.
  • Responsible for training new support group leaders semi-annually and existing leaders annually.
  • Assures that Association support group leader standards are maintained.
    Researches and submits grants of $10,000 or more to support Chapter programs.
  • Coordinates specialty programs such as Savvy Caregiver and Train Your Brain Programs within assigned geographical areas the Chapter serves.
  • Provides support for "Slices of the Pie".
  • Reaches out to healthcare community including physicians to support Chapter programs and services.
  • Attends community meetings as assigned
  • Provides backup support to the Care Navigator.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Master's degree or equivalent work experience in human service, education, gerontology, social work or a related field.
  • Minimum one year work experience working with Alzheimer's or other chronic illnesses preferred.
  • Experience presenting curriculums.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Excel, and Power Point.


  • Normal office environment
  • High volume of public contact
  • Work may be stressful during periods of high volume or tight deadlines
  • Ability to lift/move 15-20 pounds.


  • Ability to work effectively with volunteers and staff.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple priorities.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse population.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • 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 job holder.  He/she will be required to follow any other instructions or perform any other duties as requested by his/her supervisor or manager.  This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of job duties.  Essential elements may change when necessary.

Interested applicants should submit a resume with salary history to: nsweitzer@alz.org. on or before November 22, 2013.

Or mail resume and cover letter to:

Send resume to:
Alzheimer's Association, Central Illinois
606 West Glen Avenue
Peoria, IL 61614

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




Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.