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Community Outreach Coordinator (IA)

Job Location

Cedar Falls, IA

General Summary

The Community Outreach Coordinator is responsible for implementing successful fundraising events to meet revenue goals and outreach activities to increase public awareness for Alzheimer's disease in the northern territory of the Alzheimer's Association East Central Iowa Chapter. 

Essential Job Functions

- Plan and execute the Cedar Valley Reason to Hope Luncheon and Walk to End Alzheimer's in Waterloo and Decorah to include team captain and participant recruitment and retention; sponsor cultivation and solicitation; promotion and marketing activities; volunteer recruitment and management; and all event logistics and evaluation.
- Works collaboratively with the dedicated special event staff to plan and implement a centralized Walk to End Alzheimer's plan.
- Assist the Community Outreach team with recruitment, solicitation and promotion of The Longest Day, Blondes vs. Brunettes and other special events as needed.
- Maintains an annual calendar of events, timelines and milestones; creates work plans for each event.

Community Outreach
- Market core services and programs of the Alzheimer's Association (Helpline, website, care consultation, educational programs, support groups, etc.)
- Identify, recruit, train and manage high impact volunteers who will assist the organization in increasing concern and awareness as well as growing revenue.
- Network and develop collaborative initiatives in education, public awareness and family assistance with other organizations.
- Represent the Alzheimer's Association East Central Iowa Chapter at public events, health fairs, conferences, workshops, and media events in the Cedar Valley and Northeast Iowa as designated.
- Research and provide input to grants and other community funding opportunities.
- Serve as Chapter contact and advisor to student organizations in the Chapter's northern territory including the University of Northern Iowa's Advocates for Alzheimer's (A4A).
- Serve as point of contact for third-party inquiry and events throughout the northern counties of the chapter territory.
- Responsible for the recruitment and management of community outreach interns in the Cedar Falls Regional Office.

Collateral Responsibilities
- Assists with regional office operations, walk-ins and Helpline calls with basic information and referral services when Program and Advocacy Coordinator is unavailable.
- Donor data entry in designated systems and occasional bank deposits.
- Assures compliance with all Association policies, procedures, standards and applicable regulatory requirements.
- Perform all other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

- Bachelor's degree preferred.
- Must be a self-starter with the ability to multi-task, establish priorities and work in fast paced environment with excellent time management and special event coordination.
- Three years experience in fundraising and development.
- Three years experience and understanding of volunteer management, recruitment and retention. 
- 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.
- Must possess a reliable personal vehicle, valid driver's license and proof of valid insurance to attend meetings and perform outreach duties.
- Ability to travel throughout the East Central Iowa Chapter territory to perform and participate in tasks as assigned.
- Demonstrated experience in networking with collaborative agencies and providers. 
- Ability to work some evenings and weekends; with occasional overnights.

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

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




Alzheimer's Association

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