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Program Outreach Specialist-Central IL

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General Summary

The purpose of the Program Outreach Specialist is to establish relationships with  physicians and other medical professionals and allied health professionals to promote chapter programs that include but not limited to  Early Stage Support Group, Savvy Caregivers, Helpline and Care Consultations.

Successful candidate will be marketing Alzheimer's services to the medical community.

This is a Part Time position, working 20 hours per week.

Essential Job Functions


  • Builds awareness with medical community in the Greater Peoria area that includes Peoria, Tazewell, Stark, Marshall, Putnam, Fulton and Knox Counties.
  • Maintains relations with the medical community by making regular and ongoing contacts.
  • Works closely with all staff to assure Association messaging.
  • Researches and submits grants to support Chapter programs.
  • Collaborates with coworkers and supervisor.
  • Provides end of the month reports to supervisor.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Normal office environment
  • High volume of public contact
  • Travel by car to present programs and attend meetings within the chapter territory
  • Work may be stressful during periods of high volume or tight deadlines


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


  • 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 in person, in writing and electronically to a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
  • Ability to analyze information and make timely, appropriate decisions.
  • High level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Ability to travel as needed to perform job duties.
  • Ability to operate designated office 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 or other chronic illnesses preferred.
  • Experience in public speaking/presenting.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Excel, and Power Point.

Recent college graduates are encouraged to apply.

Deadline date for applicants: On or before: May 5, 2015.

  • by email: nsweitzer@alz.org
  • by mail:
    Send resume to:
    Alzheimer's Association, Central Illinois
    612 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.