The mission of the Alzheimer's Association is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. The Louisiana Chapter offers outreach and support to families in 64 parishes.
Under the direction of the Associate Director of Programs & Outreach, this position provides information and support to family caregivers and individuals with Alzheimer's. The Programs & Outreach Coordinator assists the Associate Director in coordinating and delivering programs that offer care and support, recruit and coordinate volunteers for education leads, support group leads, and advocacy leads, and provides basic case management to families affected by the disease. Under the supervision of the Associate Director, the Programs & Outreach Coordinator provides administrative support for outreach and education programs, scheduling and logistics, and program data entry.
This position can be located in Shreveport or Alexandria.
Essential Job Functions
Deliver Association's core educational and support programs, including providing Helpline assistance, information and referral calls, and education programs for people with Alzheimer's disease, their care partners and professional caregivers.
Collaborate with our development team for further outreach into communities through programs and special events, local consumers, area service providers, including Physician Outreach and Diversity and Inclusiveness Initiatives.
Identify, recruit, and support volunteers as community educators who deliver core education and speaking programs.
Identify, recruit, and support volunteers as support group facilitators.
Coordinate with community educator volunteers on program delivery and scheduling.
Recruit, coordinate, and provide support for chapter advocacy efforts.
Raise community awareness about Alzheimer's and related dementias and represent the Association through community outreach efforts at health fairs and presentations to civic organizations, senior citizens groups, support groups, elder care facilities & programs, area businesses, and other events as appropriate.
Assist the AD, Programs and Outreach with grant research and writing as needed.
Conduct activities to establish and manage event planning and fundraising activities to support programs outreach.
Prepare and present reports on development and outreach activities to track/assess progress and address any program deficiencies.
Bachelor's Degree required, Master's Degree preferred or equivalent work experience in social services, public health, gerontology, social work or a related field.
Minimum three years of experience in case management, care coordination, community outreach and education.
Experience working with people with Alzheimer's/Dementia and their family care partners preferred or related field.
Previous experience with obtaining funding sources such as grants and foundation grants to support programs.
Familiarity with fundraising concepts and events.
Superior self-management skills, independent initiative and ability to collaborate are essential.
Ability to build effective internal and external relationship networks including supporting others to enthusiastically work towards common objectives
Effective verbal and written communication skills, reflecting an understanding of the appropriate use of communication technologies and an appreciation that each audience requires its own approach.
Excellent presentation and facilitation skills that reflect an understanding of different learning modalities, group process, and cultural diversity.
Appreciation of cultural and ethnic diversity, especially with respect to outreach to underserved communities.
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and constituent relationship management systems.
Detail oriented, adaptable, organized and able to successfully prioritize and manage multiple priorities.
Ability to anticipate and identify, organize and analyze growth opportunities.
Ability to analyze information and make timely, appropriate decisions.
High level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative.
Must possess a reliable personal vehicle, valid driver's license and proof of automobile insurance.
Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
Ability to travel as needed to perform job duties.