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Education Coordinator and Trainer

Job Location

Lynnwood and/or Tukwila, WA

General Summary

The Education Coordinator & Trainer is an essential member of the Programs and Services Team. This position develops, coordinates, and implements a comprehensive education program plan to meet the needs of health and long-term care professionals, paid caregivers, family caregivers, and community groups. The Education Coordinator & Trainer provides management and oversight for a team of volunteer trainers. Additional responsibilities include providing trainings for Chapter staff and other volunteers.

This position is based in the Lynnwood or Tukwila offices near Seattle, Washington, and reports to the Director of Programs and Services.

Essential Job Functions

  • Delivers Common Program Plan and Chapter-developed educational programming in the form of in-services, workshops, conference presentations, and other trainings and activities throughout the year on topics that include Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, care approaches, research and treatments, brain health and other issues related to the disease. Manages day to day activities of the Education Department.
  • Oversees selection and securing of venues and speakers, arranges and manages booking agreements, conducts promotion and outreach, and coordinates staff, volunteers, hosts, partners, and sponsors.

  • Identifies needs, implements new initiatives and programs and evaluates program effectiveness.

  • Provides programming that meets the diverse needs of targeted audiences, which includes communities of color and geographically underserved populations within our Chapter territory.

  • Creates and/or expands curricula as needed, utilizing adult learning principles, best practices and research-based/research-informed information.

  • Works with other staff to coordinate training calendars, classes, presentations, and trainers' schedules.

  • Creates and/or updates relevant department policies, procedures and processes as needed.

  • Ensures all agreements, contract requirements and deadlines are being met.

  • Works with the Volunteer Coordinator to develop, implement, and oversee the volunteer speakers bureau.

  • Manages and trains speakers bureau volunteers, and trains staff throughout the Chapter's territory as needed according to internal training policies.

  • Supports the Conference Manager for the annual Regional Conference and other chapter conferences/forums in various assigned roles.

  • Maintains accurate records and databases

  • Additional Responsibilities

  • Complies with all Association policies, procedures, standards, and applicable regulatory requirements.

  • Advances the mission as well as the goals and priority activities of the Association-wide Strategic Plan.

  • Supports and participates in Association events, including but not limited to the Walk to End Alzheimer's, A Reason to Hope, and chapter conferences, as requested.

  • Supports and participates in formal advocacy and public policy activities as requested.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in social work, gerontology, health education, or public administration; Master's preferred.
  • 2+ years progressive related work experience coordinating and delivering educational programs

  • 2+ years of professional experience working with families and caregivers of individuals who have Alzheimer's or other dementias, or with people with chronic illness or disabilities

  • Knowledge regarding the broad field of aging, dementia and disabilities, psychosocial aspects and needs of family caregivers, and issues unique to dementia in the long-term care environment

  • Excellent communication, public speaking and curriculum-development skills.

  • Able to advocate for and represent the Alzheimer's Association in a variety of settings.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Ability and willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends as required for the job.

  • Ability and willingness to travel by car within the chapter territory as required for the job (up to 25%).

  • Ability to bend, stoop, lift, transport, and set up program materials as needed (up to 35lbs)

  • Must possess valid driver's license, access to reliable vehicle, and proof of current automobile insurance.


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.