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The Alzheimer's Association Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter is accepting resumes for the following positions:   

  • Constituent Events Coordinator
  • Regional Outreach Coordinator - 2 positions available: East Texas and Northwest Houston.
  • Care Consultant (Part Time)

Constituent Events Coordinator

Full time

Reports To:   
Chief Development Officer

Supervises:   None

Date Last Reviewed: January 2016

Position Summary:
This position will manage development and implementation of specific Chapter constituent fundraising events (specifically, The Longest Day, Houston Marathon, assisting with the Walk to End Alzheimer’s) and serve as a liaison between the Chapter and donors, volunteers, event participants and sponsors.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Responsible for the successful implementation and achievement of fundraising goals for the Association’s second signature event, The Longest Day
• Serve as staff partner and relationship manager for leadership volunteers:  recruiting, supporting and coaching a volunteer Team Task Force to develop and execute a local recruitment, cultivation and retention plan for new and veteran Longest Day teams
• Work with volunteer Task Force to develop Longest Day goals,  create and execute stewardship plans 
• Monitor activities to identify trends and best practices; measure impact of specific actions and to identify and address issues as they arise
• Participate in webinars, conference calls and/or trainings offered by the Association for The Longest Day
• Ensure inclusion of The Longest Day within Chapter promotional/communications channels including email, social media, chapter website, e-News; public relations and local marketing efforts.

Volunteer Relationship Management:
• Maintain positive relationships with all volunteers assisting with The Longest Day
• Ensure volunteer leaders are continually educated about the mission of the organization and progress being made
• Actively recruit and engage volunteer Team Task Force members
• Assist in the interviewing and hiring of special events interns, and provide opportunities for them to have a meaningful learning experience and adequate responsibility as it relates to events
• Create and maintain budgets and an annual plan for Chapter constituent events
• Work with development staff to ensure that event information is included in the Chapter’s database

Qualifications:
• Minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
• At least two years of experience in a nonprofit development/fundraising setting
• Previous experience recruiting and leading volunteer committees
• High level of enthusiasm and a positive attitude
• Must be able to lead, motivate and work comfortably with others
• Must be able to work in a team-oriented environment
• Professional success with a walk, ride or run fundraising event preferred
• Demonstrated expertise recruiting and managing volunteers preferred


Equipment / Software:
The Constituent Events Coordinator will be expected to be proficient with:
• Personal computer
• Multi-line telephone, Conference phone
• Photocopier, Fax machine
• Microsoft Suite and Google Suite: Mail, Calendar, Docs and Hangout
• Convio and/or other donor databases preferred

Physical and Mental Requirements:
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with attention to detail
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
• Ability to memorize, diagnose and solve problems
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines with flexibility and good humor
• Ability to work under stress and successfully handle several projects at once
• Ability to make frequent trips to other locations for meetings, events, etc. via auto and air; ability to operate a motor vehicle; must possess a valid driver’s license
• Willingness to work on evenings and weekends if necessary
• Ability to sit for long periods of time and move about to retrieve files

Other:
• Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including some nights and weekends
• Must have reliable transportation
• Must have valid Texas Driver’s License

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. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and we appreciate your interest in the Alzheimer’s Association. 

 

SUBMIT RESUMES TO:  Please send your resume, cover letter, salary history and one page writing sample to Alexis Eaton at aeaton@alz.org with the position title as the subject line.

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Regional Outreach Coordinator
2 Positions available: East Texas, and Northwest Houston


Full time

Reports To:   
Outreach Director

Supervises:   None

Date Last Reviewed: April 2016

Position Purpose:
To build concern and awareness about Alzheimer's disease and the Alzheimer's Association. Connect clients with the program & services offered by the Association through our Common Program Plan, engage the community in raising the revenue to fuel our work, and increase government support on the national and state level for increased research, services and support for people with dementia.

Essential Job Functions:
• Identify, recruit, train, and manage high impact volunteers who will assist the organization in increasing concern, awareness and support for PWD and their families. Includes speaker’s bureau volunteers, support group leaders, advocates and ambassadors, interns and general volunteers.
• Develops strategies to market and promote Chapter services, programs, and fundraising events.
• Serve as community liaison by participating in community events, serving as local spokesperson, and building collaborative efforts with other organizations to achieve strategic goals, including but not limited to early stage engagement and physician/health care practitioner outreach.
• Serve as local point of contact for information, referral and support for people with dementia, their caregivers and healthcare providers.
• Input data in national Personify database including entry of program offerings, attendance/demographic information and evaluation data and contact center follow up reports and entry.
• Recruit members for The Longest Day (TLD) volunteer taskforce.
• Recruit and engage TLD team captains.
• Recruit and support Walk to End Alzheimer’s volunteer committee for at minimum one community Walk to End Alzheimer's.
• Recruit and engage Reason to Hope table captains.
• Follow timeline and best practices as outlined by the Chapter's Outreach Director as well as national timeline and best practices to assure participant and revenue goals.
• Work with a portfolio of corporate prospects to move them through the solicitation cycle (identification, cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, renewal).
• Direct the stewardship process making sure corporate sponsors and supporters receive the benefits associated with their level of support and are properly acknowledged.
• Work with committee members to secure multiple event sponsorships.
• Support advocacy efforts of the Chapter in conjunction with Chapter Public Policy team
• Other duties as assigned

Minimum Education Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree required. Three to five years experience in community outreach, volunteer engagement, sales and/or fundraising preferred.

Knowledge and Skills: This position requires attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and strong volunteer engagement skills.

• Experience executing projects to reach and exceed ambitious goals
• Ability to take initiative, set priorities, work independently, and manage multiple tasks
• Interest and ease with working with corporations and constituents
• High level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Ability to provide excellent customer service by picking up incoming calls and responding to emails in a timely fashion. All staff is responsible for quickly answering calls and emails as needed.
• Ability to function in a team-oriented environment as both a member of a team and a team leader
• Professional attitude and appearance
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office
• Sense of humor and flexibility


Equipment Used:
• Personal Computer
• LCD projector/Laptop computer
• Telephone and conference call equipment
• Calculator
• Fax Machine
• Copier
• Audiovisual Equipment

Physical and Mental Requirements:
• Good vision and hearing (corrected)
• High volume of public contact both individual and group
• An absolute commitment to confidentiality
• Ability to travel throughout Chapter territory and fly to regional and national meetings
• Ability to work under pressure
• Must be able to lift or move 25 pounds
• Ability to type on a keyboard

Other:
• Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including some nights and weekends
• Must have reliable transportation
• Must have valid Texas Driver’s License

This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the jobholder. 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.

 

SUBMIT RESUMES TO:  To apply, please send your resume, cover letter and salary history to Jessica Abad-Serpas at jessica.abadserpas@alz.org with the position title as the subject line.

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Care Consultant

Part time

Reports To:   
Chief Program Officer

Supervises:   None

Date Last Reviewed: August 2016

Position Purpose:
The Care Consultant assists persons affected by Alzheimer's disease and related disorders in accordance with the mission of the Association.

Core Characteristics & Competencies
• Provide quality clinical support to families and friends affected by dementia with solid knowledge of dementia, dementia-related resources, constituent needs and best practices.
• Excellent ability to communicate in person, print, and electronically to diverse and various audiences
• Ability to analyze information and make timely, appropriate decisions
• Demonstrated proficiency in use of technology essential to job function.
• Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple projects at once.
•  High level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative.

Essential Job Functions:
• Delivery of high quality short-term consultations in person or virtually to assist Alzheimer's families in understanding dementia, planning for future care needs, ability to cope; link clients to appropriate chapter and community resources.
• Ensure compliance with National standards to collect data
• Provide back-up to 24/7 Helpline as needed;
• Coordinate special projects as identified.
• Once a week provide care consultations  to outlying Chapter service areas (on a rotating basis )

Minimum Education Requirements:
• Master’s Degree in social work, counseling, or related field, or RN degree.
• Active licensed social worker, counselor, or nurse within the state of Texas.
• At least two years’ experience.

Knowledge and Skills:
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Knowledge of the health care system.
• Active listening skills.
• Professional attitude and appearance.
• Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office and agency data collection systems.

Working Conditions:
• Office located at chapter office; services provided throughout   chapter service area
• Position operates in a flexible work environment which requires some travel by car
• Works a part time schedule with flexibility to offer early evening and weekend consultations at least two times per month.

Physical and Mental Requirements:
• Good vision and hearing (corrected)
• Ability to type on a keyboard
• Ability to work under pressure
• Must be able to lift or move 25 pounds


This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the jobholder. 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.

 
SUBMIT RESUMES TO:  To apply, please send your resume & cover letter to Ann Marie McDonald at amcdonald1@alz.org with the position title as the subject line.

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