The Community Outreach Specialist/Volunteer Coordinator is primarily responsible for coordinating and conducting educational programs in the community and providing support and assistance to individuals with Alzheimer's disease and their families in the Greater Richmond Chapter area. This role is also responsible for managing the development and execution of a Chapter wide volunteer program. This position is responsible for supporting all elements of the Strategic Plan.
Essential Job Functions
Advancing Care and Support:
- Coordinates and provides educational programs to families, persons diagnosed with Alzheimer's and related diseases, health care professionals and community organizations.
- Conducts outreach and builds working relationships with physicians, service providers, care facilities and other stakeholders who collaborate on Association initiatives.
- Responds to information and referral follow up procedures with established resources and tools as appropriate.
- Represents the Chapter at appropriate and assigned meetings.
- Check and process information from Personify follow-up reports.
- Maintain monthly statistics to assist Program Director with reports.
- Prepare monthly/quarterly statistics (including CSQEI) for Program Director and CEO.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Recruit, interview and facilitate training of volunteers including but not limited to: office help, speaker's bureau, advocates, event committees, and health fairs.
- Work with community leaders, social, civic, schools and universities to develop partnerships to source new volunteers.
- Coordinate and schedule volunteer hours and activities. Ensure jobs are ready for volunteers prior to their arrival and that all supplies needed are available.
- Create and maintain volunteer position descriptions in conjunction with Chapter staff.
- Maintain volunteer manual, brochures, and policies.
- Establish and maintain the Chapter's presence on relevant Volunteer recruitment websites.
- Work with Program Director to develop and facilitate both formal and informal volunteer recognition programs.
- Work with relevant staff to develop, implement and maintain a system which insures that all volunteer data is tracked and recorded appropriately.
- Assist with Events such as Walk to End Alzheimer's.
- Support the overall plan for Walk to End Alzheimer's to include team captain/walker recruitment; sponsor identification/cultivation; promotion and marketing activities.
- Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university; Degree in health care related field: development, nursing, gerontology, or social work related preferred.
- Experience in coaching, supporting individuals and their families.
- Knowledge of Alzheimer's disease process, options for caregiver interventions, and community resources.
- Ability to work with a wide range of people including persons with dementia, family caregivers, physicians, corporations, volunteers, legislators, and public policy officials.
- Strong organizational skills to plan, implement, and evaluate program and volunteer initiatives.
- Experience in volunteer management preferred.
- Proficiency with Microsoft office applications, especially Word, Excel, Power Point.
- Effective written and oral communication skills and strong public speaking skills.
- Excellent listening skills and ability to determine the needs of clients.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Ability to travel within Greater Richmond Chapter area as needed to perform job duties.
Send your resume and cover letter:
- by email:
- by mail:
Please send cover letter and resume to:
Alzheimer's Association, Greater Richmond
4600 Cox Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Attention: Marie Kolendo
If apply ing by e-mail, please attach your resume andcover letter as Microsoft Word documents, or includeboth within the text of your e-mail message.
We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employerand we appreciate your interest in the Alzheimer's Association.