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Who We Are
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission 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.
We warmly invite qualified applicants to consider this opportunity to make a life changing impact on the millions living with the disease, their care givers, and those that may be diagnosed with the disease in the future. Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website www.alz.org to find out more about who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work the last nine years in a row.
The Regional Coordinator will build strategic relationships, conduct community outreach activities and develop and coordinate program Care and Support services in the multi-county region. Additionally, the position will implement the organization’s strategic plan goals, increase service contacts and reach new constituents through the successful recruitment and engagement of volunteers. This is a part time position working 24 hours per week, it will report to the Director of Programs and Services and is based in Glaucester, VA.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Create and execute strategies to expand outreach, including reach to rural and underserved areas, key gatekeepers, health systems, long term care and potential volunteer champions.
- Coordinate annual community forums using best practice model.
- Increase regional awareness and concern of Alzheimer’s disease and the Association.
- Identify and build community partnerships, including those focused on diversity and inclusion, programs, public policy, fundraising and other collaborative opportunities.
- In partnership with Director of Programs and Services, plan, develop, and oversee volunteer delivery of core programs and services in the region, including education classes, support groups and early stage engagement.
- Provide direct services to families, including providing information about local resources, educational programs, MedicAlert Safe Return incident follow-up, support group referrals and care consultations.
- Collaborate with other Chapter staff on regional support in areas such as public policy, fundraising, marketing and communications and grant opportunities.
- Ensure data integrity for program reporting and outcomes aimed at measuring local mission delivery and progress towards strategic plan objectives.
- Oversee the day-to-day operations of the regional office and provide leadership and supervision for volunteers.
- Ensure active partnership with Alzheimer’s Association leadership through local compliance with organizational policies and procedures, including budgeting, technology, and fiscal controls and standards.
- Build community awareness of the Alzheimer's Association as a resource for education, support services, volunteer, advocacy and fundraising opportunities. Maintain a positive, visible public image ensuring that the Association is recognized as a regional leader in the field of Alzheimer’s disease.
- Drive concern and awareness efforts by participating in community events and serving as local spokesperson.
- Assure that excellent outreach processes are in place to identify program and service needs within diverse communities, including underserved populations.
- Manage the distribution of Alzheimer's Association materials and education information within the community.
- Assist Directors of Development and Signature Events with the planning and implementation of all fundraising events, with special emphasis on 1) the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, to include team captain/walker recruitment and retention; sponsor cultivation and solicitation; promotion and marketing activities; and all event logistics and 2) the Longest Day, including team captain/participant recruitment and retention; event communication at the local level; and related activities.
- Support other chapter development efforts and initiatives, such as corporate initiatives.
Care & Support
- Recruit, train, and manage a cadre of volunteers to deliver educational presentations to caregiver, community, and corporate audiences, and coordinate professional training to clinical and allied health professionals.
- Recruit, train, and manage volunteer support group leaders and facilitate support groups when needed.
- Conduct care consultations via telephone, in-office and in-home with families of persons with dementia.
- Engage Physician Champions and conduct outreach to medical professionals and service providers to promote patient, family and education services.
- Perform regular tracking and data entry into Personify system; provide monthly data and statistical reports to Director of Programs and Services.
- Recruit, train and manage high impact volunteers who will assist the organization in growing revenue as well as increasing concern and awareness, specifically in support of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, The Longest Day, and program delivery.
Other Essential Functions
- Implement the Chapter's Strategic Plan initiatives, programs and activities for the purpose of meeting designated goals, objectives and service metrics.
- Support chapter and national Advocacy and Public Policy goals.
- Provide ongoing support to overall operations of the service area to include: customer service to constituents; database management; donor/sponsor/advocate relations and communications; management of vendor relations, etc.
- Prepare and distribute communications to volunteers and donors - via email, print, and telephone - based on the Association’s communications timeline and additional needs
Competencies and Experience
- Ability to function effectively in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment where limited resources can lead to strong demands on professional skill.
- Be comfortable operating within an independent environment and being directly involved with both external outreach (community) as well as internal tactical operations (Chapter).
- Proven ability to build relationships founded on trust, follow-through and commitment which will enhance and further the Alzheimer's Association's mission, vision and organizational values.
- Demonstrated success in creating and nurturing community relationships. Ability to communicate effectively in person, in writing, electronically and publicly to a variety of audiences.
- Ability to analyze complex information, recognize the need for supervision, request necessary assistance and make timely, appropriate decisions within areas of responsibility.
- High level of confidentiality, integrity, diplomacy and initiative.
- Bachelor’s degree in public health, social work, counseling, gerontology or related field.
- 3 years’ experience working in Alzheimer's or dementia field preferred.
- Experience implementing and delivering community programs, with demonstrated success in volunteer management and growing program services.
- Experience in training and instructional presentations.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, including strong public speaking skills.
- Stellar customer service skills when working with internal and external clients.
- Ability to work with a wide range of people including persons with dementia, family caregivers, donors, corporate leaders, physicians, and volunteers.
- Proficiency in MS Office and Google web applications.
- Must possess a reliable personal vehicle, valid driver's license and proof of automobile insurance.
- Must be able to travel (by car) as required for the position.
- Must be willing and available to work occasional evenings and weekends, as needed.
- Must be able to lift, transport and carry up to 30 pounds of supplies and equipment.