This position embodies the Jewish values of empathy, responsibility, and tikkun olam.
Seeking a full time team member to:
- Develop a program implementation plan with an emphasis on reaching more Jewish families, temples, synagogues, and organizations, and enact it
- Strengthen and build relationships with Jewish community organizations focusing efforts
- Recruit, screen, train, and deploy at least two culturally competent volunteers to provide education programs, support groups, and/or community outreach throughout the Jewish
- Expand advertising efforts within the Jewish community to increase awareness and access to available services by working with partner organizations and volunteers.
The Community Outreach Coordinator is responsible for outreach to the Jewish community to expand awareness of dementia and the Alzheimer’s Association. This position is also responsible for the development, coordination, implementation and evaluation of agency programs through direct and volunteer provided services. The Community Outreach Coordinator reports to the Director of Program Services.
This position is grant funded for two years with the opportunity for longer-term employment based on funding.
Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Identify strategies and best practices in order to promote education and awareness of dementia, the Alzheimer’s Association and available services to the Jewish community
- Identify and develop new relationships with organizations and community leaders in surrounding communities to assist in providing outreach and programming to the Jewish population.
- Develop, coordinate and facilitate meetings of the Jewish Dementia Advisory Board.
- Recruit, train and supervise a core group of volunteers to assist in outreach efforts.
- Prepare and conduct community presentations to increase knowledge of dementia and Association programs and services.
- Conduct individual client and group meetings.
- Provide information, support, and referrals related to the identified needs of clients.
- Record and maintain required documentation.
- Conduct program evaluations.
- Develop and maintain client referral materials and brochures.
- Participate on Association work groups, community coalitions and advocacy groups.
- Maintain working relationships and a referral base through networking with other professionals.
- Represent the Alzheimer’s Association at public forums, conferences, and media events; function as an advocate representing the Alzheimer’s Association in the community.
- Assist the supervisor to ensure integration of strategic directions into the department work plan.
- Assist in the marketing of agency programs and services.
- Assist in Chapter event activities and other assignments as dictated by the needs of the Chapter.
- Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Gerontology/Aging Studies or a related field
- 2-4 years professional experience in program development, planning, and implementation
- 2-4 years of professional experience in community outreach preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Familiarity with and established connections in the Jewish community
- Working knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias preferred.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Suite. Ability to quickly learn other software platforms.
- Ability to work effectively with clients, caregivers, staff, volunteers and external contacts to build and maintain effective teams.
- Ability to communicate effectively across platforms to a variety of audiences with varying levels of expertise
- Ability to lift, carry and transport up to 30lbs of program materials
- Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed for the job
- Ability to travel up to 50% within the designated area
- Must possess valid driver’s license, access to a reliable vehicle, and proof of insurance.
Position Location: Southfield, M
Full time or Part time: Full-time based on a 37.5 hour work week
Position Grade: 203
Reports To: Director of Program Services
Employees working 24 hours/week or more are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, flex accounts, short and long-term disability, life insurance, long term care insurance, tuition reimbursement, generous Paid Time Off, 12 annual holidays and Paid Family Leave, as well as an annual Cultural & Heritage Day and Volunteer Day of their choosing. They are also eligible for our gold standard 401(k) retirement plan.
Full time employees (37.5 hours/week), will enjoy all of the above plus an annual School Visitation Day and an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing.
The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides consideration for an employment relationship without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, genetic predisposition, national origin, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.