Community Engagement Manager
Who We Are:
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia – by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.
At the Alzheimer’s Association, our employees are at the core of all we do. Our network of more than 1,700 employees across the United States makes a difference each and every day for those impacted by Alzheimer’s and those at risk for the disease.
We warmly invite qualified applicants to consider this opportunity to make a life changing impact on the millions living with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers 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 eleven years in a row.
As a result of our strategic priorities, the Association acquired funding to expand the reach of our volunteer-powered programs with an emphasis on reaching rural communities and building a sustainable base of community partners and volunteers.
Reporting to the Chapter Program Director, the Community Engagement Manager will implement our grant objectives to assess community needs, engage with organizations to mobilize communities, manage and engage volunteers and evaluate the program’s success.
This is a full-time, fully benefited, grant-funded position that is expected to run through June 30, 2022. While the Association is currently working remotely, upon a return to the office, this position will be based in Draper, Utah.
Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Guided by the Community Development Model, lead and conduct Community Forums in order to develop an informed and community-focused plan for service delivery.
- Increase reach of Alzheimer’s Association Common Programs with special emphasis on increasing participation among communities that have typically had low rates of engagement.
- Build and expand the impact of Alzheimer’s Association volunteer Community Educators, Representatives, Support Group Facilitators and other Community Volunteers using the chapter’s Volunteer Recruitment Plan.
- Engage, train and manage relationships with community volunteers and conduct annual performance evaluations (Mission Conversations).
- Assist in identifying and developing new, sustainable strategic community partnerships, key stakeholders and volunteer supporters in an effort to increase the reach of the Association.
- Represent the chapter as needed at community events and networking groups.
- Ensure any grant deliverables are met within assigned territory.
- Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Work, Human Services, Gerontology, Nursing, Public Health, or volunteer management: preferred: Masters in Public Health or Social Work
- 2 years of experience in managing volunteers; preferred: 4 years
- 2 years of experience managing program implementation
- 1-2 years of experience in community outreach, community mobilization or organizational capacity building projects/initiatives
- Demonstrated success managing volunteer-led community programs with experience in recruitment, training, engagement, supervision and evaluation of volunteers preferred.
- Previous experience in community outreach, community mobilization or organizational capacity building projects/initiatives
- Previous experience leading grant-funded projects preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Ability and willingness to travel up to 50% within the assigned territory by car. Travel in this case, is considered time spent away from the office, in the community, to fulfil the job goals.
- While most such travel is same day, occasional overnight travel or air travel may be required. Must have a valid driver’s license, access to a reliable vehicle, good driving record and proof of automobile insurance.
- Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends as required for the job
- Strong computer skills, proficient with Microsoft Office products, Google suite and; experience with, or ability to rapidly learn the Personify CRM database and volunteer management system
- Preferred: Bi-lingual Spanish speaking
- Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
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, tuition reimbursement, generous PTO 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 an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing, plus Caregiver Leave.
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, orany other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.
Job posted: 2021-05-24