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 suffering from 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 seven years in a row.
The Alzheimer's Association, serving the Coachella Valley desert cities for over 20 years, provides a variety of education, information and support services to persons with dementia, their families, health care professionals and the community.
The Program and Education Manager position is primarily responsible for coordinating and conducting educational programs, care consultations, caregiver support groups and physician outreach in the community to raise awareness and provide education and support to individuals living with dementia as well as their friends, family and the general public. The Program and Education Manager will also recruit, train, support and manage volunteers to increase program delivery and support services throughout the territory. This opportunity is based in our Rancho Mirage, CA office.
Essential Job Functions
- Work as part of a cohesive and collaborative program team to deliver the mission of the Alzheimer's Association as the Manager of our Core Programming group of established classes, lectures and services.
- Plan, schedule, market and deliver Association community education programs, care consultations, support groups, conference presentations and other trainings and activities as needed.
- Conduct timely and effective promotion and outreach on behalf of the organization, with a focus on increasing awareness of and promoting care and support programs.
- Identify and meet the needs of diverse communities and populations, with a particular focus on diverse communities within the desert, including the Latino community, African-American community and the LGBT community.
- Engage local Promotoras to provide outreach, education and referral to the Association.
- Conduct outreach and education with physicians and other healthcare providers.
- Provide training, resources and supervision of volunteers and interns.
- Represent the chapter at appropriate and assigned meetings and events.
- Promote and support all office activities including the Walk to End Alzheimer's.
- Remain knowledgeable and current in information related to Alzheimer's and related dementias as well as national, state and local initiatives that affect the targeted population.
- A Bachelor's Degree in a health care related field: social work, psychology, counseling, nursing, gerontology, public health or related. A Master's Degree in a related field preferred
- Minimum of three years of experience in community outreach, conducting education programs, health care guiding, coaching and supporting individuals and their families
- Experience in volunteer management, supervision and support
- Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
- Ability to work with a wide range of people including persons with dementia, family caregivers, corporations, foundations and volunteers
- Ability to remain knowledgeable and current in information related to Alzheimer's and related dementias as well as national, state and local initiatives that affect the targeted population
- Ability to multi-task and handle changing priorities in a fast paced environment
- Excellent written, verbal and public speaking skills
- Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed
- Ability to travel locally, regionally and nationally as needed to perform job duties
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office as well as proficiency with database entry and management
- Excellent customer service skills when working with internal and external clients
- Access to a reliable vehicle, a valid driver's license and proof of automobile insurance
- Ability to lift up to 30 lbs.
- Familiarity with demographics and community resources desirable
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