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Program Coordinator

at Alzheimer's Association

Posted: 1/29/2019
Job Reference #: 3248
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Job Description

Be part of the movement to end Alzheimer’s
Right now, millions of Americans are facing the devastation of Alzheimer’s. This disease is robbing us of our finances, our families and our futures - but at the Alzheimer’s Association, we’re relentlessly working to change that by addressing the challenges in front of us with speed and without limitations or boundaries. With our network of more than 75 chapters across the country, we’re advancing world-class research, ensuring access to gold-standard care and support, and hiring talented, mission-driven people who make it all happen.

The Alzheimer’s Association has been ranked as one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For by The Nonprofit Times nine years in a row, recognizing our leadership, competitive compensation and benefits, flexibility and mission-driven atmosphere. It takes a uniquely motivated person to be a part of our team - but we believe that person could be you.

GENERAL SUMMARY
The Support Group Coordinator is responsible for the development, coordination, implementation and evaluation of support groups including, early-stage, general caregiver, social engagement and specialty, administered within our 5 county region.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
* Provide oversight and guidance to all support groups in the service area
* Develop procedures regarding support groups and implement protocols
* Act as a liaison for all support group facilitators throughout the 5 county service territory
* Build successful working relationships with volunteer facilitators and community partners
* Through ongoing assessment and evaluation, develop new partnerships in the community to support expanded outreach to constituents in all assigned counties
* Recruit, train, and manage all volunteers in assigned counties
* Complete monthly, quarterly, and annual reports and documentation as required
* Participate in support group training opportunities through the Home Office
* Facilitate support groups on an as needed basis
* Provide information, support, and referrals related to the identified needs of constituents
* Participate on Association workgroups, community coalitions and advocacy groups
* Ensure the integration of department work plans and strategic plan priorities related to support group programming
* Update facilitator manuals and materials as needed
* Conduct support group programming evaluations to inform service delivery models
* Utilize data-driven methodologies to drive programmatic decisions
* Keep records of group participation, statistics and contact with facilitators

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
?Bachelor’s degree in public health, social work, gerontology, sociology, psychology, counseling or related field with at least 2 years of direct social service/aging/or dementia experience
?High level of integrity, diplomacy, and initiative
?Ability to facilitate discussions and be comfortable with expression of emotions
?Develop expert knowledge about Alzheimer's disease and its impact on families and caregivers
?Demonstrated success developing and leading a high-performing team of paid and unpaid staff to achieve strategic initiatives
?Demonstrated success in talent acquisition, performance development and goal achievement
?Demonstrated success managing volunteer-led programs with experience in recruitment, training, engagement, supervision and evaluation of volunteers
?Detail-orientated with the ability to successfully prioritize and manage multiple projects
?High quality written and verbal communication skills
?Demonstrated success building strong partnerships and increasing services to communities that have had low participation
?Ability to work effectively with diverse populations
?Demonstrated success working with diverse populations, volunteers, staff, and external contacts to build and maintain successful teams
?Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Apps
?Autonomously work in the field, some weekend and evening work required
?Valid driver's license, proof of insurance and access to a dependable automobile
?Travel is required within the five-county service area including Cuyahoga, Lake, Lorain, Geauga and Ashtabula counties

 

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