The Hispanic/Latino Outreach Specialist is primarily responsible for implementing common program plan programs in the Hispanic/Latino community to raise awareness, provide Alzheimer's/dementia education and support to individuals living with dementia, and the general public in both Spanish and English. The Hispanic/Latino Outreach Specialist also recruits, trains, stewards and manages volunteers to increase program delivery and support services throughout the region territory. This full time position is based in the Chapter headquarters in Philadelphia, PA and reports to the Associate Director Diversity & Inclusion.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Expand bilingual services throughout the association territory, especially in underserved areas, including implementation of outreach, awareness, common program plan programs, services and educational opportunities in English and Spanish
- Work within the parameters of program grants to deliver the goals and objectives that are promised to funders and that also serve people with dementia and their family and professional care partners
- Work in conjunction with Associate Director Media Relations and Manager Print & Digital Publications to fulfill Spanish speaking media requests and translation needs to print and digital publications
- Leverage national partnerships like National Hispanic Council on Aging and faith communities to increase awareness of Alzheimer's in Latino communities
- Act as collection point across service area for grant-related statistics and report these and grant activities to chapter management and funders as specified in grant contracts
- Recruit, orient, train and manage bilingual volunteers for the following core service and chapter functions: Support Groups; Speakers Bureau; multicultural and rural outreach; development projects/special events; advisory board
- Act as chapter liaison on health/community based task forces related to outreach in Hispanic communities, including any participation required by home office on national task forces (e.g. NHCOA)
- Establish a baseline for Diversity and Inclusion metrics to create goals around outreach strategies in the region
- Provide follow up on Helpline inquiries as indicated
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Assist in meeting overall goals for signature fundraising initiatives (e.g. Walk to End Alzheimer's and the Longest Day).
- Provide updates on Hispanic/Latino statistics as needed by the Program Data Assistant for state and other funding requirements and reports.
- Bachelor's in social work, gerontology, or public health or equivalent work experience
- At least 3 years of experience working in non-profit sector supporting public health issues affecting minority populations.
- Fluent in reading, writing and speaking and presenting complex information about Alzheimer's in Spanish
- Ability to work effectively with diverse populations
- Prior experience managing volunteers highly preferred
- High level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative
- Ability to analyze information and make timely appropriate decisions
- An absolute commitment to confidentiality
- Proficient in all Microsoft office platforms and data entry
- Must have a valid driver's license, reliable automobile and appropriate insurance
- Must be willing to travel
- Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet tight deadlines
- Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.