Advocacy & Volunteer Coordinator – Alzheimer's Association – Columbus, OH

The Advocacy and Volunteer Coordinator recruits, trains and manages volunteer efforts across all chapter areas while also working to identify and coordinate advocacy efforts for the chapter in the communities within Central Ohio.

Essential Job Functions

Ability to engage staff, Board Members, advocates, volunteers and those with the disease in advocacy and outreach activities to emphasize the importance of research and care and support the Association offers.

Ability to cultivate and build positive working relationships with elected officials and their staff.

Ability to organize regular communication (both written and in-person) with Alzheimer’s Advocates, Board Members and volunteers in order to educate them about Public Policy issues.

Meet with local, state and federal legislators regarding issues pertinent to the disease, and the needs of those who have the disease, track these meetings in database system.

Direct the planning, volunteer recruitment and presence of the Central Ohio Chapter at the annual Memory Day event.

Serve as Chapter representative on Ohio Council for state public policy.

Coordinate the chapter’s public policy efforts as directed by National public policy team.

Ability to learn and use Convio and Personify databases.

Identify opportunities (health fairs, community events, etc.) to promote the work of the chapter (programs and services, fundraising, advocacy, research) and build partnerships in communities in the Central Ohio area.

Determine best process of regular communication with volunteers to alert them to time specific volunteer opportunities, weekly volunteer e-newsletter, etc. Contact interested event participants via phone, face-to-face meetings or email in a timely manner after an event while they are still motivated from their success.

Continue efforts to grow the volunteer program.

Work with the Program and Development teams to identify chapter volunteer opportunities and codify descriptions and directions for those activities. Establish system for staff to identify and supply regular volunteer needs.

Work with the Program and Development teams in a supportive and effective manner ensuring adequate volunteer support is available for fundraising and donor recognition events, education events, support groups, speaker’s bureau and health fairs, office duties, advocacy and awareness activities.

Foster an organizational environment where volunteers are valued, supported and recognized for their skills, contributions and assistance in support of the mission through regular touches and other stewardship, including but not limited to a volunteer recognition program (Volunteer of the Quarter, cards to volunteers, other).

Conduct an annual assessment of the association’s needs to determine how volunteer resources can be used most effectively.

Utilize reporting mechanism to collect volunteer activities and hours. Ensure all volunteer hours are entered into database.

Continue to develop and facilitate volunteer training curriculum for each focus area in coordination with Education and Outreach Coordinator.

Continue to develop and maintain current Policies and Procedures regarding all Volunteer Activities. Work with the staff to ensure that all new policies are documented and implemented into administrative workflow.

Provide Volunteer Orientation Program for new volunteers, where applicable, either in person or by phone or email.

Identify and engage local clubs/groups that apply to specific events (i.e. running/walking clubs, schools, churches, etc.)

Minimum Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree required in a related field.

Experience in grassroots recruitment and management of advocates and/or volunteers.

Excellent written, electronic, verbal and organizational skills.

Database management abilities.

Knowledge of the state and federal legislative process.

Ability to manage relationships with congressional aides, Legislators, and interested constituents.

Proficiency with Microsoft applications.

Ability to mentor and direct interns and volunteers.

High volume of public contact.

High degree of travel within Central Ohio may be required.

Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.

Ability to work independently.

Ability to work independently and self-supervise.

High level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative.

Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.

Ability to work effectively with staff, volunteers and external contacts to build and maintain effective advocacy teams.

Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve.

Commitment to a professional code of ethics.

Ability to communicate effectively in person, in writing and electronically to a variety of audiences.

Ability to operate designated equipment.

Ability to lift, carry and transport materials up to 30 lbs.

Send your resume and cover letter:
• by e-mail to

• by mail: Send resume to: Alzheimer’s Association, Central Ohio Chapter, 1379 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Send your resume and cover letter:
by email:

by mail:
Send resume to:
Alzheimer’s Association, Central Ohio

1379 Dublin Road

Columbus, OH 43215

If apply ing by e-mail, please attach your resume and

cover letter as Microsoft Word documents, or include

both within the text of your e-mail message.

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer

and we appreciate your interest in the Alzheimer’s Association.

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