Careers

Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified individuals are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability or marital status.


Anchorage

Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska (ARA) is looking for dedicated Development & Communications Associate to join us in enriching the lives of Alaskans in need.

Assists Development Director with planning of internal and external communications. Under the direction of the Development Director coordinates and implements statewide information strategies with which to provide current, relevant information to diverse audiences in the community. Uses appropriate channels to disseminate agency information on a timely basis. Interacts with Alaska’s news, public affairs and communications network. Collaborates with program managers on communications efforts for the Agency’s programs and events.

Essential Job Functions
Communications:
•Assist and coordinate publicity for agency including program and fundraising events.
•Assist with effective media relations to include producing press releases, calendar releases and media kits.
•Assist and implements effective media campaigns throughout the state.
•Updates the agency website as directed.
•Drafts, writes and edits articles about staff, board, volunteers, families, events, programs, services, awards, appointments, projects, etc. Productively seeks media placement of these as news releases, PSA’s, or other vehicles to increase public awareness of the agency and its services.
•Designs, writes and produces agency’s advertising materials (print ads, articles, radio PSA’s). Coordinates with the Education Specialists for statewide distribution of these materials.
•Identifies, develops and maintains social media venues to increase awareness of agency and its programs.
•Responsible for digital library. Photographs or coordinates volunteers to photograph events for publication and for record keeping. Videotapes education workshops and catalogues these in library.
•Obtains current information on research, legislation, public policy and health issues for in-house materials, reports and data analysis as needed.

Development:
•Assist with prospect and foundation research.
•Draft and edit proposals, track opportunities, manage timelines and provide follow-up.
•Manage donor administration activities, including drafting donor reports, donor database entry, updates, invitations, thank you notes, and other materials.
•Assist with online fundraising strategies, campaigns and calls to action.
•Assist planning tactics for online mobilization, outreach and small donor fundraising.
•Work with Development Director to develop and execute consistent communication to cultivate and grow the donor base.
•Assist with logistics and arrangements for reserving meeting spaces, makes arrangements for food and beverage service for meetings and special events as needed.
•Handles sensitive information in a confidential manner.
•Acts as back-up for Receptionist, assisting with answering telephones, greeting guests, and other front desk duties as needed.
•Other duties as assigned.

Part time or full time, hours are flexible.

Requirements and Qualifications
•Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Graphic Design or related field.
•Some of the education requirement may be substituted for additional work experience (e.g. Associate degree or two years college credit in the above fields plus two years paid work experience communications or development).
•Experience in news writing, public relations, journalism and/or graphic design.
•Ability to pass a state and federal criminal background check.
•Valid Alaska driver’s license with a good driving record and proof of auto insurance.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
•Knowledge of or the ability to learn about Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders
•Proficient in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and other desktop publishing software
•Familiarity with WordPress or similar website applications
•Ability to prioritize and manage multiple priorities.
•Ability to analyze information and make timely, appropriate decisions.
•Ability to work effectively with volunteers, staff and external contacts to build and maintain successful teams.
•High level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative.
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
•Ability to work independently, follow directions and organize materials and time.
•Ability to operate computers and other office equipment.
•Ability to drive, and to use personal vehicle for Agency business.

Physical and Special Requirements
•Must have the ability to perform lifting and transferring of no less than fifty pounds and demonstrate good body mechanics while performing these tasks.
•Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
•Ability to travel as needed to perform job duties.

To apply send a writing sample, cover letter and resume to:
Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska
Development Director
1750 Abbott Road
Anchorage, AK 99507
Or by email: Lorraine Guyer

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified individuals are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability or marital status..

Position Overview

Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska (ARA) is looking for dedicated Care Coordinators to join us in enriching the lives of Alaskans in need. This is a great opportunity to work in our Anchorage, Juneau or Mat-Su location.

ARA is a statewide 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and Conflict Free Care Coordination Agency dedicated to ensuring the best possible quality of life for individuals who qualify for Alaska’s Home and Community Based Medicaid Waivers. ARA continues to be the state’s leading source of information, support and services for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia (ADRD).

Position Summary:
Assess client/family needs; identify and coordinate the delivery of services. Client-oriented tasks will involve screening, assessment, service coordination, monitoring, follow-up and advocacy. The Care Coordinator will act as a liaison between community members, service providers, clients and state representatives.

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Benefits:
Generous leave policy that includes paid holidays, sick leave and paid vacation days.
Insurance coverage.
Employer matched retirement.
Working with partners who make a difference every day!

Requirements and Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, nursing, health, human services or closely related field. (Some of the education requirement may be substituted for additional work experience).
Minimum of one full year paid work experience in human services.
Training is possible for the right candidate.
Ability to be certified by the State of Alaska to provide Medicaid Waiver care coordination.
Ability to pass a state and federal criminal background check.

How to apply for the Anchorage and Mat-Su location:
Please send cover letter and resume to:
Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska
Attn: Rebecca Marinelli, Care Coordination Manager
1750 Abbott Road, Anchorage, AK 99507
or by email: Rebecca Marinelli

How to apply for the Juneau location:
Please send cover letter and resume to:
Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska
Attn: Christy Long, Care Coordination Manager
3225 Hospital Drive, Suite 202
Juneau, AK 99801
or by email: Christy Long