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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

150 Amber Grove Drive, Suite 154Chico, CA 95973

About

POSITION SUMMARY
Communications volunteers act as the eyes and ears of the Alzheimer’s Association, monitoring local news outlets for opportunities to engage the media in telling stories or sharing information related to the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association. They will develop and maintain a list of media outlets and create relationships with these contacts.

Communications volunteers are needed throughout the 10 county area that the Greater North Valley office serves: Butte, Glenn, Tehama, Lassen, Plumas, Yuba, Sutter, Colusa, Shasta, and Siskiyou counties.

PURPOSE
Create awareness of Alzheimer’s Association programs and services with the public

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Media Monitoring
    • Read at least 1 local paper, at least weekly and preferably daily, to identify topics that relate to the Alzheimer’s Association mission
    • Monitor other local media (broadcast, internet, social) and identify opportunities to engage
    • Identify local media members who report on dementia, healthcare, and other relevant topics
  • Media Outreach
    • Under direction of office staff, reach out to local reporters with news and information
    • Write or coordinate others to write Letters to the Editor
    • Assist with placement of calendar items
  • Reporting
    • Keep office staff apprised of opportunities as they emerge

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal
  • Comfortable speaking with the public
  • Basic understanding of Alzheimer’s Association mission, programs, and services
  • Punctual and dependable
  • Positive, team-oriented attitude
  • Support the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association
  • Working knowledge of computers and the internet
  • Ability to work with diverse communities and demonstrate inclusion
  • Previous experience in Communications preferred, but not required

TIME COMMITMENT

  • One 2-4 hour shift weekly
  • Projects may be completed remotely
  • A commitment of 1 year is expected

TRAINING

  • Overview of the Alzheimer’s Association mission, services, and programs, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, as well as outreach practices will be provided
  • Ongoing supervision from office staff

LOCATION

  • Office location: 150 Amber Grove Drive, Suite 154 Chico, CA 95973
  • Projects may be completed remotely

BACKGROUND CHECK

Interns, volunteers and contractors are required to pass a background check before work commences. The Alzheimer’s Association believes that engaging qualified individuals in our mission contributes to the overall strategic success of the organization. Background checks are valuable in promoting a safe work environment for Association employees, interns, volunteers, contractors, donors and clients.

Skills

  • Networking
  • Journalism
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Public Relations
  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • One 2-4 hour shift weekly, commitment of 1 year

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