About the Diverse Elders Coalition:
Founded in 2010, the Diverse Elders Coalition (DEC) is a national policy advocacy coalition, affiliated with SAGE. The DEC is comprised of five major national nonprofit organizations working to improve aging in American Indian/Alaska Native communities, Asian American, Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian communities, Black and African American communities, Hispanic/Latinx communities, and LGBT communities. Our member organizations include:
- National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA) – Seattle, WA
- National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA) – Washington, DC
- National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA) – Albuquerque, NM
- SAGE – New York, NY
- Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) – Washington, DC
Since the coalition’s founding, we have worked tirelessly to bring the voices of diverse communities to the discussions around aging that shape our lives. The DEC has been involved in reauthorization efforts around the Older Americans Act, promoting the Affordable Care Act to our communities, bringing diverse voices to the White House Conference on Aging, and raising awareness around issues of economic security, HIV and aging, and cultural and linguistic competency for diverse elders.
The Diverse Elders Coalition is seeking a part-time Program Associate to support the coalition’s national Caregiving in Diverse Communities initiative. The Program Associate will assist with research related to caregiving for older adults, manage documents and databases, schedule and record in-person and phone-based meetings, and assist with other project-related tasks as needed.
This new caregiving project, funded by a grant from The John A. Hartford Foundation, is a multi-year training and education initiative intended to raise awareness about the challenges faced by family caregivers in the communities served by the Diverse Elders Coalition. During the course of this project, the DEC will conduct research on family caregiving in diverse communities, conduct focus groups to hear directly from the caregivers themselves, develop a training and education program for healthcare providers to better meet the needs of these caregivers, and develop policy solutions to address family caregiving in public policy.
As a part of this project, the DEC will also be engaging an additional partner, the National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, Inc. (NCBA), based in Washington, DC.
Reports to: National Managing Coordinator
Status: Part-time, non-exempt
- Coordinate communications between coalition members and other project stakeholders
- Coordinate logistics for project-related meetings, both in-person and via phone
- Monitor, create, and publish content for the DEC’s website and social media pages
- Document, gather, and distribute agenda items and meeting notes for relevant meetings
- Draft memos and other official documents
- Manage internal project-related communications, which includes maintaining internal email listservs, phone communication, and digital document storage
- Assist with project-related research
- Assist with the development of educational resources such as fact sheets, issue briefs, blog posts, press releases, and/or social media content
- Represent the DEC at program-related meetings, conferences, and community events
- Assist the National Managing Coordinator as needed
- Other responsibilities as assigned
Education, skills, and other qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree required; an exception may be granted if application possess exceptional expertise or experience
- Understanding of social media and other digital communications tools including MailChimp
- Strong interpersonal skills to respectfully interact with coalition members, executive directors, partners and funders
- Interest in issues of aging and diversity and a commitment to health equity and social justice
- Proficiency in word processing and spreadsheet software, including Microsoft Office
- Competency in using digital document storage, including Sharepoint and Google Drive
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills
- Strong organization and problem solving skills
- Ability to work independently
- Keen attention to detail and deadlines
Job location: The Diverse Elders Coalition is headquartered in New York, NY with member organizations based in Washington, DC, Albuquerque, NM and Seattle, WA. Preference will be given to applicants in those cities; however, remote applicants will be considered.
Position type: This is a part-time, 15 hr/week grant-funded position. The funding for this position is guaranteed until December 30, 2019 with the expectation that the grant will be renewed for two additional years after that (through the end of 2021).
How to Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications for this position received by December 12, 2018 will be given priority.