Member Participation Opportunities
From time to time, the OLLI-at-DU Program is presented with opportunities to participate in aging-related research projects and we will continue to pass along these opportunities to our OLLI Membership. There is no obligation on OLLI's part for you to participate; we are just letting you know of interesting studies which become available through our DU family.
OLLI Member OpportunitySurvey ParticipationIntegrated Medicine StudyCommunity Med School
We are conducting a pilot study on integrative medicine for a presentation at Harvard Medical School’s Osher Institute for Integrative medicine.
We need some advice and would greatly appreciate your input on future directions for lifelong learning and health promotion. By participating in this survey you are supporting valuable research into “best practices” promoting healthier communities using an integrative medicine approach.
Any information you provide will be kept confidential. The results of this survey will be presented at the Harvard Medical School’s Osher Institute for Integrative Medicine in November. Your advice about the project will be assessed and used to refine the program. Click on the following link and please fill out this 10 question online survey.
Position announcement: change AGEnts Project Coordinator
Boomers Leading Change (BLC) is a ground-breaking organization dedicated to training, supporting, and connecting adults 50+ so we can have greater impact through community involvement. We are the only organization in Metro Denver focusing solely on harnessing the life skills and experience of people 50 and over to become agents for positive change. BLC is a key partner in Changing The Narrative, a groundbreaking awareness and communications campaign to shift how society views and talks about aging. Using Colorado as laboratory and testing ground, Changing The Narrative will implement a long-term, multi-pronged strategy and awareness campaign at the local level that will include:
- FrameWorks’ Reframing Aging training and technical assistance to assist organizations and thought leaders in reframing their communications.
- An earned and social media campaign to advance the reframing work.
- Change AGEnts, trained volunteers working through Boomers Leading Change, will “call-in” ageism, educate their networks in reframing aging, and recognize individuals and organizations that are advancing a positive view of aging and eliminating ageist practices
- Colorado Encore Network: Using this monthly networking group as a way to connect older people to each other and to resources, as well as a key strategy to organize older people directly to Change the Narrative.
BLC is currently seeking an experienced, enthusiastic and energetic individual as a half-time Project Coordinator for the following activities through December 2018:
- Coordination of Change AGEnt strategy and activity
The Project Coordinator will be primarily responsible for the implementation of Change AGEnt activities, including but not limited to:
- Attend a three-hour Reframing Aging workshop
- Articulate and coordinate implementation of Change AGEnt goals, objectives and strategies
- Collect data on Change AGEnt activities using templates provided by the evaluator
- Coordinate the work of Change AGEnts through coaching, mentoring, administrative and other support
- Monitor media and public discourse for ageist, nonproductive messages and alert Change AGEnts to opportunities for “calling in” ageism
- Scheduling, logistics and errands related to Change AGEnt work, including but not limited to:
- Ordering and picking up supplies and printing
- Coordinating a calendar of Change AGEnt activities
- Maintaining databases
- Managing meetings, including venue arrangements, scheduling, drafting agendas, keeping and distributing meeting minutes
- Connecting Change AGEnts with other opportunities and platforms
- Following up on individual Change AGEnt commitments and providing support as needed
- Colorado Encore Network Meetups
The Project Coordinator will participate on BLC’s team to plan and execute monthly Meetups of the Colorado Encore Network (CEN), including:
- Participate in brainstorming and developing CEN programs, agendas and plans
- Inform Change AGEnts, partners and relevant networks about CEN activities
- Assist BLC staff in the setup, execution and cleanup of CEN Meetups
- Ensure that initiative updates (e.g., program highlights, activities, trainings, success stories, call to action) are integrated into CEN Meetups
- Collect and organize evaluation data as needed at CEN Meetups
Reports to: The Project Coordinator will report to BLC’s Executive Director, and will be jointly supervised by BLC and the Changing the Narrative Initiative Manager.
Salary, hours and benefits. This is a temporary 20-hour-per-week position paying $20/hour, no benefits. Flexible hours including some evening and weekend work.
Strengths and qualifications desired
- Passionate about eliminating ageism in our society
- Prior experience motivating and supervising staff and/or volunteers
- Demonstrated experience in providing administrative support
- Great relationship-building, networking and organizing skills
- Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
- Adept with basic google suite, Microsoft Office and project management applications
- Adaptable and comfortable in moving forward with ambiguity (this is a start-up initiative and will evolve as it progresses)
- Willingness and ability to manage details, paperwork and evaluation forms
- Prior experience in marketing/public relations is a plus
Email a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: firstname.lastname@example.org Application deadline: August 10, 2018
Boomers Leading Change is a project of the Colorado Nonprofit Development Center (CNDC) and all employees are CNDC employees. CNDC is dedicated to equal employment opportunities in any term, condition, or privilege of employment. CNDC prohibits unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, sex, age 40 and over, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, gender expression or any other characteristic protected by state or local law. This policy applies to all employees.