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Advanced Recovery Systems, LLC Community Outreach Associate in Ridgefield, Washington

We are seeking a Community Outreach Associate to join our Team FT position for the Portland and Seattle Markets!!

Advanced Recovery Systems is an integrated behavioral healthcare management company dedicated to the treatment of addiction, substance abuse, eating disorders and mental health issues. We put behavioral health front and center, providing assistance to people with substance abuse issues, addictions and mental health concerns.

With facilities in various regions of the U.S., we have been furthering this mission since our inception, applying our advanced approach to patient care.

Every facility in the Advanced Recovery Systems network strives to provide the highest quality of care, using evidence-based therapeutic models that really work. Our goal is to help men, women and adolescents live healthy, happy lives without the burden of substance abuse or mental illness.

The Community Outreach Associate will work to create, establish and maintain new and existing relationships with referral sources within the assigned area and help assist patients seeking treatment find appropriate treatment locations.

Works effectively with the facility leadership team to ensure success of the facility by completing the following:

  • Proven ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with senior management, physicians, clinicians, admissions and members of the business development team

  • Assist with creating and strengthening referral relationships

  • Assist with organizing and planning onsite facility-specific events and tours

  • Organize quarterly CEU presentations and events and assist with facility specific conference registrations

  • Must identify local speaking opportunities, facilitate speaker submissions and ensure presence at all local community events

  • Assist with coordination of alumni events and activities. Help build and maintain database. Assist with follow-up calls when needed.

  • Work in tandem with alumni coordinator to ensure maximum opt-ins to alumni group, participation in events and online reviews from patients, families and referral sources

  • Build rapport with current patients while onsite

  • Host quarterly alumni events in territory (may plan larger events biannually if necessary)

  • Consistent communication with Case Management / DOA/ Ops/ Clinical/ Medical

  • Family Weekend Attendance/participation (Friday sessions)

  • Flexible, adaptable and eager to learn with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to exercise professional judgment and discretion

  • Knowledge of treatment industry a plus

  • Effective use of Microsoft Office Suite and Salesforce

  • Excellent project management, organizational skills, strong interpersonal skills, writing skills, communication and presentation skills including the ability to effectively communicate cross-functionally with senior levels of management

  • Other duties as assigned

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Advanced Recovery Systems requires all employees who work in any facility or office to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including any booster shots if required), where allowable under the law, unless they are approved for a reasonable accommodation based on disability, medical condition, pregnancy, or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated.

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, public relations, sales, business or related field preferred

  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in business development/referral relations. Experience in the behavioral healthcare industry preferred.

  • Good driving record that meets safety and company insurance standard

Position Competencies

  • Ability to establish long term relationship with referral sources; represent the company in marketing related activities.

  • Proficiency in external communications

  • Proficiency in sales and marketing.

  • Capable of establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships.

  • Ability to manage independent projects and task.

  • Ability to travel locally and nationally

We offer great benefits including 401(k), paid time off plan, medical, dental, vision, and much more.

Advanced Recovery Systems, a national integrated behavior healthcare management company dedicated to the treatment of addiction, substance abuse, eating disorders and mental health issues. We invite you to learn more about us at our website!

The Company complies with state and federal nondiscrimination laws and policies that prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, or sex. It is unlawful to retaliate against individuals or groups based on the basis of their participation in a complaint of discrimination or on the basis of their opposition to discriminatory practices/EEO

We are proud to be a drug-free workplace.


ID: 2022-4055

External Company URL:

Street: 888 South Hillhurst

Telecommute: Yes