Job Description

The Associate Director, Membership and Conference Programming, will manage the membership of the Alzheimer’s Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment (ISTAART) and lead the implementation of its scientific programming. The Associate Director will also support logistics and agenda planning for in-person, hybrid and virtual scientific meetings. In addition to working closely with internal partner divisions, the Associate Director will also act as a key point of contact for external partners, representing the Alzheimer’s Association in a positive, professional manner.


Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Run the day-to-day operations of ISTAART, including customer service, database management and reporting, and committee coordination
  • Strategize, develop and execute the member recruitment and retention strategies.
  • Run all logistics for ISTAART related events at AAIC, including receptions, member recognition, membership booth, ISTAART workshops
  • Lead logistics and delivery of ISTAART programs including the ISTAART ambassador program and ISTAART student spotlight program.
  • Support logistics and agenda planning for in-person, hybrid and virtual scientific meetings


  • Required education and experience, Bachelors Degree and 2 years’ experience
  • Preferred education and experience, PhD and 2 to 5 years’ experience
  • Ability to travel minimum 10% up to 30% (domestic and international)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Exceptional project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects and timelines simultaneously.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to represent the Alzheimer’s Association in a positive, professional manner to key opinion leaders across a multitude of settings
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to travel throughout the US by plane and surface transportation, as well as travel internationally as needed. Must possess a valid passport.
  • Experience and clear fluency using virtual platforms and able to quickly adapt to and learn new technology interfaces.
  • Education or experience related to scientific research (preferred)

Position Title: Associate Director, Membership and Conference Programming

Position Location: Home Office - Chicago, IL (Hybrid)

Full time based on 37.5 hours per week minimum

Position Grade: 506 Exempt

Reports To: Director, Scientific Programs

Who We Are:

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia- by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

At the Alzheimer’s Association, our employees are at the core of all we do. Our network of more than 1,900 employees across the United States makes a difference each and every day for those impacted by Alzheimer’s and those at risk for the disease.

We warmly invite qualified applicants to consider this opportunity to make a life-changing impact on the millions living with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers and those that may develop the disease in the future. Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website to explore who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work for the last twelve years in a row.

At the Alzheimer's Association┬«, we believe that diverse perspectives are critical to achieving health equity - meaning that all communities have a fair and just opportunity for early diagnosis and access to risk reduction and quality care. The Association is committed to engaging underrepresented and underserved communities and responding with resources and education to address the disproportionate impact of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Employees working 24 hours/week or more are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, flex accounts, short and long-term disability, life insurance, long term care insurance, tuition reimbursement, generous Paid Time Off, 12 annual holidays and Paid Family Leave, as well as an annual Cultural & Heritage Day and Volunteer Day of their choosing. They are also eligible for our gold standard 401(k) retirement plan.

Full time employees (37.5 hours/week), will enjoy all of the above plus an annual School Visitation Day and an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing.

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