Job Description

POSITION TITLE:      Associate Director, Project ECHO

REPORTS TO:           Sr. Associate Director, Project ECHO

STATUS:                    Full-Time Exempt

LOCATION:               Remote Based

Grade:  8

Project ECHO is a collaborative model of medical education and care management that empowers clinicians everywhere to provide better care to more people. Project ECHO uses video conferencing technology to link inter-disciplinary specialist teams with multiple front-line clinicians. The Project ECHO “Hub” in Chicago is the coordinating center for all of the Alzheimer’s Association’s “teleECHO” learning series, each of which focuses on a particular topic and type of participant, such as primary care physicians, with multiple learning participants serving as the “Spokes” in the learning model. Experts join the Hub as faculty, to mentor and share their expertise across a virtual network of Spokes via case-based learning, enabling clinicians to treat patients with complex conditions. The Alzheimer's Association uses Project ECHO for training on dementia detection and care.

The Associate Director, Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) supports the operations of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Project ECHO Hub, including coordination of program initiatives and deliverables and serving as a project manager for assigned teleECHO learning programs. This position works closely with the Home Office, Project ECHO staff to increase the Association’s capacity to organize and deliver ECHO learning programs.

This position is grant funded and the duration of the assignment is 14 months.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Manages the development, implementation, and maintenance of project objectives and hub team, including supervision of staff
  • Directs guidance and coaching in the implementation of teleECHO clinics
  • Assists with the development of tracking and evaluation programs to assist in the accomplishment of established project goals and objectives, ensures data integrity for team
  • Oversees the CME process during the series to ensure that learners receive credit and data are reported back to the appropriate accreditation bodies
  • Primary contact and reporting to Home Office on field project status through daily and weekly reporting and meetings
  • Collaborates with Home Office project team to identify project goals and objectives
  • Facilitates the live, interactive teleECHO learning sessions and training activities, to ensure that Spoke participant learning and improvement needs are met through the ECHO Model
  • Provides administrative and operational support for Hub team and Spoke participants

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, public health or related field.
  • 5 years of experience in project management, health-related programs, training programs or similar experience.
  • Program planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Outcome driven.
  • Cultivation of productive working relationships with clinicians and others working in health care.
  • Motivating and facilitating groups and individuals.
  • Excellent written, oral communication skills and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient in use of video and/or teleconferencing technology and ability to troubleshoot common issues.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Applications.
  • High level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative.
  • Ability to effectively multi-task, establish priorities and work in a fast-paced environment. High efficiency in time management and ability to meet deadlines under pressure. 
  • Detail-oriented, adaptable, organized and able to successfully manage multiple projects and tasks.


The Alzheimer’s Association offers competitive compensation, benefits, retirement savings and paid time off plans. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, or military status. This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the jobholder.

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