Job Description


Job Title Associate Program Director – Central New York Chapter

Location  Syracuse, NY

Work Hours: Full time – 37.5 hours/week

Grade:  205

Reports To: Director of Programs and Services

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 1,700 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 be diagnosed with the disease in the future.  Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website to find out more about who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work the last eleven years in a row.  

Position Summary:

Become a passionate team member at one of the best voted non-profit organizations to work for!  As a part of the programs and services team, you will ensure execution of strategic goals and work plans to positively influence lives of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and their care team.  This position encourages creativity to expand reach and meet the needs of the diverse Central New York community.  


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

  • Actively participate in the chapter's programs and services team to ensure effective execution and completion of strategic goals, objectives and program work plans. Plan, execute, expand and evaluate all core services in the chapter’s coverage area. Core services include, but are not limited to, helpline, care consultation, support groups, caregiver education, professional training, and outreach. Document and report all progress via methods established by the Chief Program Officer.
  • Represent and assist the Association at public events, conferences, workshops, and media and advocacy events. 
  • Assist in the recruitment and supervision of interns and volunteers, as appropriate.  Act independently in supervising the work of volunteers and interns assigned to achieve program goals.  Report any concerns and feedback to the Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator.
  • Work intensively with the development department to create and support a cultivation plan for constituents and companies.  Inform Chief Program Officer and appropriate chapter staff of emerging issues about potential funders and programmatic opportunities. 
  • Develop and maintain relationships with related health care and social service providers.
  • Keep informed of current disease information, current initiatives of the chapter and national offices via online technology, journals and other sources provided. 
  • Assure compliance with all Association policies, procedures, standards and applicable regulatory and grant requirements; promote Association wide programs and initiatives


  • Bachelor’s degree required in human services, gerontology, social work or a related field; Master’s degree preferred.   
  • One to three years of experience working with individuals and families.  One to three years of leadership experience in program administration including needs assessment, program development, delivery, management and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze data, assess community strength and engage community leaders. Demonstrated success building strong community partnerships and increasing services to communities that have had low participation.
  • Demonstrated success working with diverse populations, volunteers, staff, and external contacts to build and maintain successful teams.
  • Bilingual (English & Spanish) preferred.
  • Must have a clean NYS driver's license, access to a vehicle, and ability to travel throughout coverage area, including some evening, weekend and overnight travel as necessary.

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, tuition reimbursement, generous PTO 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 an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing, plus Caregiver Leave.

The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides consideration for an employment relationship without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, genetic predisposition, national origin, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.


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