Job Description


Job Title:    Community Engagement Manager

Location:    San Diego, California

Work Hours: Full-time

Grade:     305

Reports To: Director of 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 1,700 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                          

The Alzheimer's Association, serving the San Diego and Imperial community, provides a variety of education, information and support services to persons living with Alzheimer’s and dementia, caregivers, health care professionals, and the community.  We are presently hiring a Community Engagement Manager, who will be primarily responsible for coordinating and conducting educational programs to support to individuals living with dementia, friends/family, and the general public, reaching communities of color, primarily the Asian and Pacific Islander (AAIP), and increasing our reach through expansion of our community partnerships.  The Community Engagement Manager will also utilize volunteers to increase program delivery and support services throughout the territory.  This includes the recruitment, training, support and management/supervision of volunteer community educators. This position is preferred to be bilingual English and Spanish.


  • Work as part of a cohesive and collaborative program team to deliver the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association as to deliver our common core programming classes.
  • Work with a focus on the Alzheimer’s Association strategic priority pillars
  • Plan, schedule, promote and deliver Association community education programs within a variety of venues including community centers, community- based agencies, healthcare settings, other settings as needed.
  • Develop new, sustainable strategic community partnerships and volunteer supporters in an effort to increase the reach of the Association
  • Build referral partnerships with social service agencies, service providers and congregations to identify prospective volunteers
  • Provide training, resources and supervision of volunteers and interns.
  • Coordinate an annual research event to increase awareness of local, national and global research efforts and supporting our locally funded researchers. 
  • Identify and meet the needs of diverse communities and populations, with a particular focus on diverse communities, including the Asian American Pacific Islander, Latino, African-American and the LGBT community.
  • Represent the chapter at appropriate and assigned meetings and events. 
  • Promote and support all office activities including the Walk to End Alzheimer’s and The Longest Day
  • Remain knowledgeable and current in information related to Alzheimer’s and related dementias as well as national, state, and local initiatives that affect the targeted population.  


  • Bachelor's degree required, master’s degree preferred in health care related field: social work, psychology, counseling, nursing, gerontology, public health or related.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in community outreach, conducting education programs, health care guiding, coaching, and supporting individuals and their families. 


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Remain knowledgeable and current in information related to Alzheimer’s and related dementias as well as national, state, and local initiatives that affect the targeted population.  
  • Ability to work with a wide range of people including persons with dementia, family caregivers, corporations, foundations, and volunteers.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse population.
  • Computer competency and familiarity with data base management and data entry required
  • Ability to multitask and handle changing priorities in a fast paced environment
  • Experience in volunteer management, supervision and support.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong public speaking skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills when working with internal and external clients.
  • Ability and willingness to travel as needed, including overnight travel.
  • Familiarity with demographics and community resources desirable
  • California driver license, insurance, and reliable transportation


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 of their choosing , Caregiver Leave, Volunteer and School Visitation time off, paid holidays and a gold standard 401(k) retirement plan.

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, orany other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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