Job Description

The Community Program Director leads the Community Programs team of the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Missouri Chapter and ensures execution of all aspects of education, outreach and support programs and the Chapter’s early stage initiatives in a volunteer-powered organization. Measurable outcomes are increased reach, volunteer-powered program delivery and sustainable partnerships across the 96-county service area. Position operates in a flexible work environment which requires some travel by throughout 96 county area and flexibility to work evenings and weekends to meet community needs.

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


  • Lead a high-performance team of staff and volunteers to expand community visibility and service delivery in 96 county area, with a focus on diverse communities that have typically had low rates of engagement with the chapter.
  • Build sustainable, strategic partnerships to advance the chapter mission and serve more constituents across the territory.
  • Create and maintain a multi-year program plan to grow community education and support programs in accordance with the strategic plan, with special attention to increasing participation among minority, high risk and underserved populations.
  • Oversee development and maintenance of program volunteer recruitment plan to include evaluation and recognition.
  • Implement a moves management process to develop relationships into partnerships supporting the full Alzheimer’s Association mission.
  • Provide leadership for the delivery of community education and support programs including planning, budgeting, program evaluation and adherence to program standards and reporting processes.
  • Maintain monthly reports, service statistics and grant-related paperwork.
  • Cultivate and recruit supporters for chapter fundraising events like Walk to End
  • Alzheimer’s and Longest Day. Generate leads for Development team.
  • Generate human interest leads for Marketing and Communications team.
  • Preforms Other duties as assigned


  • Demonstrated success leading a high performing team to achieve strategic initiatives.
  • Demonstrated success managing volunteer-led community education programs and support groups, with experience in recruitment, training, engagement, supervision and evaluation of volunteers.
  • Demonstrated success working on a team to identify, create and launch strategic partnerships to achieve annual goals.
  • Demonstrated success working with diverse populations, volunteers, staff, and external contacts to build and maintain successful teams.
  • High level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative
  • Excellent communication skills in person, print, and electronically.
  • Ability to anticipate, identify, organize/analyze and implement growth opportunities.
  • Make recommendations to Chapter leadership.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Education, Social Work, Gerontology, or related field (required).
  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Education, Social Work, Gerontology, or related field (preferred).
  • Minimum 5 years of experience related to the essential job duties.


  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift, push or pull up to 25 pounds at times.
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 40% within the assigned territory by car

Position Location: Greater Missouri Chapter Locations, Saint Louis, Columbia or Springfield, Missouri

Full time Exempt

Position Grade: 207

Reports To: Vice President 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 1,900 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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