Job Description

Job Title : Community Program Director

Location: Greater MO

Work Hours: Full-time (based on a 37.5 hour work week)

Grade: Grade 7

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 1,700 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:

This position 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.

Office located at chapter office; services provided throughout 96-county chapter area. Position operates in a flexible work environment which requires some travel throughout 96 county area and flexibility to work evenings and weekends to meet community needs.  Position utilized laptop, LCD projectors and cell phone.


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
  • Build sustainable, strategic partnerships with community organizations, academic, public and private sector to advance the chapter mission and serve more clients 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. Manage grant activities for the Community Programs team.
  •  Cultivate and recruit supporters for chapter fundraising events like Walk to End Alzheimer's and Longest Day. Generate leads for the Development team.


  • Education: Masters of Social Work, Gerontology, Nursing, Public Health or Education or related field preferred; bachelors required
  • Experience: 3 - 5 years program delivery / development / management; 3 years staff & volunteer management
  •  Demonstrated history of health education, community program development, strong public speaking skills and an understanding of adult learning principles

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  •  Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and Google; ability to learn donor and service user software
  •   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.
  •  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 and/or analyze growth opportunities and make programmatic recommendations to Chapter leadership.

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

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