Job Description


Job Title: Director of Communications

Location: New York City Chapter

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

Compensation: Grade Level 9; Minimum $81,600 Midpoint $99,201-$114,050   Maximum $130,600

Reports To: Chapter Executive, NYC Chapter


Who We Are:

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

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 ten years in a row.  


Position Summary

The Alzheimer’s Association is looking for a dynamic, experienced professional to serve as the functional leader in media relations, marketing and communications for New York City with media responsibilities for Long Island. The Director of Marketing and Communications crafts strategies, builds relationships and executes a comprehensive communication plan to significantly increase concern and awareness on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Association. Will work in all aspects of media relations, including promoting consumer-friendly disease-awareness campaigns and press events; pro-actively inserting the cause into trending stories and creating new opportunities; and showcasing scientific advances in the field as well as Alzheimer’s Association programs and special events. Will be responsible for overseeing and executing all marketing and communications initiatives through multiple platforms across the New York City Designated Market Area (DMA) in concert with other colleagues from other markets in the state. The Director will report to the Chapter Executive in New York City.



  • Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Lead media relations activities within New York City and Long Island. Provide counsel and support, including development and execution of proactive and reactive media campaigns, crisis communication tactics and rapid response, as appropriate.
  • Facilitate relationships with reporters and media outlets to earn media placements including the management of a robust media contact list, including those that focus on diverse populations.
  • Manage spokesperson development, including staff and volunteers, including media training.
  • Responsible for all marketing and communication materials at the New York City Chapter including: print, digital and collateral design, web content, email newsletters, social media profiles, and advertising.
  • Assure compliance with all Alzheimer’s Association branding policies, procedures, standards and applicable regulatory requirements; promote Association-wide programs and initiatives.
  • Ability to successfully manage resources and budgets, including external vendors and advertising contracts.
  • Light local and regional travel as required to perform job duties.



  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or related field
  • Minimum of 10 years of related professional communications experience with a focus on media relations.
  • Proven record/portfolio of creative and compelling writing.
  • Experience working in large media markets, NYC preferred.
  • Experience with communications in Alzheimer’s disease or other healthcare issues is a plus.
  • Knowledge of and access to community media resources including those that focus on diverse communities.
  • Strong relationship and collaboration skills.
  • Professional presence.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products, Adobe Creative Suite, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Google applications; willing and able to perform all training required for Alzheimer’s Association organizational CRM and CMS systems


Employees working 24 hours/week or more are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, flex accounts, long-term disability, life insurance, extensive PTO, caregiver leave, volunteer time off, paid holidays, and generous 401(k) retirement plan.


Alzheimer’s Association is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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