Job Description


Job Title: Director of Programs – Oklahoma Chapter

Location: Oklahoma City or Tulsa

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

Compensation: Grade Level 108; Minimum $52,700  Midpoint $67,200  Maximum $81,700 

Reports To: President/CEO of Oklahoma 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:

This position provides leadership and strategic direction for the development, implementation and evaluation of quality Alzheimer's Association programs and services in the chapter territory. Measurable outcomes are increased utilization of Chapter services, increased referrals from healthcare, consistently high-quality delivery of service, increased chapter engagement in research participation, volunteerism and diverse communities.


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

  • Lead the chapter in establishing strategic initiatives, tactics and measures that move chapter toward 10-year Association vision of serving 90% of people with dementia.
  • Lead the development of a department plan to expand program reach with special attention to increasing participation among minority, high-risk and underserved populations. Provide leadership for the delivery of all programs and services including planning, budgeting, program evaluation and adherence to National program standards and reporting processes.
    1. Create and manage departmental   budget; secure grant funding to grow support of programs and provide leadership to assure grant outcomes are achieved
    2. Lead a high performance team of staff and volunteers to implement chapter’s programs and services
      1. Supervise Managers for Client Services and Community Outreach to expand service delivery throughout Chapter territory, especially among minority, high-risk and underserved populations.
      2. Provide leadership to key volunteer-powered, Board Mission Advancement Committee.
      3. Nurture a culture of volunteer engagement to expand services and reflects best practices of the Association and within the region.
      4. Active collaborator within Chapter’s Leadership Team
      5. Develop new, sustainable community partnerships that advance the chapter mission, expand program reach and increase program delivery as per Strategic Plan goals. 
        1. Build strategic partnerships with community organizations, academic, public and private sector to advance the chapter mission and serve more clients across the territory.
        2. Create a moves management process to develop relationships into partnerships supporting the full Alzheimer's Association mission.
        3. Collaborate with CEO, Development staff and Senior Donor Advisor to create private funding streams for program expansion. Draft and present major donor proposals with chapter leadership.
        4. Serve as chapter lead to secure governmental grants for program expansion.
        5. Cultivate and recruit supporters for chapter fundraising events like Walk to End Alzheimer's and Longest Day. Generate leads for Development team.
        6. Maintain National reports, service statistics and grant-related paperwork.
        7. Actively engage in collaborative efforts with other chapters, Region 6 and potentially involving national initiatives
        8. Identify and cultivate key relationships with external agencies.
        9. Other duties as assigned

        Qualifications (the assumption is that qualifications listed are required, unless qualified with the statement preferred or strongly preferred)

        • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Social Work, Health Care Management or related field required.   Master’s degree preferred.
        • 6-8 years progressive experience with program delivery / development / management; 4 years staff & volunteer management
        • Demonstrated history of clinical services delivery, quality program evaluation, strong public speaking skills and volunteer mobilization
        • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (especially Word & Excel); ability to learn constituent relationship management databases
        • Aptitude for learning constituent relationship management databases a must
        • Understanding of Google-based apps a plus
        • Proficiency in working with audio/visual equipment a plus 
        • Demonstrated success working with diverse populations, volunteers, staff to build and maintain successful teams
        • Excellent training and presentations skills including the ability to engage audiences with credibility
        • Superior ability to communicate in person, print, and electronically to variable audiences
        • Use of constituent databases

        Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (again, the assumption is that the KSA listed are required, unless qualified with the statement preferred or strongly preferred)

        • Standing; walking; sitting; fingering or manual dexterity; repetitive finger motion; lifting or exerting force up to 25 pounds; reaching or stretching; climbing or balancing; speaking; hearing; seeing (close vision, focusing ability); infrequent travel; frequent driving 
        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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