Director of Programs
Director of Programs – Illinois Chapter
Location: Chicago, IL
Reports To: Executive Director
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 www.alz.org/jobs 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.
This position provides leadership and strategic direction for implementation, growth and quality of Alzheimer's Association programs and services in the chapter territory. Measurable outcomes are increased utilization of Care & Support services and engagement with key decision makers in the community for greater reach, with an emphasis on volunteer and community engagement.
Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Lead the chapter’s Care & Support strategic initiatives, tactics and measures to increase the reach of care and support programs and increase access to a timely diagnosis and quality care as established in the Strategic Implementation Plan.
- Lead the development and implementation of a department plan to expand program reach with new audiences with special attention to increasing participation among minority, high risk and underserved populations.
- Lead chapter’s community assessment process utilizing data to create a Community Development Model, identify key markets of opportunity and host community listening sessions.
- Effectively implement a strategy to recruit, engage and manage volunteers to deliver and support Association education and support programs through community engagement.
- Provide leadership for the delivery of all programs and services by volunteers to increase organizational capacity including planning, budgeting, and adherence to program standards and reporting processes.
- Develop new, sustainable community partnerships that advance the Association’s mission, expand program reach and increase program delivery as per Strategic Plan goals.
- Build strategic partnerships with community organizations, academic, public and private sector to advance the Association’s mission and serve more clients across the territory.
- Identify and engage community organizations that support target populations for outreach including diverse and underserved populations.
- Collaborate with the cross-functional team to create new funding streams for program expansion.
- Supports Association’s efforts to improve ADRD diagnosis, disclosure and care through a collaborative approach led by health systems directors.
- Education: Master’s degree in Public Health, or related field preferred or relevant experience.
- Experience: 5 years progressive experience with community engagement and strategic planning and implementation; 3 years staff & volunteer management
- Demonstrated history of service delivery, strong public speaking skills and an understanding of volunteer/community engagement and management.
- Bilingual preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Demonstrated success leading a high performing team to achieve strategic initiatives.
- Skilled at developing a strategy for program funding through grant funding; experience writing federal and foundation grants
- Proven strategic thinker with experience evaluating growth opportunities and implementing comprehensive strategic plans.
- Skilled in identifying potential partner organizations, implementing effective outreach strategies, and negotiating partnership agreements.
- Demonstrated success at building community relationships and engaging resources to achieve objectives; ability to create commitment and cohesiveness within teams; strong ability to influence others and outcomes.
- Demonstrated success working with diverse populations, volunteers and staff to build and maintain successful teams.
- Experience recruiting, engaging and managing high performing volunteers.
- Outcome and data driven.
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.
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.