Job Description

The purpose of this role is to implement the Alzheimer’s Association’s best practices to achieve growth goals and benchmarks by increasing concern and awareness of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, delivering care and support programs, growing community partnerships, and recruiting and mobilizing volunteers in underrepresented populations in the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. The position will achieve these goals by delivering awareness and education presentations, conducting outreach activities, building new and deepening existing relationships with community-based organizations who primarily serve underrepresented communities, and by partnering with community volunteers to mobilize their efforts to serve their own communities. This position works across mission pillars to ensure BIPOC communities are represented in all areas of the organization. Travel may be required of this position whenever virtual delivery is not possible or preferred.


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

  • Collaborates with the Care and Support team to ensure all program delivery is in alignment with Key Performance Indicators as well as brand alignment.
  • Manages Early Stage Social Engagement programs for individuals living with dementia.
  • Develop & implement a data-informed, community impact plan to expand reach in each assigned market of opportunity defined by a strategic geography or population in partnership with Sr. DEI Director.
  • Conduct ongoing community assessments and through Community Forums (listening sessions) and follow up sessions in specific markets to ensure that volunteer-led programs are aligned with community needs and offered where demand is high.
  • Recruit, train and lead volunteers to deliver and grow programs in designated markets. Provide ongoing technical assistance, coaching and support. Ensure accountability by regularly monitoring volunteer impact and will take action to improve volunteer performance, as needed.
  • Manage and maintain a portfolio of high-impact community partners using a relationship sales approach to grow the Association’s program reach. Expand collaborative agreements with current partners in community networks, organizations, service providers, nonprofits and faith institutions, and establish new community partnerships beyond traditional partners to reach underrepresented communities.
  • Create urgency for our cause by promoting a full-mission value proposition to support Alzheimer’s Association campaigns such as quality care, fundraising and advocacy efforts throughout designated communities.
  • Model and foster behaviors that contribute to a culture that values the staff/volunteer/ community partnership and is consistent with the Association’s goals, best practices, and core values.
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting of program, community impact and volunteer performance data as well as grant-funded projects (where applicable).
  • Partners with all mission pillars (Care and Support, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Public Policy, Development, Concern and Awareness, Health Systems, and Operations) to advance internal key performance indicators. Examples may include: recruiting advocates, providing media interviews, participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, and advancing the Association’s health systems strategy.
  • Provides backup support to Sr. Director of DEI and other staff, as needed with all activities.
  • Travels to communities in the Twin Cities and surrounding areas to deliver education, and implement program reach strategy, whenever virtual delivery is not possible or preferred.
  • Act as a media spokesperson for the Association as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience.
  • Three years of experience in program delivery or volunteer management.
  • Experience working with diverse communities, strongly preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience in community health or community mobilization is preferred 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proven success in building and maintaining key relationships and meeting strategic goals through volunteer-led initiatives.
  • Able to identify and cultivate relationships with community partners, organizations, volunteers and diverse populations to create a sense of urgency related to dementia awareness as a major health issue and motivate all to action.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with others, hold others accountable and reach mutually agreeable outcomes.
  • Familiarity with a public health approach focused on health promotion and early detection.
  • Experience building rapport/trust, assessing needs and articulating a value proposition.
  • Ability to represent the Association effectively to community partners, community leaders, corporate partners.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and presentation skills.
  • General knowledge of community health, community-based organizations and health systems.
  • Knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders strongly preferred.
  • Strong organizational, staff and project management skills.
  • Knowledge of community resources.
  • Learns quickly, flexible, and open to change.
  • Bilingual, preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with attention to detail
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Ability to think critically and solve problems
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines with flexibility and good humor
  • Willingness to work on evenings and weekends, if necessary
  • Ability to occasionally lift 25 lbs, bend and stoop
  • Ability to travel
  • Must have valid driver’s license, access to reliable vehicle, good driving record and proof of automobile insurance

Title: Manager, DE&I

Position Location: Minnetonka, MN

Full time or Part time: Full Time

Position Grade: 106

Reports To: Sr. Director, DE&I

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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