Job Description


Program Director – Greater Idaho Chapter

Job Title:        Program Director – Greater Idaho Chapter

Location:        Boise, Idaho (remote during COVID)

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

Grade:             107

Reports To:    Chapter 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 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:

As a result of our strategic priorities, the Association acquired funding to expand the reach of our volunteer-powered programs with an emphasis on reaching rural communities and building a sustainable base of community partners and volunteers.

Reporting to the Chapter Executive, this Program Director will implement the chapter’s full strategic implementation plan and grant objectives starting with assessing community needs, engaging organizations to mobilize communities, and lead the volunteer engagement strategy.

This is a full-time, fully benefited, position with 1 – 2 direct reports. While the Association is currently working remotely, upon a return to the office, this position will be based in Boise, Idaho.


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

  • Develop, lead and monitor the implementation of annual strategic work plans to ensure the expansion of care and support programs within assigned territory to meet Strategic Implementation Plan performance indicators.
  • Responsible for establishing strategic tactics that deploy an active volunteer base and build strong organizational collaborations in order to successfully meet key performance indicators and grant requirements
  • Guided by the Community Development Model, lead and conduct Community Forums in order to develop an informed and community-focused plan for service delivery
  • Build and expand the impact of Alzheimer’s Association Community Educators, Alzheimer’s Association Community Representatives, Support Group Facilitators and other Community Volunteers using the chapter’s Volunteer Recruitment Plan.
  • Engage, train and manage relationships with community volunteers and conduct annual performance evaluations (Mission Conversations). 
  • Develop and cultivate new, sustainable strategic community & organizational partnerships in an effort to increase the reach of the Association.
  • Work to assure timely and effective public relations and marketing of programs
  • Collaborate with chapter team to raise public awareness about the disease and Association resources with consumers, business and health care professionals.
  • Ensure any grant deliverables are met within assigned territory including documented in database of record
  • Represent the chapter as needed at community events and networking groups.
  • Perform other duties, special task forces and committees as needed within the chapter and region


  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master's Degree in Public Health, Social Work or a related field preferred. 
  • 5 years progressive experience with program delivery and management and 3 years volunteer management experience.
  • Idaho State driver’s license and proof of insurance, and access to dependable automobile

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to travel to perform job duties- up to 50% daytime travel with limited overnights
  • Ability to work with a wide range of people including persons with dementia, family and professional caregivers, diverse populations, corporate partners, foundation staff, volunteers, legislators and public policy officials
  • Ability to analyze information, course correct, and make timely, appropriate decisions
  • Ability to collaborate and work well as part of a team with flexibility, adaptability, and good humor
  • Appreciation of cultural and ethnic diversity, especially with respect to outreach to underserved communities
  • Detail oriented, adaptable, organized and able to successfully prioritize and manage multiple priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully develop, cultivate, and maintain interpersonal and organizational relationships
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills that reflect an understanding of different learning modalities, group process, and cultural diversity
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products, especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Google applications
  • Comfortable with virtual technology and related platforms
  • Effective written and oral communication skills; with impeccable attention to detail

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 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 an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing, plus Caregiver Leave.

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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