Job Description


Program Director – New Mexico Chapter

Job Title:        Program Director – New Mexico Chapter

Location:        Albuquerque, NM (Remote during COVID)

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

Grade:           108

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:

The Program Director provides leadership and strategic direction for the implementation, growth and quality of Alzheimer's Association programs and services in the Chapter territory.

With an emphasis on volunteer delivery of programs, the Program Director will focus on increasing the utilization of care and support services, engaging with key decision makers in the community for greater reach, and increasing the delivery of service to diverse communities. Additionally, the position is responsible for increasing partnerships with healthcare systems and long term care communities. 


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

  • Lead the Chapter’s care and support strategic initiatives, tactics and measures in order to increase reach, access to a timely diagnosis and quality care. 
  • Lead the development of plans 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 program standards and reporting processes. 
  • Implement a strategy to recruit, engage and manage volunteers to deliver Association education and support programs.
  • Lead staff in the achievement of the objectives to improve diagnosis, disclosure and care, through a consultative and collaborative approach to Health Systems that increases the uptake of effective clinical practices.
  • Develop strategic, sustainable community partnerships that advance the chapter mission, expand program reach and increase program delivery.
  • Lead staff in the cultivation of relationships with long term care organizations with an emphasis on the implementation of the Association’s Dementia Care Practice Recommendations.
  • Collaborate with the development team to create new funding streams for program expansion. 
  • Practice compliance with Core Services Quality Evaluation Initiative for education programs. 
  • Manage data collection, direct client service delivery needs and up-to-date support group and education information.
  • Cultivate and recruit supporters for chapter fundraising events like Walk to End Alzheimer’s and The Longest Day. 
  • Generate volunteer, media stories and fundraising opportunities for Development Team. 
  • Works with Regional Managers and Program Volunteer Case Manager to ensure deliverables are met for all grants.
  • Serve as liaison with chapter Advisory Board Committee.
  • Work with other Chapter staff, Advisory Board Members, community members and volunteers to assess the effectiveness, accessibility and availability of programs.  


  • A Master’s Degree in public health, social work, healthcare management or related field. A combination of a Bachelor’s Degree and related experience may be considered. 
  • A minimum of three years of progressive experience with program delivery and management, or similar related experience 
  • A minimum of one year of experience managing staff and volunteers
  • A minimum of two years of experience working for or with health systems, or other healthcare industry experience
  • Experience in volunteer management, supervision and support.
  • Experience in services delivery and quality program evaluation.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • A solid understanding of relevant aspects of health systems operations, such as quality improvement, person-centered care, access to care and payment and policy issues.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations, including persons with dementia, family caregivers, corporations, foundations and volunteers.
  • Excellent communication skills, including written, verbal, interpersonal and public speaking.
  • Ability to cultivate productive working relationships with decision-makers in health care organizations, community based organizations, and long-term care settings.
  • Ability to produce outcomes in a data driven environment.
  • Access to a reliable vehicle, a valid driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Ability to travel as needed to perform job duties.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.

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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