Job Description

Position Summary:

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:

Strategic Leadership

  • 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 to meet both Association goals and grant deliverables.
  • 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.

Community Partnerships

  • 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.

Health Systems 

  • 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.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated success leading a high performing team to achieve strategic initiatives.
  • 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.
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 50% within the assigned territory.  Travel in this case is expected to be same day; however, there may be occasional overnight travel.  
  • Must possess valid driver's license, access to reliable vehicle, good driving record and proof of insurance. 
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, lift, and transport up to 25lbs of materials.

Position Location: Cleveland, OH

Full time or Part time: Full-time based on a 37.5 hour week

Position Grade: 208

Reports To: Community Executive 

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.

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.

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