Job Description

The Program Director aligns community needs with Association programs to achieve Care & Support goals and program performance metrics, support enterprise goals, and to further our impact in mission programs and services. Regularly review quantitative and qualitative chapter data and determine strategies to grow the number of unduplicated individuals receiving Care & Support programs, particularly in underrepresented populations. Lead the development and implementation of community impact plans and community assessment process to expand program reach with new audiences. Works with community networks serving underserved communities and links local and national partners to Association’s DEI initiatives to address health disparities and barriers to Care & Support. Undertakes a public health approach to Care & Support activities in order to expand reach with a focus on health promotion, disease prevention, and early detection.


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

  • Delivers on established program reach strategy by developing and managing a prioritized portfolio of community partners.
  • proactively oversees account planning processes and is responsible for delivering on the most effective and appropriate community growth strategies.
  • Responsible for the implementation of an account team strategy for managing prioritized community partnerships.
  • Serves as the relationship coordinator for key, high-impact portfolio accounts.
  • Develops appropriate volunteer recruitment, engagement and impact measurement to advance program delivery, with specific emphasis on expanding volunteer recruitment, engagement and impact in rural and underrepresented communities.
  • Ensures an adequate number of active volunteers are recruited to meet program needs through a comprehensive recruitment plan that leverages technology, tools and staff across all functions.
  • Provides technical assistance, mentorship and support to Program Volunteers on the integration of Association’s programs into their communities.
  • Strategically coordinates and aligns with other functional teams and their accounts to achieve high im pact mission and income opportunities which support enterprise goals.
  • Collaborates with fund development staff to maximize community engagement in Association activities, events, grants and other fundraising efforts within the market.
  • Manages grant-funded projects (where applicable) to achieve Association objectives, in accordance with enterprise grant policies and protocols.
  • Model and foster behavior that contributes to a culture that values the staff/volunteer partnership and is consistent with the values, goals, and cultural beliefs of the Association.
  • Assess staff skill and provide support to develop competence & confidence in community engagement activities.


  • Bachelor's degree in public health, health administration, healthcare, nonprofit management or equivalent preferred; graduate degree a plus.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Able to cultivate community partnerships to create a sense of urgency related to awareness of Alzheimer’s and dementia as a major health problem, motivate to action in prevention and early detection, and influence strategies and techniques.
  • Ability to represent the Association effectively and professionally to community partners and community leaders, including working with disparate populations and diverse constituents.
  • Demonstrated success recruiting and managing a team of staff and volunteers with mission, program delivery and community engagement experience.
  • Ability to understand and work within a complex organizational structure.
  • Strong experience with community-based program planning and implementation.
  • Knowledge of product marketing/sales concepts.
  • Outcome driven with ability to respond to changing circumstances and priorities.
  • Able to manage and motivate diverse groups and individuals and work successfully as a leader in a team environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated success collaborating with staff account teams to develop appropriate plans for constituents.
  • Strong market, community and constituent perspective.
  • Broad knowledge of the overall structure, programs, and services of the Alzheimer’s Association including policies and procedures.
  • Remains composed under stress, handles responses to criticism tactfully and delivers on organizational commitments.
  • Ability to analyze and integrate information from relevant sources.
  • Strong strategic planning skills.

Position Location: Indianapolis, IN

Full time based on 37.5 hours per week

Position Grade: 208

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 1,900 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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