Job Description

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for implementing the chapter’s volunteer-powered program delivery strategy, engaging with organizations to encourage community mobilization and supporting the chapter’s health systems initiatives specifically for the IDD communities in southwest Florida.  

Reporting to the Vice President of Programs Gulf Coast Florida and based in Southwest Florida, this position supports the comprehensive business plan of the Golisano Foundation IDD Health Initiative. This position is critical to the success, continuation and sustainability of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Strategic Plan to build health equity across all populations. 

The IDD Program Manager is a leader with a strong program management background and a knowledge of IDD systems. This individual is a leader in building, delivering and leading programs for people with IDD. This individual will have a track record of success in developing and strengthening collaborative partnerships with IDD provider organizations, academic training programs and community based organizations. This position manages a grant funded project in collaboration with a team from Upstate New York. The individual leads the development, implementation, and evaluation of this grant-funded project. 


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

Community Programs 

  • Increase reach of Alzheimer’s Association common programs with special emphasis on increasing participation among communities that support individuals with IDD
  • Build and expand the number of Alzheimer’s Association Community Educators, Alzheimer’s Association Community Representatives and other Community Volunteers. 
  • Recruits and trains volunteers for IDD programs
    1. Engage, train and manage relationships with community volunteers to expand the Alzheimer’s Association’s visibility and programmatic reach within the IDD community.
    2. Conduct annual performance evaluations of community volunteers. 
    3. Represent the chapter as needed at community events and networking groups.
    4. Lead and conduct Community Forums in order to develop an informed and community-focused plan for service delivery.

    Community Partnerships 

    • Develop new, sustainable strategic community partnerships and volunteer supporters in an effort to increase the reach of the Association.
    • Build referral partnerships with social service agencies, service providers and congregations to identify prospective volunteers 
    • Analyze service data to identify gaps in delivery and create opportunities for increased volunteer engagement

    Health Systems

    • Support the implementation of the chapter’s health systems strategy as it relates to those systems that support individuals with IDD
    • Serve as a member of the account management team in an effort to engage health systems


    Core Characteristics and Competencies

    • Bachelor Degree in Public Health, Nursing, Health Care Administration,  Gerontology-related health care service, administration or Social Science with a specialization in IDD population health. 
    • Demonstrated success managing volunteer-led community education programs and support groups, with experience in recruitment, training, engagement, supervision and evaluation of volunteers.
    • Demonstrated success working on a team to identify, create and launch strategic partnerships.
    • Demonstrated success working with diverse populations, volunteers, staff, and external contacts to build and maintain successful teams.
    • Ability to anticipate, identify, organize and/or analyze growth opportunities and make programmatic recommendations to Chapter leadership.
    • Strong communication skills in person, print, and electronically. 
    • Ability to make data driven decisions. 
    • 2 years’ experience in managing volunteers
    • 2 years’ experience managing program implementation 
    • 1-2 years’ experience in community outreach, community mobilization or organizational capacity building projects/initiatives

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

    • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written skills.
    • Ability to work independently, as a team and be self-motivated.
    • Strong public speaking and communication skills.
    • Background working collaboratively with external service providers and developing community partnerships.
    • At least 2 years experience in IDD assistive support programs.
    • Ability to spend extensive periods of time sitting at a computer
    • Experience working with consumers and persons with developmental disabilities.
    • Empathy for individuals with IDD and dementia and their caregivers.
    • Computer skills are essential in all Google platforms, Word, Microsoft Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Adobe PDF format.
    • Driver’s license, car and proof of insurance are necessary
    • Up to 50% of time will be traveling within the territory
    • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.

    Job Title: IDD (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities) Program Manager

    Location: Florida Gulf Coast Chapter

    Full time, Salaried

    Grade: 4

    Reports To: Vice President of Programs, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter

    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.  

    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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