Job Description


Job Title: Program Manager

Location: Fredericksburg, VA

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

Compensation: Grade Level 205

Reports To: Program 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 eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

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 ten years in a row.  

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for implementing the chapter’s Strategic Implementation Plan and volunteer-powered program delivery strategy, engaging with organizations to encourage community mobilization and supporting the chapter’s health systems initiatives. This position will require 50% travel in the Fredericksburg, VA and Stafford, VA areas. Additional travel may also be required to Richmond, VA and other areas in Central & Western VA as needed.


Community Programs 

  • Increase reach of Alzheimer’s Association Common Programs with special emphasis on increasing participation among communities that have typically had low rates of engagement with the chapter.  
    1. Build and expand the number of Alzheimer’s Association Community Educators, Alzheimer’s Association Community Representatives, support group facilitators and other Community Volunteers. 
    2. Engage, coach, train, assist, support Community Educators and Support Group facilitators and fill in (as needed).
    3. Manage relationships with community volunteers to expand the Alzheimer’s Association’s visibility and programmatic reach within assigned area. 
    4. Conduct annual performance evaluations of community volunteers. 
    5. Represent the Alzheimer’s Association at community events and networking groups.
    6. Lead and conduct Community Forums in order to develop an informed and community-focused plan for service delivery.
    7. Lead the Fredericksburg Area Business Leadership Committee

    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 needed). 
    • Serve as a member of the account management team in an effort to engage health systems (as needed). 


    • Support the Walk to End Alzheimer’s by identification and recruitment of potential corporate sponsors, corporate and family teams, and Walk Committee Volunteers.  
    • Support The Longest Day (TLD) by identification and recruitment of potential TLD leads. 


    • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Work, Gerontology, Public Health, Volunteer Management, or related field or equivalent experience required.
    • 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
    • Demonstrated history of health education, strong public speaking skills and an understanding of adult learning principles

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

    • 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.
    • Ability to coach and develop volunteer talent
    • Strong communication skills in person, print, and electronically. 
    • Ability to make data driven decisions.
    • Strong computer skills, proficient with Microsoft Office products, Google suite and; experience with, or ability to rapidly learn the Personify CRM database and volunteer management system
    • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills including the ability to speak publicly in large and small groups.
    • Ability to work with a diverse population with varying levels of knowledge of dementia
    • Ability to self-start, multitask, prioritize and meet deadlines
    • Ability to work with attention to detail and accuracy to maintain accurate records
    • Ability to demonstrate a high level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative
    • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds
    • Ability and willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends as required for the job
    • Ability and willingness to travel within the assigned territory by car. Travel in this case, is considered time spent away from the office, in the community, to fulfil the job goals.
    • Must possess valid driver’s license, access to a reliable vehicle, and proof of insurance.

    Employees working 24 hours/week or more are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, flex accounts, long-term disability, life insurance, extensive PTO, caregiver leave, volunteer time off, paid holidays, and generous 401(k) retirement plan.

    Alzheimer’s Association is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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