Job Title: Program Manager, Northeastern New York Chapter
Location: Albany, NY
Work Hours: Part time 30 hours/week
Reports To: Director, Programs & Services
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 www.alz.org 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.
Program Managers are responsible for developing, marketing and delivering programs and services to meet the needs of persons with Alzheimer's disease and dementia, their families and caregivers, professionals, paraprofessionals and community members in their designated counties in accordance with the Alzheimer’s Association Strategic Plan and Common Program Portfolio as well as the chapter-specific annual work plan.
Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Assist with promoting and optimizing the Alzheimer’s Association’s Helpline program. Provide support and information about Alzheimer’s disease and dementias, services provided by the Association and community resources to constituents within the designated counties.
- Within the designated counties, provide care consultations to enhance the quality of life and decrease the stressful impact of the disease for the person with Alzheimer’s disease/dementia and/or the caregiver by providing support, in-depth information, problem solving techniques and planning for future needs, particularly during emergent or transitional situations. This includes an assessment of issue presented resulting in recommended actions steps and the provision of resource materials as needed
- Develop, schedule, market and deliver Alzheimer’s Association education and training programs to persons with dementia, their family members and caregivers, professionals, paraprofessionals and the community at large within the designated counties.
- Facilitate, and/or work with members of the Programs and Services team to recruit, train, support and/or coordinate a volunteer workforce to lead programs, facilitate support groups, and/or attend community events within the designated counties. Programs, Groups, and Events may be held in person, over the phone, or virtually and will include emotional support, socialization and/or education.
- Within the designated counties, promote safety services (including MedicAlert®) in order to enhance the safety of people with dementia and reduce the stress of caregivers by providing a means of returning people with dementia who have wandered.
- Within the designated counties, promote and provide opportunities for individuals diagnosed with early dementia to participate in a variety of early-stage engagement programs.
- Work collaboratively with chapter staff to support the Alzheimer’s Association’s vision, mission, core values and strategic goals and promote Association programs such as TrialMatch® and Advocacy.
- Collect and enter relevant and appropriate data for grant reporting, measuring progress toward strategic goals, and submitting monthly reports to the Director of Programs and Services.
- Work collaboratively with the Programs and Services team to identify and/or maintain program support via grants and assist with the program delivery, data collection and preparation and submission of reports for grantors and other stakeholders
- Manage Point of Service relationships and locations within the designated counties.
- Generate support for, and awareness of, the work of the Alzheimer’s Association by forming, maintaining and enhancing relationships, collaborations and partnerships with community agencies, government entities and businesses in the designated counties.
- Participate in, and assist with insuring the success of The Longest Day, Walk to End Alzheimer’s and other Alzheimer’s Association special events.
- Provide leadership on the Regional Walk to End Alzheimer’s and Forum Committee(s), recruit volunteers to join the committee(s) and invite corporate and family teams to participate in The Longest Day and Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
- BA (BSW or Master’s preferred) in Sociology, Psychology, Adult Education or other health related field.
- Minimum 3 years in health/human service related field.
- Familiarity with Alzheimer’s and related dementias, and/or aging and health issues
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal and the ability to teach, train and/or speak in front of groups
- Ability to work effectively with diverse populations
- Proficient in Windows and other software programs: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Personify and Google Apps
- Ability to work independently or as a member of a team
- Demonstrates initiative, a solid work ethic and attention to detail
- Ability to prioritize and effectively manage time and multiple priorities
- Excellent analytical, problem solving, and strategic thinking skills
- High level of integrity, diplomacy and an absolute commitment to confidentiality
- Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed
- Ability to travel locally, regionally, and to a lesser extent, nationally as needed, to perform job duties
- NYS driver’s license, proof of insurance, and access to a reliable vehicle
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.
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.