Job Description


Be part of the movement to end Alzheimer’s! 

Right now, millions of Americans are facing the devastation of Alzheimer’s. This disease is robbing us of our finances, our families and our futures – but at the Alzheimer’s Association, we’re relentlessly working to change that by addressing the challenges in front of us with speed and without limitations or boundaries. With our network of more than 75 chapters across the country, we’re advancing world-class research, ensuring access to gold-standard care and support, and hiring talented, mission-driven people who make it all happen. 

The Alzheimer’s Association has been ranked as one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For by The Nonprofit Times twelve years in a row, recognizing our leadership, competitive compensation and benefits, flexibility and mission-driven atmosphere. It takes a uniquely motivated person to be a part of our team – but we believe that person could be you. 

The Program Manager 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.  

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.
  • Lead the development and implementation of a plan to expand program reach with new audiences, paying 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. 
  • Identify, recruit, train, and manage high impact volunteers and 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. Including community educators, representatives, support group leaders, interns and general volunteers.

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. 
  • Support Association’s efforts to improve ADRD diagnosis, disclosure and care through a collaborative approach led by health systems directors.

Other Job Responsibilities

  • Serve as local point of contact for persons with the disease, their caregivers, and healthcare providers including physicians. Connect with appropriate contacts and resources with contact center or peer chapters. 
  • Assure integration of program planning and implementation efforts across the organization, linking programs and services with public policy, volunteer recruitment, and development.
  • Compile and maintain accurate documentation of all programs, groups and activities.
  • Support and collaborate with New England Alzheimer’s Association colleagues to engage clinicians and health care systems to improve the quality of care delivered to families living with dementia.
  • Promote programs and services including bi-weekly social media posts, creation of marketing collateral, and strategic community outreach.

Minimum requirements

  • Education: Bachelors degree required. 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

Skills and Experience

  • 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.

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 of their choosing, Caregiver Leave, Volunteer and School Visitation time off, paid holidays and a 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.


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