Job Description


Job Title:  Program Manager

Location:  Charlottesville 

Work Hours:  Full-time

Grade:  5

Reports To:  Director of Programs and 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 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.  

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. 


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

  • Manage volunteer-led community education programs and support groups, including recruitment, training, mentorship, engagement, supervision and evaluation of volunteers.
  • Develop and cultivate new, sustainable strategic organizational partnerships in an effort to increase the reach of the Association
  • Develop and cultivate professional relationships with key internal & external partners/organizations, corporate partners, and civic relationships to provide volunteer opportunities and organizational support of Chapter strategic activities including programs, development, and advocacy 
  • Analyze service data to identify gaps in delivery and create opportunities for increased volunteer and organizational engagement
  • Conduct care consultations as requested
  • Represent the Chapter as needed at community events and networking groups.
  • Lead and conduct Community Forums in order to develop an informed and community-focused plan for service delivery
  • Work to assure timely and effective public relations and marketing of programs
  • Work with the other staff to ensure timely and quality data collection and submission


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Social Work or a related field required. Master’s Degree preferred. 
  • 1-3 years progressive experience with program delivery and management and volunteer management experience 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Valid driver’s license and proof of insurance, and access to dependable, personal vehicle
  • Ability to travel to perform job duties- up to 50% daytime travel with limited overnights
  • Ability to work with a wide range of people including persons with dementia, family and professional caregivers, diverse populations, corporate partners, foundation staff, volunteers, legislators and public policy officials
  • Ability to analyze information, course correct, and make timely, appropriate decisions
  • Ability to collaborate and work well as part of a team with flexibility, adaptability, and good humor
  • Professional commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion as well as experience working in diversity communities 
  • Detail oriented, adaptable, organized and able to successfully prioritize and manage multiple priorities
  • Experience being fully accountable for successfully achieving key performance indicators
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully develop, cultivate, and maintain interpersonal and organizational relationships
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills that reflect an understanding of different learning modalities, group process, and cultural diversity
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products, especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Google applications
  • Comfortable with virtual technology and related platforms
  • Effective written and oral communication skills; with impeccable attention to detail


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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