Job Description



Position Summary:

The Program Manager is responsible for developing, managing and implementing a community engagement strategy for the Alzheimer’s Association within defined markets of opportunity.  Engagement will include but is not limited to relationship building strategy, outreach, and associated program coordination and delivery.  The successful candidate will be an ambassador for the organization at the same time that s/he has a solid hand on the operational work. The Program Manager will report to the  Director of Community Partnerships. Based in  Syracuse, NY.


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

  • Build relationships with community providers to ensure appropriate referrals from community agencies on aging, departments of health, and other non-profit service providers.
  • Engage, train and manage relationships with related health care and social service providers in the Central New York area with emphasis on minority, high-risk, and underserved populations.
  • Plans and delivers Community Forums and needs assessments across the fourteen-county region to assess/identify needs, service gaps, and potential solutions.
  • Provides supervision and guidance to volunteers and support staff in conducting activities related to community engagement and chapter outreach initiatives.
  • Deliver outreach/education presentations in-person and virtually to community stakeholders including but not limited to medical providers, pharmacists, first responders, faith-based organizations, non-profits and government agencies to ensure that the community-at-large understands Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, the importance of early diagnosis, and the benefits of utilizing Alzheimer's Association services.
  • Work intensively with the development department to create and support a cultivation plan for constituents and companies, providing education and awareness around Alzheimer’s disease and Alzheimer’s Association services.
  • Proactively and collaboratively work with chapter staff to support the Alzheimer’s Association’s vision, mission, core values and strategic goals and promote Association programs such as The Longest Day, Walk to End Alzheimer’s, TrialMatch, Advocacy, and other special events.
  • Assists program team with delivery and coordination of information, referral, and care consultation services in-person, virtually, and via telephone.
  • Represent and assist the Association at public events, conferences, workshops and media and advocacy events.
  • Keep informed of current disease information, current initiatives of the chapter and national office via online technology, journals and other sources provided. 
  • Assure compliance with all Association policies, procedures, Standards and applicable regulatory and grant requirements; promote Association-wide programs and other initiatives. 


  • Bachelor’s degree required in human services, gerontology, social work or a related field; Master’s degree preferred.   
  • One to three years of leadership experience in program administration including needs assessment, program development, delivery, management and evaluation.
  • Minimum 3 years in health/human service related field.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze data, assess community strength and engage community leaders.
  • Demonstrated success building strong community partnerships and increasing services to communities that have had low participation.
  • Demonstrated success working with diverse populations, volunteers, staff, and external contacts to build and maintain successful teams.
  • Familiarity with Alzheimer’s and related dementias, and/or aging and health issues, preferred.
  • Bilingual (English & Spanish) preferred.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Self-directed and flexible with exceptional organizational skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
  • Ability to take feedback, work independently as well as work as a member of a team.
  • Goal-oriented, motivated to achieve all key performance indicators (KPI’s).
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to carry up to 25lbs of equipment and supplies.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and ability to travel by car throughout the fourteen-county region of Central New York with occasional out-of-area travel.


Central New York Chapter

Location:   Syracuse, New York 

37.5 hours (Full-time, exempt) 

Grade:   5

Reports To:  Director of Community Partnerships


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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