The Program Manager is responsible for outreach to the bay region and the 'thumb' area of Michigan, to expand awareness of dementia and the Alzheimer’s Association. This position is also responsible for the development, coordination, implementation and evaluation of agency programs through direct and volunteer provided services. The Program Manager reports to the Program Services Director.
This position requires frequent travel throughout the assigned territory of the following counties: Arenac, Bay, Genesee, Huron, Lapeer, Livingston, Saginaw, Sanilac, Shiawassee, St. Clair, and Tuscola.
Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Identify strategies and best practices in order to promote education and awareness of dementia, the Alzheimer’s Association and available services.
- Identify and develop new relationships with organizations and community leaders and surrounding communities to assist in providing outreach and programming.
- Develop, coordinate and facilitate meetings of with community partners.
- Recruit, train and supervise a core group of volunteers to assist in outreach efforts.
- Prepare and conduct community presentations to increase knowledge of dementia and Association programs and services.
- Conduct individual client and group meetings.
- Provide information, support, and referrals related to the identified needs of clients.
- Record and maintain required documentation.
- Conduct program evaluations.
- Develop and maintain client referral materials and brochures.
- Participate on Association work groups, community coalitions and advocacy groups.
- Maintain working relationships and a referral base through networking with other professionals.
- Represent the Alzheimer’s Association at public forums, conferences, and media events; function as an advocate representing the Alzheimer’s Association in the community.
- Assist the supervisor to ensure integration of strategic directions into the department work plan.
- Assist in the marketing of agency programs and services.
- Assist in Chapter event activities and other assignments as dictated by the needs of the Chapter.
- Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Gerontology/Aging Studies or a related field or work experience which is equivalent.
- Experience in program development, planning and implementation.
- Experience in community outreach preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Familiarity with Alzheimer’s and related dementias, and/or aging and health issues strongly preferred.
- Ability to represent the Association effectively to community partners, community leaders, corporate partners.
- Familiarity and established connections in the bay region and 'thumb' area.
- Able to identify and cultivate relationships with community partners/organizations and diverse populations to create sense of urgency related to dementia awareness as a major health issue and motivate all to action.
- Proven experience in community service development and sustained program integration.
- General knowledge of community-based organizations and systems.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, Zoom, and Google Workspace.
- Travel, including evening and weekend work required.
- Must have valid driver’s license, access to reliable vehicle, good driving record and proof of automobile insurance
- Ability to lift, carry and transport materials up to 30 lbs
Title: Program Manager
Position Location: Thumb and Bay regions of Michigan
Full time, based on 37.5 hours per week minimum
Position Grade: 205
Reports To: Program Services 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 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 1,900 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 develop the disease in the future. Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website www.alz.org/jobs to explore who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work for the last twelve years in a row.
At the Alzheimer's Association®, we believe that diverse perspectives are critical to achieving health equity - meaning that all communities have a fair and just opportunity for early diagnosis and access to risk reduction and quality care. The Association is committed to engaging underrepresented and underserved communities and responding with resources and education to address the disproportionate impact of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
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.