Job Description

The Program Manager is responsible for outreach to the community to expand awareness of dementia and the Alzheimer’s Association, including to the Jewish community in metro-Detroit.  This position is also responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with community partners and agencies, as well as the development, coordination, implementation and evaluation of agency programs through direct and volunteer provided services.  The Program Manager reports to the Director of Program Services. 

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, including available services to the Jewish community.
  • Identify and develop new relationships with organizations and community leaders in surrounding communities to assist in providing outreach and programming. 
  • Develop, coordinate and facilitate meetings and programs.
  • 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.
  • Develop and maintain client referral materials and brochures.
  • Participate in 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.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Gerontology/Aging Studies or a related field
  • 2-4 years professional experience in program development, planning, and implementation
  • 2-4 years of professional 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Chapter area with occasional evening and weekend hours to meet community needs.
  • Travel, including evening and weekend work required.


Title: Program Manager - Jewish Outreach

Position Location: Southfield, Michigan

Full time Exempt, based on 37.5 hours per week

Position Grade: 205

Reports To: Director, Program 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 1,900 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 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.

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