Job Description

Position Summary:

The Senior Program Director 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, expansion of reach through volunteer-powered program delivery and engagement with key decision makers in the community for greater reach, with an emphasis on volunteer and community engagement.  Supports the chapter’s health systems initiatives.


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

  • Lead the chapter’s Care & Support team, strategic initiatives, tactics and measures to increase the reach of care and support programs to new audiences and increase access to a timely diagnosis and quality care as established in the Strategic Implementation Plan, including program budget and evaluation.
  • Develop new, sustainable community partnerships that advance the Association’s mission, expand program reach and increase program delivery to underserved and underrepresented communities as per Strategic Plan goals.
  • Collaborate with the cross-functional teams to expand reach for full mission activities.
  • Collect, report, and analyze data related to key strategic outreach indicators against stated government and foundation grants, and organizational goals.
  • Ensure that the requirements of all grants associated within the Programs & Services department are met in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Represent the chapter at public events, conferences and workshops and media events.



  • Master’s degree in public health, social work, or related field.
  • 5 years of leadership experience in program administration including needs assessment, program development, delivery, management and evaluation.
  • 5 years of experience supervising professional staff and volunteers.
  • Demonstrated history of service delivery, strong public speaking skills and an understanding of volunteer/community engagement and management.
  • Proven strategic thinker with experience evaluating growth opportunities, implementing comprehensive workplans, and budgeting; demonstrated success leading a high performing team to achieve strategic initiatives. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks with exceptional organizational skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in-person, in writing and electronically to a variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrated success working with diverse communities, volunteers and staff to build and maintain successful teams.
  • High level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Zoom, and Google; experience in data collection and ability to use service and volunteer software.
  • 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.
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English or other languages) candidates preferred.


Job Title: Senior Program Director

Location: East Syracuse, New York

37.5 hours (Full-time, Exempt)

Grade: 209

Reports To: Chapter Executive 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 1,700 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, tuition reimbursement, generous PTO 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 an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing, plus Caregiver Leave.

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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