Job Description

The purpose of this role is to implement the Alzheimer’s Association’s program delivery and growth strategy to reach more people with volunteer-delivered programs, especially in new, underrepresented and rural communities. The Manager is responsible for identifying, recruiting, engaging and growing volunteers and community partners while meeting Association best practices to achieve growth goals and benchmarks.


  • Develop & implement a data-informed, community impact plan to expand reach in each assigned market of opportunity defined by a strategic geography or population.
  • Conduct ongoing community assessments through Community Forums in each market to ensure that volunteer-led programs are aligned with community needs and offered where demand is high.
  • Recruit, train and lead volunteers to deliver and grow programs in designated markets. Provide ongoing technical assistance, coaching and support. Ensure accountability by regularly monitoring volunteer impact and taking action to improve volunteer performance.
  • Manage and maintain a portfolio of high-impact community partners using a relationship sales approach to grow the Association’s program reach. Expand collaborative agreements with current partners in community networks, organizations, service providers, nonprofits and faith institutions, and establish new community partnerships beyond traditional partners to reach underrepresented communities.
  • Create urgency for our cause by promoting a full-mission value proposition to support Alzheimer’s Association campaigns such as quality care, fundraising and advocacy efforts throughout designated communities.
  • Model and foster behaviors that contribute to a culture that values the staff/volunteer/ community partnership and is consistent with the Association’s goals, best practices, and core values.
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting of program, community impact and volunteer performance data as well as grant-funded projects (where applicable).


  • Proven success in building and maintaining key relationships and meeting strategic goals through volunteer-led initiatives.
  • Able to identify and cultivate relationships with community partners, organizations, volunteers and diverse populations to create sense of urgency related to dementia awareness as a major health issue and motivate all to action.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with others, hold others accountable and reach mutually agreeable outcomes.
  • Familiarity with a public health approach focused on health promotion and early detection.
  • Experience building rapport/trust, assessing needs and articulating a value proposition.
  • Ability to represent the Association effectively to community partners, community leaders, corporate partners.
  • Excellent written and presentation skills
  • General knowledge of community health, community-based organizations and systems in the counties of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.


  • Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent experience; Three years of experience in program, volunteer and/or team management. Experience in community health and community volunteer mobilization a plus.


  • Travel, including evening and weekend work required.

JOB TITLE:  Senior Program Manager

REPORTS TO:  Program Director

SUPERVISES: Program Managers and Program Specialist

LOCATION: Santa Barbara and Ventura in person

STATUS (full time 37.hrs/wk), exempt

GRADE: 307, hiring salary $75,000 - $85,000 plus our amazing benefits

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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

Our Vision
A world without Alzheimer's and all other dementia.

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.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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