Job Description

POSITION TITLE:              Specialist, Health Brain Initiative

REPORTS TO:                   Director, Healthy Brain Initiative

STATUS:                            Full Time Exempt

LOCATION:                       Washington, D.C.

GRADE:                             6

The Specialist, Healthy Brain Initiative will contribute to communications and event coordination for the Association’s Healthy Brain Initiative (HBI) Cooperative Agreement with the CDC. In addition, the successful applicant will provide data management, project coordination, logistical, and operational support. This position will interact considerably with other members of the HBI team, co-workers in the Association, public health professionals, and external partners.

This position reports to the Director, Healthy Brain Initiative and is based in Washington, D.C. with travel up to 15% percent.


  • Assists with Healthy Brain Initiative (HBI) communications, including messaging, graphic design, product updates, social media, and exhibits.             
  • Maintains and updates relevant website and intranet information.              
  • Performs basic qualitative and quantitative analyses of data and summarizes the findings in written reports.         
  • Drafts and conducts editorial review of team products and communications.            
  • Schedules conference calls, prepares meeting materials, and assists with meeting follow-up activities.            
  • Assists with processing grant documentation, invoices, and contracts along with preparing expense reports.   
  • Collects, enters, and updates data for operational plans, communications metrics, evaluation and performance management, and other data for team review. 
  • Provides administrative support to the senior leadership of the team including managing calendar, printing, on-site and virtual support for meetings, and travel.    



  • Excellent written and oral communications and interpersonal skills are essential.            
  • Prior experience with conducting basic quantitative and qualitative data analyses; prefer familiarity with evaluation.            
  • Detail oriented and highly organized with effective time management.              
  • Ability to work both within a team and independently, and to follow directions.          
  • Strong computer skills (MS Office, video conferencing, database); familiarity with customer relationship management (CRM) platforms and publishing software is a plus.            
  • Prior experience working with diverse communities.       


  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, communications, public policy, or related field; master’s degree preferred
  • 1-3 years professional experience working in public health
  • Ability and willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed for the job
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 5-15%

The Alzheimer’s Association offers competitive compensation, benefits, retirement savings and paid time off plans. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, or military status. This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the jobholder.


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