Job Description

POSITION TITLE:      Specialist, Project ECHO

REPORTS TO:           Sr. Associate Director, Project ECHO

STATUS:                    Full-Time Exempt

LOCATION:               Remote Based

Grade:  5


Project ECHO is a collaborative model of medical education and care management that empowers clinicians everywhere to provide better care to more people. Project ECHO uses video conferencing technology to link inter-disciplinary specialist teams with multiple front-line clinicians. The Project ECHO “Hub” in Chicago is the coordinating center for all of the Alzheimer’s Association’s “teleECHO” learning series, each of which focuses on a particular topic and type of participant, such as primary care physicians, with multiple learning participants serving as the “Spokes” in the learning model. Experts join the Hub as faculty, to mentor and share their expertise across a virtual network of Spokes via case-based learning, enabling clinicians to treat patients with complex conditions. The Alzheimer's Association uses Project ECHO for training on dementia detection and care.

The Specialist, Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) supports the operations of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Project ECHO Hub, including coordination of program initiatives and deliverables and serving as a lead facilitator for assigned teleECHO learning programs. This position works closely with the Associate Director, Project ECHO to increase the Association’s capacity to organize and deliver ECHO learning programs.

This position is grant funded and the duration of the assignment is 6 months.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Facilitates the live, interactive teleECHO sessions and training activities, to ensure that Spoke participant learning and improvement needs are met through the ECHO Model.
  • Facilitates and enhances day-to-day operating relations with Spoke site coordinators and other stakeholders.
  • Facilitates delivery of clinical/training content using a designated communication vehicle.
  • Serves as liaison between Hub faculty and Spoke participants.
  • Assists with data entry and oversight to meet grant-related directives.
  • Trains and assists Spoke learners to optimize their participation in and experience with their ECHO learning series.
  • Provides administrative and operational support for Hub team and Spoke participants.
  • Coordinates instructional course activities, which may include the logistics for distance delivery technologies.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, public health or related field.
  • 3-5 years of experience in project management, health-related programs, training programs or similar experience.
  • Motivating and facilitating groups and individuals.
  • Proficient use of video/teleconferencing technology and ability to trouble shoot common issues.
  • Active listening and reframing skills.
  • Outcome driven.
  • Excellent written, oral communication skills and problem-solving skills.
  • Training and group presentation.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Applications.
  • High level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative
  • Detail-oriented, adaptable, organized and able to successfully manage multiple projects and tasks.


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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