Job Description


Job Title:         Specialist, Social Media - Home Office

Location:         Chicago, IL/Remote/Hybrid

Full-time based on minimum of 37.5 hours per week

Grade:             506 Exempt

Reports To:     Director, Social Media

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.  

Position Summary:

The Social Media Specialist will execute upon proven social media strategies to raise concern and awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and the Alzheimer’s Association; playing a key role in cultivating relationships with constituents through social conversation, while maintaining a consistent brand voice and identity across social platforms.


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

  • Post and schedule approved content from editorial calendar to social media platforms.
  • Act as community monitor, responding to and assessing conversations on social media channels and blog content posts for sentiment and user interactions.
  • Analyze and provide insights of social media campaign results.
  • Assist with driving traffic and engagement.
  • Research new social channels and trends to support the goals of the Association.
  • Work within a publishing platform.


  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, marketing, advertising, communications, graphics or related field or equivalent
  • 1-3 years’ experience managing social media for a business or organization
  • Excellent writing and copy editing skills
  • Keen understanding of social media platforms
  • Experience working with non-profits and / or knowledge of health issues within social platforms a big plus

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Self-motivated, self- starter, with great attention to detail and ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously
  • Excellent communications skills 
  • Ability to collaborate with people at all levels of the organization
  • Highly organized
  • Team player with a focus on attaining goals

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.

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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