Job Description


Job Title: Sr AD, Psychosocial Research & Program Evaluation (Home Office)

Location: US-remote based (Chicago, IL)

Work Hours: Full-time (based on a 37.5 hour work week)

Grade: 10

Reports To: Sr Director, Quality Care & Psychosocial Research

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 overall purpose of this position is twofold. 1) To stay informed of the most current open psychosocial research funding opportunities available  to strategically drive the Association’s psychosocial research agenda forward. 2) To oversee the Association’s work to build a portfolio of evidence based core programs and services for nationwide delivery .


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

  • Investigate, apply for, and serve as Principal Investigator on National Institute of Health and other grant opportunities in care and support, program development and evaluation, and psychosocial research.
  • Manage contracts and subcontracts with other researchers and third parties including, but not limited to, focus groups, pilot testing, and stakeholder engagement panels.
  • Build relationships with psychosocial researchers and represent the Association as an expert at meetings to stay abreast of new research, instruments and funding opportunities.
  • Provide review of current Association funded grants, connect with local researchers upon funding email, review reports and publications, assign reviewers for various programs.
  • Work with the Sr Director to represent the Alzheimer’s Association in engagement with other organizations including governmental, partnerships and national workgroups, as well as presentations at various conferences as appropriate.
  • Oversee program evaluation and Randomized Control Trials on all in-person/virtual care and support core programs (e.g., caregiver series) and develop and implement a plan for ongoing evaluation of all core programs.
  • Oversee the evaluation of quality care programs including but not limited to the online professional training and certification, Project ECHO for Long Term Care (LTC)  and care community coaching. Implement a plan for ongoing evaluation.
  • Coordinate the evaluation of online programs and services including family education programs and support services. Implement a plan for ongoing evaluation.
  • Manage and work closely with researchers/consultants to evaluate impact of programs and disseminate findings in various ways including reports, professional publications and conferences
  • Represent the care and support team in the evaluation of its programs, support services and quality care products including those embedded in health systems work (clinical/hospital settings/LTC etc.)


  • Doctoral degree in basic scientific inquiry or social and behavioral science
  • Three-five years’ experience in program evaluation (strongly preferred)
  • Five-seven years work in dementia care and support research field
  • Experience in federal grant discovery, application, funding and reporting
  • Experience in writing/reading/analyzing scientific publications
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to translate scientific findings into applied processes (preferred)
  • Experience managing consultants (preferred)
  • Ability to present scientific information to non-technical audiences  (preferred)


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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