Job Description

POSITION TITLE: Sr. Director of Programs - Colorado Chapter

LOCATION: Denver, CO

WORK HOURS: Full Time (37.5 hour work week)

GRADE: 10

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

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 www.alz.org 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 Sr. Director of Programs provides leadership and strategic direction for implementation, growth and quality of Alzheimer's Association programs and services in the chapter territory. Measurable outcomes are increased utilization of Care & Support services and engagement with key decision makers in the community for greater reach, with an emphasis on volunteer and community engagement. 

Responsibilities:

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

Strategic Leadership

  • Lead the chapter’s Care & Support strategic initiatives, tactics and measures to increase the reach of care and support program and increase access to a timely diagnosis and quality care as established in the Strategic Implementation Plan.
  • Lead the implementation of a department plan to expand program reach with special attention to increasing participation among diverse, high risk and underserved communities. 
  • Implement a statewide strategy to recruit, engage and manage volunteers to deliver and support Association education and support programs. 
  • Provide leadership for the delivery of all programs and services including planning, budgeting, program evaluation and adherence to program standards and reporting processes.
  • Assist Grant Writer in pursuing government and foundation grants for chapter services and ensure implementation and outcomes are met.
  • Serve as a member of the senior leadership team for the chapter, working collaboratively in a full-mission approach to our overall goals and strategic plan.

Community Partnerships 

  • Lead the development of new, sustainable community partnerships that advance the chapter mission, expand program reach and increase program delivery as per Strategic Plan goals.
  • Build strategic partnerships with community organizations, academic, public and private sector to advance the chapter mission and serve more clients across the territory.
  • Engage community organizations that support diverse and underserved populations.
  • Collaborate with the development team to create new funding streams for program expansion. 

Health Systems


  • Supports Association’s efforts to improve ADRD diagnosis, disclosure and care through a collaborative approach to health systems.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Social Work or related field or equivalent experience preferred. Minimum of Bachelor's degree required.
  • 5 years progressive experience with program delivery and management and 3 years staff and volunteer management experience.
  • Demonstrated history of service delivery, quality program evaluation, strong public speaking skills and an understanding of volunteer engagement and management.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated success leading a high performing team to achieve strategic initiatives.
  • Experience recruiting, engaging and managing high performing volunteers.
  • Demonstrated success working with diverse populations, volunteers and staff to build and maintain successful teams.
  • Skilled in the cultivation of productive and strategic working relationships with decision-makers in community organizations.
  • Outcome and data driven.
  • Ability to lift up to 15 pounds.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, access to a reliable vehicle, good driving record and proof of automobile insurance.
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 20% within the assigned territory.
  • Ability and willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed for the job. 

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 of their choosing , Caregiver Leave, Volunteer and School Visitation time off, paid holidays and a gold standard 401(k) retirement plan. 

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, orany other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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