Job Description


Job Title: Sr Specialist, Project ECHO- Home Office

Location: US-based remote

Full time: based on a 37.5 hour work week

Grade: 7

Reports To: Director, Project ECHO

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 Senior Specialist, Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) supports 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 on dementia detection and care. They work closely with the Director, Project ECHO to increase the Association’s capacity to organize and deliver ECHO learning programs.

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. 

This position is U.S remote based and reports to the Director, Project ECHO.  


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

  • Facilitates live, interactive teleECHO sessions and training activities to meet Spoke participant learning and improvement needs using the “all teach, all learn” ECHO concept
  • Provides guidance and coaching to ECHO faculty in the implementation of assigned ECHO learning programs.
  • Trains and assists Spoke learners, optimizing learning series participation and experience
  • Provides both ongoing and day-to-day administrative and operational support for Hub team and Spoke participants; serves as liaison between Hub faculty and Spoke participants.
  • Facilitates delivery of clinical/training content using a designated communication vehicle.
  • Coordinates instructional course activities, which may include the logistics for distance delivery technologies.
  • Coordinates with the diverse faculty of outside clinical, scientific, industry and other experts and Alzheimer’s Association staff to design and operate Project ECHO learning collaboratives.
  • Collaborates with the Programs team to identify and achieve ECHO goals and objectives.
  • Assists with development of tracking and evaluation programs to assist in the accomplishment of established ECHO goals and objectives.
  • Collaborates with Hub team members on ECHO educational curriculum/materials.
  • Coordinates the development, production and distribution of promotional plans and materials and ECHO course materials and schedules for assigned ECHO learning programs.
  • Executes surveys and feasibility studies for policy formation and improvement of services.
  • Manages series’ CME process to ensure that learners receive credit and data are reported back to the appropriate accreditation bodies.
  • Coordinates with Association chapters, Home Office, and external partners on both promotion of and recruitment and selection for assigned ECHO learning programs.            
  • Other projects and duties as assigned.



  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in social work, public health, or related field. Master’s degree preferred
  • 3-5 years’ progressive, professional experience in project management, health-related programs, training programs or similar experience, including experience with project planning, activity tracking, outcomes evaluation and reporting
  • Experience in working with health care providers is preferred.
  • Experience in instructional design and training implementation for adult learning preferred.
  • Experience interacting with internal and external stakeholders on high visibility projects preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Exceptional ability to manage diverse teams to collaborate on successful project design and implementation, preferably with experience working with teams with high levels of skill and expertise
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve ambiguities and divergent points of view to arrive at effective solutions
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication, team-building and group facilitation skills
  • Ability to effectively multi-task and establish priorities aligned with program goals and timelines
  • Highly efficient in time management and can meet deadlines under pressure
  • Proficient in Google Docs, Drive and/or Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project
  • Experience in tracking and reporting program activities and data
  • Ability to manage, analyze and summarize data for program evaluation and reporting
  • Ability and willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed for the job.
  • Ability to travel throughout the U.S. and to the home office in Chicago as needed.

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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