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Alzheimer's Association

Programs Director

Alzheimer's Association


Job Summary

Programs Director

Louisville, Kentucky

Work Hours: Full-time

 Grade Level:  208

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 eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

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 ten years in a row. 

Position Summary:

This position provides leadership and strategic direction for implementation, growth and quality of Alzheimer’s Association programs and services in the chapter territory. Measureable 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 delivery of programs, increased partnerships with healthcare systems and long term care communities and consistently high quality delivery of service volunteerism and diverse communities.

Job Responsibilities


  1. 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 minority, high risk and underserved populations.
  • Lead grant writing research, prospecting, acquisitions, and reporting
  • Develop and maintain relationships with related health care and social service providers and community partnerships
  • Publicly represent the Greater Kentucky & Southern Indiana chapter of The Alzheimer’s Association with the media and external constituency groups, when and if needed.
  • Implement a strategy to recruit, engage and manage volunteers to deliver 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.

  1. Community Partnerships and Long Term Care Opportunities
  • Develop 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.
  • Create a moves management process to develop relationships into partnerships supporting the full Alzheimer’s Association mission.
  • Lead staff in the cultivation of relationships with long term care organizations with an emphasis on the implementation of the Association’s Dementia Care Practice Recommendations and related products.
  • Collaborate with the development team to create new funding streams for program expansion.

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



Minimum requirements

  • Education: Master’s degree in Public Health, Social Work, Health Care Management or related field preferred or relevant experience.
  • Experience: 5+ years progressive experience with program delivery and management; 3+ years staff & volunteer management
  • Demonstrated history of service delivery, quality program evaluation, strong public speaking skills and an understanding of volunteer 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, staff to build and maintain successful teams
  • Skilled in the cultivation of productive working relationships with decision-makers in health care organizations, community based organizations, and/or long-term care settings.
  • Outcome and data driven.

Employees working 24 hours/week or more are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, flex accounts, long-term disability, life insurance, extensive PTO, caregiver leave, volunteer time off, paid holidays, and generous 401(k) retirement plan.

Alzheimer’s Association is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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  • Date Posted: December 2, 2020
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Other
  • Service Area: Other