Director of Programs - Alzheimer’s Association

LOCATION: Lynnwood, WA

CLOSING DATE: August 22, 2020


JOB #: 16131

POSTED: July 22, 2020


Position: Director of Programs

Chapter: Washington State and Northern Idaho
Location: Puget Sound Area of Washington
Reports to: Executive Director & Regional Leader
Grade:  9
Salary Range: Minimum $74,200; Mid-range $96,500; Maximum $118,700

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 ten years in a row.  It takes a uniquely motivated person to be a part of our team – but we believe that person could be you.


General Summary of Position:

The Senior Director of Programs is responsible for the leadership and oversight of all of the Chapter’s government and foundation grants, implementing the chapter’s program delivery strategy, engaging with organizations to encourage community mobilization, quality utilization of care & support services and engagement with key decision makers in the community for greater reach.  An emphasis on volunteer-powered delivery of programs to long-term care communities and diverse communities is required of this role.  This position manages the Northern Idaho and Washington State Chapter Programs and Services team.


Essential Job Functions:

Strategic Leadership (approximately 50%)

  • Lead the chapter’s Care & Support strategic initiatives: tactics and measures to increase the reach of care and support programs of a timely diagnosis and quality care to meet the designated goals, objectives and service metrics as outlined in the Strategic Implementation Plan. 
  • Provide leadership: measure program delivery including planning, budgeting, program evaluation and adherence to standards and reporting processes. 
  • Lead the program department plan to expand reach with special attention to increasing participation among minority, high risk and underserved populations.
  • Manage all grant funded programs including the Clinical Services Director and Clinical team by partnering grant deliverables and quality service delivery is met per the grant guidelines.


Community Partnerships and Long Term Care Opportunities (approximately 35%)

  • Implement a strategy to recruit, engage and manage employee and volunteer powered delivery of  Alzheimer’s Association education and support programs. 
  • Build and maintain strategic community partnerships with community organizations in the academic, public and private sector to advance the chapter mission and serve more constituents across the territory to support the full Alzheimer’s Association mission to achieve Strategic Plan goals.
  • 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. 
  • Practice compliance with Core Services Quality Evaluation Initiative for Education Programs. 
  • Manage database staff who work primarily with the Personify system, our designated portfolio within the Program Department, including data collection, direct constituent service delivery needs and up-to-date support group and education information. 
  • Increase reach of Alzheimer’s Association Common Programs with special emphasis on increasing participation among communities that have typically had low rates of engagement with the chapter. 
  • Build and expand the number of Alzheimer’s Association community educators, Alzheimer’s Association community representatives, support group facilitators and other community volunteers. 
  • Engage, train and manage relationships with community volunteers to expand the Alzheimer’s Association’s visibility and programmatic reach within assigned area. 
  • Represent the chapter as needed at community events and networking groups. 
  • Lead and conduct community forums in order to develop an informed and community-focused plan for service delivery. 
  • Develop new, sustainable strategic community partnerships and volunteer supporters in an effort to increase the reach of the Association. 
  • Analyze service data to identify gaps in delivery and create opportunities for increased volunteer engagement. 

Health Systems (approximately 15%)

  • Collaborate with the Region 1 Health Systems Director in the achievement of the Alzheimer’s Association’s objectives to improve ADRD diagnosis, disclosure, and care, through a consultative and collaborative approach to Health Systems that increases the uptake of effective clinical practices.
  • Participate in the development, prioritization, and cultivation of a Health Systems partnership portfolio and an account team strategy, with an emphasis on systems with the greatest potential to impact the Association’s Health Systems goals.
  • Work with other teams and the Home Office to strengthen the influence of the Alzheimer’s Association on ADRD diagnosis and care in Health Systems, including coordination on Alzheimer’s Association priorities in public health, policy, and research.

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Social Work, Health Care Management desired, but not required.  Equivalent experience will be considered. 

  • 5  years progressive experience with program delivery and management; 5 years staff and volunteer management. 

  • Demonstrated history of successful services delivery, quality program evaluation, strong public speaking skills and an understanding of successful volunteer management. 

  • Demonstrated success leading a high performing team (employees and volunteers) to achieve strategic initiatives using metrics and data points 

  • Demonstrated success working with diverse populations, volunteers and staff to build and maintain successful teams, and demonstrate inclusion.

  • Skilled in the cultivation of productive relationships with decision-makers in health care organizations, community based organizations, and/or long-term care settings. 

  • Flexible work environment requiring some travel throughout the chapter’s territory and flexibility to work evenings and some weekends to meet community needs. 

  • Knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, aging network preferred or the demonstrated ability to learn the concepts and dynamics of a new health field.

  • Physical Activity that includes standing; walking; sitting; fingering or manual dexterity; repetitive finger motion; lifting or exerting force up to 25 pounds; reaching or stretching; climbing or balancing; speaking; hearing; seeing (close vision, focusing ability); frequent travel; frequent driving.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills including verbal and written.  Strong computer skills, proficient with Microsoft Office products and social media.

  • Must have valid driver’s license, access to reliable vehicle, good driving record and proof of automobile insurance.

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