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Director of Programs & Education

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General Summary

This position provides leadership and direction for the implementation and evaluation of Alzheimer's Association services and educational programs for the Oregon Chapter. Responsible for the recruitment and management of all program staff and volunteers. Serves as a member of the chapter's Leadership Team.

Essential Job Functions

• Provide oversight for the statewide delivery of the chapter's services and educational programs, including planning, goal projection, budgeting and program evaluation.
• Actively participate in the chapter's Leadership Team to ensure effective integration of strategic goals and initiatives into program work plans.
• Develop cost-effective and high impact program delivery methods and monitor data analysis and quality of service.
• Assure compliance with all Association policies, standards and applicable regulatory requirements; promote Association-wide initiatives and programs.
• Develop and maintain productive relationships with related medical, health care and social service organizations other care providers throughout the state of Oregon.
• Responsible for recruitment, hiring, training, coaching and supervision of chapter program staff.
• Work with Leadership Team to develop strategies for marketing and promoting chapter services and education programs throughout the state of Oregon.
• Represent the Association at public events, conferences, workshops and media events.
• Provide or review content for chapter communications including publications, media articles and press releases, newsletters, mailings and brochures.

Minimum Requirements

• Master's degree or equivalent work experience in social work, gerontology, health care management, counseling or a related field.
• Three years of leadership experience in community-based program administration including needs assessment, program development, delivery, management and evaluation.
• Three years of experience supervising professional staff and trained volunteers in the delivery of services and educational programs to diverse communities and rural populations.
• A proven ability to build relationships founded on trust, follow-through and commitment which will enhance and further the Alzheimer's Association's mission, vision and organizational values.
• Proven success in building strong and productive work teams with a focus on creating and nurturing community relationships. Ability to communicate effectively in person, in writing, electronically and publicly to a variety of audiences.
• A high level of confidentiality, integrity, diplomacy and initiative.

• Salary= $50,000-$60,000

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Send your resume and cover letter:

  • by email:

  • by mail:
    Send resume to:
    Alzheimer's Association, Oregon
    1650 Northwest Naito Parkway
    Suite 190
    Portland, OR 97209

If apply ing by e-mail, please attach your resume and cover letter as Microsoft Word documents, or include both within the text of your e-mail message.

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and we appreciate your interest in the Alzheimer's Association.




Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.