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General Summary

This position provides leadership and direction for the development, implementation and evaluation of Alzheimer's Association programs and services in Central Maryland, Western Maryland and the Eastern Shore. This exempt position reports to the Executive Director.           

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide leadership for the delivery of all Chapter Services including planning budgeting and program evaluation (Services include: Helpline, support groups, Safe Return, Family Care Coordination and early stage programming), and educational programs.
  • Develop strategies to market Chapter services and programs.
  • Work with health care systems, government officials, insurers, providers and other colleagues to explore and implement new approaches to engaging and supporting families living with Alzheimer's and develop strategic community partnerships and collaborations.
  • Assures integration of programs and services with other key strategic priorities of organization including public policy/advocacy, communications and development.
  • Serve as a member of the management team to develop Association-wide policies and develop and implement strategic directions into program work plans.
  • Provide leadership for monthly Program Staff Meetings including on-going staff training and implementation of operational plans.
  • Supervise 10 program staff in Timonium, Frederick and Salisbury offices.
  • Represent the Association at public events, conferences, workshops and media events when indicated.
  • Oversee data collection and analysis, some small grant-writing.
  • Assure compliance with all Association policies, procedures, standards and applicable regulatory requirements; promote Association-wide programs and initiatives.

Minimum Requirements

  • LCSW-C preferred or Masters level in relevant field.
  • 3 years of proven leadership experience in program development and administration.
  • 5 years direct experience working in the field of Alzheimer's strongly preferred.
  • Strong awareness of the social, economic, political environment in which the Association operates and ability to recommend organizational priorities that are responsive to a changing environment.
  • Demonstrated management skills, including the ability set clear goals, organize projects, develop work processes, supervise and coach professionals
  • Experience and commitment to serving families living in diverse communities.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Experience with using technology, including Microsoft Office applications, databases and web based information, to pursue programmatic objectives.
  • Travel by car to attend meetings within the chapter territory, and by air to attend other meetings.

Excellent career opportunity to truly make a difference.  Competitive salary and benefits. Send resume and salary requirements  by April 26, 2013  to cass.naugle@alz.org or mail to Alzheimer's Association, 1850 York Road, Ste. D, Timonium, MD  21093. 

Send your resume and cover letter:

  • by email: cass.naugle@alz.org

  • by mail:
    Send resume to:
    Alzheimer's Association, Greater Maryland
    1850 York Road
    Suite D
    Timonium, MD 21093

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

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Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.