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Chief Program Officer (Syracuse, NY)

Job Location

Syracuse, NY

General Summary

This position is based in Syracuse, NY.

This position provides leadership and direction for the development, implementation and evaluation of the chapter's programs and services.  Develop implement and monitor quality programs and services to meet community needs and maximize services to our constituents.  Is responsible for the supervision of the chapter's Associate Program Directors and serves as a member of the chapter's senior management team.

Essential Job Functions

Expand reach and scope of Programs and Services

  • Provide management level leadership for the development and oversight of all chapter Programs & Services, including planning, budgeting and program evaluation
  • Develop, implement and monitor the Fee for Service Program which includes professional training and other program service deliverables provided by the Association.  Develop curriculum for additional professional trainings areas not already provided.
  • Develop, implement and monitor the Physician Outreach Program for physician's targeted on Association's list.  Work in conjunction with the Chief Day Program Officer to implement priorities that overlap with Programs & Services and Kirkpatrick Day Program.
  • Implement and monitor the Speaker's Bureau program in conjunction with the Volunteer Coordinator.  Ensure that volunteers are delivering programs to Association standards.
  • Leads the Association conferences on caregiving, research and professionals with support from senior management team.
  • Ensures all components of the Common Program Plan are running effectively, are monitored and evaluated regularly (helpline, care consultation, support groups, education programs, safety services).
  • Determine activities to promote Association services such as TrialMatch, ISTAART and AAIC, Online services and Early Stage Engagement initiatives.
  • Active in Public Policy work of the Alzheimer's Association to help determine opportunities and needs for policy change.  Determine opportunities for chapter with Medicaid Managed Care implementation statewide.
  • Work with the CEO and Chief Development Director to create and support a fund development plan for all chapter programs and services and provide ongoing information and support to secure funding
  • Assures compliance with all chapter policies, procedures, standards and applicable regulatory requirements; promote chapter-wide programs and initiatives
  • Insure that the requirements of all grants associated within the Programs & Services department are met in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Develop and monitor program service methods, data analysis, budgets and service delivery systems for the chapter
  • Develop and implement  strategies to market chapter services and programs

Promote staff development and leadership skills
  • Actively participate in the chapter'' Senior Management Team to ensure effective integration of strategic directions into program work plans.
  • Provide leadership to chapter board committee(s) to enable timely and responsible decision-making (Programs Committee)
  • Responsible for recruitment, training, coaching and supervision of chapter program staff, including members of the Programs & Services committee of the board
Foster effective partnerships, collaborations and advocacy efforts
  • Develop and maintain relationships with related health care and social service providers.  Identify program opportunities for AEDA members in the chapter's territory.
  • Is a member of the chapter's Public Policy committee; helps to identify and is knowledgeable on public policy issues
  • Work with the Chief Communications Officer  to provide or review content for chapter communications including, chapter publications, and media announcements on Alzheimer's disease, caregiver issues and chapter programs and services
  • Informs appropriate chapter staff of emerging issues about potential funders and programs
  • Represent the chapter at public events, conferences and workshops and media events

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in human services, gerontology, social work or a related field; Master's preferred
  • 5 years of leadership experience in program administration including needs assessment, program development, delivery, management and evaluation
  • 5 years experience supervising professional staff and volunteers
  • Experience with strategic planning, budget development and management
  • Knowledge of applicable healthcare delivery systems and issues related to Alzheimer's disease and care giving issues
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Excel, and Power Point
  • Proficient in public speaking.
  • Knowledge of design and implementation of outcome based measurement of programs.  
  • NYS Drivers License, reliable vehicle and availability for regular travel

Send your resume and cover letter:

  • by email:

  • by mail:
    Send resume to:
    Alzheimer's Association, Central New York
    441 West Kirkpatrick Street
    Syracuse, NY 13204-1361

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.




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