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Director of Programs & Advocacy (AL/FL Panhandle )

Job Location

Birmingham, AL

General Summary

The Director, Programs  position is responsible for the successful planning and execution of all programs, services in support of the Alzheimer's Association Common Program Plan and in accordance with our strategic plan within the AL/FL Panhandle Chapter.  The position, based in the Birmingham, AL office but serves the entire chapter, provides information, manages and executes care consultations, support groups, education programs, safety services and early stage programs.

Essential Job Functions

  • Schedule, plan and deliver Alzheimer's Association educational programs to key constituents and groups throughout the chapter territory, disseminate and collect surveys to ensure quality of programs.
  • Build relationships with local community providers to ensure appropriate referrals to community agencies on aging and other organizations; maintain local referral lists. Represent the Association at public events, conferences, workshop and media events.
  • Create and implement programming for early stage constituents in alignment with our strategic plan.
  • Conduct outreach and training to local first responders on dementia related safety issues of wandering driving, MedicAlert + Safe Return and disaster preparedness.
  • Recruit, train and manage support group facilitators; maintain accurate list of support groups; promote support groups to constituents.
  • Serve as local point of contact for information and referrals for disease recipients, their caregivers and healthcare providers and physician outreach activities.
  • Recruit, train and support volunteers for educational presentations, community outreach and care consultations.
  • In conjunction with Chapter policy leads, will recruit advocates, ambassadors and assist in the planning of annual "Day on the Hill" activities.
  • Participate as a team member and collaborator with other staff leadership in the AL/FL Panhandle chapter, including planning, budgeting, grant proposals, public events and support of fund raising initiatives.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in health care management, social work, gerontology, psychology, counseling, nursing or related field required. Master Degree preferred.
  • 3-5 years leadership experience implementing and delivering community based programs including needs assessment, program development, delivery, management and evaluation.
  • 3-5 years experience working in Alzheimer's or dementia field preferred.
  • Proven success in building strong and productive work teams with a focus on
  • volunteer engagement and nurturing community relationships.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with AL/FL Panhandle and the aging community/ and senior resource networks.
  • Advanced knowledge of risk management issues related to health care, (high risk callers, adult victims of abuse/neglect)
  • Proficient with PC use, Microsoft Office and Internet.
  • Must possess a reliable personal vehicle, valid driver's license and proof of valid insurance.
  • Ability and willingness to travel as needed to conduct Chapter business. Evening or weekend work may be required on occasion.

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Alzheimer's Association, National Office
225 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60601

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




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