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Director of Programs

Job Location

Oahu, HI

General Summary

The Alzheimer's Association is making a difference and so can you!

The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. We are the largest private funder of Alzheimer research and the premier source of information and support for the more than 5 million Americans with Alzheimer's disease and their 15 million families and caregivers.  The Alzheimer's Association was recently recognized as one of the top ten Best Nonprofits in 2013 in the Non-Profit Times 50 Best Places to Work. We are proud to say that this is the fourth year in a row that we've won this award! We offer an excellent work environment and career development opportunities, coupled with competitive benefits and pay.

The Director of Programs provides management level leadership and direction, oversight, execution and monitoring of a diversified comprehensive Aloha Chapter program plan that is aligned with the Association's strategic plan.  S/he will be responsible for the supervision of all Aloha Chapter Program staff and volunteers and will serve as a member of the Aloha Chapter Management Team.

Essential Job Functions

  • Actively participate in the Chapter's Management Team to ensure effective integration of strategic directions into program work plans.
  • Provide strategic leadership to ensure that the Chapter programs are designed and implemented to best serve our local island communities.
  • Provide leadership to the Program committee to ensure timely and responsible decision-making.
  • Provide management level leadership for the development and oversight of all programs and services, including planning, budgeting and program evaluation.
  • Work with the Executive Director/CEO and the Director of Development to create and support a fund development plan for all chapter programs and services and to provide ongoing information and support to secure funding and effectively report to funding institutions.
  • Develop, manage and implement program strategies and the negotiation, execution and management of performance-based contracts.
  • Represent the Association at public events, conferences, workshops and media events as needed.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with related health care and social service agencies in Hawaii.
  • Provide or review content for Chapter communications, including Chapter publications and media announcements on Alzheimer's disease, care giver issues and Chapter programs and services.
  • Recruit, train, supervise and coach Chapter program staff, volunteers and interns.
  • Develop strategies to market Chapter services and programs on all islands.
  • Manage on-going community needs assessment; design or adapt programs in response to identified needs.
  • Assure compliance with all Association policies, procedures, standards and applicable regulatory requirements; promote Association-wide programs and initiatives.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.


  • Typical office environment
  • High volume of public contact
  • Travel by car to attend meetings within the Chapter territory, and by air to attend other meetings.
  • Work may be stressful during periods of high volume or tight deadlines.


  • Must understand the intersection between communications, policy and direct service delivery.
  • Ability to work effectively with volunteers, staff and external contacts to build and maintain successful teams.
  • Demonstrated success in roles requiring logical, systematic thinking while managing multiple priorities in a highly dynamic environment.
  • Ability to think/work at scale, as well as work in white space, create new ideas, strategize with passionate commitment to a successful outcome.
  • Ability to coach and develop staff, volunteers and interns.
  • Experience in roles requiring collaboration in complex internal and external organizations, as well as a demonstrated ability to work independently with efficiency and diplomacy, particularly as part of a team effort.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in person, in writing and electronically to a variety of audiences, including the ability to extract appropriate data to convey complex topics in laymen terms.
  • Enjoyment and efficacy in working with diverse populations.
  • Ability to analyze information and make timely and appropriate decisions.
    High level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Ability to travel as needed to perform job duties.

Minimum Requirements

  • Master's degree in social work, human services, gerontology, or a related field.
  • 3-5 years of leadership experience in program administration including needs assessment, strategic program development, service delivery, management and evaluation.
  • Proven strategic planning and direct implementation track record.
  • Proven project management and staff management experience.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills in positions requiring communication with a broad and diverse audience.
  • Experience developing, managing, and implementing program strategies and the negotiation, execution, conduct and management of performance-based contracts.
  • Knowledgeable of applicable healthcare delivery systems and issues:  such as Medicare, Medicaid, managed care, HMS, long-term care insurance, etc.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applications, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, etc.

Interested applicants should submit in either Microsoft Word or pdf format, a cover letter and resume to: Please note that we do not accept phone calls to inquire or follow up on the position status.

Local candidates preferred as we do not offer relocation. We welcome applications from out of state candidates who are immediately available and willing to relocate at their own cost.


Or mail resume and cover letter to:

Send resume to:
Alzheimer's Association, Aloha
1050 Ala Moana Blvd.
Suite 2610
Honolulu, HI 96814-4906

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.