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Associate Director, Programs (AR)

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General Summary

The Associate Director of Programs will direct the expansion of existing programs and services including support services, community education, physician outreach, early stage programming, safety services and public policy  in multiple locations across the state to a variety of audiences and venues.

Essential Job Functions

  • Responsible for the delivery and supervision of all family and professional programs and services in the state including support groups, care consultation, information and referral, community education, physician outreach,  local research initiatives  and safety services.
  • Assist Executive Director in developing annual budget for the delivery of programs and services
  • Implementation and oversight of early stage programming in alignment with our Strategic Plan
  • Conduct weekly conference calls or in-person meetings with chapter-wide program staff
  • Ensure periodic (at least every 2 years) community needs assessment chapter-wide to determine the interests and needs of the Alzheimer's/ dementia community
  • Supervise and assign program staff to utilize the Constituent Management System to track constituent information, program and support services data, and monitor program - information chapter-wide.
  • Ensure chapter's presence at health fairs and community events across the state
  • Expand the library in the full service office, including ordering of books and brochures, and develop a plan to make the community aware of the available resources
  • Build relationships with local community providers to ensure appropriate referrals to community agencies, area agencies on aging and other organizations. Maintain local referral database.
  • Serve as local point of contact for information and referral resources for persons with the disease, family and professional caregivers and healthcare providers.
  • Supervise the recruitment and training of chapter volunteers, including screening and interview process and volunteer documentation.
  • Track and manage the timely submission of volunteer activity and paperwork.
  • Conduct outreach to local first responders on dementia related safety issues of wandering, driving, MedicAlert + Safe Return and disaster preparedness.
  • Work collaboratively with Development Director to support programs and fundraising events throughout Arkansas.
  • Supervise, coach and develop assigned staff and conduct annual performance reviews
  • Provide leadership to appropriate board work groups to ensure timely and responsible decision-making
  • Successfully build and maintain key professional relationships with community leaders and organizations including faith-based and political leaders to work collaboratively towards the expansion of programs and support services in the community. Recruit and train advocates and ambassadors, working collaboratively with the Public Policy office to fulfill Strategic public policy goals and objectives.
  • Plan and implement Alzheimer's Advocacy Day at the state capitol
  • Develop and maintain working relationship with Arkansas representatives
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in health care management, social work, psychology, counseling, nursing or related field; Master's degree preferred
  • 3+ years implementing and delivering community programs
  • 3+ years working in Alzheimer's or dementia field
  • Advanced knowledge of risk assessment including dementia-related safety issues, crisis assistance, caregiver stress and adult victims of abuse/neglect
  • Experience recruiting, training and retaining volunteers
  • Knowledge and familiarity with Little Rock and other major urban areas in Arkansas
  • Proven ability to interact with all levels of staff
  • Outstanding verbal and written communications skills
  • Detail oriented, adaptable, organized and able to successfully manage multiple projects and tasks
  • Skilled in developing strong rapport with constituents, colleagues, supervisors and community leaders
  • Proven self-starter with excellent judgment and careful attention to detail.
  • Ability and willingness to travel on a regular basis across the chapter territory

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Send resume to:
Alzheimer's Association, Home 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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