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Support Group and Program Coordinator

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General Summary

This position is responsible for all administration, supervision, education and training related to chapter support groups which includes 14 counties. The position is also responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of programs for individuals living with early stage/young onset Alzheimer's disease or related dementia and their care partners. The position would also include establishment of a community support network or social engagement program.


Essential Job Functions

  • Provide leadership for the development and oversight of all support groups, including planning, administration and program evaluation.
  • Responsible for recruitment, training, coaching and supervision of all support group facilitators.
  • Develops and administrates all chapter affiliated programs for individuals living with early memory loss.
  • Leads three time-limited weekly education/discussion groups per year for individuals living with early stage memory loss and their care partners.
  • Leads a minimum of two monthly support groups for individuals living with early stage/younger onset dementia and their care partners.
  • Leads a monthly one hour early stage support group for individuals living with early stage memory loss and their care partners.
  • Recruits and assesses potential participants for all early stage groups.
  • Provides quarterly volunteer opportunities for early stage clients.
  • Plans half day early stage conference (contingent upon funding).
  • Recruits and interviews all early stage group facilitators.
  • Provides on-going educational training and support to all early stage group facilitators.
  • Coordinates and delivers education to professionals and paraprofessionals as identified.
  • Facilitates traditional support group/s as needed.
  • Covers Helpline shifts.
  • Provides other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in social work, adult education, nursing or related field.
  • Must have experience in marketing.
  • Two years of experience in the delivery of health care services in the community (with particular reference to the geriatric population).
  • Experience with program development.
  • Knowledgeable about Alzheimer's disease and related dementia.
  • Knowledgeable about caregiving issues and experience with family dynamics.

Required knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Ability to work with individuals living with Alzheimer's and their families, volunteers and external contacts.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple priorities.
  • Ability to work effectively with volunteers, staff and external contacts.
  • Ability to work with individuals from all socio-economic, racial, and ethnic groups.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in person, in writing and electronically to a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to use office equipment; proficiency with Microsoft applications.

Position Working Conditions:

  • Ability to fulfill assignments on evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Travel by car to attend meetings within the chapter territory, and by air to attend other meetings.
  • Possession of valid driver's license and use of personal insured vehicle required.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee. The employee will be required to follow any other instructions or perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.  Essential elements of the job may change as necessary. The demands of the job may extend beyond normal working hours and include weekends and evenings from time to time.

If applying 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.

  • by email:
  • by mail:
    Send resume to:
    Alzheimer's Association, Central Ohio
    1379 Dublin Road
    Columbus, OH 43215

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




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