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Director of Programs (SD)

Job Location

Sioux Falls, SD

General Summary

Director of Programs, based in the Sioux Falls office of the South Dakota Chapter, will plan and execute all programs and services in support of the Alzheimer's Association Common Program Plan and in accordance with our FY15-FY17 strategic plan. This will include information and referral, care consultation, support groups, education programs, safety services and early stage programs.

Essential Job Functions

  • Oversee management of support groups: recruit, train and manage support group facilitators; maintain accurate list of support groups; promote support groups to constituents.
  • 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, area agencies on aging and other organizations; maintain local referral lists.
  • Create and implement programming for early stage constituents in alignment with our strategic plan.
  • Serve as local point of contact for information and referrals for persons with the disease, their caregivers, and healthcare providers.
  • Conduct outreach and training to local first responders on dementia related safety issues of wandering, driving, MedicAlert + Safe Return and disaster preparedness.
  • Participate as a team member and collaborator with the other staff leadership in the South Dakota Chapter, assisting with events and other meeting and activities as needed.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in health care management, social work, psychology, counseling, nursing, education or related field required; Master degree preferred.
  • 3+ years of experience implementing and delivering community programs.
  • 3+ years of experience working in Alzheimer's or dementia field preferred.
  • Experience recruiting and training volunteers.
  • Proven ability to interact with all levels of staff.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with South Dakota communities.
  • Knowledge of risk management issues related to health care.
  • Detail oriented, adaptable, organized and able to successfully manage multiple projects and tasks.
  • 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.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings,early mornings and occasional weekends.

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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.




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.