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Temporary Program Assistant (Des Moines IA)

Job Location

Des Moines, IA

General Summary

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

Alzheimer's Association Greater Iowa National Chapter is seeking to hire part time temporary Program Assistant .

The Alzheimer's Association, Greater Iowa Chapter offers a variety of education, information, advocacy, and support services to persons with dementia, their families, health care professionals, and the community.  The Chapter serves 80 counties in Iowa, Illinois and South Dakota, with branch offices in six locations. The Program Assistant supports and assists program staff across multiple programs and services for persons with Alzheimer's disease and their families and caregivers.  Programs supported include primarily grant-funded projects with additional support in education. Duties include enrolling constituents in grant funded program, assist with recruiting and training volunteers , administrative support and preparing and maintaining large amounts of written materials, electronic information and program data.

Essential Job Functions

Grant funded Project work, including:

  • Manage the referral process
  •  Enroll appropriate constituents
  • Recruit, train, and support  volunteers
  • Maintain electronic data
  • Collaborate with key partners on data submission
  • Contribute to report development and submission

Produce, edit, maintain and assemble documents, including:

  • General correspondence and emails
  • Training and procedural materials

Coordinate, schedule and assist with support and outreach efforts:

  • Craft and update promotional materials including: press releases, PSAs and flyers
  • Research/update outreach contacts
  • Distribution/organization of information and promotional activities
  • Produce and track mailings

Assist with regional and community education and special projects as needed:

  • Proofread/edit promotional materials for regional and community workshops
  • Assist Program Specialist with administrative tasks leading up to workshop(s)
  • Other duties as assigned

Support Program Coordinators and Directors:

  • Coordinate projects and work flow
  • Communicate with individuals, agencies and community organizations as needed
  • Other duties as assigned, including but not limited to participation in chapter and advocacy events.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree prefered (or equivalent experience), in health care management, social work, psychology, counseling, nursing, gerontology or related field
  • 3-4 years administrative experience in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Customer-focused attitude and experience
  • Excellent program management skills, including administrative  and database-related skills
  • Proficiency with MS applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher
  • Ability to effectively organize, prioritize and schedule multiple priorities and to meet deadlines
  • Ability to communicate effectively with volunteers, staff and community organizations
  • Able to manage projects independently and report outcomes effectively
  • High level of integrity, diplomacy, and initiative
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations
  • Ability to operate a computer and other designated office equipment
  • Flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends
  • Iowa state driver's license and proof of automobile insurance
  • Ability to bend, stoop and lift a minimum 20 lbs.

Click here to apply

  • by email:
  • by mail:
    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.




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.