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Senior Director of Programs

Job Location

Atlanta, GA

General Summary

This position provides leadership and supervision for the development, implementation and evaluation of programs and services for general public, individuals with dementia, family members, caregivers and professionals.

Essential Job Functions

Job Responsibilities:

  • Plan, develop, implement and/or supervise programs and services throughout the Chapter footprint including Helpline, Support Groups, Care Consultation, Education & Training, Safe Return, and any other special program initiatives.
  • Manage Physician's Referral Outreach program.
  • Leads staff in the development, prioritization, and cultivation of a Health Systems partnership portfolio, with an emphasis on systems with the greatest potential to impact the Association's Health Systems goals.Works with other staff in chapters and the home office to strengthen the influence of the Alzheimer's Association on ADRD diagnosis and care in Health Systems
  • Develop and establish a culture of volunteer driven programs throughout Georgia. This includes recruitment, training, monitoring and recognition of volunteers.
  • Participate in the development and coordinate the delivery of an annual work plan for programs that meet the needs of families and providers in the service area.
  • Plan, supervise/deliver, monitor and evaluate all educational and training programs in Area including provider training, information sessions and Health Fairs.
  • Oversee orientation, education and training to Support Group leaders. Organize and maintain family support groups in Area according to National and Chapter guidelines.
  • Ensures all information on program services and statistics in the appropriate Chapter databases in a timely manner.
  • Provide leadership and support to ensure integration and coordination of programs and services within the Chapter and with other service providers.
  • Cultivate on-going relationships with other Alzheimer's Association Chapters and aging organizations/agencies at the local, state, regional, and national levels.
  • Maintain an up-to-date professional knowledge and expertise on Alzheimer's disease and other dementing illnesses, aging issues and National/Chapter issues
  • Provide guidance and staff support to Area program committees.
  • Ensure compliance with Chapter fiscal and program requirements, including preparing any necessary reports for funding sources, the Chapter or the National Alzheimer's Association.
  • Represent the Alzheimer's Association at public forums, conferences, workshops and media events and function as an advocate representing the Alzheimer's community.
  • Develop linkages and partnerships with other community agencies, organizations and educational institutions.
  • In conjunction with other staff, recruit, train and manage volunteers to assist with program delivery and fundraising.
  • In conjunction with the Chapter Executive Director, develop and monitor service area budget for program income and expenses.
  • Develop and implement new services, programs and training based on assessed needs.
  • Assist in grant writing and securing funding for programs including participation in planning and implementing special events.
  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned by the Chapter Executive Director.

Minimum Requirements

  • Willingness to follow directives and implement programs based on the National Association and the Chapter's mission, goals, and annual operating plans
  • Ability to work independently on projects, prioritize work and meet deadlines
  • Ability to organize, motivate, and work effectively with people from a variety of socio-economic levels, service provider organizations and the general public
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking skills
  • A self-starter, and a cooperative team member who works effectively with other staff
  • Mature, flexible and adaptable • Familiarity with service delivery systems pertaining to aging issues in each county in the Area service area.
  • Ability to travel by automobile and operate a motor vehicle
  • Possession of a valid driver's license and appropriate insurance coverage
  • Ability to transport materials to offsite locations.  
Education And Experience:
  • Undergraduate degree in social work, communications, adult education, gerontology or related human service field.
  • Five or more years experience in program implementation, hospital systems partnerships and volunteer mobilization in program delivery, preferably in not-for-profit organization(s).
  • Masters preferred.
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  • by mail:
    Send resume to:
    Alzheimer's Association, Georgia
    41 Perimeter Center East
    Suite 550
    Atlanta, GA 30346

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




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