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Program & Education Manager- Coachella Valley

Job Location

Rancho Mirage, CA

General Summary

The Alzheimer's Association, provides a variety of education, information and support services to persons with dementia, their families, health care professionals, and the community.  The Program & Education Manager will be  primarily responsible for coordinating and conducting educational programs, care consultation and caregiver support groups in the community to raise awareness, provide Alzheimer's/dementia education and support to individuals living with dementia, key friends and family, and the general public.  The Program & Education Manager will also utilize volunteers to increase program delivery and support services throughout the Coachella Valley.  This includes the training, support and management/supervision of volunteers as appropriate.

This position is based in our Coachella Valley office in Rancho Mirage.

Essential Job Functions

  • Conduct care consultations via the phone and office, and home visits with families with early stage dementia in the Coachella Valley
  • Plan, implement, facilitate and evaluate Early Stage groups and coordinate facilitators
  • Coordinate support group leaders and lead support groups when needed
  • Follow up on referrals from Helpline and others through consultation by telephone with caregivers, families and professionals about appropriate care
  • Develop care plans (social, educational, medical history, and additional information)
  • Plan and implement educational events for professionals, care partners of people with cognitive impairment, and the general public
  • Conduct outreach to secure referrals to groups and programs conducted in the office
  • Supervise office staff, volunteers, or interns as they relate to program services
  • Maintain and research up-to-date information on early dementia intervention locally and nationally
  • Conduct outreach to medical professionals and service providers to promote patient, family and education services
  • Create and maintain current literature for individuals with early stage and/or early onset disease and their families
  • Collaborate with community partners to support efforts toward early diagnosis, treatment and support of individuals with memory loss
  • Attend community and Association meetings as well as health fairs
  • Supervise and train volunteers when appropriate
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements

  • Master's degree in social work, psychology, counseling, nursing, gerontology, public health or health care related field
  • Minimum of five years experience in community outreach, health care guiding, coaching, and supporting individuals and their families in the dementia care field
  • Dementia care , case management, assessment, counseling and support group experience
  • Ability to work with a wide range of people including persons with dementia, family caregivers, corporations, foundations, and volunteers
  • Experience in volunteer management and support 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong public speaking  and computer skills
  • Excellent customer service skills when working with internal and external clients
  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively across chapter territory and occasionally to other national locations that may require a flexible schedule
  • Access to reliable vehicle, valid driver's license and proof of automobile insurance required
  • Early Stage dementia care experience desired
  • Familiarity with demographics and community resources desired

  • by mail:
    Send resume to:
    Alzheimer's Association, California Southland
    9606 S. Santa Monica Blvd.
    Suite 200
    Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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.