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Early Stage Program Coordinator

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General Summary

The Alzheimer's Association's mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. The Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. We are the largest private funder of Alzheimer research and the premier source of information and support for the more than 5 million Americans with Alzheimer's disease and their 15 million families and caregivers. Founded in 1981, the Northern California and Northern Nevada Chapter operates out of its main office in San Jose, California with regional offices in 10 other locations.

Under the direction of the Director Early Stage Services, the Early Stage Program Coordinator develops and maintains programs and engagement opportunities for early stage individuals and their family members, and develops web based educational opportunities. This position is located in the Lafayette, California office.

Essential Job Functions

  • Develop and maintain all Bay Area early stage education programs
  • Recruit and clinically screen patients with early stage dementia for programs • Work with community partners to deliver Living with Alzheimer's: Early Stage Programs and other workshops designed for persons with early stage memory loss
  • Coordinate and implement annual Early Stage Forum
  • Work with early stage support group facilitators to provide opportunities for early stage individuals to educate others
  • Provide ongoing support and consultation with designated early stage liaisons from entire Chapter territory to support early stage strategic initiatives
  • Develop web based education programs - work with early stage individuals, family members and professionals to identify topics and content
  • Create and maintain early stage engagement listings in Personify CRM database
  • Develop and maintain early stage engagement opportunities
  • Recruit and clinically screen new members for engagement programs
  • Recruit, train and support volunteers of Peer to Peer Outreach Program; provide clinical supervision to Peer to Peer volunteers; and facilitate quarterly discussion meetings
  • Develop and maintain current relationships with art museum tour programs
  • Develop new models for early stage engagement to meet the diverse needs of the community
  • Provide training on early stage programs to engagement partners and volunteers
  • Help arrange and support early stage speakers for educational and development events
  • Acts as initial/primary point of contact for Bay Area early stage callers/families/professionals seeking early stage services through the Helpline
  • Create and maintains clear line of communication with Helpline volunteers, staff, other potential referral sources for early stage services
  • Create a seamless referral process to other bay area early stage programs
  • Support overall chapter strategic objectives
  • Assist in compilation of reporting documents for statistics
  • Manage/Update Power+Purpose website calendar
  • Facilitate and oversee Personify database tasks for Early Stage Program
  • Ensure timely completion and collection of program reporting documents, including daily interactions in Personify to meet standards

Minimum Requirements


  • Fully engage in a culture where team collaboration is highly valued
  • Work as a team to accomplish, if not exceed, organizational goals in the National Strategic Plan
  • Participate in signature fundraising events
  • Walk to End Alzheimer's staff team and personal fundraising goals
  • Work at least one Walk to End Alzheimer's on a weekend
  • Participate in The Longest Day
  • Respond to public policy calls to action & participate in advocacy days
  • Enhance our culture of diversity and inclusion in all aspects of the job
  • Master's degree in Social Work required
  • Familiar with dementia services, care-giving issues, difficult behaviors, latest research, and the role of education, public policy, and technology in the future of dementia care
  • Experience working with culturally and ethnically diverse communities
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Computer skills: MS Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and data entry experience required
  • Spanish language skills desired
  • Self-starter, independent worker and ability to take initiative
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends
  • Strong listening and problem solving skills
  • Desire to help families cope with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias

BENEFITS: The Alzheimer's Association offers comprehensive medical, dental, vision and life insurance. Additional benefits include paid holidays and time off, and a 401(k) retirement plan with matching contributions.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT: The Alzheimer's Association of Northern California and Northern Nevada is an equal opportunity employer; we seek broad diversity in the makeup of our staff and volunteers and we strongly encourage candidates to apply from all walks of life, regardless of race, religion, color, gender, or physical or mental disability. Our full Equal Opportunity Statement is available in the Policies and Procedures Handbook, or upon request. The Alzheimer's Association, Northern California Northern Nevada Chapter is in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.
  • Submit cover letter and resume to
  • State Job# 1191 and your name in the subject line
  • Use only MS Word attachments
  • Please do not call regarding the status of resumes
  • Qualified candidates will be contacted regarding next steps

  • by email:
  • by mail:
    Send resume to:
    Alzheimer's Association, Northern California and Northern Nevada
    2290 North First Street
    Suite 101
    San Jose, CA 95131

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.