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Program & Education Specialist

Job Location

San Diego, CA

General Summary

Under the direction of the Program Director, the Program and Education Specialist will be  primarily responsible for coordinating educational programs, 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 and Education Specialist will also utilize volunteers to increase program delivery and support services throughout the territory.  This includes the recruitment, training, support of volunteer community educators.

Essential Job Functions

  • Plan, schedule, market and deliver Association community education programs and other trainings and activities as needed.
  • Conduct timely and effective promotion and outreach on behalf of the organization, with a focus on increasing awareness of and promoting care and support programs.
  • Identify and meet the needs of diverse communities and populations.
  • Represent the chapter at appropriate and assigned meetings and events.
  • Remains knowledgeable and current in information related to  Alzheimer's and related dementias as well as national, state, and local initiatives that affect the targeted population.
  • Provide ongoing support and resources for volunteers.
  • Enter data about events into Personify database
  • Provide AP/AR and light bookkeeping for the office
  • Provide administrative support to the Program Director.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Minimum of three years experience in community outreach, health care guiding, coaching, and supporting individuals and their families.
  • Bilingual preferred.
  • 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 skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills when working with internal and external clients.
  • Must have access to reliable vehicle, valid driver's license and proof of automobile insurance.
  • Ability and willingness to travel as needed, including overnight travel.
  • Ability to lift up to 35lbs.
  • Microsoft Office Suite and database management experience required.


  • by mail:
    Send resume to:
    Alzheimer's Association, San Diego/Imperial
    5075 Shoreham Place
    Ste 240
    San Diego, CA 92122

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.