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Program Manager

Job Location

McLean, VA

General Summary

The mission of the Alzheimer's Association 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 largest nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting families and professionals and working to find effective treatments and a cure for Alzheimer's.  The National Capital Area Chapter is one of over 80 chapters of the Alzheimer's Association throughout the nation, enabling us to assist families, wherever they live. Our Chapter territory includes the District of Columbia & the five counties in suburban & southern Maryland and 11 counties in Northern Virginia.

The Program Manager manages the delivery of programs and services based on the Association's strategic plan deliverables for an assigned territory.  Ensures set targets are met while increasing support to those living with the disease.  Accountable for mission targets while providing quality customer services through strong collaboration with internal and external constituents, health system partners, and volunteers.

The regional office is in Montgomery County, MD and also services the District of Columbia.

Essential Job Functions

  • Delivers on set strategic plan care and support goals and objectives through set mission strategies.
  • Participate in local activities to raise public awareness with consumers, business, and health care professionals. Occasional evening and weekend work is required, as is mobility to visit any part of the region.
  • Develops, manages, and monitors delivery of volunteer led programs and services including community education, Memory Cafes and other support programs.
  • Supports the Vice President of Programs and Services in establishing strategy for health system partners and develops an action plan to meet set goals.
  • Collaborates with Chapter staff to increase the Association's presence in the community ensuring largest possible impact through programs and services.
  • Develops and leverages relationships with key community partners to maximize impact and increase visibility in the community.
  • Collaborates with the manager of diversity outreach to support and identify initiatives to meet diversity and inclusion strategic plan objectives.
  • Ensure compliance with strategic plan including collecting data and measuring progress towards strategic goals.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree required in Social Work, Gerontology, Public health or Health Business Administration or a related field. Graduate degree a plus.
  • Minimum of 3 yrs. experience in program administration, program development & educational programming or health care management preferably with a large national organization.
  • Superior self-management skills and ability to work collaboratively with other departments to bring closure to projects.
  • Outcome driven with proven experience in programming management.
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills that reflect an understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
  • Great interpersonal skills needed to work with diverse groups of people.
  • Consistently achieves goals by finding ways to meet them even under tough circumstances.
  • Able to cultivate relationships with key health sector businesses organizations and diverse populations to meet strategic plan.
  • Ability to represent the Association effectively to community organizations, health system and hospitals, community leaders, and corporate partners.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in computer-based information systems
  • Collaborate with other chapter departments to meet the Association's Strategic Plan Objectives.
  • Ability to travel as needed and work some evenings and/or weekends, as required.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds, unassisted.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and proof of automobile insurance, as well as access to a reliable vehicle.

Please Click Here to Apply

  • by mail:
    Send resume to:
    Alzheimer's Association, National Capital Area
    8180 Greensboro Drive
    Suite 400
    McLean, VA 22102

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.