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Program Manager - Community Diversity Outreach

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 70 chapters of the Alzheimer's Association.  We 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.

At the Alzheimer's Association, diversity is integral to our mission.  It is vital to what we do, and is a promise we make to those we serve.  Our team of dedicated professionals understands that valuing diversity and inclusiveness is critical to the success of our mission. 

We seek to be inclusive of the people in our region affected by Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, their families and caregivers.

The Diversity & Inclusion Program Manager provides leadership and strategic direction to the diversity and inclusiveness program to advance our mission. This position is responsible for implementation and development of culturally appropriate programs while continuing outreach to ethnically diverse families and persons with dementia throughout the Chapter area. This position is based out our Chapter headquarters in McLean, VA and covers multiple counties in our Chapter territory.

This position reports to the Vice President of Programs and Services. 

Essential Job Functions

  • Delivers on Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Plan Objectives through set mission strategies.
  • Develops, manages, and monitors delivery of volunteer led programs and services including community education, Memory CafĂ©s and other support programs.
  • Conduct educational presentations to ethnically diverse professionals, families and the community at large regarding caregiving and dementia issues.
  • Establish and grow a volunteer Diversity Task for each of the target audiences to develop leadership and volunteer opportunities.
  • Develops networks within diverse communities to assist the Chapter in reaching community leaders, families, and health and social service professionals, and raising awareness and funds.
  • Works with other Chapter Program Managers to expand outreach efforts throughout Chapter territory.
  • Participates 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.
  • Ensure that culturally appropriate support groups/Memory Cafes are available in our Chapter territory.
  • Supports the Vice President of Programs and Services in establishing strategy for health system partners and develops an action plan to meet set goals.
  • Work with National partners (i.e. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, SAGE, National Hispanic Council on Aging), who currently have a footprint in our priority/communities, to expand our diversity outreach.
  • Provide Cultural Competency Training for staff and volunteers aimed at reducing barriers to diversity outreach.
  • Ensure compliance with strategic plan including collecting data and measuring progress towards strategic goals.
  • Supports regional fundraising efforts of the Association's Development team.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A./ B.S.) in social work or related field or equivalent work experience. Master's degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience with outreach to culturally diverse audiences
  • Excellent communication, organizational, interpersonal and computer skills
  • Self-starter, willing to take the initiative
  • Bilingual preferred
  • Ability to interact with persons of various social, cultural, and educational backgrounds
  • Experience in geriatrics and/or Alzheimer's care
  • Willingness to work occasional weekends and evenings
  • Willingness to travel throughout Chapter territory
  • Access to reliable vehicle, valid driver's license and proof of automobile insurance required.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.

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.