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Communications Manager

Job Location

Orange, CA

General Summary

Who We Are:

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Our 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.


We warmly invite qualified applicants to consider this opportunity to make a life changing impact on the millions suffering from the disease, their care givers, and those that may be diagnosed with the disease in the future. Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website www.alz.org to find out more about who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work the last seven years in a row.

The Communications Manager will craft strategies, build relationships and execute a comprehensive communication plan to significantly increase concern and awareness on behalf of the Alzheimer's Association. The position will work in all aspects of media relations, including promoting consumer-friendly disease-awareness campaigns and press events and overseeing communication initiatives through multiple platforms. 

Essential Job Functions

  • Lead and execute strategies to educate target audiences about Alzheimer's disease and engage them in activities of the Alzheimer's Association.
  • Provide strategic counsel, develop and execute creative media programs.
  • Work cross-functionally across communications disciplines, including managing the Chapter website and social media presence.
  • Strategically determine best use of resources, tools and tactics to achieve goals.
  • Conduct media training and development of spokespeople, including staff, volunteers and other individuals impacted by the disease.
  • Lead and manage multiple projects in a timely and effective manner.
  • Manage resources and budgets effectively, including external vendors and advertising contracts.
  • Identify, train and engage volunteers in projects and idea generation.
  • Coordinate the development of collateral materials for all events and initiatives for the Chapter.
  • Work in collaboration with other Chapters when needed to further the mission.
  • Write and regularly review content for the Chapter's newsletter, e-news, website and social media platforms.
  • Assure Chapter communications are consistent with national branding standards and support.

Minimum Requirements

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism or related field
  • A minimum of five years related professional experience. Non-profit organization communications experience a plus
  • Experience extending initiatives across traditional, online and social media platforms
  • Ability to identify media trends and interest, determining effective top-tier media strategies

  • Ability to apply experience and initiative in developing appropriate traditional and online strategies
  • Ability to create plans that demonstrate the best use of resources, tools and tactics to achieve goals
  • Superior research, writing and editorial skills
  • Experience managing outside vendors and contractors
  • Ability to effectively work and lead in a team environment
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills 
  • Ability to work effectively with volunteers, staff and external contacts
  • Ability to build and maintain successful teams
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple projects at once
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations
  • High level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative
  • Ability to keep a flexible schedule that may include "non-traditional" hours
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to travel as needed to perform job duties
  • Access to a reliable vehicle, a valid driver's license and proof of insurance
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs of equipment and supplies


  • by mail:
    Send resume to:
    Alzheimer's Association, Orange County
    770 The City Drive South
    Suite 7400
    Orange, CA 92868

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.