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Program and Education Specialist

Job Location

San Fernando Valley, 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 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 Program and Education Specialist will be primarily responsible for coordinating and conducting educational programs, care consultations and caregiver support groups in the community. Additional key responsibilities include physician outreach, early stage and younger onset Alzheimer's support services, work with volunteers/interns and effective promotion and outreach with a focus on increasing awareness of care and support programs.

Essential Job Functions

  • Carry out the delivery of the Chapter's core services including caregiver education, care consultation, information and referral, support groups, professional training and outreach.
  • Effectively plan, schedule, market and deliver Association core services within the community including services for people with younger onset or early-stage Alzheimer's disease and their care partners.
  • Conduct outreach and education with physicians and other healthcare providers.
  • Conduct timely and effective promotion and outreach activities to increase the Chapter's visibility in the community.
  • Identify and meet the needs of diverse communities and populations.
  • Assist with partnership development in the community.
  • Assist the Program and Education Manager with the recruitment, training, management, supervision and support of volunteers and interns.
  • Represent and assist the Chapter at appropriate and assigned meetings, conferences, trainings and public events such as health/resource fairs.

Minimum Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree in a related field. A Master's degree in a healthcare related field such as social work, psychology, counseling, nursing, gerontology or public health preferred
  • A minimum of three years of experience in community outreach, health care guiding, coaching and supporting individuals and their families
  • Experience managing, supervising and supporting volunteers and interns
  • Ability to work with a wide range of diverse constituents including persons with dementia, families, professionals and volunteers
  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal and public speaking communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multitask and prioritize work
  • Must have access to reliable vehicle, valid driver's license and proof of automobile insurance
  • Ability to travel regularly throughout Chapter area with some evening, weekend, and overnight travel required
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and other software and databases
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
  • Ability to lift up to 35 lbs


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.