Vice President, Programs

Alzheimer's Association

Job Description


Full Job Description

The VP Programs provides leadership to expand the Alzheimer’s Association’s program delivery and growth strategy to reach more people with volunteer-delivered programs, especially in new, underrepresented and rural communities. The position is responsible to ensure staff, volunteers and community partners are aligned in delivering programs that are culturally appropriate and reach all communities while adhering to Association’s programs and brand standards. Position is measured through successful completion of Strategic Implementation Plan KPI, growth goals and benchmarks.



  • Develop & implement a data-informed, community impact approach for designated National Capital Area Chapter area to identify key markets of opportunity and expand reach in each strategic geography or population.
  • Aligns community needs with Association programs to achieve Care & Support goals and program performance metrics, support enterprise goals, and to further our impact in mission programs and services. Ensure ongoing community assessments and implementation of community impact plans in each market of opportunity.
  • Works with community networks serving underserved communities and links local and national partners to Association’s DEI initiatives to address health disparities and barriers to Care & Support.
  • Delivers on established program reach strategy by developing and managing a prioritized portfolio of community partners. Proactively oversees program team’s account planning processes and is responsible for delivering on the most effective and appropriate community growth strategies. Serves as the relationship coordinator for key, high-impact, chapter-wide portfolio accounts.
  • Develops appropriate volunteer recruitment, engagement and impact measurement to advance program delivery, with specific emphasis on expanding volunteer recruitment, engagement and impact in rural and underrepresented communities. Ensures an adequate number of active volunteers are recruited to meet program needs through a comprehensive recruitment plan that leverages technology, tools and staff across all functions. Provides technical assistance, mentorship and support to Program Volunteers on the integration of Association’s programs into their communities.
  • Ensures the program team uses a relationship sales approach to create urgency for our cause in the community and engage volunteers and community partners. Build a full-mission value proposition to support Alzheimer’s Association campaigns such as quality care, fundraising and advocacy efforts throughout designated communities. Strategically coordinates and aligns with other functional teams and their accounts to achieve high impact mission and income opportunities which support enterprise goals.
  • Model and foster behavior that contributes to a culture that values the staff/volunteer partnership and is consistent with the values, goals, and cultural beliefs of the Association. Assess staff skill and provide support to develop competence & confidence in community engagement activities.
  • Manages team to ensure timely and accurate reporting of program, community impact and volunteer performance data as well as grant-funded projects (where applicable) to achieve Association objectives, in accordance with enterprise grant policies and protocols.


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES (should relate to the essential duties & responsibilities):

  • Proven success cultivating community partnerships to create a sense of urgency related to awareness of Alzheimer’s and dementia as a major health problem. Ability to motivate & lead a volunteer and staff team to action in prevention and early detection, and influence strategies and techniques.
  • Demonstrated success recruiting and managing a team of staff and volunteers with mission, program delivery and community engagement experience.
  • Ability to understand and work within a complex organizational structure.
  • Strong experience with community-based program planning and implementation.
  • Knowledge of product marketing/sales concepts.
  • Outcome driven with ability to respond to changing circumstances and priorities.
  • Able to manage and motivate diverse groups and individuals and work successfully as a leader in a team environment.
  • Ability to represent the Association effectively and professionally to community partners and community leaders, including working with disparate populations and diverse constituents.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated success collaborating with staff account teams to develop appropriate plans for constituents.
  • Strong market, community and constituent perspective.
  • Broad knowledge of the overall structure, programs, and services of the Alzheimer’s Association including policies and procedures.
  • Remains composed under stress, handles responses to criticism tactfully and delivers on organizational commitments.
  • Ability to analyze and integrate information from relevant sources.
  • Strong strategic planning skills.



  • Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent experience; Seven years of experience in program, volunteer and/or team management. Experience in community health and community volunteer mobilization a plus.



  • Knowledge of program outcome-based interventions, educational processes and evaluations.
  • Strong knowledge of health status data statistics and analysis, chronic disease tracking, and reading and interpreting dementia statistics.
  • Experience with / knowledge of relationship selling techniques
  • Strong knowledge of long term care organizations
  • Maintains general knowledge of science and evidenced based best practices through monitoring current research and practices, attending trainings, and participating in enterprise and regional meetings.



  • Travel, including evening and weekend work required.


JOB TITLE: Vice President Programs

REPORTS TO: Chapter Executive/Regional Leader


STATUS: Full-Time

GRADE: 410

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $90,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • McLean, VA 22102: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


  • DEI Initiatives: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Outcome Based Interventions: 3 years (Required)
  • Long term care: 3 years (Required)
  • Volunteer management: 7 years (Required)
  • Relationship Sales: 5 years (Required)


  • Driver's License (Required)

Willingness to travel:

  • 25% (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

  • Health insurance

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