University of Nebraska Medical Center

Director of Programs, Alzheimer’s Association of Nebraska

The Alzheimer’s Association’s 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. The Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. We are the largest private funder of Alzheimer research and the premier source of information and support for the more than 5 million Americans with Alzheimer’s disease and their 15 million families and caregivers. The Alzheimer’s Association was recently recognized as the #1 largest Best NonProfit to Work For in the NonProfit Times 50 Best Places to Work for 2011 – 2019.

The Director of Programs provides leadership and strategic direction for implementation, growth and quality of Alzheimer’s Association programs and services in the state of Nebraska. Measurable outcomes are increased utilization of Care & Support services and engagement with key decision makers in the community for greater reach, with an emphasis on volunteer delivery of programs, increased partnerships with healthcare systems and long term care communities and consistently high quality delivery of service volunteerism and diverse communities.




  • Lead the chapter’s Care & Support strategic initiatives, tactics and measures to increase the reach of care and support program and increase access to a timely diagnosis and quality care as established in the Strategic Implementation Plan.
  • Lead the development of a department plan to expand program reach with special attention to increasing participation among minority, high risk and underserved populations. Provide leadership for the delivery of all programs and services including planning, budgeting, program evaluation and adherence to program standards and reporting processes.
  • Implement a strategy to recruit, engage and manage volunteers to deliver Association education and support
  • Leads staff in the achievement of the Alzheimer’s Association’s objectives to improve ADRD diagnosis, disclosure, and care, through a consultative and collaborative approach to Health Systems that increases the uptake of effective clinical practices.
  • Works with other staff in chapters and the Home Office to strengthen the influence of the Alzheimer’s Association on ADRD diagnosis and care in Health Systems, including coordination on Alzheimer’s Association priorities in public health, policy, and research.
  • Develop new, sustainable community partnerships that advance the chapter mission, expand program reach and increase program delivery as per Strategic Plan goals.
  • Build strategic partnerships with community organizations, academic, public and private sector to advance the chapter mission and serve more clients across the territory.
  • Create a moves management process to develop relationships into partnerships supporting the full Alzheimer’s Association mission.
  • Lead staff in the cultivation of relationships with long term care organizations with an emphasis on the implementation of the Association’s Dementia Care Practice Recommendations.
  • Collaborate with the development team to create new funding streams for program expansion.




  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Public Administration, Health Care Management, Social Work or related field preferred or relevant experience
  • 5 years of progressive experience with program delivery and management; 3 years staff & volunteer management
  • Proven success in building and maintaining key relationships and meeting strategic objectives
  • Experience recruiting, engaging and managing high performing volunteers
  • Demonstrated success working with diverse populations, volunteers, staff to build and maintain successful teams
  • Understands relevant aspects of health systems operations, such as quality improvement, person-centered care, access to care, and payment and policy issues
  • Skilled in the cultivation of productive working relationships with decision-makers in health care organizations, community based organizations, and/or long-term care settings
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Excellent written and presentation skills; enjoys public speaking
  • Ability to work independently and in a team-oriented environment



View the job description and apply online here.