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Please send a completed application (found below), cover letter, resume, professional references and any additional supporting documentation to:

Catherine James
Chief Executive Officer Alzheimer's Association, Central New York Chapter
441 W. Kirkpatrick St.
Syracuse, NY 13204

You may also email these documents to cny-info@alz.org as Microsoft Word or PDF attachments only.

The Chapter is an equal opportunity employer. PLEASE no phone calls!

Downloadable Employment Application [Word Document]

Chapter Employment Opportunities
Current Job Openings

View: Associate Program Director
View: Walk to End Alzheimer's Manager
View: Constituent Services Coordinator


Associate Program Director

Summary: This position provides leadership and direction for the development, implementation and evaluation of Alzheimer's Association programs and services in Central New York. The individual works independently to carry out the strategic program tactics in the Central New York region.
Classification: Exempt. Office hours Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. plus weekend or evening hours, as necessary.
Position Location: Syracuse, NY


  • Actively participate in the chapter's Programs and Services Team to ensure effective execution and completion of strategic goals, objectives and program work plans.
  • Plan, execute, document and evaluate all core services in the chapter’s coverage area. Exercises discretion to execute the Program Department strategic goals.
  • Successfully demonstrate and independently carries out the delivery of the chapter’s core services as determined by the Portfolio of Common Programs and chapter work plans. Core services include, but are not limited to, helpline, care consultation, support groups, caregiver education, professional training, and outreach.
  • Work intensively with the Development Department to create and support a cultivation plan for constituents and companies, providing education and awareness around Alzheimer’s disease and Alzheimer’s Association services.
  • Represent and assist the Association at public events, conferences, workshops and media and advocacy events.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with related health care and social service providers.
  • Assist in the recruitment and supervision of interns, volunteers and advocates as appropriate. Acts independently in supervising the work of volunteers and interns assigned to achieve program goals. Reports any concerns and feedback to the Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Document and report all progress via methods established by the Chief Program Officer.
  • Develop and implement strategies to market Chapter services and programs.
  • Inform Chief Program Officer and appropriate chapter staff of emerging issues about potential funders and programmatic opportunities.
  • Keep informed of current disease information, current initiatives of the chapter and national offices via online technology, journals and other sources provided.
  • Assure compliance with all Association policies, procedures, Standards and applicable regulatory and grant requirements; promote Association-wide programs and initiatives.


  • Bachelor’s degree required in human services, gerontology, social work or a related field; Master’s degree preferred.
  • 2 years of experience working with individuals and families.
  • 2 years of leadership experience in program administration including needs assessment, program development, delivery, management and evaluation.
  • 1 year experience supervising volunteers or interns.
  • Knowledge of applicable healthcare delivery systems and issues such as: Medicare, Medicaid, managed care, HMOs, long term care insurance, etc.
  • Bilingual (English & Spanish) candidates preferred.
  • Must have a clean NYS driver's license, access to a vehicle, and availability to travel throughout coverage area.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Excel, and Power Point.

Walk to End Alzheimer's Manager

Summary: This position will manage development and implementation of Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. Responsible for increasing revenue via creation, implementation and execution of fundraising events, donor cultivation, relationship management, volunteer recruitment and supervision.
Classification: Exempt. Office hours Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. plus weekend or evening hours, as necessary.
Position Location: Syracuse, NY


  • Responsible for achieving established revenue targets and maintaining expense budgets for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s events assigned with direct accountability for goals set forth in the annual budget.
  • Develop and follow a comprehensive development plan for Walk to End Alzheimer’s events including budgets, timelines, team recruitment and retention strategies, volunteer committee development, marketing/PR and logistics.
  • Develop community contacts to recruit high level volunteer leadership on the Walk to End Alzheimer’s planning committee and garner community support.
  • Responsible for ensuring the Walk to End Alzheimer’s has high-level leadership volunteers in place. Train, coach and develop Walk leadership volunteers to reach goals.
  • Through volunteer networks, prospect, cultivate and steward Walk to End Alzheimer’s teams, sponsors and walkers to achieve the Chapter’s development goals.
  • Ensure Walk volunteer committees are recruited, trained and developed on the established Walk to End Alzheimer’s timeline and utilizing best practices, resulting in the attainment of income and team goals.
  • Ensure smooth integration of National Association and Chapter best practices, standards and guidelines.
  • Work with the volunteer planning committee to organize outreach activities that promote the Alzheimer’s Association mission and services, including community presentations and corporate engagement opportunities.
  • Maintain relationships with key corporate sponsors year-round and insure involvement in all relevant chapter activities and recognition opportunities.
  • Work to develop a new network of high level contacts for the chapter and form new corporate alliances and partnerships.
  • Act as primary logistics contact for assigned Walks including he management and maintenance of usage agreements and permits.
  • Ensure timely, efficient and accurate data entry process and donation processing
  • Manage the Walk websites and all related setup, reports and information
  • Promote employee education sessions in local corporations in the community to generate awareness for our cause; to reach out to others; to give back to the corporate sector; and to open new doors for sponsorship opportunities.
  • Assure compliance with Alzheimer’s Association policies, standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Must abide by the ethical standards approved by the Alzheimer’s Association, Better Business Bureau and Association of Fundraising Professionals.
  • Other assignments as requested by the Chief Development Director.


  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • 3-5 years demonstrated ability to recruit, motivate and coach volunteers in a fundraising environment preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to form and develop corporate relationships and partnerships
  • Demonstrated success in the development and promotion of fundraising events or similar programs
  • Ability to sell the Chapter’s programs and events to a variety of audiences, including corporate management, individual participants and volunteers
  • Demonstrated success in the development and implementation of Chapter-wide or multi-state events preferred

Constituent Services Coordinator

Summary: Increasing revenue via management of signature and third-party events, and coordinate donor recognition program.
Classification: Non-Exempt. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with occasional weekends.
Position Location: Syracuse, N.Y.


  • Manage, grow and evaluate activities related to The Longest Day, including but not limited to:
    • In conjunction with volunteer coordinator, create, staff and monitor volunteer event committees in accordance with national implementation plan
      • Record, prepare and distribute minutes of the committees
      • Create and evaluate fundraising and recruitment benchmarks for use by volunteer committee
      • Coach committee and team captains to maximize revenue
    • Work with Chief Communications Officer to maximize media opportunities in each region
    • Ensure compliance with standards established by the Central New York Chapter and national Alzheimer’s Association
  • Coordinate Chapter third-party events programs, including but not limited to:
    • Distribute, receive and organize third-party agreements
    • Ensure that events receive agreed upon resources from the Chapter
    • Represent the Chapter at events, as requested
  • Assist the Walk Manager(s) with the execution of activities related to Walk to End Alzheimer’s, including but not limited to:
    • Provide logistical support prior to, during, and following the event Ensuring cost effective use of resources
    • Securing event sponsors (corporate and private)
    • Ensuring sponsor benefits are received
  • Assist in planning and organizing donor cultivation, solicitation and recognition activities. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    • Developing strategies for the continued identification of new individual and corporate annual giving prospects. Responsible for implementing strategies in a timely and professional manner in coordination with the Chief Development Officer.
    • Relationship management of constituents to continue expansion of our solid and diverse donor base.
    • Identifying individual and corporate prospects. Researching prospects using various research tools. Assist in making introductions/appointments for the Chief Development Officer.
  • Manage the Chapter’s donor recognition and relations program
    • Work with the Chief Development Officer to properly acknowledge all gifts. Coordinate gift intake, complete gift input into Constituent Database and prepare donor acknowledgement letters for the signature of appropriate staff member. Provide gift reports to appropriate staff.
    • Maintain current and accurate Chapter database. Provide training to appropriate staff on Constituent Database Software. Input all new constituents into Constituent Database as needed and update any corrections or deletions to the system as appropriate. Accurately code all prospects (individual and corporate) and constituents. Coordinate quarterly New Change of Address (NCOA) maintenance.
    • Provide finance department details of online credit card gifts
    • Maintain appropriate files related to donor program
    • Coordinate Matching Gift program for the chapter including processing matching gift requests, tracking status and inputting accuracy once gift arrives.
    • Provide analysis of campaigns, events as necessary. Assist in donor cultivation and moves management.
  • Attend all appropriate meetings, including full staff meetings or any other meetings deemed necessary by the CEO or Chief Development Officer.
  • Represent the Association at public events, conferences, workshops and other networking events.
  • Must abide by the ethical standards approved by the Alzheimer’s Association, Better Business Bureau and Association of Fundraising Professionals.
  • Provide training as necessary to staff and volunteers on The Raiser’s Edge and other functional areas.
  • Provide assistance to the programmatic team including pulling historical data for reporting and analysis and creating mailing lists using Personify and Raiser’s Edge.
  • Assure compliance with all Association policies, procedures, standards and applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Other duties as directed.


  • The Constituent Services Coordinator must have a high school diploma or equivalent, college preferred. Fundraising experience a plus. Other attributes needed are:
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • The ability to meet deadlines and work effectively with volunteers, community leaders, friends and Association administration
  • Enthusiasm to represent the Alzheimer’s Association effectively to all constituents
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and constituent relationship management systems (The Raiser’s Edge and/or Convio Luminate Online) preferred
  • Must have a clean NYS driver’s license, access to a vehicle, and availability to travel throughout coverage area.




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