Director, Scientific Programs and Outreach


The Alzheimer's Association


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The Alzheimer's 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 No. 1 large Best Nonprofit to Work For in the NonProfit Times Best Nonprofit Organizations to Work for 2011 and 2012.

The Alzheimer's Association is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic, and successful scientist to serve as director of scientific programs and outreach. This key role will provide operational and scientific leadership targeting association events and initiatives and programs such as Alzheimer's Association TrialMatch™ , Alzheimer's & Dementia, The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association, the Alzheimer's Association International Conference, the International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment, Facts and Figures, while assisting the vice president in strategic tasks as requested to achieve the science agenda of the Alzheimer's Association.

Specific responsibilities include: managing the daily operations of the Alzheimer's Association TrialMatch™ program and working closely with the programs department; providing scientific leadership and management of Alzheimer's & Dementia, the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association; translating and directing the understanding of external audiences to the current and future challenges of Alzheimer's science, and supporting the vice president in the daily operations of AAIC and ISTAART by working closely with the conference services and membership/society departments.


Interested candidates who meet the following criteria are warmly invited to apply.

  • Outstanding ability to effectively communicate complicated science and research issues to various audiences, including laypersons and media in one-on-one and group settings ranging from 10 to 1,000 people.
  • Experience with hospital and/or clinical populations related to Alzheimer's disease or dementia.
  • Direct experience in conducting Alzheimer's disease research, preferably clinical in nature.
  • Proficient at managing complex relationships with external and internal stakeholders and assisting in cultivation of collaborations for the advancement of the association's mission and science program initiatives.
  • Knowledge of creating and leading programs designed for clinical or social/behavioral intervention.
  • Ability to provide leadership, coaching, and operational direction as appropriate to diverse staff.
  • Preferred experience with clinical trial recruitment in clinical setting.
  • Understanding of IRB, FDA, and HIPPA guidelines.
  • Experience analyzing clinical trial protocols to develop clinically appropriate communication tactics to support patient recruitment.

Minimum Requirements

  • Ph.D./M.D. in neuroscience-related area or social and behavioral science.
  • Exceptional communication skills to effectively convey information across technical/scientific/non-scientific audiences inclusive of written presentations.
  • Ability to translate scientific findings into applied processes.
  • Ability to present scientific information to non-technical audiences.
  • Experience managing technical/professional staff.
  • Experience writing/reading/analyzing scientific publications.