Alzheimer's Association

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Executive Director

at Alzheimer's Association

Posted: 10/22/2018
Job Reference #: 3072

Job Description

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.


Why join us? We have been recognized as a Best Nonprofit to Work For by the Nonprofit Times nine consecutive years.




The Executive Director(ED), West Texas, will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for the chapter’s staff, programs, growth, and delivery of the Association’s mission. The ED will be an essential partner in the Association’s strategic plan to support millions of people living with the disease and their families while accelerating research progress and change the trajectory of Alzheimer’s disease.

The ED will build strong working relationships with all of the Association’s administrative and functional leaders including the Senior Management Team. This leadership position will receive a foundation of support from the Home Office located in Chicago, and the Public Policy team in Washington, D.C. 


The position will be located in El Paso, TX. Travel is required (40%).


  • Ensure ongoing local programming excellence, conduct program evaluation and needs analysis to maintain superior delivery.
  • Build relationships with local, State and Federal government as well as corporate partners and community organizations.
  • Work in collaboration with neighboring chapters and other non-profit organizations to ensure City, State and Federal Public Policy initiatives benefit our constituents.
  • Lead revenue opportunities including Walk to End Alzheimer’s, The Longest Day, and other Association events.
  • Build and coach a staff of leaders to support the chapter’s annual initiatives.
  • Lead volunteer recruitment to ensure appropriate resources are in place to achieve the chapter’s goals and objectives.
  • Recruiting and leading a Chapter Leadership Board. 
  • Actively engage staff and volunteers in development efforts; plan and deliver all chapter programs, including delivery of educational programs, support groups and third party events.
  • Oversee advocacy efforts through recruitment of advocates and ambassadors; serve as the local point of contact for public policy issues and questions.
  • Expand local revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations; use external relationships, including community leaders, to garner new opportunities.
  • Create and manage chapter budget, maintain financial records, and oversee daily office functions.
  • Serve as the primary spokesperson for the chapter.

 Required Knowledge and Experience:

  • Proven experience leading a similar Voluntary Health Association (VHA) of size and scale, one with potential for significant growth.
  • Mass market special event fundraising experience required, with additional fundraising experience a plus.
  • Community mobilization and/or volunteer recruitment and management experience.
  • Effective communicator and experience as a community spokesperson.
  • Experience interpreting data analytics, monitoring results, taking corrective actions, and creating productivity enhancements.
  • History of identifying, recruiting, developing and retaining staff and volunteers, building alignment and achieving goals around the strategic priorities.
  • Proven ability to lead implementation across a spectrum of cross-functional initiatives.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and organizational skills
  • Superior management skills with ability to troubleshoot, resolve differences, and ability to gain widespread support in the course of managing projects.



  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred.
  • 5-7 years of senior, non-profit management experience; minimum 3-5 years of mass-market special event fundraising experience.
  • Record of effectively and positively leading an organization and staff.
  • Commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation.
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget.
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
  • Excellent computer skills and analytical savvy to build, review, and analyze data.
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to planning.
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
  • Detail oriented, adaptable, organized and able to successfully manage multiple projects and tasks.
  • Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.
  • Ability and willingness to travel across chapter territories, to the Home Office, and national and international events, as required.
  • Must possess valid driver’s license, good driving record, access to reliable vehicle and proof of automobile insurance.

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