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Executive Director

Job Location

Totowa, NJ

General Summary

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.

We warmly invite qualified applicants to consider this one of a kind opportunity to make a life changing impact on the millions suffering from the disease, their caregivers, and those that may be diagnosed with the disease in the future.  Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website to find out more about who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work the last six years in a row.

The Executive Director (ED), supporting the Greater New Jersey area, 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.

General Summary:

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 National Office located in Chicago, Illinois, and the Public Policy team in Washington, D.C.   

The position will be located currently in Totowa, in Passaic County Northern New Jersey and will report to the Regional Leader. 

Essential Job Functions

  • Serve as the senior leader and primary spokesperson for the chapter.
  • Ensure ongoing local program and support group excellence, conduct program evaluation and maintain superior delivery. 
  • Expand revenue generation and fundraising activities to support existing program operations; use external relationships, including community leaders, to garner new opportunities. 
  • Lead volunteer recruitment to ensure appropriate resources are in place to achieve the chapter's goals and objectives are met and/or exceeded.
  • Develop and maintain a high-impact Board of Community Leaders to have an outward interface with the Corporate, Social, Policy, Philanthropic and Medical communities within Greater New Jersey area. Lead the Board in contributing to efforts to impact fundraising, program delivery, securing of major and planned gifts, and raising the overall profile and brand visibility of the Alzheimer's Association in the community. 
  • Build and coach a staff of leaders to support the chapter's annual initiatives. 
  • Lead revenue opportunities including Walk to End Alzheimer's, The Longest Day, third party events and other Association events. 
  • Oversee advocacy efforts through recruitment of advocates and ambassadors; Work in collaboration with neighboring chapters and other non-profit organizations to ensure city, State and Federal Public Policy initiatives benefit our constituents. 
  • Build relationships with local, State and Federal government as well as corporate partners and community organizations. 
  • Serve as the lead chapter staff for corporate relationships and development. 
  • Create and manage chapter budget, maintain financial records, and oversee daily office functions. 
  • Maintain other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

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 wide-spread support in the course of managing projects.
  • Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree preferred.
  • At least 10 years of senior, non-profit management experience; minimum 5 years of mass-market special event fundraising experience. 
  • Record of effectively and positively leading a regional or national non-profit 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 National offices, and national and international events, as required. Estimated travel is 20%.
  • Must possess valid driver's license, access to reliable vehicle and proof of automobile insurance.

  • by mail:
    Send resume to:
    Alzheimer's Association, Greater New Jersey
    3 Eves Drive
    Suite 310
    Marlton, NJ 08053

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and we appreciate your interest in the Alzheimer's Association.




Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.