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Regional Director - Kern/Tulare Counties

Job Location

Bakersfield, CA

General Summary

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.


We warmly invite qualified applicants to consider this opportunity to make a life changing impact on the millions suffering from the disease, their care givers, 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 seven years in a row.

In collaboration with the California Southland Executive Director and other staff, the Regional Director will organize, plan, staff and direct the operation of revenue generation, program activities, mass market events, and Advisory Board in the Kern and Tulare county region. The Regional Director will monitor and evaluate program and development activities to ensure best practices are utilized and strategic plans are fully executed within the local community in order to achieve the goals of the Chapter.

Essential Job Functions

  • Develop and implement objectives and goals aimed at the effective delivery of regional programs and services, including mass market and other special events, revenue generation, communications, marketing, advocacy, public policy and community mobilization activities.
  • Ensure the effective planning and implementation of key fundraising events including the Walk to End Alzheimer's, The Longest Day, RivALZ and other chapter events.
  • Provide volunteer leadership to ensure successful programs and events, including identifying, recruiting and cultivating volunteers to participate and lead support groups, educational programs and signature events.
  • Provide sound fiscal management for the Kern/Tulare County office, including monitoring the income and expense budgets, providing monthly financial reports and evaluating income performance.
  • In collaboration with other key staff, identify, cultivate and steward current and prospective major gifts donors and develop an annual fundraising plan.
  • Provide leadership, supervision, and mentoring to Chapter staff and volunteers, including promoting an environment of transparency, inclusion and teamwork.
  • Develop and maintain a local Advisory Board to support the Alzheimer's Association's mission in Kern/Tulare Counties.

Minimum Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree
  • A minimum of five years of related experience in nonprofit management, volunteer engagement, fundraising, program implementation and community engagement
  • A minimum of five years of experience supervising staff, including at least three years of experience managing and mentoring staff in volunteer management
  • Knowledge of voluntary health agency administration including program management, community organization, fundraising and marketing
  • Ability to apply effective management principles and practices to the interviewing, supervising, training, appraising and motivating of staff
  • Ability to lead, guide and inspire staff and volunteers to achieve goals and objectives while demonstrating and promoting open communication, transparency and teamwork
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to present in large and small groups
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, negotiation and strategic thinking skills
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed
  • Ability to travel locally, regionally and nationally as needed to perform job duties
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and other software and databases
  • Access to a reliable vehicle, a valid driver's license and proof of automobile insurance
  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs


  • by mail:
    Send resume to:
    Alzheimer's Association, California Southland
    9606 S. Santa Monica Blvd.
    Suite 200
    Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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.