Job Description


Job Title: Affirmative Action Coordinator-Home Office

Location: Chicago, IL

Work Hours: Part-time (based on a 30 hour work week)

Grade: 8

Reports To: Vice President, Human Resources


Who We Are:

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia - by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

At the Alzheimer’s Association, our employees are at the core of all we do. Our network of more than 1,700 employees across the United States makes a difference each and every day for those impacted by Alzheimer’s and those at risk for the disease.

We warmly invite qualified applicants to consider this opportunity to make a life changing impact on the millions living with Alzheimer’s, 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 eleven years in a row.  

Position Summary:

The Affirmative Action Coordinator develops and administers the affirmative action plan through management's directives ensuring compliance with government legislation. He/she will provide data analysis and audit support for affirmative action/EEO programs.


Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Mine data and update the Association affirmative action plan.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the plan.
  • Develop and maintain the required documentation for recruitment and talent acquisition related activities.
  • Identify and resolve problems related to EEO/AA data, initiatives and processes.
  • Serve as a liaison between the Association and local organizations for minorities, women and persons with disabilities, community action groups, and community service programs.
  • Work closely with internal functional areas that contribute to the annual AAP planning and data.
  • Compile and analyze data to identify trends, themes and opportunities related to affirmative action plan.
  • Ensure Association compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and related legislation that affects workers with disabilities.
  • Work closely with the Association on action planning, goal attainment and   evaluation of Association affirmative action plans at prescribed intervals.
  • Stay abreast of new legislation and interpretations of existing legislation-and regulations.  


  • Associate’s degree required
  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • A minimum of four to five years of experience with affirmative action/equal employment opportunity programs related to development of policies and practices and data analysis
  • Prior HR experience 2 yrs
  • Prior experience with Human Resources Information System(s)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to understand the components of an affirmative action plan and preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and Office Suite (MS Word & Excel) and strong analytical and problem solving skills-heavy computer use.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills with ability to work harmoniously and effectively with others
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Ability to lift up to 40lbs
  • Ability to push/pull up to 60lbs

Employees working 24 hours/week or more are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, flex accounts, short and long-term disability, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, generous PTO as well as an annual Cultural & Heritage Day of their choosing , Caregiver Leave, Volunteer and School Visitation time off, paid holidays and a gold standard 401(k) retirement plan. 

The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides consideration for an employment relationship without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, genetic predisposition, national origin, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.


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