Job Description

The Associate Director, Alz BrainTrust, will play a vital role in the development and implementation of the multi-year funded Alz BrainTrust. Responsibilities will include providing day to day leadership in managing the initiative across three sites in three different states including 1) project coordination, 2) logistical and 3) operational support. This position will interact considerably with the chapter teams, research consultants, select external partners and cross pillar teams for collaboration across the Association. The successful applicant will ideally have knowledge of community-based participatory research to work in partnership with the research consultants and community leaders. This individual will also contribute to the provision of education and technical support to all three sites, and will lead the planning and conduct of external events. The successful candidate will represent the Association in collaborations related to BrainTrust. This position reports to the senior director, dei engagement and the Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer. The position is 100% remote with up to 25% travel.


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

  • Manage the implementation of BrainTrust across three sites working closely with chapters and research consultants
  • Provide technical and research assistance to the three sites as it relates to DEI community engagement
  • Collaborate across pillars to develop communications and tools needed for monitoring and illustrating progress
  • Manage logistics and communications associated with in-person and virtual events such as meetings, teleconferences and webinars.
  • Present on behalf of the DEI team at national conferences, meetings and select partnerships
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in public health or related field required; master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum 5-7 years of progressive, professional experience in the field
  • Multiple years of advancing health equity
  • Experience leading programs from design to implementation and evaluation
  • Experience building and cultivating partnerships in and with underserved communities
  • Experience managing teams representing different community groups and perspectives to achieve a common goal

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of community-based participatory research with experience in community engagement with underserved populations
  • Ability to translate concepts into pragmatic actions that can be implemented by others
  • Effective collaboration and communication skills (written and oral) are essential
  • Track record of effective project management, including managing teams
  • Detail oriented and highly organized with effective time management
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 25%

Title:  Associate Director, ALZ BrainTrust

Position Location: Hybrid at Home Office Chicago, IL or Remote US

Full time based on 37.5 hours per week

Position Grade: 508 Exempt (Estimated Annual Salary $70,000 - $80,000)

Reports To: Senior Director, DEI Engagement

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 1,900 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 develop the disease in the future. Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website to explore who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work for the last twelve years in a row.

At the Alzheimer's Association®, we believe that diverse perspectives are critical to achieving health equity - meaning that all communities have a fair and just opportunity for early diagnosis and access to risk reduction and quality care. The Association is committed to engaging underrepresented and underserved communities and responding with resources and education to address the disproportionate impact of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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, long term care insurance, tuition reimbursement, generous Paid Time Off, 12 annual holidays and Paid Family Leave, as well as an annual Cultural & Heritage Day and Volunteer Day of their choosing. They are also eligible for our gold standard 401(k) retirement plan.

Full time employees (37.5 hours/week), will enjoy all of the above plus an annual School Visitation Day and an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing.

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