Chief Health Product Development Officer
The Alzheimer’s Association leads 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.
About the Position
The Alzheimer’s Association’s Chief Mission/Health Product Development Officer leads an emerging product development and design team. Mission Engagement, a division within the Alzheimer’s Association, will contribute to the Alzheimer’s Association’s success with a focus on leading new product development from initial concept through research and design to product launch that aligns with the Association’s overall strategy of providing key constituencies of the Alzheimer’s Association - including but not limited to individuals currently living with dementia and their care partners, researchers, healthcare systems, clinicians, long-term care providers, and other new audiences and stakeholders - with products and resources to meet their needs. The Mission Engagement Division is charged with working collaboratively with the Association’s strategic content experts across our full organization and mission to formulate insight-driven products, utilizing traditional and new channels, expanding the audiences we reach, and increasing the Association’s footprint and impact. Under the leadership of the Chief Mission Product Development Officer, the team brings product ideas from the concept stage to scalable implementation making a tangible difference in the lives of those living with or facing Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
This is a full time position reporting to the Chief Mission and Field Operations Officer and is a member of the executive staff team. The candidate may be located in any major city within the US.
Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Lead the strategic direction of the Alzheimer’s Association’s product development and design team that is accountable for delivery of new mission-related product initiatives from concept to launch to scalable implementation.
- Drive market awareness, industry insights and trend identification for potential new and/or enhanced programmatic and research offerings that will expand the organization’s reach and engagement with key audiences.
- In concert with strategic content leaders, develop new growth opportunities that identify, prioritize, launch and drive new programs, services and business models, including viable models of reach and engagement strategies, to optimize mission delivery for the Association.
- Deliver products focused on mission priorities with scalable approaches and methodologies that drive continuous performance and optimization with a focus on service excellence and product financial performance.
- Provide ongoing measurement, analysis and evaluation of new product initiatives including evaluating market trends, product industry, competitor strategies and product positioning and pricing.
- Set the tone for a collaborative environment that values stakeholders’ insights.
- Recruit, train and motivate staff team, to include ongoing performance management and staff development.
Experience & General Requirements
- 8-10 years of experience in business administration, product leadership, marketing and analysis and reporting.
- Strong experience in grasping a sophisticated landscape and leading teams in building, executing and scaling new products that are meaningful for new and/or expanded audiences.
- Operational experience with early stage design, development and rapid iteration in a complex landscape.
- Experience in start-up, execution and evaluation of programs, including design, budget development, business planning and evaluation.
- Experience managing a high-performance team in a collaborative environment that values inclusive behaviors.
- Experience in incubating products, including new revenue opportunities.
- Experience building relationships and coalitions with various external stakeholders.
- Availability to work evenings and weekends as needed, and to travel nationally and internationally as required. Estimated travel 20 - 25%, depending on home base. Must possess a valid passport.
- Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills with strong influencing and collaboration capabilities.
- Strong business acumen to identify revenue opportunities with analytical skills and ability to think strategically and creatively.
- Ability to partner with a wide range of stakeholders to bring the best and most innovative ideas forward for consideration.
- Superior written and verbal communication skills including public speaking and the ability to represent the association in high profile public settings.
- Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and create an inclusive environment.
- A demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit, with the ability to create the new approaches and offerings our constituents will need and the acumen to oversee and drive measurably successful outcomes that match the scale of the dementia epidemic.
- Ability to make creative use of available resources and proactively develop new ones. Superior multi-tasking abilities, with ability to move seamlessly between environments and activities. Broad business perspective necessary, to successfully align communications strategies with organizational imperatives.
- Ability to integrate content with other divisions and departments within the Association and with leaders and organizations outside the Alzheimer's Association.
- Proven ability to effectively lead, coach, and develop staff, as well as manage budget.
- Knowledge of the healthcare landscape is a plus.
- Alignment with the Alzheimer’s Association’s core values.
Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in a business, finance, marketing or other relevant academic discipline or any combination of education and experience providing the types and levels of knowledge, skills, and abilities required by the job.
About the Alzheimer’s Association
To achieve its mission even more swiftly, and to expand the depth, breadth and pace of the entire Alzheimer’s movement, the Alzheimer’s Association® has committed to enhancing and strengthening its position as the leader in Alzheimer’s disease advocacy, research and support, to reach more people in need, to increase quality care and to speed research advances. In July 2028, the Association begins began its new three-year strategic plan, the first part of an endeavor to realize a bold, ten-year vision for research, care and support grounded in the principles of community and partnerships with reach that goes beyond what the Association it can achieve just on its own on behalf of all constituents the Association aims to serve.
As the recognized global convener in Alzheimer’s research, In research, the Alzheimer’s Association® envisions contributing that over the next ten years it will contribute to research breakthroughs that are life-changing for people with Alzheimer’s disease, by driving the international research agenda leads and accelerates research worldwide to advance risk reduction, earlier detection and more effective treatments to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia.. This includes expanding accessibility, inclusion and funding opportunities throughout research and clinical communities, driving engagement in all communities by increasing understanding, trust and urgency of research, and increasing the Association’s own investment in research.
The Alzheimer’s Association engages with communities on national, state and local levels to ensure access to quality care and support for everyone affected by Alzheimer’s and all other dementia. Consistent with the FY23-25 strategic plan, the Association aims to increase the reach of programs and initiatives that address the unique needs of individuals living with the disease, caregivers and communities through direct service, volunteer delivery, community engagement and partnerships and increase equitable access to early and accurate diagnosis, treatment, risk reduction and quality care through health systems, health care payers, and long-term care and community-based resources. visualizes that in care and support, it will contribute to a dramatic increase in the accurate and timely diagnosis of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, as well as a significant increase in the proportion of people with dementia and their caregivers who receive affordable, high-quality care and support.
The Alzheimer’s Association® is working in the following six strategic areas that are decidedly interdependent in order to realize its ten-year vision and to fulfill its mission and ultimate vision of A World Without Alzheimer’s and All Other Dementia®:
- Accelerate Research
- Enhance Care and Support
- Increase Concern and Awareness
- Strengthen Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- Advance Public Policy
- Grow Revenue in Support of the Mission
Progress on strategic objectives in each area will be achieved through priority activities and guided by core values forged by a commitment to the highest ethical standards. To realize its vision, the Alzheimer’s Association® will use three critical levers - increasing revenue, advancing public policy and growing concern and awareness - to their fullest potential while striving to be a leading organization in diversity, equity and inclusion where staff, volunteers and constituents are empowered to share their voices and perspectives to create an environment of inclusion, growth, positivity, belonging and change.
Core Values within the Association
Community - We mobilize all people and all organizations to inspire a shared passion and dedication to grow reach and impact for the cause.
Inclusivity - We collaborate, listen, and engage diverse points of view, working together to produce the best outcomes.
Accountability - We embrace the responsibility of achieving our goals and expect results from ourselves and others, knowing that we are building momentum to advance our cause.
Agility - We are catalysts for advancement of the cause, working together to adapt to and proactively lead change while seizing opportunities for progress and transformation.
Integrity - We take personal responsibility to act ethically with honesty, transparency, and compassion.
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.
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.