Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Work Hours: Full-time
Reports To: Executive Director
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 www.alz.org 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.
The purpose of this role is to increase the Association’s capacity to advance Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to the Associations priority diverse communities; This position reports to the Executive Director with active collaboration with senior leadership. The Director of D&I is responsible for; monitoring and mentoring the adoption of the Association’s D& I priorities across all pillars, building collaborative and strategic organizational partnerships, and recruiting/ engaging diverse community leaders and volunteers.
Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Align and mobilize the Senior Leadership Team, staff, Board, volunteers and D&I Committee around the National D&I Strategic Framework on a regional and Chapter level
- Partner across the pillars to resource, implement and evaluate the
Chapter-level D&I Strategic Action Plan (SAP).
- Regularly host and facilitate a Regional D&I call to convene the region around the advancement of D&I, including success stories, challenges, and emerging best practices.
- Provide support to Health Systems and Public Policy staff in development of priorities that support health equity and reflect the perspectives and priorities of diverse communities.
- Represent the Alzheimer’s Association externally in media and on councils/workgroups to inform and advance our D&I strategy/activities and to increase reach, access, and participation in care and support amongst communities disproportionately impacted by the disease.
- Participate in and contribute to the Board meetings and the Diversity & Inclusion Committee.
Community Partnership Development:
- Connect diverse constituents to the Alzheimer’s Association.
- Grow mission-driven partnerships with organizations serving diverse communities including, but not limited to: businesses, chambers, community-based organizations, faith communities, academic institutions, and social service organizations.
- Engage existing and new diverse community partners to understand
emerging priorities and unmet needs, and (re)assess areas of intersection with
Alzheimer’s Association strategic priorities.
- Implement a Volunteer Recruitment strategy to help increase reach to diverse communities, while also managing volunteers dedicated to diversity outreach.
- Identify Volunteer Community Leaders in diverse communities who can help increase reach.
- Work with all Association pillars to identify diverse volunteers who will support the Association’s efforts.
- Utilize the Volunteer Management System (VMS) to support volunteer growth and service delivery.
- Serve as a spokesperson, and engage diverse volunteers to represent the Association in radio and television interviews targeting priority communities.
- Analyze service data to identify gaps in mission delivery within diverse communities
- Build relationships and work collaboratively with local organizations in diverse communities to raise awareness and expand mission delivery.
- Coordinate the development and execution of Community Forums that include diverse audiences.
- Document work in a timely, consistent and thorough manner in databases as required (e.g. Personify, Moves Management) as required.
- Align with and practice fidelity to standard internal workflow, processes and procedures.
- Consistent, thorough and timely documentation
- Education: Bachelor degree in public health or related field. (Masters preferred)
- Five (5) years of senior leadership experience, including three (3) years of leadership experience in the area of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- Bilingual in Spanish/English
- Superior self-management skills, as independent initiative and ability to collaborate are essential
- Ability to build effective relationship networks (inside and outside the Association), including supporting others to work towards common objectives
- Effective verbal and written communication skills, reflecting an understanding of the appropriate use of communication technologies and an appreciation that each audience requires its own approach
- Excellent presentation and facilitation skills that reflect an understanding of different learning modalities, group process, and cultural diversity
- Deadline and detail oriented, adaptable and able to manage multiple projects and tasks
- Ability to work with diverse communities and demonstrate inclusion
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- High volume of public contact both individual and group
- An absolute commitment to confidentiality
- Ability to travel throughout Chapter territory and fly to regional and national meetings
- Ability to type on a keyboard
- Ability to work under pressure
- Must be able to lift or move 25 pounds
- Must be able to work a flexible schedule
- Must have reliable transportation, valid Driver’s License and proof of valid insurance
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.