Job Description


Job Title: Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Location: San Jose, California 

Work Hours: Full-time (based on a 37.5 hour work week)

Grade: 410

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 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 purpose of this role is to increase the Association’s capacity to advance Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. This position reports to the Executive Director with active collaboration with senior leadership. The Director of DEI is responsible for leading and mentoring the adoption of the Association’s DEI priorities across all pillars, building collaborative and strategic organizational partnerships, and 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 DEI Committee around the National DEI Strategic Framework on a regional and Chapter level 
  • Partner across the pillars to resource, implement and evaluate the Chapter-level DEI strategies
  • Represent the Alzheimer’s Association externally in media and community workgroups to inform and advance our work in diversity, equity and inclusion. 
  • Lead a team of DEI staff to engage underrepresented communities across the full mission aligned with the DEI pillar of the strategic plan.
  • Provide leadership on the regional DEI Council to assess and implement organizational change in advancing diversity of thought towards a more inclusive chapter/region.
  • Cultivate existing and new community partners to engage in Alzheimer’s Association strategic priorities. 
  • Analyze service data to identify gaps in mission delivery within diverse communities
  • Provide oversight of grant funded key initiatives that reach underserved populations 
  • Manage the department budget, goals and objectives.


  • 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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Demonstrated experience working with, and building partnerships with, diverse individuals, organizations and communities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse workforce and provide leadership in organizational change
  • Demonstrated experience building rapport/trust, assessing needs and articulating a value proposition.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with others to reach mutually agreeable outcomes
  • Excellent presentation and training skills including the ability to engage audiences with credibility. 
  • 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
  • Proficiency in speaking and writing the English language
  • Excellent communication, organizational, interpersonal and computer skills
  • Self-starter, willing to take the initiative
  • Experience working with diverse communities and demonstrate inclusion
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings
  • Ability to travel across chapter territory and fly to national meetings 
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and good driving record

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 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 an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing, plus Caregiver Leave.

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.  As part of our mission to broaden our diversity we encourage minority candidates to apply.

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