Job Description


Position Summary:

The Executive Assistant to the Area Executive Leader provides direct, high-level executive support. This position requires the ability to provide executive support to a leader of 25 states and over 600 staff, with utmost professionalism, poise, tact and diplomacy.  The incumbent will have access to various kinds of sensitive information and must have a high commitment to confidentiality.

This is a full-time position reporting to Area Leader, East Area. Availability to work/be responsive to emergent needs outside traditional business hours, from time to time is required.


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

  • Manage all aspects of the Area Leaders calendar, including but not limited to arranging meetings, registration for external meetings and conferences, arranging, tracking and adjusting travel details and ensuring all expenses are appropriately accounted for.  Ensure the Area Leader and all relevant participants have materials and information required for meetings, including ensuring that any appropriate preparation with other members of staff has taken place prior to meeting. 
  • Communicate with, and arrange phone and in-person meetings with key stakeholders requiring travel and coordination in various domestic US locations. 
  • On behalf of the Area Leader, manage correspondence and communications, including reviewing and tracking key emails and ensuring response as appropriate (either by drafting on behalf of the Area Leader, ensuring their visibility and response, or sharing with others, working proactively with other partners to proactively track priority communications to field and home office partners).
  • On behalf of the Area Leader review and recommend for approval expenses for all direct reports, consistent with the Association’s policies. 
  • Serve as a conduit between Area and Home office; develops strong relationships with home office partners (training, HR, IT, finance, real estate, legal, contract management, etc.) to identify, implement, support and track best practices. Partner with home office associates to meet information requests, report issues and lead steps to resolution on items impacting the field. 
  • Manage projects related to Area/Region
  • Actively participate in trainings and communication with other administrative staff in the field and at the Home Office
  • Maintain and regularly update the Area Leader resources, including staff directory and contacts.
  • Coordinate with Conference Services departments and others as appropriate to arrange and communicate to participants details for meetings organized and hosted by the Area Leader.  As needed and requested, assist in meeting preparation and follow up, including but not limited to production and distribution of meeting materials and attendance tracking.  
  • In coordination with Finance and Accounting prepare and manage the Area Leader budget.
  • Assist in the management of HR processes, PTO requests, staff evaluations, etc.
  • Ensure the Area Leader receives standard reports and pulls report and data as needed, following up on items of concern, bringing those to the attention of the Area Leader
  • Additional support as required.



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 7 – 10 years of experience supporting an executive, and some project management experience is preferred.  


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Refined verbal and written communication skills; strong attention to detail
  • Ability to build strong relationships and to become a trusted resource
  • Computer literacy including Microsoft Office suite and Google applications; ability to type upwards of 50 wpm
  • Familiarity with booking domestic and international travel as well as expense reporting systems (we currently use Concur).
  • Ability to exercise discretion in verbal, written and in person interactions with other Association executives, staff
  • Ability to work outside traditional business hours as needed e.g. for emergent business and leading up to/during meetings
  • Ability to travel overnight 2-3 times per year
  • Strong commitment to confidentiality
  • Ability to make sound administrative decisions and judgements of sensitive, confidential issues.
  • Tolerance for stress, calmness under pressure and ability to prioritize and switch focus as needed 

Position Location: Remote


Position Grade: 6

Reports To: Area Leader

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. 

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


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