Job Description

Be part of the movement to end Alzheimer’s!


Right now, millions of Americans are facing the devastation of Alzheimer’s. This disease is robbing us of our finances, our families and our futures - but at the Alzheimer’s Association, we’re relentlessly working to change that by addressing the challenges in front of us with speed and without limitations or boundaries. With our network of more than 70 chapters across the country, we’re advancing world-class research, ensuring access to gold-standard care and support, and hiring talented, mission-driven people who make it all happen.


The Alzheimer’s Association has been ranked as one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For by The Nonprofit Times nine years in a row, recognizing our leadership, competitive compensation and benefits, flexibility and mission-driven atmosphere.
The Role


We warmly invite qualified applicants to consider this one of a kind opportunity to make a life changing impact on the millions suffering from the disease, their caregivers, and those that may be diagnosed with the disease in the future. The Executive Director has overall strategic and operational responsibility for the Maine Chapter staff, revenue generation, programs, growth, and delivery of the Association’s mission. The Executive Director is an essential partner in the Association’s strategic plan to support millions of people living with the disease and their families, 28,000 in Maine, while accelerating research progress to change the trajectory of Alzheimer’s disease.
The Executive Director is responsible for effective management of the Chapter’s operations, supporting fundraising operations, raising in excess of $1 million annually, managing the Chapter’s budget as well as the eight staff, board of directors and hundreds of volunteers driving the Alzheimer’s Association mission forward in Maine. The Executive Director will work in collaboration with other Chapters in New England as well as senior staff from the National Office located in Chicago, and the Public Policy team in D.C.
Location & Reporting Relationship


The position is located in the Maine Chapter offices in Scarborough and reports to the New England ("Region 11") Regional leader.




* Lead revenue opportunities including Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, The Longest Day®, other relationship events, individual giving and foundations


* Ensure ongoing local programming excellence supporting Maine families living with Alzheimer’s and driving quality care in the state


* Build relationships with local, state and Federal government as well as corporate partners and community organizations.


* Support public policy priorities on the state and federal level, engaging volunteer advocates.


* Build and coach a team of staff and volunteer leaders to support the Chapter’s strategic plan.


* Engage constituents from diverse communities in Maine.


* Actively engage staff and volunteers in development efforts


* Oversee planning and delivery of all Chapter programs, including delivery of educational programs, support groups, early stage initiatives, engaging health care systems and advancing quality dementia care


* Support mission activities of advancing research and expanding concern and awareness


* Create and manage Chapter budget, maintain financial records, and oversee daily office functions.


* Serve as a primary spokesperson for the Chapter.


Required Knowledge and Experience


* Proven experience leading a medium or large non-profit, preferably a Voluntary Health Association ("VHA"), with prior achievement of growth in mission-driven activities, with a strong focus on revenue generation


* Solid history of recruiting, developing and retaining staff and influential volunteers, building alignment and achieving goals around strategic priorities


* Mass market event fundraising experience strongly preferred, with additional fundraising experience a plus


* Effective communicator and experience as a community spokesperson.


* Experience interpreting data analytics, monitoring results, taking corrective actions, and creating productivity enhancements


* Experience working in diverse communities


* Superior management skills with ability to troubleshoot and resolve differences. Ability to gain wide-spread support in the course of managing projects


* Proven ability to lead implementation across a spectrum of cross-functional initiatives.


* Excellent verbal, written, and organizational skills, commitment to confidentiality, ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in dealing with constituents, volunteers and staff


* Statewide or regional experience a plus




* Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred.


* 10 years of senior level non-profit management experience; minimum 5 years of mass-market special event or comparable fundraising experience.


* Record of effectively and positively leading a regional or national non-profit organization.


* Commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation.


* Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget.


* Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.


* Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.


* Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.


* Excellent computer skills and analytical savvy to build, review, and analyze data. Proficiency in MS Office and Google applications.


* Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to planning.


* Detail oriented, adaptable, organized and able to successfully manage multiple projects and tasks.


* Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.* Ability and willingness to travel frequently across Chapter territories. Occasional travel to National offices, and national and international events may also be required. Must possess valid driver’s license, access to reliable transportation and proof of automobile insurance. Estimated overnight travel is 15-20%. 


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