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.
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 Greater Maryland area 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, including over 110,000 in Maryland, while accelerating research progress to change the trajectory of Alzheimer’s disease.
The Executive Director is responsible for effective management of the area’s operations, supporting fundraising events & initiatives (raising nearly $5 million annually), assisting the programs team and managing the budget. This position will provide guidance and strategic leadership to the staff, board of directors and hundreds of volunteers driving the Alzheimer’s Association mission forward in Maryland. The Executive Director will work in collaboration with other offices within the Greater MD, DC and VA territory to partner on strategic opportunities and overall community mobilization.
Location & Reporting Relationship
The position is located in Timonium & Hunt Valley, Maryland area and reports to the Regional Leader for MD, DC and VA.
Essential Job Functions
- Lead revenue opportunities including Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, The Longest Day®, Memory Ball, and other relationship events, individual giving and foundations.
- Ensure ongoing local programming excellence supporting Maryland 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 Association’s strategic plan.
- Engage constituents from diverse communities in Maryland in revenue and advocacy opportunities.
- Actively engage staff and volunteers in development efforts.
- Oversee planning and delivery of all Maryland 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 budget, maintain financial records, and oversee daily office functions.
- Serve as a primary spokesperson for the territory.
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 mobilizer and 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 territory. 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%.