Job Description


Job Title: Executive Director, Greater Richmond and Central & Western VA Chapters

Location: Glen Allen, VA

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

Grade: 11

Reports To: Regional 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 1,700 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:

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 Richmond and Central & Western territories of the Virginia Alzheimer’s Association.   This includes oversight for area staff, revenue generation, programs, marketing and communications, public policy, growth, and delivery of the Association’s mission. The Executive Director is an essential partner in the Association’s strategic plan to support the tens of thousands of people living with the disease and their families in Greater Richmond and Central & Western Virginia, 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 $3.5 million annually), assisting the programs team, media interviews, public policy, and managing the Chapter’s budget.  This position will provide guidance and strategic leadership to the staff, leadership board, and hundreds of volunteers driving the Alzheimer’s Association mission forward in Greater Richmond and Central & Western Virginia. The Executive Director will work in collaboration with other offices within the Greater MD, DC and Southeastern VA territories to partner on strategic opportunities and overall community mobilization.  

The position is located in Glen Allen, VA, and also includes travel to the Charlottesville, VA area and reports to the Regional Leader for the MD, DC and VA Area.


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

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

* Ensure ongoing local programming excellence and expansion of reach in supporting families living with Alzheimer’s and driving quality care.

* 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 Greater Richmond and Central & Western Virginia.

* Actively engage staff, volunteers, and corporate partners in development efforts.

 * Oversee planning and delivery of all Greater Richmond and Central & Western Virginia 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 area budget, maintain financial records, and oversee daily office functions.

 * Serve as a primary spokesperson for the territory.


* 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 

* 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

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

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

* 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

* 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%. 

* 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.

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.


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