The Executive Director (ED) of the Utah Chapter will have overall strategic, leadership, collaboration and operational responsibility for the chapter’s fundraising, programs, growth, and delivery of the Alzheimer’s Association’s mission. The ED will be an essential partner in the Association’s strategic plan to support millions of people living with the disease and their families while accelerating research progress and changing the trajectory of Alzheimer’s disease and all other dementia, and also take the lead on building a strong, community-based Board of Volunteer Leaders to partner with staff for a full range of mission impact.
The ED will build strong working relationships with all of the Association’s administrative and functional leaders and will report to the Region 4 Leader based in Denver. This leadership position will receive a foundation of support from the Home Office located in Chicago, Illinois, and the Public Policy team in Washington, D.C.
Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Serve as the Senior Executive Leader for the Alzheimer’s Association in the Utah Chapter.
- Provide leadership for success of Walk to End Alzheimer’s events and The Longest Day events in Utah and manage the work of a Development professional. Identify key volunteer leaders to serve on the Walk and TLD committees.
- Lead revenue opportunities such as Intermediate Gifts, major gifts and planned gifts prospect identification, and assess the need for additional relationship events.
- Serve as the lead staff for Corporate relationships and development; build solid relationships with corporate partners and community organizations.
- Develop and maintain a high-impact Board of Community Leaders to have an outward interface with the Corporate, Social, Philanthropic and Medical communities within the state of Utah. Lead the Board in contributing to efforts to impact fundraising, program delivery, securing of major and planned gifts, and raising the overall profile and brand visibility of the Alzheimer’s Association in the community.
- Engage, train and manage relationships with community volunteers to expand the Alzheimer’s Association’s visibility and programmatic reach throughout the state.
- Using the Community Development Model and reach data, collaborate with community partners to conduct annual Community Forums in order to develop an informed and community-focused plan for service delivery.
- In collaboration with the Utah Public Policy Lead, build relationships with local, state and Federal government.
- Ensure any grant deliverables are met within assigned territory.
- Work with the Region 4 Donor Advisor expert to enhance our major giving opportunities.
- Create and manage chapter budget, maintain financial records, and oversee daily office functions.
- Serve as the primary spokesperson for the chapter.
- Oversee day-to-day operations for the office, and serve as the collaborative leader for this office and operation.
- Partner with other EDs in Region 4 on leadership initiatives as opportunities rise.
- Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred.
- At least 10 years of senior, non-profit management experience; minimum 5 years of mass-market special event fundraising experience.
- Record of effectively and positively leading a regional or national non-profit organization and staff.
- 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.
- 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.
- Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to planning.
- Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
- 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 across chapter territories, to National offices, and national and international events, as required (currently we are not traveling due to covid, but typically overnight travel will be approximately 20%).
- Valid driver’s license, good driving record, access to reliable vehicle
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Proven experience leading a similar Voluntary Health Association (VHA) of size and scale, one with potential for significant growth.
- Mass market special event fundraising experience required; additional fundraising experience a plus.
- Community mobilization and/or volunteer recruitment and management experience.
- Effective communicator and experience as a community spokesperson.
- Proven success in collaboration, and working across department lines and territory boundaries.
- Experience interpreting data analytics, monitoring results, taking corrective actions, and creating productivity enhancements.
- History of identifying, recruiting, developing and retaining staff and volunteers, building alignment and achieving goals around the strategic priorities.
- Proven ability to lead implementation across a spectrum of cross-functional initiatives.
- Excellent verbal, written, and organizational skills
- Superior management skills with ability to troubleshoot, resolve differences, and ability to gain wide-spread support in the course of managing projects.
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.