Job Description

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

Compensation: Grade Level 109; Minimum $59,500  Midpoint $77,300  Maximum $95,200

Reports to: Chief Strategy Officer

Who We Are:

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

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 11 years in a row. 

Position Summary: 

The Health Systems Director serves as the primary staff responsible for creating and implementing tactics to achieve the Alzheimer’s Association’s strategic objectives in Health Care Systems change. This exciting position works collaboratively across departments to increase early detection, diagnosis, and disclosure to individuals living with dementia and their families.  Primary areas of responsibility include managing health systems accounts, cultivating relationships, assessing needs and opportunities to improve diagnosis and care practices, advising health systems on the adoption of evidence-based care models, securing account commitments to policy changes that increase access to detection and care, and monitoring and analyzing data to achieve outcomes. While the Health Systems Director will primarily work in the Chapter’s area (Minnesota and North Dakota), account management be required in the region (South Dakota, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Iowa.) 


    Achieves the Alzheimer's Association's objectives to improve ADRD diagnosis, disclosure, and care, by securing account commitments to changes in policy that increase access, through a consultative and collaborative sales approach

    Develops and cultivates a portfolio of Health Systems partnerships, with an emphasis on systems with the greatest potential to impact the Association's Health Systems goals

    Cultivates productive relationships with key decision makers and champions in health systems

    Assesses a health system’s readiness, capacity, needs, and interests and uses this assessment to guide products and solutions to offer and customize solutions

    Provides training and technical support to key members of Health Systems and their staff, including clinicians, on the implementation of clinical practice guidelines for timely and accurate ADRD detection, diagnosis, disclosure, and care

    Ensures accurate assessment of a health system’s baseline status and tracking of progress on ADRD-related quality measures

    Works with other Alzheimer’s Association staff and with health systems on evaluation of systems-based programs and products for ADRD clinical practice improvement

    Builds relationships and alliances internally and externally to advance the mission of the Association and its Health Systems goals


    Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in health care, health administration, or public health preferred

    Demonstrates 2 or more years of experience working for or with health systems, in health care sales, or other health care industry experience. Experience in training, quality improvement facilitation, or other health care technical assistance preferred.

    Demonstrates 2 or more years of experience cultivating productive working relationships with decision-makers in client or partner organizations. Experience in account management or consultative sales preferred

    Understands relevant aspects of health systems operations, such as person-centered care, access to care, and payment and policy issues

    Innovative, solution-oriented systems thinker

    Relational, customer-focused and self-motivated

Employees working 24 hours/week or more are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, flex accounts, long-term disability, life insurance, extensive PTO, caregiver leave, volunteer time off, paid holidays, and generous 401(k) retirement plan.

Alzheimer’s Association is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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