Job Description


Health Systems Director, Illinois Chapter

Location: Chicago, IL

Work Hours: Full-time

Compensation: Grade Level 9; Minimum $74,200; Midpoint 90,201 - 103,750; Maximum $118,700

Reports To: Executive Director

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 ten years in a row.  

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Region 9 Leader and Illinois Chapter Executive Director, the Health Systems Director (HSD) is responsible for the achievement of the Alzheimer’s Association’s objectives to improving dementia-related services within health systems. This will be done through a consultative, collaborative and relationship management approach, focused on assisting health systems in implementing clinical practice guidelines for the timely and accurate detection, diagnosis, disclosure and care of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders (ADRD).  The HSD’s work will engage all levels within health systems, from the C-suite to individual health care providers. 

This position requires a self-starter who can develop new relationships and initiatives based on the level and interest of the health system. While the Health Systems Director will work primarily within the Illinois Chapter’s territory, technical assistance may be required in Indiana and Kentucky.  


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

  • 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.
  • Provides training and technical support to Health Systems and key members of their staff, including clinicians, on the implementation of clinical practice guidelines for timely and accurate Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders (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 Alzheimer’s Association and health systems staff on the evaluation of systems-based programs and products for ADRD clinical practice improvement.
  • Builds a robust stream of referrals from clinical settings to Alzheimer’s Association programs and services.


  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in health care, health administration, or public health preferred.
  • Demonstrates 5 or more years of experience working for or with health systems, or other health care industry experience. 
  • Experience in training, quality improvement facilitation, or technical assistance preferred.
  • Demonstrates 5 or more years of experience cultivating productive working relationships with decision-makers in client or partner organizations. 
  • Experience in account management/consultative sales is preferred. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

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

  • Cultivation of productive working relationships with decision-makers in health care organizations
  • Motivating and facilitating groups and individuals
  • Training and group presentations within health systems 
  • Excellent written and oral communication 
  • Experience with program planning, implementation, and evaluation 
  • Strong knowledge and abilities related to health systems/healthcare data and analysis
  • Appropriate and effective use of data to guide decisions
  • Outcomes-driven

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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