Job Description

The Manager of Diversity & Inclusion provides leadership and strategic direction to the diversity and inclusiveness program to advance the mission. This position is responsible for implementation and development of culturally appropriate programs while continuing outreach to ethnically diverse families and persons with dementia throughout the Chicagoland area. Works collaboratively with all departments to include diversity in all aspects of the mission.

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 www.alz.org/jobs 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.  

Responsibilities

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

  • Provide strategic oversight to the delivery of education programs to Latino, African American and LGBT families and service providers using current demographic population data. 
  • Ensure that Chicago staff, Board and volunteers are trained about diversity issues.
  • Responsible for overseeing the administration, strategic planning, marketing and overall financial success of the programs.
  • Prioritize the volunteer delivery of common program educational presentations to professionals, families and the general public.
  • Review all education related area communication for the newsletter, website and I&R and evaluate current translated collateral to assess need for additional written and audio-visual materials.
  • Work with department leaders in all areas of the Association to implement diversity events, activities and new/modified programs to integrate diversity outreach in the Association’s public image and market strategies. 
  • Identify, develop, and cultivate strategic collaborations and initiatives to create opportunities to heighten the Association's visibility and goals among diverse and underserved populations. 
  • Provide oversight of strategic plan goals related to diversity and inclusion.
  • Provide leadership and coordination for the Chicago area’s diversity outreach team and staff the Region Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
  • Seek and oversee department projects and grants with emphasis on diversity grants.
  • Manage the department budget, goals, and objectives.
  • Conduct educational presentations to ethnically diverse professionals, families, and the community at large regarding caregiving and dementia issues.
  • Staff liaison for IL board DE&I committee

Qualifications  

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in health related field
  • 5  years of experience with outreach to culturally diverse audiences
  • Bicultural/Bilingual Preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Proficiency in English language
  • Excellent communication, organizational, interpersonal and computer skills
  • Self-starter, willing to take the initiative
  • Experience in geriatrics and/or Alzheimer’s care
  • Willingness to work occasional weekends and evenings
  • Willingness to travel throughout Region 9, which is Illinois, Greater IN and Greater KY
  • Access to reliable transportation, must have valid driver’s license and proof of insurance

Full time 

Grade: 305

Reports To: Vice President of Programs

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.

Application Instructions

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