Job Description

Overview
Develop and execute strategies to achieve the Desert Southwest Chapter’s vision, mission, and goals in Southern Nevada, working in partnership with the Chapter and volunteer leadership.  Supervise a small professional staff team and a large cadre of volunteers to offer programs, education, and resources for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their families in Southern Nevada communities.  The Regional Director has primary responsibility for fund development and community outreach activities in the area.  The position involves significant collaborative efforts with Chapter and regional staff, volunteers, and the community at-large.

This position is full-time, located in the Las Vegas, Nevada regional office of the Desert Southwest Chapter, reporting to the Executive Director.

Major Duties
* Provide leadership to develop and execute strategies for Programs, Public Policy and Fund Development for Southern Nevada, in keeping with the Chapter’s Strategic and Annual Plans. 
* Provide support and staff leadership to the Regional Leadership Council and its committees to develop and implement local plans in service of the Chapter’s strategic goals. 
* Maintain an organizational climate that attracts, motivates, supports, and retains high quality professional employees and volunteers. Oversee volunteer recruitment, supervision, retention and recognition.
* Provide leadership in the planning and implementation of Regional fund development strategies in collaboration with the Chapter, which include special events, donor relations, identifying funding opportunities, proposal writing and grant / contract management.
* Serve as public spokesperson for the Chapter in the community.  Assist in the development and execution of Regional plans for communication, outreach, and collaborative partnerships, in keeping with the Chapter’s Strategic Plan. Identify and cultivate relationships in the Long Term Care and Health Care Systems.
* Serve as part of the staff leadership team in public policy for issues concerning the Alzheimer’s Association and constituents.  Activities may include recruiting and supporting volunteer advocates, meeting with elected officials to inform them about issues and resources, coordinating local town hall and advocacy day activities, and supporting efforts to move state priorities forward.
* Provide input to the annual budget and planning process.  Manage Regional revenue and expense expectations. Prepare financial, programmatic, and other reports as needed.
* Ensure that National and Chapter policies, standards, and decisions are recorded, maintained and implemented for the Region. Foster appropriate communication and positive relationships between the Chapter Board, Regional Leadership Council, Chapter and Regional staff and volunteers.
* Serve as a member of the Chapter’s management team, participating in the development of organizational plans and coordinating with other members in specific functional areas.
* Ability to travel by car throughout the Chapter, and via air as necessary.

Preferred Qualifications
* Master’s Degree in Social Work, Public Administration, Public Health or equivalent experience preferred.
* Progressively responsible work history in non-profit management, including fund development, grant writing and management, community outreach, program supervision, and volunteerism. Experience in gerontology helpful.
* Demonstrated written and oral communication skills.  Ability to write concise reports and provide oral presentations.  Computer literacy required. Multicultural sensitivity. Bilingual Spanish-English helpful.
* Effective interpersonal communication skills. Ability to encourage teamwork and work cooperatively with others. 

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