Job Description

Be part of the movement to end Alzheimer’s
Right now, millions of Americans are facing the devastation of Alzheimer’s. This disease is robbing us of our finances, our families and our futures - but at the Alzheimer’s Association, we’re relentlessly working to change that by addressing the challenges in front of us with speed and without limitations or boundaries. With our network of more than 75 chapters across the country, we’re advancing world-class research, ensuring access to gold-standard care and support, and hiring talented, mission-driven people who make it all happen.

The Alzheimer’s Association has been ranked as one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For by The Nonprofit Times nine years in a row, recognizing our leadership, competitive compensation and benefits, flexibility and mission-driven atmosphere. It takes a uniquely motivated person to be a part of our team - but we believe that person could be you.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Regional Director provides leadership and direction for the development, coordination and implementation of the Alzheimer's Association strategic and operational plans in Northern Michigan. Working in conjunction with functional Chapter leads, ensures the agendas for development, care and support, and advocacy work is successfully implemented through the development of community relationships. Duties include oversight of development activities related to the Walk to End Alzheimer's events, Longest Day events, and major gift cultivation: assistance with the implementation of care and support services: and assistance with public policy objectives. The Regional Director is responsible for the supervision, development and oversight of regional office staff and volunteers as assigned. This position reports to the Vice President of Development and Communications.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
* Actively participate with the Senior Management Team to ensure effective integration of the Strategic Plan into Regional Work Plan for Northern Michigan.
* Work with the Vice President of Development and Communications to create and implement a fund development plan for mass market events including Walk and Longest Day in Northern Michigan. Take leadership in the successful implementation of these events.
* Work with the Vice President of Development and Communications to maximize communications efforts in the region including earned and paid media.
* Work with the Vice President of Programs to create and implement a care and support program for Northern Michigan including identification of community needs and the recruitment and cultivation of volunteers.
* Work with the Public Policy Director to maximize efforts towards successful public policy outreach in Northern Michigan including volunteer recruitment and support.
* Work with the Fund Development Director to identify potential grant sources, prepare necessary materials and provide ongoing oversight, reporting and coordination with other projects as assigned.
* Represent the Association at public events, conferences, workshops and media events.
* Develop a working knowledge of Alzheimer's disease and related issues; community resources and the local health care delivery system.
* Develop and maintain relationships with local health care providers, social service providers, area businesses, area civic organizations, and other community organizations or collaborators.
* Provide or review content for regional communications including, chapter publications, and media announcements on Alzheimer's disease, caregiver issues and chapter programs and services.
* Responsible for recruitment, training, coaching and supervision of Regional Office program staff and volunteers as assigned.
* Maintain a safe, organized and orderly office environment (and surrounding areas where applicable).
* Inform senior team of emerging opportunities and issues with potential funders and programs.
* Assure compliance with all Association policies, procedures, standards and applicable regulatory requirements.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
* Bachelor's degree in a related field required
* 3 years of experience in community relationship building required
* Experience in mass market fundraising preferred
* Experience supervising professional staff and volunteers preferred
* Excellent written, verbal, public speaking, and electronic communication skills
* Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and Google Suite

WORKING CONDITIONS:
* Normal to fast paced office environment
* High volume of public contact
* High degree of travel may be required
* Work may be stressful at times
* Ability to work independently
* Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed
* Ability to work effectively with volunteers, staff and external contacts to build and maintain effective teams
* Commitment to a professional code of ethics
* Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve
* Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
* High level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative
* Ability to lift, carry and transport materials up to 30 lbs
* Ability to communicate effectively in person, in writing and electronically to a variety of audiences
* Ability to operate designated equipment
* Ability to coach and develop staff and volunteers
* Ability to analyze information and make timely, appropriate decisions
* Ability to anticipate, identify, organize and analyze growth opportunities

 

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