Job Description

Position Summary:

This position provides leadership and direction for the development, coordination and implementation of the Alzheimer’s Association’s strategic and operational plans in the Upper Peninsula. Working in conjunction with functional Chapter leads, ensures the plans and goals for development, care and support, and advocacy work are successfully implemented and achieved.  This position reports to the Vice President of Programs.



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

  • Oversees operations for the Upper Peninsula office including the recruitment, training, coaching and supervision of all Regional Office program staff and volunteers.
  • Works with the Vice President of Development to create and implement a fund development plan for mass market events including Walk to End Alzheimer’s in the UP.
  • Provides management level leadership for the delivery and oversight of all programs and services, including planning, budgeting, program evaluation, and the recruitment and cultivation of volunteers.
  • Works with the Fund Development Manager to identify potential grant sources, prepare necessary materials and provide ongoing oversight, reporting and coordination with other projects
  • Works with the Public Policy Director to maximize efforts towards successful public policy outreach in the UP including volunteer recruitment and support.
  • Participates on Association work groups, community coalitions and advocacy groups.
  • Maintains working relationships and a referral base through networking with other professionals.
  • Represents the Alzheimer’s Association at public forums, conferences, and media events; function as an advocate representing the Alzheimer’s Association in the community.
  • Assists in maximizing communications efforts in the region, including earned and paid media, and in the marketing of agency programs and services.
  • Assists in Chapter event activities and other assignments as dictated by the needs of the Chapter.
  • Assures compliance with all Association policies, procedures, standards and applicable regulatory requirements; promote Association-wide programs and initiatives.



  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred. A combination of education and relevant professional experience will be considered.
  • Minimum 3 years of leadership experience in cultivating community relationships towards successful achievement of objectives.
  • Experience supervising professional staff and volunteers.
  • Experience with fund development including peer-to-peer and relationship events / work.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent written, verbal and electronic communication skills to communicate effectively in person, with a variety of audiences
  • Strong relationship building skills to work effectively with clients, caregivers, staff, volunteers and external contacts to build and maintain effective teams
  • Ability to coach and develop staff and volunteers
  • Ability to analyze information and make timely, appropriate decisions
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and Google Suite
  • Ability to lift, carry and transport materials up to 30 lbs
  • Ability and willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed
  • Ability and willingness to travel as needed to perform job duties. Travel in most cases will be same day travel by car within the assigned market; however, occasional overnight travel may be required.
  • Must possess valid driver’s license, access to a reliable vehicle, proof of insurance and good driving record.


Position Location: Marquette, MI

Full-time based on 37.5 hours/week

Position Grade: 206

Reports To: Vice President of Programs


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 1,900 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 develop the disease in the future. Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website to explore who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work for the last twelve years in a row.

At the Alzheimer's Association®, we believe that diverse perspectives are critical to achieving health equity - meaning that all communities have a fair and just opportunity for early diagnosis and access to risk reduction and quality care. The Association is committed to engaging underrepresented and underserved communities and responding with resources and education to address the disproportionate impact of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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.

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