Job Description


Job Title:         Senior Manager of Public Policy & Advocacy, California Southland Chapter  

Location:         Beverly Hills, CA 

Work Hours:   Full-time (based on a 37.5 hour work week)

Grade:              7

Reports To:      Executive Director, California Southland Chapter/Region 3 Leader 


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 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.  


Position Summary:

This position exists to serve as the principal staff for state and federal grassroots advocacy efforts for the California Southland Chapter and leads the Region 3 policy and advocacy team.  The Senior Manager of Public Policy & Advocacy directs and manages (1) state and federal advocacy efforts in California Southland Chapter; and (2) supports state policy activities generated by the Sacramento State Policy Office.  


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

  • Lead California Southland chapter staff, board of directors and volunteer advocates to advance and achieve state and federal public policy priorities.
  • Supervise and provide leadershipto Region 3 public policy and advocacy staff to ensure California Southland, California Central, Orange County and San Diego/Imperial chapters are aligned toward common regional goals. 
  • Contribute to development of state-specific public policy priorities in close collaboration with California Government Affairs Director and statewide public policy and advocacy team.  
  • Develop the chapter strategy – and oversee all efforts and activities – to achieve established public policy priorities, including working with staff, volunteers and elected officials to advance the mission.   
  • Represent the California Southland Chapter at public forums, conferences, task force meetings, government convenings, etc. on state and federal public policy issues as needed.
  • Develop an annual advocacy plan to drive results and achieve key metrics.
  • Recruit, train and mobilize volunteer advocates on state- and federal-level priorities.
  • Fulfill Association goals related to federal Ambassadors, Alzheimer’s Congressional Team members and Alzheimer’s State Champions.
  • Lead California Southland chapter delegation through recruitment, registration, training and participation in annual Alzheimer’s State Advocacy Day at the State Capitol in Sacramento.
  • Recruit and coordinate volunteer advocates to attend the AIM Advocacy Forum in Washington, D.C. and manage all activities associated with this event.
  • Manage AIM advocacy database, including ensuring advocates and staff are reporting activities and contacts with federal and state officials.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in Convio/Luminate and the Association’s Phone2Action platform.
  • Support, participate in and promote chapter activities, including Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, The Longest Day and ongoing activities related to programs and services, marketing/communications, DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) and research.    
  • Track and report activities to ensure compliance with federal and state lobbying laws.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study required 
  • 5-7 years of experience working in state or federal government affairs or with an elected or appointed government official and/or in grassroots advocacy, volunteer management, or community organizing, preferably with healthcare or non-profit organizations.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience with recruiting, training and mobilizing volunteers.
  • Demonstrate the ability to anticipate, identify, analyze and mobilize around public policy opportunities.
  • Experience in the legislative, regulatory, and/or budget process in California is preferred.
  • Familiarity with senior, aging, health, and long-term care issues. An understanding of Alzheimer’s disease/dementia and basic understanding of public health a plus.
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Be detail oriented, adaptable, organized and able to successfully prioritize and manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced and fluid environment.
  • Proficient at social media, e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. 
  • Be a proven self-starter with excellent judgment and careful attention to detail.
  • Have the ability to work effectively with diverse populations with a high level of respect, dignity, inclusion and commitment. 
  • Ability to lift/push/pull up to 25 pounds
  • Ability/willingness to travel frequently across the assigned territory by car, including some evenings and weekends. Travel in this case, is considered time spent away from the office, in the community, to fulfill the job goals. Must have valid driver’s license, access to reliable vehicle, good driving record and proof of automobile insurance.
  • While most such travel is same day, occasional overnight travel or air travel may be required. 


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, tuition reimbursement, generous PTO as well as an annual Cultural & Heritage Day of their choosing , Caregiver Leave, Volunteer and School Visitation time off, paid holidays and a gold standard 401(k) retirement plan.

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, orany other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.



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