Job Description


Job Title: Sr. Associate Director, Real Estate-Home Office

Location: Chicago, IL

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

Grade: 10

Reports To: Director, Real Estate


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:

The Alzheimer’s Association Chicago home office seeks a dynamic corporate Sr. AD, Real Estate to become part of the Real Estate team responsible for managing a real estate portfolio of offices in 260 locations as well as Real Estate; portfolio planning, new and lease renewals, workplace space standards, program and project management, portfolio analysis and reporting, and implementing internal audits of common area operating expenses. This position will work closely with field location executives, chapter executives, finance, and area leaders across the nation. In addition, this position will work closely with nationwide corporate real estate brokerage firms for current leases, lease renewals, owned properties and gift real estate. 


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

  • Lead and implement region strategies defined by the Director of Real Estate. (utilizing the Alzheimer’s Real Estate playbook).
  • Work to an 18 month schedule of real estate activities; (expansion, renewal, contraction) and objectives including exit strategies appropriate to transaction.
  • Be liaison between field executives and one point of contact with real estate brokerage firm representatives. Work with local broker assigned, field executive and legal to finalize terms.
  • Define field location requirements (square footage, workspace design, parking, conference room needs) and preferred amenities. Implement workplace space strategies and standards.
  • Manage the transaction process to ensure that all pertinent information is readily available for decision making purposes.
  • Act as owner’s rep on office buildouts, program/project management.
  • Interface with chapter executives, field executives, regional finance, regional and area leaders updating and communicating status of transaction and progress.
  • Using lease database contribute to notifying field and chapter executives of pertinent lease data, critical dates, contacts, notification deadlines and a summary of lease information by site.
  • Provide financial analysis, reporting, variance reporting and other reports as necessary for the portfolio.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • 3 years of related experience required.
  • CoreNet MCR-Master Corporate Real Estate preferred.
  • 6 years of related experience preferred. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience in all aspects of Real Estate; portfolio planning, new and lease renewals, workplace space planning, program and project management, facility management, portfolio analysis and reporting.
  • 3-6 years of working within a company’s corporate real estate department; in-house corporate real estate department experience.
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical and problem solving skills budgeting and forecasting.
  • Ability to build strong relationships, and to become a trusted resource throughout the Association.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software and ProLease database software preferred.
  • Ability to work under stress and handle multiple projects at one time.
  • Travel up to 20%      


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 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 an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing, plus Caregiver Leave.

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.

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