Job Description

The Strategic Director, Healthcare Leadership serves as the Association’s lead representative and manager of strategic convening initiatives in health care, including the Alzheimer’s Association Innovation Roundtable, the Dementia Care Navigation Roundtable, the Payer Summit and healthcare-related advisory groups. The Director designs and manages these initiatives to advance the Association’s healthcare goals and to increase the Association’s leadership, visibility and influence in health care. This role is a key leader in cultivating high-value relationships with strategically important organizations and individuals in the sector, including healthcare executives, clinical champions, experts and key opinion leaders and influencers.


  • 50% Serve as the Association’s lead strategist and manager of assigned convening initiatives, including the Alzheimer’s Association Innovation Roundtable, the Dementia Care Navigation Roundtable, the Payer Summit, achieving measurable results in support of the Association’s healthcare goals. With each of these groups:
    • Produce annual publications or other reports that influence the healthcare sector, such as principles, standards, findings or recommendations to increase equitable access to care, improve the quality of care, or improve health outcomes
    • Meet membership and revenue goals by coordinating with Association co-workers to target and recruit organizations and individuals to participate on the group and to generate revenue in support of the group, through paid memberships and/or sponsorships
    • Recruit and manage relationships with chairs or other volunteer leaders, to plan the work of the group in support of the Association’s healthcare goals
  • 20% Lead and manage advisory groups as needed, to inform the Association and increase its business intelligence, strategic thinking and influence in healthcare
  • 20% Coordinate with other teams at the Association to set and align on priorities for strategic convening in healthcare and to leverage these groups in support of Association goals across functions, such as market research with the MED, clinical leadership and expertise with Med Sci and Medical Affairs, and Key Opinion Leaders with MarComm and Public Policy
  • 10% Maintain knowledge of and fluency in healthcare industry trends, best-practices, and evolving technologies
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Relationship cultivation and management skills, with organizations and individuals
  • Strategic thinking and systems thinking
  • Planning and facilitative skills, for meeting planning, agenda building, and group decision-making
  • Proven leadership experience, demonstrating the ability to influence and inspire others to achieve results,  without direct supervisory authority
  • Extensive knowledge of payer and health systems operations, business models and priorities, and healthcare payment and policy issues
  • Extensive knowledge of methods for systems change and quality improvement in health care


  • 6 or more years of experience working with and/or in the healthcare industry 
  • Demonstrated success and measurable results in managing committees, coalitions, roundtables or similar groups
  • Experience and success in planning and managing meetings
  • Masters degree, preferred in a healthcare-related field
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 40% within the United States, by car or plane

Position Location: US remote with travel as needed

Full time based on 37.5 hours per week minimum

Position Grade: 511 Exempt - Estimated Annual Salary Range ($120,000-$145,000)

Reports To: Vice President, Healthcare Strategy

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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