Job Description

The Strategic Director, Healthcare Partnerships represents the Association’s healthcare strategy and goals in engagement and partnerships with national companies and associations, such as medical professional associations (AAN, AAFP) and healthcare industry trade associations (AHA, AHIP). The Director leads Association engagement with some of these organizations, as assigned. The Director represents the Association’s healthcare strategy and goals in funding opportunities and manages pre-award strategy and post-award operations for grants and gifts secured in support of Healthcare and Health Systems work. The Director leverages funding and partnership opportunities to help build evidence for the effectiveness of the Association’s healthcare and health systems products, services and initiatives. This role requires high levels of strategic planning, operations management, writing and other communication skills and internal collaboration.


  • 35% Represent the Association’s healthcare strategy and goals in engagement and partnerships with national companies and associations, such as medical professional associations, and healthcare industry trade associations. Lead Association engagement with some of these organizations, as assigned. Achieve measurable results in support of the Association’s healthcare goals through these engagements and partnerships, including:
    • Responsible for prospecting, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding relationships with assigned organizations
    •  Increase the engagement of assigned companies and organizations in the Association’s mission, including healthcare initiatives such as roundtables, guidelines endorsement by medical professional associations, and full mission engagement
  • 25% Represent the Association’s healthcare strategy and goals in funding opportunities, contributing healthcare expertise and content creation for proposals, in coordination with other functions such as Major Gifts, Corporate Initiatives and Government Grants (pre-award). Priorities for funding include support for health systems and healthcare personnel costs, products and initiatives, and building evidence of their effectiveness
  • 30% Manage operations and financial tracking for grants, gifts and related evaluation projects secured in support of Association healthcare and health systems work (post-award)
  • 10% Maintain knowledge of healthcare industry trends, best-practices, and evolving technologies
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • 8 or more years of relationship cultivation and management skills, with organizations and individuals
  • Strategic thinking and systems thinking
  • Strong communications skills, especially written communications to articulate strategy and translate into funding proposals
  • Proven leadership experience, demonstrating the ability to influence and inspire others to achieve results,  without direct supervisory authority
  • Operations management and grant management (pre- and post-award)
  • Knowledge of payer and health systems operations, business models and priorities, and healthcare payment and policy issues
  • 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 grant proposals and grant management
  • Bachelors degree required, preferred in a healthcare-related field; Masters degree preferred
  • 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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