Job Description


Job Title: Vice President, HR – Home Office

Location: Chicago, IL

Full Time: Based on a 37.5 hours work week

Reports To: Chief Operating Officer


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:

Serving on the Leadership Team of the organization, the VP of Human Resources is accountable for making talent a strategic priority at the Alzheimer’s Association. They will have responsibility for the human resource planning to provide the organization with the best people talent available and to position the company as the Employer of Choice. 

They will lead the Association’s human capital efforts to ensure that the organization has the right talent pool in the right jobs at the right time to move the mission forward and support the pursuit of its ambitious goals. This includes developing and implementing human resource programs and strategies that can support managers in developing and evaluating their human capital to optimize their contributions to the Association’s performance. Oversight of the human resources functions such as benefits, recruiting, and compensation will be key to the role.


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

  • Manages all aspects of the human resource function at the Association including managing the complex network of field employees and the army of volunteers.
  • Directly oversee the HR team that consists of a staff of 29.
  • Develop short and long-term strategy for benefits administration, organizational development and effectiveness, compensation, employment policies and staffing.
  • Oversee all benefits to ensure accuracy, legal compliance and cost effectiveness.
  • Direct the recruitment and hiring of a diverse staff while partnering with management staff to make hiring recommendations.
  • Develop and utilize data-driven recruitment strategies to identify talent within and outside of the organization.
  • Serve as staff liaison to the National Board of Directors Compensation Committee.
  • Work with the chapters on all HR related supports and will work in conjunction with the senior team to cultivate an inclusive culture for all chapters.
  • Be the face of HR to all internal constituents in the organization.
  • Foster and develop relationships between the HR department and all other functions of the organization.
  • The ability to translate the Strategic Plan into HR strategy and operational plans and execute on those initiatives. 
  • Establish credibility throughout the organization with management and the employees in order to be an effective listener and problem solver of people issues. 
  • Nurture an environment of diversity, equity, and inclusion. 
  • Manage the budget and other financial measures of the Human Resources Department. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • More than ten years of leadership experience managing a human resources operation is required.
  • Senior level human resources experience in a large, complex organizational system such as an organization or a service corporation comparable in size to the Association is preferred.
  • Graduate degree in organizational development, human resources management or business administration is highly preferred.
  • Certification from the Society of Human Resources Management is desired.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong management skills and fiscal integrity including deep knowledge of financial accounting requirements for human resources operations in voluntary health/ federated organizations, nonprofit organizations or companies where creativity and diversity are components of a successful department.
  • Exceptional employee relations and organizational development background and will be flexible and creative in his/her management style.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and will think strategically and manage multiple priorities.
  • Be able to articulate a vision, create consensus and develop a strong, professional human resources staff.
  • Be articulate and passionate about the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association and will develop and build effective relationships with key constituencies across the organization and will be a convener.
  • Ability to listen, provide feedback, build morale, delegate, make decisions, and act in a timely manner is very important.
  • Ability to travel upto 20% by automobile or plane.


For a full position guide, please reach out to


To apply, please send a current resume and letter of introduction to Kittleman & Associates, LLC to


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.

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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