Job Description


Job Title: Vice President, Region Leader-Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas & Oklahoma

Location: St. Louis, MO

Full Time: Based on a 37.5 hours work week

Reports To: Area West 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:

Reporting to the Area West Leaderthe Region 6 Leader will fulfil a dual role of Region Leader as well as Chapter Executive for the Greater Missouri Chapter. The incumbent will serve as a top-level, multi-chapter executive in support of the Association’s strategic initiatives.  The role is responsible for goal setting and goal delivery, with full revenue and expense accountability for four chapters. The incumbent will guide new initiatives, serve as the region’s leader, and will provide timely answers to high level, multi-chapter questions and deliver consolidated reporting to the Area West Leader.   


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

As Region 6 Leader:

  • Support the chapter executive in their outreach with local health care leaders to promote dementia care; identify opportunities for co-sponsorship and partnership, maximize the benefits of external relationships, including those from the local boards, community organizations, donors and government agencies. 
  • Serve as a key spokesperson for chapters within the assigned region, to achieve strategic plan outcomes.
  • Supervise and guide the work of the chapter executive by monitoring progress, providing solutions, and encouraging effective strategic activities.
  • Accountable for all financial and operational performance in assigned region.  
  • Review and approve preparation of financial analyses for budgetary planning and key expenditures.
  • Serve as a leader, working across multiple chapters to meet short and long-term objectives.
  • Influence multiple stakeholders including care providers, policy makers, consumers, research community, and program and chapter leadership. 
  • Collaborate with Area Leaders, peer Regional Leaders, and functional management to develop and manage relationships externally to ensure mutual benefits from alliances, identify best practices, evaluate impact, as well as share and implement them effectively.
  • Support chapter leaders as they plan, develop and direct the execution of all programs, policies and services as they relate to the Alzheimer’s Association education and program initiatives, diversity, corporate initiatives, mass market fundraising, public relations, marketing, and various communication efforts.
  • Participate in administering Association policies, directing and coordinating all region activities to meet growth objectives.
  • Review analyses of activities, costs, operations and forecast data to determine regional progress toward stated goals and objectives.
  • Confer with the Area West Leader and key functions to determine goals and objectives, review achievements and discuss required changes in goals or objectives resulting from current status and conditions.
  • Provide guidance on key projects and local initiatives.

As Greater Missouri Chapter Executive Director

  • Lead revenue opportunities including Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, The Longest Day®, and other Association events.
  • Lead volunteer recruitment to ensure appropriate resources are in place to achieve the Chapter’s goals and objectives.
  • Ensure ongoing local programming excellence, conduct program evaluation and needs analysis to maintain superior delivery.
  • Build relationships with local, state and Federal government as well as corporate partners and community organizations.
  • Work in collaboration with neighboring chapters and other non-profit organizations to ensure city, state and Federal Public Policy initiatives benefit our constituents.
  • Build and coach a team of leaders to support the chapter’s annual initiatives.
  • Actively engage staff and volunteers in development efforts; plan and deliver all Chapter programs, including delivery of educational programs, support groups and third party events.
  • Oversee advocacy efforts through recruitment of advocates and ambassadors; serve as the local point of contact for public policy issues and questions.
  • Expand local revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations; use external relationships, including community leaders, to garner new opportunities.
  • Create and manage chapter budget, maintain financial records, and oversee daily office functions.
  • Serve as the primary spokesperson for the chapter.


  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in business and or public/health administration or similar desired.
  • 15 or more years of experience, with increased responsibility in managing revenue and expense budgets for program and business operations.
  • A minimum of five years experience as executive director of a multi-million dollar chapter, which is part of a large multi-chapter Voluntary Health Association
  • Deep knowledge of Voluntary Health Associations
  • Strong knowledge of public policy initiatives 
  • Proven development/fundraising and revenue-generating expertise, with high single digit or double digit year over year revenue growth 
  • Senior management experience in a large non-profit organization; budget development experience 
  • Experience building relationships and working in multi-level collaboration – local, regional, and national. 
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends as needed, and to travel regionally and nationally as required (estimated travel is 25-35%).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Business acumen including excellent leadership and interpersonal skills with strong influencing and collaboration capabilities.
  • Communication proficiency including superior written and verbal communication skills, business presentations and public speaking. 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and work executive team members along with senior leaders in the field.
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with diverse populations.
  • Problem solving capabilities with strong analytical skills and the ability to think strategically and creatively.
  • Project management skills with the ability to make creative use of available resources and proactively develop new ones. Superior multi-tasking abilities, with ability to move seamlessly between environments and activities.
  • Broad business perspective to successfully align communications strategies with organizational imperatives.
  • Knowledge of Alzheimer’s and dementia with demonstrated evidence of ability to transfer knowledge into service outreach across the network.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence multiple stakeholders including care providers, policy makers, consumers, and program and organization leadership through written and oral communication as demonstrated through successful initiatives and professional presentations, or other related endeavors. 
  • Proven ability to effectively lead, coach, and develop staff, as well as manage budget. 

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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