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General Summary

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading, global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care and support, and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer research in the world. The Greater Dallas Chapter is a leader among the over 70 Alzheimer's Association chapters in serving diverse families and delivering the mission of the Alzheimer's Association. To learn more about the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Dallas Chapter, please visit:

The Executive Director is responsible for the direction and leadership of the Greater Dallas Chapter.  He/She will ensure that the Chapter carries out the mission and goals of the Alzheimer's Association in its designated territory.  The Executive Director will provide executive leadership in developing and implementing Association strategic policies, procedures, and services to those served by the organization.

Essential Job Functions

• Executive Leadership for the Greater Dallas Chapter as an integral part of the Alzheimer's Association.
• Productive, collaborative relationships with community groups whose mission interrelates with and supports the Chapter's work to maximize delivery on the Alzheimer's Association Strategic Plan.
• Position the Chapter to maximize fund development opportunities; cultivate and solicit key donors, develop key community, corporate, government and related sectors in support of the Chapters goals.
• Ensure compliance with the Alzheimer's Association policies as well as any applicable governmental policies and standards. 
• Maintain an organizational climate that attracts, motivates, and retains high quality staff by implementing appropriate human resources policies and practices, while establishing an organizational culture of performance, achievement, and team work.
• Leading the management team and, in conjunction with the Board of Directors, developing current operating plans and budgets.
• Serve as the primary spokesperson for the Chapter to the public and in representing the Chapter at public events, conferences, workshops and media events. 
• Provide executive leadership in implementing Chapter policy decisions as determined by the Chapter Board of Directors.
• Assure compliance with all local, state and national policies, procedures, standards and applicable regulatory requirements.

Minimum Requirements

A Bachelor's degree is required. A Master's degree in non-profit or business management is preferred.

Most candidates will have at least five to seven years of senior management experience.  A demonstrated success in fundraising is important.  The ideal candidate will have experience in budgeting and financial management, working knowledge of human resource laws and regulations, and experience supervising professional and administrative staff, as well as volunteers.  He/She should also have experience in providing leadership for, and developing a board of directors. Knowledge of Dallas and North Texas is desired.

The successful candidate will have exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with the Board, staff, volunteers and various constituencies.  He/She must have a passion for serving the mission and be on a constant search for enhancement and bettering of the organization and the community it serves.  Effective communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential.  He/She will be a team player as well as a team leader and motivator. The Executive Director must be an effective relationship-builder.  He/She will be a forward-thinking individual who has critical thinking skills and will display good judgment and logical priority-setting skills.  

The ideal candidate will have an inclusive leadership style that endorses collaboration and open communication. He/She must understand the workings of a nationwide organization and participate as well as collaborate within such an environment. He/She will be a good listener who is accessible; a person who possesses the ability to effectively handle periods of high-stress, high volume, and deadlines.  The successful candidate will have a strong work ethic, self-initiative, a high energy level, and a sincere dedication to the mission of Chapter.  He/She will also have the flexibility to travel throughout the Chapter's territory and to national Association meetings as needed.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Deborah Garrett at

Send your resume and cover letter:

  • by email:

  • by mail:
    Send resume to:
    Alzheimer's Association, Greater Dallas
    4144 North Central Expressway
    Suite 750
    Dallas, TX 75204

If apply ing by e-mail, please attach your resume and cover letter as Microsoft Word documents, or include both within the text of your e-mail message.

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and we appreciate your interest in the Alzheimer's Association.




Alzheimer's Association

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Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.