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Executive Director

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General Summary

The Executive Director is responsible for the general, day-to-day management of the Midlands Chapter- Alzheimer's Association to assure that it carries out its mission and strategic objectives. To that end, he/she will provide executive leadership to the Board as they develop the Association's strategic policies and to the staff as they implement those strategies and provide high-quality services to people with Alzheimer's disease, their families and professionals in our 17-county area. The Executive Director will also lead the activities to cultivate financial support for the Chapter from the community and individuals.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide leadership in developing strategic plans for the future growth of the Association
  • Position the Association and its programs to maximize fund development opportunities; solicit key donors and secure funding from key community, corporate, government and related sectors in support of the Association's fundraising goals
  • Provide leadership in the area of Board recruitment, orientation and development
  • Provide executive leadership for the Association and assure timely implementation of Board policy decisions
  • Provide executive leadership for the Chair, the Board of Directors, key Board committees, and staff to enable timely and responsible decision-making.
  • Lead the management team and develop and oversee the annual operating plans and budgets
  • Oversee all grant writing and implementation activities to assure that the Association delivers on its commitments
  • Develop productive, collaborative relationships with other community groups whose missions interrelate with and support the Association's work to maximize program delivery opportunities
  • Ensure support for the Association's involvement in advocacy efforts to improve public policy
  • Serve as a spokesperson for the Association to the public, ensuring that written and verbal communication about the Association reflects its mission and goals; representing the Association at public events, conferences, workshops and media events
  • Maintain an organizational climate that attracts, motivates and retains high quality staff by implementing appropriate human resources policies and practices; guiding, developing and coaching staff. 
  • Ensure the adequacy and soundness of the Association's financial structure
  • Assure compliance with all Association policies, procedures, standards and applicable regulatory requirements; promote Association-wide programs and initiatives
  • Ensure Association programs and systems are reviewed and evaluated regularly
  • Work collaboratively with National for maximum effectiveness of all programs, planning, fundraising and governance.  

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in public, health or business management, or a related field; or equivalent work experience
  • 5 years of demonstrated senior management experience in non-profit or business management position(s)
  • Demonstrated success in fund raising, and experience in budgeting and financial management
  • Experience supervising professional staff and volunteers
  • Proficient user of personal computer and software applications
  • Successful experience in providing leadership for, and developing, Boards of Directors
  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively by car within the Association territory, and by air to attend other meetings

Send your resume and cover letter:

  • by email:

  • by mail:
    Send resume to:
    Alzheimer's Association, Midlands
    1941 South 42nd Street
    Suite 205
    Omaha, NE 68105

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

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.