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.
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