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Associate Director, Grassroots Advocacy

Job Location

Public Policy, DC

General Summary

The Alzheimer's Association has been a catalyst for a generation of advancements in Alzheimer policy, research and care on behalf of an estimated 5.3 million people with Alzheimer's disease in the United States. Founded in 1980 and headquartered in Chicago, the Alzheimer's Association is the leading advocate for Alzheimer policies that will improve the lives of these millions of Americans and their families.

To enhance and strengthen this work, the Association is recruiting an Associate Director of Grassroots Advocacy to lead the Association's grassroots program within the Public Policy and Advocacy Division's Department of Advocacy. This person's primary responsibility will be to increase the strength of the Association's grassroots capabilities, and to design and implement grassroots campaigns to complement and enhance the Association's federal and state lobbying efforts.

We seek an individual who has effectively led sophisticated national grassroots campaigns that have combined community organizing with cutting edge e-advocacy methods.

Essential Job Functions

  • Lead the Association's grassroots efforts in advocate recruitment, education and mobilization.
  • Provide advocacy best practice guidance to Association chapters, as well as key stakeholder partners, and develop tools regarding effective volunteer grassroots training to support the successful implementation of federal and state policy campaigns.
  • Direct the Association's key contact program thought recruitment, training and mobilization of volunteers to create positive engagement with members of Congress.
  • Design and implement issue advocacy campaigns in support of both federal and state policy priorities.
  • Keep abreast of and continuously integrate best grassroots practices from other national campaigns.
  • Employ all aspects of the Association's electronic advocacy, including the use of its web, video, social networking, email and phone-based platforms.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's with 6+ years experience in political or grassroots campaign-related work.
  • Successful experience or demonstrated understanding in advocacy/public policy, community organization/mobilization, and grassroots advocacy tactic development and implementation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of state and federal government activities and structures.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with volunteers, staff, and the public as part of a team.
  • Experience in volunteer management.
  • Demonstrated ability to simultaneously manage multiple, complex projects in varying stages of development under time constraints.
  • Knowledge of voluntary health organizations or affiliate-based organizations preferred.
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time, including occasional evenings and weekends.

Click Here to Apply Online (preferred method)

Or mail resume and cover letter to:

Send resume to:
Alzheimer's Association, National Office
225 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60601

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.