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Central Illinois Education Specialist

Job Location

Peoria, IL

General Summary


Responsible for the general management of the Area Chapter and for ensuring that it carries out the mission and goals of the Alzheimer's Association in its designated territory. Provide executive leadership in developing and implementing Association strategic policies, procedures, and services to those served by the Association.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide leadership in developing strategic plans for future growth of the Chapter which are aligned with the strategic plan of the Association
  • Provide leadership in the area of Chapter Board development
  • Provide executive leadership for the Area Chapter and implement Board policy decisions within the chapter
  • 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, in conjunction with the Board of Directors, develop current operating plans and budgets
  • Position the chapter and its programs to maximize fund development opportunities; solicit key donors and develop key community, corporate, government and related sectors in support of the chapter's fundraising goals
  • Develop productive, collaborative relationships with other community groups whose missions interrelate with and support the chapter's work to maximize program delivery opportunities
  • Ensure support for the Chapter's involvement in advocacy efforts to improve public policy
  • Serve as a spokesperson for the Chapter to the public, ensuring that written and verbal communication about the Chapter reflects its mission and goals
  • Represent 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
  • Guide, develop and coach staff
  • Ensure the adequacy and soundness of the Chapter's financial structure
  • Assure compliance with all Association policies, procedures, standards and applicable regulatory requirements; promote Association-wide programs and initiatives
  • Ensure chapter programs and systems are reviewed and evaluated regularly

Minimum Requirements

  • Masters 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
  • Working knowledge of human resources laws and regulations
  • Experience supervising professional and clerical staff and volunteers
  • Proficient user of personal computer and software applications
  • Successful experience in providing leadership for, and developing, Boards of Directors
  • Ability to work effectively with volunteers, staff and external contacts to build and maintain successful teams
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to anticipate, identify, organize and analyze growth opportunities
  • Ability to coach and develop staff and volunteers
  • Ability to communicate effectively in person, in writing and electronically to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations
  • Ability to analyze information and make timely, appropriate decisions
  • High level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed
  • Ability to travel as needed to perform job duties (up to 50%)
  • Ability to operate designated office equipment

Send your resume and cover letter:

  • by email:

  • by mail:
    Send resume to:
    Alzheimer's Association, Central Illinois
    606 West Glen Avenue
    Peoria, IL 61614

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.