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Associate Director, Corporate Initiatives

General Summary

The Alzheimer's Association seeks a talented and committed individual for the Associate Director, Corporate Initiatives position. This role will initiate and nurture corporate connections to sell, develop, close, and nurture strategic nationwide  relationships with targeted nationwide companies to generate mission, revenue, and business development opportunities.  Key relationships include corporate human resources, marketing, foundation, and business development departments.

This position can be home-office based in any metro city in the U.S.

Essential Job Functions


  • Build new holistic account relationships with senior-level decision makers at corporate headquarters to represent Alzheimer's Association strategic interests in mission delivery, mission financial support, and volunteer recruitment.
  • Manage portfolio of prospects and active accounts for multiple industry relationships.  Includes full life cycle development and implementation.
  • Secure major corporate contributions, national Memory Walk team program members, sponsorships, employee payroll deduction opportunities, mission programs, cause marketing, and other products.
  • Serve as the primary contact for assigned corporations and coordinate account activities collaboratively across Chapter boundaries and across national departments to achieve goals.
  • Communicate activities in a consistent, proactive, and inclusive manner.


  • Lead relationship team to create a holistic account relationship.
  • Serve as the key internal communicator for activities involving assigned corporations.
  • Participate in an innovative, customer-focused environment.
  • Develop and deliver project updates and presentations for various audiences.
  • Work with staff to ensure all business activity needs are met.
  • Design and implement communication plan for clients and chapter network.
  • Work closely with Consumer Marketing team to ensure we comply with branding guidelines.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, marketing, or related field.
  • 5-7 years account management experience and a proven track record of sales in a relationship-selling environment.  Direct experience in a large non-profit is a plus.
  • Ability to think strategically and execute plans to completion.
  • Strong experience in cultivating relationships with corporate executives.
  • Excellent creative problem solving, customer service, communications, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to lead and motivate, especially with staff in a matrix reporting relationship.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Computer literate and
  • Ability and willingness to travel as needed, some of which may be overnight travel.

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.