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President & CEO

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General Summary

Responsible for the senior management of the Western Carolina Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association 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.

The Alzheimer's Association, Western Carolina Chapter provides patient and family services, information and referral, education, and advocacy in the 49 western North Carolina counties. We provide a variety of services including a 24-Hour Helpline, support groups, educational programs, and MedicAlertĀ®+Alzheimer's Association Safe ReturnĀ®  Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide executive leadership for the Chair, the Board of Directors, key Board committees, and staff to enable timely and responsible decision-making.
  • Develop productive, collaborative relationships with other community groups whose missions interrelate with and support the Chapter's work to maximize program delivery opportunities
  • Maintain an organizational climate that attracts, motivates and retains high quality staff by implementing appropriate human resources policies and practices. -
  • Lead the management team and, in conjunction with the Board of Directors, develop current operating plans and budgets, providing appropriate financial oversight
  • 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
  • Guide, develop and coach staff
  • Serve as a spokesperson for the Chapter to the public, ensuring that written and verbal communication about the Chapter reflects its diversity, mission, and goals
  • Represent the Association at public events, conferences, workshops and media event
  • Provide leadership in developing strategic implementation plans for future growth of the Chapter which are aligned with the nationwide strategic plan of the Alzheimer's Association
  • Provide executive leadership for the X Chapter and implement Board policy decisions within the Chapter.
  • Provide leadership in the area of Chapter Board development
  • Ensure support for the Chapter's involvement in advocacy efforts to improve public policy
  • 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
  • Ability to effectively handle periods of high-stress, high volume, deadlines.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors degree required, masters degree preferred in public, health or business management, or a related field; or equivalent work experience
  • 7-10 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
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to travel throughout chapter territory and to national Association meetings

Or mail resume and cover letter to:

Send resume to:
Alzheimer's Association, Western Carolina
3800 Shamrock Drive
Charlotte, NC 28215-3220

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.