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Regional Director

Job Location

Phoenix, AZ

General Summary

Develop and execute strategies to achieve the Desert Southwest Chapter's vision, mission, and goals in Central Arizona, working in partnership with the Chapter and volunteer leadership. Supervise a small professional staff team and a large cadre of volunteers to offer programs, education, and resources for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and their families in Central Arizona communities. The Regional Director has primary responsibility for fund development and community outreach activities in the area. The position involves significant collaborative efforts with Chapter and regional staff, volunteers, and the community at large.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide leadership to develop and execute strategies for Programs and Fund Development for Central Arizona, in keeping with the Chapter's Strategic and Annual Plans.
  • Provide support and staff leadership to the Regional Leadership Council and its committees to develop and implement local plans.

  • Maintain an organizational climate that attracts, motivates, supports, and retains high quality professional employees and volunteers. Supervise and develop Regional staff. Oversee volunteer recruitment, supervision, development and support.

  • Provide leadership in the planning and implementation of Regional fund development strategies in collaboration with the Chapter, which include special events, donor relations, identifying funding opportunities, proposal writing and grant/ contract management.

  • Serve as public spokesperson for the Chapter in the community. Develop and implement Regional plans for communication, outreach, and collaborative partnerships, in keeping with the Chapter's Strategic Plan.

  • Serve as part of the staff leadership team in legislative advocacy for issues concerning the Alzheimer's Association and constituents. Activities may include recruiting and supporting volunteer advocates, meeting with elected officials to inform them about issues and resources, coordinating local town hall and advocacy day activities, and supporting efforts to move state priorities forward.

  • Provide input to the annual budget and planning process. Manage Regional revenue and expense expectations. Prepare financial, programmatic, and other reports as needed.

  • Other Duties

  • Ensure that National and Chapter policies, standards, and decisions are recorded, maintained and implemented for the Region. Foster appropriate communication and positive relationships between the Chapter Board of Directors, Regional Leadership Council, Chapter and Regional staff and volunteers.

  • Serve as a member of the Chapter's management team, participating in the development of organizational plans and coordinating with other members in specific functional areas.

  • Other duties as needed and appropriately assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • Progressively responsible work history in non-profit management, including fund development, grant writing and management, community outreach, program supervision, and volunteerism. Experience in gerontology helpful.

  • Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills. Ability to write concise reports and effective grant proposals, and to provide oral presentations. Computer literacy required. Multicultural sensitivity. Bilingual Spanish-English helpful.

  • Effective interpersonal communication skills. Ability to encourage teamwork and work cooperatively with others.


We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and we appreciate your interest in the Alzheimer's Association.




Alzheimer's Association

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Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.