MPA Job list**Exec Director Alzheimer's Assoc Utah
angela.stefaniak at cppa.utah.edu
Wed Nov 29 15:24:49 MST 2006
Alzheimer’s Association Utah Chapter
Reports to: Utah Chapter Board Chair
Responsible for the general management of the Utah 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 national
• Provide leadership in the area of Chapter Board development
• Provide executive leadership for the Utah 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
• Develop current operating plans and budgets in conjunction with the
Board of Directors
• 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
• Represent the Association at public events, conferences, workshops and
• 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
• Masters degree in public, health or business management, or a related
field; or equivalent work experience
• Five (5) years of demonstrated senior management experience in
nonprofit or business management position(s)
• Demonstrated success in fund raising, and experience in budgeting and
• 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
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
• 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
• Ability to operate designated office equipment
This job profile in no way states or implies that these are the only
duties to be performed by the job holder. He/she will be required to
follow any other instructions or perform any other duties as requested
by his/her supervisor or manager. This is not meant to be an exhaustive
list of job duties. Essential elements may change when necessary.
The Alzheimer’s Association Utah Chapter offers an excellent benefit and
Applicants are requested to send a cover letter and resume to Search
Committee, Alzheimer’s Association Utah Chapter, 845 East 4800 South,
Suite 120, Salt Lake City, Utah 84107, or by e-mail to
alzutah at yahoo.com. Applications will be accepted until close of business
on December 8, 2006. Electronic resumes, applications and documentation
The Alzheimer’s Association, the world leader in Alzheimer research and
support, is the first and largest voluntary health organization
dedicated to finding prevention methods, treatments and an eventual cure
Our mission: 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.
Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease.
Our work is about people and science
• 24/7 Helpline provides reliable information, referrals and support in
140 languages. Call us anytime at 1.800.272.3900.
• Support & Education Groups meet monthly around the state and are led
by trained volunteer facilitators.
• Education Programs including classes, workshops and conferences are
provided to enhance the skills of caregivers and healthcare professionals.
• Safe Return provides coded ID bracelets for those who may wander and
• Care Consultation is provided on an individual basis to help
individuals with memory loss, care partners and families.
• Give Respite A Try program will give caregivers with a much needed
break from caregiving responsibilities.
• Resource Library is available with books, videos, journals and pamphlets.
• Newsletters are distributed quarterly to provide information about
local services and programs, new research, and caregiver information.
• Local research partnerships with the USU Cache County Memory and Aging
Study; the U of U Center for Alzheimer’s Care, Imaging & Research, Brain
Institute; and support of local clinical trials.
The Utah Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association is led by a local
volunteer Board of Directors and is one of 80 Chapters nationwide which
provides local leadership and offers programs and services to assist the
30 to 40,000 families in our state affected by Alzheimer’s disease and
other forms of dementia. With an annual budget of approx. $400,000,
donations and local support are critical to meeting our mission. Local
information can be found at www.alzutah.org. National information is
posted at www.alz.org.
Statistics and Impact
Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia is not a normal part of aging. It is a
devastating disorder of the brain’s nerve cells that impairs memory,
thinking, and behavior and leads, ultimately, to death. The impact of
Alzheimer’s on individuals, families and our health care system makes
the disease one of our nation’s greatest medical, social and economic
• An estimated 4.5 million Americans – and 30,000 to 40,000 Utahns –
have Alzheimer’s disease. The number of Americans with Alzheimer’s has
more than doubled since 1980.
• The number of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease will continue to grow
– by 2050 the number of individuals with Alzheimer’s could range from
11.3 million to 16 million. The State of Utah is expected to show the
largest percentage increase in the number of cases of Alzheimer's
disease in the nation with an increase of 127% estimated by the year 2025.
• In a Gallup poll commissioned by the Alzheimer’s Association, 1 in 10
Americans said that they had a family member with Alzheimer’s and 1 in 3
knew someone with the disease.
• More than 7 out of 10 people with Alzheimer’s disease live at home,
where almost 75 percent of their care is provided by family and friends.
The remainder is “paid’ care costing an average of $19,000 per year.
Families pay almost all of that out of pocket.
• The average cost for nursing home care is $42,000 per year but can
exceed $70,000 per year in some areas of the country.
• The average lifetime cost of care for an individual with Alzheimer’s
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