MPA Job list**Exec Director Alzheimer's Assoc Utah

Angie Stefaniak angela.stefaniak at cppa.utah.edu
Wed Nov 29 15:24:49 MST 2006


Executive Director
Alzheimer’s Association Utah Chapter
Reports to: Utah Chapter Board Chair
GENERAL SUMMARY:
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 
Association
• 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 
decision-making.
• 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 
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
• 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 
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

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.

COMPENSATION
The Alzheimer’s Association Utah Chapter offers an excellent benefit and 
compensation package.

APPLICATON PROCESS
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 
strongly preferred.

ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
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 
for Alzheimer’s.
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 
become lost.
• 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.
Utah Chapter
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 
challenges.
• 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 
is $174,000.
SOURCE: http://alz.org/AboutAD/Statistics.asp

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