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Health Systems Director
at Alzheimer's Association
Be part of the movement to end Alzheimer’s
Right now, millions of Americans are facing the devastation of Alzheimer’s. This disease is robbing us of our finances, our families and our futures - but at the Alzheimer’s Association, we’re relentlessly working to change that by addressing the challenges in front of us with speed and without limitations or boundaries. With our network of more than 75 chapters across the country, we’re advancing world-class research, ensuring access to gold-standard care and support, and hiring talented, mission-driven people who make it all happen.
The Alzheimer’s Association has been ranked as one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For by The Nonprofit Times nine years in a row, recognizing our leadership, competitive compensation and benefits, flexibility and mission-driven atmosphere. It takes a uniquely motivated person to be a part of our team - but we believe that person could be you.
The Region 8 (AL, LA, MS, TN) Health Systems Director reports to the Region 8 Area Leader and provides leadership and strategic vision for health systems work based on our strategic plan for this new position. The Director will collaborate with our national program team and our Executive Directors in the region to prioritize relationships across multiple health systems to accomplish given goals.
This position is remote/work from home based and travel throughout the region is required.
Essential Job Functions
- Develops and cultivates a portfolio of Health and Care Systems partnerships, with an emphasis on systems with the greatest potential to impact the Association's goals.
- Develops and cultivates long-term comprehensive strategic relationships with national leading health care systems and care companies.
- Writes and presents business proposals/presentations to established and prospective clients.
- Negotiates and develops partnership terms, confirmed by written agreement.
- Conducts proactive research on priority clients to understand opportunities for collaboration prior to first meeting.
- Cultivates productive relationships with key decision makers and champions in health systems and leading care companies.
- Assesses a health system’s readiness, capacity, needs, and interests and uses this assessment to guide products and solutions to offer.
- Ensures accurate assessment of a health system’s baseline status and tracking of progress on ADRD-related quality measures.
- Determines an engagement strategy for each account team made up of staff from across the country, region and chapters.
- Creates, manages, and tracks outcomes for account team.
- Provides leadership to the account manager and subject matter experts for successful outcomes.
- Promotes and/or participates in Association-wide programs and initiatives.
- Promotes and/or participates in special events, fund development, and advocacy activities.
- Cultivates productive working relationships with decision-makers in health care organization including hospital systems, senior care community-based companies, and long-term care industry.
- Builds a robust stream of referrals to services and programming at the Association from targeted settings.
- Provides training and technical support to health systems and key members of their staff, including clinicians, on the implementation of clinical practice guidelines for timely and accurate ADRD detection, diagnosis, disclosure, and care.
- Advocates for those we serve and the services offered by the chapter, provides information for partners in the community on the programs and services we provide, supports and participates in formal advocacy and public policy activities as requested.
- Interest in and/or willingness to develop working knowledge about Alzheimer's disease and dementia and the impact on diagnosed individuals, families, and caregivers.
- Ensure a full-mission approach to working with all members of the chapter team to achieve common goals.
- Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in health care, health administration, or public health preferred.
- Demonstrates 2 or more years of experience working for or with health systems, or other health care industry experience. Experience in training, quality improvement facilitation, or technical assistance preferred.
- Demonstrates 2 or more years of experience cultivating productive working relationships with decision-makers in client or partner organizations. Experience in account management, consultative sales, or preferred.
- Ability to collaborate and work well as part of a team with flexibility, adaptability, and good humor.
- Ability to travel to perform job duties-70% travel.
- Understands relevant aspects of health systems’ operations, such as quality improvement, person-centered care, access to care, and payment and policy issues.
- Ability to work and succeed in dynamic, fast-paced, and results-oriented, outcome-drive environment.
- Superior self-management skills, team-management skills, independent initiative and ability to collaborate are essential as the staff will be working across three states and nine chapters.
- Ability to work with a wide range of people and organizations including diverse populations.
- Effective written and oral communication skills; with impeccable attention to detail.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office products, especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Google applications; able to perform all training required for organizational CRM system, Personify360.
- Ability to analyze data, course correct, and make timely, appropriate decisions.
- Strong knowledge and abilities related to health care data and analysis.
- Appreciation of cultural and ethnic diversity, especially with respect to outreach to underserved communities.
- Ability to travel locally and regionally as needed to perform job duties.
- Valid driver's license and proof of insurance, and access to dependable automobile.
Time and Hours
- 37.5 hours per week
- Monday - Friday (8:30 am - 4:30 pm)
- Based in Tennessee, work from home
- Alternate hours (mornings, evenings and weekends) required for region-wide work