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Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Alzheimer's Association

Job Description

The Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion provides leadership and strategic direction to the Chapter’s efforts to advance health equity in underserved and underrepresented communities. Reporting to the Executive Director as a member of the Chapter leadership team, this leader will actively collaborate to ensure a strong focus on diversity, equity and inclusion in all strategic plan pillars and Chapter activities. Outcomes include recruiting and successfully collaborating with diverse community partner organizations, community leaders and volunteers, building and conducting culturally appropriate programs and campaigns to reach diverse audiences, and ultimately driving KPI growth measuring the Alzheimer’s Association’s reach in diverse communities.


Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and execute community forums to assess the needs of diverse communities, learn from the perspectives of diverse communities, and tailor action plans to address needs.
  • Conduct external market research to maintain knowledge of Indiana communities, needs and opportunities to drive timely and relevant collaboration with other community-based organizations, faith communities, businesses, individuals and projects or initiatives to advance health equity.
  • Analyze service data dashboard to identify gaps in mission delivery within diverse communities.
  • Develop and manage a multi-year business plan for the ALZ Equity for Indiana project, designed to advance health equity and grow the reach of the Chapter’s services among diverse communities.
  • Build a community action network (coalition) to support DEI strategic plan goals and drive growth in the Alzheimer’s Association’s reach among diverse communities, specifically Black, Hispanic/Latino and LGBTQ audiences.
  • Identify volunteer community leaders and implement a volunteer recruitment strategy. Recruit, train, deploy and successfully partner with diverse volunteers to conduct outreach and deliver programs.
  • Accountable for managing budget.
  • Both personally and through volunteers, build and deliver culturally appropriate education and support programs tailored to diverse communities.
  • Engage new and existing diverse community partners to understand emerging priorities and unmet needs and continually assess areas of intersection with the Alzheimer’s Association strategic priorities.
  • Represent the Alzheimer’s Association in the community on relevant coalitions, committees, task forces or groups in the community.
  • Coordinate outreach through community events and speaking opportunities to raise the Association’s visibility in diverse communities.
  • Collaborate with Communications Director on a culturally relevant awareness campaign with diverse media outlets and Chapter communications channels to grow awareness of Alzheimer’s and other dementia, as well as the 24/7 Helpline and Alzheimer’s Association resources.
  • Ensure all Chapter staff and key volunteers are trained in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Keep staff and volunteers informed of current issues and updates.
  • Ensure work is documented in a timely, consistent and thorough manner in databases and systems (Personify, moves management, program volunteer community, etc.)
  • Develop and oversee the department budget, goals and objectives.
  • Provide support to staff in other pillars and departments in the development of priorities that support health equity and reflect the perspectives and priorities of diverse communities - including but not limited to public policy, health systems, care and support, concern and awareness, and fund development.


  • Bachelor’s degree in public health or related field, Master’s degree preferred
  • Five years of senior leadership experience, including three years of leadership experience in the area of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Superior self-management skills, as independent initiative and ability to collaborate are essential
  • Ability to build effective relationship networks (inside and outside the Association), including supporting others to work towards common objectives
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, reflecting an understanding of the appropriate use of communication technologies and an appreciation that each audience requires its own approach
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills that reflect an understanding of different learning modalities, group process, and cultural diversity
  • Deadline and detail oriented, adaptable and able to manage multiple projects and tasks
  • Ability to work with diverse communities and demonstrate inclusion
  • Excellent followup skills

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Proficiency in English language, bilingual preferred
  • Excellent communication, organizational, interpersonal and computer skills
  • Self-starter, willing to take the initiative
  • Experience in geriatrics and/or Alzheimer’s care preferred
  • Willingness to work occasional weekends and evenings
  • Willingness to travel throughout Chapter territory and fly to national meetings
  • Access to reliable transportation, must have valid driver’s license and proof of insurance

Title: Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - Greater Indiana Chapter

Position Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Full time or Part time: Full Time

Position Grade: 207

Reports To: Executive Director

Who We Are:

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia- by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

At the Alzheimer’s Association, our employees are at the core of all we do. Our network of more than 1,900 employees across the United States makes a difference each and every day for those impacted by Alzheimer’s and those at risk for the disease.

We warmly invite qualified applicants to consider this opportunity to make a life-changing impact on the millions living with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers and those that may develop the disease in the future. Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website www.alz.org/jobs to explore who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work for the last twelve years in a row.

At the Alzheimer's Association®, we believe that diverse perspectives are critical to achieving health equity - meaning that all communities have a fair and just opportunity for early diagnosis and access to risk reduction and quality care. The Association is committed to engaging underrepresented and underserved communities and responding with resources and education to address the disproportionate impact of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Employees working 24 hours/week or more are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, flex accounts, short and long-term disability, life insurance, long term care insurance, tuition reimbursement, generous Paid Time Off, 12 annual holidays and Paid Family Leave, as well as an annual Cultural & Heritage Day and Volunteer Day of their choosing. They are also eligible for our gold standard 401(k) retirement plan.

Full time employees (37.5 hours/week), will enjoy all of the above plus an annual School Visitation Day and an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing.

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