The Sr. Director, Grant Strategy will lead the Alzheimer's Association strategy to build and coordinate federal and state grant sources, build relationships with federal agencies, and serve as internal expert on the development of a government grant portfolio .S/he will provide leadership and strategic coordination to Chapters on their grant portfolios and identify and develop opportunities to collaborate for enhancing our mission delivery.
This position reports to the Chief Program Officer.
The preferred location for this position is the National office in Chicago or Washington D.C.. However, a work from home office situation may also be considered, provided it is based in a location near a major airport.
Essential Job Functions
- Serve as a senior leader in the Programs department to advance key strategic priorities, including the organizational federal grant strategy that will enhance care and support provision nationwide for people living with dementia/Alzheimer's and their caregiver.
- Work closely with the Chapters to create infrastructure and strategy to support and coordinate Chapter developed grant proposals that maximize our ability to delivery evidence-based care and support services. This may include a repository of grant applications, training for chapter based staff on grant writing tools and resources, or identification of regional and area opportunities for grant coordination.
- Build internal and external Principal Investigator cadre for utilization in grant response, delivery, and evaluations.
- Build relationships with agencies, organizations, universities and associations to provide background and leadership on the Association's programs and key objectives. Become an expert in agency funding opportunities and coordinate response and ability to delivery.
- Bachelor's degree in management, public health, or related subject required; Advanced degree in one of these disciplines preferred.
- 10+ years progressive experience in grant strategy and management
- 5+ years leadership/management experience managing a professional staff team, including a team that is geographically dispersed.
- Demonstrated expertise in federal and state grant sources, reporting requirements, and managing funding partnership
- Proven success in managing a grant strategy and grant portfolio department.
- Evidence of building relationships with federal funding agencies, inclusive of CMS, ACL, HHS, or CDC.
- Proven ability to build internal relationships, develop strategic objectives and provide training and support to deliver in a chapter/affiliate environment.
- Experience building and utilizing cohorts of Principal Investigators, whether university-based or internal to the organization.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills demonstrated through professional presentations to influence multiple stakeholders including government agencies, universities, and internal to the organization.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively lead, coach, and develop staff
- Proven ability to be a part of a dynamic leadership team and partner with peers to accomplish large scale projects
- Ability to manage multiple tasks and adjust work plan to accommodate opportunities to collaborate on quality care issues
- Ability and knowledge to think strategically to determine long-term implications of decisions
- Ability to analyze complex situations and propose solutions which support the Association's mission and vision
- Ability to travel nationally via air and surface transportation, as needed. Estimated travel is 20 - 30%.
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Alzheimer's Association, National Office
225 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60601
We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employerand we appreciate your interest in the Alzheimer's Association.