CEO, Aging Life Care Association

Tucson, Arizona, United States Full-time

 

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Aging Life Care Association®

Our Vision

A world where adults and their families live well as they face the challenges of aging.

Our Mission

Leading the community of Aging Life Care Professionals® through education, professional development and ethical standards.

Our Role

We develop expertise; enhance the success of members; share a unique knowledge base and promote the interests of the Aging Life Care™ profession.

 

The Aging Life Care Association (ALCA), a nonprofit association with approximately 2,000 members, primarily in the U.S., is governed by an 11-member Board of Directors. Aging Life Care, also known as geriatric care management, is a holistic, client-centered approach to caring for older adults or others facing ongoing health challenges. Working with families, the expertise of Aging Life Care Professionals provides the answers at a time of uncertainty. Their guidance leads families to the actions and decisions that ensure quality care and an optimal life for those they love, thus reducing worry/stress, costly mistakes, and time away from work for family caregivers through:

  • Assessment and monitoring
  • Planning and problem-solving
  • Education and advocacy
  • Family caregiver coaching

ALCA provides timely resources and training to its members through the publication of its bi-annual Journal of Aging Life Care™, the ALCA annual conference, live and pre-recorded webinars, teleconferences, and podcasts, digital resources such as a Knowledge Resource Center and other offerings like e-newsletters, and an Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program. ALCA also provides national visibility and industry promotion through digital marketing strategies, website “Find an Aging Life Care Expert” search, blogs, and white papers.

The Greater ALCA Membership Organization

ALCA has nine regional chapters that, until 2013, were all independent nonprofit corporations. Chapters began to merge with the national association to streamline operations and free up volunteer time that could be spent providing members with more benefits and educational opportunities. As of July 2018, seven of the nine chapters have joined the National Association.

The National Academy of Certified Care Managers (NACCM)

The NACCM is a legally separate entity that manages the certification process conferring the primary certification that ALCA members hold. The CEO and ALCA staff provide administrative support to this separate organization and its 6-member board based on an annual management fee. The CEO will devote approximately 10% of his/her time to the management of the NACCM organization.

The Opportunity for ALCA

By 2030, 1 in 5 people in the US will be over 65. It will be the first time in history that older people will outnumber children.  Many people do not have plans in place as they start to retire—or worse, are confronted by a crisis situation like a stroke or an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. When families, adult children, or the aging person themselves (22% of older adults have no family to support them as they age) are overwhelmed with the reality of growing older, an Aging Life Care Professional can step in to help. Aging Life Care Professionals often have social work, nursing, gerontology or other human service backgrounds, with knowledge in eight core areas (housing, crisis intervention, health and disability, financial, housing, family matters, local resources, legal needs, and advocacy).  Aging Life Care Professionals can help families navigate healthcare and insurance, coordinate aid wherever the client resides, and act as the ‘eyes and ears’ for families who live far away from their older loved ones. Members of the Aging Life Care Association must meet strict experience and education requirements. They also hold themselves to the Association’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics—setting them apart from other care managers in a non-standardized field. The Aging Life Care Association is uniquely positioned to be at the forefront of the aging field in the years to come.

The Position

We seek a big picture thought leader who will create and implement strategies to grow the association, its influence in the field, partnerships, and membership.  As CEO of both ALCA and NACCM, this individual will serve as the primary spokesperson for both organizations. The CEO will build relationships, connections, and opportunities to advance growth strategies, and to promote ALCA membership and the NACCM credential as the gold standards in the field of Aging Life Care.  Working in partnership with a strong Director of Administration (currently serving as Interim CEO), a deeply engaged but geographically dispersed Board of Directors, and a local staff of five, the CEO will own the strategic vision and build the necessary relationships and bridges to meet ambitious association goals. 

The CEO reports to the ALCA Board of Directors and is based in the Tucson, AZ office.

Key Responsibilities for leading ALCA and NACCM

Strategy and Vision

  • Collaborate with both Boards of Directors to create the vision for the future of the organizations which includes the integration of emerging trends.
  • Responsible for developing and recommending strategies for growing the membership of and revenue streams for ALCA and NACCM.
  • Recommend the establishment, modification, or elimination of programs, services, and committees.
  • Assist the boards on policy, planning, and the development of new services.
  • Provide the boards with strategic information needed to make responsible decisions for the organizations.
  • Work with the two Boards of Directors and committees to define the best ways to achieve objectives.
  • Help to identify and develop volunteer leaders within the organizations.

Relationship Building

  • Identify strategic alliances that would benefit ALCA and NACCM. Build and foster these strategic alliances as well as those identified by the two Boards of Directors.
  • Serve as spokesperson for both organizations.

Operational Oversight

  • Lead the organizations in fulfilling their missions.
  • Implement policies within the guidelines set by the budgets and strategic plans.
  • Monitor the fiscal health of the associations and report to the boards.
  • Make timely decisions that are within limits set forth in policy, strategic plans, and budgets.
  • Administer all contracts with vendors and consultants at the direction of the two Boards of Directors.

Qualifications

  •  Creative, big picture, forward thinking.
  • Demonstrated ability to follow through on implementation of strategic plans.
  • Proven experience of taking initiative for building and maintaining strategic partnerships.
  • Demonstrated history of increasing organizational membership and revenue.
  • Ability to promote a positive and inclusive culture with staff and within the organization.
  • Responsive and able to prioritize tasks.
  • Demonstrated history of high level of customer service.
  • Multi-tasker with strong project management skills.
  •  Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Strong ability to solve problems and make decisions.
  • Exercises good judgment.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in collaboration (team player).
  • Knowledge of finance, marketing, and small business management.
  • Must be proficient in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Working knowledge of website function/design and social media.
  •  Knowledge of successful association management practices (preferred).
  • Credentialing experience (preferred).

Education/Experience

  •   Bachelor's degree required in related area preferred (management, non-profit leadership, communication, human services).
  • Association and/or Nonprofit Management leadership experience in a health-related field, 5 years minimum (preferred).

Compensation and Benefits

Annual salary range is $90,000-$110,000, DOE.  Benefits include Medical, Dental, and Vision plans with coverage effective immediately upon start date; two weeks paid vacation, paid holidays, personal days and sick leave; 401k program with employer match. 

Recruitment Process

The deadline to submit application materials is August 29, 2018.  Initial screening interviews will take place through August 31<sup>st</sup>. Video interviews with the search committee will take place September 10-13th and in-person interviews in Tucson on September 24th. Final interviews will take place in New Orleans with the ALCA Board of Directors on October 17<sup>th</sup>. A hiring decision will be made by the end of October. Start date TBD.

To Apply

Please upload your resume and a cover letter in one document by August 29, 2018 to the following URL: https://valtasgroup.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk01ily/

In your cover letter, please describe how your experience and professional passion aligns with the requirements of the CEO position and the mission of ALCA.

ALCA provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. ALCA complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.