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Board of Directors Online Application

The Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter, one of the largest of the Association's chapters in the country, seeks candidates to fill volunteer positions on its Board of Directors.

Positions are for three-year terms beginning July 1, 2014. The Board of Directors is responsible for setting Chapter strategic implementation plans in accordance with the national Association nationwide strategic plan and overseeing a multi-million dollar Chapter budget that supports programs and services for over 210,000 people in Illinois with Alzheimer's disease, as well as the hundreds of thousands of family, friends, and professionals who are caring for them.

The Board governs on behalf of those affected by Alzheimer's and our donors and assures appropriate organizational performance, which includes fulfilling the mission for the organization, determining the Chapter's future direction in compliance with national policies, and ensuring the Chapter's fiscal health.

Board candidates must have a strong commitment to the Alzheimer's Association's mission, objectives, values and strategic direction. They should be generalists who have a blend of knowledge, skills and relevant experiences in such areas as finance, law, business administration, public policy, fund raising, communications, and volunteerism. Board members must be willing to reach out to their personal contacts with the goal of securing significant monetary and other support for the work of the Chapter and the Association. Board members must reside in the territory served by the Greater Illinois Chapter.

We are specifically seeking individuals with professional experience in the following disciplines: public relations, public policy/advocacy (not currently employed by state or federal government), audit/accounting, and financial investments.

The Greater Illinois Chapter's Governance & Nominating Committee is inviting individuals who meet the qualifications to apply from February 1 to May 1, 2014. All candidates will be evaluated by the Committee and the selected finalists will be interviewed in May or early June, 2014. The final slate will be presented to the Board for election at its June meeting.

Included in this application are details of the position as well as application instructions and timelines. Candidates may apply online at www.alzheimers-illinois.org/application, may download a print version of the application linked above, contact the Office of the President at 847-324-0366 or email cmarsden@alz.org. Please share these materials with someone you feel may be both interested and appropriate for consideration.


Sheri Supena
Chair, Greater Illinois Chapter Nominating Committee

Alzheimer's Association

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