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The Diverse Elders Coalition is currently seeking a new National Director! See below for position description and how to apply. Apply by May 5th for priority application consideration!

Diverse Elders Coalition – National Director

Full-time, exempt (35 hours/week)

Remote position with 20% travel to meetings, conferences, and trainings across the United States

The Diverse Elders Coalition (DEC) is seeking an accomplished, passionate National Director to lead our coalition’s growing presence in the fields of aging policy advocacy and training. The National Director will be responsible for developing the coalition’s policy advocacy and training programs, representing our members and our work at public events, and coordinating the successful completion of grants and projects. We are looking for someone who is committed to social justice, interested in improving the lives of older adults and family caregivers in diverse communities, and excited to work with our staff and coalition member organizations toward our vision of a just, equitable world.

Founded in 2010, the Diverse Elders Coalition works to improve aging in racially and ethnically diverse communities, American Indian and Alaska Native communities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities. Our six member organizations are trusted, committed experts on aging in the communities they represent, and together, we have developed a powerful voice committed to ensuring that diverse elders have a say in the policies and programs that impact our lives. Our member organizations include:

  • National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA) – Seattle, WA
  • The National Caucus & Center on Black Aging (NCBA) – Washington, DC
  • National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA) – Washington, DC
  • National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA) – Albuquerque, NM
  • SAGE – New York, NY
  • Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) – Washington, DC

Reports to: Chief of Staff, SAGE


Projects and Programs

  • In partnership with DEC members, develop and lead implementation of national strategies related to key policy priorities, including:
    • Monitoring key aging legislation (i.e. Older Americans Act) and ensuring that diverse communities are included in decision-making and programming
    • Coordinating outreach to the U.S. government (including executive branch, legislative branch, and related agencies) to educate policymakers about the needs of our communities
    • Promoting voting and civic engagement while also developing grassroots leadership from within our communities
    • Supporting policies that improve the lives of older adults and family caregivers
    • Monitoring governmental activities that could impact the elders in our communities to ensure an appropriate response from the DEC on opportunities and/or threats
  • Developing and executing plans to meet all deliverables of DEC grants and projects
  • Coordinating and facilitating meetings with numerous internal and external project stakeholders
  • Developing, refining, and delivering trainings for healthcare providers, social services providers, and partners in the field on the needs of diverse elders and family caregivers
  • Preparing reports on DEC activities and outcomes for members, funders and other key stakeholders


  • Preparing press releases, fact sheets, talking points and media bulletins to promote DEC activities
  • Developing communications strategy for the DEC’s online and offline media, and working with DEC staff to execute that strategy, including authoring and coordinating content for the DEC’s website and social media accounts
  • Working closely with members to facilitate effective communications about the DEC’s priorities with partners and constituents around the country, helping our networks learn more about the concerns of diverse elders
  • Coordinating and facilitating communications between the coalition members, such as scheduling monthly full coalition calls or coming to consensus on a joint statement
  • Managing the internal communications of the coalition, including internal email listservs, phone communications, online document storage and agenda items/meeting minutes from coalition calls


  • Developing the DEC’s annual workplans and operating budgets for approval by members
  • Monitoring ongoing expenditures and propose adjustments as needed to offset unexpected changes in revenues and/or expenses
  • Managing the efforts of any consultants or partners we may engage on individual projects or coalition business
  • Coordinating the travel and other logistics for DEC presence at meetings and events, including conferences, briefings and in-person coalition meetings
  • Effectively leading and managing DEC staff


  • Strategizing and identifying potential projects and funders
  • Cultivating and managing funder relationships
  • Developing and writing grant proposals, drafting project timelines, and developing budgets
  • Working with the SAGE Chief of Staff, other DEC staff, and DEC members to fulfill grant reporting requirements
  • Identifying and pursuing new partnerships and alliances that could strengthen the power of the coalition, including identifying new coalition members


  • 4-year college degree or equivalent work experience
  • At least three years’ experience working in a director role, preferably at a nonprofit or coalition organization
  • Strong writing skills and experience writing public-facing reports, articles, blog posts, etc. for a variety of consumers
  • Strong communication skills, with demonstrated ability to efficiently facilitate both public and private meetings
  • Self-starter who has experience working remotely, good organizational skills, strong attention to detail, team player, and ability to successfully manage multiple simultaneous projects
  • Experience delivering trainings and presentations to varied audiences preferred, but excellent public speaking skills a must
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to successfully and respectfully work with a diverse group of stakeholders from varied backgrounds
  • Experience working with the unique needs of racially and ethnically diverse populations, American Indian and Alaska Native communities, and / or lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities preferred
  • Bilingual language skills a plus

Please submit your resume and cover letter to careers@diverseelders.org.