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American Diabetes Association Overview

Alexandria, VA
501 to 1000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) lives for the day when it has no customers, but for now seeks to serve the more than 28 million children and adults in the US who have the disease. It is a nonprofit research, information, and advocacy organization that is working to ... Read more

American Diabetes Association – Why Work For Us?

Nationwide Employment Opportunities Available!

Working for the American Diabetes Association means impacting millions of people, making a difference and working toward a brighter future for those with diabetes.

Join our life-changing team. We offer competitive salaries, comprehensive benefit plans, a work-life balance and an environment that fosters diversity and inclusion.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/D/V

Together, we can do more... for the cause.

Today's American Diabetes Association is touching the lives of these individuals living with diabetes and their families more than ever. How are we doing it?

By raising funds for research to find a cure, striving to educate every ethnic community, and fighting for the rights of people living with diabetes. 

We lead the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fight for those affected by diabetes.

  • We fund research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes. We deliver services to hundreds of communities.
  • We provide objective and credible information.
  • We give voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. 

The moving force behind the work of the Association is a network of more than one million volunteers, a membership of more than 500,000 people with diabetes, their families and caregivers, a professional society of nearly 14,000 health care professionals, as well as more than 800 staff members.

Robin Richardson

Chair of the Board

Robin Richardson is Chair of the American Diabetes Association, the nation's largest voluntary health organization leading the fight to Stop Diabetes®. He is Senior Vice President of Moda Health, where he is the senior executive responsible for the company's Government Accounts, Pharmacy, and Medicaid programs as well as its Human Resources department.

Richardson has been a volunteer for the American Diabetes Association for 17 years. Locally, he served as Chair of the Oregon/Southwest Washington/Idaho Community Leadership Board where he was instrumental in setting a new tone and improving volunteer and staff engagement. Throughout his volunteer service he helped the Portland Gala to become a well-known area event. More recently he has been involved in helping launch and establish the Father of the Year event in Portland. In addition to his leadership on a local level, his national service with the American Diabetes Association includes service on the National Board of Directors from 2008-2010 as well as service on a variety of national committees such as chairing the recent CEO Search Committee, and membership on the Finance Committee, National Service Achievement Awards Committee, the Income Development Committee and others.

Margaret Powers, PhD, RD, CDE

President, Health Care & Education

Margaret (Maggie) Powers is President, Health Care & Education, of the American Diabetes Association, the nation's largest voluntary health organization leading the fight to Stop Diabetes®. Dr. Powers conducts research and has a clinical practice as a registered dietitian and diabetes educator at the International Diabetes Center at Park Nicollet in Minneapolis. Her research focuses on improving diabetes outcomes including factors that affect the clinical, psychosocial and behavioral aspects of diabetes.

Powers has been an American Diabetes Association volunteer for more than 25 years including serving as a founding editor of Diabetes Spectrum. She is the lead author of the 2015 Joint Position Statement on Diabetes Self-management Education and Support published by the American Diabetes Association, American Association of Diabetes Educators and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is the recipient of the American Diabetes Association's Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award and has published research, authored numerous articles and chapters, published five books and is an international presenter.

Powers holds a doctorate in education with a focus on performance improvement from Capella University. She received her Master of Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University. She completed her dietetic internship at Cook County Hospital in Chicago.

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    I worked at American Diabetes Association full-time (Less than a year)


    Nice work environment, Very nice people


    Remote management has no idea how to run events. Runs/Walk are fine anything else was not done well. Signature Event at FedEx was a disaster. ALOT of turnover. Many people up and quit.

    Advice to Management

    Use the skill and knowledge of the people you hire. Don't try to make them conform to everything. The process was broken, that was why you made the effort to fix it. let it be fixed

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American Diabetes Association Interviews



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    Associate Director Interview

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    I applied online. I interviewed at American Diabetes Association.


    Long, nothing face to face. Everything was set up through the recruiter.

    Interviewer missed the second interview. Hired me 30 mins after my second interview. I did not meet my hiring manager until 3 months in. I quit shortly after. She clearly had no leadership ability or knowledge of what we were trying to pull off.

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