Executive Director

The American Brain Foundation’s Executive Director is the organization’s chief executive, and is responsible for managing the Foundation’s staff, finances, brand, partner relationships and other resources, in order to fund innovative brain research. The Executive Director and American Brain Foundation Team will identify research areas that would benefit from added investment, take a lead solicitation role in engaging donors to fund such investments, and will build strong relationships with the American Academy of Neurology and other allied health advocacy groups such as the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, ALS Association, Alzheimer’s Association, the Michael J. Fox Foundation and many others.


Executive Assistant/Operations Coordinator

This position is responsible for the smooth and efficient coordination of the American Brain Foundation’s executive office, governance, and operational needs. Responsibilities include coordinating governance activities, compiling performance metrics, submitting invoices, staffing executive office and other operational needs. To learn more about this position and apply please click here to be directed to the American Academy of Neurology Employment Opportunities Portal.

Great People. Great Mission. Great Benefits. 

Come join our team!

With a bold vision of life without brain disease, the American Brain Foundation supports research to help diagnose, treat, and cure brain diseases and disorders that affect millions of people worldwide. Established in 1992 by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the world’s largest association of neurologists, the American Brain Foundation shares a headquarters with the AAN in downtown Minneapolis. The headquarters, built in 2012, is a beautiful, energy-efficient office in the vibrant Mill District, just steps from the light rail, major bus lines, great parking options, walking/biking paths, and countless dining and entertainment options.

At the American Brain Foundation, we’re dedicated to the success and wellbeing of our employees. We offer a competitive benefits package, including 22 days of PTO, 13 paid holidays, 10.5% 401k contribution (no match required), excellent health insurance, and potential bonus opportunities.

We’re committed to enhancing the lives of our team and helping them grow as people and as professionals. Our team values include collaboration, engagement, curiosity, excellence, kindness, and fun. To support this, we offer perks like hybrid work and flexible hours, professional development opportunities, team lunches, and a friendly and collaborative culture.