One hundred years ago, the American Cancer Society began the fight of a lifetime – the fight against cancer. After 100 years of saving lives and creating more birthdays, we’re leading the way in working tirelessly to transform cancer from deadly to treatable and from treatable to preventable. We want to finish the fight against Cancer. In fact, we’ve never been more ready to put the American Cancer Society out of business.
That’s why we’re embarking on our most ambitious undertaking yet. Each year, we help cancer patients everywhere get the help they need when they need it.
As the largest voluntary health organization, the American Cancer Society is passionately committed to saving lives from cancer. We are working to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays – a world where cancer never steals another year from anyone’s life. The ACS combines relentless passion with the wisdom of nearly a century of experience to make this vision a reality, and they get results. The ACS saves lives by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and fighting back. Thanks in part to this work; nearly 12 million cancer survivors and countless others who have avoided the disease will celebrate a birthday this year.
As the official sponsor of birthdays, we know how important each and every birthday is!
Leads the integration of community engagement, health systems, and corporate and distinguished partner activities for an assigned geography centered around a major metropolitan area . Accountable for mission and income targets through relationship management and engagement of locally based corporations, small health systems, volunteer leadership groups and other community-based assets. Ensures goal achievement through the effective leadership and management of diverse staff, and the engagement and mobilization of volunteers.
•Partners with community, health system, & corporate and distinguished partnership leadership to determine market strategy and objectives for the Society’s community presence and engagement for a broad geography within the Division, anchored around a top 50 metro market.
•Works with Division corporate relations leadership and health systems leadership to determine a strategy for community-based account management, identification of target accounts, account ownership for the assigned geography, and coordination of income and mission opportunities.
•Oversees, manages and builds volunteer leadership groups/community leadership boards as needed in the market to accomplish the mission through the Division’s cancer control, income development, and advocacy activities; ensures volunteer bodies are effective and continually developed and utilized to their full potential to maximize fundraising, volunteer recruitment and other key efforts.
•Leverages volunteers as door openers and relationship builders.
•Manages, coaches, trains and develops a team of community asset engagement staff responsible for execution against identified goals through the mobilization of community-based businesses, health care providers, community leaders, volunteers and other key community constituencies.
•Accountable for achievement of identified community engagement, volunteer, income and mission targets.
•Ensures engagement and mobilization of diverse constituents and volunteers in a prioritized and coordinated way.
•Serves as the primary relationship manager for key community-based accounts and constituents in the major metro market; responsible for leveraging those relationships in a way that supports market based goals and objectives.
•Serves as the primary relationship manager for Coaches vs. Cancer activities with non-Division 1 colleges.
•Develops and leverages relationships, identifying opportunities to maximize engagement through corporate initiatives, distinguished events, major gifts and other areas of focus. Responsible for ensuring relationships are leveraged through the engagement of appropriate staff to align affinities of the constituent with the goals of the Society.
•Leads the volunteer engagement efforts to ensure the volunteer talent and capacity is available to execute community, health system, corporate and distinguished partner activities within the geography
•Monitors progress against objectives; adjusts plans and manages contingency efforts and resources as required.
•Leads by example and provides clear vision of organizational direction and success.
•Responsible for budget oversight and compliance with ACS policies, including employment, risk management, and financial controls.
•Works in partnership with ACS CAN, including efforts to increase ACS CAN membership.
•Actively demonstrates and cascades the enterprise-wide mindsets: integrity, collaboration and stewardship.
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience, plus 8 years community engagement & relationship development experience in a large nonprofit setting, preferably with 4 years in a leadership level management/supervisory capacity of a multi-million dollar organization.
•Able to cultivate relationships with targeted systems and organizations including a diverse population of community leaders and volunteers.
•Strong market, community and constituent perspective.
•Strong experience with community-based program planning and implementation.
•Excellent oral and written communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
•Broad knowledge of the overall structure, programs, and services of the American Cancer Society including policies and procedures
•Ability to analyze and integrate information from relevant sources.
•Ability to proactively monitor and adjust activities to respond to changing circumstances and priorities to meet goals.
•Strong strategic planning skills.
•Outcome driven; strong project management ability.
•Collaborative leadership, management, coaching and development of diverse staff.
•Able to work through others to accomplish goals.
•Ability to create consensus among cross-functional staff and bring closure to projects/initiatives.
•Ability to manage and motivate groups and individuals.
•Proficient in computer-based information systems.
•Ability to understand and work within a complex organizational structure.
•Knowledge of product marketing/sales concepts
Travel, including evening and weekend work required.
Staff has a unique opportunity to save lives through direct mission impact while fulfilling personal and career objectives. The American Cancer Society values accountability and high performance and rewards those teams and team members who continually improve their capability and contribution. The American Cancer Society is also dedicated to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce to help achieve our mission.
Save Lives. Fulfill Yours.
ACS is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds including women, communities of color, the LGBT community, veterans, and people with disabilities.