ACS gives absolutely no training. You start with a hand-out that tells of a "typical" day. Start: 8:30 am at the local coffee shop, meet a volunteer, then have lunch with a volunteer, go back to the coffee shop and catch up on emails--and you're done at 4:30. That's bologna!!
Truth: Start your day before you're out of bed with an angry text from a volunteer, get to the office where you're drowning in emails, but can't get to them all because you're supposed to be in the field trying to get sponsorships from people you aren't connected with, and recruiting teams to fundraise. You probably have coffee and/or lunch meetings, then a meeting with the group of volunteers after dinner and get home around 11pm. THAT'S a typical day about 16 work days a month. AND, starting in "Relay Season" say goodbye to your weekends, too. OH, and if Relay didn't bring in enough money, then everyone is required to work at additional fundraising jobs through November, while planning for the next Relay year-getting your leadership team in place AND helping with the breast cancer walk. It's plain exhausting.
The people you work with, PTO is generous-if you can squeeze time off into your busy schedule
pay, no raise/incentive to perform, no training, management has no clue