Development Manager (Former Employee) – Bakersfield, CA – April 15, 2014
Communicating with committees and community the importance of fundraising goals for the mission of saving lives with education on lung health and improving air quality. The management staff is very good and very helpful. The hardest part of this job was goals to exceed pressure and events being close together. I so enjoyed working with my hard working coworkers, knowing that all had many duties to make the events a success. Seeing community members that volunteer their time is very enjoyable.
Internship (Former Employee) – Charleston, WV – January 21, 2014
I worked there as an Intern while I was in college for 8 months. I was able to answer the phone, assist with projects for the coming year throughout West Virginia. Made outbound calls throughout the state to prepare for Mountain Biking. The people were great to work with. I learned a lot.
great people to work with
since i was an intern i did not get paid and they were not hiring at the time pending my graduation.
PROGRAM ASSISTANT (Volunteer) (Former Employee) – El Paso, TX – November 20, 2013
Volunteering for the American Lung Association was always such a pleasure. There was always different events we would cater and I would always learn something new. Management was fantastic and made sure that we knew the tasks at hand.
Intern (Current Employee) – Orlando, FL – July 7, 2013
I enjoy each day I go to work, having learned about strategic planning, writing grants and marketing strategies. I also love my Co Workers who are always very kind. It is hard to always know how to speak with those people who need help when they call but I am able to deal with it fine by asking other staff questions.
I learned a lot about the non-profit aspect of the health care industry. I learned so much about the lung association and what they goals and missions are. I completely support them and everything that they stand for. While my internship lasted only a semester, I see myself volunteering with them in my future to give back to my community. My co-workers were great and I learned off of them. We all got along really well, and were able to work well together. The hardest part of the job was calling people, asking them to sponsor us. No one wants to harass people, begging for money, so that was definitely hard to do every day, especially when many people didn't respond positively. The best part, however, was working the Cars for the Cure event. While it was a very long day of work, seeing so many people that are impacted and all of our hard work come together was very rewarding.
small staff, family-like atmosphere, work well as team
Program Assistant (Former Employee) – Charleston, SC – April 24, 2013
I LOVED working with the American Lung Association. The whole staff felt like family, from our office all the way down to Jacksonville. There is just such a great support system and everyone there loves what they do. It is an incredibly rewarding place to work. The hours are awesome and it's a pleasure going into the office each day. The programs that are promoted are wonderful and there is a strong sense of community. I would highly recommend working for the ALA.
Great place to learn about non-profit event marketing
Event Marketing Intern (Former Employee) – Providence, RI – April 17, 2013
Calling past participants of the event to inquire about their participation in the event coming up. Calling local companies along the bike route to offer them an advertising opportunity in our guide book. I learned that marketing takes a lot of mailings, emails, and making cold-call to ensure participation and sponsors. Management was great, always willing to help whenever I had questions. Always gave appropriate and accurate direction. Co-workers were great, very friendly and willing to answer all questions.
A great non-profit organization full of passionate people who want to spread the word about the harm smoking causes.
Internship (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – March 15, 2013
I was an intern; however, I was seen as a regular employee from the first day which I appreciated. My preceptor was great, and showed me the ropes if you will on how the organization is ran and all that goes into it. I feel very lucky that I was able to be an intern, and appreciate my experience there everyday!