Community Executive, Development
American Cancer Society - Bedford, NH

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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!

Responsible for attainment of dollar and volunteer recruitment and management goals for assigned specialevents including but not limited to Relay For Life, Daffodil Days, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and other special events within assigned geography.

Utilizing the volunteer management model, works through volunteers.

Volunteer management responsibilities include recruitment, training, and delegation to ensure successful implementation of a special event action plan which may include Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Daffodil Days, and Relay for Life, other fund raising event or activity, such as memorial marketing, worksite, clubs and organizations.

Accountable for reaching assigned goals while staying within pre-approved budget and acceptable expense guidelines to achieve maximum net income.

Secures sponsorships and underwriting through individual sales, networking efforts and volunteers.
Identifies Major Gift and Legacies and Planned Giving prospects.

Ensures implementation of data collection for each income activity, including income/expense information and donor/volunteer records.

Works closely with health initiatives, advocacy, communications and corporate relations (where applicable) in a team environment to effectively represent the Society and its mission in the community.

Utilizes sales skills and CRM strategy to retain top donors/top volunteers (i.e. team captains), retrieve lapsed top donors/top volunteers; and provide opportunities to donors/survivors/development volunteers to become advocates and/or health initiatives volunteers.

Personally recruits assigned number of team captains for Relay For Life, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer or selected endurance events each year, and attains fundraising goal in accordance with Fight Back Team Challenge guidelines.

Implements special projects and other duties as needed.

Position Requirements

Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.

One to three years of successful fund raising and/or sales experience required.

Excellent communication, public speaking and interpersonal skills.

Successful Experience in networking, community organizing and outside sales skills required.

Successful Experience recruiting, training, and delegating to volunteers desired.

Proven organizational and time management skills.

Ability to handle multiple tasks.

Ability to work cooperatively and in a team environment with peers and superiors.

Works well with limited supervision.

Can solve problems independently.

Travel required within assigned geography (approximately 60%).

Evening and weekend work required; up to two to three evenings per week during Relay season, plus overnight for Relays.

Computer literate.

Able to work cooperatively and in a team environment with coworkers and supervisors.

May have supervisory responsibilities.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, climb stairs, balance, stoop or kneel.

Some of the work of this position may be performed out of doors in varying climate conditions.

May be required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Staff have 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.

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