Sr. Manager, Relay for Life
American Cancer Society - Burbank, CA

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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!

This position (Relay For Life Manager) supports 5 communities where Relay For Life is implemented. The Relay Manager is responsible for developing broad-based community support for the Relay For Life program. Recruit, train, and manage community volunteer committees to implement and accomplish goals for 5 Relay For Life events.

Relationship Manager to 5 committees and over 100 participants in the communities to be supported.

Responsible for recruiting new volunteers/teams/sponsors and fundraisers to the American Cancer Society Relay For Life events.

Primary relationship manager to top Teams for existing and new events.

Responsible for Survivor Recruitment, Fight Back integration, as well as ACS CAN recruitment.

Position Requirements

Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Education, Health or related field or equivalent combination of course work, work and life experience. Minimum 2 years successful leadership role in nonprofit fund raising, volunteer development, community organization, program planning and staff management desired. ACS or other not-for-profit field experience a definite plus.

Strong background in recruitment/sales as well as relationship management needed.

Knowledge of the population and demographics of the community.

Ability to work with and within the community with volunteers, community and corporate leaders.

Strong sales and initiative a must.

Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus.
Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.

Must have the ability to travel by car and/or airplane to event/meeting sites throughout California and the country.

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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The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major...