Community Development Manager (Current Employee) – Michigan – August 10, 2018
This job will suck your soul. The cause is great, you can make more of a difference by creating Relay team. But relay is dying, nobody wants to help plan it. Upper management is removed from the mission. They are privelidged and spend donor dollars inappropriately.
This was the best first job ever. I was encouraged to develop my skills and was routine promoted,
Director of Finance (Former Employee) – Nashville, TN – August 6, 2018
This was the most rewarding of jobs. I worked with the patients as well as volunteers on a daily basis. To be able to helps the patients with there day-to-day needs was very humbling. To get to know the thousands of volunteer was quite a unique experience, Management was very interested in it's staff getting heavily involved in patient care, fundraising and public education. This organization encouraged financial building for the future, great benefits, mentoring and furthering job skills,
work environment, management, benefits & working with the public
the TN Division, as well as many other state offices, was closed for cost efficiency
Volunteer (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – August 1, 2018
Volunteer opportunities are open for all to help fundraise for the American Cancer Society. Relay for LIfe, Strides and other programs are just a few programs among the American Cancer Society umbrella.
Community Development Manager (Current Employee) – Boston Market – July 31, 2018
For the nonprofit sector, ACS is one of the better paying organizations. However, when you count in all of the extra hours you work without overtime, it does not even out. There is an expectation that employees work well beyond their hours, stay late, have night and weekend meetings. Occasionally we can flex hours but that is dependent on your manager. The turnover is extremely fast and now that most employees will now be remote, I expect it to be worse. I'm uncomfortable in this work culture, especially because ACS claims to be a "grass roots" organization when our CEO is making 7 figures. It is very very corporate.
Recruiter/Specialty Sales (Former Employee) – Tucson, AZ – July 27, 2018
Recruiting for fund raising consisted of heavy cold-calling various businesses in the community to request their support in helping raise funds. Worked through databases. Visiting businesses to drop off information packets to educate them in their donation efforts within. Weekly staff meetings. Emailing daily/weekly status reports to Team Leaders. Everyone working towards the same goals. Friendly team and support. Very rewarding.
Relaxed working environment
Cold calling could be difficult; need to be persistent and friendly.
Recruiter (Current Employee) – Manasquan, NJ – July 26, 2018
Everyone I have encountered here is mission driven, nice and helpful. It is a great place to work and everyone supports one another. I am seasonal and they keep asking me back year after year, I would love to be full time. The benefits seem to be fantastic.
A place to work where your passion can shine through.
Director of Planned Giving (Former Employee) – Bedford, NH – July 18, 2018
My position was very autonomous and required self-initiative and drive. Travel was a required component of the job, which I liked very much. ACS does a great deal to insure that employees have a good work-life balance.
Must be able to cope with managing some volunteers who can be difficult and others that just don't have the time to do things the organizations ways. Will meet great people and great friends.. Fundraising can be difficult but have found that the poorest people give the most and have huge hearts. Will have a blast meeting new people and will be sad at times losing people that have become your friends. Must have a strong heart and passion for the cause to be successful