Community Manager, Relay for life 22023
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POST DATE 9/3/2016
END DATE 10/28/2016
JOB DESCRIPTIONSave lives. Fulfill yours.
At the American Cancer Society, saving lives is our mission. We achieve our mission by drawing on our humanity. Humanity made up of courage, determination, innovation, passion, empathy, and caring. These are the values that give us the advantage over cancer.
Our work is important. And so are the people doing it. The people who work at the American Cancer Society focus their diverse talents on our singular mission: to end the pain and suffering of cancer. It is a calling. And the people who answer it are fulfilled. We value our employees and nearly 2 million volunteers around the globe that have stood with us through the years, and we will not rest until the fight is won. And that day is drawing nearer.
Executes a portfolio of Relay For Life events, with accountability for significant income targets, as well as event-related mission and advocacy activities. Ensures goal achievement through the effective leadership, engagement, empowerment, and mobilization of event volunteers.
Accountable for the achievement of income performance targets for a portfolio of Relay For Life events, including community feeder events.
Responsible for effectively and efficiently completing activities and meeting target deadlines in order to execute successful events.
Implements best practices for leadership development, increased participation and event revenue growth; drives and encourages creativity and innovation at the community level.
Develops and demonstrates skills in community organization, relationship building and talent identification and leadership development.
Engages, trains and manages relationships with community volunteers to ensure successful events execution, with a focus on event volunteer leadership positions.
Engages the community in Relay For Life to drive increased event participation – event committee, teams, team members, sponsors and survivor/caregiver – including youth engagement through teams in community events, Relay Recess and Field Day, high school Coaches vs. Cancer.
Collaborates with Corporate & Distinguished Partners and Health Systems staff to maximize event success; leverages opportunities to engage constituents from corporate, distinguished partners and health systems activities in events through event sponsorship and participation.
Works in partnership with Health Systems staff for achievement of identified event-related mission goals, including enterprise-wide initiatives. Integrates mission/cancer control activities messaging and within Relay For Life events.
Partners with enterprise support functions and ensures appropriate support is provided for successful execution of events.
Utilizes available tools and processes to maximize event results, including online fundraising.
Utilizes and responds to customer satisfaction survey, comparative event and success factors data.
Monitors progress against objectives; adjusts plans and manages contingency efforts and resources as required.
Ensures strong logistical coordination for assigned events.
Facilitates volunteer retention and ensures meaningful volunteer recognition.
Utilizes defined processes to ensure timely and accurate event data entry.
Ensures compliance with ACS policies, including employment, risk management, event and cash handling, and financial controls.
Works in partnership with ACS CAN, including efforts to increase ACS CAN membership.
Actively demonstrates and cascades the enterprise-wide mindsets: integrity, collaboration and stewardship.
Required Skills / Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in related field and/or equivalent combination of education and experience. One year related experience preferred, working within a multi-million dollar organization a plus.
Preferred Skills / Qualifications:
Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
Able to work successfully in a diverse team environme