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Community Development Manager

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Cape Girardeau, MO, USA


Executes a portfolio of community-based 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.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Accountable for the achievement of income performance targets for a portfolio of community-based events which may include: Relay For Life, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Distinguished Events, and other community fundraising events.
  • Responsible for effectively and efficiently completing activities and meeting target deadlines in order to execute successful events.
  • Implements best practices for event revenue growth; drives and encourages creativity and innovation at the event level.
  • Monitors financial expenditures and progress against budgetary plan and takes appropriate measures to meet top line and bottom line goals ensuring a high ROI in meeting revenue targets.
  • Engages, recruits, trains and manages relationships with community volunteers to ensure successful events execution.
  • Manage temporary and/or part-time event staff team to ensure successful events execution (i.e.- for urban model MSABC events).
  • Engages the community to drive increased event participation; including event committee, teams, team members, sponsors, survivor/caregiver engagement, and youth engagement.
  • Actively collaborates with Community Development Distinguished Partners, Cancer Control, and ACS CAN 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 Cancer Control staff for achievement of identified event-related mission goals, including enterprise-wide initiatives. Integrates mission/cancer control activities messaging and within events.
  • Partners with enterprise support and region support services 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 experience survey, comparative event and success factors data.
  • 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.
  • Support ACS CAN grassroots efforts including, ACS CAN membership.
  • Maintains productive and collaborative relationships with the Society’s global headquarters departments and other regions; participates on regional and enterprise projects and committees as appropriate.  
  • Models and fosters behavior that establishes a culture that values the staff/volunteer partnership, and is consistent with the values, goals, and objectives of the Society to create an atmosphere of trust, cooperation, accountability, empowerment, and dedication to the mission.
Educational Background: 
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.

Demonstrates Community Development Competencies:

  • Action oriented - Takes on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.
  • Attracts top talent - Attracts and selects the best talent to meet current and future business needs.
  • Being resilient - Rebounds from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations.
  • Builds networks - Effectively builds formal and informal relationship networks inside and outside the organization.
  • Customer focus - Builds strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
  • Drives engagement - Creates a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives.
  • Balances stakeholders - Anticipates and balances the needs of multiple stakeholders.
  • Ensures accountability - Holds self and others accountable to meet commitments.

Other skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to work successfully in a diverse team environment.
  • Ability to recruit, train and motivate community-based volunteers.
  • Demonstrated ability in handling multiple priorities, project management and meeting deadlines; strong planning and organizational skills.
  • Proven relationship building, persuasion and influence skills.
  • Strong customer service orientation, with extensive experience in effectively addressing and resolving issues with constituents.
  • Ability to proactively monitor and adjust activities to respond to changing circumstances and priorities to meet goals, proactively address issues as they arise and mitigate risks associated to events.
  • Outcome driven; strong project management ability.
  • Able to work through others to accomplish goals.
  • Strong market, community and constituent perspective.
  • Remains composed under stress, handles responses to criticism tactfully and delivers on organizational commitments.
  • Broad knowledge of the overall structure, programs, and services of the American Cancer Society including policies and procedures.
  • Proficient in computer-based information systems.
  • Must have access to car or be able to transport materials to and from meetings and special events/programs. Must be able to staff evening and weekend committee meetings, events and programs. Must be able to lift 30 lbs and perform set up / take down of event equipment.

We are committed to providing staff with fulfilling opportunities to learn, grow and make an impact in their local communities. We offer staff a generous paid time off policy; medical, dental and retirement benefits, and professional development programs to enhance staff skills.

Organization Info

American Cancer Society

Atlanta, GA, United States
Annual Budget : 
More than $500M
About Us

Together with our millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society (ACS) saves lives and creates a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.

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

You can connect with us through LinkedIn groups: American Cancer Society Supporter, American Cancer Society Relay For Life, or American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Sep 9 2019
Active Until: 
Oct 10 2019
Hiring Organization: 
American Cancer Society