POSITION TITLE: Making Strides Community Engagement Executive Ambassador
The Making Strides Community Engagement Executive Ambassador represents the American Cancer Society in the community, builds relationships, and uses their contacts, influence, and resources to further our lifesaving mission.
The Community Engagement Executive Ambassador’s primary responsibility is to gain support for Making Strides within the local community through networking events and community events, and to develop a strategy to recruit, retain, and communicate with teams. They will also work with their ACS staff partner to secure avenues for distribution of Making Strides registration papers, posters, and other promotional resources to recruit new teams from all different communities and groups.
- Develop relationships with new and current community teams
- Manage teams recruited directly from your community engagement efforts
- Develop marketing strategies to reach a larger market within the metro area
- Research other community events and outreach opportunities with goal of creating and cultivating community teams (friends/family, social clubs, youth, churches, military, schools/universities, multi-cultural, LGBT, etc.)
- Work with staff partner to create a sub-committee (and "street team") of volunteers to help support you in your role (ex: Team Recruitment chair, Marketing chair, Networking chair, etc.)
- Work with event staff partner to compile a list of potential distribution avenues and develop a collateral distribution plan and other promotional strategies
The Making Strides Corporate Engagement Executive Ambassador proactively advances the work of the American Cancer Society by serving as a representative, relationship builder, and recognition provider.
- Representative - Spokesperson, advocate, and champion who believes in our mission to save lives from cancer and can compel others to support our efforts
- Actively invest their time in learning and experiencing the breadth and depth of our organization
- Lead by example in supporting the mission of the organization and educating others in their sphere of influence
- Keep abreast of American Cancer Society activities, accomplishments, and policies
- Serve as a spokesperson/expert for advocacy issues at the local, state, and federal levels
- Promote/support American Cancer Society priorities
- Provide input and feedback to organization leadership
- Provide clarity to community members regarding our priorities
- Relationship Builder - Integrator, collaborator, connector, communicator, and bridge builder who attracts others with their confidence and commitment to the American Cancer Society
- Leverage expertise and sphere of influence to engage new leadership and partners in supporting our efforts
- Proactively and strategically provide outreach and open doors for our organization
- Actively participate in community engagement and the implementation of our events and programs
- Act as a voice for the American Cancer Society through effective communication around issues that promote our vision, mission, and program of work
- Recruit new volunteers for the American Cancer Society
- Recognition Provider - Leader, influencer, and go-getter who enjoys celebrating others and has a spirit of gratitude and appreciation
- Actively participate in recognizing our volunteers, donors, and partners
- Provide recognition to volunteers through a variety of in-person and communication outreach
Individuals in this role are comfortable representing the American Cancer Society and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer within the community. The most successful people in this role: have a wide sphere of influence in the community and are comfortable doing presentations to promote community participation in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event; enjoy working with different groups of all ages and backgrounds; and have strong listening and communication skills.
Recommended Training / Time Commitment:
- American Cancer Society Volunteer Orientation
- Role-specific trainings with staff partner
- Additional trainings may include: Sharing Our Story Workshop, Where the Money Goes, MSABC Ambassador
Training, ACS Mission Programs: Knowledge Check
- One-year commitment (maximum two-year term)
- Monthly Committee Meetings
- January-October: 4-8 hours/month
- Program Management
- Business Development
- Customer Service
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- January - October: 4-8 hours/month
- Monthly Board Meetings, One-year commitment (maximum two-year term)
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