POSITION TITLE: Making Strides Corporate Engagement Executive Ambassador
The Making Strides Corporate 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 Corporate Engagement Executive Ambassador’s primary responsibility is to secure financial, in-kind, and mission support from new and returning Making Strides event sponsors and to ensure that all sponsors are appropriately recognized and thanked for their support. This person will work with their ACS staff partner to approach medical, health, and fitness- oriented businesses, women-owned businesses, and other organizations. This person will lead the entire planning committee in exercises that produce relationship introductions for the purpose of soliciting for new sponsorship and sponsorship teams.
- Develop a sponsorship goal plan and strategies targeting potential sponsors, working with the event staff partner and following the appropriate sponsorship guidelines
- Create and cultivate executive-level teams and sponsorships for Making Strides
- Utilize your personal sphere of influence, as well as the network you encounter through your Ambassador position, to identify potential sponsors
- Develop relationships with new, current, or recurring event-level cash sponsors, team-level cash sponsors, and in-kind sponsors
- Manage teams and track progress recruited from your corporate engagement efforts
- Partner with event staff partner and other ACS Account Management staff to assure that all sponsors receive any and all contracted benefits
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 business community and in the identification and recruitment of additional fundraising and sponsorships for the event. The most successful people in this role: have a wide sphere of influence in the community; have the ability to motivate a sub-committee; are comfortable doing presentations and handling negotiations; and have strong listening, communication, and leadership 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
- Donor Management
- Business Development & Sales Management
- Customer Acquisition
- Market Research / Analysis
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 21
- January - October: 4-8 hours/month
- Monthly Board meetings, One-year commitment (maximum two-year term)
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