Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Survivorship Executive Ambassador


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4550 E. Bell RdSuite 126Phoenix, AZ 85032


POSITION TITLE: Making Strides Survivorship Executive Ambassador

The Making Strides Survivorship Executive Ambassador represents the American Cancer Society in the community, builds relationships, and uses their contacts, influence, and resources to further our lifesaving mission.

Role Description:

The Survivor Ambassador will bring their past experiences with breast cancer to help their ACS staff partner and other ambassadors understand the needs and wants of our survivor participants. The Survivor Ambassador will help build a year-round survivor engagement plan to keep survivors connected with our event and one another through mailings, social events, walk day activities, etc. They will work closely with our National Survivor Ambassador ZTA (where applicable), help recruit new survivors to become involved in our event, and will participate in the planning process of our Survivor tent area and recognition activities at the walk.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Work with ACS staff to implement a plan for continual communication with survivors
  • Implement an outreach plan to invite current survivors to Kickoff, encourage their participation as a Team Leader, and encourage them to invite other survivors from their personal network
  • Work with ACS health systems staff to recruit new Survivors from local hospitals, cancer centers, support groups, etc., to participate in Making Strides events
  • Help organize a pre-walk Survivor celebration/reception (if this applies to your event plan) to honor and recognize survivors and provide an opportunity for them to connect with one another
  • Work with their staff partner to organize the overall plan for walk day Survivorship area, including special survivor activities, ceremonies, refreshments, and gifts/give-a-ways
  • Assist in educating survivors about the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer prevention, detection, and support services
  • Ensure Survivors are celebrated and recognized and their caregivers are thanked and acknowledged throughout the year and especially on walk day
  • Work with their staff partner to create a sub-committee of volunteers to help support them in their role and expand Survivor involvement within the community

Additional Responsibilities:

The Making Strides Survivorship 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 will use survivor recruitment resources and tools to clearly communicate the benefits of becoming involved with the American Cancer Society and the Making Strides event. This person will develop relationships with and serve as the primary contact for survivors and organizations that serve or interact with large numbers of survivors.

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
  • Monthly committee meetings
  • Year-round: 2-4 hours/week


  • Networking
  • Project Management
  • Customer Acquisition
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Customer Service
  • Community Outreach

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 21
  • Year-round: 2-4 hours/week
  • Monthly Board meetings, One-year commitment

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