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Senior Specialist, Strategic Partnerships

Job ID 5132459

Position Description

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is the nation's leading cancer advocacy organization. Together with our charitable partner, the American Cancer Society, we work in Congress, state legislatures and local jurisdictions to support evidence-based policy and legislative solutions designed to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. Based in Washington, DC with offices throughout the country, ACS CAN works to encourage elected officials and candidates to make cancer a top national priority.

Leads execution of programs, projects, and initiatives for ACS CAN corporate and external partners.  Serves as a connection point for all ACS CAN as well as ACS Corporate and Distinguished Partners (and other) staff to ensure the fulfillment and delivery of ACS CAN corporate membership benefits, key programs and projects, and strategic partnerships.

Primarily responsible for creating and implementing the programmatic elements of the ACS CAN corporate membership program for our partners including but not limited to corporate member lunches, conference calls, and national events.

• Implement a corporate communications strategy to include producing a monthly newsletter, sending regular updates to corporate members, developing and updating donor/partnering packages, preparing relevant presentations, correspondence, briefings, and developing other communications as needed.
• Develop and update ACS CAN sales materials and sponsorship opportunity book. Work with both ACS and ACS CAN staff to improve these materials. Maintain the Strategic Partnerships Society Source (internal web page) and SharePoint (staff resource page).
• Regularly update the Corporate Membership list, materials, spreadsheet and website. Maintain records of donations from corporate partners.
• Coordinate and run work group meeting and organization for national events including the National Forum on the Future of Health Care (in coordination with the Policy team) and the Government Relations Directors Training (in coordination with the State & Local Campaigns team).
• Build relationships with existing corporate partners to ensure their satisfaction with the corporate membership program.  Develop ideas to improve this program.
• Work with members of the ACS CAN Federal, Policy, and State and Local Campaign teams to develop opportunities for further corporate engagement and restricted gifts by monitoring emerging policy issues where synergy might exist.
• Work with ACS CAN and ACS staff to prepare them to meet with and work with corporate partners.
• Builds strong relationships and directly collaborate with staff within ACS’s Corporate & Distinguished Partners teams to leverage external affiliations and accomplish shared goals.
• Supports ACS CAN’s Vice President, Strategic Partnerships to ensure mission, top line, and bottom line goals are reached as well as compliance with appropriate policies.  
• Responsible for integration across ACS CAN teams, as well as ACS Corporate & Distinguished Partners, Health Systems, and Community Engagement teams within the Region and enterprise to meet shared objectives and goals, and to exchange innovative ideas, best practices, successes, and lessons learned. Conduct trainings and best practice sharing sessions as appropriate.
• Ensure a consistent ACS CAN and ACS image throughout all product lines, promotional materials, and events.
• Build relationships with ACS CAN and ACS staff to research and identify prospects that have potential to partner with, and contribute to, ACS CAN.
• Actively demonstrates and cascades the enterprise-wide mindsets: integrity, collaboration and stewardship.
• Works continually to improve processes and policies to make ACS CAN more efficient, effective, and easier with which to conduct business.

Position Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, or related field. Preferred five years’ experience executing corporate programs, projects, and partnerships for a multi-million-dollar organization.  Needs a strong background in and understanding of health policy issues.

Program or project management experience is preferred.

• Able to manage and motivate diverse groups and individuals, and work successfully as a leader in a team environment.
• Able to interact effectively with representatives of all levels from Fortune 1000, large corporations, policymakers, key thought leaders, patient advocacy organizations, and other stakeholders.
• Outcome driven with strong project planning and organization skills.
• Strong customer service orientation, with extensive experience in effectively addressing, negotiating, and resolving issues with constituents as they arise.
• Ability to respond appropriately and effectively to changing circumstances and priorities.
• Demonstrated ability in handling multiple priorities, supporting multiple accounts, managing projects and tracking expenses, timelines, and coordinating resources.
• Able to integrate and analyze information to assist with recommending options and solutions.  
• Remains composed under stress, handle responses to criticism tactfully and take responsibility for delivering on organizational commitments.  
• Ability to analyze and integrate information from relevant sources and make appropriate decisions.
• Broad knowledge of the overall structure, programs, and services of the American Cancer Society including policies and procedures.
• Knowledge of product marketing/sales concepts.
• Outstanding presentation skills.
• Proficient in computer-based applications.
• Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.

It is the policy of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network not to discriminate against any employee or any applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status or veteran status.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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