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American Cancer Society Community Manager Interview Questions

Updated Feb 22, 2015
Updated Feb 22, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Community Event Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at American Cancer Society.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and completed the personality assessment within 48 hours. I received an email from the recruiter requesting a phone interview where I was asked a serious of questions about what I would do in situations as the Community Event Management. After the interview I was advised I would be contacted by the hiring manager and 2 days later I was for a brief phone talk about the position which will be tomorrow.

    Interview Questions
    • If you were working with two volunteers who did not get along what would you do?   View Answer
    • What would u do if a sponsor wanted to have an event with only one ethnic persuasion?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Community Mission Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at American Cancer Society.

    Interview Details

    Email correspondence to set up interview after initial phone interview. In-person interview with entire office staff. Overview of the job requirement and nature was provided in detail by different staff.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Relay for Life Specialist and Community Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at American Cancer Society.

    Interview Details

    I have interview for four positions with ACS. All of the questions were situation (tell me about a time when...). I have yet to be offered a position. When I asked the Human Resource contact person what I was lacking, each time I am told that I interviewed very well, but the hiring manager chose a person who already lived in the area/community. But, that I should keep applying, as ACS is re-organizing and there will be many more opportunities available.

    I have over ten years experience in public outreach experience, where most of the time I was the new person. I am incredibly acclimated to introducing myself to new people, understanding their perspectives and assisting them to reach their goals. All of which I have been able to share in my interviews by answering they situation questions.

    If ACS is only interested in selecting candidates who already live in the area/community, please do not interview candidates who are interested in relocating. It only frustrates these candidates, who more than likely have been personally touched by cancer, believe in the ACS mission and/or who have a strong desire to drawn on their experiences to further ACS goals.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Community Manager-Income Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at American Cancer Society.

    Interview Details

    I had already fulfilled a temporary position before beginning the interview process for a full-time position. It is important to stress being a mentor for the volunteers and not strictly being the decision maker. Events such as the Relay For Life fundraisers are volunteer driven by committees. Questions included how I would handle a difficult/headstrong volunteer who may try to use his/her "years of experience" to push his/her weight in the decision making process. Questions also consisted of how I would ensure fundraising goals were met and ideas I had to offer.

    Interview Questions
    • In both interviews I have had for ACS, I have been told that ACS is a non-smoking environment and whether or not this would be a problem for me. As a non-smoker it is not an issue, but this is something to consider as it is not allowed on their property.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I knew I would be relocating inside of a 2 year time frame and was told the position would ideally be best for someone who could commit to a 2 year season.

    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
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    Community Relationship Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at American Cancer Society in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and within 24 hours received an automated email requesting I participate in an online questionaire (test). It consisted of presenting a series of situations and options as to how you would handle each situation. Within the next 24 hours I received an email requesting to set up a time for a phone interview. I felt very comfortable in my conversation with the recruiter, though many of the questions were directly taken from the online questionaire. In less than 5 days I received a phone call asking to set up a face-to-face interview in my local ACS office. I met with 2 hiring managers and had very positive conversations. Basic professional background inquiries, further explanation of the position, and questions regarding my desire to work for ACS. Within 5 days I received another phone call asking to set up a second face-to-face interview. I met with 2 different hiring managers and, again, felt like the conversation was very positive. I did ask specifics regarding the work/life balance and was flat out told there is no balance. That the CRM position is essentially on-call 24/7 and at the mercy of the volunteers and coordinators. I was, however, reassured that ACS does hire from within and if I were to excel in the CRM position and strive for growth within the organization the potential does exist. So my third interview was yesterday, and now I'm just waiting to see what the next step will be. (Hopefully an offer.)

    Interview Questions
    • Would you describe your management style as ask for permission or beg for forgiveness?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Community Manager- Distinguished Events Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Corpus Christi, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Corpus Christi, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at American Cancer Society in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    I first applied online and recieved a robo-email telling me they were moving forward with someone else just a few days later. Then, a few weeks later, I got a call from the regional office representative, asking to set up an in-person interview. The interview was easy enough and pretty short. (45 min) They kept me in the waiting area for 20 min. I wasn't sure I really wanted to take the pay cut for the job, and perhaps they sensed that because I didn't ask as many questions as I would have typically. Less than 4 hours after my interview, they called and asked to set up a second interview. The day they asked me to come in was not possible for me, but I let them know I had openings the rest of the week. She told me she would call back and set something up once she got a handle on everyone's schedule. Instead, I recieved a call from her a week after my first interview, telling me they had hired for the spot. I thought it was incredibly unprofessional to reach out to someone for a second interview, have only a 2-day notice for what day you wanted it to be held and have no flexibility for that, and then not follow through.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if you had a volunteer with a vision for an event that wasn't realistic   Answer Question
    • How would you bring in new volunteers   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Community Relationship Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tacoma, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tacoma, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at American Cancer Society in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed on two separate occasions for the same position, got it the second time. I was never contacted to let me know I did not get the job the first time. The management is very casual and made interviewing simple. Communication is not their strong suit if you won't benefit them.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They were not open to negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Community Manager - Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at American Cancer Society in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    I started as a temp and met the ED. That is how I learned of the job opening. They post jobs to the internal system for a number of days before it goes live to the public. I had 2 interviews. The first was with the ED, the second was this the District ED and the ED. The questions were based on qualitative ideas. Why do you have a passion for cancer, etc. The never asked to see my diploma or called my references.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Community Mission Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cedar Knolls, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cedar Knolls, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at American Cancer Society in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    Hiring and interview process was to be expected. Standard questions with a group interview. Not enough details on actual job duties and expectations or the amount of people one would report to.

    Negotiation Details
    Basic-here's what we offer, here's what I will accept, let's meet in the middle.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Community Relationship Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at American Cancer Society in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by the national ACS recruitment team to be a part of the pre-screening process for this position after applying to other similar positions. This consisted of completing a questionnaire, which was a written document asking for a modified/expanded resume as well as answers to a couple of short answer personality questions. After submitting this document via e-mail, I was contacted 2 weeks later via phone. I had a brief (20 minutes) screening phone interview with an assistant to the hiring manager to expand on my written application as well as to clarify the job description; this was very casual. 9 days later, I heard back from the same assistant to schedule an in-person interview. The interviews were all taking place on the same day (4 days after hearing from the assistant). The interview itself was comfortable, but certainly professional. About half of the questions were general personality questions, while the other half were specific to actions I would take as a CRM. There were three hiring managers present, since the position available was flexible in location. The interview lasted about 30 minutes. I heard back from one of the hiring managers via phone one week later letting me know that they had not chosen me for the position. There was no background check or reference check throughout my process; I assume that these are done after an individual is chosen for the position. My biggest piece of advice when applying to ACS is to be patient; decisions seemed to take a long time, and I had to wait at least 1 week between each stage of the interview process.

    Interview Questions
    • In a fast paced fundraising environment, how do you stay motivated and organized?   Answer Question
    • When given a fundraising goal and an assigned district, what would be your first 3 action steps in recruiting event participants, volunteers, and donors?   Answer Question
    • When given a fundraising goal and an assigned district, what would be your first 3 action steps in recruiting event participants, volunteers, and donors?   Answer Question
    • What is your favorite and least favorite part about giving public presentations? Tell us about a time when you had to prepare a presentation for a very specific audience.   Answer Question
    • What type of supervisor do you work best with?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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