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ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Overview

Memphis, TN
1001 to 5000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
The sole mission of ALSAC/St. Jude is to raise the funds and awareness necessary to operate and maintain St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

St. Jude, founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, is one of the world's premier ... Read more

ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital – Why Work For Us?

  1. As an employee, you'll be a part of our lifesaving mission, and you'll take pride in ensuring families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
  2. Our unique operating model means we offer unparalleled resources to stay at the leading edge of pediatric medicine and research, all while freeing families from the heavy burden of life-saving healthcare costs.
  3. We care about our staff, and offer generous benefits.
  4. ALSAC/St. Jude is a place that you can grow your career no matter where you are professionally. We seek a wide range of expertise, from entry-level to the most senior staff.
  5. It's more than just a job. When you work at ALSAC/St. Jude, you help children suffering from cancer and other life-threatening diseases. And one child saved at St. Jude means thousands saved worldwide.


More than just a job

At ALSAC/St. Jude, our goal is simple: raise the funds and awareness necessary to operate and maintain St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


We seek dynamic fundraisers, marketers and support staff to help us fulfill this goal and ensure that families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.


We offer career opportunities and internships at our Memphis, Tennessee, headquarters and in 30+ offices in nearly all major U.S. cities including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami as well as Puerto Rico.



Career Areas
  • Administration & Finance
  • Call Centers
  • Donor Care
  • Executive Operations
  • Executive Office
  • Field Operations
  • Fitness
  • Gift Planning
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • International Development
  • Internships
  • Investments
  • Legal
  • Marketing
  • National Direct Marketing
  • Strategic Partnerships


ALSAC is an equal employment opportunity employer. ALSAC does not discriminate against any individual with regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or other protected status.

Culture is defined by people. It's what they believe, how they act, what they work toward and how they treat each other. At ALSAC, we strive to live by our six Culture Pillars, the qualities that set the foundation for our success.

People First: Success comes from having a great staff that's valued, treats each other with respect and whose input and contributions are recognized.

​Strategic: Success doesn't just happen. We plan, measure and analyze so we can achieve our goal: Saving children's lives.

Innovative: We create ways for you to share your ideas and turn those into initiatives to help the kids of St. Jude.

Collaborative: Our environment gives you the space to collaborate with other team members to turn good ideas into great ideas.

Working Without Silos: We work across divisions to create better campaigns, events and processes and to be good stewards of our donors' gifts.

High Performing: Knowing we're helping kids fight cancer motivates us all to perform at our best and strive for excellence each and every day. 

ALSAC/St. Jude offers a comprehensive benefits package to meet the varied needs of our dedicated and highly motivated employees, including paternity leave for new dads in our workforce and family sick time to allow staff to take time from work to care for loved ones.

Health and Wellness: An on-campus wellness center is free for employees to use and includes a variety of health and fitness classes as well as equipment for individual use. There are mile-marked walking paths both indoors and outside, and bicycles and helmets are available for use throughout the 62-acre campus and to off-campus office destinations. During the local growing season – from spring through fall – employees can shop weekly at an on-campus farmers market.

Professional development: Attracting and keeping high-performing employees is key to ALSAC’s success, and employees are encouraged to pursue career and leadership development opportunities. ALSAC offers on-the-job learning experiences through courses and individual learning, as well as formal professional development options.

Employee recognition: ALSAC values the contributions of every employee and sets aside time to recognize work anniversaries and special efforts by our staff. Service award programs are held quarterly to celebrate employees reaching milestone anniversaries, and dinner is held for those employees reaching anniversaries of 15 years and beyond. The CEO regularly celebrates outstanding employee efforts with additional time off.

Work environment: ALSAC gives employees the option of dressing casual at work; when appropriate, business casual attire is the norm. Employees also can enjoy dining at St. Jude’s Kay Kafe as well as two Starbucks locations. Local food and restaurant vendors visit campus daily during the work week, offering specials from BBQ to vegetarian fare. In addition, the St. Jude Gift Shop offers an employee discount on purchases. Other amenities include on-campus auto detailing, dry cleaning pickup and drop-off, and book and gift fairs.

Community service: ALSAC leadership encourages service in the local community, whether at headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee, or in any of our more than 30 regional offices across the country. During the last fiscal year, ALSAC employees volunteered nearly 22,000 hours in community service, helping 400 organizations in local communities around the U.S. A highlight of ALSAC’s National Training Meeting every year is the community service project, which has supported such programs as homeless shelters, veterans’ organizations and schools.

  • ALSAC/St. Jude Chief Executive Officer Rick Shadyac named CR Magazine’s Responsible CEO of the Year.

  • The Rotary Club of Memphis and cityCURRENT honored Rick Shadyac with a SPARK Award in the Legacy category for making a difference in the Mid-South through his lifetime of service. Coverage of the award aired on WKNO (PBS, Mid-South).

  • ALSAC Chief Administrative Officer Emily Greer received The Network Journal’s 25 Influential Black Women in Business Awards in New York. She was honored for her professional achievements and personal contributions to the Memphis community.
  • Memphis Business Journal also honored ALSAC’s Director of Legal Tanya Holmes with its Forty under 40 Award.

  • Memphis Business Journal recognized Chief Development Officer Sue Harpole among its “Super Women in Business.”

  • Sr. Vice President of National Direct Marketing Steve Froehlich received DMN’s Forty under 40 Award in New York.

  • At the ANA Multicultural Marketing and Diversity Conference, Executive Director of Multicultural Marketing Evelyn Homs was named Top Hispanic Market Thought Leader by Hispanic

  • The Lebanese American Club of Michigan honored Gift Planning Senior Advisor Aleen Sirgany with its Trailblazer Award.

  • Memphis Business Journal recognized St. Jude for its Kay Research and Care Center at the fifth annual Building Awards on Feb. 16. The purpose of the awards is to recognize projects that have created a community impact in the areas of investment, jobs created and potential impact on a surrounding area.

  • Rick Shadyac received an Ellis Island Medal of Honor in May (per the nomination by George Elias), which recognized his ancestry as an Arab-American and his lifetime of community service, dedicated to creating a better world for all.

  • Strategic Partnerships Senior Vice President Steele Ford received the Kemmons Wilson Spirit Award from the University of Memphis-Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management.

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    I have been working at ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital full-time


    My first day at orientation, while touring the hospital and seeing the patient artwork and the red wagons and giant murals, it dawned on me what a remarkable place this is. ALSAC is an inclusive, innovative organization full of fun, smart, dedicated people who never lose sight of the St. Jude mission, no matter the task. The work is challenging, and the pace fast, but I always feel supported in my efforts and inspired to achieve more.

    Also a plus: Accessible leaders, great benefits, food trucks, innovation space, the little library.


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    Keep the feedback loop going. It means a lot that employees are heard.

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    I applied online. I interviewed at ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.


    Short and to the point.
     They want to know how you can help the team benefit in terms of sponsorships and planning.
    Two women took turns interviewing me. They asked questions regarding my background, behavioral questions, and projects that I worked on in the past.

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