Mission: The American Cancer Society’s mission is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.
I worked at American Cancer Society full-time (More than 5 years)
The mission. Those battling cancer or those that were lost know that they have a team of hard working people going through this with them.
As a non-profit, you are expected to pick up the slack on events without being recognized for your hard work and accomplishments. Very sad to work so hard and not be formally thanked by management.
Advice to Management
This job isn't just about "making your goal" it's about those who work so many long hours, time away from their families, not being about to have a personal life all because you can't seem to figure out why so many good people leave this organization or figure out how to keep them. Just a few words of praise, a gift of thanks, a solid recognition for their time and stop looking at it as "using donor dollars" that it wouldn't be proper....it is proper because without these hard working souls, you would not be making the money you do or the teams coming back, or the sponsors giving money, or the event to happen.
I applied online. I interviewed at American Cancer Society in August 2017.
Applied online with Indeed. Received an email two days later requesting a phone interview. The interview was brief, 30 minutes, but seemed to go well. We discussed some challenges of the job - long hours, evenings and weekends, plus a good bit of driving/traveling in the community. Overall it was a good interview, she skipped the cliche questions and asked about my experience and how it relates to this job.
Gary Reedy, CEO of the American Cancer Society makes the Atlanta Business Chronicles' list of Atlanta's most influential people of 2017.
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