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Coordinator Division Advocacy

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American Cancer Society, Inc.

Washington, DC

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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.

Coordinate local logistics and operations for ACS CAN staff, including: Days at the Capitol, research receptions, policy roundtables, fundraisers and other special events, and staff and volunteer meetings. Work closely with the lead regional advocacy coordinator to support more detailed local budget and other report needs, contracts, as well as tracking of ACS CAN membership recruitment within assigned territory.

• Responsible for day-to-day tasks, including processing invoices, creating purchase requests, maintaining office equipment, order materials and supplies for staff, maintain staff calendar, collect agenda items for weekly staff meeting, etc.

• Coordinate logistics of Day at the Capitol, research receptions, policy roundtables, fundraisers and other special events, including: registration sites, budget approval process and reporting, legal/contract approval process, paying invoices, coordination with other organizations, legislative appointments as needed, use of Capitol and other state-owned facilities, materials and photocopies. Be familiar with ACS/ACS CAN meetings and travel policies and procedures, and navigate iMeet tool to register meetings where appropriate.

• Coordinate logistics of volunteer and staff meetings, including Leadership Summit and Lobby Day, etc.

• Provide high quality customer service to advocacy volunteers and ACS CAN and society staff and external constituents. This may include: processing and tracking of volunteer activities, membership recruitment, petitions, donations, etc.

• In collaboration with the lead regional advocacy coordinator and manager, assures adherence to ACS CAN specific legal and financial policies, such as lobbying codes (eTime and expenses), and use of hard and soft dollars for invoice processing.

• Work with lead regional advocacy coordinator to support staff needs for Siebel, Convio, Lawson and Business Objects data entry, quality control, reports and lists for grassroots activities.

• Manage other projects as assigned.

• Provide administrative support including on-boarding/off-boarding, etc.

• Maintain various records as needed.

• Apply and follow ACS CAN policies and guidelines.

• Perform other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

• Associates or bachelors degree (bachelors degree preferred), or equivalent work experience

• At least two years of operations and/or project management and/or administrative experience

Demonstrates Regional Support Services Competencies:

• Being resilient - Rebounds from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations.

• Collaborates - Builds partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

• Communicates effectively - Develops and delivers multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

• Customer focus - Builds strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

• Ensures accountability - Holds self and others accountable to meet commitments.

• Instills trust - Gains the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.

• Optimizes work processes - Knows the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement.

• Resourcefulness - Secures and deploys resources effectively and efficiently.

Other Skills:

• Computer, database, budget, and interpersonal skills required.

• Ability to work independently with minimum direction

• Demonstrated ability to work on fast-paced, time-sensitive matters with internal and external constituents.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse individuals and communities.

• Ability to complete work in a timely and efficient manner and ensure work is accurate.

• Ability to utilize available technology to perform position responsibilities.

• Some limited travel required, which may include overnights mostly within the region. Anticipated to be no more than 10%.

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.


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More than one million people in the United States get cancer each year. Whether you have cancer or are close to someone who does, understanding what to expect can help you cope. In this section you can find basic information about cancer and what causes it, as well as in-depth information about specific types of cancer, their risk factors, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment options.

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