Development Manager

MD Home Based

At the American Cancer Society, we're leading the fight for a world without cancer. Our employees and 1.5 million volunteers are raising the bar every single day. We actively seek candidates from diverse backgrounds including communities of color, the LGBTQ community, veterans, and people with disabilities. The greater the diversity of our people, the better we can serve our communities.

The people who work at the American Cancer Society focus their diverse talents on our lifesaving mission. It is a calling. And the people who answer it are fulfilled.

Provides event execution for either a large-scale premier event or a revenue portfolio driven by events and fundraising activities or leads and executes a revenue portfolio driven by priority relationships, account management, events and fundraising with accountability for a significant income target as well as mission and advocacy integration. Ensures event goal achievement through the effective leadership, engagement, empowerment and mobilization of diverse partners, constituents, and volunteers.


  • Accountable for the achievement of significant revenue targets for either the execution of a large-scale premier event or a portfolio of fundraising activities and events OR the achievement of up to a $350,000 revenue target individually for a portfolio of priority relationships, account management, fundraising activities and events.
  • Engages, recruits, stewards, trains and manages relationships with volunteers and customers to successfully execute fundraising plans and achieve revenue goals.
  • Effectively and efficiently completes activities and meets target deadlines in order to execute successful events or fundraising activities.
  • Assists event lead with volunteer and customer retention, recognition, and pipeline development, with a focus on high impact relationships and key volunteer leadership roles.
  • May also lead the development of relationships and engagement of target partners, organizations, corporations, and individuals.
  • Implements best practices for revenue growth, adjusting to customer experience survey results and feedback; drives and encourages creativity and innovation resulting in new revenue opportunities.
  • Monitors financial expenditures and progress to budget and takes appropriate measures to meet top and bottom-line goals ensuring a high return on investment.
  • Engages the community to create relevant, best in class experiences for priority constituents including participants, teams, sponsors, cancer survivors and caregivers; ensures event and activity details are expertly executed.
  • Actively collaborates with all development team members, Marketing, Cancer Control, and ACS CAN staff to maximize success; leverages opportunities to expand engagement of constituents through the collaborative account planning.
  • Ensures compliance with ACS policies, including employment, risk management, event and cash handling, data management, and financial controls.
  • Models and fosters behavior that establishes a culture that values the staff/volunteer partnership, and is consistent with the cultural beliefs and values of the Society.

Bachelor's degree in related field and/or equivalent combination of education and experience. One year related experience preferred, working within a multi-million dollar organization a plus.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to work successfully in a diverse team environment.
  • Ability to recruit, train and motivate community-based volunteers.
  • Demonstrated ability in handling multiple priorities, project management and meeting deadlines; strong planning and organizational skills.
  • Proven relationship building, persuasion and influence skills.
  • Strong customer service orientation, with extensive experience in effectively addressing and resolving issues.
  • Ability to proactively monitor and adjust activities to respond to changing circumstances and priorities to meet goals, proactively address issues as they arise and mitigate risks associated to events.
  • Outcome driven; strong project management ability.
  • Able to work through others to accomplish goals.
  • Strong market, community and constituent perspective.
  • Remains composed under stress, handles responses to criticism tactfully and delivers on organizational commitments.
  • Broad knowledge of the overall structure, programs, and services of the American Cancer Society including policies and procedures.
  • Proficient in computer-based information systems.


  • Must have access to car or be able to transport materials to and from meetings and special events/programs.
  • Must be able to staff evening and weekend meetings, events and programs.
  • Must be able to lift 30 lbs and perform set up/take down of event equipment.

The American Cancer Society has adopted a vaccination policy that requires all staff, regardless of position or work location, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (except where prohibited by state law).

ACS provides staff a generous paid time off policy; medical, dental, retirement benefits, wellness programs, and professional development programs to enhance staff skills. Further details on our benefits can be found on our careers site at: We are a proud equal opportunity employer.


Job Profile


Dental Medical Paid Time Off Professional development programs Retirement benefits Wellness programs


Account management Communities Community Engagement Customer service Event Execution Financial Management Fundraising Fundraising Activities Marketing Project Management Relationship Management Risk Management Vaccination Volunteer Management

  • Account management
  • Achieve revenue targets
  • Collaborate with team members and maximize success
  • Complete activities to execute successful events
  • Develop relationships with target partners and organizations
  • Engage, recruit, and manage relationships with volunteers and customers
  • Event execution
  • Implement best practices for revenue growth
  • Monitor financial progress and budget
  • Pipeline development
  • Relationship building
  • Volunteer and customer retention

1 year


Bachelor's degree