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Litigation - General Attorney in Chicago, IL

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Company name

American Cancer Society, Inc.

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Litigation - General

Years of Experience

Min 10 yrs required


USA Chicago, IL

Date Last Verified

Jul 28,2017

Posted on

Jul 27,2017

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Vice President, Advocacy, Central Region Duties: Leads a comprehensive public policy advocacy program and represents society CAN in the region including managing personnel; overseeing campaign implementation; organizational fundraising and ensuring integration and alignment with society as well as related resources and activities. Reports to the Senior Vice President State and Local Advocacy. Direct society CAN work in region through developing and managing a comprehensive multi-state public policy advocacy program and organizational development plan for the region that includes fundraising and grassroots engagement. Brings strategic mindset while serving on society Regional Senior Leadership Teams and ensures excellent communication and implementation of society CAN priorities including integrating society CAN fundraising into regional planning and troubleshooting issues as they arise. Build effective team including managing state and local advocacy personnel in the region (approximately 40 staff). Drive engagement for staff, attract and develop talent and ensure accountability for outcomes. Responsible for ensuring execution of society CAN fundraising and development activities in region. Builds networks and manages relationships with key society CAN partners; specifically working with the regional staff of these partners Collaborates with society CAN leaders to develop organizational plans and budget for the region, monitors and oversees plan and budget, and communicates effectively on outcomes, troubleshoots issues. Works closely with State and Local Advocacy team leaders and in coordination with society CAN Leaders of functional areas Senior Vice President, state and local advocacy; to ensure strategic and technical support for regional field activities; including local; state and federal campaigns assistance; volunteer support and training; program integration into society signature activities (Relay For Life, Making Strides, etc.) and society CAN fundraising. Ensure accountability and compliance with laws, rules, and lobby registration/reporting, as well as internal society CAN processes for legal review, finance policies, staff management policies and program tracking and measurement. Lead by example, personally demonstrating the values and behaviors expected of society CAN staff. Travel extensively as needed by car and plane or rail, including some overnights and weekends. Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree with 10+ years related work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Masters or law degree preferred. Experience with nonprofit advocacy management. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal communication skills. Must be resourceful and nimble in a highly charged and competitive political environment. Demonstrated ability to attract, develop talent and manage across multiple reporting lines. Political and/or nonprofit fundraising skills and experience preferred. Must be able to manage a regional effort involving multiple projects, meet all deadlines, maintain a flexible work schedule, and lead teams of staff and volunteers to accomplish local, state, and federal policy priorities. Proven ability to manage complexity and collaborate in team-based environment. Ability to use personal computer and knowledge of multiple programs. Experience in budget development and project management. Knowledge of local, state and federal political institutions Staff management experience required. Knowledge of health care policy preferred. Knowledge of fundraising practices preferred. Familiarity with legislative and political structures preferred.

Additional info

Job ID #: 24230

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
American Cancer Society, Inc.
225 N Michigan Ave 1200
Chicago, IL 60601