ALSAC/St. Jude

Exec Director - Marketing Strategy & Planning

3 months ago
Position ID
Employment Status
Regular Full-Time


ALSAC exists to raise funds and awareness for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Our staff is dynamic and diverse. Our skills are different, our professions are varied; but our mission is the same: support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude. It’s more than a job; it’s a place where you can do what you love, and love why you do it.

  • #1 Hospital Charity in the Nation
  • #1 Health Non-Profit Brand of the Year
  • 94% of Employees Agree ALSAC is a Great Place to Work
  • Ranked a Top 10 Non-Profit Organization by Revenue

Job Purpose

Responsible for leading the entire team of marketing strategy and planning professionals that develop high level integrated, multi-channel marketing strategies with the goal of promoting St. Jude’s brand awareness and fundraising efforts. Works closely with the marketing leadership team to ensure the strategy of the St. Jude brand is aligned with the organization’s Strategic Plan and is positioned to positively impact critical brand metrics. Using a deep understanding of research analytics, marketing mix methodologies and brand management, the team develops integrated marketing and communication strategies for significant fundraising and marketing initiatives. Leads a team of marketing strategists in the development and execution of marketing plans for hundreds of fundraising programs and thousands of individual projects annually. Requires excellent attention to detail in order to coach and counsel the team on best-in-class strategy development and detailed project management. Independently leads execution of high-profile projects as delegated by the SVP of Marketing. Uses deep understanding of all marketing channels as well as global brand management to provide day-to-day strategic marketing and communications leadership on marketing strategy. Oversees daily operations of marketing strategy and planning areas. Serves as VP of Marketing in the Senior Vice President’s absence. 


  • Requires thorough knowledge of public relations and general management methods within non-profit agencies
  • Speak and write in a clear and understandable manner for internal/external relations
  • Understand extremely complex verbal or written instructions
  • Thorough grasp of rhetorical tools used in public relations and marketing communications
  • Thorough knowledge of English spelling, grammar and usage
  • News writing and editing knowledge
  • Excellent typing skills and knowledge of desktop publishing
  • Detailed knowledge of all mediums of communications and tools used in those mediums to include understanding of the research, creation, production and distribution of end products
  • General knowledge of communications and copyright law
  • General knowledge of purchasing and inventory control
  • Knowledge ordinarily acquired through attainment of a bachelor's degree and 10-12 years of experience in Marketing, Communications and/or Public Relations including 10 plus years supervisory experience involving budgeting, strategic planning, organizational development and cost control
  • Possess excellent diplomatic skills
  • Requires a valid driver's license.

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