ALSAC/St. Jude

Vice President - Communications

2 weeks 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
  • 95% of Employees Agree ALSAC is a Great Place to Work
  • Ranked a Top 10 Non-Profit Organization by Revenue

Job Purpose

Responsible for managing and coordinating the communications and media publishing functions for the National Executive Office, including the public relations, issues management, entertainment marketing and patient outreach teams that support St. Jude’s brand awareness and fundraising efforts. Reports to the Senior Vice President, Communications & Marketing Operations; supports strategic plan development and leads execution of media publishing-based communications and external engagement efforts. Leads and coordinates the tactical execution of issues management and integrated communications and media publishing efforts to protect the brand/reputation and drive brand awareness. Exercises vision and leadership on organizational development and creative development that impacts the organization’s strategic plan and overall Communications Department and Marketing Division efforts, to include multi-cultural audience consideration and engagement. Works closely with Senior Vice President of Brand & Creative, Executive Director/Enterprise Content, and the Public Relations Department and Biomedical Communications teams at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to ensure an integrated team effort on all informational, promotional and external engagement activities that impact the corporate identity of ALSAC and St. Jude.


  • Requires thorough knowledge of public relations, national, regional and local media relations, marketing, brand marketing, issues management and general management methods within non-profit agencies and corporations
  • Requires thorough knowledge of digital environments and platforms (to support media publishing strategies and execution)
  • Must possess strong presentation skills and be comfortable speaking in large and small groups, including executive forums
  • Requires proficiency with AP style of writing
  • Ability to speak and write in a clear and understandable manner for internal and external audiences
  • Thorough knowledge of English spelling, grammar and usage and ability to understand complex verbal or written instructions
  • Requires the ability to follow, understand and analyze news and events important to the organization, and determine trends and potential consequences, risks and/or opportunities for the organization based on analysis
  • Must be able to prepare written communications and resolve questions/issues in copy
  • Excellent attention to detail and adherence to deadlines required
  • Must understand word processing, presentation, analytics and desktop publishing applications, including Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Access and Excel
  • Requires knowledge ordinarily acquired through a bachelor's degree in disciplines ideally including public relations, journalism, communications or related discipline and 10-15 years or more of professional experience (preferably with agency and media/multi-media background), including 5-7 years supervisory experience involving budgeting, strategic planning and organizational development

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