Diversity is an integral element of our mission that connects the communities and constituents that we serve, the staff and volunteers that work with us, and the donors that support us, all in an effort to eliminate cancer as a major health problem.
The American Cancer Society believes that talented volunteers and staff who reflect the communities and constituents affected by cancer are one key to our success in eliminating cancer as a major health problem. We welcome and celebrate employees and volunteers from different cultures, experiences, and geographies, with a variety of styles and viewpoints, to provide greater insight into our programs and services. We continue to partner with diverse professional organizations and civic groups to educate their members and inform them of employment opportunities. The greater the diversity of our people, the better we can serve our communities. That is how we define success.
By attracting, developing, and retaining the best talent, the American Cancer Society is able to explore new ideas, promote innovation, and create a culture that mirrors the communities we serve nationally and internationally. This fosters a productive environment where each person can contribute individually and collaborate on teams, where our differences are valued just as much as our similarities, and where our people reflect the richness and diversity of the communities we serve. We offer an environment that emphasizes teamwork, mutual respect, and personal leadership. And all volunteers and staff have the opportunity to attend diversity awareness training sessions as well.
At the American Cancer Society, we are committed to creating a diverse work environment where both staff and volunteers are included, respected, and supported—allowing everyone to maximize their potential and be their very best.