What's ALSAC?

We're the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude.

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In 1957, five years before opening the doors of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Danny Thomas and friends created ALSAC to raise the funds and awareness necessary to operate and maintain St. Jude.

We continue our work today so that no family receives a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. 

We strive to create a fun, innovative work environment. Employees enjoy dressing casually and taking advantage of our on-site fitness center and free fitness classes. We also have a fantastic cafeteria (Kay Kafe) and two Starbucks locations.

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ALSAC employees celebrating Halloween with patients at the hospital.

Our Culture

PEOPLE FIRST

 
Success comes from having a great staff that's valued, treats each other with respect and whose input and contributions are recognized.

 
STRATEGIC

 
Success doesn't just happen. We plan, measure and analyze so we can achieve our goal:
Saving children's lives.

 
INNOVATIVE

 
We create ways for you to share your ideas and turn those into initiatives to help the kids of St. Jude.

 
COLLABORATIVE

 
Our environment gives you the space to collaborate with other team members to turn good ideas into great ones.

 
WITHOUT SILOS

 
 We work across divisions to create better campaigns, events and processes and to be good stewards of our donors' gifts.

 
HIGH PERFORMING

 
Knowing we're helping kids fight cancer motivates us all to perform at our best and strive for excellence each and every day. 

 
 

Meet your future coworkers

  1. Beverly Jackson, Sr. Representative, Strategic Partnerships

    Beverly Jackson

    Strategic Partnerships, Employee Engagement

    What’s different about working at ALSAC than your last job?
    It's the cause. No one works for ALSAC by chance. We are the BEST at what we do!

    What's your typical day like?
    There is no typical day at ALSAC! :-) We do whatever it takes to get the job done!

    What gets you out of bed in the morning?
    The children of St. Jude! I know that I have to do my very best every day to help raise funds for the hospital.

  2. Jerry Mathis, Sr. Representative, National Direct Marketing

    Jerry Mathis

    National Direct Marketing

    What was your "St. Jude Moment"?
    It happened before I was an employee. I'm a former patient, so my St. Jude moment would definitely have to be the day that I went in remission.

    What's something unique about your area?
    Our department has a fun committee to help us decompress, hang out and bond with our coworkers.

    What do you do for fun in Memphis?
    I love going to cheer on my Grizzlies!

    What’s different about working at ALSAC than your last job?
    St. Jude is very gratifying. I have an end goal that I'm working toward that affects the whole world.

  3. Jerome Smith, Specialist IV - Donor Advocate Team, Call Center Operations

    Jerome Smith

    Donor Advocate Team, Call Center Operations

    What's your favorite ALSAC perk? 
    The time off given to all ALSAC employees. This provides me the opportunity to spend extra time with my family, creating the PERFECT work-life balance!

    What gets you out of bed in the morning?
    Knowing there's a child depending on me to see tomorrow. It gives me strength to get out of bed and report to work each and every day. 

    What do you do for fun in Memphis? 
    I love dining at the various restaurants at Overton Square in Midtown. The atmosphere on The Square is so relaxing AND diverse! 

  4. Lisa Wong, Advisor, Human Resources, Organizational Development

    Lisa Wong

    Human Resources, Organizational Development

    What does someone need to work in your area?
    In Learning and Organizational Development, you need to have a drive to help people learn and grow. You need to be patient and empathetic and understand how to motivate people in organizations.

    What's something unique about your area?
    We work behind the scenes to make sure ALSAC employees are equipped to be great leaders.

    What are six words that describe ALSAC?
    An amazing place to be you.

  5. Zach Whitten, Liaison, Youth Development Programs

    Zach Whitten

    Youth Development, Gaming

    What gets you out of bed in the morning?
    Literally, my cats. But what keeps me from going to back to bed is knowing that I get to help sick kids with the power of video games.

    What was your “St. Jude Moment”?
    My first boss took me to lunch at Kay Kafe. Everyone you see is either in need of help or dedicated to helping those in need. It's what I imagine Starfleet from Star Trek to be like — an organization wholly dedicated to the betterment of mankind. 

    What are six words that describe ALSAC?
    We are where cures come from.

Start your career at ALSAC so you can

DO WHAT YOU LOVE. LOVE WHY YOU DO IT.

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