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CIBC Run for the Cure - Run Director, Community Engagement - Barrie, ON

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Canadian Cancer Society - Ontario


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Published 5 months ago

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May 1, 2020
12:00am EDT
October 31, 2020
11:59pm EDT
Weekdays
Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)

CIBC Run for the Cure - Run Director, Community Engagement - Barrie, ON

Take the challenge:

Volunteers are the community drivers in every Run site in Canada. Together with a committee of like-minded individuals, you will raise funds for breast cancer research and support programs through the Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure. Planning and organizing the Run takes time, passion and creative thinking. In partnership with volunteers and staff, you will be part of something truly extraordinary in your community. Although this is a national event, local success depends on volunteers like you. With your community insight, you will raise awareness, encourage participation, and drive fundraising results. 

What’s Involved:

As the Volunteer Run Director, Community Engagement your time will be spent managing and empowering your committee to rally support for participants for the CIBC Run for the Cure.

While collaborating with your Co-Volunteer Run Director and staff, you will create a community engagement plan and empower the entire committee in understanding and achieving the revenue goal for the event. Your team will work together to maximize participation, drive fundraising, and offset costs through sponsorship and participant fundraising.

Through collaboration with your Co-Volunteer Run Director you will lead meetings, motivate your committee, and act as a local ambassador for the organization. You will assist the organization’s staff in identifying vacant committee positions and work with your fellow committee members to fill any voids. The Society is confident your leadership will ensure the Run site’s fundraising goal is top of mind by working with committee members to ensure tasks are completed in a timely and professional manner.

Throughout your volunteer experience you will receive the constant support of the staff at the Society who will answer your questions, provide guidance, and connect you with other Run volunteer leaders.

Time Commitment:

  • Attendance at the annual Run Director On-Line Training Conference
  • Monthly committee meetings from May to July and biweekly in August and September
  • Weekly tasks averaging 6-8 hours per week depending on the scope of tasks and time of year
  • Attendance and leadership role at pre-Run events/opportunities,
  • In person availability from September 28th to October 6th  
  • Training will be provided throughout the Run season in the form of webinars and conference calls

The ideal Volunteer Run Director, Community Engagement has/is:

  • Demonstrated success in a leadership role with team building experience
  • A master planner, delegator and provides clear direction and support
  • A passion for the breast cancer cause and event planning
  • Experience in volunteerism, personal or professional fundraising, sales, and/or communications
  • Strong project management skills with ability to anticipate problems and develop appropriate solutions
  • Looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Flexibility during business hours to respond to emails and phone calls as needed
  • Agrees to the organization’s Waiver and Code of Conduct for Employees, and Volunteers
  • Has a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle,
  • Ability to perform light physical duties such as carrying boxes, and pitch in as needed

You will gain and experience:

  • Professional development
  • Additional training in fundraising, media relations, relationship and project management
  • A feeling of empowerment seeing your committee and your community come together
  • Contributing to the organization’s vision of creating a world where no Canadian fears cancer
  • Expanding your professional and personal network
  • A sense of accomplishment
  • A deeper understanding of the breast cancer journey and those affected by the disease

Take the challenge:

Volunteers are the community drivers in every Run site in Canada. Together with a committee of like-minded individuals, you will raise funds for breast cancer research and support programs through the Canadian Cancer…

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Location

Supporting the communities of Simcoe and Barrie

Barrie, ON, CA

How to Apply

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