Pancreatic Cancer Action Network PurpleStride Chair



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Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


Las Vegas
United States


The PurpleStride Chair (PSC) recruits and works with a planning committee in collaboration with staff partner to lead the coordination and production of PanCAN’s signature walk/run fundraising event, PurpleStride. The PSC facilitates the planning and execution of fundraising, sponsorship, logistics, marketing and program as it relates to PurpleStride to ensure a successful event. PurpleStride is the walk to end pancreatic cancer and is among the largest sources of funding for PanCAN while raising awareness and creating a community among those affected by this disease.

Responsibilities & Duties

 Oversee all aspects of the PurpleStride event including revenue, budget, logistics and event


 Actively recruit and retain PurpleStride Planning Committee Chairs.

 Communicate regularly with planning committee and staff partner

 Partner with planning committee and staff partner to determine event goals and benchmarks.

 Organize and facilitate regular PurpleStride planning meetings to ensure initiatives and tasks are on


 Mentor and support all planning committee chairs to ensure success. Examples include:

o Team & Individual Development Chair: work closely in planning kickoff meeting and to steward

team captain’s year-round.

o Logistics Committee Chair: Partner to research and secure location and date of event, secure

permits and vendors.

o Sponsorship Committee Chair: work closely to help steward sponsors year-round.

 Hold and facilitate debriefing/wrap up meeting with planning committee members.


 Complete and maintain Partnership Agreement with staff partner.

 Complete and maintain Partnership Agreement with Affiliate Chair and Committee Chairs.

 Access to a computer and the internet as well as proficient computer skills.

 Respond to inquiries within two business days.

Position Title: PurpleStride Chair

Position Type: Leadership Team Member

Time Frame: Two Years

 All volunteer positions are expected to regularly communicate with their staff partner and/or local

volunteer leader, think holistically about referrals (patient, volunteer, donor, etc.) and demonstrate a

commitment to the PanCAN mission.


 Effective delegation and management of a committee

 Strong personal and professional network

 Strong leader, communicator and motivator

 A friendly, positive, solution-oriented, professional demeanor

 Excellent organizational skills

 Strong written and verbal communication

 Experience facilitating meetings and/or trainings

 Knowledge of community

 Strong time management

 Conflict management and resolution

 Commitment to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s mission

Training Support

 PanCAN volunteer onboarding and role specific training

 PurpleStride Chair Guidebook and access to resources via online platform

 Webinars throughout the year

 Inside Track e-newsletter - distributed to all leadership roles

 National Leadership Training - in person training over 3 days

Staff & Volunteer Partners

 PanCAN Staff Partner - Community Relationship Manager or Area Director

 PurpleStride Planning Committee Volunteers

o Team & Individual Development Chair

o Sponsorship & Flagship Chair

o Logistics Chair

o Media Chair

o Event Experience Chair

o Event Day Volunteer Chair

About the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) is dedicated to fighting the world’s toughest cancer. In our urgent mission to save lives, we attack pancreatic cancer on all fronts: research, clinical initiatives, patient services and advocacy. Our effort is amplified by a nationwide network of grassroots support. We are determined to improve patient outcomes today and to double survival by 2020.


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