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Canadian Cancer Society (Volunteer Run Director Logistics – CIBC Run for the Cure)

Organization Name: Canadian Cancer Society
Opportunity Title: Volunteer Run Director Logistics – CIBC Run for the Cure
Category: Special Events / Festivals
Commitment: 6 months to 1 year
Start Date: May 31, 2017
End Date: October 31, 2017

  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
Opportunity Description:

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 CIBC Run for the Cure. Planning and organizing the CIBC Run for the Cure takes time, passion and creative thinking. In partnership with volunteers and the organization’s staff, you have the opportunity to be a 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, Logistics your time will be spent managing and empowering the committee members tasked with driving all logistical elements of the CIBC Run for the Cure. While collaborating with your Co-Volunteer Run Director and the organization’s staff, you will lead a team of volunteers who will develop and execute a site plan, organize a 1km and 5km route, and recruit a team of volunteers to support all local Run activities. Safety is a priority during the planning process for you and your team. You will collaborate with your Co-Volunteer Run Director to 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. You will keep the Run site’s fundraising goal top of mind by working with committee members to ensure tasks (template provided) are completed in a timely and professional manner You will have the constant support of the organizations staff who will answer your questions, provide guidance, and connect you with other Run leaders.   Time Commitment: Attendance at the annual Run Director Training Conference in May (Friday to Sunday) 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 29th to October 1st, 2017 The ideal Volunteer Run Director, Logistics 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, specifically in logistics and event execution Strong project management skills with ability to anticipate problems and develop appropriate solutions Looking for a rewarding volunteer experience 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, Volunteers and Directors Has valid drivers’ licence 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

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