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CIBC Run For the Cure Run Director


Organization: Canadian Cancer Society (Ottawa Community Office)

Commitment: Long term (6 months to a year)

Availability: Flexible

Language Preference: Bilingual

Number of Positions Available: 1

Location: Flexible

Deadline: Mar 27, 2020


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.

*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


Linda Rodgers


Ext: 3672


Volunteer Opportunity Address


Good for people interested in: Fundraising; Special events and festivals

You will be working with: Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years); Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years); Homeless; Athletes

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
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.

How will the organization benefit?
Time Commitment:
*Attendance at the annual Run Director Training Conference in Toronto (costs covered)
*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 26th to October 4th
*Training will be provided throughout the Run season in the form of webinars and conference calls

Organization category: Health

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - Over 3 weeks

This position would be great for - Seniors; Youth 16-24