Making Strides Urban Model Survivorship Lead


Cause Areas


Mon Aug 01, 2016 - Tue Nov 01, 2016


931 Jefferson BlvdSuite 3004Warwick, RI 02886


Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Making Strides events celebrate and honor breast cancer survivors and caregivers, educate the public about prevention and detection to reduce risk of the disease, and raise funds to help end breast cancer.

Making Strides Urban Model Survivorship Lead Position Summary

Breast cancer survivors are the celebrities of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. The Survivorship Lead is responsible for recruiting, recognizing, and engaging survivors from area communities for the event. This person is responsible for planning and implementing all aspects of survivor team recruitment and engagement. This person will work with the ACS staff partner to identify key opportunities. Additional responsibilities may include organizing the survivor area during the event.



  • Organize a survivor team recruitment effort.
  • Implement a plan to outreach to current survivors to invite them to Kick Off and encourage their participation as a Team Leader. Additionally, they can be encouraged to invite fellow survivors to the walk and Kickoff
  • Outreach to current/new survivors through various methods including phone calls, email blasts, and community outreach.
  • Develop relationships with and serve as the point of contact for organizations that serve or connect with survivors such as hospitals, treatment centers, support groups, faith-based groups or organizations, employers, etc., and work with these organizations to develop a recruitment plan at their facility /organization.
  • Ensure that Team Leaders are considering survivor and caregiver recruitment for building their teams.
  • Encourage survivors to include their caregiver(s) on their team and other Strides events.

Event Day Survivor Activities

  • Organize the survivorship area and activities the day of the event.
  • Work with Registration Lead and Staff to ensure plan for survivor data capture.
  • Work with the staff partner to ensure adequate materials are ordered for the Survivorship area (ACS materials, decorations, supplies, etc.).
  • Work with staff partner to ensure sponsorship for survivors’ tent is secure. Liaise with the survivor sponsor on logistics and day of schedule.
  • Where applicable, work with Zeta Tau Alpha, the "Making Strides National Survivor Ambassador" lead to coordinate survivor tent volunteers and the day-of survivor experience.
  • Ensure event survivors are celebrated and recognized and caregivers are thanked and acknowledged.

Post Event Activities

  • Ensure thank you notes are sent to sponsors and other donors to Survivorship Area.
  • Ensure day of volunteers are thanked
  • Document all activities and notes for next year.
  • Requirements

    • Individuals in this role will use survivor recruitment resources and tools to be able to clearly communicate the benefits of getting involved with the American Cancer Society and the Making Strides event.
    • Individuals in this role will develop relationships with and serve as the primary contact to survivors and organizations that serve or interact with large numbers of survivors.
    • Individuals must be organized.
    • Individuals must be able to collaborate with others.
    • Individuals must be comfortable speaking to community members and survivors via phone, email, and/or in person
    • Basic computer knowledge including Excel, Outlook, Word

    Required Training

    • Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Volunteer Orientation
    • Telling the ACS Story
    • Position Specific Training

    Time Commitment

    • 2-4 hours per week over seven months. Possibly more during heavy event season (August - October)
    • One or two year term.

    Staff and Volunteer Partners

    Community Event Manager.


  • Public Speaking
  • Office Management
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • -4 hours per week over seven months. Possibly more
  • One or two year term
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