Skills Based Volunteer Opportunity - Strategic Leadership Team - Breast Cancer Event Management


Cause Areas


Wed Jun 01, 2016 - Sat Nov 12, 2016


Great New HavenNew Haven, CT 06511


2016 Strategic Leadership Team

The primary purpose of the Strategic Leadership Team (SLT) is to work with American Cancer Society (ACS) staff to provide strategic direction for the growth and development of the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC) of New Haven walk. The SLT will build new partnerships and create opportunities for growth in areas of sponsorship, marketing, entertainment, team recruitment, and revenue. The SLT will also assist in the planning and development of the inaugural Real Men Making Strides (RMMS) of New Haven campaign.

The 2016 Making Strides of New Haven event is on October 16 th, 2016 at 1pm. In celebration of survivorship, we expect more than 3000 participants to come together, raising awareness and more than $112,000 in the fight against breast cancer.

SLT Responsibilities
  1. Serve from TBD - December
  2. Supports the MSABC of New Haven kickoff - August - date/time/location - TBD
  3. Day of Event Responsibilities:

a Coordinate and oversee Volunteer Management

b Coordinate set up day before, and overall Logistics during and after the event

c Manage and support Sponsor, VIP and overall customer experience

d Manage and coordinate entertainment and stage performance

  1. Create, develop and support year round Team Recruitment strategy
  2. Create, develop and support year round Fundraising strategy
  3. Join or form a Making Strides of Hartford team with an individual goal of achieving
    Pacesetter status
  4. Recruit at least one Making Strides of New Haven team
  5. Recruit at least one member to Community Ambassador team
  6. Submit at least one warm sponsor lead or RMMS candidate
  7. Join the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACSCAN)
  8. Spread awareness about Breast Cancer and the American Cancer Society’s Mission through
    your own network and centers of influence


Meeting frequency to be determined by SLT and ACS Staff. Attendance is required at all SLT meetings. More than one unexcused absence will automatically terminate your position on the SLT.

Leadership Roles

The SLT will consist of 8-12 members and include four leadership roles Chair, Co-Chair, Revenue Lead and Event Management Lead.


  • Strategic Planning
  • Fundraising
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Orientation or Training
  • Average 3-5 hrs/month Busiest up to October event
  • see opportunity description
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