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Mon Oct 10, 2016 - Mon Feb 27, 2017


3312 Gallows RdFalls Church, VA 22042

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, DC


Position: Participant Recruiter (5k Planning Committee Member)

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Research individuals, corporations and other potential participants for the 5k.
  • Research running websites to promote the Red Shoe 5k.
  • Connect with local running stores in the DC/Northern VA area for advertisement.
  • Research local schools and volunteer groups for potentials 5k participation.
  • Provides accurate information to interested participants and respond to all development inquiries promptly.
  • Assist in writing thank you letters and other donor communications for RMHC DC Red Shoe 5k.
  • Assist RMHC DC to create reports and presentations as needed.
  • Serves as a liaison between participants and staff.
  • Follow and implement fundraising plans/campaigns, and calendar with the direction of RMHC DC staff.
  • Provide administrative support to 5k Committee and RMHC DC Staff.
  • Prepare packets for site visits or meetings with potential participants.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Attributes/Skills Required/Sought:

  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills and demonstrate strong critical thinking skills.
  • Experience in making cold calls as well as developing cultivation and solicitation strategies
  • Experience in corporate sponsorship solicitation is a plus
  • Able to work collaboratively with a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated, creative, flexible, well-organized and able to handle multiple tasks to deadline.
  • Ability to handle confidential donor/constituency information with sensitivity and integrity.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Can do attitude and willingness to learn new skills and grow in a fundraising role.

Experience/Education Required/Sought:

  • Minimum 2-yr Degree and/or equivalent professional experience.
  • Demonstrated interest in fundraising, volunteerism and being a motivated self-starter.
  • Experience in the non-profit sector preferred but not required.
  • Experience in coordinating and organizing events preferred but not required.
  • Requires strong working knowledge of computer programs (Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).

Time Commitment:

  • Position will require that the committee member commits to the full lifecycle of the 5k (Onboarding in October through conclusion of event in May, 2017).
  • Weekly commitment will be 2-4 hours remotely with weekly touch-points and house visits as needed.

Contact: Kristen Claus at Kristen@rmhcdc.org for more info.


  • Sales Process
  • Fundraising
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Community Outreach
  • Public Relations

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours per week

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