Tri-Cities Daffodil Dash- Sponsorship Development Lead

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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Tri-CitiesVancouver, CA


The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of quality of life of people living with cancer.

The Daffodil Dash is your chance to help create a world where no one fears cancer. When you, your family, friends and colleagues come together with Canadians in communities across the country for this powerful event, you not only help save more lives through ground-breaking cancer research but also support those living with cancer today.

The Tri-Cities Daffodil Dash will take place on Sunday, 29 April, 2018

The Canadian Cancer Society is currently seeking an outgoing and confident Sponsorship Development Lead for the 2018 Daffodil Dash Committee.

Leading the outreach to the local community, the Sponsorship Development Lead will manage existing relationships with our generous supporters as well as look to create new one with organizations that will enhance the event and the profile of the Canadian Cancer Society in the area.

Taking on this exciting role excellent way to not only get involved and support the work of the Canadian Cancer Society, but have an opportunity to further develop your own professional network and enhance your event planning, communication, team leadership, and organizational skills.

We are looking for exciting event ideas, an excellent background in team leadership, corporate outreach, community engagement, and a passion for supporting the work being done at the Canadian Cancer Society.

We welcome people of all backgrounds, abilities and interests.


  • Professional development particularly in community and corporate engagement, communication, team building
  • Engagement with an exciting and motivated committee and build an event that reflects the interests of your community
  • 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 and involvement upon seeing your committee and your community come together


  • Develop and maintain a list of sponsors and supports and work to enhance the relationships where possible
  • Create a list of items and types of support required to ensure the event’s success
  • Attend meetings with sponsors in person or over the phone as required
  • Connect regularly with the committee to receive updates on their needs sponsorship
  • Work with committee members to ensure pre-event and event day sponsorship requirements are met
  • Develop clear goals for yourself and communicate progress on an ongoing basis
  • Participate in Volunteer Orientation and Project Debrief


  • Proven success community outreach - especially in requesting sponsorship
  • Experience in volunteerism, personal or professional fundraising, sales, and/or communications, and event execution
  • Strong project management skills with ability to anticipate problems and develop appropriate solutions
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills including the confidence to provide feedback and guidance

Volunteers must be at least 19 years of age for this position due to the scope of the role and responsibilities.


  • Volunteer Handbook: provided by the Volunteer Engagement team
  • Role-specific training: with the addition of online resources available for review
  • Regular meetings with the Staff Partner and experienced Committee Leads


  • 1-3 hours/week with a higher level of commitment from February to April
  • Regular attendance at monthly committee meetings
  • Attendance at local community events is necessary as well as participation in set-up, logistics and take-down of the event
  • Ability to respond to emails/requests within a reasonable timeframe (12 - 24 hours)


If you are interested please email Kylie Marshall at to apply or CLICK HERE to fill in an application.


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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 19
  • 1-3 hours/week, more in Feb-April
  • My Microsoft Office skills are: Must be at least Intermediate

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