The PurpleStride Chair (PSC) recruits and works with a planning committee in collaboration with staff partner to lead the coordination and production of PanCAN’s signature walk/run fundraising event, PurpleStride. The PSC facilitates the planning and execution of fundraising, sponsorship, logistics, marketing and program as it relates to PurpleStride to ensure a successful event. PurpleStride is the walk to end pancreatic cancer and is among the largest sources of funding for PanCAN while raising awareness and creating a community among those affected by this disease.
Responsibilities & Duties
Oversee all aspects of the PurpleStride event including revenue, budget, logistics and event
Actively recruit and retain PurpleStride Planning Committee Chairs.
Communicate regularly with planning committee and staff partner
Partner with planning committee and staff partner to determine event goals and benchmarks.
Organize and facilitate regular PurpleStride planning meetings to ensure initiatives and tasks are on
Mentor and support all planning committee chairs to ensure success. Examples include:
o Team & Individual Development Chair: work closely in planning kickoff meeting and to steward
team captain’s year-round.
o Logistics Committee Chair: Partner to research and secure location and date of event, secure
permits and vendors.
o Sponsorship Committee Chair: work closely to help steward sponsors year-round.
Hold and facilitate debriefing/wrap up meeting with planning committee members.
Complete and maintain Partnership Agreement with staff partner.
Complete and maintain Partnership Agreement with Affiliate Chair and Committee Chairs.
Access to a computer and the internet as well as proficient computer skills.
Respond to inquiries within two business days.
Position Title: PurpleStride Chair
Position Type: Leadership Team Member
Time Frame: Two Years
All volunteer positions are expected to regularly communicate with their staff partner and/or local
volunteer leader, think holistically about referrals (patient, volunteer, donor, etc.) and demonstrate a
commitment to the PanCAN mission.
Effective delegation and management of a committee
Strong personal and professional network
Strong leader, communicator and motivator
A friendly, positive, solution-oriented, professional demeanor
Excellent organizational skills
Strong written and verbal communication
Experience facilitating meetings and/or trainings
Knowledge of community
Strong time management
Conflict management and resolution
Commitment to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s mission
PanCAN volunteer onboarding and role specific training
PurpleStride Chair Guidebook and access to resources via online platform
Webinars throughout the year
Inside Track e-newsletter - distributed to all leadership roles
National Leadership Training - in person training over 3 days
Staff & Volunteer Partners
PanCAN Staff Partner - Community Relationship Manager or Area Director
PurpleStride Planning Committee Volunteers
o Team & Individual Development Chair
o Sponsorship & Flagship Chair
o Logistics Chair
o Media Chair
o Event Experience Chair
o Event Day Volunteer Chair
About the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) is dedicated to fighting the world’s toughest cancer. In our urgent mission to save lives, we attack pancreatic cancer on all fronts: research, clinical initiatives, patient services and advocacy. Our effort is amplified by a nationwide network of grassroots support. We are determined to improve patient outcomes today and to double survival by 2020.
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Requirements & Commitment