Autism Speaks Pittsburgh Walk Leadership

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Autism Speaks

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Are you looking to build your portfolio to include community leadership? Are you dedicated to improving the lives of others?
We are currently looking for leadership members that will influence their networks to plan and implement the Autism Speaks Walk Pittsburgh. Regularly scheduled meetings will be held throughout the Pittsburgh Metro area.

  • Walk Chair: The Walk Chair works closely with staff to coordinate all aspects of the event.This position will appeal to someone who is detail-oriented, able to multi-task and willing to hold peers accountable. Most importantly this person actively chairs the meetings and is committed to personal follow-up with committee members, celebrates successes, shares concerns, and supports the direction of Autism Speaks Walk 100%. This position should be for 2 years.
  • Walk Co-Chair(s): A Co-Chair works closely with the Chair. This is an opportunity to train a successor for the Walk Chair. Alternately, two volunteers can share the Walk Chair position and serve as Walk Co-Chairs. This individual will share responsibility with the Walk Chair
  • Fundraising Lead: The Fundraising Lead focuses on identifying opportunities to maximize event fundraising efforts. This person ensures that team captains and other participants have the tools and resources they need to fundraise successfully.
  • Corporate Development Lead: The Corporate Development Lead is responsible for identifying and approaching potential sponsors and forming strategic partnerships. This person must be committed to generating revenue from sponsorship and in seeking new relationships and partnerships. This Corporate Development Lead also ensures that the organization delivers all sponsor day-of-event commitments.
  • Team Recruitment Lead: Walk participants are more likely to follow through with their participation and fundraising if they are part of a team. This person is responsible for recruiting new Team Captains and helping them build their teams and achieve their fundraising goals. The two primary responsibilities of the Team Recruitment Lead are the Corporate Breakfast/Lunch focused on NEW team recruitment and the New Team Kick-off. These could be one large event or several small events, depending on the number of volunteers that are willing to work with the Team Recruitment Lead and potentially form a subcommittee.
  • Team Retention Lead: The Team Retention Lead works with staff to build relationships with past team captains and increase their team revenue. The focus of this role is on recruiting former team captains, making sure they feel recognized, appreciated, and supported as they work towards achieving their team recruitment and fundraising goals. The Team Kick-Off event is a key responsibility of this committee.
  • School Engagement Lead: The School Engagement Lead works with staff and the Team Recruitment and Team Retention Lead to promote Autism Speaks Walk to school district leadership, parent/student organizations and engage all school teams (K-12). This person is responsible for making school relationships a top priority when retaining and recruiting teams and participants.
  • Mission Experience Lead: The Mission Experience Lead works with staff to plan and execute the Mission Moment on event day and ensure that the mission is incorporated into every event held related to Autism Speaks Walk.
  • Marketing & Outreach Lead: The Marketing & Outreach Lead creates a year-round presence for the Walk by establishing relationships with media partners and creating opportunities for coverage. This person is also responsible for building an online presence for the Walk through social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.) while following Autism Speaks social media guidelines.
  • Logistics Chair: The Logistics Chair works with staff and volunteers to select a date and venue for the Walk. This person is responsible for recruiting and managing a logistics subcommittee to organize all details of event coordination, from signage and entertainment, to trash removal and parking. This should be chaired by someone who understands the importance of adhering to the Walk standards and working with staff to ensure a well-run, safe and mission-focused fundraising walk.

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About Autism Speaks


c/o Serendipity Labs, 2545 Railroad St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, US

Mission Statement

At Autism Speaks, our goal is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders. We are dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism; to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society; and to bringing hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. We are committed to raising the funds necessary to support these goals. Autism Speaks aims to bring the autism community together as one strong voice to urge the government and private sector to listen to our concerns and take action to address this urgent global health crisis. It is our firm belief that, working together, we will find the missing pieces of the puzzle. Autism Speaks. It's time to listen.


A new child is diagnosed with autism every 20 minutes. For all the children and families stricken by this disorder -- and all those who will be -- the time to act is now.

Your volunteer efforts will help us as we raise funds for research studies that will help find a cure. With your support, we will transform a community of heartbreak into a community of hope.


We'll work with your schedule.


8035 McKnight RdSuite 301Pittsburgh, PA 15237



  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Program Management
  • Business Development
  • Professional Development
  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Each position offers a time commitment based on the role and timeline of the walk. Minimum of 4 hours per month

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