Run For The Cure Communication Lead, Sault Ste. Marie

Run For The Cure Communication Lead, Sault Ste. Marie
Organization NamePosition TypesDurationGreat ForRegion and Location(s)Ad Online SinceApplication Deadline
Canadian Cancer Society
  • Board Member / Leadership
  • Event Coordination
  • Marketing / Communications / PR
Long term (6 months to 1 year)
  • Youth (over 18)
  • Seniors
  • Ontario - Sault Ste. Marie

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


The Canadian Cancer Society's CIBC Run for the Cure is a 5 km run or a 1 km walk that has raised $430M for breast cancer research.  It is the largest single day, volunteer-led event in Canada in support of the breast cancer cause.  Your strong leadership skills and organizational guidance will contribute to your local Run for the Cure event and support the 1 in 8 women diagnosed with breast cancer. You can be proud that it's making a difference - there's been a 44% decrease in breast cancer mortality rates since the mid 1980s. But there's more work to do.

This year's event takes place on October 6, 2019.

Your talents are needed for this year's event.

What is involved:

As the Communications Lead, you are responsible for local media relations and promotions for the CIBC Run for the Cure. 

Position Details: 

Working alongside your committee and Volunteer Run Director, you will be generating excitement in your community via media and social media using the PR Toolkit and social media kit provided. Identifying and preparing local spokespeople will be part of the role and serving as the primary media contact on Run day. In addition to your role with media/social media there may be some distribution of marketing materials required. If so, you will also be responsible for establishing a post event pick up plan for promotional materials.

Time Commitment:

  • Monthly committee meetings from May to July and biweekly in August and September
  • Weekly tasks averaging 3-5 hours per week depending on the scope of tasks and time of year
  • Attendance and leadership role at Run events/opportunities leading up to event
  • Committed to providing hands-on leadership throughout the actual day of event - October 6
  • In person availability October 4, 5 and 6.

What You Bring to this Position:

You are excited and motivated to create a memorable experience for participants at Run for the Cure.  You have the ability to connect with people in the community using a variety of creative means and clear communication.  You have strong inter-personal and project management skills and a nack for balancing helping people have fun while creating meaningful moments.


  • Be a member of a successful team helping to create a world where no one fears cancer.
  • Gain leadership and communication skills and networking opportunities
  • Have a positive impact in your community.
  • Get training and learning opportunities to strengthen personal skills.
  • Have fun!

If you feel you are a good fit please complete a Volunteer Application Form indicating in the box marked 'other' the title of this position. We look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you for your interest and support!