Communications Lead, CIBC Run For the Cure - BRANDON

Organization Details
Organization Name: Canadian Cancer Society Manitoba Division
Address: 193 Sherbrook St.
Winnipeg MB  R3C 2B7
Organizational Description: 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.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: As the Communications Lead, you are responsible for local media relations and promotions for the CIBC Run for the Cure. 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 marking materials required. If so, you will also be responsible for establishing a post event pick up plan for promotional materials.
Skills Required: The ability to work independently and as a team
Comfort with social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter. Instagram and Snapchat are a bonus!
Expertise in creative writing, media relations
Passionate about the breast cancer cause
Regular access to a computer with internet and comfort navigating social media
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Contributing to the organization's vision of creating a world where no Canadian fears cancer.
Developing your marketing and communication skills
Working collaboratively with volunteers in the community
Building relationships in your community
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Evening, Weekend
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 & including Run Day (Oct 6th) In person availability from October 4 to October 6, 2019
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: General Populace
Organization will provide: Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Online:
Closing Date: Jul 31, 2019