Date Posted: November 3, 2023

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network- Event Planner (DFW)


Help plan our LARGEST event of the year!

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 fundraising event, PurpleStride. The PSC facilitates the planning and execution of fundraising, sponsorship, marketing and program education 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 planning and execution of PurpleStride event including revenue, event experience and budget.
  • Actively recruit and retain PurpleStride Planning Committee Chairs.
  • Knowledgeable in committee responsibilities and ensure committee is properly trained.
  • 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 target.
  • Mentor and support all planning committee chairs to ensure success. Examples include:
    • Team & Individual Development Chair: work closely in planning kickoff meeting and to steward team captain’s year-round.
    • Event Experience Chair: Partner to create an engaging participant experience through opening ceremonies, survivor, sponsor and team recognition, and course.
    • 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 Affiliate Chair and staff partner.
  • Complete and maintain Partnership Agreements with Committee Chairs.
  • Access to a computer and the internet as well as proficient computer skills.
  • Respond to inquiries within two business days.
  • 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


Advocacy & Human Rights


Health & Medicine


1717 North Harwood Street Dallas, TX 75201


November 3, 2023




  • Must be at least 18
  • 2 years


1500 Rosecrans Aveneue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to take bold action to improve the lives of everyone impacted by pancreatic cancer by advancing scientific research, building community, sharing knowledge and advocating for patients.


PanCAN was the first organization dedicated to fighting pancreatic cancer in a comprehensive way, and for more than two decades, we’ve grown a nationwide movement tackling the disease from all angles.

  • Research: We fund transformative research – everything from early detection to innovative new treatment approaches.
  • Patient Services: We provide information about treatment options, diet and nutrition, support resources and more, and we can answer all your questions along the way.
  • Advocacy: We work with thousands of grassroots advocates to urge Congress to increase federal research funding for pancreatic cancer, and we get results.
  • Community: Be part of our movement! You can volunteer locally, participate in a PurpleStride community event or host your own fundraiser.