Manager, Peer-to-Peer Events

Organization Overview

Looking for a rewarding career to make meaningful change? For more than 25 years, ZERO Prostate Cancer has been a powerful force fighting for a cure and providing critical support to patients and families. As the leading national nonprofit with the mission to end prostate cancer, ZERO advances research, improves the lives of all who are impacted by the disease, and inspires action. ZERO holds the record for the most times recognized among the Best Nonprofits to Work For by the NonProfit Times (nine out of the last ten), it is clear we make supporting our team and community a top priority. Our commitment to providing an award-winning culture that fosters growth, camaraderie, and diversity is unwavering. ZERO’s high responsibility and high freedom philosophy helps team members excel professionally and thrive personally while making a life-saving difference for those impacted by this devastating disease. Working at ZERO means more than a job, it means being part of an incredible community of people that inspires each other every day.  

ZERO strives to empower our team through three key values which are being humble, hungry, and smart. Our team members demonstrate they are humble by working together and defining success collectively. They are hungry to advance our mission, while going above and beyond. In addition, they are emotionally smart by understanding how their actions impact others.

Position Summary

ZERO is looking for immediate help in assisting with the Run/Walk portfolio. This is a full-time role with a focus on driving fundraising, sponsorships, and event management of Run/Walk events as part of ZERO’s National Run/Walk Series. This role will report to the Vice President, Peer to Peer Fundraising and Events and will focus on supporting the Run/Walk Series in developing relationships, securing sponsors, and stewarding teams and registered participants. This position will jump into Run/Walks that are within a ZERO Chapter when assistance is needed.  

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Position TypeFull Time Non-Exempt  
Position LocationRemote with nationwide travel approximately 25% of the time
Reports toVice President, Peer to Peer Fundraising and Events
Peers to this RoleChapter staff

Role Responsibilities

  • Executing sponsorship renewals, prospecting and cold calling to bring in new business for the ZERO Run/Walk Series. 
  • Monitor the performance of fundraisers and fundraising teams to ensure timely responsiveness to new registrants, recognize fundraisers, encourage competition, and to spark new ideas to deepen fundraising results. 
  • Lead existing volunteer committees and build new volunteer groups to assist with the production and fundraising of each Run/Walk event within the portfolio. 
  • Develop grassroots outreach plans to attract participants, teams, and sponsors with a vested interest in the cause. 
  • Develop and execute volunteer plans for pre-race and race day; recruit, assign, manage, organize, train, and communicate with event day and event planning committee members.
  • Request, secure, and manage in-kind donations as needed. 
  • Attend in-person events as needed.
  • Make phone calls to increase the number of participants for events.
  • Work to identify zero-dollar teams and engage them in meaningful and impactful fundraising efforts for up to 7 Run/Walk events. 
  • Steward team captains and individual participants to increase and strengthen fundraising efforts for up to 7 Run/Walk events. 

Desired Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to mobilize and motivate individuals to achieve goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify opportunities for growth in relationships.
  • Ability to communicate effectively over the phone and occasionally cold call as needed. 
  • Proven ability to build and maintain a portfolio of donors.
  • Experience in managing volunteers.
  • Ability to comfortably request donations and sponsorships.
  • Excellent and well-demonstrated project management skills.
  • Exemplifies ZERO’s culture of humble, hungry, and smart.
  • Ability to adapt to changing situations.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work across teams/departments.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Administration, Hospitality Management, or a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • 3+ years of demonstrated professional experience in empowering individuals to fundraise through peer-to-peer style events within a nonprofit organization. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience with run or walk event management.
  • Experience with fundraising databases such as Luminate Online/TeamRaiser and Raiser’s Edge.  

Physical Requirements

  • Constant use of a computer and other office productivity equipment, such as computer printer, calculator, and copier. 
  • Prolonged periods of a stationary position at least 50% of the time.
  • The ability to recognize details at close range for extended periods of time.
  • The ability to communicate information and ideas so others will understand. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
  • Frequently move boxes and equipment weighing up to 20 pounds at events such as Run/Walks.
  • Frequent movement across multiple different terrains/surfaces while outdoors at Run/Walks.

What makes ZERO one of the best places to work?

Find out more about ZERO's employee benefits, including unlimited PTO, fantastic insurance and employee assistance programs, competitive pay, and healthy work/life balance.

ZERO Prostate Cancer is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees. We encourage BIPOC, Veterans, individuals with Disabilities, and those affected by prostate cancer to apply. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. 

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing the application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to Human Resources at or by phone at 202-463-9455.