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Race Manager Job Description-Philadelphia

Posted August 19, 2019

Agency or Department Description:
The City Events Office is part of the Managing Director’s Office and produces running and race events in the city which include the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend, the Blue Cross Broad Street Run along with the Philly RACES Running Series. 

  • The Philadelphia Marathon Weekend, which takes place the weekend before Thanksgiving, welcomes nearly 30,000 runners, 60,000 spectators, and 3,000 volunteers each year. Race Weekend features the AACR Philadelphia Marathon on Sunday, the Dietz & Watson Half Marathon, Rothman Orthopedics 8K and Dunkin Munchkin Run on Saturday, and a free two-day Health & Fitness Expo on Friday and Saturday. 
  • The Blue Cross Broad Street Run is a 10-mile, point-to-point race and is the largest 10-mile race in the country with close to 40,000 runners.
  • Philly RACES is a series of running events that were established to support the health and wellness of Philadelphians through events that engage more youth and adults in park spaces as well as to build running program offerings across a variety of skill levels to grow these events. 

 Job Description:
The Managing Director’s Office is seeking an organized and creative person to fill the position of Race Manager, reporting directly to the Executive Director of Philadelphia Marathon Weekend and the Blue Cross Broad Street Run. The Race Manager will support the planning, programming, management, and evaluation of a series of small and large-scale races that are operated and/or supported by the City of Philadelphia.  The successful candidate will have experience producing large events that attract between 30,000 and 40,000 participants.  The Race Manager also must be detail-oriented with the ability to delegate and multi-task; have excellent time-management skills and work well with a diverse group of people, which include City employees, participants, sponsors, contractors and vendors in a sometimes fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities include:

  • Planning and executing, in coordination with race support staff, a variety of tasks needed to produce a road race including but not limited to: start/finish line set-up and oversight; development of course logistics; water station management; medical and security logistics; coordination of awards; and the programming of kids’ activities
  • Participating in meetings regarding the promotion, planning, and implementation of events
  • Managing various contractors for the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend and Blue Cross Broad Street Run 
  • Coordinating and managing vendors, staff and consultants
  • Attending external races, expos and conferences to promote events
  • Coordinating charity programs for races
  • Organizing and directing volunteer coordinators to recruit, train and manage volunteers at events
  • Social media management; ability to respond to emails, Facebook messages, and phone calls from participants, staff, vendors and consultants
  • Assisting the Executive Race Director with sponsorship management including fulfilling sponsor requests; maintaining sponsor fulfillment spreadsheet; and managing sponsor deadlines
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • 3 – 5 years of experience with sports marketing, race management, project management or event management required
  • Proven experience managing large, multi-step, detailed projects
  • Personable, detail-oriented, and organized with the ability to manage multiple projects
  • Ability to work within a team environment; experience working with and around volunteers required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent people and relationship building skills; experience working with the public and the ability to speak confidently in public settings
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Familiarity with social media platforms preferred
  • Ability to work flexible hours including evening or weekends as needed
Clear and valid driver’s license required

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Account Coordinator, BibRave

Posted August 19, 2019

Location: Portland, OR (flexible) 

Salary Range: $35-$45K

 

Job Overview

We’re looking for an Account Coordinator to join our team and help support/manage client projects, select BibRave projects, and manage BibRave content channels and programs. We’re a team of passionate, highly-committed, active professionals looking for someone who is very driven, very organized, detail-oriented, and excited to work for a growing endurance industry start-up! 


The Account Coordinator role is an entry-level+ position, meaning we’re looking for someone with solid professional skills and sensibilities. The “+” part also signifies that the role can quickly grow along with our company. Competitive applicants will have some experience in social media/digital marketing, and proven success managing multiple projects and deadlines. 


Must be a proven do-er- someone with high energy, strong organizational skills, and air-tight attention to detail. We aren’t looking for people to JUST follow orders, but also to anticipate future needs and opportunities without being specifically instructed. Knowledge of or passion for the running/racing/multisport landscape is a plus!


Last, but not least, competitive applicants will be smart. “Smart” can mean a lot of things, but mainly we mean that you’ll exercise sound judgement, approach and solve problems thoughtfully and analytically, be able to “read a room” and adjust written and spoken communications accordingly, and generally demonstrate acutely tuned sensibilities. This one’s harder to measure and explain, but it’s extremely important. 

 

Key Responsibilities

-Support team BibRave with administrative duties, including but not limited to - managing campaign and project deadlines, managing communications with parties internal and external, executing tasks on key projects, etc.

-Potential to lead select BibRave projects The BibRave 100 - managing list creation, partner communications, award luncheon logistics, etc.

-Utilize social listening/monitoring tools to generate insights and summarize findings to create client-facing deliverables

-Lead select BibRave content projects, including but not limited to       
Creation of the BibRave Newsletter
Managing production of The BibRave Podcast

Assist and manage other BibRave projects, including but not limited to BibRave.com maintenance, press release and other comms, etc.

Skills

-Organization, accountability, and attention to detail (again, not just saying this). The Account Coordinator will need to coordinate multiple projects involving hundreds of bloggers, products, and several clients simultaneously - all while adhering to very strict timelines. We’re talking air traffic control-level shit here =D.

-Wide variety of social media expertise, including blogging, social bookmarking/performance tracking, engagement, emerging platforms, etc. This includes fluency across multiple networks, understanding each platforms functionality, voice, purpose, etc.

-Ability to write creatively and in a business setting. Creative writing must demonstrate personality and savvy while maintaining correct intent, accurate grammar, etc on social, blog, etc. Business writing includes clearly communicating across all platforms - email, IM, presentations, in-person, video conference, and the good ol’ telephone. We’re not just saying this - clear, succinct, and accurate communication is absolutely critical to this role and success within the organization

-Ability to be a leader and action-oriented - identifying problems (or opportunities), creating solutions/plans, sharing and presenting said plan to a team, overcoming obstacles, and executing to completion

-Self-motivated – can set and meet deadlines, prioritize tasks, and work with minimal direction. Ability to communicate proactively throughout the organization and community

Qualifications

-1-3 years of experience either marketing, managing social media platforms for companies or brands, and/or experience managing complex projects and programs

-Passionate about endurance sports, new social trends, and growing a business

-The ability to handle stressful situations and challenging personalities with equanimity

Perks

-Flexibility of hours, location, and the freedom to work from home and/or remotely

-Experience in a rapidly growing industry (running/endurance) and a highly sought-after skill set (social media/digital strategy and community building/influencer marketing)

-Highly engaged professional development from BibRave leadership

-Occasional access to free running gear

-BibRave swag!

-A super fun team that loves food, tech, ice cream, coffee, beer, and of course running! =)

Interested parties should email jessica@bibrave.com with a resume and cover letter.

About BibRave

BibRave works with races and brands to help them engage with runners and ultimately drive more sales and registrations. Through their large network of running bloggers, BibRave Pros, and their popular Twitter event, #BibChat, BibRave helps endurance brands and races go beyond simple advertising and truly connect with more runners.
The company’s consumer facing-product is a race review site where runners can learn about a race before signing up, and leave feedback after the event. The company launched in late 2013 and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.

 

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Manager – Social Media and Graphic Design for Atlanta Track Club

 Posted August 19, 2019

Are you a creative and social media-savvy graphic designer and video editor? Atlanta Track Club seeks an energetic self-starter to create content and engage with the constituents of the nation’s second largest running and walking organization. In this fast-paced-but-rewarding environment, your work will impact the lives of hundreds of thousands of finishers in the Club’s programs and events and appear at prestigious races like the AJC Peachtree Road Race and the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon, both of which are organized by Atlanta Track Club.

 

Atlanta Track Club is a nonprofit committed to creating an active and healthy Atlanta. Through running and walking, Atlanta Track Club motivates, inspires and engages the community to enjoy a healthier lifestyle.  With more than 30,000 members, Atlanta Track Club is the second largest running organization in the United States.  In addition to the AJC Peachtree Road Race – the largest 10K in the world, the Publix Atlanta Marathon, the PNC Atlanta 10 Miler and the Invesco QQQ Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon, Atlanta Track Club directs more than 30 events per year.  Through the support of its members and volunteers, Atlanta Track Club also maintains a number of community initiatives including organizing and promoting the Kilometer Kids youth running program to metro Atlanta youth, honoring high school cross country and track and field athletes through Atlanta Track Club’s All-Metro Banquets and supporting other local nonprofits with similar missions through its Adopt-a-Mile program.

Position: Manager – Social Media and Graphic Design

Position Overview:  Reporting to the Marketing Director, the Manager – Social Media and Graphic Design will oversee the strategy, programming and content of Atlanta Track Club’s social media accounts. This person will work in collaboration with the Manager – Brand and Design to ensure strategies align with larger marketing plans and goals for events, programs and initiatives. This position also includes leading the design process for a select number of Atlanta Track Club events, programs and initiatives as well as development of content and look and feel for Atlanta Track Club’s website.

 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Oversee and facilitate the growth and evolution of Atlanta Track Club’s social media accounts.
  • Collaborate with marketing department to align social media strategy with marketing goals and timelines.
  • Develop unique and engaging social media content included but not limited to graphics and videos.
  • Interact with social media followers and fans by providing timely responses to comments and inquiries using Atlanta Track Club’s brand voice.
  • Develop “look and feel” of select number of Atlanta Track Club events, programs and initiatives.
  • Lead the creation of event collateral, including signage, apparel, medals, race numbers and advertisements for select Atlanta Track Club events, programs and initiatives.
  • Collaborate with Manager – Brand and Design to prioritize, ideate and complete graphic requests to meet set deadlines.
  • Conceptualize and produce unique and engaging video content that drives brand awareness and registrations as well as enhances Atlanta Track Club’s video library.
  • Manage and design aesthetics and functionality of Atlanta Track Club website and associated microsites.

 

Minimum Job Qualifications

  • College degree in graphic design or related field of study
  • 1-3 years of graphic design experience required
  • Expert understanding of social media platforms including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat and the content that best fits the audience of those platforms
  • Proficiency in Adobe Suite
  • Proficiency in Adobe Premiere
  • Proficiency in basic HTML
  • Understanding of strong brand presence, brand awareness and brand guidelines
  • Ability to work creatively within set guidelines
  • Knowledge and understanding of trends within the running/fitness apparel industry
  • Must be a self-starter and possess the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Must be highly organized, efficient, and detailed.
  • Must be able to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure.
  • Excellent problem solving and interpersonal skills.
  • Flexibility to work weekends and extended weekday hours as needed to support the club’s mission.
  • Ability and willingness to manage load-in and load-out process at events, including heavy lifting (up to 40 lbs).
  • Demonstrated passion for Atlanta Track Club mission.
  • Demonstrated commitment to running and physical fitness preferred.

 

Send your cover letter and resume to careers@atlantatrackclub.org  by September 1, 2019.  Because of the volume of applications received, please understand that we cannot respond to each applicant individually. You will be contacted if more information is required or if you are considered for the position to which you applied. No phone calls, please.

 

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Have you managed a non-profit organization? A  southeast athletic non-profit has a great opportunity

Job Summary: Director  is responsible for the management and execution of the organization .

Posted August 19,2019 

Essential Functions:

1.     Plans, coordinates and supervises all necessary work related to the operation and management of the organization and its events.

2.     Responsible for the development and execution of the annual budget.

3.     Directly responsible for the recruitment and retention of the sponsors.

4.     Oversees the public relations, marketing and media/social media strategy management of the event.

5.     Ensures overall compliance with local and state law enforcement and the permitting process with all involved governments for the staging of the event.

6.     Directly supervises the Deputy   Director and indirectly supervises all staff.

7.     Attends Executive Board meetings and other related Committees of the Board and prepares appropriate reports to the Board and its members.

8.     Develops and maintains organizational values and principles in cooperation with the Executive Board, regulatory and community agencies, sponsors and participants.

9.     Attends national conferences and expos for marketing and promotion of events as well as media contact for the event.

Recommended Minimum Qualifications:

Education and ExperienceBachelor’s Degree in Special Event Management or related field and  5 years related work experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.                                                           

 

Special Requirements:

A valid South Carolina Driver’s License.

                                                           

Knowledge, Abilities and Skill

Knowledge: Knowledge of the principles and practices of event planning, marketing and management; general safety practices related to special events/running events; exceptional customer service practices.

Abilities: Ability to manage multiple tasks in a detailed and effective manner; ability to implement cost-effective programs to meet the needs of all events; ability to administer budgets; ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and draft effective plans of action

Supervision Required:   Under general direction of the Executive Board, the employee plans and carries out the regular work in accordance with standard practices and previous training, with substantial responsibility for determining the sequence and timing of action and substantial independence in planning and organizing the work activities, including determining the work methods. The employee is expected to solve through experienced judgment most problems of detail or unusual situations by adapting methods or interpreting instructions to resolve the particular problem. Instructions for new assignments or special projects usually consist of statements of desired objectives, deadlines and priorities Work is generally reviewed only for technical adequacy, appropriateness of actions or decisions.

Our clients is offering an above average salary and a great benefit package.

Contact Charles Foster, dottie@charlesfoster.jobs

 

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Coordinator, Sponsor Services and Expo for Houston Marathon Committee

Posted August 19, 2019


Reports to the Director, Marketing Media & Brand

Job Description & Responsibilities updated  August 2019

To  apply for this position, send resume and cover letter to:
Muffy King, Director, Marketing, Media & Brand media@houstonmarathon.com

Phone interviews will begin on August 1st

The Houston Marathon Committee, Inc. (HMC) hosts the city’s largest single-day sporting event—an annual multi-race running event (marathon, half and 5K). The HMC is a 501(c)4 nonprofit organization with a volunteer board of directors, 12 full-time staff members, and a group of more than 150 committee members who make race day possible.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and includes comprehensive benefits plan
Commitment: Full-time
Working Hours: 40 hours per week plus evening and weekend events throughout the year

EXPO Management

□ Design appropriate and efficient EXPO layout
□ Manage EXPO space sales, including rate management, online application, and vendor payments
□ Actively sell space to potential vendors to meet revenue goals
□ Search for appropriate talent and coordinate stage speaker schedule
□ Contract with decorating company; ensure timely and correct set-up
□ Arrange for vendor parking needs, show security, and first aid with appropriate staff
□ Develop schedule for build out, including production timelines and delivery schedules
□ Oversee all permit applications, including food and fire
□ Oversee race week set-up and tear down
□ Recruit and manage volunteers to assist with race week operations
□ Order and arrange for the placement of all banners
□ Work with sponsors to arrange for volunteer meals during show hours

Sponsor Services

□ Assist with development and implementation of a strategic sponsorship plan, including fulfillment of existing agreements and communication of activation goals between outside department and sponsors
□ Serve as a liaison to sponsors to determine race week execution needs; communicate and collaborate with other departments on feasibility and implementation
□ Track all sponsor deliverables and ensure that all contractual obligations are met
□ Develop and communicate race weekend timeline and kits for sponsors
□ Create and distribute post event proof-of-performance reports for sponsors and other relevant partners
□ Contribute to communications (newsletters, social media, etc.) in collaboration with the Communications manager, ensuring fulfillment of all partnership agreements
□ Manage the development of the participant and volunteer Virtual Event Bag, including current sponsors and sales to outside groups
□ Coordinate sponsor participation in year-round community outreach events
□ Plan and execute the post-race Sponsor Appreciation dinner
□ Assist the Executive Director and Business Development Director with the development of sales strategies, prospecting, and sales. This includes sponsorship renewals, new sponsors, value in- kind (VIK) agreements, and collaborative initiatives with stakeholders.

Merchandise

□ Coordinate the selection, ordering, delivery and receipt of all event merchandise
□ Collaborate with brand and marketing team on product designs
□ Work with vendors to select purchased merchandise including medals, t-shirts, glass mugs and various for-sale merchandise pieces
□ Collect required merchandise quantities and delivery details from relevant staff members to place final orders with vendors
□ Liaise with the apparel sponsor for all sponsor deliverables, including EXPO space needs, ordering of donated merchandise and development of for-sale merchandise
□ Collect remaining merchandise inventory numbers post-event and oversee distribution of any extra merchandise to appropriate events or charitable partners

Other

□ Assist with Family Fun Run events held in April and May
□ Assist with other tasks or duties as requested
□ Assist with answering phones or other administrative tasks during peak customer service periods

Annual Planning & Year-Round Responsibilities

□ Develop annual budget needs, maintain budget compliance throughout the year
□ Conduct effective and efficient pre-race planning for all areas of oversight, and collaborate with relevant staff and committee members throughout the process
□ Collect post-race feedback from relevant sponsors, participants, staff, volunteers and vendors— compile reports related to all areas of oversight
□ Develop new methods or ideas related to best-in-class event operations, with the sponsor and customer experience as the highest priority
□ Set goals and create timelines for all areas of oversight annually, report on progress and issues throughout the year

Daily Office Responsibilities

o Support colleagues in a respectful and thoughtful manner, assist whenever the need arises
o Assist staff, committee members, and sponsors with issues pertinent to this job description, as appropriate
o Work with committee members as needed and within reasonable parameters to aid them in carrying out their duties, including logistics and direction
o Be accountable for time and location during working hours
o Answer phone calls, emails, etc. in a timely and professional manner
o Maintain a clean and efficient working environment, including common areas

Qualifications

□ Minimum 3 years’ experience, preferably in event management and/or customer relationship management
□ Running experience is a plus, but not required
□ Excellent written and verbal communications
□ Familiar with Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
□ Ability to learn new event management software platforms
□ Committed to excellence and customer service
□ Problem-solver, cool under pressure
□ Able to build consensus and negotiate agreement with stakeholders
□ Passionate about learning and innovating
□ Detail-oriented and organized
□ Self-motivated and goal-oriented
□ Ability to work nights and weekends as needed, particularly during peak season of October through February. You will meet with volunteers both before and after the race, and these meetings are typically held in the evenings. We also have some evening organizational events, such as the Hall of Fame or Sponsor Appreciation dinners. We occasionally host weekend events, such as community outreach events, committee-wide meetings or work days at our warehouse.

 

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Savannah Sports Council Event Manager Posted August 8, 2019

 

The Sports Event Manager will join a passionate team led by the Director. The primary goal of the event manager is to independently execute all Savannah Sports Council owned and hosted events.  The Savannah Sports Council, a division of Visit Savannah and the Savannah Chamber, has a rich history of operating and hosting several events.  Current events operated by the Savannah Sports Council include:

  • The Enmarket Savannah Bridge Run – A 29-year-old event that features nearly 5,000 runners annually in a 5K, 10K, and Double Pump.
  • The Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon and 5K – A 6-year-old event that features 3,000 runners annually in a half marathon or 5K
  • The Georgia Power Sports Awards – A 25-year-old event that honors local sports teams and career achievements.
  • The Enmarket Savannah Hockey Classic – A 22-year-old event that features four ACHA College programs with nearly 10,000 in attendance over two nights
  • The Inaugural NAIA Senior Football Classic – Held for the first time on December 14, 2019, this event will feature the top 120 NAIA senior football players from across the country
  • The 2020-2021 NAIA Lacrosse Men’s and Women’s National Invitational – Beginning in May of 2020, Savannah will host the top 8 men’s and top 8 women’s NAIA lacrosse programs for a four-day tournament.

 

Additionally, the Savannah Sports Council works with a host of other event organizers throughout the year to assist in their event production and execution.

 

Title:  Event Manager

Reports to:    Director, Sports Council

Overview of Position:

As an employee of Visit Savannah, the Event Manager of the Savannah Sports Council is responsible for managing event operations related to Savannah Sports Council owned and hosted events. The Event Manager will work closely with the Director to help maximize revenue opportunities for current events, including sales of sponsorship and management of all event related logistics.

 

Duties/Responsibilities

  1. Manage existing sports-related events: Enmarket Savannah Hockey Classic, Publix Savannah Women's Half & 5K, Sports Awards Luncheon, and Enmarket Savannah Bridge Run; as well as other newly developed sports-related events.Duties would include, but not be limited to developing timelines and event manuals.
  2. Responsible for management of day-to-day objectives related to Savannah Sports Council owned and operated events, which includes committee meetings, volunteer meetings and operational meetings.
  3. Independently negotiate and retain sponsorship revenue opportunities for Savannah Sports Council owned and operated events.
  4. Manage and evaluate revenue related to expenses, ticket sales, and registrations for Savannah Sports Council owned and operated events.
  5. Utilize and manage social media accounts and websites related to Savannah Sports Council owned and operated events, including graphic design for both, as needed.
  6. Assist with the organization and implementation of advisory board meetings, which includes communicating with board members, recording meeting minutes and creating presentations.
  7. Attend conferences, tradeshows and networking opportunities to learn about industry trends that can better serve the Savannah Sports Council and enhance partner / sponsor relationships.
  8. Assist in the coordination of site inspections for visiting organizations or potential sponsors, showcasing hotels, facilities, attractions and community aspects of interest.
  9. Maintain a well-informed working knowledge of all hotels, sports facilities, attractions and services, both public and private, available in the area.
  10. Maintain an awareness of competitor's products, promotions and industry issues that influence sales by establishing a rapport with other divisions within our organization and members.
  11. Develop and maintain a close working relationship with personnel from each facility.
  12. Maintain a membership in good standing with the industry organizations that will assist in accomplishing organizational goals.
  13. Represent and maintain exposure of Savannah Sports Council at all important industry and civic events.
  14. Manage CMS for SSC projects in Basecamp for all event related projects requiring work from other departments.
  15. Maintain a cohesive working relationship with all other personnel to successfully accomplish Savannah Sports Council, Visit Savannah and Savannah Chamber of Commerce goals.
  16. Handle additional responsibilities and projects as assigned.
  17. Complete commitment to the goals and mission of Visit Savannah and Savannah Area Chamber.

 

Supervisory Responsibility

  • Event Manager will assist in supervising Sports Council interns and contracted event employees.

 

Education and Experience/Key Competencies

  • Four-year degree from an accredited college or university (BS in Sports Marketing or Management is preferred)
  • One-to-two years of sports tourism or sports event operation related experience.
  • Excellent communication, management and organizational skills.
  • Strong analytical and judgmental skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software, industry software and the Internet.
  • Ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines efficiently and effectively.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients and customers.
  • Experience with sponsorship sales highly preferred.
  • Respond in a timely manner to all inquiries.
  • Ability to communicate clearly.
  • Regular attendance and prompt daily reporting required.
  • Must be a self-starter; be self-motivated and able to multi-task
  • Must be flexible and be able to adjust to changing conditions, circumstances and priorities
  • Must demonstrate a positive attitude and cooperate with staff

Work Environment

Working conditions are normal for an office environment.  Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening hours.  This position requires occasional domestic business travel.  Reasonable accommodations may be limited to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Event Production requires a range of hours including very early mornings and late evenings, both during the week and weekend.  Additionally, the nature of this work may require heavy lifting up to 75 pounds and work around dirt, dust, extreme weather, and ice.  This position requires the ability to sit and stand for prolonged periods of time.

Additional physical demands include, but are not limited to, the ability to drive/transport self and others and the ability to travel via airplane.

Office: 80-85%, Travel: 15-20%

Evening / Weekend / Overtime: As Required

Administration & Event Production: 80-90%; Sales: 10-20%

 Please submit resumes to rwells@visitsavannah.com

Other Information:

This job description describes the general nature and work level to be performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of job responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.

 

 

 

Coordinator, Venue Operations

Houston Marathon Committee

Posted June 18, 2019


Reports to the General Manager & Managing Director, Operations


Job Description & Responsibilities


updated May 22, 2019


To apply for this position, send resume and cover letter to:


Nathan Schaffer
Senior Manager, Elite Athlete Program & Race Operations
houstonmarathonjobs@gmail.com


Phone interviews will begin on June 10.


Goal for onboarding is early July to early August.


Venue Management – George R. Brown Convention Center (GRB)
Oversee All Race Day Pre- & Post-Race Service Areas: Finisher Merchandise, Gear Check, H-E-B Breakfast, Runner Reunion, Information Booth, Finisher Photos, Port-a-Cans, Church Services, etc.


An established volunteer team will help you accomplish the build, execution and tear-down on event week. The former Venue Operations staff person has moved to a new position within the marathon staff and will be available to help train you throughout the planning process.


▪ Oversee all planning and execution for race-day participant services offered within the GRB, including processes and systems, physical infrastructure design, supplies and equipment, volunteer team members, vendors and contractors
▪ Work with committee members, sponsors and vendors to design and implement efficient systems and processes for individual areas within the GRB, always keeping the customer experience in mind
▪ Host meetings with volunteer committee chairs to assess needs, distribute information and receive feedback, adjust as needed based on their input and feedback


▪ Design the physical space for all areas; work with the CAD vendor to accurately diagram
▪ Contract and coordinate with vendors to ensure timely and correct set-up, including banners, fencing, tables, chairs, stages, A/V equipment, IT equipment, electrical, plumbing, etc.
▪ Develop schedule for race week build, including production timelines and delivery schedules for the volunteer team, vendors and contractors
▪ Coordinate with staff members who own areas housed within the GRB. Help others to define their space and equipment needs, and then include the set-up and tear-down of these areas within the overall venue plan. These groups include Medical, Media, Volunteers, and VIP Services. The Venue Manager is not responsible for these areas, but the Venue team sets up all areas housed within the GRB, except for the EXPO.
▪ Post-race—collect feedback from all constituent groups, create reports detailing feedback, and incorporate into improved planning and design for future events
Coordinator, Venue Operations Job Description May 2019
Logistics & Operations
Security & Zone Access Control
▪ Design a race day security plan for the GRB
▪ Work with staff members to determine race-week security needs for all groups; staff members will submit their requests to the Venue Operations Coordinator
▪ Contract with security vendors to secure personnel and equipment
▪ Oversee race-day security for the GRB, in conjunction with the volunteer team
Security Perimeter
▪ Design a race-day security plan for the area immediately adjacent to GRB, including Discovery Green Park, the exterior perimeter of the Finish Line, and along Avenida de las Americas. The security perimeter will include controlled access points to the area, with all non-marathon clear bags inspected at entry.
▪ Work with staff members to determine access needs for all functional areas and constituent groups
▪ Oversee installation of security perimeter fencing, in conjunction with volunteer and contract oversight
▪ Design and order signage for entry gates and develop a signage plan addressing both directional needs and those of controlled access points
▪ Oversee race day security for the perimeter, in conjunction with volunteer and contract oversight
Equipment Ordering & Logistics
▪ Work with staff members to determine race week equipment needs for all groups, including radios, golf carts, scissor lifts and forklifts
▪ Contract with vendors to procure equipment
▪ Oversee equipment distribution on race week, in conjunction with the volunteer team
Parking
▪ Work with staff members to determine race week parking needs for all groups
▪ Contract with the GRB or other parking venues to secure the space needed
▪ Produce and distribute parking tags for each parking venue
Family Fun Runs
Two annual events held in April and May in partnership with Texas Children’s Hospital and the Houston Marathon Foundation.
▪ Design the physical space for all areas; work with the CAD vendor to accurately diagram
▪ Oversee build-out of all Family Fun Run spaces (Start Line, Finish Line, Family Fun Zone) including fencing, equipment, and exhibitor areas
▪ Coordinate the “Family Fun Zone,” a post-race interactive exhibit and activity area
Other
▪ Assist with other tasks or duties as requested
▪ Assist with answering phones or other administrative tasks during peak customer service periods

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Back on My Feet

Want to work for a national non-profit that uses running and community to help the Homeless?  Since 2007, Back on My Feet has served more than 6,000 individuals experiencing or at risk of homelessness and engaged more than 100,000 volunteers and supporters. Our members have run a collective 500,000 miles and obtained more than 4,000 jobs and homes. Within six months of becoming a Back on My Feet Alumnus, 90% of members maintain their employment, 60% receive a wage increase and 20% achieve a promotion. Every $1 invested in Back on My Feet returns nearly $2.50 to the local community through increased economic output from employment and reduction in costs for shelter, medical services, incarceration and drug and alcohol treatment.



Development Director


The Development Director position will be directly responsible for the fundraising efforts in order to meet and grow its annual budget. This position will report to the Vice President of Development. Specific Responsibilities will include Planning, implementing, and (at a minimum) meeting the annual revenue/fundraising goals of their budget. Cultivating, soliciting and stewarding current and past donors as well as creating and executing on a pipeline to secure new support from corporations, individuals and foundations.  Building and maintaining the local chapter Advisory Board and Associates/Young Professionals Board to accomplish financial goals of the Chapter. More

 


Runner Engagement Manager:

The Runner Engagement Manager  is responsible for the management of all Back on My Feet Fundraising Running Programs.  As part of these responsibilities, the Runner Engagement Manager is specifically responsible for FundRacing event management, marketing and social media, and administrative support.  As well as the recruitment, retention and cultivation of FundRacers/racers, development of incentives, working with key stakeholders and logistics of the Back on My Feet's FundRacing program. Some nights and weekends are required. More

 


Development Director - San Francisco:

The Development Director position based in San Francisco will be directly responsible for the fundraising efforts for the local Chapter in order to meet and grow its $550K+ annual budget. Responsibilities will include cultivating, soliciting and stewarding current and past donors; creating and executing on a pipeline to secure new support from corporations, individuals and foundations; Building and maintaining the local chapter Advisory Board and Associates/Young Professionals Board to accomplish financial goals of the Chapter.  The Development Director will working collaboratively with the national Back on My Feet team on centralized functions, which include financial management, human resources, development strategy, annual giving campaigns, select event logistics and fundRacing programs. More

 


Race Timing/Scoring Professional

EnMotive

EnMotive has employment opportunities available for part-time or contract-based Race Scoring Timers with experience. We also have opportunities for professional, full-time Race Timing/Scoring Project Managers that may lead to and include market management positions. Markets include Chicago, Nashville, Indianapolis, Seattle, Denver, Minneapolis and Dallas. EnMotive is a full-service event services company offering, timing, scoring, registration, photography and a wide range of other endurance event solutions. EnMotive is a subsidiary of RAM Racing, producers of the Hot Chocolate Race Series. EnMotive works with over 1,000 events per year, using a combination of in-house registration software as well as industry leading external race timing software. We are looking for passionate, detail-oriented, computer & technology savvy people with the desire to help grow our event timing business and help continue our progression to a higher level. Part-time candidates should have previous timing experience. Candidates for full-time positions should have strong customer service skills, a high degree of computer expertise, a broad knowledge of setting up networks, database management skills, be highly organized and a self-starter. For more information please inquire Here

 


Digital Marketing Manager

Vision Event Management

Vision Event Management is looking for a fun, active, technically savvy and creative minded individual to join our team as the Digital Marketing Manager. The Digital Marketing Manager will work closely with the team to develop and implement comprehensive marketing plans for 15 events, manage clients and execute a wide array of sponsorship and partnership agreements. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and organization skills to be able to manage numerous projects with competing deadlines. A strong self-starter with creativity, imagination and technical aptitude will thrive in this position.

Job Responsibilities Include
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive marketing plan
  • Work closely with VEM designer on all event-related marketing materials and campaigns
  • Maintain relationships with current advertisers
  • More
For more information please click Here
To submit an application please send your cover letter and resume to Jeff Graves

 


Director of Marketing

Company: Ludus Tours
 

Do you have experience with websites, analytics, online marketing, content and running projects in different places? Do you want to be part of one of the fastest growing companies in sports? Ludus is seeking an "A Player" who loves technology and applying that portion of our vision within the Ludus strategy. This marketing role IS NOT about creating ideas - it's about optimizing campaigns, obsessing over analytics, and creating behind the scenes wins for the team. You will be keeping our website up to date with the latest improvements and integrating new technologies to ensure a quality experience for our customers. Do you love that part of marketing? Attitude is Everything! If you are ready to work in a fast paced job and enjoy being constantly challenged, then this is the opportunity for you. Please find the complete job posting Here.

 

Business Development Manager - The GivenGain Foundation

 

About GivenGain:

GivenGain is a non-profit foundation with offices in Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Canada and South Africa. We started with a simple idea: to enable global philanthropy by providing a platform that simplifies global giving and fundraising. Since 2001, GivenGain has assisted donors and fundraisers in 193 countries to support charities in more than 60 countries. The platform enables public events like running and cycling races and their participants to fundraise together for charities of their choice. We currently work with events in more than 20 countries : https://www.givengain.com/team/join/event/

GivenGain is part of the Humanstate Group, an international private technology services group that combines state-of-the-art web-based applications with on-demand payment processing. Working from offices in the UK, Switzerland, Canada, South Africa and the United States, we are inspired and united by the drive to create great user experiences and delightful digital products. We like complex challenges, we like to do new things, and we like people who are excited by their work. We’re a small team with big responsibilities: our  brands include GivenGain, an online fundraising platform, and PayProp, an automated Web- based payment processing platform for property managers and rental agents. The Humanstate Group employs 140 professionals in 5 countries and processes more than one billion Pound Sterling annually.

 

Job responsibility:

You will be responsible for developing the US market by introducing the platform and service to potential clients. You will be responsible for developing sales opportunities within your territory by strategically prospecting accounts and delivering great presentations to inspire event managers to evaluate and sign up to use our platform.

You will be predominantly field-based, focused on growing customers and revenues for the GivenGain Foundation, and will be given a designated area of operation, for which you will have a sales target.

You will work as part of a team as well as autonomously. In addition to your main function, you will keep the CRM system up-to-date; provide accurate details on prospects; and manage and maintain a sales pipeline for reporting purposes.

 

Job duties:

  • Sell the GivenGain Foundation’s service to mass participation event managers
  • Consistently achieve monthly sales targets
  • Build, manage and grow your sales pipeline by strategically prospecting leads
  • Manage the full cycle of in-the-field sales, from qualifying to demonstrations and closing business
  • Work with the rest of the GivenGain team to successfully onboard new clients
  • Raise the profile of the GivenGain Foundation in the market
  • Become an expert in our space and our solution
  • Be a GivenGain Foundation ambassador in the market
  • Attend industry conferences and create a network within the mass participation event industry

     

    Skills and experience:

  • This is a mid-level position that requires 3-5 experience in the relevant field (software/applications/SaaS)
  • A proactive problem solver with excellent communication skills
  • Target-focused
  • Skilled negotiator
  • Excellent sales- and networking skills
  • High level of energy
  • Proven performance in direct sales
  • Experience in managing client relationships to improve retention numbers and maximize revenue
  • Excellent product knowledge, providing the ability to comfortably discuss and advise on the platform offerings
  • Results driven with good time management skills
  • The ability to build relationships and manage stakeholders
  • Can-do approach and ability to work on your own initiative
  • Strong technical aptitude
  • Ability to develop trusted relationships
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited University is strongly preferred

 

Start date: TBC

Location: Flexible

Contact: marius@givengain.com

 

Development Associate

Development & Philanthropy New York, NY

Posted May 23, 2019


Description

Full Time

About the Department

The primary purpose of the Development department is to raise funds for the organization’s various philanthropic efforts (Youth and Community Service Programs and special projects). Development creates and executes a yearly comprehensive plan to secure financial support from individuals, foundations, and corporations. The department is responsible for expanding and diversifying the organization’s funder base, furthering the potential for future fundraising efforts.

Brief Overview
:

This position plays a key role in our overall fundraising efforts as part of the Development and Philanthropy team of NYRR. The organization is seeking a team member that is detail-focused, customer-service oriented, and can support all aspects of our fundraising efforts. The position is primarily a gifts processing role and supports donor recognition and stewardship efforts.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Gift Acceptance and Processing
    • Draft and prepare timely acknowledgement letters
    • Prepare donation deposits with GL Code system
    • Ensure accurate donation and donor records in Salesforce
  • Process invoices, contracts and check request per NYRR processes
  • Manage team calendar and help schedule meetings
  • Support volunteer management efforts for all donors
  • Support stewardship and cultivation efforts
  • Support the production of departmental events throughout the year, in both planning and execution (some evenings and weekends requested)
  • Provide departmental administrative support for department as needed

Job Requirements:

Experience:

  • 2 years’ work experience, ideally in a related line of work
  • Recent experience using a current generation fundraising database
  • Proven experience providing high level of customer service on the phone and in-person

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree

Skills and Attributes:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to learn new computer programs quickly
  • Ability to engage a diverse group of individuals in conversation in person and via phone

Other Requirements:

  • Open availability to work evenings and weekends, as needed in a support capacity
  • Interest in sports in general and running preferred

New York Road Runners is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Posted May 22, 2019

Part-time Coordinator, NYRR Striders

Community Engagement and Service New York, NY


Description

The NYRR Striders Part-time Coordinator’s core responsibility will be to develop, coordinate, perform various administrative functions and to assist with the day-to-day operations of NYRR Striders programs. This position will work closely and reports to the Assistant Manager of NYRR Striders as well as 15 part-time Striders coaches.


Responsibilities:

  • Manage program documents and records
  • Research senior centers to identify viable locations for new possible NYRR Striders sites
  • Assist in the promotion and outreach efforts for NYRR Striders
  • Support in conducting regular site visits to all NYRR Striders sites
  • Assist with the development of the NYRR Striders monthly newsletter to site directors
  • Assist with regular updates to the NYRR Striders Facebook account
  • Support formal and informal testing of new systems and processes for program implementation
  • Assist with the planning and promotion of 25+ NYRR Striders events
  • Work multiple weekday and weekend days a year at major NYRR and Youth & Community events, in accordance with the events participation policies.
  • Work independently and as a team on special projects and events as they arise

 

Requirements

Experience:

  • 1 – 2 years’ experience working with Social Service or education a plus
  • 1 – 2 years’ community engagement experience preferred
  • 1 – 2 years’ event planning and management experience is preferred
  • Proven verbal and written communication skills, consistently deployed in a constituent-friendly manner
  • Experience with project management

Education:

  • Undergraduate degree preferred or must be in progress of obtaining undergraduate degree required.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Must have strong leadership skills and the ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment
  • Strong team focus and the ability to relate to and work with diverse populations as sites and events are located throughout New York City
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Works well under pressure and tight deadlines and demonstrate problem solving skills.
  • Initiative to identify and offer suggestions for improvements or enhancements
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 365 applications, especially Excel; PowerPoint; and Word preferred.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • General appreciation for living a healthy lifestyle

Other Requirements:

  • Must be available 20-25/hours per week.
  • First Aid and CPR/AED preferred
Willingness to travel throughout NYC, work various weekends and extended hours as needed

New York Road Runners is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

 

Senior Manager, Business Development

Business Development & Strategic Partnerships New York, NY

Posted May 23, 2019

Description

About the Department

NYRR’s Business Development Team, part of the Strategic Partnerships & Runner Products (SPRP) department, is responsible for generating and garnering corporate revenue, value and promotion for NYRR in exchange for marketing and advertising benefits to its partners.  The department seeks to match the needs of NYRR with that of partners’ and their various objectives.  NYRR’s needs include monetary investments, as well as value-in-kind products and services, which help to reduce NYRR’s expenses.  Other key focuses include partner marketing/promotional support and media and platform rights discussions, which help build the NYRR brand and expand the audience.  In addition to bringing in revenue, the Business Development team ensures that NYRR delivers on its obligations to its partners.

About the Position

The NYRR Business Development team is seeking a full-time Senior Manager position beginning in Summer 2019.  The Business Development team is responsible for garnering corporate revenue, value and promotion for NYRR in exchange for marketing and advertising benefits to its partners. The position will lead general sales outreach and vendor management for the TCS New York City Marathon Expo, our premiere opportunity for brand activation and engagement. The position will support the Business Development team on presentation development and sales packaging of NYRR event assets and custom program ideas, and lead sales discussion for certain key categories and accounts.  This individual will also directly assist the Sales Director with media rights discussions and integrations with NYRR’s media partners (IMG & WABC).

Brief Overview:
The Business Development Senior Manager will be a key component of the Strategic Partnerships team and gain valuable experience and leadership pertaining to the world of sports sponsorship, client management and how NYRR cultivates revenue to create and enhance world class road races.  The position will lend itself to touching the business of many high-profile sponsors and each day will present new and exciting challenges.  Practical experience will be gained both within the office and out in the field via live events.      

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead the TCS New York City Marathon Expo sales process, through prospecting/identifying new business opportunities and securing returning partners. This role will lead the onboarding of all Expo vendors (new and returning) through negotiation, management of required paperwork and distribution of event information and logistics (with external Expo partners and internal NYRR teams)
  • Develop contacts and key relationships with decision makers within target Business Development categories and strategic new business opportunities
  • Manage and maintain Business Development and Expo sales outreach lists including developing leads/contacts and assisting with sales tracking via Salesforce
  • Manage the day to day communication and lead generation within the NYRR Sponsorship Inbox, a resource for outside brands to engage with NYRR directly on sponsorship opportunities
  • Work with Sales Managers/Director on sales packaging and PowerPoint presentation development for NYRR event assets and custom program ideas
  • Work with Sales Director on specific projects that pertain to NYRR media rights, which may include working directly with NYRR media and individual partners around the TCS New York City Marathon broadcast
  • Assist with research on industry best practices and support target category research deep dives
  • Coordinate meetings and conference calls for the business development team as needed
  • Develop strong working relationships with a variety of external partners and internal departments, to manage expectations and achieve goals
  • Assist with photo research and creative asset collection for use in sales presentations

Job Requirements:

Skills and Attributes:

  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, including PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to speak proficiently and knowledgeably, with NYRR prospects and clients
  • Sense of ownership, responsibility, and accountability
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize workloads in a fast paced, challenging environment
  • Confidence to ask questions, follow up in a timely fashion, and be proactive in taking initiative
  • Exhibit solution-oriented thinking, as well as excellent problem solving, decision making, and interpersonal skills

 

Experience:

  • 7+ years working in business development/sales.  Experience in event planning, account management, and/or partnership marketing a plus
  • Familiarity with corporate sponsorship/consulting, including various rights and packages in marketplace today
  • Experience in prospecting new business opportunities, and turning leads into real sponsorship discussions
  • Previous employment with a sports and/or media organizations a plus
  • Previous negotiating skills a plus

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree – focus on business, sales, marketing, communications, or sports management a plus
  • MBA a plus

New York Road Runners is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Coordinator, Strategic Partnerships (Contract)

Administrative New York, NY

Posted May 16, 2019


Description

About the Team

The Strategic Partnerships team, part of the Strategic Partnerships and Runner Products Department, is responsible for generating and garnering corporate revenue, value and promotion for NYRR in exchange for marketing and advertising benefits to its partners. The team seeks to match the needs of NYRR with that of partners’ and their various objectives.  NYRR’s needs include monetary investments, as well as value-in-kind products and services, which help to reduce NYRR’s expenses, and partner marketing/promotional support, which helps to build the NYRR brand and expand the audience.  In addition to bringing in revenue, the team ensures that NYRR delivers on its obligations to its partners.  The partner portfolio is comprised of more than 20 brands including TCS, New Balance, United Airlines, Gatorade Endurance and Michelob Ultra.

About the Position

The Strategic Partnerships Coordinator will be an integral member of the team, supporting corporate and charity partner relations, race sponsorship execution, and seasonal department initiatives.  The position reports to the Senior Director of Strategic Partnership and assists in all day-to-day operations of the department including executing partner deliverables, budget tracking, credentialing, race entry management and project recapping.  The Coordinator will work in a team environment, and be assigned to co-manage a number of partners in the NYRR portfolio.  The position requires some work on evenings and weekends, to supervise partner-sponsored programs at the NYRR RunCenter featuring the New Balance RunHub and NYRR races.  The ideal candidate is organized, proactive, has experience executing sponsorships/ live events, understands the principles of client service, and thrives in a collaborative environment.

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Support partner relations, managing status call agendas, project plans, meeting notes and recaps
  • Communicate with cross-functional departments including Brand Marketing and Communications (BMC) and Events Development and Production (EDP), to ensure sponsorship deal points are executed on time
  • Attend assigned races and ensure partner deliverables are executed (may include signage, event sites, hospitality tents, product distribution, speaking opportunities)
  • Manage partner entries and invitation codes
  • Organize partner ticket/credential needs
  • Draft creative briefs and route creative materials for internal and external approval
  • Help manage research projects and inventory tracking
  • Record invoices and process check requests before routing through Finance
  • Maintain updated contract files in Salesforce
  • Provide general support to Strategic Partnerships team for seasonal projects throughout the year
  • Assist team in producing the annual Partner Forum

Job Requirements:

Experience:

  • 1-2 years' experience working in a live events environment, corporate sponsorship/consulting in a sports organization or integrated marketing agency

Skills and Attributes:

  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, including PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Project management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Sense of ownership, responsibility, and accountability
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize workloads in a fast-paced, challenging environment
  • Confidence to ask questions, follow up in a timely fashion, and be proactive in taking initiative
  • Exhibit solution-oriented thinking, as well as excellent problem solving, decision making, and interpersonal skills
  • Collaboration skills
  • Energetic and positive
  • Passion for NYRR mission

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications, Business, Sports Management or related field

New York Road Runners is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Senior Manager, Youth Outreach

Community Engagement and Service New York, NY

Posted May 16, 2019


Description

About the Position

The Senior Manager of Youth Outreach performs a key role within the Youth and Community Services Department. NYRR’s goals for youth service are predicated on significantly increasing the number of “sites” (e.g. schools, community centers, youth groups) and youth that participate in Rising New York Road Runners annually. Working with the Director of Youth Outreach and colleagues both intra and inter-departmentally, the Senior Manager helps shape Outreach strategy and tactics and executes on the plans to NYRR’s standards of excellence.           

Brief Overview:

Reporting to the Director of Youth Outreach, the Senior Manager’s primary function is to lead management and implementation of the annual Outreach business plan, thereby increasing the number of sites and youth who participate in NYRR’s flagship youth program, Rising New York Road Runners (RNYRR). Working in a highly collaborative inter-departmental environment, the Senior Manager blends the ongoing flow of outreach data with their experience in the field to help formulate and execute Outreach strategy and tactics. The role calls for insuring compliance with and revising as necessary Outreach’s standard operating procedures for achieving annual and long-term goals and executing those practices to achieve our goals.

RNYRR is entering a period of tremendous growth. The Senior Manager will collaborate with the marketing and program teams to achieve ambitious goals and to manage leads through the marketing/outreach funnel. The successful candidate will be highly involved in assessing data drawn to inform outreach planning, qualifying leads, and making the needed outreach and connections to impact growth. The Senior Manager is expected to engage with contacts at all levels of youth service, from education, non-profit and institutional executives, to teachers, faculty, parents, and virtually anyone who may be a decision-maker, decision-influencer or implementor of RNYRR. Outreach activities are not limited to, but may include presentations to educators and non-profit organizations, tabling and presenting at conferences, and lead management: identifying, prioritizing, following up and closing leads generated from multiple marketing initiatives. The Senior Manager works in close collaboration with both the program team for renewals and the marketing team, including feedback on the campaigns, tools, and digital and print collateral they create to stimulate awareness and leads.

Job Responsibilities:

Outreach/Sales Strategy

  • Working as part of a cross-departmental team, help develop and execute plans to increase the use of NYRR youth resources in alignment with aggressive annual growth goals.
  • Initiate and develop constructive communications with outreach targets via a variety of channels, including in-person meetings, small and large group presentations, phone, email and other digital communications.
  • Review and manage incoming Outreach data, and provide ongoing feedback on Outreach activities, including market reaction to our approaches and offerings, market trends, activities of other organizations working in this space, and other pertinent information.

Client Relations

  • Travel regularly within NYC to conduct one-on-one and group meetings with executives and staff from schools, non-profits and related entities that can implement and/or advocate for our program.  
  • Travel out of the metro area (approximately 4–8 times annually) to table, present, and network with program decision makers, implementors and influencers at conferences and related events.
  • Foster relationships which help identify and develop opportunities to increase NYRR resource utilization at target sites and regions, locally and nationally.
  • Service contacts by responding promptly to requests and providing high quality customer service.
  • Consistently represent NYRR at meetings, presentations and events as the world’s premier community running organization.

Operations

  • Ensure compliance with standard operating procedures as formal guideline for all Outreach activities.
  • Manage Salesforce CRM to ensure all required data is submitted, is current and documented and tracked for effective follow up.
  • Perform lead management so all leads are appropriately documented, categorized and handled through resolution.
  • Monitor and manage communications to ensure internal and external consistency and alignment.
  • Maintain continuous communications with direct supervisor and other NYRR personnel as appropriate.
  • Help develop annual Outreach budget and monitor operational expenses within your purview.
  • Serve as liaison with IT department on all system requirements and refinements.
  • In collaboration with Program team, develop relationships with “champion” Program Leads with the potential to serve as “ambassadors” who promote our program.   

 

Job Requirements:

Experience:

  • 10 years' experience in a sales, outreach or marketing role with a for-profit or not-for-profit setting.
  • 7+ years' proven experience working in social service and/or education.
  • 7+ years' experience working with NYC communities, government, and human service organizations a plus.
  • Proven drive to relentlessly promote beneficial youth programs at both institutional and individual levels.  History of initiating new contacts and following up with new and established contacts enthusiastically.
  • Proficiency using Salesforce, or capacity to attain proficiency in timely manner.
  • Excellent communications skills in writing and speaking.
  • Fluency in Spanish or other languages beyond English a plus.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or comparable professional experience directly related to this job.
  • Master’s degree in marketing, public health, or related field a plus.

Skills and Attributes:

  • High initiative and self-motivated.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to thrive in a self-starting environment.
  • A knowledge of and/or strong interest to work in a youth services environment with emphasis on fitness.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, Powerpoint), and Salesforce CRM preferred.
  • Ability to travel overnight (infrequent).
  • Heart, humor and a strong appreciation for the value of running/physical fitness.

New York Road Runners is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Intern, Digital/Editorial

Internship New York, NY

Posted May 14, 2019


Description

Brief Overview:

As Digital/Editorial Intern, you will play a key role as part of our digital and editorial teams within the Brand, Marketing, and Communications (BMC) department. The successful candidate will report to the Manger, Digital Content, with a dotted line into the Senior Manager, Digital Content. You will support our digital and editorial teams on projects including website content creation and updates, our ongoing website migration project, writing and editing, event coverage, and outreach to internal teams. Applicants must be comfortable working collaboratively with a diverse group of internal staff and representing the digital team’s best interests. They must also be skilled at managing deadlines and have a strong attention to detail, as well as a willingness to learn new skills.

What the Intern Will Learn:

  • Basic HTML capabilities with some CSS abilities
  • Content planning and production
  • Web publishing across multiple platforms
  • Best practices with regard to website structure, web page layout, and search engine optimization

Intern Responsibilities: 

  • Assist the digital content team with daily maintenance of the New York Road Runners website, NYRR.org, including page updates and the creation and layout of new pages
  • Contribute to the content migration project as part of the overall redesign of the TCS New York City Marathon website, TCSNYCMarathon.org
  • Develop ideas and create content for The Run On, the NYRR blog

Job Requirements:

Experience:

  • Previous experience in digital content development, whether it’s a college newspaper or a personal website
  • Familiarity with building web pages on a content management system
    • Experience with Sitecore and/or Drupal a plus
  • Some experience with Adobe Photoshop also a plus

Education:

  • Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or university, or a recent college graduate with a bachelor’s degree

Skills and Attributes:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, in addition to proofreading abilities
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, and Outlook, in addition to OneDrive, Teams, OneNote, and Planner—or comparable experience with similar products (ex. Google Drive/Docs/Sheets)
  • The ability to meet deadlines, while also communicating and explaining any roadblocks when they arise
  • Quick to develop an understanding of NYRR’s brand voice and tone, and how to integrate those into different forms of communication
  • An eye for original and engaging content, with ideas on how to adapt those elements to promote NYRR’s mission
  • Interest in the running and/or health and fitness industry

New York Road Runners is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Intern, Community Marketing

Internship New York, NY

Posted May 14, 2019


Description

About the Department:

New York Road Runner’s Brand Marketing and Communications department is charged with managing the organizations promotional, editorial, advertising, digital operations and creative services. The team’s efforts build upon NYRR’s brand initiatives and Run for Life platform as the organization seeks to tell the bigger NYRR story of huge positive impact; our ongoing focus on broadening our engagement with runners of all types; our efforts to strengthen our alignment with, and support of, our corporate partners; and our opportunity to unlock the power of our community in supporting our youth- and cause-related efforts.

About the Position:

New York Road Runners seeks a motivated, enthusiastic, and organized individual interested in branding, event marketing, consumer research, youth sports and community development initiatives to help support the Brand, Consumer, Community & Partnerships team within the Brand Marketing and Communications department.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the execution of marketing plans for volunteer recruitment, specifically for the 2019 TCS New York city Marathon.
  • Research and build a contact list for potential Marketing Partnerships for NYRR. Draft contact emails and maintain list management. (Year-round)
  • Marketing point for Community Champions or similar program at the TCSNYCM19 
  • Marketing point for Government and Community Relations creative needs (Year-round)
  • Manage creative projects from initial brief through to completion for various races, events, programs. (Year-round)
  • Administrative and other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and time management skills.
  • Outstanding research and data collection skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Must be a self-initiator and go-getter.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • A thorough knowledge of social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat, and the ability to identify sharable social media content.
  • An eye for great photography and the ability to write call-to-action copy that’s appropriate for specific demographics and situations.

Please include a cover letter. Thank you for your interest in NYRR!

New York Road Runners is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Intern, Marathon & Weekly Race Marketing

Internship New York, NY

Posted May 13, 2019


Description

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Support Manager in development and execution of TCS New York City Marathon campaigns and weekly races across multiple channels.
  • Collaborate with Manager and Creative Services in the development and execution of collateral, digital, mobile, and out of home assets.
  • Assist in the implementation of media plan.
  • Support Digital team with social and email marketing initiatives related to Marathon and weekly races. 
  • Identify key area of interest and develop summer research project – learnings to be presented to senior marketing team at end of internship.  

Specific Responsibilities

  • Manage master communications plan template encompassing campaign and runner communications.
  • Work with Creative team and agencies in adaptation of creative assets by media format.
  • Work with Digital team in the implementation of key initiatives
  • Support Manager in ideation and execution of PR stunts.
  • Assist in photo selections for email, social media and other channels.
  • Assist in copy development for runner communications.
  • Ideate editorial content for NYRR blog.  

Skills and Requirements

  • Applicants must be entering their junior or senior year of college, a grad student, or a college graduate.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and juggle multiple projects.
  • Must be proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Interest in the sports and making a difference in the community

New York Road Runners is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Run Center Representative (Part-Time)

Customer Service New York, NY

Posted May 9, 2019


Description

Position Description

  • Provide best-in-class, runner-first customer service in the NYRR Run Center
  • Distribute race bibs and premiums to runners while answering questions regarding registration and race logistics
  • Field inquiries regarding membership and assist with setting up new NYRR profiles.
  • Answer My NYRR phones and emails as needed, following guidelines and procedures, consistently meeting all satisfaction metrics goals.
  • Keep records of customer interactions or transactions, recording details of inquiries, complaints, or comments, as well as actions taken in NYRRês Customer Service Management program Desk.com.
  • Provide a welcoming atmosphere at Run Center events, providing tours, demonstrating interactive digital features and assisting with other visitor experiences as needed.
  • Demonstrate passion and commitment to the NYRR brand and core values: excellence, teamwork, passion, innovation, service and integrity.
  • Create a fun experience through positive runner interactions
  • Work on other projects or assignments as needed
  • Position will be up to 25 hours per week



Position Requirements

  • Must be available to work at 6:30 am - 11:00 am 
  • Passion for NYRR and the brandês Run For Life mission
  • Bachelorês Degree preferred and any combination of education, training or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Available for weekend work
  • Candidate should be organized team player with a personable manner, excellent customer service and problem-solving skills, and should have the ability to work with a diverse group of staff and participants
  • Minimum of 1 year Customer Service experience
  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds
  • Previous experience in fitness industry a plus
  • Excellent communication and listening skills a must
  • Must be self-motivated, results oriented; ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Multi-lingual skills a plus

New York Road Runners is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

 

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