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B.A.A. Sponsorship Coordinator

Posted 3 days ago (2022-02-17)

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) is a non-profit organization which produces the Boston Marathon and has a mission of promoting a healthy lifestyle through sports, especially running. The B.A.A. is committed to a world where all people can access and benefit from running and an active lifestyle. The B.A.A. advances its mission and vision by organizing mass-participatory running events, by creating or supporting community fitness events, and by sponsoring a running club which serves the greater Boston area. The organization is committed to achieving a greater level diversity on its staff and understands the importance of representation in all aspects of its work, whether internal or external.

Overview of Role

The Sponsorship Coordinator will play a key role in supporting the Sponsorship Manager and the B.A.A.’s strategic sponsorship program. Overall responsibilities will include research and data analysis to assist in acquisition of new sponsors, coordination of sponsor activation planning and post-event recap development. Work will include collaboration with other Marketing team members, Communications, and Operations to support the execution of sponsor entitlements.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Utilize and analyze data from Salesforce, surveys, valuation reports and industry reports to assist the Sponsorship Manager in the process of Sponsor acquisition
  • Assist with the development of sponsor acquisition materials including infographics, presentation materials and other media
  • Support the planning of sponsor activation elements and timelines for internal and external reference through regular meetings with the Sponsorship Manager and existing sponsors
  • Liaise with the Operations and Communications teams, along with other internal and external partners, to plan activation elements
  • Support on-site event execution as point of contact for sponsors including setup and breakdown management
  • Capture proof of performance for Sponsors/Contributors/Licensees
  • Assist in production of post-event reports by collecting and organizing proof of performance and developing post event graphics
  • Other assignments as directed.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1-2 years or more of relevant experience or coursework
  • Energetic & strategic thinker who is quick to adapt
  • Highly organized with attention to detail; proficient multi-tasker
  • Strong communicator, excellent relationship-building skills, and a passion for collaborating with a diverse group of organizations and individuals
  • Willingness to learn, and a desire to make a positive contribution to the community through running events
  • Ability to work collaboratively with fellow employees and key consultants
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Photoshop, preferred
  • Experience with Salesforce preferred, or experience organizing/analyzing data
  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Travel

Limited local travel required.

Position Compensation & Benefits

This is a full-time position with benefits that would be based in the Boston office. The organization is currently working remotely for the foreseeable future, and will be working toward a hybrid working model (home & office) later in 2022. The role will also require working some weekends and nights approaching race weeks.

Compensation commensurate with experience and duties. The B.A.A. offers several benefits including:

  • Competitive health & dental insurance plans with employer contributions of at least 80%
  • Life insurance, short term, and long-term disability plans funded 100% by the B.A.A.
  • 401K matching dollar-for-dollar up to 4% after one year of service, elective deferrals may begin upon hire
  • Paid vacation based on years of service
  • 11 paid holidays, 9 scheduled and 2 floating
  • A private option for Paid Family & Medical Leave with up to 26 weeks of paid leave per year for qualifying leave events

To apply for this job email your details to opportunities@baa.org

 

 

B.A.A Communications Content Coordinator

Posted 3 days ago (2022-02-17)

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) is a non-profit organization which produces the Boston Marathon and has a mission of promoting a healthy lifestyle through sports, especially running. The B.A.A. is committed to a world where all people can access and benefit from running and an active lifestyle. The B.A.A. advances its mission and vision by organizing mass-participatory running events, by creating or supporting community fitness events, and by sponsoring a running club which serves the greater Boston area. The organization is committed to achieving a greater level diversity on its staff and understands the importance of representation in all aspects of its work, whether internal or external.

Overview of Role

Reporting directly to the Communications Director, with a dotted line to the Communications & Media Manager, and working collaboratively with the Digital Communications Manager and colleagues across the B.A.A., the Communications Content Coordinator is responsible for supporting external and internal communications including social media, website, newsletters, emails, and written & digital publications.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Coordinate social media content calendars for B.A.A. and Team B.A.A. social media channels;
  • Monitor all social media channels including Team B.A.A., Boston Marathon, and B.A.A.;
  • Create, edit, and/or proofread materials including newsletters, talking points/scripts, FAQs, applications and forms, event digital & print materials, post-race surveys, and others as assigned;
  • Support Athletes’ Village content including posting, monitoring, and participant engagement in the platform;
  • Research content for B.A.A.-owned communications campaigns, including B.A.A. archive research;
  • Support media credentialing and media operations for Boston Marathon, B.A.A. 5K, B.A.A. 10K, B.A.A. Half Marathon, and any other B.A.A. event;
  • Write and edit content for campaigns that promote and support B.A.A. events, running club, high performance team, and community engagement
  • Attend events, races, practices as needed in support of the B.A.A.’s mission and vision
  • Running club communications, including race previews, recaps
  • Assist with paid social media strategy
  • Understand trends across existing social platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, TikTok and others; research and suggest new platforms that align with organizational goals
  • Maintain website content and incorporate edits
  • Develop an understanding of WCAG 2.0 AA accessibility guidelines and work to maintain standards across websites
  • Develop and maintain database of video b-roll, photos, and other assets as needed
  • Fulfill both internal and external requests to source digital media
  • Support all race day communications as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required with 1-2 years of relevant experience (including internships)
  • Exemplary writing and proofreading skills
  • Strong understanding of current and future platforms and trends in social media
  • Proven ability to support the execution a digital media strategy and meet multiple deadlines
  • Ability to collaborate and innovative
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills plus the ability to adhere to the highest ethical standards
  • Must respond well under pressure and prioritize work projects, especially during periods with high volume activity and tight deadlines. Must excel at managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Excel and PowerPoint required.
  • Solutions-oriented thinker with strong attention to detail
  • Desire to continue learning and growing as a communications professional
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours if necessary

Travel

Limited local travel required.

Position Compensation & Benefits

This is a full-time position with benefits that would be based in the Boston office. The organization is currently working remotely for the foreseeable future, and will be working toward a hybrid working model (home & office) later in 2022. The role will also require working some weekends and nights approaching race weeks.

Compensation commensurate with experience and duties. The B.A.A. offers several benefits including:

  • Competitive health & dental insurance plans with employer contributions of at least 80%
  • Life insurance, short term, and long-term disability plans funded 100% by the B.A.A.
  • 401K matching dollar-for-dollar up to 4% after one year of service, elective deferrals may begin upon hire
  • Paid vacation based on years of service
  • 11 paid holidays, 9 scheduled and 2 floating
  • A private option for Paid Family & Medical Leave with up to 26 weeks of paid leave per year for qualifying leave events

To apply for this job email your details to opportunities@baa.org

 

 

Operations Production Coordinator

Posted 3 days ago (2022-02-17)

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote a healthy lifestyle through sports, especially running. The B.A.A. is committed to a world where all people can access and benefit from running and an active lifestyle. The B.A.A. advances its mission and vision by organizing mass-participatory running events such as the Boston Marathon, creating or supporting community fitness events, and sponsoring a running club that serves the greater Boston area. The organization is committed to achieving a greater level diversity on its staff and understands the importance of representation in all aspects of its work, whether internal or external.

Overview of Role

The Operations Production Coordinator directly supports the Operations Team and B.A.A. staff in the planning, production, and operation of the B.A.A.’s mass-participatory events.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Supporting race related event logistics, equipment, and budget items for specific B.A.A. events.
  • Coordinating race service providers, before, during and after events
  • Working to secure and document necessary permits required in the planning and execution of the events.
  • Drafting production schedules, venue layouts, standard operating procedures, and event-specific emergency action and operations plans.
  • Preparing event-specific operations manuals with an eye to improving established processes and information sharing.
  • Working with various department heads to meet deadlines, event and organization goals, and helping drive efficiency and communication between departments.
  • Coordinating with B.A.A. Sponsorship on course and venue activations, including documenting equipment needs, sharing site plans and timelines, and coordinating load-in/out.
  • Communicating with the Operations team to identify outstanding action items needed to produce the event and coordinating the successful execution of those items.
  • Conducting vendor outreach, quote analysis, and negotiation in coordination with the Operations team, and ensuring timely and accurate payment/tracking of vendors.
  • Documenting and managing event equipment and collateral inventories before, during, and after events to minimize loss, share information between partners, and ensure efficient load-in/out.
  • Working with consultants, volunteers, and vendors, help drive improvement around sustainability across all B.A.A. events. Assisting with Green Team volunteers, waste diversion programs, and new initiatives.
  • Preparing post-event reviews identifying opportunities for continual improvement.
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills & Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1-2 years or more of event management experience
  • Proven attention to detail with ability to multitask and meet deadlines
  • Ability to hold oneself accountable and an aptitude for prioritizing multiple projects
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical mindset and approach to managing projects and problem solving
  • Ability to forge interdepartmental relationships and build a strong team atmosphere
  • Proven leadership and management abilities as an individual and within a team
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 and Salesforce preferred

Travel 
Limited local travel required.

Position Compensation & Benefits

This is a full-time position with benefits that would be based in the Boston office. The organization is currently working remotely for the foreseeable future, and will be working toward a hybrid working model (home & office) later in 2022. The role will also require working some weekends and nights approaching race weeks.

Compensation commensurate with experience and duties. The B.A.A. offers several benefits including:

  • Competitive health & dental insurance plans with employer contributions of at least 80%
  • Life insurance, short term, and long-term disability plans funded 100% by the B.A.A.
  • 401K matching dollar-for-dollar up to 4% after one year of service, elective deferrals may begin upon hire
  • Paid vacation based on years of service
  • 11 paid holidays, 9 scheduled and 2 floating
  • A private option for Paid Family & Medical Leave with up to 26 weeks of paid leave per year for qualifying leave events

To apply for this job email your details to opportunities@baa.org

 

New York Road Runners: Warehouse Operations Specialist

Posted 4 days ago (2022-02-17)

Description

The Warehouse Specialist will contribute to the oversight of all day-to-day floor management operations including leading part-time warehouse personnel. This includes but is not limited to the loading of trucks, regular prep and program management of all NYRR-owned commercial fleet vehicles and warehouse-based material handling equipment, and overall warehouse cleanliness. The Warehouse Specialist will be an advocate for safety and regular compliance with NYRR and government regulations.

About NYRR

New York Road Runners (NYRR) was founded in 1958 when a small group of passionate runners vowed to bring running to the people and has grown from a local running club into the world’s premier community running organization.  NYRR’s mission is to help and inspire through running, aiming to empower people of all ages and abilities to improve their health and well-being through the power of running and fitness.

NYRR’s year-round offerings of races, community events, programs, and training resources provide hundreds of thousands of people with the motivation, know-how, and opportunities to start running and keep running for life. NYRR’s premier event, the famed TCS New York City Marathon, attracts the world’s top professional runners and committed amateurs alike, while also raising millions of dollars annually for charity and driving economic impact for New York City.  NYRR is equally committed to the runners of tomorrow, passionately providing youth fitness programs that educate and inspire children in underserved communities in New York City, nationwide, and around the world.

Headquartered in New York City, NYRR is a 501(c)(3) organization.  To learn more, please visit www.nyrr.org.

New York Road Runners is an Equal Opportunity Employer

About the Department

Our Event Development and Production (ED&P) department develops and produces NYRR events from concept all the way through execution in a way that fulfills NYRR’s mission. NYRR produces 56 races per year, in addition to the TCS New York City Marathon, and additional events within each race. The events team is responsible for physical site management, volunteer management, hospitality and special events, safety& security, and managing our Warehouse and all race collateral.

About the Position

The Warehouse Specialist reports to the Director, Warehouse Operations and serves as a member of the larger Warehouse Operations team. The Warehouse Specialist will contribute to the oversight of all day-to-day floor management operations including leading the direction of part-time warehouse personnel. This may include but is not limited to the loading of trucks for races, regular prep and program management of all NYRR-owned commercial fleet vehicles and warehouse-based material handling equipment, and overall warehouse cleanliness. The Warehouse Specialist will be an advocate for safety and ensure regular compliance with NYRR and government regulations.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead direction for a team of part-time Warehouse Associates.
  • Loading and delivering NYRR inventory to race site as well as distributing and installing all race day equipment. Upon conclusion of event, retrieving all issued inventory, ensuring all items are accounted for, and returning them to NYRR Warehouse for unloading.
  • Responsible for equipment maintenance, ensuring race related equipment are in good working order, including but not limited to: generators, scaffolding, tables, barrels, sound system(s), and commercial fleet vehicles.
  • Keeping the Warehouse Operations Lead apprised on any/all needed equipment upgrades, repairs, and/or purchases.
  • Work closely with Event Project Managers, Business Development, and Creative Services in developing material delivery and load schedules.
  • Responsible for all delivery; placement and return of all event elements
  • Coordinate the execution of signage installation plan for all events as required
  • Submit weekly status reports to Warehouse Operations Lead.
  • Day-to-day management and oversight of the NYRR commercial fleet vehicles, including vehicle assignments for upcoming events and deliveries, key log management, and supplemental rentals.
  • Assign and oversee drivers to vehicles, develop delivery schedules and routing plans to meet the needs of internal and external clients.
  • Maintain a full preventative maintenance program for all NYRR vehicles and material handling equipment, as well as keeping vehicles presentable to the public.
  • Track driver logs and mileage while managing all tolls, parking, fueling, and other incurred expenditures.
  • Basic maintenance and upkeep of the vehicles, including supervising staff in the regular cleaning, washing, fluids maintenance and other diagnostic and preventive tasks.
  • Coordinate with third-party trucking companies utilized in the execution of NYRR events.

Job Requirements:

Experience:

  • 2-3 years of relevant work experience
  • Experience in fleet management and vehicle maintenance.
  • Strong mechanical skills and experience with vehicle-based electrical systems.
    Familiarity with various heavy equipment platforms commonly utilized in outdoor event environments.
  • Forklift certification or the ability to acquire one within 30 days of employment. Forklift and pallet jack experience required.

Education & Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Valid, clean driver’s license; commercial driver’s license preferred (A or B).
  • Ability to drive large 15’-26’ trucks.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Teams).
    Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills, including verbal and written skills. Bilingual Spanish fluency a plus.
  • Adaptable to a flexible schedule, must be able to work occasional nights and weekends as needed in support of NYRR events.
  • Attention to detail and a high degree of organization.
  • Strong team player with the ability to maintain confidentiality and lead by example across multiple functions.
  • Must be able to manage multiple requests and projects simultaneously.
    Stay calm in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving abilities specifically as they pertain to the event Industry or comparable industry.

Other Requirements:

  • Role is based primarily out of NYRR warehouse facility in the Bronx. May occasionally require travel to NYRR 56th Street offices, NYRR RunCenter and/or to event sites within the five boroughs of NYC.
  • Adaptable to a flexible schedule, must be able to work occasional nights and weekends as needed in support of NYRR events.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds.
  • Able to sit and work at computer for long periods of time.
  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time.

To apply for this job email your details to rtolentino@nyrr.org

 

New York Road Runners: Inventory Control Lead

Posted 4 days ago (2022-02-17).

Description

Inventory Control Lead reports to the Director, Warehouse Operations and serves as a member of the larger Warehouse Operations team. The Inventory Control Lead is responsible for the oversight of all durable and consumable NYRR assets stored in NYRR facilities, proper record keeping and reporting, and coordination across departments on procurement and management of inventory.

About NYRR

New York Road Runners (NYRR) was founded in 1958 when a small group of passionate runners vowed to bring running to the people and has grown from a local running club into the world’s premier community running organization.  NYRR’s mission is to help and inspire through running, aiming to empower people of all ages and abilities to improve their health and well-being through the power of running and fitness.

NYRR’s year-round offerings of races, community events, programs, and training resources provide hundreds of thousands of people with the motivation, know-how, and opportunities to start running and keep running for life. NYRR’s premier event, the famed TCS New York City Marathon, attracts the world’s top professional runners and committed amateurs alike, while also raising millions of dollars annually for charity and driving economic impact for New York City.  NYRR is equally committed to the runners of tomorrow, passionately providing youth fitness programs that educate and inspire children in underserved communities in New York City, nationwide, and around the world.

Headquartered in New York City, NYRR is a 501(c)(3) organization.  To learn more, please visit www.nyrr.org.

New York Road Runners is an Equal Opportunity Employer

About the Department

Our Event Development and Production (ED&P) department develops and produces NYRR events from concept all the way through execution in a way that fulfills NYRR’s mission. NYRR produces 56 races per year, in addition to the TCS New York City Marathon, and additional events within each race. The events team is responsible for physical site management, volunteer management, hospitality and special events, safety and security, and managing our Warehouse and all race collateral.

About the Position

Inventory Control Lead reports to the Director, Warehouse Operations and serves as a member of the larger Warehouse Operations team. The Inventory Control Lead is responsible for the oversight of all durable and consumable NYRR assets stored in NYRR facilities, proper record keeping and reporting, and coordination across departments on procurement and management of inventory.

Job Responsibilities (primary and secondary duties):

  • Manage inbound receiving of all new items entering NYRR warehouse facilities. Communicating with internal departments for respective deliveries.
  • Ensures adequate inventory of all materials and products in accordance with inventory cycles and organizational philosophy and needs.
  • Conducts daily inventory analysis to resolve inventory problems and reports discrepancies once discovered. Maintains location survey accuracy and an inventory accuracy of all items stored within the NYRR Warehouse facility.
  • Communicates frequently with the Warehouse Management team on topics pertaining to current stock levels and assists with the implementation and enforcement of policies for product leaving the control of NYRR in support of race events, as well as NYRR property utilized by third-party contractors in the execution of races.
  • Serve as the main point of contact for all requests for inventory verification, and work closely with internal teams including Procurement, Licensing & Merchandising and Creative Services on the receiving and quality control of shipments.
  • Manage inventory and consumption tracking process of all NYRR sponsored product and other consumable items.
  • Working with warehouse operations team, ensure that standing inventory on kits utilized for regular events are restocked and balanced in between events.
  • Coordinate with IT department on development and maintenance of inventory management software systems and related hardware. Serve as liaison for all warehouse IT needs.
  • Oversee donation of consumable product and branded goods.
  • Lead day-to-day supervision and productivity of the quality control and inventory management in the execution of assigned tasks.
  • On-site event day support (rotation basis).

Job Requirements:

Experience:

  • 5 years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience working with database systems or inventory management platforms.
  • Familiarity with types of equipment utilized in outdoor event environments.
  • Valid, clean driver’s license; commercial driver’s license preferred.
  • Forklift certification or the ability to acquire one within 30 days of employment. Forklift experience preferred.

Education & Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred in Supply Chain Management, Accounting, Business or related fields, or related experience.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Adaptable to a flexible schedule, must be able to work occasional nights and weekends as needed in support of NYRR events.
  • Strong team player with the ability to maintain confidentiality and lead by example across multiple functions.
  • Must be able to manage multiple requests and projects simultaneously and stay calm in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Teams).
  • Attention to detail and a high degree of organization.
  • Excellent communication skills, including verbal and written skills. Bilingual Spanish fluency a plus.

Other Requirements:

Role is based primarily out of NYRR warehouse facility in the Bronx. Role may be occasionally required to report to NYRR 56th Street offices, NYRR RunCenter and/or to event sites within the five boroughs of NYC.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds.
  • Able to sit and work at computer for long periods of time.
  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time.

To apply for this job email your details to rtolentino@nyrr.org

New York Road Runners: Specialist, NYRR Open Run

Full-Time New York,NY
Posted 4 days ago (2022-02-17)

About NYRR

New York Road Runners was founded in 1958 when a small group of passionate runners vowed to bring running to the people and has grown from a local running club to the world’s premier community running organization. NYRR’s mission is to empower everyone, of all ages and abilities—beginners and competitive athletes, the young and the elderly, adult professionals, and underserved schoolchildren—to improve their health and well-being through the power of running and fitness.

NYRR’s year-round offerings of races, community events, programs, and training resources provide hundreds of thousands of people with the motivation, know-how, and opportunities to start running and keep running for life. NYRR’s premier event, the famed TCS New York City Marathon, attracts the world’s top professional runners and committed amateurs alike, while also raising millions of dollars annually for charity and driving economic impact for New York City.  NYRR is equally committed to the runners of tomorrow, passionately providing youth fitness programs that educate and inspire children in underserved communities in New York City, nationwide, and around the world.

Headquartered in New York City, NYRR is a 501(c)(3) organization.  To learn more, please visit www.nyrr.org.

New York Road Runners is an Equal Opportunity Employer

About the Department

The Community Program team oversees a variety of programs that offer running community opportunities to actively support NYRR’s mission to help and inspire people through running. These programs include Rising New York Road Runners for youth, Run for the Future for high school young women, Striders, a free walking and fitness program for older adults, and Open Run. NYRR Open Run is a free community run/walk program open to everyone across 20 parks with more than 5,000 participants.

About the Position

The core responsibilities of the Specialist, NYRR Open Run will be to assist with the coordination of weekly operations and programmatic functions of all existing NYRR Open Run sites in NYC. This position will work closely with the PT-Open Run Associates to recruit and engage over 100 dedicated volunteers, continue program growth and awareness across the tri-state area. This position reports to the Director, NYRR Open Run.

Brief Overview (position summary in 500 words or less):

The Specialist, NYRR Open Run is responsible for the planning and coordination of weekly run/walks and programmatic support that comprises the internal and external operations of the program. This position plays an essential role for the daily needs and communications essential to programmatic success.

Job Responsibilities (primary and secondary duties):

  • Collaborate with the program director to communicate program goals and increase engagement at sites
  • Manage program documents, records, and data collection
  • Assist with presentation of data to help guide continuous promotion of the program citywide
  • Support the NYRR Open Run enrollment process by communicating with participants
  • Manage communications and provide customer service through all program communication channels
  • Schedule and organize regular Open Runs and special themed events
  • Conduct site visits to all NYRR Open Run sites
  • Host volunteer training sessions and provide technical support for participants and volunteers
  • Support formal and informal testing of new systems and processes for program implementation
  • Support the development of FAQs to help inform customer service portal
  • Assist with training and communication around COVID-19 safety protocols
  • Conduct research to identify viable locations for new possible NYRR Open Run sites
  • Assist in identifying and interviewing participants for social media story-telling campaigns
  • Assist with the development of the NYRR Open Run newsletter content
  • Post updates to the NYRR Open Run Facebook accounts
  • Coordinate and lead promotion and outreach efforts for NYRR Open Run across community organizations and attend community fairs
  • Send communications to partners, community groups, schools, and other channels to drive enrollment
  • Collaborate across departments to ensure project tasks are complete and of high quality
  • Provide and assist with projects and other program administrative support as needed
  • Work multiple weekday and weekend days a year at major NYRR events, in accordance with the events participation policies.

Safety protocols:

  • Follow all operational safety guidelines set by NYRR Safety & Security team to ensure a safe Open Run environment for staff and participants.
  • Communicate about Open Run to potential participants: sign up, any pre-registration and safety processes.
  • Administer all COVID-19 protocols in accordance with organizational policies
  • Ensure full stock of PPE inventory and ensure safety equipment is operational and accurate.

Job Requirements:

Requirements:

  • Travel to all current and potential program sites in NYRR Open Run
  • Work weekends as needed, at program-related events or as organizational events require

Experience:

3+ years prior experience with community engagement programs or initiatives is preferred.
Experience with non-profit programs is preferred
Excellent communication skills to handle incoming calls/emails and direct inquiries to the proper party
Expertise in MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
Experience with administrative tasks
Proven project and time management skills and the ability to prioritize work based on school schedule
Demonstrated Initiative to identify and offer suggestions for improvements or enhancements
Professional written and verbal communication skills
Quick thinking, strong problem-solving skills, and research skills
Advanced organizational skills, ability to multi-task and attention to detail
Education:

  • Undergraduate degree preferred
  • CPR/First Aid/AED Certification required or willingness to obtain
  • S. Center for SafeSport Certification required or willingness to obtain

Skills and Attributes:

  • Confidence in leading participants and volunteers through safety protocols
  • Knowledge of NYC and Outer Boroughs preferred
  • Comfortable working with a diverse group of people
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment.
  • Forward thinking and solution-based mindset
  • General appreciation for living a healthy lifestyle

To apply for this job email your details to rtolentino@nyrr.org

New York Road Runners: Race Day Support Associate

Part-Time New York,NY
Posted 4 days ago (2022-02-17)

About NYRR

New York Road Runners was founded in 1958 when a small group of passionate runners vowed to bring running to the people and has grown from a local running club to the world’s premier community running organization.  NYRR’s mission is to empower everyone, of all ages and abilities—beginners and competitive athletes, the young and the elderly, adult professionals and underserved schoolchildren—to improve their health and well-being through the power of running and fitness.

NYRR’s races, community events, instruction and training resources, and youth programs give hundreds of thousands of people each year the motivation, know-how, and opportunity to start running and keep running for life. NYRR’s premier event, the famed TCS New York City Marathon, attracts the world’s top pro runners and committed amateurs alike while also raising millions of dollars annually for charity and driving economic impact for the City.  But NYRR is equally committed to the runners of tomorrow, passionately providing youth fitness programs that educate and inspire more than 100,000 kids in underserved communities in New York City, all 50 states, and around the world.

Headquartered in New York City, NYRR implements a unique nonprofit model that teams contributed and earned income to make all its efforts possible.  To learn more, please visit www.nyrr.org.

New York Road Runners is an Equal Opportunity Employer

About the Department

Runner Products supports the training, racing and community experience of our runners -through classes, seminars and customized training programs. The team also provides experiences to enhance the runner’s engagement with the running community and their experience at NYRR events, whether it is through our membership program, race photography or ticketed events. The Runner Services team is the information source for our runner, serving for a conduit of information and an advocate for NYRR’s runner-first philosophy. NYRR’s Charity Programs include Champion’s Circle and over 350 charities who partner with NYRR to raise over $30 million cumulatively through volunteers running the marathon each fall.

About the Position

NYRR is seeking an adaptable, outgoing, motivated, and experienced Race Day Support Associate to provide support with bib assignment/distribution, premium distribution, and general runner inquiries. The individuals in this role will be responsible for treating each runner with the utmost respect and dignity while doing his/her best to help find solutions while promoting the NYRR brand and mission. This role will mostly be weekend work, but there will be opportunities for weekday support surrounding larger NYRR events.

Job Responsibilities (primary and secondary duties):

  • Assign race bibs using NYRR registration system and distribute race premiums at weekly races
  • Attend day and evening week/weekend events as necessary to assist with all customer-service-related issues and inquiries
  • Work with event staff when needed to ensure all customer inquiries are answered and each runner is satisfied
  • Engage with runners and spectators and provide accurate information about the specific event and New York Road Runners
  • Collect payments by accepting cash, check, or charge payments from customers and makes change for cash customers
  • Transport cash between NYRR offices and event sites and balance cash drawer by counting cash at beginning and end of work shift
  • Create a fun experience through positive runner interactions
  • Demonstrate passion and commitment to the NYRR brand and core values: vision, excellence, teamwork, passion, innovation, challenge

Job Requirements:

Experience:

  • Minimum of 1 year Customer Service experience
  • Previous experience in fitness industry a plus
  • Retail experience handling payment reconciliation a plus
    Education & Certifications:
  • Any combination of education, training or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Other Requirements:

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Passion for NYRR and the brand’s Run For Life mission
  • 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
  • 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

To apply for this job please visit app.jobvite.com.

New York Road Runners: Adaptive Programming Specialist

Full-Time New York,NY
Posted 4 days ago (2022-02-17)

About NYRR

New York Road Runners was founded in 1958 when a small group of passionate runners vowed to bring running to the people and has grown from a local running club to the world’s premier community running organization.  NYRR’s mission is to empower everyone, of all ages and abilities—beginners and competitive athletes, the young and the elderly, adult professionals and underserved schoolchildren—to improve their health and well-being through the power of running and fitness.

NYRR’s races, community events, instruction and training resources, and youth programs give hundreds of thousands of people each year the motivation, know-how, and opportunity to start running and keep running for life. NYRR’s premier event, the famed TCS New York City Marathon, attracts the world’s top pro runners and committed amateurs alike while also raising millions of dollars annually for charity and driving economic impact for the City.  But NYRR is equally committed to the runners of tomorrow, passionately providing youth fitness programs that educate and inspire more than 100,000 kids in underserved communities in New York City, all 50 states, and around the world.

Headquartered in New York City, NYRR implements a unique nonprofit model that teams contributed and earned income to make all its efforts possible.  To learn more, please visit www.nyrr.org.

New York Road Runners is an Equal Opportunity Employer

About the Department

NYRR’s Youth & Community Programs Department is dedicated to growing NYRR’s impact and reach through free programs serving youth and adults in communities of New York City and across the country.  We believe in the power of running, movement and social interaction to build physical and mental strength and we encourage people of all ages and abilities to participate in-person or online in our programs and events. Our programs embody NYRR’s mission of helping and inspiring all people through running.

The Youth & Community Programs Department oversees the strategy, execution and promotion of NYRR’s portfolio of free and impactful programs, including Rising New York Road Runners, NYRR Run for the Future, NYRR Open Run, NYRR Striders, and resources for athletes with disabilities. These programs inspire kids, young adults, adults and seniors to get moving and stay moving for life.  We offer valuable online resources, virtual classes and educational webinars in addition to in-person opportunities including classes, events, training sessions and races. As a department, our goal is to foster our communities’ lifelong desire to run and to prioritize health and wellness.

The department closely collaborates with NYRR’s Development & Philanthropy Department, whose primary role is to raise funds for NYRR’s various philanthropic efforts. The Development & Philanthropy Department oversees individual and institutional giving, NYRR’s membership program, and NYRR Team for Kids, a team of adult runners who raise funds for NYRR’s youth programs through training and racing.

About the Position

The Adaptive Programming Specialist will be responsible for managing, developing and growing programs that support the unique needs of youth athletes with disabilities. The role will coordinate all aspects of the wheelchair training program which introduces youth ages 8-21 to wheelchair racing with the vision to expand the program to support more youth with different abilities. The role will also help to create appropriate Adaptive Physical Education content for K-12 educators to incorporate into their PE lessons.  The role will liaise with the Event Development and Production (ED&P) teams to ensure the needs of youth with disabilities are incorporated in the strategy, design and execution of in-person events.  The role will work across the organization with Professional Athletes to engage wheelchair athletes and integrate them into NYRR youth and community programs. The role will explore, secure and nurture partnerships with like-minded organizations that can help to further support the AWD community in addition to coordinating activities with Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (NYC).

Job Responsibilities:

Youth Wheelchair Training Program Lead

  • Develop and manage the virtual and in-person wheelchair program and its associated logistics and oversee two part-time expert coaches.
  • Lead outreach and develop partnerships to recruit and grow participants in both virtual and in-person programs.
  • Work with Development to identify and secure donations and philanthropic support to advance the program’s impact.

Youth Athletes with Disabilities and Adaptive Physical Education

  • Work with the Youth Program Development team and expert coaches to create adaptive physical education activity resources.
  • Train internally and externally on how best to deliver the physical activities in an inclusive environment.
  • Help expand the Youth program to provide opportunities for youth with different types of abilities to participate in-school/out-of-school, virtual and in-person offerings.
  • Identify, secure, and activate partnerships and activities with mission-driven, like-minded organizations and agencies to further support the AWD community in NYC (including Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (NYC)

Youth Events and Engagement

  • Develop and support in-person training and racing strategy in coordination with ED&P for youth with disabilities.
    Work with Youth Program Engagement Team to further develop ways to extend virtual offerings to wheelchair program participants and youth with disabilities.
  • Oversee the pre-event logistics and help support Youth on site, as needed.
    Work multiple weekday and weekend days a year at major NYRR and Youth and Community Program events, in accordance with the youth events participation policy.

Job Requirements:

Experience:

  • Five years of experience working directly with people with disabilities &/or in an adaptive physical education setting or in parasport.
  • Three years of experience in creating physical activities, training plans, or resources youth or adults with disabilities.
  • Three years of experience in program management and development

Skills and Attributes:

  • Strong communication and public speaking skills
  • Excellent relationship building and relationship nurturing skills with youth and adults.
  • Initiative to work independently while simultaneously collaborating across teams to achieve goals.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines.

Other Requirements:

  • This position requires working weekends on a regular basis when the wheelchair training program is taking place and travelling throughout NYC to perform outreach and provide support and training to Rising New York Road Runners sites
  • Willingness to travel throughout the 5 boroughs and adjust schedule according to the needs of the program implementers.
  • First Aid and CPR/AED certification preferred.
  • Proficiency with use of Microsoft Office
  • Represent NYRR in school, community and professional meetings and events as appropriate.
To apply for this job please visit app.jobvite.com.

BikeFlights - Customer Experience Associate

Full-Time
 
Posted 1 week ago (2022-02-11)

BikeFlights.com is hiring a Customer Experience Associate. Come join a fast-growing, global, online company that helps individuals, bike shops, events and cycling industry businesses ship their bikes, wheels and gear with confidence. Our customers get low costs, excellent service and on-time delivery with every shipment, and we pride ourselves on providing all customers with personalized, attentive customer support.

As a member of our Customer Support Team, you will provide help and advice to customers using BikeFlights’ products and services. Specifically, you will use a variety of technical software tools to monitor the status of ongoing shipments to ensure successful pickup and on time delivery. You will communicate with our carrier and customers to resolve a variety of issues including missed pickups, missed deliveries and delays.

This is a virtual position – you will work from the comfort of your own home using provided technology.

Customer Experience Associates must be available to work a regularly scheduled four days per week plus two weekends per month during our call center hours of Monday-Friday, 9am-9pm EST / 6am-6pm PST and Saturday-Sunday, 10am-4pm EST / 7am-1pm PST.

The ideal candidate will

Possess a positive, professional attitude with excellent communication skills and an outgoing personality.
Be self-motivated and driven by personal success with a desire to help people.
Have excellent computer and typing skills with the ability to efficiently download, create, edit and share documents as well as create *.pdf and *.jpg file formats from other file types.
Have strong attention to detail, including ability to filter large quantities of data and analyze reports.
Be highly motivated to take initiative in solving multiple problems simultaneously.
Have the self awareness and perspective to calmly communicate under stress.
Be a cyclist with a passion for helping others go ride their bikes.
Responsibilities

Communicate courteously with customers by chat, email and telephone and occasionally in person.
Promptly handle a large number of online chats, emails and calls daily while maintaining an enthusiastic voice and attitude.
Work in a semi-scripted environment while also resolving unscripted situations quickly on the fly and in a positive and customer-focused manner.
Communicate professionally with partner carrier staff by email, chat and phone on behalf of customers.
Keep accurate records documenting discussions and correspondence with customers.
Investigate and solve customers’ problems, which may be complex and highly emotional.
Manage customer complaints, such as a lost bike, delayed delivery or damage during shipping.
Maintain current knowledge of BikeFlights’ products and services.
Work and communicate regularly with other Customer Support staff.
Document, reproduce and relay site issues to the development team.
Attend regular virtual team meetings.
Suggest possible new improvements to customer service and help implement selected improvements.
Maintain a professional appearance when interacting with current or potential customers in person – whether on or off a bicycle.
Additional skills and requirements

Associate’s degree + relevant experience or Bachelor’s degree
Reliable, high speed internet access
Prior shipping, call center, and/or customer service a plus
Prior experience in the cycling industry a plus
Ability to speak a second language desired
Prior remote work environment experience a plus
Occasional ability to travel (<5%) as a representative of BikeFlights
Other details

Salary commensurate with experience.
References are required.
Please submit your cover letter and resume to jobs@bikeflights.com by February 8, 2022.

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@bikeflights.com

 

Race Day Events - Event Manager/Race Director


Full-Time
 
Posted 1 week ago (2022-02-10)

Race Day Events is a leading event production company in Madison, WI specializing in running, biking, and multisport events. We are a fast-growing company which provides equipment and services to events across the US. In 2022 RDE will produce over 30 events which it owns. Additionally, RDE will manage and produce another 150+ events for private and non-profit organizations.

We are looking for an Event Manager/Race Director who will exemplify our core values: Live our Passion, Stronger Together, Never Settle, Kick Ass, and Do the Right Thing.

If you love the endurance event industry, making people happy, and are committed to making weekends awesome, Race Day could be your new work family. We are taking this company to the national level and are looking for the right person to join us!

Responsibilities Include: 

In office (40 hr/week salaried)

  • Managing all aspects of an event: event vision, permitting, safety resources, securing outside vendors, and determining race assets (awards, shirts, etc.)
  • Collaborating with marketing, sponsorship, staffing, warehouse, and volunteer departments
  • Communicating frequently and completely with client for contracted events
  • Adhering to event budgets and tracking expenses
  • Developing and communicating event plan to staff

Onsite (10-20 event days – additional hourly pay)

  • Supervising and directing up to 15 staff
  • Communicating with client, vendors, and sponsors
  • Communicating with emergency personnel
  • Troubleshooting all aspects of the event, if necessary
  • Ensuring participants have a positive experience

Preferred Requirements: 

  • 2-3 years race management experience
  • Passion for endurance events
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Proven attention to detail
  • Deadline driven
  • Analytical and problem-solving mindset
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Client-focused mentality
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work out of our Madison, WI office
  • Have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Have a college degree
  • Able to lift 40 lbs.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word

Why Race Day Events? 

Variety!

RDE manages, times, and provides equipment for

  • Community runs and rides
  • Marathon and half-marathons up to 3,000+ participants
  • Century bike rides
  • Festivals

Benefits!

  • Competitive salary
  • Weekend pay additional – hourly rate!
  • Full health and dental insurance
  • PTO – generous & flexible
  • IRA match
  • Paid company holidays
  • In office

Midwest!

  • Madison – #1 city with best work/life balance (Smartasset.com)
  • Home of Ironman Wisconsin
  • Cheese curds, beer & brats!

We Make Weekends Awesome!

Please e-mail cover letter and resume to Race Day Events:  work@racedayevents.com

To apply for this job email your details to marketing@racedayevents.com

USA Cycling - Chief of Corporate Development


Full-Time
 
Posted 2 weeks ago (2022-02-03)

USA Cycling is the national governing body for the sport of cycling and oversees the disciplines of road, track, mountain bike, cyclocross, and BMX. With a mission to develop the sport of cycling in the United States and to achieve sustained international racing success, USA Cycling supports cyclists at all levels, from those just beginning in the sport and participating in fun rides to seasoned professionals. The organization not only identifies, develops, and selects cyclists to represent the United States in international competition, but also supports amateur bike racing through grassroots development programs and the provision of critical infrastructure to run organized racing. We champion every aspect of the sport as advocates for the best of American cycling. USA Cycling is actively engaged in the ongoing work of growing the cycling community-internally and externally-to better reflect the diversity of the country.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Chief of Corporate Development (CCD) will be a key organizational leader and close partner to the Chief Executive Officer. The CCD will work closely with the management team, the USA Cycling Board of Directors, and the USA Cycling Foundation Board of Directors.

The CCD will sit on the senior leadership team with a core objective of growing revenue from donations to the USA Cycling Foundation, corporate sponsorship, grants, and other innovative forms of business development.

This role is critical to the mission of USA Cycling. The revenue generated by the CCD is the majority source of funding for Team USA Sports Performance operations as well as its talent identification and development activities. It is the lifeblood that allows us to be aggressive in our ambitions for medal results in the Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028 Summer Olympic Games.

The CCD will report to the CEO, while having a close relationship to the Executive Committee of the USA Cycling Foundation Board.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES
The CCD is responsible for meeting USA Cycling’s budget goals for revenue generated from USA Cycling Foundation donations, corporate sponsorship and partnerships. The CCD will own both the strategic planning as well as the operational execution of all initiatives related to these forms of revenue.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Creating and implementing a comprehensive, multi-year development strategy to include individual gifts, foundation/government grants, and corporate sponsor and matching programs
  • Generating Foundation revenue both through retention and upgrading of current Foundation donors and the acquisition of new donors with a strong focus on major gifts and building new sources of unrestricted funding
  • Generating both direct and value-in-kind revenue from corporate sponsorship across endemic and non-endemic partners
  • Collaborating with third parties to explore unique opportunities for sponsorship through innovative partnerships
  • Working closely with the Sports Performance organization at USA Cycling to understand athletic development programs, ensure adequate funding, determine marketability to various donor constituencies or corporate sponsors
  • Working with the USA Cycling Marketing team to develop and implement an engagement program that cultivates deeper ties with donors. These efforts may include an E-Newsletter, monthly giving programs, web-based fundraising, and increased use of social media
  • Overseeing the creation of all written fundraising materials, including grant proposals, reports, appeal letters, event invitations, etc.
  • Organizing and managing an “alumni network” of current and retired elite athletes so they can participate in donor engagement and solicitation
  • Tracking and monitoring all donor information, leveraging data to improve performance and efficiency; provide/present analytical reporting to Board and senior leaders
  • Representing the Foundation in business meetings, speaking engagements and other public activities
  • Establishing and maintaining appropriate Development policies and procedures; and implementing appropriate human resource policies and staff development for Foundation and Corporate sponsorship team
  • Managing the Foundation’s annual operating budget and revenue plan; Ensuring management of funds consistent with Board policies and Investment Policy Statement
  • Working with accounting staff to ensure and maintain gift processing policies and procedures

CANDIDATE PROFILE

  • The CCD will be an established executive with significant marketing experience, fundraising capabilities and corporate selling skills that can generate sizable donation and sponsorship revenue.
  • The CCD will be a passionate, extroverted, innovative, performance-oriented individual who can acquire new sponsors and donors, drive retention, and target new revenue streams. They will bring leadership, entrepreneurial spirit, enthusiasm and drive to the challenge of growing revenue at USA Cycling.
  • The ideal candidate will have experience working successfully with an executive team, Boards, volunteer networks, charitable foundations and high net worth individuals. Significant knowledge of and enthusiasm for the sport of cycling is important, as is a keen understanding of the cycling industry ecosystem.

CRITICAL LEADERSHIP CAPABILITIES

Driving Results: In a small organization seeking to maximize new lines of revenue and to increase our sponsor and donor base, the ideal candidate will:

  • Show strong passion and a sense of urgency around reaching financial targets
    Drive the Foundation team’s efforts to identify high-quality donor leads as well as donor retention
  • Establish development and sponsorship goals and objectives, and determine priorities for action
  • Measure results on a weekly and monthly basis using metrics that focus on growth in the base and revenue results
  • Develop revenue reports for the Board and make presentations at Board meetings
    Leading People: In an environment where hands-on leadership is required and successful partnership with your colleagues and the membership base is critical, the ideal candidate will:
  • Demonstrate strong people management experience with proven capability to inspire, motivate, coach and train direct reports
  • Collaborate with the CEO, Board, the Foundation, and the organization as a whole to drive new revenue initiatives, manage ongoing projects and solve problems
  • Demonstrate command of the USA Cycling mission, strategy and programs
  • Establish clear, challenging and unique performance goals and metrics across all lines of revenue
  • Strategic Thinking: In an entrepreneurial and forward-thinking NGB organization in which short- and long-term revenue sustainability and brand alignment are critical, the ideal candidate will:
  • Think ahead, and think big, while understanding the resource limitations of the organization.
  • Propose new approaches and opportunities linked to sponsorship and fundraising efforts that leverage USA Cycling membership and marketing programs
  • Challenge assumptions and conventional wisdom with specific, supported, reasoned and actionable commercial initiatives

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A minimum 5 years of professional experience, at least 2 years of leadership experience in a nonprofit or otherwise relevant organization; demonstrated success in a development function (managing and forging relationships with multiple donors or funding sources at multiple levels). Relevant corporate sales and management experience considered.
  • Evidence of success and proven expertise securing and managing a wide range of fundraising streams, with particular emphasis on securing corporate partnerships and philanthropic gifts from major donors.
  • Proven ability to set and articulate a fundraising strategy, build and execute a development plan, and utilize a metrics driven approach to evaluate outcomes.
    Proven track record of implementing fundraising initiatives to significantly expand and steward existing donor relationships.
  • Knowledge of the sport of cycling, probably as a rider, racer, coach or an active industry participant, leading to a keen understanding and shared passion.
  • Ability to participate in a range of cycling events (confident riding in groups).
    Self-motivated with a strong work ethic and commitment to operating with a high level of discretion.
  • Teamwork: working selflessly with others in pursuit of a common cause.
    Power to build positive, professional relationships with internal and external customers and members of the Cycling community.
  • Positive, can-do attitude with ability to be creative in overcoming resource limitations.
  • Willingness to work non-traditional work hours including weekends and holidays.

EDUCATION

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience is required

TRAVEL, COMPENSATION, BENEFITS

  • This is a full-time, exempt role and offers a remote work environment.
  • This is a travel-intensive role.
  • The CCD will be required to travel to our Colorado Springs Headquarters at least once per month, and possibly more often based on the needs of the business.
  • It will require travel to cycling events and other events throughout the year.
  • It will require travel for meetings with current and potential sponsors, as well as engagement with current and potential donors.
  • Compensation commensurate with experience and qualifications. The base salary range for this position is $160k-$210k per year with an opportunity for performance bonuses.
  • Comprehensive benefits package including:
    Medical Insurance
    Dental Insurance
    Vision Insurance
    Group Term Life Insurance
    Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
    Flexible Spending Plan and Heath Saving Accounts
    Employee Assistance Program
    Paid Holidays
    Paid Sick Leave
    Paid Vacation Time
    403b Retirement Savings Plan

USA Cycling is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

To apply for this job please visit www.teamworkonline.com.

 

Supersapiens - Sports Prtnerships & Athlete Relations Manager


Full-Time
 
Posted 2 weeks ago (2022-02-03)

 

Supersapiens is looking for an experienced sport industry professional to manage partnerships with athletes, ambassadors, and teams. This role includes the day-to-day management of those relationships and supporting the broader marketing strategy and sales needs.

The right candidate will be expected to quickly master understanding the full Supersapiens ecosystem and the value glucose visibility provides for athletic performance. They will function as part of the marketing team and will work closely with the growth and science teams to direct, guide, and oversee collecting high-value content from partners.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as the primary point of contact for athletes, ambassadors, and teams
  • Establish and track metrics around ROI and drive best practices for future partnerships
  • Work closely with growth, science, and marketing teams to identify and support a broader strategy that incorporates partners into Supersapiens data-driven storytelling
  • Ensure athletes, ambassadors, and teams are embracing best practices around Supersapiens and incorporating our ecosystem into their conversations where applicable
  • Oversee relevant events, training camps, and general product management

Qualifications

  • Minimum five years’ experience in partnership or sponsorship in the sports industry
  • Strong understanding of media and social networks
  • Strong understanding of sales, sales marketing, content creation and tech innovations
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated and driven to provide excellent customer service and support to partners
  • Able to organize and execute without heavy management oversight
  • Ability to operate in a highly variable, fast-moving, multi-tasking work environment
  • Creative and curious mind and excellent analytical skills with strong attention to detail

BibRave - Community Manager


Part-Time
 
Anywhere
Posted 2 weeks ago (2022-02-03)

 

Job Overview

We’re looking for a Community Manager (CM) to join our team and help oversee and strategically manage some of our partner ambassador programs.

We’re a team of passionate professionals looking for a creative team player who’s highly driven, very organized, deeply empathetic but also not easily rattled, and able to connect and work with large groups of adult volunteer ambassadors and influencers. We need high-level and relentless problem solvers who are motivated by finding solutions, rather than stymied by challenges. We’re a close-knit team and simply can’t accommodate drama or sole practitioners. We all work across a multitude of projects and always have each other’s backs, even if that means picking up tasks or helping out beyond your job description. Teamwork is everything at BibRave, and competitive applicants will be clearly established and proven team players.

Competitive applicants will have proven experience in writing group communication, social media management & best practices, Google Sheets, and managing large groups efficiently.

Understanding both client and large-scale group dynamics is extremely important.

Must be a proven leader and self-starter – someone with high energy who can inspire, motivate, and delegate when needed. Intimate knowledge of the running/racing/multisport landscape is critical, as is the ability to take initiative in proposing new ideas and seeing them through to fruition.

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 judgment, approach and solve problems thoughtfully and analytically, be able to “read your audience” and adjust written and spoken communications accordingly.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the partner ambassador programs on a daily basis, coordinating, and authoring communication from the clients through the BibRave team, and ultimately to 200+ ambassadors
    • Actively manage and maintain the quality (content, reach, cultural fit) and accountability of the ambassador programs
    • Provide monthly reporting on performance, briefing clients, answering questions and incorporating feedback
  • Work closely with the Client Leads to over-deliver on BibRave’s growing relationship with the brand clients
  • Potential to assist and lead select Influencer/Creator projects with BibRave partners, including but not limited to project and timeline management, leading external comms and process, and more
  • Potential to assist in executing other BibRave Brand partner projects as needed, including but not limited to timeline creation, managing deadlines, executing vendor research and outreach, working with other cross-functional agencies, authoring content, and more
  • Manage projects and campaigns that involve complex client expectations and detailed reporting requirements
  • Utilize social listening/monitoring tools to generate insights and summarize findings to create client-facing deliverables

Skills

  • Extremely high level of social intelligence – knowing how to communicate to a wide variety of different personalities with different wants, motivations, and priorities. This social intelligence will allow you to navigate and nurture client relationships as well as relationships with other members of Team BibRave.
  • Wide variety of social media expertise. This includes fluency across multiple networks, understanding each platforms’ functionality, voice, purpose, etc.
  • Clear, concise, effective communication skills. This includes email, Slack, Grin, social, text, Zoom, phone calls, speaking, and listening, all of which must carry the proper tone, timing, and word choice to communicate information clearly and effectively.
  • Understanding large group dynamics – being able to motivate with clear direction AND deliver bad news and constructive feedback, all while maintaining high standards and high morale. Interviews will ask for specific examples that demonstrate this skill.
  • Organization, accountability, and attention to detail (again, not just saying this). All BibRave team members coordinate multiple projects involving hundreds of ambassadors, products, and several clients simultaneously – all while adhering to very strict timelines. We’re talking air traffic control-level shit here =D.
  • Ability to lead and take initiative – identifying problems (or opportunities), creating solutions/plans, sharing and presenting said plan to a team, task and/or project delegation to team members, 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
  • Experience utilizing Excel, Word, PPT/Keynote is a bonus, and will be considered when choosing best applicant

Qualifications

  • 2-4 years of experience building and overseeing a large ambassador/influencer group
  • The ability to handle stressful situations, heavy work load at times, and challenging personalities – all with equanimity
  • Just want to reemphasize that last element. Sorry to belabor the point, but very few people have this ability, and we’ll want to hear details.
  • Ability to travel and work flexible hours as needed, occasionally working long days/nights, attending industry conferences, etc.
  • Passionate about endurance sports, new social trends, and growing a business as part of a team

Perks

  • Flexibility of hours, location, and the freedom to work from home and/or remotely
  • Experience in an exciting 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 and race entries
  • BibRave swag!
  • A super fun team that loves food, tech, ice cream, coffee, beer, and of course running! =)
  • Professional development. BibRave is highly invested in developing professional skills for all employees. We’ll help you identify goals, create an action plan, and provide the tools for reaching those goals.

To apply please fill out an application at bibrave.com/communitymanager 

About BibRave

BibRave is a marketing agency that specializes in fitness and endurance sports. With 8 years of experience building and managing ambassador communities for large and small companies, BibRave brings a team of social media, creative, and online community-focused experts.

The company also develops creative event and in-person activations, managing ideation, project management, procurement, execution, and inter-agency coordination as needed.

Lastly, BibRave has its own large network of social media influencers called the BibRave Ambassadors, which it leverages to drive more race registrations and product sales for the company’s event and brand partners.

BibRave launched in 2013 and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.

To apply for this job please visit bibrave.com.

 

 

NYCRUNS - Communications & Community Assistant Manager

Full-Time Remote
Posted 2 weeks ago (2022-02-03)

ABOUT NYCRUNS

Founded in 2009, NYCRUNS mission is to create the very best running events in New York City and to develop our flagship Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon into one of the most iconic running events in the world. In doing so, we want to be a relentlessly positive part of our customer’s lives; a meaningful partner to local businesses, causes, and runners; and a great employer to our diverse Team.

In 2022, NYCRUNS will stage approximately 25 running events in NYC (and one in New Jersey) for as many as 100,000 athletes. We’re based in Industry City, a hip office and retail complex in Brooklyn.

If you love running events, making people happy, and are committed to making New York City a better place, this could be the place for you. We’re poised for significant growth and we’re looking for the best and brightest to help us get to the next level. We offer competitive salaries and benefits including health insurance, 401K, and flexible PTO.

ABOUT THE POSITION

The right person for the position of Communications and Community Assistant Manager is an outgoing person, who is passionate about running, racing, and Brooklyn, home to our flagship Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon. To be clear, we are only reviewing candidates who have a demonstrated passion for our interests.

As Communications and Community Assistant Manager, you will be the primary liaison between NYCRUNS and the many athletes, running clubs, non-profit partners, and other organizations we interact with.

This role is social media and customer service heavy; you should be eager to help people, excited to workshop copy and images, be adept at planning and executing a social media calendar, and comfortable working with influencers and local clubs. Creativity is a must.

Your other responsibilities will vary day by day; you might be hyping up our events, organizing group runs, doing some light sponsorship sales, attending a local running club event, staffing a promotional event, or working as a member of our event day team. You will have an opportunity to make a huge impact.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE

  • Setting and implementing social media and communication campaigns to align with marketing strategies to build and support our community of running and fitness enthusiasts.
  • Providing engaging text, image, and video content for social media accounts.
  • Be a positive, customer-centric voice of NYCRUNS when interacting with followers and the public via all customer service channels (social, customer support backend, email)
  • Developing and managing relationships with partners such as running clubs and non-profits
  • Creating and developing copy for use in editorial, public relations, and marketing efforts.

YOUR QUALIFICATIONS SHOULD INCLUDE

  • 6 months in social media and communications or similar course of undergraduate study
  • Stellar written communication skills including impeccable grammar and use of punctuation
  • Experience in managing social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
  • An energetic and outgoing attitude, with an analytical approach on the best ways to grow our brand.
  • A desire to be in a startup environment and be a team player who can also work independently
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant area
  • Excellent people skills
  • Sales experience helpful, but not necessary
  • Digital Marketing experience helpful, but not necessary.
  • Relevant industry experience helpful, but not necessary.

Please send your cover letter and resume to careers@nycruns.com.

 

NYCRUNS - Senior Event Manager / Race Director

Full-Time

 
Posted 2 weeks ago (2022-02-03)

ABOUT NYCRUNS

Founded in 2009, NYCRUNS mission is to create the very best running events in New York City and to develop our flagship Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon into one of the most iconic running events in the world. In doing so, we want to be a relentlessly positive part of our customer’s lives; a meaningful partner to local businesses, causes, and runners; and a great employer to our diverse Team.

In 2022, NYCRUNS will stage approximately 25 running events in NYC (and one in New Jersey) for as many as 100,000 athletes. We’re based in Industry City, a hip office and retail complex in Brooklyn.

If you love running events, making people happy, and are committed to making New York City a better place, this could be the place for you. We’re poised for significant growth and we’re looking for the best and brightest to help us get to the next level. We offer competitive salaries and benefits including health insurance, 401K, and flexible PTO.

ABOUT THE POSITION

This position will report to the Director of Race Development, with the core responsibility of managing and producing a portfolio of NYCRUNS  two dozen running events

As a Senior Event Manager & Race Director at NYCRUNS, you will be in the thick of things leading the charge at many of our 30+ running events annually.

At events where you are the Race Director, you will manage all aspects of an event life cycle from conception to execution. That includes creating run of shows, event plans, communicating with other team members and vendors, securing necessary permits, and coordinating with our warehouse operations and customer service teams to ensure a smooth event life cycle and execute a world class running event.

Leading up to race day, you will be in charge of creating the run of show, developing the event plan, communicating with the team and vendors, assisting in securing necessary permits, and coordinating our warehouse operations and customer service teams so that they are ready to support you.

At events where you are not the RD, you will provide operational support by serving as lead (start, course, finish, or festival) operating under another race director.

Beyond leading supporting events, you’ll work towards developing new standards and maintaining and updating current ones to maximize operational efficiencies. Based on your specific abilities and interests, other responsibilities will accrue as needed. An interest in multiple aspects of the endurance business will be a significant asset.

EXPERIENCE

2-3 years of endurance event experience

EDUCATION

Bachelor’s Degree required at minimum

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects at a time
  • A clean and valid driver’s license.
  • The ability to lift 25 lbs. repeatedly.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Availability in the early morning hours on weekends.
  • A passion for endurance events.

HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Proficiency in other software packages including Photoshop and CAD.
  • Social Media expertise
  • A/V Experience
  • Computer Networking
  • Fluency in Spanish, Chinese, and/or other languages.
  • USATF Course Certification

  • To apply for this job email your details to careers@nycruns.com

NYCRUNS - Brooklyn Marathon Event Production: Part Time Experienced

NYCRUNS is staffing up ahead of our biggest race ever – the NYCRUNS Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon. We need experienced team members to join The Team in the days and weeks leading up to the event, and of course on Race Day – April 24th. Roles are available on the start, finish, course, expo, and warehouse teams. If you are interested in working our other races, we have opportunities throughout the year.

If you think you’re a fit, please fill out this form and we’ll be in touch!

To apply for this job please visit nycruns-goykd.formstack.com.

NYCRUNS - Event Producer


Full-Time US East Coast / remote
Posted 3 weeks ago (2022-01-27)

We’re looking for an Event Producer to lead one a team to produce GFNY events in the US and support teams in producing international GFNY events. The role will be responsible for site leadership, venue relationships, and overall delivery of GFNY races in the US.

We are seeking a flexible, positive and experienced events professional who is ready to lead a team during an event week to create a memorable experience for GFNY athletes. Event Producer will attend onsite planning meetings for each event, be the primary point of contact for local agencies, permitting authorities, vendors and staff, and oversee the event operation along with the production crew that delivers it.

A successful Event Producer will be a generalist, who can blend course permitting, site setup, venue relationships, and managing staff. This position involves complex stakeholder management, personnel management, project planning, and risk management with multiple moving parts and a challenging delivery timescale. There will be extensive travel and weekend work required in this role for the effective planning and delivery of assigned events.

RESPONSIBILITIES

GENERAL

  • Manage and deliver events that meet or exceed GFNY safety requirements, experience and quality.
  • Manage a large event delivery team made up of GFNY staff and volunteers for build, execution, and breakdown.
  • Ensure safety is a key part of the production teams culture and is considered in all elements of the operation.
  • Provide clear and comprehensive pre- and post-event reports to company leadership.

EVENT PREPARATION

  • Travel to conduct pre-race site visits
  • Work on course logistics
  • Obtain necessary permits
  • Develop site plans
  • Secure and work with police departments for traffic control, departments of public works and traffic control rental companies
  • Contract and work with expo venue
  • Work with outside vendors such as timer, barricades, portable toilets, traffic control rentals company, audio, announcer, post-race food vendor, dumpster, mechanical service, medical.
  • Coordinate staffing – who from headquarters team is traveling to a race and recruiting local production staff, including training and assignments.
  • Coordinate staff accommodation.
  • Coordinate with destination representatives to recruit volunteers.
  • Obtain insurance and submit race with federation, collect COI entities and distribute COIs to respective parties once provided to GFNY by the insurance company.
  • Evaluate signage needs depending on the race course and event setup, preparing race signage orders with the printer, reviewing artworks, coordinating shipment.
  • Determine aid station products and quantities, place orders.
  • Determine and track product giveaways in race bags as well as podium prizes
    Select and contact official hotels, get contracts, compile info for room blocks.
  • Track expenses

EVENT PRODUCTION

  • Interface with multiple local jurisdictions to ensure that event permitting obligations are met.
  • Provide clear communication and pertinent event information to all staff members.
  • Senior leader on site, and face of the brand to all third party stakeholders.

QUALIFICATIONS

TRAITS

  • Strong project management and planning skills, ideally in the sports events industry
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and perform under stress
  • Strong critical thinker and communicator
  • Team player with strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Creative problem-solver and conflict manager
  • Proven ability to maintain calm and clear decision making in high pressure situations
    Project management and planning skills
  • Proven ability to manage and motivate large teams during difficult circumstances
  • Remote work; must be willing to travel and be working away, often up to 10-14 days at a time to oversee event delivery

REQUIREMENTS

  • 3+ years of event, project, or sports management experience
  • Experience of mass participation event planning preferred
  • Ability to work independently on projects with minimal supervision
  • Highly detailed
  • IT:  email, google sheets/docs/slides, whatsapp, slack
  • US citizen or permanent resident
  • native English speaker, knowledge of Spanish is a bonus
  • Valid Driver’s license is a bonus
  • Line management experience, and experience leading teams

WHY WORK FOR GFNY

  • Remote Work with a lot of flexibility
  • US & International Travel Opportunities
  • International Environment
  • Flat company structure
  • Free race entries and gear

To apply for this job email your details to info@gfny.com

 

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