This is a full-time salaried position ($45,000) and includes CARA’s standard benefit package which includes health and dental insurance (100% covered by organization). CARA offers its staff an opportunity for a flexible work schedule outside of active programming hours.
Internal Number: 002
The “Manager of Coaching and Training Programs" will focus on coaching, implementing and organizing CARA’s five training programs (Summer Marathon, Winter Marathon, Boston Performance Program, Winter Half Marathon and Spring Half Marathon). The manager will also help recruit and retain group leaders for all of CARA’s training programs. Additionally the position will organize and coach CARA’s Tuesday Night Track program along with Wednesday morning and evening track sessions.
Primary duties include, but are not limited to: Implementing and assist in the execution of CARA’s training programs Serve as the assistant coach to the Executive Director Conduct weekly track workout sessions (Tuesday and Wednesday mornings and nights) Responsible for recruitment, management and retention of CARA group leaders and training program volunteers Coaching content creation on CARA’s social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Webinars) Responsible for CARA’s weekly training newsletters and management of CARA's firstname.lastname@example.org training email hotline Help plan and attend on-site marketing activations (i.e. RunShow USA, Bank of America Chicago Marathon Expo) Assist manager of operations in weekly training logistics Assist event director and manager of operations and logistics in day to day event planning and day of event execution Assist CARA staff with management of the CARA Circuit, including on-site activations at races CARA seeks candidates who fit these characteristics:
Has 3-5 years of coaching experience at high school, college or age group and adult running levels Has previous career experience, ideally in a related role such as non-profit sector, high school or college coaching Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint Familiarity with social media best practices Cultural competency and sensitivity to diverse cultures, backgrounds, and communication styles Has a passion and commitment to the Chicago Area Runners Association’s mission and the running community Is creative, enterprising, and inventive, with the ability to take ideas from concept to market Is a high energy ‘people person’ with excellent customer service and written communication skills Has an attention to detail, organized, reliable, punctual, appetite for learning Has strong computer skills, with the ability to quickly learn new platforms Is professional, able to collaborate in a team environment, and ability to remain calm under pressure and stress Is able to support load-in and load-out process for events, including lifting items up to 40 pounds Has access to reliable personal transportation, insurance, and a valid driver’s license
The Chicago Area Runners Association, CARA, is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization committed to serving and advocating for the local running community. We are Chicagoland’s running club, providing accessible opportunities for all runners to train, race, learn, be social and volunteer. With a growing yearly participant base of over 10,000, CARA is the nation’s third-largest running club. CARA offers a wide range of programming and events, totaling over 1,300 dates per year. CARA’s four areas of focus include: Mission based programing, CARA training, CARA events and the CARA Runners’ Choice Racing Circuit.