Company Name: New York Road Runners
Job Industry: Fund-Raising
Job Type: Full time
WorkPlace Type: On-Site
Location: New York, NY, United States
Required Candidates: 1
Job Description:

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.

At New York Road Runners, we are committed to building an inclusive, diverse workplace by finding the best candidate for the job. We understand that skills come from a variety of different backgrounds. Checking off every single requirement on our job description is not necessary to apply. If you think you are a good fit and have a passion for the work we do, please submit your application. We are eager to learn about your experience and skills! You may be the right candidate for this or other open positions.

About The Department

The Community Impact Department encompasses our Youth Programs and Community Programs. NYRR is one of the largest non-profit providers of youth and community fitness programming in New York City (with a growing national/international footprint). The Youth Program team develops, administers, and supports an evolving portfolio of youth running programs and resources used by schools, community centers, and families throughout New York City and nationwide. NYRR's flagship youth program, Rising New York Road Runners, brings the benefits of physical activity to various sites to help children develop the ability, confidence, and desire to be physically active for life. The Community Program team develops, administers, and supports a comprehensive portfolio of programs including our renowned NYRR Striders walking/fitness program for older adults, our NYRR Open Run platform that provides free running and walking racing, and community-building opportunities in parks across the city, and bespoke programs such as NYRR Run for the Future and Youth Ambassadors that provide deep engagement and lifelong skills such as running techniques and public speaking.

About The Internship

The New York Road Runners Internship Program is a paid, 21-week experience spanning from Monday, June 17, 2024 to Friday, November 15, 2024, in which interns will learn from the best in the non-profit business.

Interns will work collaboratively with professionals in their field of study and will have opportunities to network across the organization. The program will include professional development events and a chance to make a direct impact on the communities in New York City by working select events. Interns will receive onboarding and training to learn about NYRR and gain the knowledge needed to best perform in their role.

This role will support the general administration of the New York Road Runners Striders program. NYRR Striders is a FREE walking and fitness program that offers physical activity for older adults looking to get active, stay fit, and improve their health with the goal of leading a more active life. The program also connects participants to a community of like-minded adults who are determined to prove that athletes have no age limits.

Intern Responsibilities (primary And Secondary Duties)

  • Assist in ongoing research with potential program expansion sites
  • Research and propose an Instagram social media strategy
  • Assist with attendance, enrollment, and Salesforce troubleshooting (database).
  • Support the management through communication of schedule and session updates, events and races to participants.
  • Presence at Striders race events, checking in participants, coordinating travel, and guiding participants around the event
  • Assist with set up for Coach/Instructor trainings.
  • Maintain equipment, keep track of inventory and assist with equipment bag prep for Coaches/Instructors.
  • Support posting of program content on Striders Facebook Group with events and other relevant information.
  • Send out informational emails to Striders members.

Internship Schedule

Interns are expected to work 25 hours weekly, Monday to Friday, in a hybrid work setting. This role will also have weekend work (Saturdays or Sundays) to support NYRR events. Dates will be determined at the start of the internship and availability will be taken into account.

The NYRR events calendar can be viewed at https://www.nyrr.org/fullraceyearindex.

Internship Requirements

  • Ability to commit to internship schedule outlined above
  • Sophomore or junior in college, working towards an undergraduate or graduate degree in Sports Management, Exercise Physiology, Dance and Movement, Kinesiology, Recreation Therapy, Social Work, or related field
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • An interest in working with the older adult population
  • Comfortable working with a diverse group of people, reflective of the diverse NYC population
  • Ability to multi-task in fast paced environment
  • Knowledge of NYC and Outer Boroughs preferred
  • Willing to obtain CPR/AED training

Applications for this internship will be accepted until March 1, 2024.

Salary: $22/hour

NYRR requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.

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