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Marketing & Communications Director

Twin Cities In Motion (TCM) is searching for a full-time Marketing & Communications Director. TCM is the non-profit organization responsible for organizing and hosting the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon – a top ten US marathon and “The Most Beautiful Urban Marathon in America”® – and a year-long calendar of running events. TCM, a respected industry leader for the past 35 years, strives to give the best experience possible to runners, volunteers, sponsors, vendors, spectators, and the community. 

 

Maturity, leadership and executive-level thinking are critical skills for the Marketing & Communications Director position. The position will define, execute, and oversee the brand/reputation and marketing strategy of TCM’s events and programs, including developing marketing plans and related budgets, overseeing media outreach, social media, design, retail, and experience, and working closely with the sales and operations team. The position will participate in the senior leadership team. 

 

This position reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for the following:

  • Develop, define, and execute marketing strategies and tactics, including business-driving marketing and experience plans that drive event registration growth and brand loyalty. Direct all aspects of advertising, including online, event-based, direct, etc. Help develop new products that meet market needs.

  • Direct the strategy and creative for all marketing assets, including race swag, event assets, collateral, website, social media, etc.

  • Grow TCM’s brand awareness and affinity, conducting and analyzing market and customer research.

  • Manage P&L for TCM’s retail line, including year-round sales and its Marathon Weekend stores.

  • Lead TCM’s crisis strategy, ensuring all public relations, media relations, and communications efforts reflect positively on TCM’s brand.

  • Manage three full-time staff (Media & Communications Manager, Online Engagement Manager, and Events Experience Manager), interns, as well as the volunteer-based Marketing & Public Relations Division, comprised of three committees. Establish effective working relationships and ensure staff and volunteers are meeting goals.  Direct all marketing-related budgets.

  • Work closely with the sales/partnerships team, supporting efforts to grow sponsorship revenue.

  • Create and foster strategic relationships with vendors including creative and advertising agencies, media, sponsors and partners.

  • Serve on TCM’s senior leadership team, helping direct the organization’s overall strategy and goals.

  • Like all TCM employees, have a significant presence at most TCM events.

  • Other responsibilities as assigned and apparent.

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 7+ years marketing experience.

  • Strategic marketing experience in sports or participant event production community preferred.

  • Experience with non-profits and volunteers a plus.

  • Demonstrated strategic leadership and creative thinking.

  • Effective leader and manager, able to build consensus and motivate others.

  • Effective oral and writing communication skills. Strong interpersonal and planning skills.

  • Able to handle busy, fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, with attention to detail and ability to maintain a calm presence during challenging situations.

  • Four-year degree required in marketing or related field.

 

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

 

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, salary qualifications and a resume by May 15, 2017 to Jobsearch1@tcmevents.org.  

 

 

Race Operations Coordinator

Twin Cities In Motion (TCM) is searching for a full-time Race Operations Coordinator. TCM plans and executes the region’s premier events, including the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, a Top 10 U.S. Marathon. With a mission of promoting healthy lifestyles by igniting everyone’s inner athlete, TCM is proud to provide financial support to youth and professional athlete initiatives.

 

The Race Operations Coordinator is responsible for organizing and managing race operations for select TCM races including the newly acquired Women Run the Cities and contributing to other TCM events and race operations as assigned. This new position supports the expanding portfolio of TCM races and events and works directly with the TCM Race Operations team, including the Race Director (RD) and Race Operations Manager (ROM).   

 

Strong communication, organization, and leadership skills are critical for the Race Operations Coordinator position. The position reports to the Race Director (RD) and is responsible for the following:

  • Serve as the lead race planner and manager for assigned TCM races and events, with support provided by the Race Operations Interns and direction from the RD and ROM.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:Provide significant race management support for other TCM races, including the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon weekend events

    • Coordinate event site, traffic management,  planning and permits with city agencies

    • Manage logistics document

    • Work with Event Experience Manager (EEM) on participant activities, start/finish area traffic flow and event signage plan

    • Work with TCM Sponsorship team to facilitate event sponsorships and partnerships

    • Work with vendors and manage contract obligations

    • Coordinate vehicle plans, including rentals and assigned drivers

    • Coordinate with Volunteer Manager to secure volunteers including medical leads

    • Collaborate with volunteer committee and attend regularly scheduled meetings (evening or morning meetings may apply)

    • Assist in the registration and results process, working with the Registration Coordinator

    • Procure volunteer and committee/staff race gear

  • Assist with defining and managing budgets, submitting requests for proposals, and tracking expenses

  • Assist in managing warehouse inventory and logistics

  • Provide direction to the Race Operations Intern

  • Other duties as apparent and as assigned by the RD

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 1-2 years race management experience and/or project management experience

  • Proven ability to work with peer, community and volunteer groups

  • Skillful communicator able to effectively interact with a diverse group of personalities

  • Effective leader, able to build consensus among all constituencies

  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and planning skills

  • Ability to regularly lift weights for events up to 25 lbs. and occasionally weights up to 40 lbs.

  • Available to work non –traditional business hours during assigned events and to attend evening and morning meetings

  • Able to handle busy, fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, with attention to detail and ability to maintain a calm presence during challenging situations

  • Four-year degree preferred

  • Experience with non-profits and volunteerism a plus

 

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

 

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, salary qualifications and a resume by May 15, 2017 to jobsearch2@tcmevents.org.

 

Registration Assistant

Twin Cities In Motion (TCM) is searching for a part-time Registration Assistant (30 hr/wk). TCM plans and executes the region’s premier events, including the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, a Top 10 U.S. Marathon. With a mission of promoting healthy lifestyles by igniting everyone’s inner athlete, TCM is proud to provide financial support to youth and professional athlete initiatives.

 

The new Registration Assistant position supports the expanding portfolio of TCM races and events through registration, data management and customer service. This position works directly with the TCM Registration Coordinator (RC) and reports to the Director of Operations (DOO).

 

Strong data management, interpersonal and organization skills are critical for the Registration Assistant position. The position is responsible for the following:

  • Assist RC with online registration management using TCM online registration vendor, tasks may include: assist RC to manage participant and customer data using standardized fields and practices

    • Build event forms for registration

    • Manage classifications, price tiers, coupon codes or other variables

    • Manage inventory of shirts or other items with input from race operations

    • Assist groups and individuals with special case registration scenarios

  • Compile registration, results and participant reports

  • Perform data analysis to support TCM financial, marketing, operations and community outreach needs and practices

  • Provide customer service to TCM customers and event participants and uphold organization policies

  • Plan, manage and oversee packet pick up and help desk operations for assigned events (must be available to support activity during non-traditional business hours during assigned events)

  • Assist in creating TCM registration timeline for calendar year

  • Other tasks as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 1-2 years data management or data analysis experience

  • Proficiencies with Microsoft Excel, Access  and/or SQL databases or other dynamic database or CRM software

  • Skillful communicator able to effectively interact with a diverse group of personalities

  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and planning skills

  • Able to handle busy, fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, with attention to detail and ability to maintain a calm presence during challenging situations

  • Ability to regularly lift weights for events up to 25 lbs. and occasionally weights up to 40 lbs.

  • Available to work non–traditional business hours during assigned events

  • Experience with Power BI a plus

  • IT support experience a plus

  • Previous experience with events and/or event online registration platforms a plus

  • Experience with non-profits and volunteerism a plus

  • Four-year degree preferred

 

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

 

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, salary qualifications and a resume by May 15, 2017 to jobsearch4@tcmevents.org.

 

 

Sports Management Internship

The Sports Management Intern serves as part of the high caliber Twin Cities In Motion team, which plans and executes the region’s premier running events. TCM is the nonprofit organization responsible for organizing and hosting the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon – a top ten U.S. marathon and “The Most Beautiful Urban Marathon in America”® – and a year-long calendar of running events. TCM, a respected industry leader for the past 35 years, strives to give the best experience possible to runners, volunteers, sponsors, vendors, spectators, and the community.

The Sports Management Intern is responsible for assisting the race operations team. The Sports Management Intern reports to the Race Operations Manager and works closely with the Race Operations Manager and Race Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the planning and execution of certified/sanctioned TCM races as assigned by the Race Operations Manager and Race Director

  • Research vendor options and coordinate equipment orders for events

  • Prepare, track and submit permit applications with the city agencies

  • Support office staff and race committee volunteers with inventory management and preparation of supplies for events

  • Provide customer service to participants, sponsors and volunteers

  • Support office staff and volunteers with various office projects and other administrative functions as required

  • Additional intern responsibilities include:

    • Attending regular staff meetings

    • Lead designated area on race day

    • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

  • Must be conscientious and detail oriented

  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office

  • Able to prioritize and work in a busy, fast-paced, deadline-driven environment

  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously

  • Must be available to attend and work at TCM events, including a varity of weekends and evenings

  • Excellent customer service skills (phone/email/in person)

  • Desire to be a team player – working with staff, volunteers, and event participants

 

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, occasional weekend events or evening meetings (mutually agreed upon)

Hours Per Week: 15 (average)

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and a resume to Jobsearch5@tcmevents.org.

 

 

Part-time After School Program Leader – Wise Kids In Motion

The Part-time After School Program Leader serves as part of the high caliber Twin Cities In Motion team, which plans and executes the region’s premier running events. TCM is the nonprofit organization responsible for organizing and hosting the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon – a top ten US marathon and “The Most Beautiful Urban Marathon in America”® – and a year-long calendar of running events. TCM, a respected industry leader for the past 34 years, strives to give the best experience possible to runners, volunteers, sponsors, vendors, spectators, and the community.

 

The Part-time After School Program Leader – Wise Kids In Motion is responsible for assisting the Youth Programs Manager.

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Implement an existing 8 week running/nutrition program for children in elementary school.

  • Coordinate materials with Säjai Foundation counterparts

  • Prepare, purchase and inventory equipment and supplies for program

  • Evaluation of curriculum and development of new material where necessary

  • Be flexible and prepared to run a quality recreation/running program

  • Ensure participant welfare during all activities.

  • Communicate with program staff and parents as needed


Qualifications

  • Should have one year of experience leading a youth program

  • Must demonstrate effective planning skills and implementation of youth programs

  • Should have basic running knowledge

  • Should have basic understanding of healthy nutrition standards

  • Must have good written and verbal communication skills

  • Must possess or obtain a First Aid/CPR card

  • Must possess a valid MN Driver’s License

  • Ability to interact and maintain relations with school and program staff

  • Physical strength and ability to lift up to 25 pounds

  • Must successfully complete a background check

 

Work Environment

Performs work in both indoor and outdoor settings at various school and neighborhood locations. Exposure to periods of direct sunlight and/or cool damp weather is possible.

 

Work Schedule

Program operates before and after-school days consisting of hour long modules for 8 weeks. Employee may have multiple days during the week and staggered 8 week blocks throughout the school year. Summer hours may be combined on one or more days of the week and can be morning or afternoon depending upon summer school program schedules.

 

Salary is on an hourly basis. Travel time and Prep time are included. Standard Mileage Reimbursement for travel is given.

 

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume to jobsearch3@tcmevents.org.

  

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