Group Training Coach (Part-Time)

Coaching & Training New York, NY


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   

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.

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’s Training Team is seeking supportive, experienced leaders to coach NYRR’s Group Training program. Group Training sessions are held year-round on weekdays and weekends. Group Training part-time coaches will work with each park lead to execute pre-planned workouts in a group setting with up to 25 runners at a time, creating an engaging and safe workout session for the runners, along with fostering an environment of inclusivity.

Job Responsibilities (primary and secondary duties):

  • Work with the Training Team Lead and/or Park Lead to execute engaging workouts, that will provide the participants with a workout that builds aerobic capacity and motivates them throughout the session.
  • Communicate frequently/as needed with Training team and/or Park Lead via phone, text and email to ensure that advice provided at the workout is science-based and aligns with the NYRR training principles. 
  • Ensure that participants are engaging in a safe and positive training environment.
  • Must commit to total time per workout of 90 minutes. Workout’s average 60 minutes in length, and coaches are expected to arrive 15 minutes ahead of time and are encouraged to stay and answer questions for up to 15 minutes after each workout concludes.  

Job Requirements:


  • Prior coaching and training/running experience strongly preferred 
  • Experience coaching and working with runners are various levels
  • Preferred: Experience in community building and runner engagement 
Skills and Attributes:
  • Ability to implement workout for runners of ranging ability levels and adapt workouts onsite as needed to ensure safety of participants
  • Ability to provide deliver clear explanations, demonstrations, and instructions about workout and drills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with organized and clear communication style required
  • Punctual and dependable
  • Ability to encourage and motivate runners.
  • Ability to implement effective conflict resolution as needed.
  • Ability to adapt to feedback based on Park Lead and customer comments  
  • Comfort speaking with authority in a group setting
  • Preferred: Willingness and flexibility to travel to various parks such as Central Park, Prospect Park, and Astoria Park

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to simultaneously coach and run 4 miles at an assigned pace without stopping  
  • Run with a 10-pound AED backpack, if required for emergency situations to administer first-aid

Education & Certifications:

  • First Aid and CPR/AED certification (or willingness to obtain certification through NYRR sponsored training) 
  • Preferred: RRCA, USATF, or comparable coaching or training certification (or willingness to obtain certification through NYRR-sponsored training) 
Hourly Rate: $30.00

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

New York Road Runners is an Equal Opportunity Employer