Charity Program Coordinator

Specialty Groups 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

New York Road Runners is an Equal Opportunity Employer  

 About the Department 

Strategic Partnerships is responsible for developing revenue-generation partnerships from corporate and community-based organizations and managing those relationships. Partnerships vary from year-round engagement to specific races and events. They work closely with all of NYRR’s departments to develop programs that maximize revenue opportunities and ensure NYRR’s partners’ objectives are met. Licensing & Merchandising provides merchandising services to every area of the company. Internal merchandising services include managing the development of all weekly race premiums, premiums for programs, development and distribution of staff clothing and any all-product needs for the organization.

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, including race photography and 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 more than 500 Official Charity Partners whose runners raise over $40 million annually. NYRR’s ITO Program operates in 100+ countries, and across 6 continents, and brings more than 15,000 international runners across the finish line at the TCS NYC Marathon.


 About the Position

The Coordinator, Charity Program, will support the team in managing relationships with Official Charity Partners and planning and executing Charity Partner activations surrounding the TCS New York City Marathon and United Airlines NYC Half.


 Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide customer service support to charity partners and runners through email, phone, and in-person at events
  • Assist Director, Charity Program, with essential administrative tasks such as creating and sending contracts and invoices and updating Sales Force database
  • Support account set-up and maintenance in NYRR registration system; provide external customer support to partners and athletes
  • Assist Director, Charity Program, with planning, and provide event support at Charity Partner activations surrounding the TCS New York City Marathon and United Airlines NYC Half
  • Assist Director, Charity Program, with planning and provide event support at Charity Partner hospitality events throughout the year  
  • Contribute to development of program materials such as user guides and newsletters
  • Provide general program support as needed

 Job Requirements:


  • 1-2 years’ experience, preferably in a fundraising or client services role
  • Experience working at or with non-profits a plus
  • Familiarity with endurance or event-based fundraising campaigns a plus


  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred and 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
  • Experience using Salesforce for account management, customer service, and reporting is preferred
  • Ability to interact in a professional and friendly way with diverse groups

 Other Requirements:

  • Able to work a flexible schedule including weekends and extended hours if needed

New York Road Runners is an Equal Opportunity Employer