Team For Kids Part-Time Coach

Coaching & Training New York, NY


Description

 

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 www.nyrr.org. 

New York Road Runners is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

About the Department

The Youth & Community Runner Engagement team oversees a variety of programs that offer the running community opportunities to actively support NYRR's mission to help and inspire people through running. One of the programs is NYRR's Team for Kids charity team that has more than 7,000 annual members who raise money for free running programs serving more than 267,000 kids in New York City and across the country. Team for Kids part-time coaches will work with the Team for Kids Head Coach to execute pre-planned workouts in a group setting, creating an engaging and safe workout session for the runners, along with fostering an environment of inclusivity and supporting the mission of NYRR and Team for Kids. 

About the Position

The Team for Kids Coach is a part-time seasonal role serving as an important part of our training team for Team for Kids runners, providing coaching and encouragement to help everyone get across the finish line!  This role will be contracted from June through November with most hours falling on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings and practices will take place in Central Park, occasionally West Side Highway, and other local routes. Coaches are expected to lead running groups on runs, upwards of 3 hours. 

Job Responsibilities (primary and secondary duties): 

  • Support team training sessions, working with the Team for Kids Head Coach to deliver the workout
  • Begin each training/practice session with appropriate warm-up exercises, stretching, drills, and announcements
  • Ensure all participants are supported throughout each training/practice session and finish the course/workout safely
  • Proactively answer runner questions, providing support for their overall marathon training journey
  • Encourage and support runners to successfully complete the workout 

Job Requirements: 

Experience:

  • Prior coaching and training/running experience strongly preferred
  • Experience coaching and working with runners of various levels
  • Preferred: Experience in community building and runner engagement 

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) 

Skills and Attributes:

  • Commitment to NYRR and Team for Kids mission
  • Knowledge of Team for Kids program
  • 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 Team for Kids Head Coach and customer comments
  • Comfort speaking in a group setting with authority
  • Preferred: Willingness and flexibility to travel to various parks such as Central Park, Prospect Park, and various locations throughout New York City 

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to simultaneously coach and comfortably speak, while running non-stop, at an assigned pace/effort
  • Run with a 10-pound AED backpack, if required for emergency situations to administer first-aid

New York Road Runners is an Equal Opportunity Employer