Strategy Lead

Strategy & Planning 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

The Strategy, Planning, and Analytics team works collaboratively with all departments across the organization to support strategy formulation, growth plan execution, and project implementation. The team provides the organization with in-depth analytical support in evaluating existing operations and new business opportunities. Furthermore, they help lead and advise cross-functional project teams in executing action items/special projects that have been designed to help NYRR continue to reach its strategic objectives.  

About the Position

The Strategy Lead will report to the Director, Strategy with the core responsibility of supporting the development organizational strategy, product plans, and business models for NYRR portfolio offerings. The Lead will assist in the execution of the strategic plan and will track organizational performance and impact. They will work cross-functionally on the strategy development for many of NYRR’s products and programs.

Job Responsibilities (primary and secondary duties):

  • Support the development of the annual and long-term organizational business plan, strategic priorities, goals, and key initiatives
  • Develop and manage the process for tracking progress against the annual strategic plan and long-term business plan
  • Coordinate the process for evaluation and development of new product and initiative ideas: assist in facilitating ideation and prioritization processes; ensure alignment with organizational strategy; conduct market research; support build of business plans
  • Assist in analysis of the market/competitors, historical registration, and profitability to inform all aspects of the organization from high-level goals to program specific targets
  • Assist in the development of strategic plans and business models to address identify gaps/opportunities and drive growth, efficiencies, and impact of offerings
  • Partner with stakeholders from across all aspects of the organization to build-out strategic plans for a variety of products, programs, and initiatives
  • Other projects and initiatives as assigned. 

Job Requirements: 


  • 3+ years of experience in a business-related
  • Some experience in planning and executing strategy/innovation sessions
  • Some experience working with and developing strategy and business plans, including market research to innovate and deliver new offerings for an organization
  • Experience in assessing product/portfolio effectiveness/return preferred 

Education and Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business or related field preferred (or equivalent experience)

Skills and Attributes:

  • Resourceful, innovative, and strategic thinker
  • Strong problem-solving skills combined with a strong work ethic and tenacity
  • Exceptional organizational skills with strong attention to detail
  • High initiative, able to assert recommendations and effectively and expediently drive work forward
  • Prioritizes for the greatest strategic impact on the organization and takes steps to advance the organization’s mission
  • Capacity to synthesize large amounts of data and effectively present findings to leadership and area owners
  • Financial aptitude and business acumen, able to read, understand, translate, and create qualitative and quantitative reports related to financial and business performance
  • Superb time management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; aptitude to work with a variety of internal and external constituencies
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team on collaborative assignments
  • Professional, positive attitude
  • Ability to exercise discretion with confidential matters and information
  • Fluency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Teams
Salary Range: $60,000/year - $80,000/year

New York Road Runners is an Equal Opportunity Employer