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New York Road Runners Event Staffing Specialist in New York, New York

About NYRR

New York Road Runners 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 to the world’s premier community running organization. NYRR’s mission is to empower everyone, of all ages and abilities—beginners and competitive athletes, the young and the elderly, adult professionals, and underserved schoolchildren—to improve their health and well-being through the power of running and fitness.

NYRR’s races, community events, instruction and training resources, and youth programs give hundreds of thousands of people each year the motivation, know-how, and opportunity to start running and keep running for life. NYRR’s premier event, the famed TCS New York City Marathon, attracts the world’s top pro runners and committed amateurs alike while also raising millions of dollars annually for charity and driving economic impact for the city. But NYRR is equally committed to the runners of tomorrow, passionately providing youth fitness programs that educate and inspire more than 100,000 kids in underserved communities in New York City, all 50 states, and around the world.

Headquartered in New York City, NYRR implements a unique nonprofit model that teams contributed and earned income to make all its efforts possible. To learn more, please visit

New York Road Runners is an Equal Opportunity Employer

About the Department

Our Event Development and Production department develops and produces NYRR events from concept all the way through execution in a way that fulfills NYRR’s mission. NYRR produces 56 races per year, in addition to the TCS New York City Marathon, and additional events within each race. The events team is responsible for physical site management, volunteer management, hospitality and special events, safety & security, and managing our Warehouse and all race collateral.

Execute NYRR event staffing recruitment, onboarding, training, placement, and recognition strategy for over 450 part-time staff, seasonal, and vendors annually to ensure a safe and successful event. Manage the customer service experience year-round. Provide on-site event staffing management at 56 weekly races, the 5 Borough Series, and the TCS New York City Marathon.

About the Position

As a member of the Event Staffing team, the Event Staffing Specialist will report directly to the Director, Event Staffing, and lead the recruitment, placement, and management of all part-time event associates needed to support 50 plus NYRR weekly events, 5 Brough Series, and the TCS New York City Marathon. The Event Staffing Specialist will also, manage one part-time direct report who will support 70 plus youth events.

Job Responsibilities (primary and secondary duties):

Supervisory Duties and Responsibilities

Supervise the part-time Youth Events Staffing Coordinator.
Effectively manage employee performance through communication of expectations and standards.
Delegate and distribute tasks and responsibilities appropriately.
Track employee attendance.
Weekly Races and NYRR 5 Borough Series

Assist in the overall budgeting process and monitoring.
Staffing Plan Development
Coordinate with the Event Management and Logistics (EML) Team and Volunteer Operations (VO) Team to determine needs and ensure appropriate number of full-time and part-time staff to manage events.
Prepare detailed staffing plans detailing staff placement for each NYRR event.
Part-time Staff Associates Onboarding
Build-out and post opportunities for over 56 plus races in SubItUp.
Correspond with part-time staff for each event. This includes collecting availability, sending confirmations, alerting them of possible changes, tracking employee attendance, and processing payroll, and expense reports.
Payroll and Expense Reports
Manage the overall timeliness of event staff payroll and travel expense reimbursements.
Uniform Inventory and Distribution
Manage uniform inventory of part-time staff apparel for all NYRR events.
Assist in the preparation of bi-weekly reports and updates by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
TCS New York City Marathon

Assist with the management of onsite staffing support with Director, Event Staffing.
Job Requirements:


Minimum 7 year’s work experience in human resources, events a plus.
Strong knowledge of HR policies and practices required.
Ensure compliance with New York State workplace laws, including EEO, wage and hour and workplace safety.
Experience managing large budgets.
Previous knowledge of workforce management software, i.e., SubItUp, Kronos, etc.
Experience with managing a large budget.
Previous experience with managing staff
Internet savvy for sourcing candidates.
Ease with public speaking and facilitation to represent NYRR at various staffing related functions.
Must be proficient in Microsoft Applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, & Teams).
Skills and Attributes:

Must have strong communicative skills; ability to work and manage diverse groups a must.
Self-motivated with strong organizational skills, analytical talent, and attention to detail.
Exceptional written and verbal communications skills.
Ease with public speaking and facilitation to represent NYRR at various volunteer related functions.
Ability to meet and perform under tight deadlines, think clearly under pressure, and exercise good judgment.
Ability to exercise discretion, maintain confidentiality of sensitive information, and exhibit professionalism always.
Must be proficient in Microsoft Applications (Excel, Word, Outlook).
Willingness to work non-traditional hours and various weekends.
Physical Requirements

Ability to lift heavy equipment greater than 25lbs.
Ability to stand for long periods of time.
CPR/AED and First Aid Certification a plus.