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Race Director/Project Manager

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Location: BALLWIN, MO
Job Status: Full Time
Posted/Updated: 04-12-2017

Job Description:

Race Director/Project Manager

Big River Race Management(BRRM) has an immediate employment opportunity available in the St. Louis office for a professional, full-time Race Director/Project Manager. BRRM is a full-service timing and management company that works with over 150 events per year. BRRM uses ChronoTrack Systems timing equipment and various timing and scoring software. The position involves race directing, managing race registration, and timing/scoring of BRRM owned and supported events.We are looking for a passionate,detail-oriented, computer & technology savvy person with the desire to be a part of a team of dedicated event professionals.Candidates should have strong customer service skills, a high degree of computer expertise, database management skills, be highly organized and a self-starter.Candidates must be comfortable working independently and as a member of a team. Strong and proven communication skills are necessary, both oral and written.Applicants should be comfortable and thrive in a fast-paced and sometimes stressful environment.

Training will be provided for specific responsibilities; however applicants must be eager and capable of learning software programs and technology on their own. Familiarity with the running,triathlon, obstacle racing is a plus.TheRace Director/Project Managerposition will work in a team environment and report to the partners of the company.

Responsibilities Include:

Race Director

• Manage, organize and direct BRRM’s 5 annual in-house events and 2 annual contracted events.
• Lead and work with BRRM team to oversee event planning, budgeting, marketing and promotions, logistics, execution and post-race wrap-up.
• Execute race logistics from inception to completion: permitting, scheduling of police, medics, labor, and work with local and national vendors to secure all race collateral (awards, medals, swag, food, etc.) while adhering to a budget.
• Communicate with past and current race participants and volunteers via email and email campaigns.
• Create reporting for analysis of registration data including weekly tracking, demographics for marketing/sponsors, and event-specific data needs.
• Assist with the marketing, sponsorship and vendor recruitment and fulfillment

Project Manager
• Take lead as BRRM project manager on 8-12 annual events to include timing and some minor race management services.
• Collaborate and communicate with event directors from initial contact to event day ensuring the event is well organized and properly prepared for a successful event.
• Build and manage the online registration to client specifications, ensuring all events are fully operational and provide users with seamless experience.
• Manage timing function through the entire process: including race number assignment, race day timing functions, posting/confirming results, post-race management of timing inquiries and errors, and finalize results.
• Oversee registration operations for events including bib assignment and packet pick-up operations.
• Success in the above areas requires cross-functional relationships with other key members of the BRRM team.

• College degree preferred
• Must be a self-starter and possess the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
• Must be highly organized and able to prioritize and manage multiple projects at any given time with great attention to detail.
• Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Microsoft Excel
• Strong customer service skills
• Must be available to work weekends
• Ability to lift 50 lbs
• Race timing/scoring experience not necessary, but is a plus.
• Basic knowledge of HTML web design not necessary, but is a plus

This is an exciting opportunity to work in the event industry with a nationally recognized company.Starting salary is based on industry experience. Qualified candidates are encouraged to email a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to amanda@brrm.com by April 24, 2017. No phone calls please.


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