Assistant Director Drake Relays, Event Production

 

Short Description: Drake University is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Drake Relays Director with an emphasis production of events outside of Drake Stadium.  The successful candidate will be responsible, on a year-round basis, for leading the planning, organization and execution of the Drake Road Races, Grand Blue Mile, Vault at Capital Square, Relays Health and Fitness Expo, and other events.  Key duties include supporting participants, promoting all Drake Relays related events and managing relationships with municipal agencies.  This position requires strong written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail, especially relating to scripting event week tasks and event execution.  The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal and organizational skills, building positive relationships with internal teammates and successfully serving as the point person for a multitude of external stakeholders, including participants, volunteers, community partners and more.

 

Bachelor’s degree required. The ideal candidate will have at least five years of experience working in the endurance industry and have a basic knowledge of the sport of track and field.  This position requires working nights/weekends, the ability to lift 50 pounds and the capability to work independently. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and must pass a background check.

 

Essential Job Functions:

Function

Percent

Description

01

30%

Serve as the Race Director, overseeing the participant experience at the Drake Road Races and Grand Blue Mile, with an emphasis on road race logistics, operations and community engagement;

02

10%

Oversee the management of the Drake Road Races website and assist with other outlets, including the Grand Blue Mile, Vault at Capital Square and Drake Relays websites ensuring current content, accuracy and professional presentation.

03

10%

Assist in content creation for email marketing, website and social media channels, including managing a marketing calendar and implementation of social media strategy, with an emphasis on monitoring direct messages on social accounts, especially Drake Road Races.

04

10%

Organize and manage the Relays Health and Fitness Expo, which also serves as packet pick up for the Drake Road Races and Grand Blue Mile.

05

10%

Oversee the Relays Wellness Challenge, recruiting employers to participate. Serve as the point person for each organization.

06

10%

Serve as the Event Director for the Vault at Capital Square, Hall of Fame Luncheon and other out-of-stadium events as appropriate.

07

10%

Assist in overall implementation and oversight of all Drake Relays meet operations in addition to all related events;

08

5%

Supervise Drake Relays interns working on Drake Road Races, Grand Blue Mile, Vault at Capital Square or other out-of-stadium events.

09

5%

Assist in the promotion, marketing and fundraising for the Drake Relays.

10

0%

Other duties as assigned

11

0%

All of the duties described above require an understanding of and compliance with the rules of the NCAA, Missouri Valley Conference, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, Pioneer Football League and Drake University.

 

Submit application and cover letter to: Blake Boldon, blake.boldon@drake.edu