CARA Role: Membership and Engagement
The Chicago Area Runners Association, CARA, is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization committed to serving and advocating for the local running community. We are Chicagoland’s running club, providing accessible opportunities for all runners to train, race, learn, be social and volunteer.
With a growing membership exceeding 8,000, CARA is the nation’s third-largest running club. CARA offers a wide range of programming and events, totaling over 1,300 dates per year.
The Membership and Engagement role will be responsible for CARA membership growth and retention, as well as general member and participant services and management. Additionally, this person will expand opportunities for the running community to engage regularly with CARA through unique grassroots, social, and group running events and programs.
The position will primarily be responsible for the following:
General: This role reports directly to the Executive Director. The chosen candidate may be assigned additional secondary duties based on their skills and experience and or organizational need. The position will be based out of CARA’s office in Chicago’s West Loop. The position is a full-time salaried with CARA’s standard benefit package. CARA offers its staff an opportunity for a flexible work schedule. Due to the nature and timing of running events this person should expect to regularly work outside of standard business hours, including mornings, evenings and/or weekends.
Application Process: Applications must include a cover letter, professional resume, three professional references, and salary requirement. Send application by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Membership and Engagement Application”. Please, no phone calls or personal delivery of resumes. Review of applications will begin immediately.