Eugene Marathon
Eugene, OR
Monday, November 20, 2017
One time stipend
Pay Type: 
Lump sum

The Eugene Marathon is seeking a motivated and detail-oriented intern who has a passion for sports event planning and marketing. The Eugene Marathon weekend includes a 5K and kids Run on Saturday, April 28 and the full and half marathon on Sunday, April 29.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Work with the Race Director and Event Coordinators on tasks including participant recruitment/advertising, community engagement practices, promotional material and outreach events

• Lead two preview runs in March and April; work with race director to polish course leaders; recruit groups to participate including the University of Oregon and help facilitate the two events

• Actively participate in marathon outreach and recruitment involving but not limited to: volunteers, spirit groups, campus engagement, charity involvement, ambassador communication, youth participation, etc.

• Provide administrative assistance to the Eugene Marathon staff as needed

• Other project based tasks as determined by Eugene Marathon staff

• Available for a minimum of 5-10 hours per week; must be available all hours during event weekend (April 28-29, 2017). Time commitment increases as the event gets closer.

• Organized and detail oriented

• Prior experience in event coordination

• Must be a self-starter; come up with creative ideas to grow the marathon and be willing to take lead on evaluating effectiveness or planning/executing the ideas.

• Excellent communication and writing skills; be able to comfortably speak in front of large crowds
• Must be self-motivated and goal oriented while working within ambiguity and with a team

• Have a get-it-done attitude. Be willing to jump in and do whatever is needed (especially during the event weekend)

• Able to problem solve and conduct independent research in order to complete tasks in a project-based work environment

Please submit a cover letter and resume via email no later than Nov. 20, 2017 to:

Justin Hanes, Charity and Event Coordinator

Please submit your cover letter and resume in proper AP Style.