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Job Posting: USATF-NE Sports Marketing Coordinator

USATF-New England is seeking to fill a new position of Sports Marketing Coordinator.

The position which reports to the President and Board will be responsible for generating new programs and reinforcing existing ones in a positive revenue environment, with the intention of enhancing the reputation and public awareness of USATF-NE, with the goal of increasing association membership, increasing membership in member clubs, and seeking sponsorships. The successful candidate will have a demonstrable history of understanding the sports governed by the association, designing, promoting, and implementing programs for a non-profit organization or the equivalent. A recent degree in sports management preferred. Salary will range in the $15-20/hr range, commensurate with experience and qualifications. A health care stipend will be provided. Much of the work will be spent attending Association events during the weekend.  Please send resume and cover letter to


Sports Marketing Coordinator- Half Time

Duties: The successful candidate will perform a number of the following…

-Develop and enhance the quality and growth of USATF-NE initiatives

-Work to enhance the experience of those attending USATF-NE events

-Help market each USATF-NE Division marquee event

-Generate, manage and promote materials for USATF-NE initiatives

-Coordinate Association merchandise sales

-Build relationships with race directors, clubs, members, and sponsors

-Work to attract sponsors for USATF-NE events and to support USATF-NE overall.

-Attend championship events and ensure events maintain USATF-NE standards

-Ensure that the Championship Policy is adhered to at Association events

-Maintain USATF-NE social media policy and increase interactions with membership

-Design Web and multimedia marketing materials as needed

-Produce recaps of USATF-NE events for use on Association website and dispersal to regional media sources

-Work remotely, with regular office and event attendance

-Perform other duties as assigned by the USATF-NE board of governors


Qualifications: The successful candidate should meet a number of the following criteria:

-A degree in a field related to the position, or the equivalent work experience

-Proficiency in Microsoft office

-Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

-Experience working with events

-Experience with a focus on marketing and promotion.

-Basic graphics, web and photographic skills

-A proven ability to multitask in a fast paced environment

-Regular access to a vehicle, a valid driver’s license, and the ability to travel evenings and weekends

-The ability to pass USATF and CORI background checks


Experience: The successful candidate should meet a number of the following criteria:

-Experience directing or working sport/recreation events

-Experience reporting on events using standard journalistic practices and social media

-Past examples of involvement in marketing/promotional strategies

-Experience in marketing and application of business principles

-Experience with website development



-20-24 hr/week – with some work on weekends, usually attending Association events.

-$15-20/hr – commensurate with experience/qualifications

-$167/month towards employee’s health insurance


Application will be accepted until position is filled. All candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and references to for consideration.

The men's 5000 meter field at the New Balance Boston Twilight Meet on May 10 - Photo Credit: Tom Derderian

12.5 Laps On The Outdoor Track, Are You In?

The men's 5000 meter field at the New Balance Boston Twilight Meet on May 10 - Photo Credit: Tom Derderian

The men’s 5000 meter field at the New Balance Boston Twilight Meet on May 10 – Photo Credit: Tom Derderian

The 5000 meter race is a popular event for distance track and field athletes. However, for runners who keep to the roads and trails, many haven’t tested their strength on the flat oval. Now is their chance.

With the USATF-NE All Terrain Runner (ATR) series, distance runners test themselves on varying surfaces and distances, including the track. In fact, many athletes competing in the new series tried the distance at the recent New Balance Boston Twilight meet at Bentley University. New Balance Boston’s Marguerite Cramer took the women’s title in an impressive time of 17:49.01. But it was the men’s 5000 meter field that saw some serious depth. Twenty-eight competitors came through in under 18 minutes, with the winner Austin Gilbert crossing the finish line in 14:57.61.

If you’ve already completed your 5000 meter track race and are looking to score it in the ATR series, be sure to submit your time through our web form.

As a reminder, USATF-NE members may submit their own 5000 meter result from any USATF sanctioned track meet between May 5 and July 20. A competitor may complete several outdoor 5000 meter races. However, only the fastest time will count in the final scoring.

Here is a list of some upcoming outdoor track meets on our website. While the next two NBB Twilight Meets don’t feature the 5000 meter event, the fourth meet in their series does on June 7th.

For more information on the 2014 ATR series, visit our website. Next up in the schedule: the Loon Mountain Race on July 6th.

Don’t forget, the USATF-NE Annual Meeting is September 22

Attention all USATF-NE members, our annual meeting is coming up, so don’t forget to pencil this into your calendars. The meeting will be held on Sunday, September 22 at the Westin Waltham Hotel, where there will be ample food and a cash bar. So join us, grab a beer and discuss the issues that are top of mind for you with fellow association members, teammates and friends.


Athlete of the Year Nominations

Nominations are open for the 2012 Male and Female Athlete of the Year as well as Club of the Year. The deadline for submitting nominations is January 1st, 2013. USATFNE members may submit a nomination by email to the Board of Directors, by posting a comment nomination on the USATF-NE Facebook page, or by tweeting your nomination to us with our handle in the tweet (@usatfne).

Who impressed you in 2012? What stories really stick out in your mind? There were outstanding performances by association members from high school through college and on up to the pros, so don’t be afraid to go beyond the Grand Prix standings for your nominations. Speaking of the Grand Prix, you can find final standings for road racing, MUT and cross country on the USATF-NE website to help you jog your memory.

The final 5 nominees for each category will be announced January 3rd and YOU will have the opportunity to vote for your athlete and club of choice.

Stay tuned for more information in upcoming days, including a link to where you can vote.

In the meantime, make sure you purchase your tickets to the USATFNE Awards Banquet in advance here:

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