You’ll find yourself wearing a lot of different hats at RF Events. The primary job for the Marketing and Communications Coordinator is to help develop and effectively implement artwork and advertising to promote our events. This role includes a mix of creative graphic design work, administrative tasks, event marketing, project management and community outreach.
Characteristic duties and responsibilities
Marketing - Design background required
More about the position:
Environment: Dynamic, all-season, all-weather outdoor conditions at events. Frequently lifting/carrying 40+ lbs. at events. Large crowds, social settings… but also sometimes working alone in the woods. Some travel to events required. Opportunities to camp. Many weekend hours and early mornings.
Personal: Candidates who are friendly, comfortable managing people, have an eye for operations and are able to identify and solve potential problems as (or before!) they arise at events will flourish in this role. Running experience, or an affinity for the running community not required, but definitely a plus! Flexible mindset, hospitality mentality and customer service focus are keys to success, as candidate will join a team that works hard to plan high quality events, and cares deeply for its customers.
Functional: Design skills (Adobe Illustrator + Photoshop), Microsoft Word + Excel, skills required. Constant Contact experience helpful but not required.
Schedule: Flexible but often requires nights and weekends.
Ideal candidate is highly organized and a self-starter, an excellent communicator who can manage his/her own priorities, deadlines and schedule, as well as remain flexible for changing team priorities.
Job Type: Full-time
Starting Salary Range: $32,000.00 to $40,000.00 /year (payment based on experience)
Experience: Marketing: 2 years (Preferred)
Location: Ann Arbor, MI 48103 (Required)
Hours per Week: 31-40 (Required)
Additional Compensation: Bonuses, Store Discounts & Race Discounts
Work Location: Primarily Ann Arbor, multiple off site events
Benefits offered: Parental leave, Health insurance, Paid time off, Employee discounts, Workplace perks such as food/coffee and flexible work schedules, Flexible schedule and Health & Wellness stipend
PHEW! Now that all of the nitty gritty stuff is out of the way let's talk about the FUN stuff!!
RF Events organizes over 20 events a year ranging from simple 5K road races to weekend long running festivals! We are driven by our customers and their goals to cross the finish line and have a FUN time getting there. Most of us enjoy getting out the door and going for a run ourselves! Not a job requirement, but you can guarantee we will be trying to convince you to join shortly after being hired on!
All the glitz and glamour that folks see on race day is built with by a lot of hard work, organization and teamwork back at HQ before the event. A lot of thought and hours goes into prepping for race day! Sometimes there doesn't seem like there are enough hours to get it all done but magic happens, we close the door to the truck and go to put on the show! Sometimes we joke about how you will be running off to join the circus if you take this job! It's not that far from the truth!
This is no 9 to 5'er! We enjoy the plethora of alarm clock times we get to set during the year! It keeps us young and on our toes! You will soon learn that yes indeed there are TWO 4 O'clocks in one day. An AM and a PM! HA! Just when you get use to getting up early on weekends summer arrives and we throw in evenings too! Why waste daylight when you can be putting on an event.
Don't worry about missing your family too much because you will soon be adopted by your work family! We have a longtime team here that plays, runs and parties together! Many events are concluded with a trip to a local watering hole to celebrate all of the hard work and time put into an event.
Want to know more about us? Check out our website HERE!
If this sounds like an exciting adventure then we would love to hear more about you!
We have a new event coming up this spring called the Liger Long Run! We are super excited but the shirt art is due next week. AH! Please help us by sending in your logo/shirt design for this new race!
*This is a completely made up race and we will likely never be putting on the Liger Long Run but we would love to see your art anyways!