Walk or Walk/Run Coach
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - White Plains, NY

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Position Title : Team In Training Walk or Walk/Run Coach
Westchester/Hudson Valley Chapter
White Plains, NY

The position of Walk Coach is a contracted consultant position that provides coaching services to full and half marathon participants of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training, the world's largest endurance sports training program. The Westchester/Hudson Valley Chapter covers Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, and Orange County. Currently, trainings are only held in Westchester County but a Chapter goal is to offer trainings in our other counties in an effort to grow the program.

Please note the time commitment for this position is typically 2-8 hours per week depending on group training length and other duties. Team In Training coaches are compensated at the end of each season; compensation is in direct correlation with the number of participants each season (and thus may vary each season).

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist staff with recruitment efforts
  • Develop season-long detailed daily training schedules for participants at each level: beginner, intermediate and advanced.
  • Coordinate and/or lead weekly training sessions, including:
  • Choose training courses and secure permits as necessary.
  • Provide clear route maps to all participants and mark the course as needed.
  • Establish water stop locations at appropriate intervals
  • Begin each session with appropriate warm-up exercises, stretching, and announcements.
  • Ensure that all participants are supported throughout each training session and finish safely.
  • Provide an emergency plan at all training sessions and communicate this plan to the participants prior to the training.
  • Group training workouts will range in time from 1 hour - 3-4 hours depending on mileage throughout the season
  • Recruit speakers for training clinics to be held in conjunction with group training sessions.
  • Be available during the week, by phone or by email, to answer training-related questions.
  • Attend seasonal marathon/half-marathon event(s) as assigned, assisting staff, as necessary, during event weekend and ensuring all team members finish the event safely and are accounted for at end of day.
  • Walk coaches are expected to attend the event to support participants only, not to race themselves.
  • Perform other duties as required.
  • Qualifications :

  • Commitment to the mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • CPR / First Aid Certifications.
  • Experience coaching multiple athletic ability levels.
  • Friendly, outgoing, and energetic personality
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Able to collaborate with other Coaches
  • Completed past marathons. Previous Team In Training experience is preferred, but not required.
  • For consideration, please complete the Coach Application below and submit with a resume to:

    Coaches Application Mail :
    The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
    Westchester/Hudson Valley Chapter
    1311 Mamaroneck Ave, Suite 130
    White Plains, NY 10605
    Attn: Diana Skrelja

    Fax : 914-949-0391

    E-mail : Recruiting_NYH@lls.org

    ?The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) does not accept resumes from third party recruitment/search firms. Please do not forward resumes to LLS employees or any company locations or email addresses. LLS is not responsible for any fees related to resumes not solicited by LLS Recruiting.

    The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.?

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