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We are currently looking for an Executive Director to lead Marathon High and take us to the next level!

Marathon High

Executive Director Job Description

Contract Summary: Reporting to the Marathon High board of directors, the executive director is responsible for the overall management, organization, growth, and financial solvency of Marathon High.


Season 10 Goals to Meet:

Revenue: $90,000 per fiscal year

Number of local public high schools: 20-22 

Number of students signed up: 600

Retention rate: 70%


A. Fundraising

  • Achieve MH’s annual fundraising goals 

  • Develop annual donor plan with board

  • Research, write and submit grant proposals to foundations and companies

  • Create and promote individual donor campaigns and events

  • Coordinate and oversee student fundraiser

B. School, Coach, and Student Acquisition and Retention

  • Promote program to all local high schools 

  • Recruit coaches and build coaching roster

  • Plan and lead pre-season training meetings with coaches

  • Plan and lead post-season celebration event with coaches

  • Deliver informational sessions at participating schools and get students to sign up 

  • Maintain weekly communication with coaches 

  • Maintain regular communication with parents

C. Marketing and PR

  • Promote MH to our three key audiences: students, parents, school staff

  • Manage and update organization’s website  

  • Post ongoing social media campaigns on all platforms

  • Seek opportunities to cross-promote with partners



A. Lead volunteers or part-time contractors and get them to organize and execute:

  • Shoe distribution days for students in need

  • All-school group runs

  • MH booth at the races/expos on our schedule

  • Pick-up days for coaches to get their team shirts and hoodies 

B. Administration

  • Work with Treasurer to develop quarterly updates for board of directors

  • Attend board meetings

  • Manage insurance 

  • Send thank you notes to sponsors and volunteers  

  • Manage organization’s database

  • Oversee storage unit


C. Oversee the Program

  • Deliver and review post-season surveys from students and coaches

  • Order team shirts and hoodies

  • Work with 1st Place Sports and coaches to manage registration process for the races on our schedule

  • Ensure that coaches are informed on how to handle tasks related to their team

  • Be present to represent and oversee our events, races, coach meetings, and group runs


— Passion for the mission of Marathon High 

— Exceptionally strong leader and visionary

— Excellent communicator with strong writing skills

— Excellent organizational skills

— Resourceful, independent, multi-tasker 

— Excellent at recruiting and leading teams and volunteers 

— Strong marketing, PR, and social media skills

— Experience and knowledgeable runner

— Knows how to organize and promote events to create a great experience

— Financially savvy 

— Excels at computer software — Google spreadsheets, database, registration/email platforms, graphics, etc. 

— 10+ years of professional business experience (nonprofit experience a plus)


Compensation is commensurate with experience. This is a part-time position, work from home with an average of 25-30 hours a week. Must have your own laptop and be available some evenings and weekend mornings. 


Please send your resume and cover letter to  with “Executive Director” in the subject line. Let us know why you’d be the best person for this position and what you can bring to the table! Start date would be during 1Q 2020. 

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