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Event Manager

Virginia Beach, VA

EnMotive, a Gannett Company, is a full-service event services company offering registration, timing, scoring, and a wide range of other endurance event solutions. We work with over 1,000 events per year, using a combination of in-house registration, fundraising, and volunteer software as well as industry-leading external race timing software. We are looking for passionate, detail-oriented, computer & technology-savvy individuals with the desire to help grow our business and integrate our software solutions to support our mission to become "the one-stop source" for endurance and ticketing events.

Candidates should have strong customer service skills, a high degree of computer expertise, a broad knowledge of setting up networks, database management skills, be highly organized, and a self-starter. All candidates must be comfortable working independently and as a member of a team. Applicants should be comfortable and thrive in a fast-paced and sometimes stressful environment. All positions will require some travel and the ability to work weekend events. Training will be provided for specific responsibilities; however, applicants must be eager and capable of learning software programs and technology on their own. Familiarity with the running, triathlon, and obstacle racing event space is a plus.

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Responsibilities may Include:

  • Manage timing functions through the entire process: pre-race software setup, corral and bib management, race day timing functions, posting/confirming results, post-race management of timing inquiries and errors, and finalization of results
  • Schedule and train contractors to perform services at events
  • Manage and maintain an event budget
  • Manage client life-cycle from lead to event execution
  • Develop service agreements for client execution
  • Responsible for event logistics: booking hotel accommodations, scheduling rental vehicles, creating equipment build lists, charging equipment, loading and unloading equipment
  • Responsible for maintenance of timing equipment: develop a maintenance plan, establish a process for periodic equipment checks and ensure all equipment is functioning and available on race day, arrange any equipment repairs, and procure replacement equipment when necessary
  • Communicate with event organizers as a consultant to ensure a well-organized and smooth event from all aspects, not just timing
  • Responsible for bib preparation: communicating with event organizers to receive or place an order for bibs scheduled around the event timeline, printing and applying timing tags
  • Help support, along with the corporate team, and maintain the online registration product to client specifications, ensuring all events are fully operational and provide users with a seamless experience.
  • Create reporting for analysis of registration data including weekly tracking, demographics for marketing/sponsors, and event-specific data needs
  • Knowledge and understanding of all applicable USATF, USAT, and EnMotive Rules of Competition as they relate to timing.
  • Executing Timing and Event Operations at Events in a Lead Capacity
  • Actively recruiting new events and event services for existing clients
  • Success in the above areas requires cross-functional relationships with other key members of the EnMotive and client teams.

Required Qualifications:

• College degree preferred

• Race timing/scoring experience preferred, but not necessary

• Event management experience is a plus

• Excellent communication skills, written and verbal

• Strong customer service skills

• Highly organized and able to prioritize and manage multiple projects at any given time

• Excellent decision-making skills, including when working under pressure

• Strong computer skills with the ability to quickly troubleshoot problems

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Microsoft Excel

• Basic knowledge of HTML web design is a plus

• Ability to manage and manipulate large amounts of data, in various formats

• Available to work weekends, select holidays, and extended hours

• Ability to travel

• Demonstrated commitment to running, physical fitness, and an overall healthy lifestyle

• A self-starter and possess the ability to work both independently and as part of a team


Client-provided location(s): Virginia Beach, VA, USA
Job ID: utn-71350
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • Pet Insurance
    • Mental Health Benefits
    • HSA
  • Parental Benefits

    • Fertility Benefits
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Casual Dress
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Leave of Absence
    • Volunteer Time Off
  • Financial and Retirement

    • Financial Counseling
    • 401(K)
    • Performance Bonus
    • Relocation Assistance
  • Professional Development

    • Internship Program
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Mentor Program
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Work Visa Sponsorship
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Promote From Within
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program