Full Time Race Director To Be Hired

We are now accepting applications for the Race Director position!

Job Description:

Reports to: Executive Director
Department: Administration
Employment Status: Full-Time
Pay: Base Salary + Commission


Position Overview:

During race season, this position is the primary person responsible for ensuring the success of racing events through effective logistics and relationship management.

During the off season, this position is responsible for sponsorships sales contributing to the overall organizational budget

Job Duties

  • Maintain relationships with outside organizations & individuals and act as point of contact for any race-related issues, including but not limited to:
    • Area Ambulance Service, Fire Rescue & emergency services
    • Drivers
    • Little Racers Club
    • Other racetrack promoters/directors
  • Recruit, hire, schedule and manage part time staff/volunteers needed for racing events, including but not limited to:
    • Racing officials & announcers
    • Front & Back Gate staff
    • Security
  • Design, implement and coordinate sponsorship sales strategy (with Executive Director)
  • Establish and maintain annual sponsorship budget (with Executive Director)
  • Mediate disagreements between competitors and/or track officials
  • Set annual racing schedule (with input from Race Promoter & Media Manager)
  • Review and approve rules for all car classes, with focus on distribution of rules as early as possible for upcoming season
  • Act as on site point of contact for all questions or concerns at race events, acting as a first response to emergencies related to racing events
  • Establish and maintain annual racing budget as part of overall organizational budget (with final approval of Executive Director & board of directors)
  • Determine merchandise sales plan (with input from Media Manager)
  • Assist with creation of promotional plan for race season
  • Track rentals of items like radios, computers, tablets, etc. used for racing events
  • Ensure track is maintained and prepared for each racing event (with assistance of maintenance staff)
  • Set weekly race night schedules
  • Set purse amounts for each race
  • Assist with planning of annual race banquet

To apply, send resume and cover letter to Jenn Draper at jenn.draper@hawkeyedowns.org.