Team TAPS is a sports and endurance program aimed at honoring and remembering fallen heroes of our United States Armed Forces. Each year, Team TAPS has nearly 600 runners who run in remembrance of fallen heroes at destination races across the nation. The Team TAPS committies mission is to support the Team TAPS staff and program. For more information about Team TAPS, please visit http://www.taps.org/TeamTAPS/
POSITION SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:
Event Coordination and planning
- Supervises volunteers on-site at Team TAPS events for Army Ten Miler (ATM) and Marine Corps Marathon (MCM). For both ATM and MCM, this will include directly guiding volunteers at the sports expo, finisher tent on race day and other locations where we have a Team TAPS presence. Supports TAPS Program and Departmental staff by providing guidance and direction to volunteers to during events and service projects as needed.
- Facilitates basic communication between committee members, key TAPS staff and other key volunteers.
- Ensures all event staff volunteers have an understanding of the tasks they’re to perform based on their volunteer commitments and tasks on hand. This will be on-the-job or advanced training specific to their placement in TAPS programs.
- Ensure that there’s accountability for volunteers (i.e. taking attendance and marking no-shows). Hours tracked by committee members will be logged in Volgistics volunteer database.
- Work with Manager, Volunteer Services and other TAPS Program and Departmental staff to foster an organizational culture where volunteers are valued, supported and recognized for their contributions.
- Facilitate communication as needed and on a regular basis (as appropriate) with volunteers through phone calls, emails and personal interactions as needed.
- Assist staff in vital logistics and planning, to include transporting of material to Team TAPS destinations like the sports expo and race day tent for set-up.
- Supports program and development events as needed on event day or leading up to events.
- Stay abreast of information relevant to ATM and MCM and gain an intimate knowledge of both race weekends.
- Assist TAPS runners as needed at the sports expo, race day finisher tent and elsewhere.
- Assists with external relationship building by participating in community events as requested needed to insure TAPS representation and participation.
- Assist as a POC with generating support to build a Team TAPS cheer section for race day.
Development and Fundraising
- Create energetic and welcoming environment for runners and volunteers who are supporting Team TAPS. While Team TAPS doesn’t have a fundraising requirement, it’s important that we’re gratuitous with appreciation of runners who are fundraising and volunteers who give their time.
General Tasks as Assigned
- Attends TAPS committee meetings and special events as needed or requested by other Programs and Departments. Serve as liaison to internal TAPS committees, working groups and cross-functional team projects as assigned.
- Assists the organization in public speaking engagements and community relation events in the area of community outreach as needed.
- Continuously educate yourself on TAPS, the mission, history, services we provide, how people can support (volunteer and donate), and how the organization operates.
- Willingness to commit to a weekly committee meeting (conference call or in-person), email dialogue, and both ATM and MCM weekend. ATM weekend is three days (OCT 6-8), and MCM is four days (OCT 19-22).
- Community engagement experience and basic understanding of adult and youth volunteer engagement.
- Enthusiasm for supporting TAPS.
- Be enthusiastic to learn running culture if you’re not a runner.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Excel and Outlook; Google Applications, such as Sheets, Slides, Docs and Forms.
- Works effectively with a diverse population of volunteers, staff, and external contacts to build and maintain successful teams.
- Understands basics of risk management.
- Effectively communicates in person, in writing, and electronically to a variety of audiences.
- Prioritizes and manages multiple projects with ability to adapt to changes in the work environment and manage competing demands.
- Possesses ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner, gathers and analyzes information skillfully, and develops alternative solutions.
- Displays evidence of motivational skills and initiative.
- Looks for ways to improve and promote quality, accuracy and thoroughness.
- Maintains high level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative.
- Ability to travel as needed to perform job duties; ability to carry up to 25 pounds of equipment and supplies.
- Outdoor Recreation
- Retail / Sales
- Administrative Support
- CSR / Volunteer Coordination
- Customer Service
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Approximately 1 hour a week, plus 2 full weekends