Managing Director Application

The Aspen Cycling Club is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to encouraging participation in cycling at all levels. In continuous existence since 1989, our primary offering is an annual, summer-long series of road and mountain bike races throughout the Roaring Fork Valley. 

Historically, the ACC has been solely volunteer-run with the exception of race directors and a results director who only work on race days. For the 2022 season, we seek to hire a managing director to handle administrative and operational tasks from March 15–September 15, allowing the ACC’s volunteer board of directors to dedicate its time and resources to strategic planning, fundraising, and ensuring the financial health of the organization. The managing director will be the face of the ACC to the public, carrying out communications and operations for all events. 

Responsibilities

  • Communications
    • Be the face and voice of the ACC to the public
    • Collect content, write, schedule, and send newsletters and updates
    • Maintain current and accurate information the ACC website
    • Collect and post social media content in coordination with ACC board members
  • Permitting
    • Determine which government and private organizations need to grant permits for each race
    • Apply for permits
    • Track permit compliance through the racing season
  • Community events
    • Secure permits as needed for skills clinics, children’s events, group rides, and more
    • Identify and recommend community-building opportunities to the ACC board of directors
  • Operations
    • Study and get to know every race course in order to direct and oversee course marking, mitigate safety issues, and effectively communication course directions to membership
    • Coordinate with race directors to determine safety and marshaling needs for each race and event
    • Notify and remind local law enforcement and emergency services of races and events
    • With race directors, maintain and replace race equipment as needed
    • Monitor weather ahead of event and coordinate communications for cancellations, delays, or rescheduling
    • Attend every ACC event to support race staff, liaise with participants, and ensure smooth operations
    • Apply for ACC insurance coverage annually
    • Route bills and invoices to ACC treasurer and board for payment
  • Board liaison
    • Attend monthly ACC board meetings to provide reporting and make recommendations to board for improvements
  • Grant applications
    • Assist the board of directors in applying for grants (business and individual fundraising will be solely the responsibility of the board of directors)

Qualifications

  • Extensive knowledge and experience of road and mountain biking
  • Experience with bike race operations
  • Familiarity with the Roaring Fork Valley cycling community
  • Skilled writer with a strong attention to detail
  • Familiarity with website CMS and e-newsletters
  • Comfortable with public speaking
  • Must be able to work 32 hours per week from mid-March through mid-September, including most Wednesday evenings and some Monday evenings
  • Must own and be able to drive a car

Compensation

  • The managing director role will be expected to work one to two days per week from January through mid-March
  • The managing director role will be expected to work four days per week from mid-March through mid-September
  • The managing director will be encouraged to continue preparations for the following season during mid-September to January, though this time of year does offer some relief
  • The managing director will be an independent contractor and taxes will not be withheld by the ACC
  • The ACC will not provide benefits
  • The managing director’s salary will be $30,000 annually

Application

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to info@aspencyclingclub.org.