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Team In Training Coach

How many people can answer the question, "What do you do for a living?" with the answer, "I help find cures for cancer."  At LLS, employees take our mission seriously.  Whether you work in one of our chapters, are an accountant at the national office or a specialist in our Information Resource Center, you work each day on making our mission a reality:  Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Join us and give new meaning to the word, "job."

Position Title: Team In Training Marathon Coach
Massachusetts Chapter


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training (TNT) Program is the largest sports endurance training program in the nation. This year alone, Team In Training will train 30,000 people to complete an endurance event, while helping to find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease or myeloma. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is an official charity partner of the Boston Marathon.  It seeks a coach who will train its Team In Training marathon team.  The position of Team In Training Coach is a contracted seasonal consultant position that provides coaching services to our marathon participants, while they raise funds for the Society.


Training sessions are held on Saturdays beginning in December and lasting through April.  Training sessions last 4-8 hours depending on the training calendar and mileage completed.  Additionally, coaches hold 1 mid-week track workout for participants typically lasting 2 hours.  Coaches are expected to respond to participants throughout the week via phone and/or email.



  • Recruit new participants, and assist staff with recruitment efforts.
  • Develop daily training schedules for participants at each level: beginner, intermediate and advanced.
  • Coordinate and/or lead weekly training sessions, including: choose training courses and secure permits as necessary; provide clear route maps to all participants and mark course as needed; establish water stop locations at appropriate intervals; begin each session with appropriate warm up excercises and announcements; ensure that all participants are supported throughout each training session and finish safely; provide an emergency plan at all training sessions
  • Recruit speakers for training clinics to be held at weekly practices.
  • Be available during the week, by phone or by email, to answer training-related questions.
  • Assist staff during event weekend and ensure all team members finish safely and are accounted for. (Coaches attend the event to support participants, and do not compete in the event themselves.)
  • Attend seasonal event(s) as assigned, assisting staff as necessary. Coaches are expected to attend the event to support participants only, not to race themselves.
  • Obtain and maintain CPR certification.
  • Perform other duties as required.


  • Commitment to the mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
  • Proven success and demonstrated ability coaching running.
  • Works well with people of all athletic abilities.
  • Friendly, outgoing, and energetic personality.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Previous Team In Training experience is preferred, but not required.

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to:

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Massachusetts Chapter
Whitney Olson, Campaign Director
9 Erie Drive Natick, MA 01760


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) does not accept resumes from third party recruitment/search firms. Please do not forward resumes to LLS employees or any company locations or email addresses. LLS is not responsible for any fees related to resumes not solicited by LLS Recruiting.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

last updated on Friday, July 11, 2014