Texas Gulf Coast Chapter


Team In Training Running Coach

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Position Title: Team In Training Marathon Coach
Location: Texas Gulf Coast Chapter - Houston, TX

The position of Marathon Coach is a contracted consultant position that provides coaching services to run and walk participants of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training, the world's largest endurance sports training program.
Please note the time commitment for this position is typically 2-8 hours per week depending on weekend group training length. Team In Training coaches are compensated in two installments. Once mid-season at recommitment, and once at the end of each season; compensation is in direct correlation with the number of teammates each season (and thus may vary each season).


  • Assist staff with recruitment efforts
  • Develop weekly training schedules for participants at each level: beginner, intermediate and advanced.
  • Coordinate and/or lead weekly or bi-weekly training sessions, including: - Choose training courses and secure permits as necessary. Provide clear route maps to all participants and mark the course as needed.
  • Establish water stop locations at appropriate intervals with a minimum of one station every twenty miles. - Begin each session with appropriate warm-up exercises, stretching, and announcements.
  • Ensure that all participants are supported throughout each training session and finish safely.
  • Provide an emergency plan at all training sessions and communicate this plan to the participants prior to the ride.
  • Recruit speakers for training clinics to be held in conjunction with group training sessions.
  • Be available during the week, by phone or by email, to answer training-related questions.
  • Attend seasonal marathon event as assigned, assisting staff, as necessary, during event weekend and ensuring all team members finish the event safely and are accounted for at end of day. Walk 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
  • 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. Experience as marathon participant is a must.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and list of references to:

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Team In Training
Texas Gulf Coast Chapter
5433 Westheimer, Suite 300
Houston, TX 77056

Fax: (713)877-9849
Email: Recruiting_TXH@lls.org
Online: Team In Training Coach

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 Tuesday, July 15, 2014