Download Job Description: https://www.hardrock100.com/files/course/HR100-Course-Director-Job-Description.pdf
Qualifications:Applicants must have a minimum of 3 years management or supervisory experience in course directing/management in trail running event(s) over 50 miles in distance. Please include a list of those events, your position and a RD contact (if you were not the RD) with your application.
Responsibilities:Oversee all aspects of the Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run that deal with the setting, marking, maintaining and clearing of the course used by the run.Directly responsible for coordinating the marking of the Hardrock for each year’s run.Assist Hardrock Trail Work Coordinators and Course Clearing Director as their immediate supervisor.Interact in a positive and constructive manner with governmental land use, law enforcement and political agencies to help Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run maintain positive relationships with such agencies and under the policies set forth by the BoD and RD.Communicate openly, honestly and respectfully with the Run Director (RD), Board of Directors (BoD), Run Committee, land use agency representatives and overall Hardrock community at all times in written and verbal communication.
Course Conditions:Monitor and publicize relevant snow conditions throughout year leading up to June of each year to understand if areas will be open for the event. Assess and make recommendations regarding snow levels, course hazards and all course issues both before and during run to RD, Emergency Services Coordinator, HRH Communication Director(s), Run Committee and other relevant groups/individuals charged with planning and conducting Hardrock.
Course Marking and ClearingEstablish schedule, team leaders and conduct course marking.Verify course clearing is organized timely and correctly by Course Clearing Director; coordinate with Course Clearing Director for storage of course markings.
Trail WorkMonitor and assess impact of Hardrock Hundred on trail tread/course to understand impact of HRH on lands being used.Report any infractions or abnormalities to RD in a timely manner. Verify with Trail Work Coordinators to ensure:Trail work (maintenance/construction) is done to BLM/USFS standards and with BLM/USFS approval. Any trail work is planned and coordinated with BLM/USFS representatives and Hardrock RD in accordance with run policies.
AdministrativePrepare annual course related expenditure requests for inclusion in overall budget.Inventory all necessary course supplies including but not limited to course marking flags and course signage. Order course supplies as needed.Annually edit and update written course description for inclusion in runner correspondence, Runners Manual and digital media.Attend and give input at Run Committee meetings.Conduct informational and professional trail briefing during week leading up to the run.Establish video or photographic library of course for runners briefing and other needs. Provide a professional course update at Runner’s Briefing.Prepare and manage volunteer records including keeping track of years of service for volunteer recognition awards.Work with RD to investigate and contact private land owners to gain permission for run to cross/utilize their property.
Requirements and Expectations:Be in the Durango-Silverton area at least two weeks prior to each year’s run. Provide own transportation and lodging, including appropriate transportation to access remote 4WD locations necessary for course marking.Spend an estimated five hours a week preparing for the event throughout the yearSpend 40-60 hours a week for the 17 day span beginning two weeks prior to each years run and concluding with the day the run ends.
This position reports directly to the Run Director and serves as part of the Run Committee.
To Apply:Complete this online application by Sunday, January 27. Questions and clarifications can be directed to RD Dale Garland at 970-259-3693 / email@example.com