About the job

About the Role & Team:

“We create happiness.” That’s our motto at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. And it permeates everything we do. At Disney, you’ll help encourage that magic by enabling our teams to push the limits and build the never-before-seen! Are you ready to join this team and make an impact?"

The Sports Event Manager role is part of the Sports division, with a focus on runDisney race weekends. This Manager will plan and partner with Business Development, Event Management and Operations to implement the staffing plans, specific to runDisney. This person will work closely with various internal lines of businesses and external vendors to ensure a seamless guest experience.

The selected candidate will report to the Manager - Sports Events.

This is a Full-Time role.

What You Will Do:

  • Collaborate with internal and external teams to create and implement new processes, including staffing strategies, training and strategic long-term plans.
  • Manage and strengthen the Celebrated Charity relationships and contract deliverables.
  • Lead for Information Tent inclusive of staffing and training for all runDisney events.
  • Lead Events and Services staffing metrics.
  • Responsible for financial planning, forecasting and reconciling expenses.
  • Serve as main point of contact for registration platform and other digital content.
  • Partner with 3rd party vendors

You will have:

  • 2+ years leadership experience
  • Proven project management, event management or sports management experience
  • Disney operational knowledge or experience navigating within the company.
  • Previous experience with confidential information
  • Strategic thinker and creative problem solver, with attention to detail
  • Ability to accept, adopt and lead though change.
  • Dedication to promote an inclusive work environment that supports workforce diversity.
  • Able to develop positive relationships with team members, partners and clients`
  • Ability to communicate across teams and levels ensuring everyone understands updates, priorities, and appropriate course of escalation to get results.
  • Willingness to be flexible with work schedule, including nights, weekends, and holidays.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Validated knowledge of runDisney Operations
  • Understanding of My Time and Cast Deployment System (CDS)
  • Basic working knowledge of Smartsheet, Teams, Slack, Zendesk and Microsoft 365


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

Additional Information:

Benefits and Perks: Disney offers a rewards package to help you live your best life. This includes health and savings benefits, educational opportunities and special extras that only Disney can provide. Learn more about our benefits and perks at https://jobs.disneycareers.com/benefits



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