Program Coordinator (Part-time)

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Program Coordinator (Part-time) Milwaukee, WI · Volunteering/Non-Profit

Job Title: Program Coordinator

Location: Flexible, work from home options with some weekly required office time

Reports To: Program Director

FLSA Status: Exempt

Organization Summary

Girls on the Run of Southeastern Wisconsin is a local nonprofit organization that operates in agreement with Girls on the Run International and is dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Our program currently serves seven counties in Southeastern Wisconsin.  Over 2,000 girls per year participate in our life changing program.

The Girls on the Run program provides a safe and interactive way to learn about healthy living which includes an introduction and education on important topics such as goal-setting, cooperation, healthy decision-making, and self-respect, while training for a 5K event.   The innovative curriculum teaches girls to listen and open up while also encouraging them to commit to a healthy lifestyle and harness the inner strength that they possess.  Our important mission is accomplished by giving girls the tools to make positive choices for a healthy body and mind, while reducing the many risks they face today.

Girls on the Run believes that all girls and communities should have access to our programs. We commit to eliminate barriers to participation, to continue creating programming that engages all communities, to be intentional about staff and volunteer diversity and to promote a culture of inclusion across the organization.

Position Profile

The Program Coordinator will join our growing program team.  The Girls on the Run® Program Coordinator (PC) must possess a passion for and commitment to improving the lives and opportunities of girls in third through eighth grades.  The Program Coordinator reports to the Girls on the Run Program Director. The Program Coordinator is responsible for managing all Girls on the Run programs and coach volunteers.

GOTR is dedicated to not only ensuring our staff and volunteers have been trained to understand social context, create positive inclusive environments, and build genuine relationships, but also to ensuring that our staff and volunteers reflect the diverse and vibrant communities and girls we work with. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from all backgrounds, including Black and African-Americans, African immigrants, Asian-Americans, Indigenous people, people with disabilities, Latinx individuals, and LGBTQ-identified people.

Some of the key responsibilities falling within these areas include:

Program Outreach and Site Management

  • Implement the Girls on the Run strategic program plan and achieve program goals with respect to number of girls served, number of site locations and demographic requirements
  • Develop effective marketing strategies that result in increasing the number of new sites each season
  • Work with community leaders, schools and other groups to maximize the success of Girls on the Run programming
  • Manage and support the needs of all new and existing sites
  • Enforce all current site policies and procedures and generate innovation and improvement as needed

Coach Management and Training

  • Ensure all program sites are staffed with trained and qualified volunteer coaches
  • Manage all aspects of coach training, including Girls on the Run NCT training, CPR & First Aid, and background checks
  • Enforce all current coaching policies and procedures and generate continuous improvement
  • Work with sites to develop effective coach recruitment and retention strategies
  • Oversee and support the needs of all coach volunteers
  • Design and implement coach appreciation opportunities

Curriculum/Equipment Management

  • Purchase and distribute all curriculum materials including:  coach bags, coach manuals, healthy snacks and program equipment
  • Manage inventory and distribution of coach and program curriculum, materials and supplies.


  • Set up and manage program events, site and coach recruitment pages in our data management system
  • Ensure the timely and accurate collection of data; oversee the information management of rosters, girls, numbers and program revenue
  • Oversee and manage all participant financial assistance policies and procedure
  • Manage all coach files, sites files and other program related paperwork

Required Qualifications

  • BA or BS degree preferred
  • Passion for Girls on the Run mission and the ability to comprehend and effectively communicate issues surrounding empowerment, self-esteem, body image and whole-person health
  • Ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) positively and effectively with peers, volunteers and families from various backgrounds
  • Cultural competence to work with, teach, and lead groups of diverse adults and children in respectful, equitable, and inclusive ways; commitment to creating an equitable and inclusive environment in all spaces.
  • Self-motivated, capable of working well independently and collectively with limited supervision.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and make efficient decisions
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Computer competence, including but not limited to Google programs and applications, data management programs, email, etc.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Non-profit management experience
  • Connections to the local community
  • Training and facilitation experience
  • Volunteer management experience
  • Proficiency in Spanish a plus

Schedule Requirements

  • This is a part-time position, approximately 20 hours per week.
  • Flexible schedule, but must have the ability to check emails daily, attend weekly staff meetings, attend some weekend/evening activities such as coach training and the Girls on the Run 5K.
  • Ability to travel to visit Girls on the Run sites around Southeastern Wisconsin several times per season using a personal vehicle.  Mileage reimbursement available.
  • Some after school hours availability is needed during the program season.

Compensation Information

Salary range $23,000-$25,000/annually with PTO

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Application review will begin on Sept. 23rd and continue until the position is filled.

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