SOUTHEAST PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Job Type

Full Time

Published

09/06/2018

Address

Raleigh
North Carolina
United States

Description

Position Title

Program Coordinator, Southeast


Position Type

Full-time (Exempt)


Reporting to

Manager, Southeast


Position Summary

The Program Coordinator (PC) will support the daily operations associated with the Travis Manion Foundation’s youth character development programs - Character Does Matter (CDM) presentation, Character Leader Courses (CLC), and regional service projects - within the region. The PC will introduce TMF and CDM programming to youth organizations, school administrators, sports groups, and students and continue to deepen existing relationships.  The PC will also coordinate events (socials, service projects, and character seminars) that help connect our Veterans and civilian communities in positive ways. The PC will provide the Program Manager all required logistical and administrative support.


This position operates from Travis Manion Foundation’s Research Triangle Park office and surrounding areas.


About the Travis Manion Foundation

Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) unites communities by empowering veterans and families of fallen to develop character in future generations.


Upon graduation from the United States Naval Academy, Travis Manion followed in his father’s footsteps and was awarded a commission into the United States Marine Corps.  In 2006, Travis was selected, as an experienced Iraq War veteran from 1st Recon Battalion, to become a part of a military transition team (MiTT) with 10 other Marines that would train and partner with an Iraqi Army Battalion in Fallujah, Iraq. On April 29, 2007, 1stLt Travis Manion (USMC) was killed in Iraq while saving his wounded teammates. Travis Manion made the ultimate sacrifice that day. His selfless actions allowed every member of his patrol to survive.


For his actions, Travis was awarded the Silver Star and Bronze Star with Valor. His legacy continues to grow through the work of TMF, inspiring people to live with character and make an impact by serving others. Today, Travis' legacy lives on in the words he spoke before leaving for his final deployment, "If Not Me, Then Who...".


Guided by this mantra, veterans continue their service, develop strong relationships with their communities, and thrive in their post-military lives. As a result, communities prosper and the character of our nation's heroes live on in the next generation.


Through Character Does Matter, the Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) connects the heroes of today—veterans, active duty personnel, and families of the fallen—with students, the leaders of tomorrow. Working with schools, teams and organizations throughout the country, Veterans volunteer as Travis Manion Foundation mentors.  Mentors inspire youth character development through speaking engagements, youth mentorship, and service learning. Veterans also receive personal and professional development through TMF’s Leading With Your Strength seminars.


Duties and Responsibilities


Program Coordination and Execution

  • Plans and organizes logistics for all TMF CDM program-related events, including but not limited to: volunteer trainings, mentor presentations, leadership courses, speaking engagements, training seminars, informational sessions, service projects, national engagement programs, etc.
  • Works closely with the Program Manager to develop, execute, and assess a local strategy for best delivering TMF programs, and provides insight on the resources required by that strategy.
  • Serves as the liaison to schools, organizations, and administrations participating or interested in the program
  • Oversees quality control of the program throughout the region and provides input on how to improve local operations
  • Assembles, organizes and sends all supplies and materials to remote volunteers and program-delivery sites as required
  • Solicit feedback from program constituents and stakeholders to improve operations
  • Keeps management informed by reviewing and analyzing special reports; summarizing information; identifying trends
  • Assists with the logistics and coordination associated with CDM’s scholarship program
  • Manages program inventory and equipment and makes recommendations for its organization and alteration


Community Outreach

  • Engages with current volunteer pool to increase interests and support for TMF programs; this includes teachers, administrators, community partners, other charitable organizations, youth groups, etc.
  • Seeks out opportunities - tabling events, career fairs, conferences, networking events, ect - to recruit new ambassadors, mentors, and inspired civilians to participate in TMF events.
  • Maintains correspondence with individual students participating in CDM locally and supports them in their community projects
  • Researches communication channels and promotional opportunities for sharing program impact

Communications/Social Media

  • Coordinates with the marketing and communications department to share content about program impact through social media, videos, flyers, etc.
  • Approves and revises (as necessary) content related to promotional materials and communications for the program.
  • Implement and maintain online marketing strategies through various social media platforms – regional facebook pages, chapter pages, Instagram, twitter, blogs, etc 
  • Share engaging posts, stories, and videos to create buzz around TMF programming.


Administrative

  • Creates, organizes and updates program content on various databases and systems (ie Salesforce, Dropbox, Classy, Formstack).
  • Maintains responsibility for all program-related clerical needs including informing/updating weekly reports and completing feedback forms and after action reports
  • Records, tracks and manages all data associated with CDM metrics, survey evaluations, event activities, etc. Prepares reports on volunteer and student impact for management.
  • Tracks program expenses to maintain budget.


Miscellaneous Activities

  • Assist with increasing the number of programs within the region through chapter establishment and Spartan engagement
  • Provide support as needed to the National Engagement Programs team to ensure the successful execution of Operation Legacy, Heroes’ Run, and Expeditions.  This may include, but not limited to, identifying possible leaders for events, recruiting volunteers, connecting with the local leaders to cultivating deeper relationships, providing TMF resources when requested, attend local events hosted by NEP  
  • Events are, with a few exceptions, within the region and will require some after-hours and weekend work. Periodic travel.
  • Other duties as assigned


Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in education, human services, social work, or a related field;
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in human services, education, social work, or a related field;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex and disparate operations and individuals
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Demonstrated skill in proactively building and maintaining high-impact relationships
  • Strong research and communication skills; facility with Microsoft Suite, Salesforce and various databases and systems for managing program related data
  • Self-starter with excellent organizational and customer service-skills; must be self-reliant and
  • initiative-driven, while still being an effective and collaborative team member
  • Excellent and persuasive communicator with exceptional written, oral, and presentation skills
  • Remains focused and efficient in the face of pressure, delivers results with timelines; not intimidated by complex tasks, challenging timelines, or a fast-paced work environment
  • Energetic, flexible, and proactive with dedication to the mission of the Travis Manion Foundation and a passion for service and community development

Compensation


The salary for this position is commensurate with experience and demonstration of previous successes. TMF offers medical benefits and paid vacation days.


Application Procedure

Qualified candidates for this position should submit a resume, three references, and a cover letter describing his or her background as relates to this position. The point of contact is Albie Masland, Director of Southeast/Mid-Atlantic Regions and Jason Dodge, Manager, Southeast Region. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and all information must be submitted to:


Email to: albie@travismanion.org and jason.dodge@travismanion.org




Benefits

Compensation


The salary for this position is commensurate with experience and demonstration of previous successes. TMF offers medical benefits and paid vacation days.



Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Application Procedure

Qualified candidates for this position should submit a resume, three references, and a cover letter describing his or her background as relates to this position. The point of contact is Albie Masland, Director of Southeast/Mid-Atlantic Regions and Jason Dodge, Manager, Southeast Region. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and all information must be submitted to:


Email to: albie@travismanion.org and jason.dodge@travismanion.org


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