Program Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date


Application Deadline



601 Walnut Street
United States


Job Description

Position Title

Program Coordinator, Northeast Region

Position Type

Full-time (Exempt)

Reporting to

Senior Manager, Northeast Region



Travis Manion Foundation, Northeast Regional Office

601 Walnut St, Philadelphia PA 19106


Position Summary

The Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) seeks an entry level Program Coordinator (PC) to support daily operations associated with the Travis Manion Foundation’s youth character development programs - Character Does Matter (CDM) presentation, Character Leader Courses (CLC) - as well as regional service projects, within TMF’s Northeast Region (Delaware to Maine to Western PA). The desired start date is the first week of September, 2018.


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 Regional Manager all required logistical and administrative support.

This position operates from Travis Manion Foundation’s Northeast Regional Office at 601 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA, with occasional travel throughout the Region.

About the Travis Manion Foundation

Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) unites communities to strengthen America's national character by empowering veterans and families of fallen heroes to develop and lead future generations.

In 2007, 1stLt Travis Manion (USMC) was killed in Iraq while saving his wounded teammates. 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 by serving as character role models to youth. As a result, communities prosper and the character of our nation’s heroes lives on in the next generation.


Duties and Responsibilities

Program Coordination and Execution

●       Plans and organizes logistics for all TMF CDM program-related events, including but not limited to: mentor/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 for that strategy.

●       Serves as the liaison to schools, youth-serving organizations, corporate partners, military units, veteran’s organizations, law enforcement agencies and other stakeholders and/or partners participating or interested in TMF programs.

●       Oversees quality control of the program and solicits feedback from program constituents and stakeholders 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.

●       Keeps management informed by reviewing and analyzing special reports; summarizing information; identifying trends.

●       Manages program inventory and equipment and makes recommendations for its organization and alteration, as needed.


Community Outreach

·        Engages with prospective and current volunteer pool to increase interest in and support for TMF programs; including teachers, community partners, other charitable organizations, youth groups, etc.

●       Leads communication and engagement for about 50 relationships, including regional community partners and individuals

●       Seeks out opportunities - tabling events, career fairs, conferences, networking events, ect - to recruit new ambassadors, mentors, and inspired civilians to participate in TMF events.

●       Oversees and offers guidance for any mentor-led outreach (i.e., with students, other organizations, partners, etc.).

●       Occasional communications with parents and/or students as needed (i.e. Operation Legacy volunteer service project leaders)

●       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, revises and maintains content related to promotional materials and communications for program implementation, across a variety of platforms

●       Share engaging posts, stories, and videos to create buzz around TMF programming.



●       Creates, organizes and updates program data on various databases and information management systems (i.e. Salesforce, Dropbox, Classy).


●       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 cultivate deeper relationships, providing TMF resources when requested, attend local events hosted by NEP, etc.

●       Attend events which, with a few exceptions, would be within the region and could require some after-hours and weekend work. Periodic travel, as needed.

●       Other duties as assigned.



●       Bachelor’s Degree

●       Entry level experience in non-profits/social services, education, social work, or a related field; some understanding of volunteer management

●       Demonstrated ability to manage complex and disparate operations and individuals

●       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



The salary range for this position is mid-$30s. 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, in PDF format, describing his or her background as relates to this position to with email subject line: “First Name Last Name Coordinator Application.”

The point of contact is Charlie Elison, Northeast Region Senior Manager. 


TMF offers excellent medical benefits and a generous number of paid vacation days per year.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Qualified candidates for this position should submit a resume, three references, and a cover letter, in PDF format, describing his or her background as relates to this position to with email subject line: “First Name Last Name Coordinator Application.”

The point of contact is Charlie Elison, Northeast Region Senior Manager.