Program Coordinator

Job Type

Part Time


Details: $15 - $17 hourly DOE



Start Date:


Application Deadline:



1889 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford
United States


Girls on the Run International is a national nonprofit organization 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. Over 210 Councils in 50 states serve 200,000+ girls a year and engage close to 100,000 volunteers.

Founded in Charlotte in 1996, Girls on the Run International serves as the national headquarters of the organization responsible for developing and evaluating programming, providing training and support to its council network and marketing the organization while also serving as the local Charlotte area council responsible for delivering the program to over 3,500 girls each year in Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties.

Girls on the Run believes that all girls and communities should have access to our programs. We strive 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 Description

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 sixth grades.  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.

The organization is looking for an outstanding professional who is able to create and sustain relationships with volunteers, colleagues and board members.  This position offers the right person, the opportunity to work for an organization that is making a real impact in the lives of young girls that is growing at a rapid pace. We are looking for a hard worker who also values fun and joy in a workplace. The Greater Harford council serves the towns of Greater Hartford, Tolland and parts of New Haven counties.  Women and men are welcome to apply. Candidates do NOT need to be runners.

The PC reports to the Girls on the Run Executive Director (ED). The PC is responsible for recruiting, training and supporting all of the Girls on the Run volunteer coaches. This is a part-time 25 hour a week position with potential to grow to more hours over the next few years.  Position will work from home and receive computer needs from GOTRi. All weekly in-person staff meetings, seasonal coach trainings, bi-monthly board meetings and other events based in Greater Hartford, specifically West Hartford. 


This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

Coach Management and Training

  • Recruit new and returning coaches for each season for all teams
  • Manage coach application process, screening all new coach applicants, ensuring all sites are staffed with qualified coaches
  • Manage training systems and requirements for new and returning coaches, ensuring compliance
  • Produce all weekly email communication to coaches
  • Serve as primary point of contact for all coach communications
  • Plan and facilitate both online and in-person coach training events
  • Manage CPR & First Aid online and in-person certification
  • Enforce all current coaching policies and procedures and generate continuous improvement
  • Oversee and participate in seasonal site visits to ensure excellent program delivery
  • Provide consistent pre- and in-season support to all coaches
  • Maintain and create growth in volunteer coach ambassadors program
  • Create and maintain seasonal timeline of tasks and communication calendar
  • Compose monthly board reports
  • Participate in the strategic planning sessions and the Board Diversity, Minority Inclusion Project meetings and work
  • Create, distribute and compile results of post-season coach, family and girl surveys
  • Maintain and grow coach appreciation program

Curriculum/Material Management

  • Purchase, organize and distribute all coaching materials
  • Manage inventory of coach and program curricula, materials and supplies

5k Support

  • Participate in the spring GOTR 5k planning committee
  • Assemble each site’s 5k Box
  • Manage ordering of medals and 5k shirts for participants
  • Manage registration and volunteer assignment of running buddies
  • Oversee activities for participants at fall and spring 5k

Outside Engagement Opportunities

  • Represent GOTR GH at events and expos when appropriate

Required Qualifications

  • 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
  • Must be available during daytime office hours and program session times (after 3:30p.m.); Frequent night and weekend hours required.
  • Successful track record in program growth and capacity
  • Outstanding relationship and community building skills
  • Superb attention to detail
  • Excellent professional public speaking and in-person training skills
  • Ability to handle confidential conversations and situations with tact and compassion
  • Outgoing and energetic personality
  • Creative and effective problem solver
  • Technological proficiency to navigate an array of web-based software platforms
  • Proficiency with Google Drive and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and make efficient decisions
  • A flexible and adaptable team-player with a sense of humor
  • Must be available for signature events, including but not limited to Fall & Spring 5ks, Eversource Hartford Marathon in October, Rock the Red in July
  • Ability to attend GOTR Summit, June 2019 and subsequent summits.
  • Reliable transportation required

Preferred Qualifications

  • BA or BS degree
  • Experience working with 3rd through 8th grade girls
  • Experience with Girls on the Run (or with similar youth or wellness programs)
  • Non-profit experience
  • Connections to the local community

This position is offering a compensation range of $15 - $17 hourly, depending on experience. Girls on the Run International offers a generous PTO plan, medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, paid medical leave, 401k plan with employer match and professional development opportunities.

Please visit The application deadline is May 28th, 2018.


Girls on the Run International offers a generous PTO plan, medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, paid medical leave, 401k plan with employer match and professional development opportunities.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

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