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4 Aug 2021

Operations / Administration Program Manager

Girls on the Run NYC
 Kings County, New York, United States

Job Description

Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity-based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. We teach life skills and social emotional learning through a youth development curriculum that includes dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness. Girls on the Run NYC hosts programs in schools and communities in the five boroughs of New York City.

At Girls on the Run, our core values guide our way and we stand firm in our commitment to building a world where every person can know and activate their limitless potential. We warmly welcome the participation of any child who identifies as “girl”, non-binary, or gender expansive in our programs. We are committed to leveraging our intellectual, financial, and human resources to advance strategies to be inclusive, equitable and accessible to all. We are working to bring diverse voices to the table as we know that unique perspectives strengthen the quality and scope of our organization. We pledge to be a reflection of the communities we engage, not only in appearance, but also through fostering an atmosphere of community connectedness that serves as a model for our girls and other stakeholders.

Position Summary:

Reporting directly to the Executive Director and consistent with the mission of Girls on the Run, the Program Manager is responsible for overall coordination of spring, fall and summer program delivery, the recruitment and retention of program sites and volunteer coaches and ensuring successful, quality programming that is inclusive and accessible. This is a full-time position based in New York City.


Program Site Management:

  • Recruit and manage sites offering the GOTR program including Girls on the Run (3rd-5th grade), Heart & Sole (6th-8th grade), and GOTR Summer Sessions using Camp GOTR curriculums.
  • Develop relationships with schools and community sites to increase and retain program sites and volunteer coaches with an emphasis on inclusivity and accessibility.
  • Review and respond to new site applications and returning site renewal applications, and lead program implementation.
  • Work with the Executive Director in the implementation and seasonal review of participant financial assistance policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate and disseminate program-related marketing materials.
  • Visit program sites to ensure the programs’ quality and consistency; coordinate site visits with staff and volunteers.
  • Oversee communication with program sites, coaches, and families (parents/guardians/caregivers) from organization.

Coach Management and Training:

  • Ensure all program sites are staffed with qualified volunteer coaches and site liaisons.
  • Screen and recruit potential GOTR coaches, manage volunteer coach placement for teams, and work with staff on coach recruitment needs.
  • Oversee all aspects of coach training and coach meetings, including Girls on the Run training, CPR & First Aid training, pre-season and in-season meetings and background checks. For Fall 2021 season, trainings and meetings are hybrid with virtual and in-person components.
  • Be familiar with all compliance issues and guidelines; ensure sites are aware of and adhering to established policies and procedures.

Organizational Support:

  • Serve as a role model for Girls on the Run, exhibiting GOTR core values and working to achieve the GOTR mission.
  • Play a key leadership role with end-of-season 5k events. Fall 2021 season anticipates site-based 5k events at each program site, with a return to a city-wide GOTR 5k in 2022.
  • Work with Executive Director to develop and track program budget, and forecast for future seasons and years.
  • Attend and work special events for the organization and/or community events to help raise awareness of organization.
  • Attend and work program events including site visits, info meetings, coach training and the Girls on the Run 5K. Includes some evenings and weekends.
  • Develop positive relationships with volunteers, Board members, community members, school & community-based organization personnel and staff.

Required Qualifications and Attributes

  • Bachelor’s degree or three years equivalent work experience required, preferably in youth development, public health, education or social work.
  • Able to convincingly present GOTR program offerings and possess a depth of knowledge, or a willingness to learn, about the GOTR program and philosophy.
  • Comfortable building and maintaining relationships with a diverse set of stakeholders.
  • Enjoy taking initiative and managing multiple tasks and projects at one time.
  • Ability to travel within the five boroughs on public transportation.
  • Ability to recruit, screen, train and motivate community-based volunteers.
  • Excellent project coordination, communication, collaboration and team participation skills.
  • Able to respond quickly and empathically to volunteer coaches and program sites, and generate win-win solutions.
  • Computer competence, including, but not limited to: Database management systems, Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and email.
  • Available between 2 – 6 p.m. EST most weekdays during the school year.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Girls on the Run or other similar youth development program.
  • Non-profit experience, including volunteer management.

The salary range for this position is $62,000 – $66,000. In addition, Girls on the Run NYC offers a benefits package including professional development funds, retirement plan with employer match, medical and dental insurance, twelve paid holidays and 20 days of flexible PTO annually.

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Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Operations / Administration. Job Tags: after school, SEL, and Youth Development. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.