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Program Manager

Iowa City, IA

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Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa is seeking a part-time Program Manager. The Program Manager (covering Johnson, Iowa, Washington, and Jefferson Counties) must be a creative, can-do problem solver who enjoys a bit of healthy chaos. This role is responsible for administering the Girls on the Run program to 18-25 area schools each season. The Program Manager reports to the Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa Executive Director (ED). This is a part-time, hourly position (25-30 hours a week).

Key responsibilities include:
Program Outreach and Site Management
  • Work with ED to achieve program goals with respect to number of girls and number of sites
  • Develop potential new sites according to strategic program plan
  • Coordinate program at existing and new sites, inform and train sites on policies and procedures and enforce all current site policies and procedures
  • Communicate with sites to recommit each season
  • Participate in community outreach and attend community meetings to promote program and advocate and generate visibility and support for GOTREI mission, vision and goals
  • Promote program in ways that are inclusive of all demographics
  • Cultivate strong relationships with coaches, parents, participants, volunteers, and donors and sponsors along with GOTR-EI team

Coach Management and Training
  • Ensure all program sites are staffed with qualified volunteer coaches through ongoing recruitment of new and returning coaches
  • Manage coach application process
  • Plan, organize and implement an engaging and informative training experience for coach training, including location, date, time, agenda and training materials
  • Manage all online GOTR Learning Academy systems and requirements for new and returning coaches; ensure coaches have completed required assigned learning
  • Ensure that background checks are completed by all volunteer coaches and community running buddies every 2 years.
  • Assist coaches in recruiting and organize Running Buddies each season for practice 5Ks and the season-ending 5K
  • Manage recruitment and assignments for substitute coaches
  • Recruit, interview, place, train, support and inspire program management intern(s) and program volunteers, working together to schedule and conduct site visits (1-2 per season) and provide meaningful feedback for each team

Curriculum/Equipment/Resource Management
  • Manage distribution of coach and program curriculum, materials, supplies and resources
  • Assist with utilizing program resources in a fiscally responsible manner

Administrative
  • Data collection & information management of rosters, girls, numbers & revenue
  • Manage all program-related paperwork
  • Assist as directed with annual events, such as the Girls on the Run Fall 5K and fundraising events; serve on 5k committee for your program management area
  • Work with ED to maintain a positive social media presence and maintain relevant website pages
  • Assist ED with tasks as needed



This is a part-time, hourly position. The Program Manager will work between 25-30 hours a week. Pay is $15.00 to $17.00 per hour, depending on experience. GOTR of Eastern Iowa does not provide benefits. Some nights and weekends required. You must have a valid Iowa driver’s license and reliable transportation.

Required Qualifications:
  • BA or BS degree, or equivalent experience
  • 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
  • Be a positive role model for health and self-esteem
  • Outstanding communication skills in multiple environments and with a range of audiences (internal and external)
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and make efficient decisions
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Outstanding relationship-building skills and the ability to respond quickly and empathetically to volunteer coaches and sites and generate win-win solutions
  • Ability to travel within assigned territory using a personal vehicle, as well as to events and meetings in other counties within Eastern Iowa
  • Computer competence, including Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, data management and email
  • Experience leading people and/or managing complex projects and systems that impact others.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds
  • Flexible, adaptable, dependable and personable
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • A fun-maker!


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with Girls on the Run (or other youth or wellness programs)
  • Volunteer management experience
  • Fundraising experience
  • Connections to the local community

Application Instructions:

Email resume and cover letter with the subject line "Program Manager Application" to info@girlsontheruniowa.org or mail to Executive Director, Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa, PO Box 3222, Iowa City, IA 52244 by January 13, 2018. All positions with GOTR are pending a valid background check and reference checks. This job description represents the responsibilities of the position; however, the Program Manager may be asked to perform other job-related tasks not specifically presented here.

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Program Manager

Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa

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Posted 12/28/17

Job ID: 32949292