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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

  • 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 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