Program Coordinator

  • Girls on the Run San Diego
  • San Diego
  • Aug 15, 2023
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

Full-Time Non-Exempt Position

About Girls on the Run San Diego

Girls on the Run® creates and offers after-school empowerment programs designed for third- to eighth-grade girls. The national nonprofit helps participants recognize their inner strength, increase their level of physical activity, imagine their possibilities, and confidently stand up for themselves and others. How? Through the innovative integration of fun physical activities, life-skills lessons, and impactful community projects. The research-based curriculum led by trained volunteer coaches explores core topics relevant to eight to 13-year-old girls, including understanding emotions, fostering friendships, expressing empathy, and standing up for ourselves. Our trained coaches and research-based curriculum create a sense of belonging for all participants and meet the vital needs of girls today. The program includes a Community Impact Project and culminates with a celebratory 5K. Since its inception in 1996, Girls on the Run has served more than 2.25 million participants in all 50 states and Canada. Girls on the Run San Diego was founded in 2006, serving over 11,000 participants.

At Girls on the Run, our core values guide our way. Our vision is a world where every girl can know and activate her limitless potential. We value the individuality and dignity of all people and are dedicated to being an inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible organization. 

Girls on the Run helps girls recognize their potential and rise above gender expectations that may limit their health, confidence, and joy. We respect and value the individuality and dignity of all people and welcome children who identify as girls, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming to participate in our program. 

Position Summary 

The Program Coordinator must possess a passion for and commitment to improving the lives and opportunities of girls in third through eighth grades. The Program Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and implementing the Girls on the Run program through the lenses of inclusivity, diversity, equity, and accessibility, with a primary focus on North County sites. The Program Coordinator reports to the Program Operations Manager and works closely with the Volunteer and Community Manager. 

Key responsibilities include: 

Program and Site Coordination

  • Collaborate with other staff to implement the Girls on the Run program strategic plan and achieve program goals concerning the number of participants, number of sites, and demographic requirements
  • Market program to potential new sites, districts, and afterschool programs per the strategic plan
  • Liaise with community members, schools, and other groups to coordinate meetings and outreach opportunities
  • Work with Program Operations Manager to coordinate all new and existing sites
  • Support Program Operations Manager with managing team needs once on-boarded
  • Enforce all current site policies and procedures and generate innovation and improvement as needed
  • Plan and coordinate site visits
  • Coordinate with Program Operations Manager to purchase needed materials
  • Support Program Operations Manager to manage inventory of all materials 

Volunteer Management and Training

  • Work with Volunteer and Community Manager to ensure all program sites are staffed with qualified volunteer coaches, assisting with coach recruitment as needed
  • Coordinate and facilitate coach training sessions, alongside Program Operations Manager and Volunteer and Community Manager
  • Enforce all current coaching policies and procedures while maintaining a positive approach
  • Work towards meeting goals and metrics on volunteer requirements and the number of volunteers
  • Ensure volunteer satisfaction through customer service, stewardship, and maintaining a positive and welcoming environment both written and verbal
  • Support the Volunteer and Community Manager in implementing and executing the internship program and junior coach program 

Marketing, Communications, and Outreach

  • Aid in the creation and management of the social media and communications calendar
  • Assist with monthly e-newsletter creation and dissemination
  • Manage listserv databases
  • Work with other program staff to create and distribute the coach update each week during a season
  • Work with other program staff to create and distribute monthly volunteer newsletter
  • Identify and attend community outreach opportunities and events 

Other Duties

  • Work with staff and board to set the program budget, develop the strategic plan, and carry out other duties required for nonprofit governance
  • Manage all coach files, sites files, and other program-related paperwork
  • Other duties as may be required and assigned 

Work Environment

  • The ability to work from home is required - all employees must have access to reliable, high-speed internet and the ability to participate in video conferences from a remote location
  • Disciplined to accomplish the goals of their position as well as organizational goals daily, while working remotely and independently
  • Able to work collaboratively with other employees, the board of directors, volunteers, and community partners
  • Willing and able to travel to sites and meetings throughout San Diego County with own reliable method of transportation. 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant 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
  • Readiness to embrace our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility
  • Highly detailed oriented and organized
  • Outstanding communication skills in multiple environments and with a range of audiences (internal and external)
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and make efficient decisions
  • Excellent Google Workspace and Microsoft Suite knowledge
  • Flexible and adaptable to change
  • Availability to work some weekends and nights for special events, as needed
  • Ability to travel once or twice a year nationally and within San Diego County multiple times a week
  • Physically able to lift 40 pounds
  • Must pass the background check required by Girls on the Run International 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Database management and data entry experience
  • CRM management experience
  • Volunteer management experience
  • Connections to the local community
  • Bilingual 


  • $20 per hour, 40 hours per week, with the possibility of overtime
  • Organization laptop and cell phone issued
  • Health insurance benefits (medical and dental partially paid by GOTRSD)
  • Life and A&D insurance
  • Partial reimbursement for home internet expenses
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Flexible work schedule with paid time off
  • Professional development opportunities that reinforce life-long learning 

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Applications received by August 25, 2023 will receive priority consideration

Girls on the Run San Diego works to promote a work environment committed to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access; to provide professional development opportunities; and to foster a culture that values our staff, our partners, and the broader community in which we work. 

Girls on the Run San Diego is an equal-opportunity employer.


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