Program Coordinator

GGNWO is expanding!  Our newest team member will be someone who can easily combine professional training and experience with personal creativity and intuition within our established framework of curriculum and resources. GGWNO is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Grounded in our mission and with the well-being of those we serve in mind, our goal is to be a diverse workplace representative of the communities we serve.


                                                                                                    Program Coordinator Job Description

Reports To:

Managing Director

Position Summary:

Coordinates and implements Good Grief of Northwest Ohio’s in-school peer support groups, ensuring quality and consistency.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Working with school counselors or social workers coordinates and facilitates school-based grief support programs.
    • Coordinates school-based support group outreach plan.
      • Contacts schools to share GGNWO information and resources.
      • Meets with school counselors to determine the feasibility of school-based support groups in their school.
      • Assures all appropriate agreements and information forms are completed prior to the first group session.
      • Collects and maintains data files for each school group.
      • Provides outreach to schools in crisis, offering support as needed and appropriate.
      • Ensuring all set-up and clean-up work is completed, and all meeting supplies are available and replenished as needed.
      • Ensures child safety policies, emergency procedures, and building safety policies are always followed.
  • When requested:
    • Assists in making presentations to community groups, teachers, physicians, and others about Good Grief and children’s grief issues.
    • Attends bi-monthly Program Committee meetings.
  • Meets regularly with the managing director and other staff.
  • Assists with obtaining photos, family stories, and other information to help support fundraising and educational outreach efforts.
  • Other duties, as assigned.


 Education:  Degree in Counseling, Social Work, or related field preferred.

  • Experience: Group facilitation experience, grief or bereavement support, experience with art and/or play therapies, experience working with children and teens, experience with under-resourced communities of color.

Specific Skills: 

  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Innovative self-starter searching for ways to enhance programming.
  • Strong sense of compassion/empathy.
  • Enthusiastic dedication to GGNWO’s mission.
  • Good organizational and planning skills.
  • Ability to work effectively and respectfully with a wide range of individuals in a diverse community.
  • Attention to accuracy in reporting.
  • Professional demeanor as a representative of GGNWO.
  • Excellent understanding of the needs of grieving people of all ages.

Working ConditionsPart-time (20 Hours/Week) local travel required, some evening and occasional weekend hours required.