Part-Time Program Director

Organization Summary

Girls on the Run of Northwest Ohio is a local nonprofit organization that operates in agreement with Girls on the Run International and is dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Our program currently serves 14 counties in Northwest Ohio. In 2019, over 1,100 girls participated in our life changing program.

The Girls on the Run program provides a safe and interactive way to learn about healthy living which includes an introduction and education on important topics such as goal-setting, cooperation, healthy decision-making, and self-respect, while training for a 5K event.   The innovative curriculum teaches girls to listen and open up while also encouraging them to commit to a healthy lifestyle and harness the inner strength that they possess.  Our important mission is accomplished by giving girls the tools to make positive choices for a healthy body and mind, while reducing the many risks they face today.

Girls on the Run believes that all girls and communities should have access to our programs. We commit to eliminate barriers to participation, to continue creating programming that engages all communities, to be intentional about staff and volunteer diversity and to promote a culture of inclusion across the organization.

Position Profile

The Girls on the Run® Program Director (PD) must possess a passion for and commitment to improving the lives and opportunities of girls in third through fifth grades.  The Program Director reports to the Girls on the Run Executive Director. The Program Director is responsible for managing the Girls on the Run program and coach volunteers. Some of the key responsibilities falling within these areas include:

GOTR Program Outreach and Site Management

  • Implement the Girls on the Run strategic program plan and achieve program goals with respect to number of girls served, number of site locations and demographic requirements
  • Develop effective marketing strategies that result in increasing the number of new sites each season
  • Work with community leaders, schools and other groups to maximize the success of Girls on the Run programming
  • Manage and support the needs of all new and existing sites
  • Enforce all current site policies and procedures and generate innovation and improvement as needed
  • Participate on the 5k Committee

GOTR Coach Management and Training

  • Ensure all program sites are staffed with trained and qualified volunteer coaches
  • Manage all aspects of coach training, including Girls on the Run NCT training, CPR & First Aid, and background checks
  • Enforce all current coaching policies and procedures and generate continuous improvement
  • Work with sites to develop effective coach recruitment and retention strategies
  • Oversee and support the needs of all coach volunteers
  • Design and implement coach appreciation opportunities

Budget and Administrative

  • Work with Executive Director and Heart & Sole PD to develop program budget
  • Manage GOTR program budget
  • Set up and manage program events, site and coach recruitment pages in RacePlanner
  • Ensure the timely and accurate collection of data; oversee the information management of rosters, girls, numbers and program revenue
  • Oversee and manage all participant financial assistance policies and procedure
  • Manage all coach files, sites files and other program related paperwork
  • Oversee content on social media platforms

Required Qualifications

  • BA or BS degree preferred
  • 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
  • Outstanding communication skills in multiple environments and with a range of audiences (internal and external)
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and make efficient decisions
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Effective problem solver
  • Data and systems management

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Girls on the Run (or other similar youth or wellness programs)
  • Non-profit management experience
  • Connections to the local community
  • Training and facilitation experience

If interested please submit your resume to by 3/19