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  • Part Time
  • St. Louis County
  • Salary: n/a
  • Organization Type: Human/Social Services

Let Me Run St. Louis

Let Me Run St. Louis Program Coordinator

Let Me Run is a nonprofit wellness program for 3rd through 8th grade boys.  Using running as the vehicle to inspire, teach and reach boys, our comprehensive curriculum breaks down destructive male stereotypes that often stand in the way of positive futures for boys.  Twice a week for seven weeks, our trained coaches guide a team of six to 14 boys through the program, designed to amplify confidence, self-expression, and respect for others.  Each fall and spring culminates in a 5k race that celebrates the boys’ emotional, social and physical growth.

Let Me Run started in Charlotte, NC in 2009 and has now reached over 24,000 boys across 30 states.

Position Summary

The Program Coordinator will work under the guidance of the Regional Director to be responsible for program development and all aspects of running the program within the St. Louis region.

Principal Responsibilities

Upon the discretion of the Regional Director, many or all of the following tasks will be assigned to the Program Coordinator:

Program outreach and site management

●     Carry out the LMR strategic program plan and achieve program goals with respect to number of boys, number of sites and demographic requirements

●     Market LMR to potential new sites

●     Establish and maintain excellent working relationships with community leaders, school program site liaisons, and other program partners to maximize LMR success

●     Provide support to new and existing sites

●     Enforce all current policies and procedures

●     Troubleshoot and address any problems that may arise with participants, volunteers and program sites

●     Respond to all questions and concerns from parents, coaches, and site liaisons within 24 hours

Coach management and training

●        Ensure that all sites are staffed with qualified volunteer coaches

●        Manage all aspects of coach recruitment, training, evaluation, and recognition of service

●        Maintain excellent communication with all coaches prior to and during the season

●        Enforce all current coaching policies and procedures

●        Perform site visits as needed

Curriculum/equipment management

●        Order and distribute all curriculum materials including coach supply bags, program shirt, and coach manuals

●        Manage inventory and distribution of coach and program curriculum, materials and supplies

LMR 5k race management

●        Manage any or all aspects of LMR 5k as designated by the Regional Director

●        Serve role on race committee, coordinate and manage different roles of race committee

●        Assist with distribution of race information for sites

●        Manage race packet pick up

Budget and administrative

●        Give input to regional director as the annual program budget is developed

●        Data collection and information of program rosters and participant information

●        Manage all information related to volunteer coaches including background checks, expenses, and other related paperwork

●        Support the RD and advisory council/board in fundraising initiatives

Requirements for Position

●        BA or BS degree

●        Personal passion for the mission of LMR and to be a role model for health and self-esteem

●        Strong public speaking skills and ability to interact effectively with community leaders, school personnel, volunteers, parents, children and program funders

●        Excellent project management skills

●        Ability to travel within assigned territory using personal vehicle

●        Computer competence, included but not limited to: Microsoft office, data management and e-mail

●        Ability to attend weekend and evening events

●        Highly organized and focused, ability to manage hundreds of volunteers and maintain motivated and enthusiastic relationships

Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter to monicaw@letmerun.org