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Girls on the Run of Greater Richmond is growing!  We are currently seeking applicants for a Program Assistant position.

Title: Program Assistant

To Apply: Email a resume and cover letter to
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Position Profile

The Girls on the Run® Program Assistant (PA) must possess a passion for and commitment to improving the lives and opportunities of girls in third through eighth grades.  Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based positive youth development (PYD) program that is designed to enhance girls’ social, psychological and physical skills and behaviors to successfully navigate life experiences. The program’s intentional curriculum places an emphasis on developing competence, confidence, connection, character, caring, and contribution in young girls through lessons that incorporate running and other physical activities. The life skills curriculum is delivered by caring and competent coaches who are trained to teach lessons as intended.

Girls on the Run believes that all girls and communities should have access to our programs. We strive 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.

Girls on the Run, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, is dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.

Position Summary

The PM reports to the Girls on the Run Greater Richmond Program Manager (PM). This is a part-time 10-20 hours a week position with option to work from home for the first year of employment (subject to change) and with potential to increase hours and pay based on performance the following year.

Supervision Received

Works under the general supervision of the Executive Director.

Supervision Exercised

Exercises direct and general supervision over volunteer coaches.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Manage new site recruitment efforts
  • Meet with new sites for approval and onboarding
  • Communicate with sites and coaches to recommit each season

Coach Management and Training:

  • Recruit new and returning coaches for each season
  • Oversee coach application process, including creating application form in RacePlanner and interviewing all new coaches
  • Communicate with all coach applicants regarding application status, next steps, etc.
  • Ensure all program sites are staffed with qualified volunteer coaches, including assigning coaches to sites
  • Manage all online GOTR Learning Academy systems and requirements for new and returning coaches; ensure coaches have completed required assigned learning
  • Plan and facilitate both online and in-person coach training, including location, refreshments, handouts, bin and curriculum sign outs, etc.
  • Manage CPR & First Aid online and in-person certification and background checks

Program Support

  • Provide consistent pre- and in-season support to coaches via email, phone and in-person visits
  • Plan and facilitate mid-season coach check-in meeting, including securing meeting space, refreshments, handouts, etc.
  • Coordinate all site visits; review all site visit reports and follow-up on any support needed
  • Manage incident reports submitted from coaches and follow-up as needed
  • Enforce all current site policies and procedures and generate innovation and improvement as needed
  • Create, distribute and compile results of post-season coach survey


  • Serve as main programmatic contact and communicate with all site liaisons, principals, and site contacts
  • Manage council communications, including all 411 communications to coaches and parents/guardians
  • Respond to all questions and concerns from parents, coaches and site liaisons in a timely fashion
  • Streamline communications to ensure proper and strategic messaging is in sync
  • Create and maintain seasonal timeline communication
  • Compose monthly board reports to update board members on coach/site happenings

Curriculum/Material Management

  • Purchase, organize and distribute all coaching materials including: curricula, coach guides, coach shirts and bags, gift cards, program supplies and program shirts for each site
  • Manage inventory and distribution of coach and program curricula, materials and supplies

5K Support

  • Direct 5K registration process in coordination with Lead Coaches at each site
  • Support running buddy registration and assign as needed in conjunction with Volunteer Coordinator
  • Manage ordering of medals and 5K shirts for participants and running buddies

Outside Engagement Opportunities

  • Represent GOTR at events and expos when appropriate

General Responsibilities

  • Support the Executive Director as necessary
  • Participate in pilots as deemed necessary by International or internally
  • Attend Regional and GOTR International trainings as needed
  • Develop positive relationships with volunteers, board members, community and staff
  • Serve as a role model for GOTR, exhibiting GOTR core values and mission

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be comfortable engaging in both strategic activities as well as taking a hands-on role with regards to program execution and administrative issues.

  • Must be available during daytime office hours, during program seasons the PA must be available Monday-Friday 2:00-6:00 pm and for weekly staff meetings
  • Must be available for signature events, including but not limited to Fall & Spring 5Ks, volunteer and fundraising events (some weekdays and weekends)
  • Bachelor’s degree with experience in programs management and or education field preferred
  • Reliable transportation
  • Technological proficiency to navigate an array of web-based software platforms
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and database management
  • Outstanding communication skills in multiple environments and with a range of audiences
  • Highly organized
  • Relationship builder
  • Must be a self- starter and able to self-manage time as much of the role is fulfilled independently
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and make efficient decisions
  • A flexible and adaptable team-player with a sense of humor
  • Passion for Girls on the Run mission and the ability to comprehend and efficiently communicate issues surrounding empowerment, self-esteem, body image and whole- person health

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in related field
  • Strategic planning experience
  • Experience with Girls on the Run (or other similar youth or wellness programs)
  • Non-profit experience
  • Connections to the local community

This position is offering a compensation of $15/hour with mileage reimbursement..

This position is a part-time position and is based out of the GOTR Greater Richmond Council in Richmond, VA.