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Program Assistant

Girls on the Run NYC


Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity-based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. We teach life skills and social emotional learning through a youth development curriculum that includes dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K running event. The program's goal is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness. Girls on the Run (GOTR) NYC hosts programs in schools and communities in the five boroughs of New York City.


Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree or two or more years equivalent work experience required, preferably in youth development, public health, education, or social work
  • Understanding and ability to work well in a small office setting, function as a team player on a range of projects, and work independently to meet deadlines on assigned duties
  • Excellent project coordination, communication, collaboration, and team participation skills
  • Ability to recruit, screen, train, and motivate community-based volunteers
  • Ability to travel within the five boroughs of New York City on public transportation with most afternoons devoted to upper Manhattan and the Bronx from March-June and October-November
  • Computer competence, including, but not limited to database management systems, Microsoft Office (including Excel), Google Suite, and email
  • Must be available to work some hours during some weekends and evenings, including for coach events and other organizational events such as volunteer and fundraising events
  • Comfortable in a hybrid work environment, including remote work and in-person work at the GOTR NYC Office
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with youth development programming in New York City
  • 1 to 3 years of nonprofit experience, including experience supporting volunteers
  • Program support experience
  • Experience using Canva, Asana, and Slack, or similar project management and communications tools


Program Site Support & Logistics
  • Coordinate the inventory and distribution of coach and program curriculum, materials, and supplies (including deliveries across the boroughs)
  • Conduct visits to program sites around New York City during fall and spring program seasons
  • Provide support to sites using paper registration, including data support and invoicing
Coach Support & Coach Training
  • Track volunteer coach applicants
  • Ensure that new and returning site, coach, and participant registration information is up to date in registration system prior to each season
  • Manage the online Coach Training system from Girls on the Run International and work with Program Manager to customize for Girls on the Run NYC; events take place in the evenings or on weekends
  • Support Program Director and Program Manager in responding to site, coach, and parent inquiries in a timely, professional manner
  • Assist Program Manager in coach communications and attend and support coach events, including on some evenings and weekends
5K & Special Events
  • Provide support for program sites and coaches at each end of season 5K (fall and spring), including preparations leading up to the event and day-of support
  • Oversee 5K registration set-up and management for running buddies and Sparkle Runners
  • Support program teams with 5K registration materials and 5K day preparation
  • Support GOTR NYC participation in program pilots, new program delivery models, and expanded summer programming
  • Track GOTR NYC presence at community events across the five boroughs

How to Apply

Include a resume and cover letter. Applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis with an expected August start date. 
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