Girls on the Run Berks County - Program Manager

· Reading, Pennsylvania
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $40,000 - $45,000 annually, DOE

Job Title: Program Manager 

Location: Berks County or Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania  

Reports To: Executive Director 

FLSA Status: Full Time, Salary Exempt 


Organization Summary 

Girls on the Run of Berks County is a local 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. We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Our program currently serves Berks and Schuylkill counties in Pennsylvania.  In FY2022, over 600 girls participated in our life changing program.  To learn more, visit 


Girls on the Run of Berks County believes that all girls and communities should have access to our programs. We warmly welcome the participation of any child who identifies as “girl”, non-binary or gender expansive in 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. 


Position Profile 

The Girls on the Run® of Berks County Program Manager is passionate about and committed to improving the lives and opportunities of girls in third through eighth grades. The Program Manager is a full-time, salary exempt position and reports to the Girls on the Run of Berks County Executive Director. The Program Manger is responsible for managing all Girls on the Run programs and coach volunteers. Key responsibilities within these areas include but are not limited to: 


Program Outreach and Site Management 

  • Implement the Girls on the Run strategic program plan and achieve goals with respect to number of girls served and number of site locations while striving to mirror the demographics of the communities served 
  • Develop effective marketing strategies to promote and grow our networks 
  • Work with community leaders, schools and other groups to maximize the success of Girls on the Run programming 
  • Manage and support the needs of new and existing sites to ensure quality program implementation 
  • Enforce current site policies and procedures, implementing improvements as needed 


Coach Management and Training 

  • Develop effective coach recruitment and retention strategies that result in a group of engaged, diverse, and qualified volunteers  
  • Manage coach training (logistics and facilitation), including Girls on the Run NCT training, CPR & First Aid, and background checks 
  • Enforce current coaching policies and procedures, implementing improvements as needed 
  • Support coach volunteers and design appreciation initiatives 


Program Management 

  • Manage administrative aspects of program implementation including program inventory, registration information, program evaluations and recruitment applications 
  • Purchase and distribute curriculum materials including: coach boxes, coach manuals and program equipment 
  • Develop and track program budget with Executive Director 
  • Manage participant financial assistance policies and procedures 
  • Communicate with sites, coaches and families 
  • Manage inventory and distribution of coach and program curriculum, materials and supplies. 
  • Ensure the timely and accurate collection of data; oversee the information management of rosters, girls, numbers and program revenue 
  • Oversee and manage participant financial assistance policies and procedure  
  • Manage coach files, sites files and other program related paperwork 


Organizational Support 

  • Communicate program impact, upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, and more using relevant and branded content via Girls on the Run of Berks County social media channels 
  • Play a key role at the fall and spring end-of-season 5K events 
  • Attend community events to raise awareness about our organization or in support of a community partnership 
  • Coordinate and attend organization events including site visits, prospective site or coach meetings, coach training, fundraisers and the Girls on the Run 5K events


The GOTR Berks Program Manager… 

  • Sees themselves in the Girls on the Run mission and values 
  • Has experience in program delivery/management and/or training facilitation with work in the youth, wellness and/or nonprofit arenas a plus 
  • Is capable of being an effective individual contributor who can also enthusiastically collaborate with team members 
  • Takes initiative and practices bravery and creativity in decision making 
  • Is an adaptable, curious, flexible and effective problem solver who is able to manage multiple tasks and prioritize accordingly 
  • Has outstanding communication skills in multiple environments and with a range of audiences (internal and external) 
  • Knows their way around a computer and has experience with data management systems and online platforms such as Microsoft Office Suite, Google, social media to name a few 
  • Is willing to leverage community connections in pursuit of the organization’s mission 
  • Is willing to travel around Berks and Schuylkill counties using a personal vehicle
  • And proficiency in Spanish is a plus! 


This position is full-time, with a salary range of $40,000 - $45,000 annually, depending on experience. We proudly offer 20 days of PTO and 10 paid company holidays so our staff can nurture their physical, emotional, and social wellbeing in ways that are personally meaningful to them. We offer a flexible, remote work schedule with regular team check-ins (both in-person and virtual) for team collaboration. Required availability will fluctuate as needed to meet seasonal programming needs; some evening and weekend availability is necessary to support coach, volunteer and fundraising events. Candidates must reside in either Berks County or Schuylkill County. Ideal position start date is February 2023. 


The Girls on the Run of Berks County team is small but fierce! Affectionately known as GOTR Berks, our team is supported by a passionate, working volunteer Board of Directors as well as a dedicated crew of community volunteers. We celebrate our successes, are quick to lend our help and share our knowledge, we work collaboratively and believe wholeheartedly in the work that we do. In this position, you can expect a work culture that trusts and empowers you to work autonomously with the support of your team when you need it, that appreciates you for who you are as a person not just an employee, and that promotes a healthy work-life balance. 

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  • Location
    Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $40,000 - $45,000 annually, DOE