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Yoga Program Manager


Reports to: Senior Director

Location: Remote in the United States

Employment Category: Full Time

Deadline for submission: June 1st, 2021

The LoveYourBrain Foundation is a US-based nonprofit that improves the quality of life of people affected by traumatic brain injury (TBI) through programs that build community and foster resilience. We believe that yoga, mindfulness, and community are essential to transforming the wellbeing of people impacted by TBI. That’s why we pioneered our programs - offered across the United States and Canada - to empower our community with new tools, resources, and connections. The LoveYourBrain Yoga program is a free 6-week in-person program designed for people with TBI and their caregivers delivered in partnership with yoga studios and rehabilitation facilities in the US and Canada. This way, we support people affected by TBI to access yoga for healing across the full continuum of care and facilitate greater community integration. We have partnerships with over 50 yoga studios across 35 US states and 10 Canadian provinces, yet COVID has significantly changed the landscape of the yoga industry, so we are in a stage of rebuilding and refining our partnership model. We also transitioned our yoga programming to online delivery so are working to integrate both in-person and online yoga programming to maximize our reach and accessibility. We offer 20-hour LoveYourBrain Yoga Teacher Trainings to empower yoga teachers and clinicians to deliver our program curriculum. We conduct extensive outreach with clinical, advocacy, and community-based stakeholders to raise awareness about the benefits of yoga for TBI. We are engaged in ongoing research to evaluate the impact of our program and contribute evidence-based practices for making yoga more accessible to the TBI community. 

Position Summary:  The Yoga Program Manager will manage program administration, yoga studio partnership sustainability and expansion in the US and Canada, outreach, and LoveYourBrain Yoga Teacher Trainings. This role requires a dynamic yoga teacher who is dedicated to promoting accessible yoga for the TBI community and shifting the culture around holistic health service delivery.

Our organization is committed to a diverse and multi-cultural workforce that represents the community we serve, and we seek QTBIPOC and other culturally diverse candidates to apply to this position. If you share LoveYourBrain’s values of being real, compassionate, inclusive, fun, and curious, we’d love to speak with you. The LYB community believes in respect for all people and the planet. We embrace and strive for a community that values differences and stands for equity. Regardless of how you identify, how the world sees you, please feel welcome to apply and join our community.

Essential duties and responsibilities 

Administration 

  • Contributes to the Yoga program strategic plan 
  • Manages administrative tasks including communications with students and partners, scheduling process, website, program budget and Standard Operating Procedures 
  • Maintains overall data hygiene in Salesforce, our CRM  
  • Drafts program newsletter and communicates program developments and policies
  • Manages reports of Key Performance Indicators for external and internal purposes 
  • Oversees partner studio implementation of MindfulMarch fundraising campaign
  • Contributes to drafting of grants and donor reports to secure funding 
  • Opportunity to join the Equity Team to support our vision of becoming a more equitable, antiracist organization

Outreach

  • Independently organizes and leads program launch outreach trips to promote awareness (i.e., in-service presentations at clinical facilities, national and local academic conferences, Brain Injury Association conferences, brain injury support groups, press, webinars) to support program growth
  • Implements outreach to engage key stakeholders in existing program locations to support program sustainability 
  • Identifies and cultivates strategic partnerships with individuals and organizations to enhance exposure to LYB Yoga program among key audiences 
  • Manages program outreach collateral and presentation material
  • Participates in external communication about the program (i.e., media inquiries)

Studio partnerships

  • Manages relationships and communications with all partner studios 
  • Manages onboarding of new partner studios 
  • Manages partner studio applications and annual partnership satisfaction survey

Teacher Training & Mentorship 

  • Manages the organization, communications, and logistics of online and in-person teacher trainings, anticipated to be approximately 8 per year
  • Co-leads components of LoveYourBrain Yoga Teacher Trainings 
  • Organizes and participates in mentorship calls with LoveYourBrain Yoga teachers

While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least 5-7 years experience in managing nonprofit programming, preferably involving yoga or mindfulness 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to conduct outreach to effectively engage a range of different audiences (i.e., people with TBI, health care professionals, media, general public) 
  • Experience working with Salesforce (or similar platform), Microsoft Office Suite, Google platform, and Zoom 
  • Experience both practicing and teaching yoga or other embodiment practices in trainings, studios, and/or online with a therapeutic focus
  • Ability to teach in the LoveYourBrain Yoga program approximately 1 per year 
  • Ability to teach yoga at LoveYourBrain Retreats approximately 1 per year 
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Highly-developed organizational skills with a keen attention to detail, and a demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize tasks and meet deadlines 
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) 

Qualifications and skills strongly preferred: 

  • Experience with people affected by traumatic brain injury or other neurological conditions 
  • Strong skills in managing relationships with yoga studios and/or clinical facilities
  • Experience working in SquareSpace and Classy 
  • Familiarity with the medical system, preferably neurorehabilitation settings

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Travel in the US and Canada (by air and car) once every 1-2 months (must have license, passport)
  • Ability to teach seated, standing, prone, and supine yoga postures in a studio, online, and/or retreat environment 
  • Drive a car (rarely)

 

Work Environment:

  • Ability to effectively work remotely 
  • Ability to work on a computer for up to 8 hours per day
  • Ability to talk over the phone or video conferencing (multiple times a day)
  • Ability to work over weekends (occasionally)

LoveYourBrain is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment  process, please email us at kyla@loveyourbrain.com [1] and let us know. LoveYourBrain is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. 

 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Please submit to Kyla Pearce, Senior Director, at kyla@loveyourbrain.com [2]:

  1. A cover letter that directly addresses: 1) how you meet the selection criteria and 2) motivations for applying to this position
  2. Resume or CV
  3. Writing sample related to program marketing or outreach, or equivalent

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as interviews are scheduled on a rolling basis. Potential candidates will be offered a formal interview via videoconference with key LoveYourBrain staff and then a subsequent interview with the Executive Director. 


  1. mailto:kyla@loveyourbrain.com
  2. mailto:kyla@loveyourbrain.com

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