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Program Coordinator 🔥


Type: Full-Time

Start Date: November, 2021

Salary Range: $40,000

Benefits: Chicago Run provides a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401K retirement plan option, professional development stipend, and a generous Paid Time Off policy.

Reports to: Program Director

Organizational Background

Chicago Run is a nonprofit organization that provides young people from Pre-K through high school with inclusive running and physical activity programs. We empower young people with equitable access to physical activity and use running as a catalyst to transform lives. Through the power of sport, we build resilience to stress and trauma and develop social and emotional skills. During the 2020-2021 school year, we reached over 7,000 youth participants, from 50 partner schools and sites, located in 33 diverse Chicagoland neighborhoods. We primarily focus programming in under-resourced communities with limited access to physical activity and play.

Equity Philosophy

The need for our work – providing equitable access to inclusive, high quality running & physical activity programming – stems from pre-existing systemic inequities in Chicago communities. Nearly half of all youth in Chicago live in “low child opportunity areas”, meaning they lack access to resources for healthy development. These “low child opportunity areas” are a result of systemic and institutional racism and barriers that impact youth life trajectories and opportunities. Chicago Run is committed to centering equity across all facets of our work to better partner with Chicago communities and create lasting impact and social change. You can read more about our equity philosophy here [1].

Position Summary

The Program & Resource Coordinator will work alongside the Chicago Run Program Team to support in the development, delivery, and evaluation of inclusive running and physical activity programming across the city of Chicago. The Program Coordinator will lead program implementation; support in the development and maintenance of program resources and trainings; support in program evaluation; and support with program operations and logistics. This role will also provide support related to program pilots and other strategic initiatives aligned with broader organization goals.


Role and Responsibilities


Program Implementation (50%)

· Lead running and physical activity sessions with early childhood students in the Little Strides program and elementary school students in the Chicago Runners program during the school day.

· Co-lead out of school running practices with Running Mates teams.

· Maintain consistent and high-quality program implementation and serve as role model for participants.

· Aid in the development and enhancement of the overall health and wellness environment at schools/sites and implement innovative physical activity.

  • Make exercise FUN for students and school staff!
  • Maintain regular communication with school Site Coordinators and other staff via email, phone, and in person.
  • Help identify and troubleshoot any issues with program delivery.
  • Support with delivery of during school program incentives. Inform students about the importance of the incentives and goal setting.
  • Attend and assist with logistics of all other Chicago Run related events.
  • An ideal candidate has a bachelor’s degree and/or a minimum 1-2 years of equivalent work experience working with sports-based youth development programs or youth serving organizations.
  • Demonstrates a passion for Chicago Run’s mission and advancing adolescent health and wellness.
  • Has familiarity and interest in working with youth programs, great enthusiasm for working in Chicago Public Schools and is comfortable working with diverse populations.
  • Demonstrates a passion for Chicago Run’s mission, a commitment to equity in alignment with Chicago Run’s core values [2], and a desire to impact youth health and wellness through equitable, inclusive programming.
  • This is a full-time, 40-hour per week position, and standard hours of operation are M-F, 9A-5P. Occasional evening and weekend work will be required as job duties demand.
  • *This role is approximately 50% field based and 50% office based with opportunities for remote work. Chicago Run values adaptability and nimbleness and offers opportunities for flexible working arrangements.
  • Chicago Run is committed to being an equal opportunity organization, and providing employment opportunities regardless of identity, including race, color, national origin, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability status, or veteran status.
  • BIPOC, Latinx, and LGBTQ+ individuals are encouraged to apply.
  • Note: COVID-19 vaccinations are required for all Chicago Run employees prior to starting with us. We will consider accommodations for medical or religious reasons, consistent with legal standards.

*Chicago Run staff are currently working remotely, but plan to safely resume more in-person programming and partnership visits, in response to partner requests as needed.


  1. http://www.chicagorun.org/core-values
  2. http://www.chicagorun.org/core-values

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