program coordinator, Sole Train
Title: Program Coordinator
Program: Sole Train: Boston Runs Together
Status: Non-exempt, Full Time Employee
Reports To: Sole Train Associate Director
Salary: $42,000 annually, plus benefits
Trinity Boston Connects is looking for an organized, self-motivated, and enthusiastic leader in youth work to join Sole Train: Boston Runs Together and this dynamic, fast-growing community change organization. With a mission to heal the traumatic impact of systemic racism in Boston, and to create a more equitable Boston in which youth of color can thrive, TBC delivers programs that serve youth and families by building a dense network of relationships and community support for youth citywide.
Sole Train: Boston Runs Together is a community-building and mentoring program that uses running as a vehicle for setting and achieving seemingly impossible goals. By building a supportive community of caring adults and peers, Sole Train champions young people as they realize their capacity for greatness. We invite youth, most of whom have no long-distance running experience, to train for a five-mile race or a half marathon. In the process, they learn how to deconstruct “impossible,” break a large goal into manageable steps, build a safe and supportive community, foster self-efficacy, develop their character, and realize their potential, all while having fun.
Sole Train was founded in 2009, with six Trinity Boston Foundation youth and eight mentors, with the goal of completing the BAA Half Marathon. It was a success in its initial season and has grown rapidly since. There are currently over 250 youth participants (Young Soles) and 85 adult volunteers (Site Coordinators and Old Soles) at 14 Boston Public Schools. We are looking for someone who is excited by the opportunity to expand the program to the next level. The ideal candidate is a critical, dynamic thinker and has experience balancing operational and relational responsibilities. Running experience is not required, but openness to running is.
Sole Train: Boston Runs Together is a program of Trinity Boston Connects, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to unlock opportunity and change the odds for youth of color in Boston. We work with youth impacted by systemic racism and poverty through our three direct service programs: Sole Train: Boston Runs Together, Trinity@ McCormack, and Trinity Education for Excellence Program (TEEP). Our leadership programs create safe and supportive communities that inspire youth to discover their voices, develop their talent, and achieve their goals. Systemically, we partner with Boston youth-serving organizations to effect enduring change in the systems and organizations that impact youth of color through our Organizational Equity Practice (OEP) and the Trinity Boston Counseling Center (TBCC). Our three essential community practices form the foundation of our work: trauma-informed care, restorative justice and racial equity. We currently provide direct service to over 600 youth and families and impact 15,000 more through our professional training services in schools, government agencies and community organizations across Boston.
Please note, Sole Train staff members are currently not working in-office. This may shift. Regardless, this role does require in-person school visits and event participation.
• Support Site Coordinators, Old Soles, and Young Soles at practices by building relationships, enthusiastically motivating, ensuring practice fidelity, and facilitating on-the-ground problem-solving. Liaise with the rest of the Sole Train staff regarding sites’ needs.
• Manage the Old Sole recruitment and onboarding process.
• Support sites in providing necessary programmatic information, including but not limited to youth enrollments, practice attendance and mileage tracking, race registrations, and surveys and other data collection. Coordinate with other program staff to maintain up-to-date information and to communicate with participants regarding missing information.
• Serve as the point person for Sole Train’s online data management software; update our apps and coordinate with our technical support as needed.
• Collaborate with Sole Train staff to develop recruitment, marketing, and event materials; to update the website; and to manage social media.
• Take the lead on additional administrative responsibilities within the program, such as tracking, ordering, and organizing gear; executing event and training logistics; and entering data.
• Work with Sole Train Sole Train staff and Site Coordinators to collect, input, and analyze outcomes data to inform programming and fundraising.
• Support Old Sole training (curriculum development/refinement and facilitation).
• Support the Mid Sole leadership development program.
• Partner with Sole Train staff to plan and facilitate program‐wide community building events.
• Demonstrate commitment to Trinity Boston Connects’ three essential community practices: trauma-informed care, restorative justice and racial equity. Participate in trainings and other opportunities to develop understanding of and skills in these practices.
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent full- or part-time work experience (2-4) years;
• Experience working with youth of color in urban communities;
• Experience with volunteer recruitment, management, and support;
• Strong organizational, data management, and systems-management skills;
• Experience working to combat systemic racism and its impact on youth of color;
• Enthusiastic, reliable, self-motivated, and collaborative;
•Desire and ability to work in a fast‐paced environment;
• Flexible schedule – able to attend some evening and weekend programming;
• Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and social media outlets;
• Knowledge of the city of Boston and Boston Public Schools, preferred;
• Fluency in Spanish a plus.
To apply, please submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume to Alicia Ridenour at email@example.com. Application deadline is July 1st, 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with a preferred start date by August. No phone calls, please.
TBC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse team and strongly encourages applications from candidates of color.
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