Program Coordinator - Kilometer Kids and Youth Running
Atlanta Preformance
Job Type

Hiring for August 1, 2024 


Atlanta Track Club is a nonprofit committed to creating an active and healthy Atlanta. Through running and walking, Atlanta Track Club motivates, inspires and engages the community to enjoy a healthier lifestyle. With more than 30,000 members, Atlanta Track Club is the second largest running organization in the United States. In addition to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race – the largest 10K in the world, the Publix Atlanta Marathon, the PNC Atlanta 10 Miler and the Invesco QQQ Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon, Atlanta Track Club directs more than 40 events and programs per year. Through the support of its members and volunteers, Atlanta Track Club also maintains a number of community initiatives including organizing and promoting its Kilometer Kids youth running program to metro Atlanta youth, honoring high school cross country and track and field athletes through Atlanta Track Club’s All-Metro Banquets as well as developing an elite group of Olympic level athletes on their athletic journeys.

Position Overview: Reporting to the Senior Program Manager - Kilometer Kids and Youth Running, the Program Coordinator – Kilometer Kids and Youth Running is primarily responsible for supporting the facilitation of Kilometer Kids, Atlanta Track Club’s premier free-to-all running program serving thousands of youth annually at nearly 100 schools and community centers. This position also supports other initiatives such as the Club’s Midweek Mile & Dash series and other youth running events. This highly visible and collaborative position requires a love of children and physical activity, high levels of organization, a commitment to customer service, a community engagement focus, and the ability to multitask and prioritize responsibilities.


• Co-management of school-based Kilometer Kids program sites including but not limited to communication, customer service, site visits and evaluation, and other elements of program facilitation

• Effective and consistent communication with Kilometer Kids site leads, assistant coaches, parents, and coaches by writing weekly coach and family engagement newsletters to share best practices and curriculum implementation, information on incentive distribution, and upcoming events

• Facilitation of seasonal Kilometer Kids coach orientations 

• Responsible for program incentive management and distribution including item inventory, volunteer coordination, and item delivery

• Coordinate site visits for Atlanta Track Club Elite athletes to Kilometer Kids program sites

•Collaboratively review and update program curricula and associated documents

• Assist with data collection and reporting related to Kilometer Kids for grant applications and youth impact reports

• Recruit and register Kilometer Kids teams for Midweek Mile & Dash races that occur during the program season

• Strengthening the connection between Kilometer Kids program participants and coaches with Atlanta Track Club and its events, programming, and initiatives

• Assist in developing new youth running initiatives in support of Atlanta Track Club programming 


•Experience with youth development, program management, coaching, teaching or related non-profit experience required

• Proven aptitude interpersonal communication with kids, coaches, and community partners 

• Experience working with or in schools is preferred

• Strong written and oral intrapersonal communication including the ability to speak to large, diverse audiences

• Knowledge and understanding of the unique developmental needs of children ages 4-14

• Knowledge and understanding of the benefits of physical activity

• Familiarity with sports-based youth development or similar programming

• Ability to maintain detailed and accurate records including a high volume of electronic communications

• Must be a self-starter able to work both independently and as part of a team

• Must be highly organized, efficient, and detail-oriented

• Must be able to multitask and meet deadlines

• Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite or G Suite applications

• Flexibility to travel and work weekends and extended weekday hours as needed

• Demonstrated passion for Atlanta Track Club’s mission

• Demonstrated commitment to physical fitness or movement preferred

• College degree preferred 

• Ability to lift 40 lbs 

Salary Description
$45,000 - $55,000