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Bolder Options Program Event Coordinator

Position Title: Program Event Coordinator (1 FTE/40/w)
Department: Program, managed by Director of Program

YOU: Do you make friends easily? Do you thrive in new situations, meeting new people? Are you passionate about teaching and learning? Then you’re the person Bolder Options is looking for.

We’re hiring a Program Event Coordinator. As coordinator, you will design, facilitate, and implement programming events at Bolder Options while creating sustainable curriculum that can be utilized at all Bolder Options sites. This position will work closely with youth and mentors participating in our mentoring program and will provide lessons and creative activities involving physical activity, emotional development, life skills acquisition, and community connection.

This job starts at 40,000/year and has full benefits including dental and vision insurance. We offer flexible hours, and free entrances to 5ks and bike rides.

Agency Description:
Bolder Options provides transformational individual mentoring and development for at-promise youth between the ages of 10-14 in the Twin Cities and Rochester. Our programs are focused on developing and nurturing healthy minds and bodies – for all participants. Anchored in mentoring, comprehensive programming coordinates resources in a united effort to support at-promise 10 – 14 years old youth, who have an extraordinary raw potential for positive life skills and need positive adult role models to develop it. Bolder Options emphasize exercise, fitness, nutrition, social and emotional health as well as an array of life skills like financial literacy, gardening, sports and more; and we encourage healthy active lifestyles, positive self-esteem and smart choices in the classroom and in life.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Research, plan and lead all healthy living, lifelong learning, emotional development and community connectivity events (36%)
  • Plan and lead at least one 5k race and bike rides/spin class on a monthly basis (19%)
  • Plan and co-lead events with Alumni Program Advisory Board members for the alumni program in Twin Cities and Rochester (16%)
  • Seek out and form partnerships with partners that aid in program development/delivery (12%)
  • Collaborate with other program staff on projects (12%)
  • Attend all required staff meetings and training (5%)
  • Develop programming fit for delivery online and in-person as needed
  • Other duties as assigned


  • A BA or BS in human services field (social work, education, etc) and/or project coordination. Or equivalent experience
  • Experience in facilitating and implementing programming based in health and wellness, preferably with youth
  • Ability to successfully complete a 5K race or community bike event
  • Experience in youth development, collaboration and networking, and program coordination
  • Experience working with diverse communities
  • Must love physical activities and sharing this experience with others
  • Must be able to work well independently and in a team setting
  • A strong desire to learn and acquire additional skills
  • Strong network within running/biking communities and youth-serving organizations of Minnesota
  • Strong network within Twin Cities
  • Flexibility in schedule to meet program needs
  • Good judgment, initiative, and resourcefulness
  • Experience working with technology (laptop, cell phone, etc.)
  • Experience navigating through Google programs (Docs, Sheet, Forms, Slides)
  • Excellent organizational, communication, time-management, reliability, consistency and prioritization skills
  • Spanish language proficiency is preferred
  • Creative, adventurous spirit, good sense, of humor and fun

If you’re interested in applying, submit a resume, cover letter, and three references to our Director of Program Management Xavier Vazquez. Your cover letter must address your level of Spanish fluency and answer the question ‘who believed in you?’ We are looking to have a coordinator in place by early March.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $40,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends

Typical start time:

  • 9AM

Typical end time:

  • 5PM

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable — more reliable than spontaneous
  • People-oriented — enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
  • Adaptable/flexible — enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
  • Detail-oriented — would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
  • Achievement-oriented — enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail
  • Autonomous/Independent — enjoys working with little direction
  • Innovative — prefers working in unconventional ways or on tasks that require creativity

This Job Is:

  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma
  • A job for which people with disabilities are encouraged to apply

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Benefit Conditions:

  • Only full-time employees eligible

Work Remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

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