Program Coordinator (Part-Time Independent Consultant)

Employer: Louisville Girls Leadership

Job Description

LGL seeks an enthusiastic Independent Contractor who believes in the inherent power of girls to change the world. The Program Coordinator commits to understanding, protecting, and fulfilling the LGL mission and oversees but does not overtake student voices. This role creates and facilitates a safe space, enabling program participants to connect and gain meaningful leadership experiences. This position oversees weekly operations of the organization, in compliance with standard nonprofit management best practices. She serves as the primary contact for LGL students, supporting them in an open, accessible way inside and outside of LGL programs and initiatives. She prepares for and facilitates Steering Committee meetings, program sessions, and other special events. The Program Coordinator works in partnership with the Board of Directors to support fund development, marketing/communications, alumnae engagement, and organizational development.

CLASSIFICATION: Independent contractor. Approximately 1,000 hours per contract year anticipated, including evenings and weekends. Position beginning June 15, 2019.

COMPENSATION: Annual range of $14,400 – $17,300 anticipated, based on experience and qualifications.

REPORTS TO: Louisville Girls Leadership Board of Directors

ACCOUNTABLE TO: Louisville Girls Leadership Steering Committee (read: a bunch of fierce 16 year-olds)

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Practicum students, interns, and program participants as needed



In conjunction with the LGL Steering Committee:

  • Plan, organize, and facilitate approximately 10 leadership sessions and 15 planning sessions annually.

  • Coordinate the Marsha Weinstein Girls Leadership Institute as directed.

  • Support the Steering Committee to effectively and optimally fulfill duties for program development.

  • Promote effective conflict resolution among participants when necessary.

  • Identify and provide necessary resources (materials, connections, space, etc) to assure success of Steering Committee and all LGL programming.

In conjunction with the LGL Board of Directors:

  • Contribute to programming, fundraising, organizational, and other related goals.

  • Maintain up-to-date tracking and task reports for programming, fundraising, organizational, and other related goals and committees.

  • Recruit and supervise AmeriCorps VISTA members, interns, practicum students, and volunteers.

  • Maintain and coordinate multiple calendars to schedule varied and complex meetings.

  • Manage website content and social media efforts, including our electronic newsletter.

  • Produce monthly expense and income reports.

  • Perform general office duties and provide general administrative support.

Salary Range: < $35,000

Job Requirements:


Necessary traits include: collaborative and patient leadership style, vigorous work ethic, open and flexible communication, strong facilitation skills, ability to navigate complex group dynamics, comfortable with and embracing of change, and ability to build strong, supportive relationships with program participants inside and outside programming time. Bonus Points: Expert group texter; Inexplicable obsession with all things glitter.

Traits of a great candidate:

  • Excellent leadership, organization, and oral/written communication skills.
  • Task-oriented self-starter, with good problem-solving abilities.
  • Experience working with youth/young adults, especially a diverse population of high school girls.
  • Experience coordinating community engagement among mission-aligned stakeholders.
  • Experience with program development, facilitation, and evaluation.
  • Able to develop and implement strategic objectives to grow an organization.
  • Expert snack-purchasing abilities, or willingness to learn


  • Project management experience.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with youth, school staff, and the public.
  • Two or more years experience working in a nonprofit or student-oriented setting.
  • Valid Kentucky Operator’s Driver’s License; Ability to pass a routine background check.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Google suite, scheduling tools, web/social media content management, file transfer/cloud backup tools.
  • Able to respect privacy of program participants and volunteers.


  • Primary availability required on 1-2 Sunday afternoons and around six weeknight evenings per month.
  • Mileage paid at standard federal business rate for up to 900 miles per contract year.
  • Organization may pay part or all of certain professional development fees, subject to approval.
  • Reliable transportation required for job functions inside Jefferson County. Out of town travel not usual.
  • Able to lift ~30 lbs.  Duties are performed in an office environment with no unusual physical demands.
  • The physical requirements described herein are representative of those which must be met by an independent contractor to successfully perform the essential functions of this contract.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified, to perform the essential functions.

How to Apply:


  • Individuals should submit (1) consultant proposal/cover letter addressing the qualifications and scope of services listed in the RFP, (2) a current resume or curriculum vita, and (3) at least three professional references.
  • Submit proposal documents electronically as a single PDF file at: regarding the RFP must be submitted in writing via email to MK Lindsey at