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Program Coordinator

Fort Walton Beach, FL

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Full time
1 - 2 years of experience
Associate Degree
$31,000 to $40,000 per year

Published on 23 Oct 2022

Expires on 23 Oct 2022

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Program Coordinator




JOB TITLE:                    Program Coordinator

JOB CLASSIFICATION: Full-time, non-exempt (32-40 hrs/week)

REPORTS TO:                Director of Impact

HOURLY RATE:             $17-18/hr



United Way Emerald Coast (UWEC) is a local volunteer-based non-profit organization that brings individuals and groups together in a community wide effort to help others. Together, we fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in Okaloosa and Walton counties. We work with hundreds of individuals and organizations that share a collective vision for what is possible when we Unite our efforts. To drive positive change, UWEC evaluates our community's diverse needs, mobilizes the caring power of the community, and directs resources to the areas that will have the most positive impact.



The Program Coordinator is responsible for strengthening UWEC’s Community Impact work through community initiatives and volunteerism. This position will oversee and coordinate United Way’s annual events and engagement opportunities including, but not limited to, RSVP, Stuff the Bus, Day of Caring, and Ride United. This also includes supporting the relationships and logistics associated with each program. The Program Coordinator will work with volunteers, local nonprofits, and other community partners to engage volunteers in meaningful, quality roles.


Additionally, the Program Coordinator will support the Director of Impact in fostering local non-profit relationships and administering the Community Investment process. This position must have the ability to maintain and cultivate community relationships and work collaboratively with UWEC cross-sector departments. 



  • Work closely with Director of Impact in carrying out essential duties and responsibilities related to UWEC’s annual events and volunteer management.
  • Organize and coordinate UWEC’s community initiatives (Stuff the Bus, Ride United, Day of Caring, Family Nights, group volunteerism, etc.).
  • Work in partnership with both RSVP Directors to enhance the program by providing meaningful engagement opportunities for persons age 55+.
  • Assist in community outreach of programs to ensure maximum community participation.
  • Manage inventory and distribution of all program materials within budget guidelines.
  • Mobilize and connect volunteers by managing a comprehensive online volunteer database and managing group volunteer projects from concept to completion.
  • Build non-profit capacity through volunteer placement, coordinating resources, trainings, and aiding key stakeholder groups.
  • Track, monitor, and report on volunteer hours, program measures, and outreach efforts.
  • Coordinate and supervise office volunteers.
  • Provide staff support to the Director of Impact.
  • Coordinate communication and information flow to nonprofit partners and other community partners.
  • Maintain positive, collaborative relationships with UWEC employees, businesses, and community partners.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Keep all activities in line with the core values and contribute to the positive culture of UWEC.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities as related to the duties of the position.
  • Attend UWEC and community events when necessary.
  • Assist with the organization’s disaster response efforts, when necessary.
  • Assist with other projects as assigned.



  • Understand and demonstrate commitment to the mission, vision, and direction of UWEC.
  • Associates degree or 2 years of related experience preferred.
  • Ability to pass a Level 2 background screening to support vulnerable populations.
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and time management skills.
  • Proficient in business computer software and systems including Microsoft Office.
  • People-oriented with a track record of service to the community.
  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal, with the ability to convey complex information in a clear manner to a diverse audience.  
  • Knowledge of local nonprofits or human services organizations strongly preferred.
  • Ability to learn tasks quickly and work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Flexible to change; proven ability to manage multiple high-priority projects and deadlines without compromising quality.
  • Ability to work respectfully and inclusively with a diverse population and multiple stakeholders.
  • Drivers’ license and reliable vehicle, or equivalent ability to travel within a 2-county region.



  • While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to walk, sit and stand; use hands to finger manipulation, handle, feel, reach with arms and hands, and talk or hear.
  • Extended viewing of computer monitors.
  • Ability to lift or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  • Mission-Focused: Catalyze others’ commitment to mission to create real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities. This drives their performance and professional motivations.
  • Relationship-Oriented: Understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.
  • Collaborator: Understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.
  • Results-Driven: Dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact.
  • Brand Steward: Steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.


The statements contained in this position description are intended to describe the general routine and level of work of the position of Program Coordinator. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, or skills required by the position. 


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