Rochester Program Coordinator

Department: Program - Rochester

Hours/Pay: Full-time, 40 hrs/wk, $38,000-$40,000

Reports to: Program Coordinator is directly supervised by the Program Director and is a member of the Program Department.

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

Position Description: This position supports and monitors youth and mentor progress and takes on other agency-related responsibilities as required. The Program Coordinator is responsible for the attainment of the strategic goals for the Program Department (including case management), and is an entry level position in the Program Department. 


  • Youth Retention:  Support and Monitor Youth Progress (70%)

    • Execute entire youth-mentor match process from youth referral, match meeting with  mentor to graduation of program

    • Conduct home visits at intake, match, and after 9 months in the program, administering and collecting the appropriate assessment and evaluation tools

    • Maintain consistent communication with the mentor, youth, and caregiver, and provide additional support as needed 

    • Maintain a 70% retention rate for matched pairs

    • Provide and advocate for resources and referrals to families as needed

    • Nurture relationships with all active stakeholders (youth providers, caregivers, mentors, and youth)

    • Manage and support youth-mentor pairs in the successful completion of the 4 program components: 1) physical activity, 2) program meetings and activities, 3) academics, and 4) goal setting.  

    • Maintain up-to-date documentation and case notes via the agency’s database

    • Collect data for grant reporting

  • Youth Meetings, Events, and Activities (20%)

    • Plan for and facilitate Rochester-based youth meetings, events, and activities (i.e. goal meetings, mentor meet-ups, etc.)

    • Create and manage quarterly program calendar to reflect upcoming meetings, events, and activities for pairs to participate in

  • Other Agency-Related Responsibilities (10%)

    • Work with the Program Department in the implementation of strategic goals and direction for the agency

    • Assist in other agency related duties and activities as needed such as fundraising events

    • Participate in community committees and/or groups as needed

    • Occasional recruitment/event tabling

    • Occasional public speaking and interviews

    • Occasional posting and updating social media


  • Maintain caseload of 15-30 active pairs

  • Maintain monthly communication with youth, mentors, caregivers, and/or providers

  • Enter relevant data into agency’s database within 3 business days (surveys, intake information, RSVPs, etc.)


  • A BA or BS in Human Services Field, preferably Social Work or Education

  • At least 2 years experience in case management, community outreach and organizing, collaboration and networking, and program coordination

  • A strong desire to learn and acquire additional skills

  • At least 2 years experience in youth work, particularly with high-risk populations and/or adolescents

  • Knowledge of and experience with running/biking, including the ability to successfully complete a 5K race or community bike event

  • Flexibility in schedule to meet program needs and ability/willingness to work some weekends

  • Must own a safe vehicle, have a clean driving record, and a clean background check

  • Good judgment, initiative, and resourcefulness

  • Computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office, Outlook, and Database

  • Excellent organizational, communication, time-management and prioritization skills

  • Adventurous spirit, good sense of humor and fun

Physical Demands: Remaining in a stationary position, often standing or sitting in front of a computer for prolonged periods. Frequent communication by phone, email, virtual meetings, and in-person with team members. Access to reliable transportation for intakes, matches and other meetings. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities.

Salary/Benefits: Full-time exempt position, flexible work schedule including ability to work from home some of the time, with occasional weekend and evening hours for events. Benefits include medical and dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, short and long-term disability insurance, 3-4 weeks of PTO plus 13 paid holidays, and a 401(k) plan with a match. This job starts at $38-40,000/year and we offer free entrances to 5ks, bike rides and sporting events. During the summer months we work 36 hours a week.

Application information: As a nonprofit that serves people from diverse backgrounds, we strongly encourage applications from people of color, people from working class backgrounds, women, and LGBTQ+ people, and other members of marginalized communities. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Program Director, by July 26th.