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We’re Hiring: Athletic Program Manager

Job Summary:

The Athletic Program Manager (APM) is responsible for creating, managing, and maintaining stability in the 17 Rose City Rollers roller derby teams and programs. This position is pivotal in fulfilling RCR’s Mission and maintaining focus on our Core Values. At times, the APM is faced with the challenge of balancing limited resources and ensuring equitable access to programs. To achieve this, the APM must be prepared to compromise and diplomatically facilitate member-driven decisions to ensure resources are allocated fairly and programs are accessible to all. The focus on equity is critical to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment that values diversity and fosters a sense of belonging for all participants, members, and volunteers. Despite these challenges, the APM must remain committed to delivering high-quality, consistent, and transparent sports programs that meet the wants, needs, and interests of all stakeholders.

Developing and maintaining relationships with participants, members, volunteers, and the community is a critical aspect of the APM. This ensures that programs meet everyone’s needs and interests, and requires effective communication, transparency, and feedback. The APM must also work collaboratively with volunteers and coaches to ensure they feel valued and supported. Building strong relationships fosters a supportive community that benefits all.



  • Oversight of youth and adult roller derby programs
  • Supervise full-time Junior Program Coordinator to ensure junior and adult programs align
  • Build and maintain a comprehensive league-wide coaching program including recruitment, training, and management
  • Recruit, train, and manage coaches and volunteers
  • Guide member-led committees in decision-making to ensure teams are balanced and competitive
  • Collaborate with Executive Director to ensure alignment with the organization’s mission and core values
  • Monitor and evaluate program effectiveness and make necessary adjustments to ensure goals are met
  • Practices and bout schedule management
  • Develop and manage the budget for programs and ensure compliance with budgetary guidelines
  • Manage and maintain accurate records of program participation, team performance, and finances
  • Work with the WFTDA (Women’s Flat Track Derby Association) and JRDA (Junior Roller Derby Association) to ensure RCR coaching aligns with those governing bodies.

Key Qualifications:

  • Must have an understanding and passion for sports, communicating effectively with others, working with and motivating volunteers, and athlete development.
  • Experience creating/building curriculum, conflict management, maintaining a 360-degree view of programs, and identifying blind spots.
  • Comfortable holding RCR’s varied, diverse, and passionate skaters, members, and volunteers accountable to our policies, procedures, and core values.

Required Skills:

  • Experience managing a multi-tiered athletic program
  • Experience managing youth programs
  • Well-organized; able to manage time and people efficiently
  • Strong ability to manage conflict and engage members and staff as needed
  • Excellent professional verbal and written communication
  • Project management experience
  • Willing to undergo a background check.

Work Schedule: This role is 40 hrs/wk. Work is often M-F 9-5 from your home office, plus some afternoon, evening, and weekend activities and meetings.

Compensation: $54,000-$59,000 salary based on experience, reviewed annually. Benefits include 100% employer-covered medical, dental, and vision, vacation, holiday pay, sick time, a flexible schedule, a monthly tech stipend, and participation in Oregon Saves retirement savings program. The estimated value of the benefits packages is $13,000.

Hiring Timeline:

Applications window: May 11 – June 1

Telephone interview: June 5th

Zoom interviews: June 8th

Offer made: June 9th

Start date: June 12th or ASAP