Program Coordinator

Ryan Shazier Fund for Spinal Rehabilitation

Website Ryan Shazier Fund for Spinal Rehabilitation

Program Coordinator – PART-TIME POSITION

Ryan Shazier Fund for Spinal Rehabilitation

Pittsburgh, PA

Position Summary:

The Program Coordinator is part-time position responsible for providing coordination and oversight for a variety of programs and initiatives. In collaboration with the executive director, the program coordinator coordinates aspects of the Fund’s strategic plan implementation related to support for individuals with spinal cord injuries and their families, raising public awareness and fundraising. The program coordinator aims to ensure the best use of the Fund’s time and resources to new and existing programs. The position organizes and coordinates program and project implementation; motivates and coordinates assigned support personnel; oversees and refines complex processes; anticipates and advocates for constituent needs, while keeping an organization-wide perspective; and represents the Fund during engagement with the community, as requested.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving relevant stakeholders and ensuring feasibility;
  • Coordinate, monitor and maintain existing and new projects as assigned by the Executive Director;
  • Establish systems and processes to ensure effective project management from beginning through implementation, including scheduling, tracking and archiving projects and deliverables.
  • Maintain a list of all projects, assume responsibility for schedule and oversight as assigned, and help advise project team and other leads;
  • Negotiate deadlines, maintain overall view of all projects and workload; work with others on the team to ensure that project planning and execution is coordinated or adjusted to allow for the best use of time and resources;
  • Communicate project timelines, status and needed actions to the executive director on a regular basis;


  • Degree in Business, Communications, Nonprofit Management or related field; combination of education and experience in project management will be considered
  • 3 or more years of experience in project management and in leading people and organizational team, preferably with a nonprofit organization
  • Extensive experience with Microsoft 365—Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint with ability to easily learn and apply software management tools
  • Valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance, Act 33/34 and FBI clearances will be required.



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