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Under the direction of the Executive Director, and in accordance with the GLRFH Growth Model, the Program Director will oversee GLRFH local youth field hockey programming across the state of Michigan. This position is for a field hockey enthusiast who is looking to grow the game in the state under the direction of the GLRFH team, a group of passionate sports advocates. This position also allows for a coaching role combined with the administrative responsibilities encompassing all aspects of sports programming. The Director will work year-round with existing community programs and partnerships, coalition partnerships, schools & facilities, community leaders and youth sports directors to grow programming and also identify local coaches to support growth in participation. The Director will utilize the GLRFH network to assist in developing and growing existing in-town leagues, school teams, and recreational opportunities. 

This position will supervise program curriculum to guide GLRFH coaching staff & will have a hand in developing a sports culture that ensures all participant’s learn field hockey skills in a fun, healthy and safe environment. 

The Program Director will provide direction, leadership, support and efficiencies for coaches & staff by following the GLRFH playbook which encourages fun, play-based learning, consistent curriculum guidelines, step by step program processes, and an adherence to on-site safety protocols. 


The Program Director should possess 3+ years working in sports and/or coaching experience, plus experience working with children of all ages. A Bachelor's degree or equivalent education/ job experience required. He/she should have experience in leadership in the areas of coaching, running camps/sports programs for youth, creating and following practice plans/curriculum, and an understanding of sports registrations, communications, and administrative/operating procedures. An active USA FH coach membership will be required (this can be obtained during the onboarding process once the applicant is selected for this position). Proven ability to display a positive, energized and fun attitude, initiative, good judgment and the ability to make decisions independently is required. Candidates will also be able to demonstrate good written and verbal communication skills; comfortable coaching large groups/public speaking, conduct coach training meetings and programs, create program guidelines, and competent computer skills. 

Essential Functions
  1. Coalition liaison - community networking & outreach through existing and potential partnerships to help grow interest and grow participation

  2. Southeast Michigan program development - create developmental programs throughout Southeast Michigan (can include specialty programs, clinics, GK programs, new locations/area, rec and ed programs). Fun introductory programs to inspire new players

  3. Direct & facilitate all aspects of Eastside/Southeast MI High School Summer League (rising 9th-12th). *New opportunity in 2024 for HS players in these communities*

  4. Direct & facilitate all aspects of the robust programming at Legacy Field Hockey in Brighton, MI (some onsite supervision/coaching may be required)

Responsibilities include:
Facility relationships & facility scheduling/administration; seasonal strategic planning; building a network of potential coaches & staff; planning, assigning and directing coaches & umpires, evaluating coach & site performance; adhering to GLRFH quality standards; addressing complaints and resolving problems directly related to programs; ensuring all programs are meeting all GLRFH safety protocols; acting as a public champion for growth of the sport in the state of Michigan.

Flexible hours include some 9a-5p hours for program facilitation & administrative duties. Work will also include some evenings and weekends at a total of 40 hours per week. Annual coach education participation. Requires travel & own transportation with ability to store and transport equipment (when necessary). 

Pay & Benefits:

Salary: Base pay - $32,000 Annually, $1200 roth IRA contribution, $100/month gas stipend.

  • $500 reimbursement for approved continued education. 

  • Additional on-field coach compensation based on GLRFH coach pay scale (note: coach pay will only be provided to the Program Director if he/she is coaching a coach compensated program. Some programs are run by volunteer coaches, in this case, additional coach pay will not be included).

  • *New Program Development Package* to include additional revenue opportunities for the Program Director. These guidelines will outline a supplemental revenue package to support opportunities for the Program Director to create programs that expand both the position and pay.

Come Be a Part of Something Great at GLRFH


The purpose of the Great Lakes Regional Field Hockey Internship program is to expose college aged athletes to the interworking of a non-profit organization that is purpose driven and goal oriented.  Interns will be part of the communication team, coaching staff and planning team.  Interns will also review corporate documents and organization structures with Board Members and the Executive Director to learn about organization formation and growth.
Great Lakes Regional Field Hockey is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. The internship program is designed for individuals interested in expanding the impact of field hockey in the Great Lakes region. Interns will be responsible for public relations tasks, data collection and analysis, and on occasion, program development. Interns have a unique opportunity to learn how 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations are run, as they will work closely with the Executive Director, to whom they report.


GLRFH serves all ages and abilities of the indoor and outdoor field hockey community through high quality coaching, programming, skill development, fitness training, and play.  Additionally, GLRFH sponsors coaching education, specialty workshops, leadership training and other educational opportunities to support development. In the near future, the work of GLRFH will include development of facilities and training venues.
We have a passion for the sport of field hockey and for its unique community. 

We recognize that field hockey players tend to be: 

  • leaders in their communities
  • willing to give back to their field hockey community
  • willing to work together to achieve a goal larger than their own personal goal
  • thoughtful 

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