Chicago, IL

Midwest Region Manager

Job Description


Position Title

Manager, Midwest Region


Position Type

Full-time (Exempt)


This position operates out of our Chicago office and supports Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, Indiana, Missouri, and Ohio. This position will require travel at least 25% of the time.

Full-time (Exempt)


Reports To

Director, Programs


 About the Travis Manion Foundation


Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) unites communities to strengthen America's national character by empowering veterans and families of fallen to develop and lead future generations. In 2007, 1stLt Travis Manion was killed in Iraq while saving his wounded teammates. Travis' legacy lives on in the words he spoke before leaving for his final deployment, "If Not Me, Then Who..." Guided by this mantra, veterans continue their service, develop strong relationships with their communities, and thrive in their post-military lives by serving as character role models to youth. As a result, communities prosper and the character of our nation’s heroes lives on in the next generation.


Duties and Responsibilities


Regional Operations

  • Innovate methods to increase volunteer engagement, provide worthwhile opportunities to members, and solve for gaps in the volunteer pipeline.  

  • Serve as the principle liaison for local chapters which may also include identifying chapter leaders, attending chapter events, and providing resources to chapters for executing events

  • control for regional programs to improve local operations. 

  • Review and analyze reports, summarize information, and identify trends to best inform and make decisions for regional operations.

  • Collects stories that show TMF as the leader in the character (leadership and service) space. 


  •  Regional Partnerships

    • Steward relationships that further programmatic goals – employee resource groups, Veteran Service Organizations, schools, etc. 

    • Maintain oversight of established national strategic partners and programmatic commitments to fulfill partnership agreements.

    • Maximize opportunities to collaborate with local organizations with aligned interest and mutually beneficial outcomes. 


    National Support

    • Serve as the local regional contact for National TMF Initiatives including third-party fundraisers, athletic events, and community service events to ensure successful execution.

    • Support TMF national events by recruiting volunteer leaders and participants, promoting events through various channels, cultivating deeper relationships locally, providing TMF supplies/resources, and attending local events hosted, etc. 


    Miscellaneous Activities 

    • Shares TMF content through social media posts, videos, flyers. 

    • Updating weekly reports, completing feedback forms, and after action reports

    • Tracks, updates, and maintains data associated with regional volunteers

    • Supports the distribution and collection of surveys to define TMF impact. 

    • Manages and tracks program expenses to maintain budget for the region.  

    • Attend regional events, some after-hours/weekend work. Travel at least 25% of the time.

    • Other duties as assigned. 



    • Bachelor’s Degree; minimum of 6 years’ work experience in volunteer management, program management, human services, social work, or a related field. 

    • Demonstrated ability to manage complex and disparate operations and individuals

    • Demonstrated skill in proactively building and maintaining high-impact relationships 

    • Highly competent with Microsoft Office Suite and G-Suite, familiar with Salesforce (or similar databases) and systems for managing program related data 

    • Self-starter with excellent organizational and customer service-skills; must be self-reliant and initiative-driven, while still being an effective and collaborative team member 

    • Excellent and persuasive communicator with exceptional written, oral, and presentation skills 

    • Remains focused and efficient in the face of pressure, delivers results with timelines; not intimidated by complex tasks, challenging timelines, or a fast-paced work environment 

    • Energetic, flexible, and proactive with dedication to the mission of the Travis Manion Foundation and a passion for service and community development.


The salary for this position is commensurate with experience. TMF offers a benefits package, which includes medical and dental, short-term disability, long-term disability, life insurance and participation in our 401(k) program, to name a few. In addition, we have an attractive PTO policy along with holidays and paid parental leave.

Equal Opportunity Employer


Earlier this year, Travis Manion Foundation was recognized as a top 10 “Best Nonprofit to Work for” by the Nonprofit Times.


TMF is committed to an environment in which all individuals are treated with respect, dignity and equal opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender or gender identity, age, genetic information, marital and partnership status, familial status, alienage or citizenship status, handicap, disability or perceived disability, pregnancy, arrest or conviction record, consumer credit status, unemployment status, caregiver status, victim of domestic violence, sexual violence or stalking, military and veteran status and any other category protected by federal, state, city and local laws.


At TMF, one of our main priorities is to create an inclusive culture where all forms of diversity are seen as real value for our leaders, staff, board, members and those we serve. Many of the greatest ideas come from a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds and experiences, and we are committed to cultivating an inclusive environment.


Application Procedure

Qualified candidates should submit a resume and a cover letter (with salary requirements) describing his or her background as it relates to the position description. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until a final candidate is selected. Submit all information via email to

**No phone calls or faxes. Due to the volume of applications, TMF cannot notify applicants of the status of their applications unless an interview is requested.**


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TMF Stats:
001 60,000+ Veterans + Survivors Empowered
002 115,000+ Spartan Members
003 400,000+ Youth Living "If Not Me, Then Who..." Movement