St. Louis, MO, Des Moines, IA, Minneapolis, MN, Madison, WI, or Chicago, IL

Midwest Region Coordinator

Position Title

Coordinator, Midwest Region

Position Type

Full-time (Exempt)

Reporting to

Manager, Midwest Region

Position Summary

The Midwest Region Coordinator will support the daily operations associated with Travis Manion Foundation’s programmatic initiatives. This includes the execution of TMF programs, support of TMF initiatives/national campaigns, and activation of volunteers. As a member of the Midwest regional team, the coordinator will support the planning and implementation of TMF activities and events and maintain and build relationships to amplify the work of TMF and contribute to the foundation’s overall mission of unifying communities across America. The coordinator will provide the Midwest Region Manager logistical support and build relationships with TMF volunteers to activate them in programming.

TMF is accepting candidates who reside in or near St. Louis, MO, Des Moines, IA, Minneapolis, MN, Madison, WI, and Chicago, IL. You can expect to be traveling to programs and events at least 20% of the time. This is not a fully remote position. Veterans are highly encouraged to apply for this role!

About 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

Program Coordination and Execution

  • Plans and organizes logistics for all TMF program-related initiatives, including but not limited to: volunteer trainings, program implementation, workshops, service projects, national events, etc.
  • Collaborates with the regional manager to develop, execute, and assess the regional strategy for best delivering TMF programs and provides insight on the resources required for that strategy.
  • Engages the community to increase support for TMF programs; this includes teachers, administrators, volunteers, other charitable organizations, youth groups, etc. The coordinator will build relationships with different TMF volunteers and assign them to program activation opportunities based on their volunteer interests.
  • Oversees quality control of the programs throughout the region and provides input on how to improve local operations.
  • Manages program inventory and equipment. Assembles, organizes, and sends all supplies and materials to remote volunteers and program-delivery sites as required.

Community Outreach

  • Identifies, connects, and partners with new youth organizations and groups to expand the reach of TMF’s Character Does Matter program.
  • Seeks out opportunities - tabling events, career fairs, conferences, networking events, etc. - to recruit new veterans, survivors, and inspired civilians to participate in TMF programming.
  • Shares content and engaging posts, stories, and videos on program impact through TMF’s regional social media, videos, flyers, etc. to create buzz around TMF programming.
  • Implement and maintain online marketing strategies through various social media platforms – regional Facebook pages, chapter pages, blogs, etc.


  • Responsible for all program-related clerical needs including informing/updating weekly reports, completing feedback forms and after action reports, updating information on various databases and systems (ie Salesforce, Dropbox, Classy, Airtable).
  • Records, tracks and manages all data associated with Character Does Matter program metrics, survey evaluations, event activities, etc. Prepares reports on volunteer and student impact in order to work with the regional team and make decisions on future programming.

Miscellaneous Activities

  • Provide support as needed to TMF national events and membership to ensure the successful execution of Operation Legacy, Heroes’ Run, and Expeditions. 
  • Events are, with a few exceptions, located within the region and will require some after-hours and weekend work. Travel for TMF programming events at least 20% of the time.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or prior military service; minimum of 1 years’ work experience in education, human services, social work, non-profit, administration, or a related field. Veterans are highly encouraged to apply for this role!
  • Must have their own car in working condition and a valid driver’s license. Proof of automobile insurance is required. TMF does reimburse for mileage when a personal vehicle is used for business travel.
  • Self-starter with outstanding attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, and professional customer service skills.
  • Must be a self-reliant and initiative-driven problem solver, while still being an effective and collaborative team member; energetic, flexible, and proactive.
  • 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.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, Salesforce, and other systems used to manage program related data.
  • Dedicated to the foundation’s mission and has a passion for service/community development.


For the past six years, Travis Manion Foundation has been recognized as a “Best Nonprofit to Work For” by the Nonprofit Times.

The pay for this position is $45-50k and is based on the candidate’s work experience, skills, and abilities. TMF offers a benefits package, which includes medical and dental, short-term disability, long-term disability, life 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

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 their 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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003 650,000+ Youth Living "If Not Me, Then Who..." Movement