Program Coordinator

The Program Coordinator (one volunteer employee) is responsible for the overall management of Take Action!. In a large company, it may be necessary to recruit additional Program Coordinators to share some of the program management responsibilities.

A Good Program Coordinator Will be Able to:

  • Emphasize to participants that making changes for a healthy lifestyle is easier for people when they enjoy the process. Be creative! Adapt the program to fit your organization's culture and, most importantly, make it fun!
  • Spread the word and get employees excited about the program. Use all of your employer's available assets (time, staff, space, and budget) to appropriately and effectively encourage participants.
  • Involve employees in leadership roles to generate enthusiasm for the program throughout the organization and to tap into the creativity and talent of many employees.
  • Establish a Planning Committee to assist in the smooth implementation of the program.
  • Recruit and train effective Team Captains to champion Take Action! and support participants on a daily basis.
  • Ensure that every person in the organization has the opportunity to participate in a team.
  • Utilize incentives - events and prizes - to generate enthusiasm and reward progress. A Kick Off event and Closing Celebration will bring employees together, underscoring the camaraderie generated by Take Action!. Prizes, strategically awarded over the program's 10 weeks, will recognize participant achievements.
  • Collect information in an accurate and timely fashion. Team Captains will track participant progress and goal achievement, and report data to the Program Coordinator at the 5-week mid-point and 10-week end-point. The coordinator will compile the data for participants and management.
  • Communicate regularly with management, providing updated information about program planning, recruitment, special events, employee participation, and accomplished goals.

Download Materials

Complete Program
Adobe PDF Reader

Helpful Hints

Successful Program Coordinator's have come from a variety of positions: Human Resource Assistants, Wellness Nurses, Assistant Managers, and Safety Team Managers or Assistants.