Community Coordinator

Position Summary:

The Community Coordinator plays a central role in supporting and advancing PYR’s studio and
community partnerships, as well as PYR’s team of volunteers. This role does have project management
responsibilities, with a focus on enhancing relationships to deepen participant experience and
organization impact. This position will oversee a team of volunteers and will work closely with
Ambassadors (PYR’s yoga instructors), external partners/presenters, and the Communications Manager.
The position reports directly to the Executive Director.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and support the delivery of all aspects of PYR’s community partnerships, studio
    programs, and 6-10 annual educational workshops, including but not limited to:

    • Actively and responsibly coordinate daily activities of the pay-what-you-can studio and
    • Manage partnership, workshop, series, and event calendars
    • Work with Executive Director to align Ambassadors to programs/classes and
    • Coordinate studio and program sub requests and placements
    • Train, motivate, and oversee check-in assistant team and other studio/event volunteers
    • Attend 2-3 PYR yoga classes at the studio and out in the community per month
  • Working with Executive Director, support the strengthening of relationships with current and
    prospective community partners and education providers
  • Gather and develop content for monthly Ambassador newsletter and monthly volunteer
  • Seek out, coordinate, and participate in community awareness events, as needed
  • Assist with projects and fundraising activities, as directed by Executive Director
Program Management
  • In collaboration with Executive Director and a team of volunteers, identify and establish new
    studio programming and evaluate existing studio programming
  • Organize and coordinate Ambassador and volunteer administration and intake process
  • Manage and digitize studio resource materials, including a current studio handbook, volunteer
    training handbook, and events handbook
  • Assist with survey/data collection from programs for grant applications and reporting, as
  • In collaboration with other staff and volunteers, gather outcomes, impact-driven content,
    participant data, and partner, student, and Ambassador stories for program and fund
    development initiatives
Systems Management
  • Track and measure volunteer activity and implement improvements to increase engagement
  • Manage studio scheduler (Mindbody) by maintaining a current schedule and improving student
  • Resolve student issues with payments and/or their use of Mindbody, Square, or Kindful
  • Answer info emails

Hours and Schedule

The weekly hours/schedule will be set upon hire, with at least one evening and one weekend shift at the
studio. During the first 60 days of hire, the position will be onsite at the studio. After 60 days, there will
be the possibility of remote work based on performance. At least 1-2 hours a week should be
committed to direct collaborations with the Executive Director, Communications Manager, and
dedicated volunteers. At least 1-2 hours a week should be committed to partner, volunteer, or event
site visits and meetings.


  • Commitment to the mission and work of PYR; knowledge of yoga and its benefits; active interest
    in building community
  • Demonstration of a positive demeanor and takes the initiative to set the welcoming, inclusive
    energetic tone at the studio and out in the community
  • Minimum 4 years of project or program management, volunteer management, or community
    engagement experience
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills; attention to detail
  • Strong organizational and planning skills (seriously!), including an ability to prioritize and
    manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Proficient with Microsoft Suite and Google Drive
  • Knowledge of spreadsheets and the ability to maintain accurate records; ability to develop
    forms and systems to support operations
  • Experience providing training and/or feedback to adults/teams, with clarity and compassion
  • Experience building relationships with diverse community stakeholders, including students of all
    ages and community partners
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to foster cooperative, collaborative relationships
    across all levels of the organization
  • Conscientious thinker, creative, resourceful, and a high degree of flexibility, as well as
    problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work evenings or weekends


Part-time hourly position- 20 hr/week. Hourly rate based on experience.


This is a part-time, non-benefited position. This position will have professional development funds and
opportunities, as well as full access to yoga classes, series, and workshops.

To apply, submit resume and cover letter to Nitika Achalam at nitika@projectyogarichmond.org.

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