The Cooper Institute

Founded in 1970 by the "Father of Aerobics"
Kenneth H. Cooper MD, MPH


Youth Program Manager


This position reports to the Director of Youth Research and Education, and is responsible for the design, management and implementation of the Youth Education health-related programs that align with The Cooper Institute’s mission and goals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Leads communication with participants and builds and maintains relationships with stakeholders.

Works with participants to successfully implement programs in accordance to grant requirements.

Develops grant proposals in conjunction with Director of Youth Research and Education.

Works with leadership to develop and manage budgets for current or new programs to support the strategic planning of the organization.

Creates and manages short and long-term programmatic goals.

Manages timelines to ensure program components are delivered accurately.

Develops and maintains relationships with partner organizations.

Develops an operational plan that follows the lifecycle of each program and making changes as needed to ensure program goals are achieved.  

Leads development of training events and educational materials.  Facilitates those training events.

Develops and manages program-related events and activities.

Attends community-based events and conferences.

Collaborates with the evaluation team to analyze the impact of the programs, develops reports for funders, and writes manuscripts.

Under the direction of the Director of Youth Research and Education, works with the Development and Marketing & Communications teams to improve program impact, and brand recognition.

Under the direction of the Director of Youth Research and Education, leads opportunities to grow the youth programs and create and implement new youth programs for CI.

With Director of Youth Research and Education approval, submits abstracts to public health and related conferences and workshops using continuously elevated presentation skills. 

Promotes The Cooper Institute’s mission, youth research and programs, and builds key relationships with stakeholders. 

Location: 12330 Preston Road, Dallas, TX 75230 

Education and Experience:                                                

Master’s degree (MS, MPH) in health or related field required .

3 or more years’ experience working in health education or health-related field preferred.

Experience working with diverse populations.


Computer Skills, Licenses and/or Certifications:

Must have working knowledge of word processing, database management, and graphic presentation software (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint).

Experience with project management applications preferred.



Special Position Requirements:

Travel to conduct program workshops/trainings

Occasional weekend work


Skills, Abilities and Knowledge:

Ability to write reports and draft business correspondence.

Demonstrates leadership skills and initiative ability.

Program management experience and understanding of program lifecycles.

Ability to work well individually, and as a team, with partners, stakeholders, and staff members.

Ability to identify significant opportunities for program growth and potential challenges and develop feasible solutions.

Self-driven, results-oriented with a positive and creative approach to problem solving.

Must demonstrate excellent customer service skills. 

Effective presentation skills, tailoring communication to all types of audiences.

Ability to coordinate, train, supervise, and manage the activities of others to accomplish goals. 

Ability to organize work and set priorities is critical. 

Ability to work well under pressure.


Physical Demands:

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Department: Education 
Duration: Full-Time  FLSA Status: Exempt 
Position Close Date: Open until filled 
Application Submission:

Please send resume/CV to

Position Posted On: 05/03/2022