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CLOSED – We’re Hiring! Built to Run Program Lead: Victoria


Fast and Female is a nationwide charity on a mission to empower girls through sport and physical activity! Using our evidence-based curriculum, developed by industry leaders, we aim to build the confidence and leadership skills of girls ages 8-18 through our events and programs. We believe in the power of REAL (relatable, empowered, active leaders) Role Models for our participants and aim to create girl-centred, girl-focused opportunities for our participants to connect with incredible women Role Models that are passionate about sport and physical activity.


  • Harnessing the power of sports and role models to forge a new generation of women leaders.


  • Keep self-identified girls healthy and active in sports.


  • Fast and Female was created in 2005 to tackle the inequalities and systemic barriers for girls and women in sports; however, we are also aware of how these inequalities reach far beyond sports culture and how they affect racialized and marginalized populations more than others.
  • We recognize that Fast and Female’s values of Inclusion and Social Change cannot be fully realized until we address these injustices and oppression and make meaningful change.
  • We are committed to hiring staff and contractors who, in addition to possessing the desirable experience, values and skill sets, contribute to meaningful and intersectional representation among our team.


  • Program Lead, Built to Run 2023 
  • Reports to Fast and Female Program Manager, Madison Danford


Built to Run is an 8-week running program with the following goals:

  • Provide a fully subsidized (free) local running program for women, age 18+, in Victoria, BC, to prepare for the Royal Victoria Marathon (RVM) on Oct. 6-8, 2023
  • Foster developmentally appropriate running fundamentals for women in Victoria, with various entry levels to running (beginning, intermediate, advanced);
  • Develop leadership skills in local role models within Victoria;
  • Create a positive social environment and sustainably foster an active community.

The Built To Run Program will run for 8 weeks in late summer to fall 2023 (August to October). Participants will meet weekly on an agreed evening during the week at an agreed-upon location. The goal of the program is to prepare participants for the Victoria Marathon 5k, happening in Oak Bay on October 7, 2023. This will be a FREE program for all participants. Participation in the program does not include registration to the RVM. Participants must register themselves.


The Program Lead will work alongside the Program Manager and Fast and Female staff in the development, prep and delivery of the Built to Run Program: Victoria, 2023.


  • Support the planning and development of 2023 Built to Run Program
  • Supporting with the creation and management of the Built to Run Registration page
  • Support with the recruitment and registration of program participants
  • Send weekly emails to all participants
  • Build reporting and feedback structures for participants
  • Liaise with program leads and supporting staff during the delivery of the program
  • Be on-site to deliver each week of the program (at an agreed-upon evening and time)
  • Take photos and videos for social media 
  • Provide administrative support (i.e. emails, note-taking, etc.)
  • Attend the monthly RVM Charity Chek program meetings on behalf of Fast and Female, as necessary
  • Be at the Royal Victoria Marathon 5k and/or 8km event on Oct. 7 and 8
  • Review final program evaluation forms and work collaboratively with Program Manager to create a final report 


  • Willingness to be a team player and ambassador of Fast and Female’s Mission and Values 
  • Prior experience as a running lead is not required but preferred
  • Prior experience as a runner is preferred
  • Must be able to communicate clearly with Fast and Female team members, partners, and community members
  • Be able to reach, bend, stoop and frequently lift up to 25 pounds
  • Be able to work on your feet for an extended period of time
  • Must be age 20+
  • Women-identified

Please note that a portion of the tasks and responsibilities would be remote, other than in-person program components. 

The Project Lead will be compensated with a total honorarium of $500 plus registration for the 5km and/or 8km for the Royal Victoria Marathon. Honorariums will be paid out at the completion of the program and tasks. Program Leads will be asked to complete their CPR/First Aid (at their own expense) if they do not already have it.

HOW TO APPLY: Please submit your interest using this form or click the ‘Apply Here’ button below.

Applications Close: UPDATED: Sunday, July 23 at 5:00 pm EST