Who We Are

PowerUP is a not-for-profit that is building a scalable mentorship model for underprivileged youth. We work in partnership with senseis and community partners to bring martial arts to children who otherwise might not be able to benefit from these classes.

The driving theme behind PowerUP is that martial arts senseis can mentor 50 or more children at a time, and expose them to our three core values of Self-Control, Resilience and Respect.

Why You’ll Love this Job

  • You’ll like us if..
    • You are frustrated by the pace of a traditional nonprofit.
    • Taking on responsibilities
    • Growth opp.

We are a small shop aimed at bringing mentorship to underserved youth. This Program Coordinator (PC) will be a partner in the future growth of the organization.

PC will play the pivotal role of helping the organization expand our relationships with senseis and partner organizations. This position will be focused on managing the attendance records of classes, working with partners to retain students, and recruiting new senseis who would be interested in running PowerUP classes.

We are looking for someone who wants to make an impact in the lives of our students and is willing to take on the challenge of helping them build skills for success in the rest of their lives.

Why We Will Love You

PowerUP’s next PC will need to be someone who cares about making an impact in the lives of our students and our community. You will be someone who enjoys speaking with our families and senseis and putting people in a place to succeed. Many of our senseis require support to make sure students are attending classes consistently and the PC will be the person they turn to with questions and will keep them involved with PowerUP.

PowerUP clientele come from a variety of backgrounds, but candidates who are bilingual in English/Spanish are encouraged to apply. Many of our students’ parents and guardians speak limited English, so Spanish language skills are highly valued.


PowerUP is based in Atlanta, GA, but is a virtual workplace, and plans on keeping our operations virtual for the foreseeable future. The role is a full time work-from-home role, however, candidates will be expected to regularly attend classes and meetings in the Atlanta metro area.


With this virtual workplace, computer literacy will be vital. Program Managers are expected to be comfortable using/comfortable learning the following tools:

  • Google Apps (Docs, Sheets, Presentations)
  • Airtable, which is where we keep attendance, contact info, and milestones
  • Video Conferencing
  • Basic knowledge of WiFi setup on a new computer if students need help


The salary for this position will be $36,000 annually and will include health benefits and a flexible work schedule.