Kickoff Coordinator

Position Summary

The Kickoff Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of planning and executing a Local Kickoff 


  • Sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement
  • Participate in Local Kickoff training
  • Find and reserve a location for the Local Kickoff
  • Obtain any equipment necessary to screen the broadcast
  • Decide if a field will be constructed and recruit volunteers to build the field if needed
  • Decide if workshops will be offered and organize workshops if they are to be held
  • Arrange for someone at a facility with a loading dock to be available to sign for and receive multiple shipments during the weeks prior to kickoff
  • Recruit volunteers to assist in preparations for and execution of the local kickoff
  • Ensure all Local Kickoff volunteers enter their information into the Volunteer Information Management System (VIMS)
  • Register participating teams at the Local Kickoff event
  • Distribute packets of information and Kits of Parts to registered teams
  • Return all Kit of Part Receipts to FIRST immediately after the Local Kickoff
  • Store extra/unclaimed Kit of Parts elements in a secure location and ship as directed by FIRST headquarters
  • Complete the post Kickoff survey

Experience and skills needed

  • FIRST experience not required, but very helpful
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to oversee and manage others
  • Ability to collaborate with others, work as a member of a team
  • Attention to detail

Time commitment

Training + pre-event planning and preparation + kickoff day


Phone conference training for Kickoff Coordinators will be held in October. A follow up training call for late breaking news and last minute questions will be held just prior to the kickoff.

Reporting Relationships and Supervision

This individual works closely with the Regional Planning Committee/Regional Director and FIRST Headquarters.