Retreats Coordinator  

Posting Date: July 31, 2018

Location: TAPS Headquarters in Arlington, Virginia (preferred) 


This position is responsible for assisting in the planning and coordination of TAPS’ events in the Therapeutic Recreational Activities Program series (TAPS Retreats).  This physical and activity-based program supports our nations’ network of military survivors through events located across the country. Travel is required approximately 1 week per month. Coordinators create and execute all programming and logistics, including but not limited to: scouting locations, negotiating activity and transportation contracts, planning meals, and constructing group activities. Coordinators serve as the POC for all questions related to retreats and outreach to new survivors interested in TAPS Retreats.  

Essential Job Functions

  • Work with management to develop regional TAPS Retreats
  • Scout potential locations and vendors that fit the goals of TAPS Retreats
  • Develop schedules and itineraries for the event
  • Support management in developing appropriate programming and resources for the event
  • Facilitate group exercises that promote personal growth and reflection, as well as group cohesiveness
  • Build relationships with activity vendors and support resources
  • Provide peer support to survivors on the Retreat
  • Assist management with any additional follow-up support, if necessary
  • Promote and foster positive atmosphere with the use of team builders and icebreakers
  • Facilitate group activities that promote personal growth and reflection, as well as group cohesiveness


  • Must be a military survivor
  • College degree or related experience
  • Highly motivated, passionate and creative team player with demonstrated commitment to TAPS
  • Excellent organizational skills with ability to prioritize and complete assignments accurately and efficiently
  • Ability to adapt and  think on your feet
  • Experience facilitating groups of 10-40 people, including the ability to present an unbiased perspective, interpret group dynamics, guide the process of group activities, and identify emotional responses to these activities
  • Non-judgmental attitude and patient at all times
  • Able to effectively handle multiple priorities with a strong attention to detail in a fast paced environment
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office programs: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
  • Must possess a professional presence and demeanor
  • Must possess excellent oral communication skills
  • Able to troubleshoot, identify viable options and problem-solve
  • Must be a team player, with ability to communicate with diverse personalities in a tactful, mature and flexible manner
  • Ability to take initiative, multi-task, work independently and work well under pressure
  • Able to lift 40 lbs
  • Ability to travel approximately 1 week a month, including weekends
  • Physical ability to participate in various athletic activities (i.e. hiking, ziplining)




Commensurate with experience 


TAPS provides a range of benefits and three weeks of paid vacation per year.  


Please send a resume and salary history to along with the job title and your name in the subject line. Include a cover letter that concisely explains how your experience could be applied to TAPS.

TAPS is an equal opportunity employer.