Girls Rock! Rhode Island (GRR!) is a volunteer-based non-profit that uses music creation and critical thinking to foster empowerment, collaborative relationships, and the development of healthy identities in girls, women, trans, and gender non-conforming individuals. GRR! achieves this mission through music and life skills educational programming for girls and women, including (but not limited to) the following activities: Girls Rock Camp, Ladies Rock Camp, Gear Loan Program, after-school programming, and partnerships with community organizations.
As part of the growth of the organization towards a flat leadership structure, we have recently added the position of Co-Director. The Co-Director will work closely with the organization’s current Director to fulfill the mission and vision of the organization. GRR! is currently undergoing internal anti-oppression work and restructuring, leading into a new strategic planning process. The ideal candidate will be comfortable having open and transparent conversations around anti-oppression work with the GRR! community and RI community to identify organizational needs, challenges, and strategies to address them while reorganizing towards a more decentralized shared leadership structure. The ideal candidate will also be comfortable with flexibility in determining job roles between directors as this new position and new processes unfold. Given this flexibility, below is a description of responsibilities, which will be shared with and/or divided between this position and the current Director based on organizational need, personal skills and interests, and other factors to be determined collaboratively.
- In conjunction with the Advancement committee, create annual fundraising plan, maximizing both short-term and long-term fundraising streams for the organization.
- Conduct high-level fundraising activities such as major gift solicitation from individuals, foundations and corporations, grant proposal development, and fundraising events.
- Ensure creation of collateral materials for fund development purposes.
- Establish new relationships and maintain current relationships with individual and corporate donors and sponsors.
- Work with staff to maintain donor database and reporting.
- Manage connection between donor database and strategic donor communications via sit-down meetings, social media, newsletters, and e-news, etc.
Organizational and Programmatic
- Serve as lead ambassador for Girls Rock! Rhode Island and represent GRR!’s mission in interactions with staff, volunteers, participants, and participants’ families.
- Oversee hiring processes and staff and volunteer work where appropriate.
- Oversee development of databases for volunteers, campers, and others.
- Champion organization’s anti-oppression work and restructuring, working with anti-oppression working group, volunteers, program participants, and participant families to identify community needs and planning to make GRR! an anti-oppressive organization in program offerings, content, structure, leadership, and with a particular focus on anti-racism work.
- Lead strategic planning process
- Determine and fulfill programming needs, including planning, registration, hiring, implementation, outreach, and evaluation.
- Act as liaison between Board of Directors and staff and volunteers.
- Develop and maintain sound financial practices. Manage day-to-day financial activities and work with bookkeeper and accountant.
- Create and manage operational budgets. Provide recommendations and action plan(s) for budget overages or shortfalls.
- In collaboration with board, coordinate fundraising efforts to support current and future programmatic needs.
- Report on Girls Rock! Rhode Island’s financials to Board of Directors, including progress towards goals and general financial health.
Community Outreach and Communications
- Serve as Girls Rock! Rhode Island’s spokesperson, promoting awareness of GRR!’s mission and representing the organization in press, at showcases, and in other public-speaking engagements.
- Seek opportunities for strategic alliances and partnerships to further GRR!’s mission.
- Work with advancement committee to create strategic communications plan.
- Refine and grow communications efforts—from web presence and social media to public relations and marketing— with the goal of maintaining a strong and consistent organizational image and elevating GRR!’s reputation.
- Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
- Ability to effectively manage, supervise, and delegate
- Highly motivated and self-directed, with ability to prioritize
- Outgoing, positive attitude
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
- Fund development expertise in areas of individual giving, sponsorships/corporate support, or grant-writing
- Strong understanding of the dynamics of gender and oppression
- Curriculum/program development experience
- Significant experience working with youth
- Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Google products
- Commitment to Girls Rock! Rhode Island’s mission, vision, and organizational values: www.girlsrockri.org/mission
- Experience organizing or facilitating anti-oppression work preferred
- Experience in event planning preferred
- CRM database experience preferred (especially Salesforce)
- Experience with budgets, bookkeeping, and internal controls a plus
- Music/music industry experience a plus
- Bilingual in Spanish a plus
- Ability to multi-task in an occasionally loud, fast-paced, and potentially distracting work environment
- Some light to heavy lifting of musical equipment (up to 50lbs)
- Fun, flexible work environment
- Retirement match- 2% SIMPLE IRA plan
- Health insurance stipend
- Paid maternity/paternity leave
- Generous paid time off policy
- Professional development support
Salary for this position is $43,680 including above-mentioned benefits.
All applicants will need to obtain a BCI check. Flexible schedule, though some evenings and weekends will be required with additional hours during camp weeks.
GRR! is an Equal Opportunity Employer and works to create a diverse environment that reflects the background and experience of its participants. People of color, trans, and gender non-conforming participants are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please submit a resume, cover letter describing your interest and relevant experience, and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. The application deadline for this position is February 16th.
Girls Rock! Rhode Island (GRR!) is looking for motivated college interns to support our programming. GRR!’s mission is to help girls and women empower themselves through music. We currently work to support this mission through several activities: our Girls Rock Camp, Ladies Rock Camp, Group Lessons, and after-school programming. Girls Rock Camp is offered to campers ages 11-17, who, over five short days, will learn an instrument, join a band, write a song, and perform it live in front of an audience, in addition to attending awesome workshops on body image and self-esteem, media literacy, body confidence/performance, band art/merchandising, relational aggression, the history of women in rock, and more. Ladies Rock Camp, for adult women, is a fundraiser for and a condensed version of Girls Rock Camp, happening over three days. Group Lessons and our after-school programming are extensions of our camp activities throughout the year. Other activities throughout the community will be a part of this work, as well.
Description of responsibilities:
- Attend GRR! committee meetings
- Assist in maintenance of website and social media
- Engage in outreach to local schools and community organizations
- Represent GRR! at community events
- Assist in data entry, data analysis, and note-taking
- Assist in researching topics related to music, gender, youth-development, and non-profit work
- Assist in program and event coordination (Girls Rock Camp, Ladies Rock Camp, Group Lessons, after-school programming, fundraising events, etc.)
- Work on-site with participants
- Assist in organization of music equipment
- Learn about the process of developing a non-profit, including fundraising, budgets, communications/PR, volunteer/participant coordination, and more
- Commitment to attend engagements/complete assigned tasks
- Ability to work both independently and with a group
- Motivated and self-starting
- Outgoing/positive attitude
- Experience with data entry a plus
- Experience with new technology a plus
- Musical experience or knowledge of music a plus
- Availability during major program times
- Completion of BCI check
- Supportive of girls and women rocking!
This position is at least 10 hours per week. Hours are flexible, though some evenings and weekends will be required.
Please provide cover letter, resume (may include relevant coursework), and contact information for your school’s internship coordinator to Executive Director, Hilary Jones, at email@example.com.