PROGRAM and OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

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 participants. GRR! aims to achieve this mission through music and life skills educational programming, including (but not limited to) the following activities: Girls Rock Camp, Ladies Rock Camp, our Gear Loan Program, after-school programming (including drop-in hours and group lessons), and partnerships with community organizations and local schools. For more details about what we do, please visit www.girlsrockri.org.

Girls Rock! Rhode Island is seeking a full-time, 40-hour per week Program and Operations Coordinator to support the organization’s year-round programming and to maintain systems for organizational sustainability. Alongside programming and operations, the position also requires a commitment to our ongoing anti-oppression work and a focus on building collaborative and anti-racist principles and structures into every level of the organization. The Program and Operations Coordinator will work closely with the organization’s Executive Director to fulfill the mission and vision of the organization. The ideal candidate will be comfortable having open and transparent conversations around anti-oppression work with the GRR! community in particular and the RI community in general. Because of our commitment to collaborative leadership, there are many possibilities for growth in this position.

Description of Responsibilities:

  • Co-coordinate and oversee after-school and year-round programming operations
  • Collaborate with GRR! staff and volunteers in program development
  • Provide support to program instructors
  • Coordinate volunteers: outreach, screening, scheduling, training, oversight, support, and evaluation
  • Co-coordinate Girls Rock Camps and Ladies Rock Camps
  • Act as liaison with various levels of participants: youth participants, parents of youth participants, and volunteers
  • Engage in outreach and recruitment in local schools and community organizations
  • Establish new relationships and maintain current relationships with community partners
  • Oversee tracking and maintenance of music gear
  • Enter and maintain data for program evaluation and donor/constituent management database
  • Represent GRR! at community events
  • Assist in event coordination
  • Other related activities as they arise
  • Definitely rock out

Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively manage, supervise, and delegate
  • Highly motivated with ability to prioritize and self-direct work
  • Outgoing, positive attitude
  • Contributes to creation and maintenance of a healthy organizational culture
  • Ability to work both independently and with a group
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail and time-sensitive tasks
  • Ability to stay focused in a sometimes chaotic and loud environment
  • Understanding of the dynamics of intersectional forms of oppression
  • Digital literacy and experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Google products
  • Curriculum/program development experience
  • Commitment to Girls Rock! Rhode Island’s mission, vision, and organizational values: www.girlsrockri.org/mission
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience preferred
  • Experience working with youth is a very strong plus
  • Experience with music/music industry is a plus
  • Spanish-speaking is also a plus

Physical requirements:

  • Ability to move between different work environments
  • Some light to heavy lifting of musical equipment (up to 50lbs)

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. Benefits of the job include: a fun, flexible work environment; a health insurance stipend; paid parental leave; a generous paid time-off policy; and professional development support. Salary for this position is $41,600.

Girls Rock! Rhode Island provides a fun, flexible, and supportive work environment with a commitment to professional development and learning. 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 our Hiring Committee at hiring@girlsrockri.org by October 5, 2018.

COLLEGE INTERN

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

Qualifications:

  • 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 hilary@girlsrockri.org.