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Do you wish you had Girls Rock! Camp when you were younger? Do you want to learn the basics of a rock instrument and play in a band? Let’s Rock! Camp is for you! This is your chance to collaborate with other folks to form your own band and write an original song in a safe and judgement-free space. By the end of the long weekend, you’ll feel ready to perform your song at one of the best music venues in the city, The Promontory! Empower yourself and all of your bandmates, just like Girls Rock! Chicago campers do!

 

NO MUSICAL EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY!

Dates
Friday, October 11th – Monday, October 14th, 2019
Where
Camp: Jose De Diego Community Academy (1313 N Claremont Ave, Chicago IL)
End-of-Camp Extravaganza: The Promontory (5311 S. Lake Park Ave W, Chicago, IL)

Tuition:
Full Price Tuition – $250.00
Bring-A-Friend Discount Tuition – $200.00
GR!C Volunteer Discount Tuition – $200.00
Full Price Tuition + $50 Donation – $300.00

Payment Plans available – email info@girlsrockchicago.org for more details.

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Click here to see LR!C’s FULL Schedule

Girls Rock! Chicago is Hiring!

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Our Operations Manager, Ryan Cameron, has bittersweet news to share: they will be moving to New York this summer following the end of Session 2 in August. They feel deeply fortunate to have been a part GR!C during their time in Chicago, and are grateful to have been shaped by the incredible folks in this community.

We wish them luck on the east coast, and are now accepting applications for their position.

Job description is as follows:

OPERATIONS MANAGER
Girls Rock! Chicago is hiring a part-time Operations Manager to facilitate and supervise the year-round activities of the organization, including program logistics, financial planning, outreach, administrative duties, and fund development. This position reports directly to the Girls Rock! Chicago Board.

RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES

– Coordinates with Board of Directors to maintain excellent status of the nonprofit’s designation and supporting documents
– Responsible for monitoring and maintaining finances for the organization, including all record keeping, monthly financial reports to the Board, budgeting, and adhering to 501c3 regulations in coordination with the Board Treasurer.
– Handles day-to-day tasks for the organization, including emails and general inquiries, and interacting with GR!C stakeholders, delegating to staff when necessary.
– Leads marketing strategy, including planning content for social and other digital media.
– Maintains donor database, trains and supports staff on database use, and ensures excellent database maintenance.
– Works with the Board and camp organizers to plan and execute major GR!C initiatives, including programs, fundraisers, outreach, and strategic planning.
– Provides supervision and project coordination for all staff, including the Events Coordinator, Gear Coordinator, Program Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, and Outreach Coordinator.
– Works with the Finance Committee on fund development planning and participates in fundraising committee activities, including prospect research, grant writing, campaign planning and solicitation.
– Serves as liaison between staff and board, attending monthly board meetings and other committee meetings as necessary (part of 25 hour work week).
– Flexible evenings and weekend for tabling, special events, preparation, and staffing

QUALIFICATIONS

– Passionate about Girls Rock! Chicago’s mission and impact
– 2-4 years experience in a non profit organization, foundation, or government agencies
– Highly intelligent, creative, and excellent communicator
– Empathetic and respectful
– Extremely well-organized
– A solutions-oriented problem solver demonstrating wise judgement
– Capable of leading both paid and volunteer staff in a supportive and compassionate way
– Success in roles requiring execution of multiple tasks while responding to multiple priorities
– Proven ability to work with efficiency and flexibility
– Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide array of people
– Operates with excellence in mind in all matters, with the confidence to defend/debate ideas without ego interfering
– Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills are essential
– Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in organizational settings
– Self-starter, self-disciplined, able to work independently and prioritize
– Spark, imagination, creativity
– Remain focused in the face of pressure, delivers against timelines, not intimidated by tasks/time limitations
– Financially literate; able to interpret documents such as organizational budgets
– Experience with Salesforce preferred but not required
– Fund development and/or grant writing experience a plus

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED 4-year degree
PROFESSIONAL LEVEL: Managerial

HOURLY POSITION: $14.00 – $18.00 per hour with a maximum of 25 hours a week.

BENEFITS:
50 hours of Paid Time Off
20 hours of Paid Sick Leave

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/10/2019
START DATE: August 2019

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Please complete our web application: https://goo.gl/g1keuh
When complete, please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@girlsrockchicago.org

People of color, women, transgender people (regardless of identity), and gender non-conforming people are strongly encouraged to apply. Girls Rock! Chicago is an EOE.

No phone calls, please.

Girls Rock! Chicago (GR!C) is an equal opportunity employer. GR!C does not discriminate on the bases of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. Girls Rock! Chicago complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Girls Rock! Chicago expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Girls Rock! Chicago’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

2019 Camp Applications are open!

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SESSION 1: July 22-28 | SESSION 2: AUG 5-11

During GR!C’s summer sessions, youth meet and form bands, learn how to play an instrument (guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, or vocals), compose & record original songs and perform live at a prominent local rock venue – all in one week’s time! Throughout each session, GR!C also provides daily workshops geared towards building self-esteem and encouraging self-expression and awareness.

Our programs are about way more than just rocking out! We are committed to creating an inclusive environment that supports and welcomes a wide range of marginalized gender identities and expressions. We welcome girls, trans, and gender nonconforming youth. We have cultivated a supportive community of peers and positive mentors that encourage and teach youth to be their own rock heroes, allowing them to think differently about limits that may be placed upon them by our society.

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Girls Rock! Chicago is Hiring!

Our Program Coordinator, Jess LeMaster, is both sad and excited to announce that she’ll be leaving Girls Rock! Chicago in early October for a new position. She feels so grateful to have been able to spend the last 5 years with such a wonderful group of campers, parents, volunteers, organizers, and many other constituents. She is so appreciative of the values and skills she’s learned from Girls Rock! and its talented, caring, and hard-working community.

That being said, GR!C is accepting applications through October 5th, 2018 for her position:

Girls Rock! Chicago is hiring a Program Coordinator to oversee Girls Rock! Chicago programming, including researching and creating new programming opportunities, activities, and curriculum. The Programming Coordinator will organize workshops, overseeing and collaborating with instructors, band coaches, and other volunteers, and providing a liaison for Camp Organizers during, before and after camp season. Outside of camp season, the Program Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing year-round programming including GR!C’s adult rock camp, Let’s Rock! Chicago, drop-in style workshops, after-school programs, the youth action initiative, and more. The Program Coordinator will report to the Operations Manager and will collaborate with Camp Organizers for training and support.

The job description is as follows:

RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES

Camp Preparation (January – May)
-Updates all camp acceptance process documents and applications
-Manages camp acceptance process, including tracking application status, updating and organizing camper data, updating instrument availability
-Maintains regular communication with parents/guardians regarding acceptance status
-Prepares materials and documents needed for camp, collaborating with Operations Manager, -Outreach Director, and Gear Coordinator to ensure that all items are accounted for

During Camp (June – August)
-Enhances GR!C curriculum, especially for advanced students
-Organizes workshops and assists with recruiting volunteers for workshops
-Collaborates with instructors and band coaches to provide support and assistance as needed
-Visits classrooms to assist with teaching, band practice, and classroom management
-Collaborates with Volunteer and Gear Coordinators to address gear needs

After Camp (September – December)
-Researches and plans for additional programming, including Let’s Rock Camp, after-school, year-round programming and year-round workshop opportunities
-Recruits volunteers and former campers to assist with programming enhancements
-Leads and coordinates youth initiatives including the GR!C Youth Committee
-Collaborates with Gear Coordinator and Operations Manager for gear needs related to programming
-Assists with grant writing to support all programming

REQUIREMENTS

-Flexible evening and weekend for meetings, tabling, special events, preparation, and staffing
-During the week before camp sessions and camp weeks, must be available full-time to work on workshops, camp-week curriculum, and camper acceptance/assignments. Is able to be at camp a minimum of eight hours each day.
-Before and after prep and camp weeks: Is able to work 15-20 hours per week.

QUALIFICATIONS

-Passionate about Girls Rock! Chicago’s mission and impact
-1-2 years experience in a nonprofit organization, foundation, or government agencies
-1-2 years experience with programming for youth or other youth-focused work
-Highly intelligent, creative, and excellent communicator
-Track record delivering superior results, assuming leadership roles, and collaborating with a team.
-Success in roles requiring execution of multiple tasks while responding to multiple priorities
-Proven ability to work with efficiency, flexibility, and good humor
-Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide array of people
-Operates with excellence in mind in all matters, with the confidence to defend/debate ideas without ego interfering
-Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills are essential
-Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in organizational and professional settings
-Self-starter, self-disciplined
-Spark, imagination, creativity
-Remain focused in the face of pressure, delivers against timelines, meets deadlines, not intimidated by tasks/time limitations,

HOURLY POSITION
$13.00 – $16.00 per hour with a maximum of 20 hours a week.

BENEFITS
50 hours of Paid Time Off
20 hours of Paid Sick Leave

HOW TO APPLY
Please complete our web application: https://goo.gl/5kVj4h When complete, please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@girlsrockchicago.org

People of color, women, transgender people (regardless of identity), and gender non-conforming people are strongly encouraged to apply.

No phone calls, please.

Girls Rock! Chicago (GR!C) is an equal opportunity employer. GR!C does not discriminate on the bases of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. Girls Rock! Chicago complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Girls Rock! Chicago expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Girls Rock! Chicago’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

YOU'RE INVITED! Autumn Auction

Please join us for Girls Rock! Chicago’s Ninth Annual Autumn Auction on Thursday, November 8th at the beautiful Chicago Athletic Association Hotel from 6 – 9 PM. We’ll be serving cocktails and hors d’oeuvres with plenty of unique items and experiences for you to bid on. We hope that you’ll join us for this signature event and help us bring 2018 to a successful close. Stay tuned for details and updates!

ADVANCE TICKETS ($50): Available here

All tickets will be held at the door with our guest list, and there is no need to bring a receipt. All proceeds to benefit Girls Rock! Chicago.

A sample of our bidding table:

Tuition to Let’s Rock Camp 2019 + GR!C swag + first choice instrument! / Tuition to Girls Rock Camp 2019 + GR!C swag + first choice instrument! / Weekend retreat at a Door County lake house / professional makeup from Kryolan / cut and color at Nomobo Salon / a VERY rare Three Floyds Dark Lord Brewery 4 year vertical / Vichcraft gift basket / Artwork by Derek Erdman / climbing package with First Ascent Chicago / Expanded set from Cards Against Humanity / Chicago Theatre package including House Theatre tickets / Facials & Laser Hair Removal at Enfuse Medical Spa / Shure headphones / curated record set from Numero Records / Field Notes gift box / Artwork by Chris Hefner / 1 hour massage at Body Align Therapeutics / & SO MUCH MORE!