Program & Communications Coordinator

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Girls Rock! Chicago
Chicago, IL
Published 28 days ago


Girls Rock! Chicago (GR!C) is hiring a Program & Communications Coordinator to oversee Girls Rock! Chicago programming and contribute to GR!C’s communications strategy including researching and creating new programming opportunities, activities, and curriculum as well as developing content for various marketing and outreach materials. The Program & Communications Coordinator will organize workshops, oversee and collaborate with instructors, band coaches, and other volunteers, and provide a liaison for Camp Organizers during, before and after camp season. Outside of camp season, the Program & Communications 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, providing support to the youth action committee, and more. The Program & Communications Coordinator will report to the Operations Manager and will collaborate with Camp Organizers for training and support. 


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, Volunteer Coordinator, Gear Coordinator, and other Camp Organizers to ensure that all items are accounted for
  • Creates promotional and outreach materials for physical and digital distribution related to camp

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
  • Assists in developing strategy to document camp week through media and provides camper guardians updates throughout the week

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
  • Seeks and develops relationships with community partners and organizations to offer GR!C programming
  • Collaborates with Operations Manager and other staff on newsletters, social media, and other communication channels
  • Recruits volunteers and former campers to assist with programming enhancements as co-leader of Programming Committee
  • Assists with coordination of youth initiatives including the GR!C Youth Action Committee
  • Collaborates with Gear Coordinator and Operations Manager for gear needs related to programming
  • Assists with grant writing to support all programming


  • 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, camp load-in, and recording sessions. 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.


  • 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 and approach interactions through the lens of intersectionality to uphold GR!C’s commitment to create a safe and welcoming space for marginalized identities 
  • 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
  • Experience with Google Workspace, Salesforce, Quickbooks Online, and Adobe Suite preferred


Girls Rock! Chicago (GR!C) is hiring a Program & Communications Coordinator to oversee Girls Rock! Chicago programming and contribute to GR!C’s communications strategy including researching and creating new programming…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    January 17, 2022
  • Education
    2-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level
See below
HOURLY POSITION: $15.00 - $17.00 per hour with a maximum of 20 hours a week.


50 hours of Paid Time Off

40 hours of Paid Sick Leave

50 hours of Paid Time Off

40 hours of Paid Sick Leave


Chicago, IL, United States

How to Apply

Please complete our web application:

When complete, please send a cover letter and resume to

Incomplete applications will not be considered.


START DATE: February 2022

People of color, women, transgender individuals (regardless of identity), and gender expansive 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.


Please complete our web application:

When complete, please send a cover letter and resume to


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