Details: $15 an hour, 24 hours per week
The Carolina Youth Action Project (CYAP, formerly known as Girls Rock Charleston) is a grassroots youth organizing and culture change organization led by young women, transgender, gender nonconforming, and queer-identified people that builds power among girls, women, transgender youth, and gender nonconforming youth in Charleston, South Carolina. CYAP was founded in 2011 to address the intersecting problems of racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and poverty in Charleston, SC by lifting the leadership of girls and transgender youth, and gender nonconforming youth most directly affected by these issues. It is our goal to resource the visionary leadership of girls, transgender, and gender nonconforming youth of color as they transform our city into a site of healing and possibility.
The Carolina Youth Action Project is seeking a part time Lead Camp Organizer / Office Manager to support the organization's goal to build youth power and leadership in the Charleston area. The responsibilities of this role fall into three categories: finance and administration, coordination of our summer program Girls Rock Camp, and participating on the core leadership team. Bookkeeping and other administrative experience is not required, as the new hire will be trained alongside the current Administrative Coordinator. The Lead Camp Organizer will work as part of a collective of core organizers who will guide and sustain the organization over the course of the next three (or more) years. CYAP is a small but growing organization, and this position provides opportunity for staff members to expand their roles and salary as the organization expands.
We believe that our leaders should reflect the communities in which we work. Therefore, women, transgender/gender nonconforming people, people of color, working class people, and people who have been directly impacted by the justice system are strongly encouraged to apply.
Finance and Administration
- Maintain accurate and up to date financial records and perform regular bookkeeping tasks
- Manage payroll
- Facilitate the creation of the annual budget
- Compile budget and financial information for board meetings and grant reports
- Keep the necessary records to ensure the organization is compliant with tax exempt status
- Manage materials, equipment, office space, and storage facilities
- Support logistics of programs and community organizing by securing facilities, ordering materials, documenting participation etc.
- Communicate with fiscal sponsors about financial and administrative matters
- Keep donor management software up to date and accurate
- Update and manage website
Girls Rock Camp
- Coordinate, train, and support members of the camp organizing team
- Facilitate the planning of camp curriculum and logistics including: promotion, workshops, youth recruitment, volunteer recruitment and training, documentation, food, and transportation
- Address accessibility issues to ensure that camp participation is accessible to youth and volunteers
- Use a trauma informed approach to support youth involved in summer camp programming
- Collaborate with community organizations to support youth leadership development
- Communicate with volunteers, youth, parents, and community members
- Facilitate the planning, promotion, and logistics of the summer camp showcase
Core Organizing Team
- Plan and facilitate training for new volunteers and organizers
- Participate in community organizing initiatives and campaigns
- Work with community organizations to keep programs and youth connected to local activism
- Facilitate and engage in community conversations about benefits of community-based alternatives to incarceration and prison abolition
- Participate in strategic planning
- Recruit board members & participate in board development
- Experience working with girls, trans youth, and gender nonconforming youth, especially youth of color, youth from low-income backgrounds, or system-involved youth
- Experience with trauma informed youth work
- Confidence in communicating with parents, school administrators, and city and state officials
- Comfortable with delegating tasks and overseeing the work of volunteers
- Experience with bookkeeping and/or detailed record keeping
- Self-organized and efficient with time management
- Experience with google docs, google sheets, donor management software, and SquareSpace
- Comfortable with technology and learning new software quickly
- Knowledgeable about music and sound equipment or willing to learn
- Enjoys troubleshooting technical problems
- Ability to work independently and cooperatively
- Willingness to learn new skills, take risks, and ask questions
- Willingness to work alongside an experienced organizer in order to gain new skills
- Interest in building relationships across lines of race, class, gender, spirituality and sexuality
- Highly accountable to self and others
- Possesses a long-term commitment to fighting for racial, gender, and economic justice in the South, particularly in South Carolina
- $15 an hour, 24 hours per week
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
To apply, please send responses to the following questions to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your contact information.
- We are looking for leaders who are committed to building a better South Carolina where girls, transgender youth, and gender nonconforming youth are supported, healed, and uplifted. Tell us why you’re interested in being part of this work.
- Tell us a story about your life that demonstrates your commitment to liberation.
- What specific skills or experiences do you have that will benefit your work with the Carolina Youth Action Project?
- Design a 2 hour workshop for youth ages 12-17 OR volunteers ages 18 and up. Please include:
- A description of the workshop’s purpose and goals
- A brief outline of included content and activities
- What strategies you will use to make the workshop meaningful and engaging to your target audience