Development and Communications Coordinator

Job Type

Part Time




87 Irving Place
United States


Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls seeks a part-time Development and Communications Coordinator to help execute and assist with all aspects of the organization’s fundraising, communications and administrative tasks. The Coordinator will report to the Development and Communications Director.

Hours and compensation: The position is 15 hours per week and will pay $16 - $19/hour, depending upon experience. Some flexible hours may be arranged. The coordinator is not expected to make up hours on days when the office may be closed for a holiday.

This is a newly-created year-round position that is central to WMRC’s mission and growth. The position is currently only funded through September 2018, and the offer for this position is through the end of September 2018 with the understanding that if funding is secured, it will continue. The intention is for the position to continue indefinitely and for the Coordinator to continue responsibilities and hours as described beyond September. The Executive Director will inform the Development and Communications Coordinator of the status of the position on or before August 20, 2018.

Please see below for job description, qualifications, and instructions on how to apply.


Founded in 2004, Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls (WMRC) is a non-profit music and mentoring program that serves girls, women, trans and gender non-binary/gender nonconforming youth and adults in New York City each year through a variety of music and social justice programs. The organization’s mission is to empower girls and women through music education and activities that foster self-respect, leadership skills, creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration. The organization brings together youth and adults from diverse communities and encourages them to explore self-expression through music, hone their critical thinking skills, build meaningful alliances, develop confidence in making healthy choices in their lives, and bring about positive change in their communities and in the world.

Serving more than 600 students, ages 5-18, WMRC offers summer camps, after school programs, summer fellowships, community events, and ongoing mentoring support at locations throughout New York City, and at its Brooklyn headquarters, Willie Mae Music Lab. The programs all operate as anti-oppressive, inclusive spaces that provide music instruction, workshops, the chance to write and perform original music, performances by visiting artists, and other activities. The organization’s annual operating budget is $550,000. The staff consists of three full-time and five part-time staffers, seasonal staff, and an active volunteer base of more than 150 adults who provide instruction, lead workshops, and serve as mentors at the organization’s summer programs.

Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls has received the Union Square Arts Award for excellence in arts and social justice programming and the Susan B. Anthony Award from the New York City chapter of the National Organization of Women. Its work has been covered by The New York Times, O and Elle magazines, MTV, National Public Radio, and many other media outlets. Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls is a founding member of the Girls Rock Camp Alliance, an international coalition of girls’ rock camps. To learn more visit



  • Update and maintain donor database and all hard files
  • Process gifts and acknowledgment letters, including in-kind donations
  • Assist in large-scale donor mailings
  • Conduct prospect and donor research


  • Assist with all aspects of organizing and executing fundraising events including managing invitations and RSVPS, processing contracts, working with vendors and venues, as well as creating and managing timelines.
  • Staff fundraising events as necessary


  • Help gather content for website, layout monthly newsletter and other e-mail communications, as well as help maintain and organize our email marketing tool
  • Work with staff to prepare promotional materials including infographics, programs, annual report, etc.
  • Create and schedule posts on social media, including Instagram, Twitter and Facebook


  • Incredible attention to detail
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Strong troubleshooting skills
  • Experience with, sensitivity to and enthusiasm for working with people from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences
  • Familiarity with, and openness to, discussing/learning about anti-oppressive and social justice work
  • Comfort working in a small, creative, collaborative office environment
  • Familiarity with donor databases (GiftWorks or Raiser’s Edge preferred), Microsoft Office and Google platforms, WordPress, and Adobe suite. Experience with social media platforms is necessary
  • At least 1-2 years development and database experience.


Email your resume (max. 2 pages, PDF only), cover letter and contact info for two professional references to Please include in the main body of your email a brief (5 sentences maximum) explanation of what specifically draws you to the position, and the organization. Include "Development Coordinator" in the subject line. Priority deadline is February 19th -- applications received after February 19th will be reviewed on an as-needed basis. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No fax or telephone inquiries, or direct emaiIs to staff. All responses will be kept strictly confidential.

Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a richly diverse workplace and organizational community. Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national and/or ethnic origin, marital status, sexual orientation, mental or physical ability, or gender identity or expression in the administration of any of its educational programs, admissions policies, scholarships, and other WMRC-related policies and programs, as well as volunteer and employment- related policies and activities. Women-identified people and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

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