Join the Girls in the Game team!

Join the Girls in the Game team through a variety of full-time, part-time, volunteer and internship opportunities that help empower girls to succeed.

Grants Coordinator

Girls in the Game seeks a creative and detail-oriented individual with exceptional written and verbal communication skills to join its team as the Grants Coordinator.  In general, the Grants Coordinator is responsible for supporting the Development Director in the implementation of the organization’s revenue and development plan, with a specific focus on foundation, corporate and government grant relations, funder communications and stewardship. 

Girls in the Game is seeking a full-time Grants Coordinator to do the following: 

  • Lead development and maintenance of the grants calendar in all markets, serving as the point of contact for other staff involved, deadlines, report due dates and renewal procedures 
  • Explore new opportunities for government grant funding 
  • Conduct prospect research to pursue new sources of funding and/or in-kind donations in all markets, and assist in the creation and submission of letters of inquiry and proposals for potential funders 
  • Meet regularly with program staff to update on funding requirements, obtain information for progress reports and exchange information to directly enhance program operations and revenue support
  • Coordinate and attend funder-related site visits and related meetings 
  • Manage database, systems and record-keeping procedures to identify and track current and potential donors and to record, report, acknowledge and steward all gifts 
  • Oversee stewardship and recognition programs for funders 
  • Oversee and manage interns 
  • Perform other duties as assigned 

Qualifications 

  • Commitment to the mission of Girls in the Game 
  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • 1-2 years of grant writing experience 
  • Experience with government grants and/or multi-year grants a plus 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of computer environments, e.g. Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint 

The starting yearly salary for this position is $38,000.

Click here to see the full Grants Coordinator position. To apply, send resume, cover letter and writing sample to Gina at hr@girlsinthegame.org.


 After School Coordinator

The After School Coordinator (900 hour AmeriCorps Position) will be responsible for recruiting participants, communicating with parents and site contacts and supporting part-time coaches leading programming at these sites. The program has two age groups: elementary (grades 3-5) and middle (grades 6-8). The Coordinator may be assigned sites which serve the same age group, or they may have both elementary and middle school sites. The schedule for this position is 40 hours per week. Days and times are somewhat flexible, but applicants must be available to coach afternoons. The Coordinator will be based in the Bridgeport neighborhood at our office in McGuane Park and will travel to schools and parks throughout Chicago to lead programming, as well as to visit other program sites.  

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Act as the main contact for the After School program at up to 5 sites 
  • Coach 4-5 afternoons per week  
  • Recruit participants 
  • Communicate with girls, parents/guardians and site contacts to ensure an 80 percent attendance rate and enrollment of 25-30 participants at each site 
  • Support coaches at assigned sites 
  • Be a regular presence at assigned sites to ensure program quality 
  • Record enrollment and attendance for assigned sites 
  • Assist with equipment inventory and distribution as needed

Qualifications:

  • Some college, preferably with coursework in health, youth or teen development, education, or a related field  
  • At least two years of experience working with children and leading groups 
  • Athletic ability is not required, but applicants must be able to learn and demonstrate the basic skills of multiple sports and fitness activities 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of computer environments, e.g. Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook  
  • Must be able to travel daily to sites throughout Chicago 
  • Spanish conversation skills a plus 

Click here to see the full After School Coordinator position. To apply, send resume and cover letter to Gina at hr@girlsinthegame.org.

Chicago Part-time Coach (Paid)

Girls in the Game is seeking a part-time coach to do the following:

  • Assist in the instruction of the after-school and programming held at multiple sites throughout the city
  • Learn and lead the curriculum used for programming for up to 25 participants per site
  • Attend coaches’ training meetings and complete weekly progress forms
  • Organize and maintain program materials and equipment

Qualifications

  • Experience working in a nonprofit, preferably with youth or girls
  • Some college coursework, preferably in a health or related field
  • Strong commitment to promoting positive change in the lives of girls
  • Comfortable and committed to working with participants and staff from diverse backgrounds
  • Must be available to work occasional evenings and weekends
  • Regular travel to sites and off-site meetings required, car preferred
  • Sports experience a plus, but not a requirement

Click here to see the full part-time Coach position. To apply, please e-mail a resume and cover letter to HR at hr@girlsinthegame.org. 


Dallas Part-Time Coach (Paid)

Girls in the Game is seeking a part-time coach to do the following:

  • Assist in the instruction of the after-school programming at one Dallas Middle School on Wednesday afternoon from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm starting January 23rd and running until April 17th (will not work during Dallas ISD holiday breaks)
  • Learn and lead the curriculum used for programming for up to 15 participants
  • Attend coaches’ training and complete weekly coaches reports
  • Organize and maintain program materials and equipment

Skills Required

  • Ability to work from a strength-based and/or youth development perspective
  • Experience and enthusiasm to work with girls and adults in a variety of settings and activities
  • Capacity to engage others from diverse cultures and various sectors of the community
  • Excellent facilitation, communication and writing skills
  • Ability to perform in a proactive and self-directed fashion as well as a contributing team member
  • Flexibility, positive attitude and desire to continually improve professional skills
  • Spanish speaking applicants are encouraged to apply

Qualifications

  • Experience working in a nonprofit, preferably with youth or girls
    Some college coursework, preferably in a health or related field
  • Strong commitment to promoting positive change in the lives of girls
  • Comfortable and committed to working with participants and staff from diverse backgrounds
  • Must be available to work occasional evenings and weekends
  • Regular travel to sites and off-site meetings required, car preferred
  • Sports experience a plus, but not a requirement
  • Spanish speaking a plus, but not a requirement

Click here to see the full part-time Coach position. To apply, please e-mail a resume and cover letter to Katie Cummings at kcummings@girlsinthegame.org. 


Up2Us Coach

Girls in the Game has one Up2Us-affiliated position available and seeks energetic, driven applicants who have experience working with youth to:

  • Co-lead programming at sites throughout Chicago
  • Chaperone one Saturday activity each month
  • Attend bi-weekly coaches’ training meetings
  • Organize program materials and equipment, and assist with other special projects as available, and
  • Communicate with girls, parents/guardians and site contacts
  • Girls in the Game needs applicants who can start in September.

Qualifications

  • Experience working with youth and leading groups required
  • Some college coursework in health, education or related field preferred
  • Athletic ability is not required, but applicants must be able to learn and demonstrate the basic skills of multiple sports and fitness activities.
  • Must be able to travel regularly to sites throughout Chicago, preferably by car
  • Available to work at least two afternoons per week from September 2018-September 2019

Click here to see the full Up2Us Coach position. To apply, please e-mail a resume and cover letter to HR at hr@girlsinthegame.org.


Volunteer Coach

Co-lead weekly programming for 25 girls on-site at a Chicago school, community center or park district; recruit program participants; attend intensive best practices and curriculum training. Each program requires 3 hours for planning, program facilitation and pick-up.  We ask all volunteers to commit to a 10-week session of programming. 

Qualifications 

  • Experience leading groups of children/youth 
  • Sports, health or leadership instruction experience strongly preferred 
  • Spanish speaking a plus 
  • A desire to learn new skills and work on a variety of projects 
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office 
  • Available to work volunteer once a week, for 3 hours per week. 

 Note:  Though this position is unpaid, students can use the hours for required internship hours if their school agrees. 

Click here to see the full Volunteer Coach position. To apply, please e-mail a resume and cover letter to HR at hr@girlsinthegame.org.   


Multimedia Production Marketing Intern

The Multimedia Production Marketing Intern will work closely with the Marketing & Communications Coordinator on grassroots video production methods using mobile technology to develop snackable video content to share on social media platforms and through email campaigns as well as develop amplification methods for video content.

Girls in the Game continuously strives to share their mission and values in all areas of marketing, and videos will focus on their various programs and highlight participants and staff at the organization

Girls in the Game is seeking a part-time Multimedia Production Marketing Intern to do the following:

  • Create five short 1-3 minute videos optimized for social media
  • Record interviews with current participants and staff members for marketing purposes
  • Develop one longer video, 3-5 minutes, of evergreen content

Click here to see the full Multimedia Production Marketing Intern position. To apply, send cover letter and resume to Gina at hr@girlsinthegame.org