Development Manager-Grants

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 Manager. In general, the Grants Manager 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, donor communications and stewardship.

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

  • Lead development and maintenance of the grants and corporate funding 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 and sponsor-related site visits and related meetings
  • Identify and secure corporate and/or other sponsorship support
  • 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 donors and funders
  • Oversee and manage interns
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Click here to view the Grants Manager position & apply to join our team.


Part-Time Up2Us Coach

Girls in the Game has a part-time Up2Us coaching position available. The coach will help support our programs by coaching at 2-3 After School sites and supporting our Teen and Game Day Programs. The coach will be compensated for 900 hours of work between January 2018 and January 2019.

The coach will also receive an AmeriCorps education stipend after their service.  Days and hours are flexible and can be determined with the hiring manager. There is flexibility for the coach to work fewer hours during the school year and more hours during the summer months.  The coach must be available to attend all Up2Us and Girls in the Game training.  The coach must also be available during after-school time at least 2 days per week during the school year.

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

Click here to view the Part-Time Up2Us Coach position & apply to join our team.


Grant Writing Intern

The Grant Writing Intern will be part of the Girls in the Game Development Team and will gain exposure working in an office setting, attending Team meetings (based on scheduling), professional communications and funder relations

Specifically, Grant Writing interns are responsible for assisting the Grants Coordinator in the following areas: 

  • Prospect new funding opportunities in three markets including Chicago, Illinois; Dallas, Texas and Baltimore, Maryland  
  • Research topics related to girls’ health, leadership and violence prevention 
  • Research topics and compile statistics related specifically to each expansion market 
  • Draft and submit Letter of Inquires to new funding prospects 
  • Draft and submit Grant Proposals  
  • Provide staff support at Girls in the Game events including 5ks or Game Day programs as needed 
  • Write and submit at least one blog to Marketing & Communications Coordinator  

Click here to view the Grant Writing Intern position & apply to join our team.

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 always 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 & apply to join our team.


Part-Time Program Coach

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

  • Assist in the instruction of the after-school and weekend programming held at multiple sites throughout the city
  • Coordinate and maintain regular communication with schools/youth centers, coaches and volunteers · Learn and lead the curriculum used for programming for up to 25 participants per site
  • Help to coordinate and chaperone regular weekend activities, bringing together all schools/sites
  • Attend weekly coaches’ training meetings and complete weekly progress forms
  • Participate in the evaluation of the Girls in the Game Elementary program
  • Organize and maintain program materials and equipment

Click here to see the full Part-Time Program Coach position & apply to join our team.



After School Intern (2017-2018)

Interns co-lead weekly programming for 25 girls on-site at a Chicago school, community center or park district. After School interns recruit program participants, engage parents/guardians and family members, and attend intensive best practices and curriculum training one to three times per year. As schedule allows, interns attend two coaches’ meetings per month, assist with enrollment and attendance recording, assist with program evaluation and chaperone occasional Saturday field trips.

Full academic year applicants are preferred, but semester long internships are available. Spring 2018 applications will be accepted until December 10th, 2017.

Click here to see the full After School Intern position & apply to join our team.