Lead camp organizer / office manager
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 people, 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
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
24 hours a week at $15 an hour
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1st, 2018
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