Girls in the Game has two positions available through Lutheran Volunteer Corps; the positions are based in Chicago, IL, require a car and are currently available for Fall 2019. These are 2 of nearly 80 positions we will have for 2019-20; you see all available positions after you apply to LVC. Check our website for more position information: http://lutheranvolunteercorps.org/positions.
Organization Mission: Girls in the Game provides and promotes sports and fitness opportunities, nutrition and health education, and leadership development to enhance the overall health and well-being of girls. Our year-round continuum of programs includes after school programs for elementary-, middle- and high-school girls, a five-week summer camp, one-day health fests, a year-round leadership development program and parent and caregiver healthy lifestyles trainings.
After School Coordinator Position Description: The Coordinator would work within our After School program coaching girls and building relationships with 4-5 program sites throughout Chicago. The program follows Girls in the Game’s proven and structured curriculum. The program operates at each site once a week, and each session includes fun sports, health and leadership activities. The program covers a wide variety of activities and topics, and emphasizes teamwork and good sportswomanship. The Coordinator establishes good relationships with site contacts, recruits girls for the program, leads programming three to four afternoons each week, supports other coaches at their sites, tracks enrollment and attendance, and overall ensures the program’s success. Over the summer, the Coordinator begins planning for the next school year, and also coaches in Girls in the Game’s Summer Camp, which includes four weeks of day camp and four days of overnight camp (sleeping accommodations are cabins).
Citywide Initiatives Coordinator Position Description: The Citywide Initiatives Coordinator will work in our Citywide Initiatives program with an emphasis on building relationships with new sites, community partners, and program participants. The Citywide Initiatives program includes a summer camp, clinics over spring and winter school breaks, and Game Days – one day clinics for groups of 20-100 girls.
All programming follows a set curriculum and each activity incorporates sports and fitness, health and leadership development. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for assisting the Citywide Initiatives Manager with curriculum development, program planning and logistics, record keeping and program delivery.
From September through June, the Coordinator will focus on clinics during school breaks, Game Days and planning for Summer Camp. Over the summer, the Coordinator will work in the Girls in the Game Summer Camp leading programming and helping to supervise campers. Summer Camp operates daily for five weeks in July and August with four weeks of day camp in Chicago and four days of overnight camp (sleeping accommodations are cabins). We understand that our LV may not be able to stay through the end of camp, although that would be ideal.
The position reports to the Citywide Initiatives Manager.
Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Relocation allowance (if applicable), Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
LVC Corps Members are responsible for covering travel expenses to National Orientation; LVC will then arrange and pay for transportation from National Orientation to your LVC City. If this presents financial difficulty for you, please contact us to talk through options.
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
>Bachelor’s degree, preferably 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
>Must be able to travel regularly to sites throughout Chicago
>Demonstrated knowledge of computer environments, e.g. Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook andPowerPoint
>Spanish language skills a plus
>All interested applicants are encouraged to apply regardless of gender
Subject to criminal background check