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Posted: Sunday, December 11, 2016 12:08 AM


Girls Rock Charleston (GRC) is a grassroots youth organizing and culture change organization led by young women, transgender/gender non-conforming people and queer-identified people that builds power among girls, women and trans/GNC youth in Charleston, South Carolina. GRC 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 trans/GNC youth most directly affected by these issues. It is our goal to resource the visionary leadership of girls and trans/GNC youth of color as they transform our city into a site of healing and possibility.

GRC is seeking a part-time fundraising coordinator to secure financial support for the organization. This position's primary goal is to guide the funding development of the organization. This person will be responsible for researching, writing, and submitting grant proposals and reports; developing and maintaining individual donor strategies; and creating and overseeing the fundraising plan and budget for each year. Currently, GRC has a $70,000 budget, but the organization may choose to expand its capacity and funding goals over the course of the next several years.

We believe that our leaders should reflect the communities in which we work. Therefore, women, transgender/gender non-conforming people, people of color, working class people, and people who have been directly impacted by the justice system are strongly encouraged to apply. Because we are committed to building leadership among youth in our city and state who do not typically have access to leadership pipelines, this is a non-traditional role that includes at least six months of on-the-job training, during which the candidate will work one-on-one with a more seasoned organizer who will pass on skills and institutional knowledge. The fundraising coordinator will work as part of a collective of lead organizers who will guide and sustain the organization over the course of the next three (or more) years. GRC is a small but growing organization, and this position provides opportunity for lead organizers to expand their roles and salary as the organization grows.


Internalize the structure and values of Girls Rock Charleston
Learn about and understand deeply the programming of GRC, including the after school program, camp, ATI training, and youth decriminalization campaigns; and be able to articulate our work clearly in person and in writing
Work with the board and collective to identify potential opportunities for foundation funding
Research, write, and track funding proposals and budgets to foundations, corporations and government entities to obtain, increase, and diversify funding
Develop and ensure timely submission of narrative and financial reports for current funders on an ongoing basis with the support of collective and board
Establish and cultivate good working relationships with institutional funding sources
Update and maintain donor database
Support collective and board's efforts in coordinating once-yearly major fundraising event
Work with the board and collective to expand GRC's donor base and deepen relationships with GRC donors to ensure continued commitment.
Process timely acknowledgements of donations.
Build the fundraising skills of collective and community members through skill-shares and trainings.
Work collectively with staff and community members to ensure the health and sustainability of the organization.
Participate in other Collective-wide responsibilities including attending weekly team meetings, board meetings, and etc
Participate and follow-through on other staff responsibilities, as agreed to.

Ability to work in a non-hierarchical collective
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; proofreading and attention to detail
Ability to compile, analyze and synthesize large amounts of data/information
Tech savvy with preferred proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Docs
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

The first 6 months, organizers will receive on-the-job training for 6 hours a week at $12 an hour. After training ends, pay and hours will increase.


To apply, please send a resume and responses to the following questions to

We are looking for leaders who are committed to building a better South Carolina where girls and transgender 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 Girls Rock Charleston?
Application deadline December 2, 2016

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