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Paid Positions

If you’re looking to give back to the community while making an impact on girls in our community, here’s your chance!

Wanted: Dynamic, motivated, and sports minded people.

  • DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR (Part Time)
DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR (Part Time)

Girls Play Sports is seeking an entrepreneurial, passionate, professional with fundraising experience to build relationships between foundations, philanthropists, people of influence, and the Community of Evanston who want to foster leadership skills and confidence in girls through their participation in a wide variety of sports.

Reporting to the Executive Director you will establish a diverse and sustainable stream of revenue through fundraising and development activities, community-building efforts, and the creation opportunities to earn income.

Description of Duties

As the Director of Development, your primary responsibilities include:

  • Creating a portfolio of philanthropists, foundations, and sponsors to secure a minimum of $40,000 in donations;
  • Establishing relationships with like-minded individuals and organizations to create a network of supporters
  • Developing a 12-month fundraising and communications plan to guide fundraising activities and build relationships with donors.
  • Ensuring fully compliant record-keeping, receipting, and acknowledgment of all incoming funds.

Qualifications

Successful applicants will have three, but no more than ten, years in one of the following positions:

Requirements

You must be a college graduate of at least a 4-year business program, and preferably have 1-3 years of experience working in the field of fundraising.

  • Demonstrable passion for empowering girls, using your work to change and inspire others. You are on a mission.
  • Excellent public speaking skills. You enjoy speaking to strangers.
  • Outstanding listening skills. You seek information to learn, understand, build relationships, and solve problems.
  • Strong ability to think strategically. You can connect needs and opportunity.
  • Highly motivated, organized, and eager to lead and achieve measurable outcomes in a fast-paced, changing environment.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to info@girlsplaysports.org.

Hours & Salary

The Director of Development will be expected to work between 10-20 hours per week depending on the time of year.  The salary for this part-time position is $15,000.

If you are interested in applying to this position, please submit your resume and cover letter by email to info@teamgps.org,


Volunteer Internships

Are you a high school, college or grad student looking for hands-on experience with a non profit? Perhaps you are a stay-at home parent with time on your hands and wanting to give back.

Wanted: Curious, thoughtful, creative, energetic, intelligent interns and volunteers!

  • AFTER SCHOOL CLINIC COACH (HS STUDENTS)
  • SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN/VOLUNTEER (Unpaid)
  • DESIGN INTERN/VOLUNTEER (Unpaid)
  • PHOTOGRAPHY INTERN/VOLUNTEER (Unpaid)
  • BUS. DEVELOPMENT INTERN/VOLUNTEER (Unpaid)
AFTER SCHOOL CLINIC COACH (HS STUDENTS)

The GPS After School Clinics help introduce your sport to 4th and 5th grade girls, so we are looking for fun, upbeat and outgoing student coaches that want to be ambassadors for your sport to the next generation of Wildkits.

  • You will need to attend the training session with your athletic director prior to the start of monthly sports sessions. Additional details can be found on the registration form.
  • Be sure to have the “lesson plan” from your coach so you know what to do to make this experience fun for the girls you are teaching.
  • On the day of your clinic(s), you should wear your HS gear from your sport.
  • Transportation will be organized at the training session with your athletic director if it has not already been organized by you and your teammates ahead of time.

Thanks for inspiring the future female leaders of your high school with your participation in the GPS After School Clinic program!


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SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN/VOLUNTEER (Unpaid)

We’re looking for a content creator who loves to write in short, engaging tidbits. While social media might be second nature, we’ll teach you how to be strategic with communications and channels. 

  • You will help to create content and a content calendar.
  • You will actively manage social channels for our non-profit organization.
  • This is a hands-on internship, where you’ll not only see and hear how things work, you’ll gain practical hands-on experience.
  • Self starters and learners encouraged to apply.

This is a PT (10 hrs/month) remote position.


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DESIGN INTERN/VOLUNTEER (Unpaid)

We’re looking for a budding designer who knows his or her way around the Adobe Creative Suite and is starting to build a portfolio.

During this internship, you’ll get the chance to design digital and print collateral.

If you are as eager to learn as you are nimble in graphic media, we want to see your portfolio and invite you to apply. Self starters and learners encouraged to apply.

This is a PT (10 hrs/month) remote position.


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PHOTOGRAPHY INTERN/VOLUNTEER (Unpaid)

We’re looking for a budding photographer who is comfortable capturing action shots with sometimes horrible lighting (think lighting in gyms). You must be adept at editing or ready to learn.

During this internship, you’ll get the chance to attend events and capture photos of our programs in action. This includes sports programs and fundraisers.

If you are eager to take some action shots and love to edit, we want to see your portfolio and invite you to apply.

Self starters and learners encouraged to apply.

This is a PT (10 hrs/month) position that will require you to travel to local events that will be in Evanston, Skokie or Niles.


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BUS. DEVELOPMENT INTERN/VOLUNTEER (Unpaid)

We’re looking for a great writer who enjoys building relationships with others and networking.

  • This intern will work on a variety of event and donor-related communications tasks with the Director of Business Development to help sustain and expand revenue.
  • The intern will assist in planning and implementing effective fundraising initiatives, grant research and meeting preparation related to corporations and foundations.
  • This position provides an intern with an opportunity to broaden their understanding of the communications field, as well as nonprofit operations, through hands-on experience.

If you are eager to help us grow fiscally so we can bring our programs to other communities, we encourage your to apply.

This is a PT (2-5 hrs/week) remote position.


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