Girls Rock! DC is excited to announce that applications for our first formal Board of Directors are now open!
After 10 years, GR!DC is shifting our leadership and operating structure from an informal, volunteer-based “Leadership Team” to a three-part structure including a formal Board of Directors, year-round staff, and a Youth Advisory Board.
We hope this new structure will create a sustainable way of growing GR!DC and building its future as an organization devoted to youth power, art, and gender justice.
We are looking for new faces and voices to lead the GR!DC movement, and we hope you, the GR!DC community, will help us find our new board members. If you’re interested in joining the board, read the application materials and click the link below to apply! If you know someone who would be a great fit, share this with them!
What will the new board do?
We envision a GR!DC Board of Directors that helps guide our organization and programs, providing leadership and oversight to a team of professional and volunteer staff. The board will assist in the hiring of the new Co-Executive Directors, and then work in conjunction with them to set long-term goals, oversee organizational finances, raise funds, and ensure that all of GR!DC’s actions are sustainable, scalable, effective, and aligned with our mission, values, and priorities.
Who should apply to be a board member?
Applications are open to any person age 18 or above who cares about GR!DC’s mission and is ready to work to further that mission. We are looking for folks who believe and trust in the power of DC youth affected by gender oppression, particularly girls, trans and non-binary youth. Previous experience with GR!DC is not required!
It is imperative to GR!DC that our adult leadership is a direct reflection of the experiences and identities of the youth in our community. We need a board with the appropriate and relevant combined experiences to effectively guide our organization into the future. GR!DC parents/guardians and people who grew up in Washington, D.C. are encouraged to apply! We also believe our movement will be strongest when it is one that centers and is led by those most impacted by intersecting structures of oppression. We strongly encourage applications from folks holding one or more of the following identities or experiences: people of color (especially but not limited to black, brown, Latinx, and indigenous folks), trans, two-spirit, non-binary, queer, poor and/or working class, immigrant, non-native English speaker, woman, femme and/or feminine, visibly and/or invisibly disabled, neurodiverse, as well as any other historically marginalized identity or experience.
We recognize that identity and language describing identity is complex. Our aim in naming these identities is to value and elevate the voices of those who have been underrepresented in positions of power.
Additionally, we seek board members with strong organizational, planning, finance and accounting, legal, fundraising, social justice, and related experience.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until January 15. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns. We can’t wait to hear from you!
Rock camp love,
The GR!DC Leadership Team
Youth Leaders interviewed for Kojo Nnamdi Interview, June 2017.