AGM – BOARD MEMBERS

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ROCK CAMP FOR GIRLS MONTREAL IS SEEKING NEW BOARD MEMBERS FOR 2016 – 2017!

Are you interested in being involved with Rock Camp for Girls year round? Rock Camp for Girls Montreal is seeking 7 new Board Members for 2016 – 2017!

Board Members are responsible for governing the organization to make sure that our summer camp and year­-round programs continue and grow in the coming years. Rock Camp for Girls is looking for Board Members who are invested in the organization’s growth and well­being.

 

Additionally, we would like to warmly welcome any former Rock Camp campers over the age of 18 to also apply to join the Board of Directors. We especially encourage previous campers who would like to learn professional skills in a feminist organization to apply. Opportunities include learning about community building and organizational collaboration, fundraising and grant writing, managing the financial health of an organization, human resources and employment, and growing and learning as an anti-O organization. Feel free to send any questions our way if you would like to learn more before applying!

Responsibilities of the RC4G Board of Directors.

Board members are all volunteers and cannot be financially compensated. They are expected to fulfill 1 or 2 year terms. Board Members:

●  Establish and evaluate the organization’s vision, mission, and direction

●  Ensure the financial health of the organization

●  Ensure the organization has sufficient and appropriate human resources

●  Direct operations of the organization

We are a Working Board. What does that mean?

  •  Board members are actively involved in decision making and in planning the short, medium, and long term goals of the organization.
  •  Board Members act work on committees­. They organize meetings and communicate committee work back to the Board. The current committees are Events, Donor Relations, Accessibility, Outreach, Merch, Grant Writing, and Human Resources.
  •  Board members provide general organizational support. For example, volunteering during events, facilitating outreach workshops, or joining ad hoc committees.
  • Board members need to be available for the retreat / visioning to be scheduled for November 2016.

The Board of Directors meets twice a month for a minimum of 3 hours, plus 5­ – 20 hours per month of additional work (committee meetings, individual work, events, e­mailing, etc).

2016 – 2017 Board recruitment priorities:

Board Members must understand and identify with Rock Camp’s mission and mandate (you can read more online here: http://girlsrockmontreal.com/about/). They have experience or are interested in:

●  Youth programming

●  Working in a community­ based not­ for­ profit organization

●  Working in a collective, with a consensus based decision making process

  • Working within anti­-oppression and feminist frameworks

Individuals who identify as women, genderqueer, or gender non­conforming are welcome to apply for these leadership positions.

To support our mission of creating a sustainable network of campers, staff, and community members interested in the empowerment and musical leadership of girls in and around Montreal, it is important for the Rock Camp for Girls board to be strong and diverse in terms of skills and connections to camper communities. After analyzing the balance of qualities on our current board and reflecting on which missing qualities would be most beneficial to our work, we encourage applicants who have skills and energy to contribute to:

●  Fundraising, grant­ writing, and budgeting

●  Youth programming and program development

●  Accounting and financial management

●  Organizational development

●  Strategic planning

●  Illustration and graphic design

●  Translation

Other assets include:

●  Previous experience volunteering with Rock Camp for Girls

●  Leadership, teamwork, and interpersonal skills

●  Organization, commitment, and motivation

●  Ability to work on multiple projects on tight deadlines

●  Comfort with email communication

●  Ability to speak and/or write in French

As an organization working to facilitate social change, Rock Camp for Girls is working to create a balanced group of Board Members as diverse as the communities of youth in Montreal. People of colour, people with disabilities, Francophone people, people over the age of 35, youth aged 18­ – 22, trans* women, gender non­conforming and non­binary people, and people who grew up in Montreal are strongly encouraged to apply and to self­-identify in your paragraph of interest.

How to apply:

  • To apply, please answer the questions below, you can answer them in one paragraph if you prefer, by Sunday, October 23th at midnight. This will be sent by e­mail to our membership before our Annual General Meeting.

Board Nominees Questions:

  1. Why do you want to be on the board? Why Rock Camp for Girls? Can you tell us a bit about yourself?

2. Have you volunteered with Rock Camp for Girls or another non-profit youth organization before? In what capacity? Can you tell us about your experience?

3. Some of the assets we are looking for are: skills in fundraising, event planning, grant writing, translating, workshop facilitation, social media management, merch making, accessibility knowledge, budget planning, community building, and experience in human resources. Can you please explain how your experience and skills would contribute to RCG?

4. Outside of the assets listed, are there professional skills or experiential knowledge you would like to contribute to Rock Camp?

5. Board members are expected to work an average of 5 to 20 hours a month depending on the time of the year, and attend at least two meetings a month. Can you commit to this amount of work?

6. Rock Camp for Girls currently has 6 working year round committees: Merch, Fundraising and Events, Accessibility, Outreach and Media, Human Resources, and Translation. Every board member is expected to be a point person in one of the committees. Can you tell us which committees interest you the most, and how you could contribute to the work of those committees?

7. Is there anything else you would like us to know about yourself, your work, or your experiences?

The AGM will be on Sunday, October 30th 2016 from 2 pm to 5pm, where board nominees will give a short speech. Board members will be voted in by the membership at the AGM.

Please submit your applications or any questions at info@girlsrockmontreal.com

 

We’re hiring a Financial and Administrative Coordinator!

Position Available at Rock Camp for Girls Montreal – Seeking a Financial and Administrative Coordinator to join our team!

Position Title: Financial and Administrative Coordinator

Rock Camp for Girls Montreal is seeking an experienced Financial and Administrative Coordinator! The Financial and Administrative Coordinator will work year-round to keep an up-to-date account of the financial health of the organization. Please see the Job Description below for details and responsibilities to be filled by the Financial and Administrative Coordinator.

The Financial and Administrative Coordinator will work closely with the Board of Directors and other coordinators, attending monthly board meetings and sharing monthly financial reports.

Rock Camp for Girls Montreal recognizes that folks facing marginalization and oppression face significant challenges in the workforce, and also have unique and valuable skills and perspectives to bring to this position. People of colour, people with disabilities, women, two-spirited and queer people, trans people, and other candidates who experience marginalization are strongly encouraged to apply. Please contact us for any further information.

Job Description

Requirements:

  • Previous bookkeeping and or non-profit administration experience
  • Previous involvement with the non-profit sector, specifically working with a Board of Directors
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Commitment to our mission and mandate

Assets:

  • Previous volunteer experience with Rock Camp for Girls
  • Familiarity with feminist / anti-oppression frameworks
  • Familiarity with provincial and federal charity and non-profit filing
  • Familiarity with accounting software
  • Bilingualism

Duties:

  • Tracking income / expenses and petty cashflow using Quickbooks 
  • Attend monthly Board Meetings to present updated budgets and finances
  • Coordinate with committees, coordinators, and board members in order to track finances and government filing
  • Banking (deposits, communication with bank, ordering cheques, printing statements, etc)
  • Processing biweekly payroll, and filing and submitting associated government remittances
  • Closing the financial year (August 31)
  • Liaise with the organization’s accountant to prepare the year-end audit as well as  financial report for the Annual General Meeting
  • Managing donor database and receipts
  • Liaising with the government and updating government documents, including annual charity registration, and updating Registre des Enterprises

Time commitment and remuneration:

  • 11-15 hours/month: The coordinator will work approximately 11-15 hours per month, depending on the time of year. For example, there will be heavier workloads around camp week and year-end closing. The coordinator will be responsible for managing their own hours throughout the year.
  • $15/hour
  • Attending monthly Board Meetings, approximately 3 hours long.

How to apply:

Please send a CV and Letter of Intent to: donations@girlsrockmontreal.com with “Financial and Administrative Coordinator Position” in the subject line.

The deadline to apply is September 26th at 10 A.M. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
For all questions please contact donations@girlsrockmontreal.com

Rock Camp is Hiring a Full-Time Coordinator!

Rock Camp for Girls Montreal Is Hiring a Full-Time Coordinator!

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

Rock Camp for Girls Montreal (RCGM) is a week-long summer camp where campers discover and express their talents, and become leaders in creating their own cultural production through music. Musicians and community members support campers through instrument instruction, tech tutorials, band practice and skill-building workshops. At the week’s end, campers get the chance to show off their talents to friends, family, and community members at the Showcase Concert.

RCGM fosters the promotion of self-esteem, skill-building and critical thinking skills for girls and gender non-conforming youth through collaborative music composition and performance. RCGM supplements the music component with workshops based on feminist and anti-oppression frameworks that provide campers with a space for critical examination and personal empowerment.

The goal is for girls to rock in all aspects of life!

This year, RCGM aims to launch a sustainable, year-round project that will foster community building, as well as provide mentorship and leadership opportunities for youth. The dream is for RCGM to grow into a sustainable long-term network of campers, staff, community members and stakeholders interested in the empowerment and musical leadership of girls and gender non-conforming youth in and around the Montreal area. The role of the full-time coordinator has been created to help us achieve that dream.

ABOUT THE JOB POSITION

The RCGM Coordinator will be responsible for the overarching logistical and administrative tasks necessary for launching the year-round space. Initial priorities will include finding and moving into a permanent year-round space, as well as developing year-round programming for youth. The year-round RCGM space is a brand-new project; the Coordinator will therefore have to be imaginative and flexible in organizing and implementing the necessary tasks for building the project from the ground up. The Coordinator will be required to work closely with the RCGM Board and to attend Board meetings twice a month. RCGM welcomes candidates who identify as women/girls, genderqueer/gender non-conforming, who are strongly self-motivated, task-oriented, and who feel comfortable taking initiative and working autonomously.

SKILLS, ASSESTS & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Fluent in English and French (spoken and written), other languages an asset
  • Administrative responsibilities (email correspondence, budgeting)
  • Fundraising, event organizing & grant-writing
  • Computer literacy (cloud computing, data management, social media etc.)
  • Community liaison (coordinating with other organizations, networking)
  • Time-management, weekly scheduling, volunteer coordination
  • Personal organization, attention to detail, effective communication and team work skills
  • Anti-oppressive, feminist & inclusive values
  • Experience working with youth, overall commitment to youth empowerment

$15 / hour, 32 hours / week

Deadline to apply: July 24th, 2016 (please email your CV and Cover Letter to hr@girlsrockmontreal.com)

Starting date: Flexible – ideally within the last week of August 2016

*Based on current organizational capacity we are offering a six month contract, but strongly intend to renew with a longer-term contract in the spring, based on a review of our capacity as an organization. Details to be discussed during the interview

Rock Camp is Hiring!

We are looking for an organized, approachable, and resourceful person to fill an 7 week, non-renewable position as

ACCESSIBILITY AUDIT COORDINATOR.

 

The Accessibility Audit Coordinator’s primary responsibility will be to design and execute an accessibility audit for our organization, using community feedback to assess the challenges we currently face in offering  physically, financially, and linguistically accessible programming to Montreal youth

This is a Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) funded position, so candidates must be between 18-30 years old, be a Canadian citizen, have been a full time student in the past semester and be intending to return to school in the fall. Hours and wage will be allotted to reflect a living wage.

Application deadline is July 4 at Midnight. 

 

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