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Each year, Lutheran Volunteer Corps matches 90-95 full time Volunteers with social justice non-profit organizations across the U.S. This directory provides an overview of placement positions for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 program years.  About 80% of LVC partner placement organizations re-apply each year and we also have new positions each year that may not yet be on this list.

LVC Applicants see available positions as part of the application and matching process, including more in depth position descriptions. To have the widest choice of positions, apply by our Round 1 January 15th deadline. There are significantly fewer positions available for the Round 2 April 1st deadline. Please contact recruitment@lutheranvolunteercorps.org if you have particular questions about available positions.

Citywide Initiatives Coordinator – Girls in the Game

Citywide Initiatives Coordinator – Girls in the Game
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Girls in the Game was started in 1995 by a group of women who attributed their own personal success to their experience playing sports as girls. After surveying the services and opportunities in Chicago, they discovered that despite the passage of Title IX, girls had few opportunities to participate in athletics. In February 1995, they founded A Sporting Chance Foundation (the original name of Girls in the Game) to level the playing field for all girls. By 2000, A Sporting Chance Foundation was reaching 200 girls a year and growing fast. Girls needed sports and fitness programs, but they also asked for nutrition and health education, and leadership development workshops. In 2003, the girls helped the organization expand the mission and change the name of the organization to Girls in the Game. Girls in the Game is successful in part because of strong collaborations with the Chicago Park District and Chicago Public Schools. Girls in the Game runs programming at Douglas Park and many other parks and schools throughout Chicagoland. In 2009, Girls in the Game expanded its offices to a second location at McGuane Park. In 2014, Girls in the Game expanded out of state for the first time to serve girls in Baltimore through a partnership with Under Armour, and has since expanded to Bloomington Normal, IL, and Dallas, TX. Overall, Girls in the Game currently serves over 3,500 girls each year at schools and parks throughout Chicago and beyond.

The 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.

Chicago IL