Outgoing Personality: SWIRL community leaders are outgoing, personable and encouraging. Typically they are serial community builders. Not only are you passionate about empowering others through skateboarding, but you’re passionate about bringing women together. We’re a grassroots community that started and is rooted in grassroots efforts in our community and digitally. As a leader, you’ll need to be talking to strangers, friends of friends, acquaintances, and even your neighborhood business owners. Your word of mouth recruiting is HUGE. Please ask yourself, how am I at interacting with complete strangers? If your answer is not I am comfortable and confident in talking to complete strangers, and charming the pants off of them, then you may want to reconsider your application.
Local: SWIRL community leaders need to be familiar and confident within their local surroundings and able to recruit other grls that they know and don’t know. We want someone who is familiar with their town and have been living there for a while. We don’t want someone who is just passing through for the summer. You will need to commit for a year or more, so please only apply if you are looking to plant your roots and GROW. Ask yourself ,how am I with cold calling/messaging/showing up at a local business and cultivating a relationship?
Creative/Social Media/Content: Each chapter is responsible to manage their cities GRLSWIRL instagram account. Each team chapter will have a leader focused specifically on social media/content and social community mgmt. You will need to source local or internal photographers to document your group skates, or creatively feature your movement. All leaders should be versed in social and working together to grow your digital audience.
Skate Level: Do you have to be the best skater out there? Absolutely not. Do you have to be a motivator?… YASSSS, you do. We don’t need you to be a ripper, but we need you to feel comfortable helping others grow their skills and cheering your community on. Ask yourself, Am I comfortable and confident teaching others to skate?
Group Mentality : Teamwork with your other leaders is vital to your success. You'll be partners in crime with your chapter co-leader and only by working together and being in-sync will your chapter be successful! Being a chapter leader means being open to communication, self reflection and constructive criticism. Ask yourself, am I someone who works well with other people?