We have several opportunities available to join our team. Please see the list of our open positions below.
The Policy Analyst is responsible for conducting political research to help produce The Lighthouse | Black Girl Projects’ yearly Legislative Report Card and collaborating on organizational and intra-organizational research initiatives to further The Lighthouse | Black Girl Projects’ mission to be a revelatory unflickering light for Black girls and women. The Policy Analyst will use Quorum to conduct thorough policy analyses and will be the driving force for constructing the organization’s Legislative Report Card based on The Lighthouse | Black Girl Projects’ Legislative Standards.
Ida B. Wells Democratic Journalism Institute Fellowship
We believe one of the ways democracy is dying is because journalism is. The Ida B. Wells Democratic Journalism Institute is a program designed to recruit and train citizens in solid journalistic principles and practice to help ensure the republic thrives. The Lighthouse’s target population— communities primarily made up of Black and other people of color—are especially left in dire straits. And in as much as representation matters (if it does at all), the Black, brown and other minoritized populations aren’t represented in newsrooms either. In 2017, the American Society of News Editors found among 63 news-only websites and 587 newspapers, only 16.55 percent of the organizations’ staff were from oppressed groups. DJI and its fellowship is a non-profit-funded news entity that trains, incubates, employs and deploys emerging and mid-career journalists. Using to its advantage the flexibility of a non-traditional news and storytelling outlet, the program offers opportunities for participants to expand their writing and audience to communities most in need of information.
Septima Clark Academy Lead Academic and Enrichment Facilitator
The Lead Academic and Enrichment Facilitator for the Septima Clark Academy at The Lighthouse | Black Girl Projects is responsible for daily school operations and procedures while supporting the school’s leadership team. This position requires attention to detail, a love for Black children and the ability to multi-task. The lead academic and enrichment facilitator ensures that scholars are engaged in both academic and cultural activities that align with the mission and vision of The Lighthouse | Black Girl Projects. Additionally, this person should be organized and able to foster positive relationships with parents and caring adults of the scholars through effective communication efforts. As the lead teacher in the classroom, this person is knowledgeable about a wide range of subject areas, grade level developmental milestones, as well as best practices for the Montessori classroom.
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