We have several opportunities available to join our team. Please see the list of our open positions below.
Community organizers at The Lighthouse | Black Girl Projects support and are accountable directly to the director of advocacy and organizing in identifying, building and deploying leaders to create change in the community. The community organizer is responsible for outreach, base building, education and leadership development on issues related to the mission of the organization. The community organizer works closely with policy analysts and research analysts to set the research agenda and legislative standards for the organization and to organize local, state and federal campaigns and coalitions for policy change. The organizer will be responsible for identifying opportunities for advocacy and organizing; researching and implementing small pilot programs; and facilitating town hall meetings, community forums, and leadership development training programs. Ideal candidates are deeply committed to facilitating leadership growth opportunities, especially for Black girls and women and young people at large, and are willing take the necessary steps to learn or hone their craft as organizers.
The director of college and early career programs is responsible for planning, developing, and facilitating all programs that work alongside young Black women who are college aged and early career, locally, regionally, nationally and globally. The position reports directly to the chief learning officer. The person in this position must develop, maintain, manage and host Black girls- and women-centered programs, strategize about the best programming to meet the needs, and build continuous feedback loops with participants to ensure relevance. The ideal candidate has experience in higher education with a community organizer’s sensibilities. The position requires an individual with a mentoring and youthcentric orientation, able to work effectively and safely with youth ages 18-25ish. The position requires a thoughtful, proactive, detail-oriented, organized, self-starter who connects dots and understands the importance of a strategic focus on Black girls and women in relationship to the overall work of community, this age group, and to the work of the organization. The candidate must have a proven ability to communicate effectively, strategically, and courteously and be able to maneuver through complex interpersonal situations effectively while remaining calm under pressure. The ideal candidate is a people-person possessing excellent judgment who can work collaboratively with staff, at all levels of the organization, community partners, board members, and organizational consultants.
Candidates who are interested in applying may email their resume along with required documents listed in the respective job description to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the desired position in the subject line.