Careers & Opportunities
Working at The Lighthouse | Black Girl Projects
Learn more about our culture, core values, and benefits below, or view our current openings here.
What we see happening to the collective Black and brown body, mind and spirit must be named as a reminder for us, for girls, and for those who’ve gone before us. “I see you … fighting for you is a fight for myself, … You deserve leisure, time to dream, rest.”
We take a holistic approach to leadership development of Black girls and women through a consortium of projects. These projects are avenues by which Black girls in the southeastern United States may be centered, from our research, advocacy and organizing, communications, grantmaking and technical assistance, and education and programs.
We create safe spaces for these girls, with the ultimate goal of making their homes and communities places where their safety and freedom are welcomed. An organization working toward this approach would lack integrity if it didn’t, likewise, take a holistic approach to leadership development with its staff.
Creativity and Innovation
Power of Stories
Just a few of the perks enjoyed at The Lighthouse | Black Girl Projects are a healthy work-life balance, 100% paid insurance premiums for employees, spouses and dependent children and extra paid time off for wellness appointments.
Interested in joining our team? Please see 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.