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Are you ready to apply your talent in project management, administration, data entry, and communication skills to create and grow an innovative nonprofit that is developing women leaders within communities of color? Do you want to learn a ton of stuff, be on the cutting edge of equity and community engagement work, have a lot of fun, be inspired frequently, and make a significant impact? Our team members are motivated individuals who help each other do remarkable things every day while positively impacting the world and doing exceptional work. We face challenges and win together, which looks like cultivating space for healing for black and brown girls to succeed.
The F.I.N.D, or Families in Need of Direction, Design is looking for a Volunteer Coordinator to create and implement a newly enhanced volunteer program that will bring much-needed volunteers and mentors to our F.L.Y (Forever Loving Yourself) program. In this role, the volunteer coordinator will help manage all aspects of the organization's volunteer program, including recruiting, managing, communicating, and recognizing our volunteer partners.
Note of Emphasis: You do not have to be a woman of color to make an impact in this space. The goal is to create spaces for all, including allies and co-conspirators, willing to roll up their sleeves and do their part in ensuring that all communities thrive! This cannot happen unless black girls and women have space to be valued, supported, protected, and heard.
- These responsibilities of the Volunteer Coordinator include:
- Recruiting new volunteers via social media, email solicitation, and other marketing strategies.
- Collecting volunteer information, availability, and skills, and maintaining an up-to-date database.
- Using marketing tools such as outreach programs, emails, and volunteer databases.
- Keeping new and existing volunteers informed about the organization and volunteer opportunities.
- Matching volunteers to opportunities that suit their skillsets and ensuring they understand their responsibilities and receive the proper training.
- Keeping schedules and records of volunteers' work.
- Recognizing volunteers via emails and communication.
About The F.I.N.D. Design
2787 Smith Springs Rd, Nashville, TN 37217, US
To mitigate the effects of systemic and personal trauma on Black girls, and other girls of color ages 11-17, by providing safe spaces for healing, long-term mentorships, and programming that transform their mental health and overall well-being.
The F.I.N.D. Design was formed to serve middle and high school black girls and other girls of color through culturally relevant African and African American-centric models that foster sensitivity and understanding to girls of color's unique needs. With an emphasis on girls that are high risk or have already interacted with the juvenile court system, T.F.D. partners with public school systems and courts to offer services that promote the healing and safety needed to mitigate the effects of intergenerational trauma and unhealthy responses to such trauma leading to mentally, socially, and economically healthy citizens.
Additionally, the organization focuses on undoing school "pushout" (termed coined by Dr. Monique Morris and award-winning author and social justice scholar to describe criminalization of black girls in schools) and the abuse to prison pipeline that overwhelmingly affects black and brown girls by driving them out of their schools into the justice systems because of adultification and direct and indirect trauma. The organization reiterates the notion that when a girl has a safe space that doesn't penalize her for who she is, a stronger sense of self and identity, support from the community, and an environment of learning and expression, she's permitted to be the "F.L.Y Girl" she was birthed to be; a champion for herself, her school, her communities, and especially for the girls that are coming behind her."
This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.
December 16, 2021
- Administrative Support
- Data Entry
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Approx. 20 hours monthly.
- Computer, Microsoft Excel (Google Sheets), ability to self manage, have fun, and work well with others. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Excellent organization and team-building skills.