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The F.I.N.D. Design

Programs Architect (FLY Girl Programs)

The F.I.N.D. Design


Job Summary

Reports to: Director of Programs

About us:

The F.I.N.D. Design (Families in Need of Direction) is a 501(c)(3) community-based organization serving black and brown girls aged 11-17 in Midtown middle and high schools. Our mission is to create a powerful ecosystem of support that fosters the health, wealth, community, and education needed for these girls to thrive. By employing healing-centered, strength-based, and culturally relevant approaches, we provide a continuum of learning opportunities tailored to the unique experiences of black and brown girls. Through sister circles, we harness the power of friendships, fictive kin networks, and a strong sense of community among African-American females (Neal-Barnett et al., 2011). These circles create safe environments where girls can heal from the effects of racism, discrimination, and other risk factors. Our impactful services focus on nurturing ethnic identity, building relationships, fostering community and school engagement, and advocating for the needs of black and brown girls. By tapping into their internal strength and capabilities, we empower these girls to develop higher-level thinking skills and become high achievers in their schools and communities.

Position Summary:

As the FLY Girl Programs Architect, you will play a pivotal role in steering our program initiatives. Your leadership will guide the planning and execution of our programs, ensuring their seamless implementation. Leading a team of talented staff, you will facilitate their development while ensuring the delivery of exceptional experiences for our participants.

Job Responsibilities

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Conceptualize and design comprehensive programs tailored to resonate with the unique experiences of our participants.
  • Collaborate closely with the team to transform program concepts into tangible experiences, demonstrating meticulous coordination.
  • Maintain a vigilant oversight of program activities, aligning them with our mission and objectives.
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to staff, fostering their growth and enhancing their performance.
  • Champion organizational efficiency by skillfully managing logistics, scheduling, and intricate details.
  • Cultivate community relationships, fostering a two-way dialogue to ensure the authenticity and impact of our programs.

 Other Responsibilities:

  • Submit accurate, timely, written reports.
  • Aid in or handle special assignments as directed.
  • Complete basic administrative work


Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • 4+ years of general work experience or equivalent number of hours worked in full-time or volunteer work.
  • Must demonstrate awareness and acceptance of cultural differences of clients, staff, and community contacts.
  • Successful clearance of local and/or state background checks
  • A profound understanding of the essence of FLY Girl, derived either from personal experiences or substantial community involvement.
  • Adept organizational skills, capable of managing multifaceted tasks, deadlines, and complexities.
  • While formal education is commendable, equivalent life experience is equally valuable, reflecting deep knowledge and expertise.
  • Demonstrated leadership acumen, inspiring others to excel under your guidance.
  • Proficiency in cultural nuances is not just a concept but a way of operating, evident in your daily work.
  • Exceptional communication abilities, from engaging with participants to collaborating with community partners.
  • Valid driver’s license, clear driving record, and current automobile insurance.


  • Bachelor’s degree desired in education, social work, or childhood development, or 5+ years of work experience in youth development and youth/program coordination.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Passion for youth empowerment, mindfulness, and community development.
  • Mandatory CPR and First Aid Certifications. (Training provided)
  • Experience working in racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse communities preferred

Additional Information


  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
  • Opportunities for professional development and growth.
  • A supportive and collaborative team environment.
  • The chance to make a meaningful impact on the lives of black girls and other girls of color in our community.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to programs@thefinddesign.org.

The F.I.N.D. Design is dedicated to the principles of equal opportunity and strives to create a diverse and inclusive workplace where all individuals are valued and treated with respect and dignity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other protected characteristic as defined by applicable laws.

We are committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our organization, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, and compensation. Our goal is to foster an environment that encourages the contributions and perspectives of all individuals, regardless of their background.

Qualified candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply for positions at The F.I.N.D. Design. We believe that a diverse team enhances our ability to fulfill our mission of empowering youth, with a primary focus on black and brown girls, and creating positive change in our community.

If you require accommodations during the application or interview process, please let us know, and we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.

By joining our team, you will be part of an organization committed to making a difference in the lives of young people and breaking generational curses. We look forward to considering your application and welcoming you to The F.I.N.D. Design family.”


  • Date Posted: November 7, 2023
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 11/20/2023
  • Salary Range: $32,500
  • Working Hours: 20 hrs/ Hybrid- (must reside within 60 miles of Davidson County)