Join The Firecracker Staff Circle!

TThe Firecracker Foundation (TFF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that honors the bravery of children who have experienced sexual trauma by building a community invested in the healing of their whole being. Founded in 2013, TFF is a nationally recognized, survivor-led organization founded by a Black woman who is a survivor of incest and child sexual abuse.

We believe that child survivors of sexual trauma deserve the support of the entire community as they begin to heal, overcome the negative impacts of trauma, and lead a healthy lifestyle into adulthood. TFF provides high-quality, consistent holistic healing services at no cost to families in need, raises awareness of the prevalence of sexual trauma and its devastating consequences, and provides survivors with the resources that can help them heal.

Our hiring cycle is now open!

The ideal candidates share a strong commitment to:

  • TFF’s mission, values, practices, and agreements
  • Implementing trauma- and inclusion-informed best practices
  • Fostering a supportive environment for clients and colleagues
  • Actively exploring alternative forms of justice and healing 
  • Self-directed work, purpose-driven collaboration, and shared leadership
  • Ongoing learning + skill-building that supports the continued development of TFF as a site of practice for Healing Justice work

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We are seeking an ethical, innovative, and compassionate Mental Health Therapist (MHT) to cultivate and implement The Firecracker Foundation’s Mental Health Therapy Program while prioritizing healthy relationships, community care, and healing justice practices.

Total Hours: 40 Hours/Week
Wage: $56,000 Annually
Salary/Hourly: Salary


Square purple graphic with the following words in green: Development Associate Part Time and a button that reads learn more with a grey arrow. Two small photo icons in small circles on the left and right of the words w/ tiny sparks in green and orange.

We are seeking an insightful, decisive, and creative Development Associate to cultivate and steward relationships with the generous donors and funders who make the critical work of The Firecracker Foundation possible.

Total Hours: 20 Hours/Week
Wage: $20,000 Annually
Salary/Hourly: Salary


We center relationships and a focus on shared values over traditional qualifications. To express interest in exploring a potential staff position with TFF please complete the Candidate Questionnaire.

As a practice of disability justice, this questionnaire can be completed by submitting responses via video, audio message, or during a 1-on-1 transcribed/recorded interview.

Only candidates who complete the candidate questionnaire will be invited to submit any relevant examples of their body of work (resume, portfolio, writings, etc.) which may then lead to an interview.

Final candidates will be provided with a stipend to sit in a Circle + share a meal at the close of this process of shared discernment. 

Process Timeline:

Nov. – Jan. 31 Invitation to apply for open positions
February  CoDirector team will review received applications
March Interviews with CoDirectors + invitations to Circle Process extended for possible new team members
April Circle Process for possible new team members
May  Invitation(s) to join the team extended + onboarding process begins

Accessibility: As an organization, we intentionally work to cultivate spaces where all people can fully participate in programs, services, and events. Through our understanding of an expansive definition of accessibility, we also include LGBTQ people, trauma survivors, parents/caregivers, immigrants, refugees, youth, people of color, and other folx with marginalized identities into our access considerations. We believe that our access to you and your lived experience enriches our work to end child sexual abuse.

To ensure that TFF’s hiring practices are accessible to all those seeking employment, additional accommodations, beyond what is listed here, may be requested by contacting Be sure to include “Accommodations Request” in the subject line.

If you have questions about this or other employment opportunities with TFF, contact Please include “Employment” in the subject line. DHS Clearance and background check required.

The Firecracker Foundation provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.