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Make a special impact in the community with your next professional role.

Designed For Joy is Raleigh based nonprofit serving women in crisis. Our retail staff and sales provide the financial support to continue eliminating the stigma of vulnerability by providing living wage, dignified work.

While we are a Christian faith-based organization, all are encouraged to apply. We are in a growth period and seek team members who see value in our mission, accept challenges with confidence and kindness, and can quickly adjust to the needs of the business. The work environment is friendly and supportive.

See application below.

DFJ Mission

Designed For Joy provides women in crisis with stability through immediate employment and support, removing the stigma of vulnerability.

Our Values

The core values underpinning our mission are: Communication, Hospitality, Advocacy, Inclusivity, and Respect (C.H.A.I.R.). We aim to have a C.H.A.I.R. available for every woman in crisis who needs a safe and dignified job. 

  • Communication - We model and encourage active listening, understand the need for and provide clear and concise direction, all in a completely transparent environment. 
  • Hospitality - We are deeply committed to helping all those we serve, from clients to volunteers to members of our community, find personal satisfaction at Designed For Joy.
  • Advocacy - We strive to amplify the voices of those often overlooked or marginalized in our communities and seek to create social awareness and change.
  • Inclusivity - We recognize the unique design and variability of each human.
  • Respect - We affirm by leading with truth, honesty, empathy, and grace that each individual belongs.


Part Time Retail Sales Associate
15-20 hours a week 

Retail Operations

Customer care in person, on phone and through emails
Learn Shopify (software platform) to manage all retail responsibilities
Complete in person sales in a timely manner
Fulfill online orders and ship
Set up and close down shop
Maintain cleanliness in the retail area, bathroom, kitchen and common spaces
Manage and plan tasks for shop volunteers

Maintain Stock 

Manage inventory from workshop
Keep inventory up to date in Shopify
Create barcodes for inventory
Communicate levels of stock and needs of inventory to Storefront Manager

Display and Merchandise Items

Keep clean the retail area
Keep displays well stocked and attractive
Organize for vendor events and porch parties


Plan and prepare for photography sessions
Create IG stories while in the retail space to market new products
Prep for vendor events, Porch Parties and Live sales

General Duties

Support Designed For Joy leadership and storefront management
Advocate for our nonprofit with fundraising and recruiting volunteers
Show hospitality to everyone person walking in our doors
Must be able to lift 25 pounds and stand for 5-6 hours


Complete the application below and DFJ leadership will be in touch with next steps. If you need assistance, please email us here.

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