Along the way in the work that I do with nonprofits, churches, and schools, I get people who sometimes ask me for places and resources they can use or search to help them find a job.
Every day I’m on the telephone with someone who’s in the nonprofit sector, and every so often I get someone who says to me, “Wayne, I’m at a point in my life where I want to make a difference in the work I do. Do you have any ideas of where I can look for job opportunities in the nonprofit sector?” Or, they might tell me that they’re seeking to switch jobs within the industry and are looking for something new and exciting.
If this sounds like you and you’re seeking to change jobs or even careers, take a look at what I consider some of the best places to find work.
- Association of Fundraising Professionals: If you’re looking for an opportunity in fundraising, you can check out AFP. They have hundreds of opportunities for fundraisers and grant writers. If you’re looking to work in an organization as an executive director or CEO, you might want to check the career center here as well.
- The Nonprofit Career Match: This is job board belongs to The Nonprofit Times. The job listings here are not as plentiful as AFP, but they’re geared toward more senior and seasoned professionals.
- Global Charity Jobs: The name says it all. If you’re looking to find opportunities abroad or for international organizations, then you should check our Global Charity Jobs. It’s one of the top places for job-hunters to go to when they’re seeking opportunities around the world.
- The Chronicle of Philanthropy: This is an outstanding source for job opportunities. The organizations that post job opportunities tend to be medium and large organizations. They have jobs in every functional area within a nonprofit, including executive positions, program jobs, fundraising, marketing, and finance.
- Idealist: This is a great source for jobs all around the world and also for volunteer opportunities. Volunteering is an excellent way to get your foot in the door of a nonprofit and see if it’s something you’d be interested in doing long-term if you don’t have a nonprofit background. The organizations that post in Idealist tend to be small to medium sized nonprofits.
- National Council of Nonprofits: This is also another excellent site to find job opportunities in multiple areas of a nonprofit organization, including membership and information technology services.
- Commongood Careers: This is a straightforward and easy site to navigate, and it’s got loads of information. Not only does it have job listings, but it also has an excellent knowledge center, which is a great value added for those looking for a new career opportunity and human resources managers within organizations.
- Philanthropy News Digest (PND): PND Jobs and information is brought to you by The Foundation Center. You’ll find another excellent resource for jobs in all areas of a nonprofit on this site. It’s chock-full of opportunities, and it’s a “go to” place for many years.
- The Bridgespan Group: This organization is one of the leading global service providers for nonprofits in the world. It’s an excellent source for information about the philanthropic sector in general, and their job opportunities are around the world. The positions tend to be more experienced professionals, and in medium to large organizations.
- Non-ProfitJobs.org: What makes this site interesting is that it’s comprehensive and powered by ExecSearches.com. They aim to connect mission with talent, and if you’re looking for someone to review your resume, they have a resume review service so you can have your resume seen my a professional before you begin your submissions.
If you’ve found places where you’ve found nonprofit job opportunities that are not listed here, by all means, please let me know so I can pass along the information.
Author of “Get Off the Couch: Grip & Rip and Break the Barriers Holding You Back in Life” (Free Digital Download)
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