Top Nonprofit Job Boards & How to Find Jobs

FAQs and Tips for understanding the nonprofit job market.

Nonprofits are just like for-profit companies, only with a double bottomline to make money and impact. There are lawyers, coders, marketers, operations, HR and every other type of job available. The nonprofit industry represents about 10% of the US labor force and more people continue to look for professions with a purpose each year.

Do nonprofit employees get paid?

Of course. It is by law that nonprofit employees receive some kind of reasonable salary for their given services. The only key difference between the company and its nonprofit employees is that workers are required to pay income taxes. If interested, you can research salaries of nonprofit employees by using the form 990 finder online.

How to find a job at a nonprofit?

  • Start Volunteering and emphasize it on your cover letter/resume.
  • Check nonprofit career websites (see below).
  • Build your network, hangout on LinkedIn and reach out to professionals for advice.
  • Make Sure Your Application Materials Are Stellar and that you are well-rounded.

Nonprofit resume tips

Follow the tips for regular resumes except you should consider adding any volunteer experience to the resume.

  • Put your cause first or what you care about in your statement.
  • Make sure that it relates to the nonprofit you are applying for.
  • This can also be stated in your cover letter or initial email to the organization.
  • Nonprofits aren’t just looking for the skills they are looking for people that care about the mission. 
  • Check your resume for non-inclusive language.

Top Nonprofit Job boards

AcreAgency list of CSR, Nonprofit, agency jobs
Aspen Institute NetworkNetwork sector Includes openings with ANDE members and their portfolio companies.
BridgestarAgency list of nonprofit jobs from networks limited only in the United States.
Chronicle of PhilanthropyPublication list of nonprofit jobs
Common Good CareersNetwork list of nonprofit jobs
DevexNetwork Development Job Boards and Industry Knowledge + News
DevNetNetwork international development jobs
Draper RIchardsFoundation senior level jobs from their grantees in early stage growth
Encore.orgJob Siteencore.orgFocused on jobs to re engage retirement community
Escape The CityNetwork list of jobs in the community
Ethical PerformanceNetwork list of listings from network
Global Imipact Investing Network (GIIN) Jobs BoardNetwork from GIIN members
IdealistJob Sitehttp://idealist.orgLargest list of non profit jobs in the sector
IndeedJob Site search on general job directory
JanssenRecruiting Firm NOT FOUND
Just MeansNetwork list of jobs, focus on CSR and agencies
Just MeansNetwork list of nonprofit jobs
KoyaRecruiting Firm NOT FOUND
Leadership Search PartnersRecruiting Firm list of nonprofit jobs located in the state of California
LinkedInSocial nonprofit keyword in the LinkedIn job search tool
MonsterJob Site search on general job directory
Net ImpactNetwork list of nonprofit jobs
Next BillionNetwork of socially minded jobs from the network
Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN)Network jobs from the Nonprofit network
Nonprofit TimesPublication list of nonprofit jobs
Olive GroveRecruiting Firm NOT FOUND
OmidyarFoundation from all Omidyar social impact grantees/investments
On-RampsRecruiting Firm in nonprofit jobs in the business sector. Contains finance, accounting, marketing, manager.
Opportunity KnocksJob Site list of nonprofit jobs
Philanthropy News DigestFoundation Center backed nonprofit job board
ReworkRecruiting Firm job list.
Robin Hood FoundationFoundation focused jobs from their grantees
Simply HiredJob Site search on general job directory
Skoll Social EdgeFoundation of jobs from the Skoll network
Social Good JobsJob Site list of nonprofit jobs
TwitterSocial #nonprofit jobs to see what is out there, or build Job keyword searches for orgs you like
USSIF Responsible InvestingNetwork list, East Coast Listings from network (may require login)
WaldronRecruiting Firm job list.

Types of Nonprofit Jobs

When searching across job boards it can help to filter for the type of job skills you have, rather than just generally browsing.

Aides Supervisor

  • Community Service Project Coordinator
  • Compliance Coordinator
  • Financial Aid Representative
  • Member Records Administrator
  • Member Services Representative
  • Membership Assistant

Health and Human Services

  • Associate Pastor
  • Case Manager
  • Chaplain
  • Chemical Dependency Counselor
  • Child Care Worker
  • Child Life Specialist
  • Child Support Case Officer
  • Childbirth Educator
  • Counselor
  • Hospice Supervisor
  • Housing Coordinator
  • Housing Counselor
  • Human Services Worker
  • Juvenile Counselor
  • Living Skills Advisor
  • Managed Care Coordinator
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Minister
  • Pastor
  • Policy Analyst
  • Residential Living Assistant
  • Social Worker

Human Resources

  • Event Team Recruiter
  • Job Developer
  • Labor Union Organizer
  • Team Leader
  • Volunteer Coordinator

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