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

OrganizationTypeURLNotes
AcreAgencyhttp://acre.com/jobsBroad list of CSR, Nonprofit, agency jobs
Aspen Institute NetworkNetworkhttps://ande.site-ym.comSGB sector Includes openings with ANDE members and their portfolio companies.
BridgestarAgencyhttp://www.bridgespan.org/Nonprofit_Jobs/Search_Jobs.aspxSmall list of nonprofit jobs from networks limited only in the United States.
Chronicle of PhilanthropyPublicationhttps://www.philanthropy.com/jobsBroad list of nonprofit jobs
Common Good CareersNetworkhttp://www.cgcareers.org/find-a-job/Narrow list of nonprofit jobs
DevexNetworkhttps://www.devex.com/International Development Job Boards and Industry Knowledge + News
DevNetNetworkhttp://www.devnetjobs.org/General international development jobs
Draper RIchardsFoundationhttp://www.drkfoundation.org/job-opportunities.htmlMostly senior level jobs from their grantees in early stage growth
Encore.orgJob Siteencore.orgFocused on jobs to re engage retirement community
Escape The CityNetworkhttp://www.escapethecity.org/Broad list of jobs in the community
Ethical PerformanceNetworkhttp://www.ethicalperformance.com/recruitment/index.phpSmall list of listings from network
Global Imipact Investing Network (GIIN) Jobs BoardNetworkhttp://jobs.thegiin.org/jobs/Jobs from GIIN members
IdealistJob Sitehttp://idealist.orgLargest list of non profit jobs in the sector
IndeedJob Sitehttp://www.indeed.com/q-nonprofit-jobs.htmlNonprofit search on general job directory
JanssenRecruiting Firmhttp://janssenrecruiting.com/clients/#CurrentSearchesPAGE NOT FOUND
Just MeansNetworkhttp://www.justmeans.com/jobsearchBroad list of jobs, focus on CSR and agencies
Just MeansNetworkhttp://jobs.justmeans.com/Broad list of nonprofit jobs
KoyaRecruiting Firmhttps://koyapartners.com/searches/open/PAGE NOT FOUND
Leadership Search PartnersRecruiting Firmhttp://leadershipsearch.com/search#currentSmall list of nonprofit jobs located in the state of California
LinkedInSocialhttps://www.linkedin.com/jobs/nonprofit-jobsUse nonprofit keyword in the LinkedIn job search tool
MonsterJob Sitehttp://www.monster.com/jobs/search/?q=nonprofit&kwdv=4848Nonprofit search on general job directory
Net ImpactNetworkhttps://netimpact.org/careers/find-opportunities/job-board/search-jobsBroad list of nonprofit jobs
Next BillionNetworkhttp://www.nextbillion.net/jobsfeed.aspxList of socially minded jobs from the network
Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN)Networkhttps://www.nten.org/jobs/Technical jobs from the Nonprofit network
Nonprofit TimesPublicationhttp://www.thenonprofittimes.com/jobs/Broad list of nonprofit jobs
Olive GroveRecruiting Firmhttp://www.theolivegrove.com/services-impact/open-executive-searches/PAGE NOT FOUND
OmidyarFoundationhttp://jobs.omidyar.com/Jobs from all Omidyar social impact grantees/investments
On-RampsRecruiting Firmhttp://www.on-ramps.com/open-positions/Concentrated in nonprofit jobs in the business sector. Contains finance, accounting, marketing, manager.
Opportunity KnocksJob Sitehttp://www.opportunityknocks.org/Broad list of nonprofit jobs
Philanthropy News DigestFoundationhttp://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobsFoundation Center backed nonprofit job board
ReworkRecruiting Firmhttp://rework.jobs/General job list.
Robin Hood FoundationFoundationhttps://www.robinhood.org/granteejobsNY focused jobs from their grantees
Simply HiredJob Sitehttp://www.simplyhired.com/search?q=nonprofit&l=Nonprofit search on general job directory
Skoll Social EdgeFoundationhttp://skoll.org/community/jobs/#s=1List of jobs from the Skoll network
Social Good JobsJob Sitehttp://socialgoodjobs.org/Broad list of nonprofit jobs
TwitterSocialhttps://twitter.com/hashtag/Nonprofitjobs?src=hashUse #nonprofit jobs to see what is out there, or build Job keyword searches for orgs you like
USSIF Responsible InvestingNetworkhttp://www.ussif.org/jobs_search.aspSmall list, East Coast Listings from network (may require login)
WaldronRecruiting Firmhttp://www.waldronhr.com/index.php/about/our-team/347-waldron-jeff-waldronGeneral 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.


Administrative/Accounting
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