Are you looking for your next big opportunity in the nonprofit sector? Maybe you’ve volunteered and are looking for a full-time role? Maybe you’ve worked in for-profit and are ready to transition to nonprofit work?
The “big” job boards all have robust nonprofit job sections, so it makes sense to scan Indeed, LinkedIn, and CareerBuilder for your next opportunity in the nonprofit sector. But did you know there are several job boards specifically geared toward nonprofit professionals and volunteers?
Here are a few of the most popular job boards that cater specifically to nonprofit professionals:
The Chronicle of Philanthropy provides nonprofit professionals, foundation executives and board members with vital news, in-depth insights and practical tools which help them advance causes and change the world. Their job board is free for applicants and positions tend to focus on fundraising and executive-level roles.
Idealist.org is one of the most popular job boards for nonprofit professionals. It's a great resource for finding jobs with nonprofits all over the world. You can search for jobs by location, sector, or keyword. Idealist also has a helpful resources section where you can learn more about the nonprofit sector and explore career options. Idealist is also available in Spanish and Portuguese.
The team at Impact Opportunity previously ran the award-winning nonprofit job board at The Bridgespan Group. Spun off as a stand-alone job board, Impact Opportunity offers robust job search and filter tools, articles geared to nonprofit job seekers, and a clean, modern user interface.
Launched in 2017, the National Nonprofits job board enables nonprofits to create their own “careers” page where they can post all open jobs. Job seekers can create a free account where they can upload a resume and keep track of their communication with all employers on the site.
NonprofitJobs is another great option for nonprofit professionals looking for new opportunities. NonprofitJobs has a database of over 8,000 employment listings from nonprofits all over the United States. You can search for jobs by keyword, location, or category. NonprofitJobs also has a resume bank where employers can search for candidates and a career resources section with helpful articles and tips.
Founded in 2001, NonprofitJobSource.com is a comparatively smaller nonprofit job site which allows job seekers to apply directly on the company website, post their resume for consideration, and get connected to career coaches.
The Nonprofit Times is a great resource for the latest news, trends, and research in the nonprofit sector. Their career board is free for applicants and allows for search by keyword and state.
Philanthropy News Digest is published by Candid, one of the leading resources for information on philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. Philanthropy News Digest publishes RFPs, job listings, and other opportunities specifically for the philanthropic community. You can search Philanthropy News Digest's database of job listings by keyword, time frame, and location.
Since its founding in 1999 as Opportunity Knocks, Work for Good is one of the first job boards focused exclusively on mission-driven careers. The site offers robust search and filter capabilities and allows job applicants to search for positions in close proximity to their homes as well as remote positions.
As the name suggests, this board is focused on Canada’s non-profit sector. The site has been around since 2006 and is unique in that it is free of charge for both job posters and job applicants. The site also allows applicants to search for paid jobs and volunteer opportunities.
These nonprofit job boards are fantastic resources for job seekers at all levels. Before you apply for that perfect nonprofit job, we recommend taking a look at the free nonprofit training and certificate programs we offer at NonprofitReady.org. NonprofitReady also offers free job seeking courses to help you improve your resume and interview skills.