Nonprofit Job Sites Directory

READERS: Please note that a new version of this Directory has been published in April 2011. Find it here.

 

December is famously a bad month in which to look for a job, and a bad month in which to bring on someone new. Get a leg up on January with Tom Battin's guide to nonprofit job sites:

In this article, we review 33 websites for people seeking nonprofit jobs, and of course, for nonprofits seeking to hire new staff. Job sites serve two audiences: job seekers and employers. Job seekers can look for potential positions as well as upload their resumes so that employers can seek them out. For employers, such job sites allow them to search posted resumes to find people with specific characteristics.

This is not a complete list. We have focused on sites that are exclusively for nonprofit jobs, or that have a substantial number of nonprofit jobs. We have not included the hundreds of websites such as those of nonprofit associations where members can post openings, nor have we tried to find all the listservs and association newsletters where members post openings. Instead, we focused on sites that are primarily about job seeking: that are updated daily, that have features such as being able to search only for executive jobs, and so forth. Be sure to ask people in your chosen field or geographic region or the sites, listservs and newsletters that they know.

 

For each of these 33 job sites in this Directory, we include the number of jobs that were posted on our test day as well as the key features . . .

December is famously a bad month in which to look for a job, and a bad month in which to bring on someone new. Get a leg up on January with Tom Battin's guide to nonprofit job sites: 

In this article, we review 33 websites for people seeking nonprofit jobs, and of course, for nonprofits seeking to hire new staff. Job sites serve two audiences: job seekers and employers.  Job seekers can look for potential positions as well as upload their resumes so that employers can seek them out. For employers, such job sites allow them to search posted resumes to find people with specific characteristics.

This is not a complete list. We have focused on sites that are exclusively for nonprofit jobs, or that have a substantial number of nonprofit jobs. We have not included the hundreds of websites, listservs and newsletters such as those of nonprofit associations where members can post openings. Be sure to ask people in your chosen field or geographic region for the sites, listservs and newsletters that they know.

Our listings include the number of jobs that were posted on our test day as well as the key features provided by each site. We evaluated their usability for both job seekers and employers, and provide their contact information and required fees.

This guide is organized into six sections as follows:

1. Comprehensive nonprofit job sites

2. Job sites that include for-profit and nonprofit jobs

3. Nonprofit executive positions

4. Nonprofit fundraising positions

5. Nonprofit technology positions

6. Regional nonprofit job sites

Criteria for rating

To critique the sites for usefulness, we established criteria to allow for comparisons. How easy was the site to navigate? Is registration required before searching for a job? Is there a fee? How many job listings are available to view?

Some sites allow you to send your request directly through to employers, while for others you'll need to create and send your own email. Some allow you to search on types of organizations, while others simply put them all into the same batch. We like sites that help you find background on the nonprofit that has posted job listings and when they have interactive support and help for visitors. For those that allow you to post your resume, we looked for flexibility in format, ability to edit and re-post resumes, and whether they include tagging for potential employers. In particular, we liked the ability to be notified by email when certain types of jobs appear.

We also note if the site provided helpful articles, links to relevant resources, how-to guides, and tools for helping applicants find the right job. In each section, listings are sequenced in the order in which a job seeker might begin the search; geographically limited sites are listed alphabetically.

Note: To suggest changes and additions, please submit the full listing of a site as you believe it should be posted, along with your contact information to: editor at blueavocado dot org. Making the suggested changes is at our discretion. In addition, everyone is encouraged to add information and search experiences in the Comments section at the end of the article.

Special thanks to Blue Avocado readers Stacy Chappel, Terrell Curtis, Elenor Denker, Rhonda Taylor and Annette Wilder for helping us find these sites and think about how to organize the data.

1. Nonprofit comprehensive job sites

All categories of nonprofit jobs in United States or international locations. Useful for getting a full picture of the types of opportunities available to job seekers or to identify candidates outside of one'usual channels.

Only the first three are shown. At the end of this article click on the download link for the full Directory.

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The Grassroots Jobsource should also be noted: it's a dozen year old/well loved job board for nonprofit green/social change jobs. It's listed over 800 jobs and internships this year so far: http://jobs.oriongrassroots.org

Don't forget about the Association of Fundraising Professionals Job Center. AFP Jobs Service is the premier electronic recruitment resource for the fundraising industry. http://jobs.afpnet.org

Add NonProfitPeople to your job search site list. It's a new community for nonprofit professionals and job seekers from Monster.com. Check it out!

http://nonprofitpeople.monster.com

Bah! These are all self-aggrandizing comments!
What you don't know about the AFP job boards is that it's usually only for high powered 10+ year veteran fundraiser jobs.
The Grassroots Journal has only a few jobs.
And Monster only has a couple of jobs as well.
If you really want to get ALL of the jobs, forget idealist and change.org.
GO directly to indeed.com, or simply hired.com. They are aggregators of all jobs all over the internet. You *might* find some different jobs on idealist or change, but overall, your best bet is going to a place that aggregates all jobs from various sources.
http://wildwomanfundraising.com

Consider that individual AFP Chapters also have their own professional listings servcies. Some are free; some have modest cost. I am familiar with the one in San Diego, which costs $100 - $175 for 90 days, including an eblast to all members about the posting. Members forward the emails quite broadly, increasing exposure.

The listings cover positions at all levels of experience. And the chapter listings may be much more useful to job-seekers and employers who are considerable distance from the east coast, while many AFP International listings focus on the east coast.

Please also consider TheGreenJobBank.com. It's an aggregator of green jobs, a lot of which are at non-profit organizations.
http://www.thegreenjobbank.com

Good resources, in particular Idealist. You have also commercial sites like http://us.jobijoba.com/non-profit-jobs and http://www.jobijoba.co.uk/non-profit-jobs for the non-profit jobs. It's kinda accurate.

Would love for you to add www.notforprofitnews.com next year. We post 600-800 jobs each year - focused in central Indiana and Cincinnati.

Bryan Orander, Publisher

NYFA.org is the "go to" site for non-profit arts related (including arts education) in the NYC area but I think they post for nationwide

The non-profit group that I'm on the board of is looking for a 3rd party admistrator for our daily business and to wrtite grants. I'm having a problem even finding a company that offers that. Our current contractor works an average 10-20 hours a week and is looking to retire soon. Anyone know where I should look?

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