Looking for a Career in the Non-Profit Field? Start Here!

Are you looking to find work in the non-profit field? If helping people is your passion, it might be a good fit, but finding that work can be difficult. In addition to the various normal hurdles of finding a job, like proving that you’re a worthy candidate or actually landing an interview, just finding non-profit jobs can be difficult. You can always start by checking out charities that you trust or support, but what if they aren’t hiring? Chances are there are far more charities out there than you’re aware of, but there are sources that can help. Check out the sites below to get your job search started! is summed-up pretty well by the site’s name. Idealist works to “connect idealist with opportunities for action.” At the site you can find job listings, but you can also find volunteer opportunities, search for people or organizations, even find blogs. They also list employment fairs for college students and recent graduates (down at the bottom of the home page). Over 100,000 organizations use Idealist to connect with people, so it’s an excellent place to start your search. is a search firm that works to place people in positions at non-profits. They don’t have the same scale as Idealist, but they do have a good track record of placing candidates, from entry level to upper management positions. It’s worth checking the site out, especially if you have a good idea of what you want to do, but just need some help doing it.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy is one of the leading publications in the non-profit world, and worth investigating if you’re serious about working for a non-profit. They have a jobs section that offers a variety of search parameters, and based solely on their importance as a thought leader, it’s a good bet that a lot of jobs can be found there.