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112 Nonprofit Jobs—How to Find Non Profit Organizations Near Me

Tom Gerencer
Career Writer
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You want a job at a nonprofit.

 

You’ll get it. Why?

 

You’ve stumbled across the best resource for NGO jobs on the web.

 

Here’s more good news—

 

Plenty of great nonprofit jobs have the same titles as their for-profit counterparts.

 

So, take heart.

 

Do a few things right, and you’ll be up there with Sandra Bernabei and Keith Alford fast.

 

This guide will show you:

 

  • 112 nonprofit jobs you can find in real life.
  • How to search non profit organizations near me to get results.
  • The best 25 nonprofit job boards on the web (and how to use them).
  • How to find NGO jobs, philanthropy jobs, and careers in nonprofits quickly.

 

Just looking for nonprofit organizations? Skip to our best non profit organizations list below.

 

1

112 Nonprofit Jobs

Here are 112 common nonprofit job titles.

 

Pick one that fits your skill set.

 

But—

 

These aren’t the only NGO job titles.

 

I’ll show you how to find hundreds more in the next section.

 

45 Management Careers in Nonprofits

 

Looking for director-level philanthropy jobs? Are you a charity work coordinator, manager, or supervisor? See these 45 nonprofit jobs for managers.

 

Searching non profit organizations near me? Jump to nonprofits near me lower in this guide.

 

  1. Advocacy Director
  2. Aide Supervisor
  3. Animal Shelter Director
  4. Campaign Manager
  5. Chemical Dependency Director
  6. Chief Operating Officer
  7. Community Organizer
  8. Community Service Project Coordinator
  9. Compliance Coordinator
  10. Compliance Director
  11. Development Manager
  12. Director of Community Relations
  13. Director of Development
  14. Director of Special Initiatives
  15. Director of Support Services
  16. Family Shelter Director
  17. Financial Aid Director
  18. Foundation Director
  19. Foundation Program Officer
  20. Grant Proposal Manager
  21. Hospice Supervisor
  22. Housing Coordinator
  23. Housing Program Manager
  24. Labor Union Organizer
  25. Managed Care Coordinator
  26. Member Certification Manager
  27. Nonprofit Administrator
  28. Nonprofit Executive Director
  29. Planning Manager
  30. Program Coordinator
  31. Program Director
  32. Program Manager
  33. Project Manager
  34. Public Relations Manager
  35. School Director
  36. Shelter Director
  37. Special Events Coordinator
  38. Special Events Director
  39. Team Leader
  40. Teen Center Director
  41. Volunteer Coordinator
  42. Volunteer Manager
  43. Volunteer Director
  44. Volunteer Services Director
  45. Women's Shelter Director

 

21 Fundraising Nonprofit Jobs

 

Can you shake the trees and make the money fall? These fundraising nonprofit jobs might be for you.

 

Management Fundraising

 

  1. Director of Corporate Giving
  2. Corporate Giving Manager
  3. Director of Major Gifts
  4. Donor Relations Manager
  5. Fundraising Manager
  6. Planned Gift Director
  7. Planned Giving Director
  8. Planned Giving Coordinator
  9. Development Coordinator
  10. Fundraising Coordinator
  11. Grant Coordinator

 

Front Line Fundraising

 

  1. Contracts Specialist
  2. Development Assistant
  3. Development Associate
  4. Development Officer
  5. Financial Aid Representative
  6. Fundraiser
  7. Grant Administrator
  8. Grant Specialist
  9. Grant Writer
  10. Nonprofit Fundraiser

 

16 NGO Jobs in Counseling

 

Save the world one client at a time. Do it with these careers in nonprofits for counselors and social workers.

 

  1. Case Manager
  2. Director of Social Services
  3. Social Work Manager
  4. Chemical Dependency Counselor
  5. Child Counselor
  6. Child Life Specialist
  7. Child Support Case Officer
  8. Childbirth Educator
  9. Counselor
  10. Couples Counselor
  11. Housing Counselor
  12. Human Services Worker
  13. Juvenile Counselor
  14. Living Skills Advisor
  15. Medical Social Worker
  16. Social Worker

 

10 Marketing and Public Relations Nonprofit Jobs

 

Are you a skilled marketer who doesn’t want to aid consumerism? Try these NGO jobs in marketing.

 

  1. Community Outreach Advocate
  2. Community Outreach Coordinator
  3. Social Media Coordinator
  4. Community Outreach Specialist
  5. Graphic Designer
  6. Grassroots Organizer
  7. Lobbyist
  8. Marketing Associate
  9. Online Activist
  10. Publicist

 

Technical Careers in Nonprofits

 

Got tech skills like Sundar Pichai and want to use them for the public good? See these nonprofit jobs in tech.

 

  1. Information Technology Manager
  2. IT Manager
  3. IT Specialist
  4. Policy Analyst
  5. Programmer
  6. Software Engineer
  7. Web Developer

 

Human Resources Philanthropy Jobs

 

  1. Event Team Recruiter
  2. Human Resources Manager
  3. Job Developer
  4. Recruiter
  5. Director of Human Resources

 

Religious Non-Profit Organizations Jobs

 

  1. Associate Pastor
  2. Chaplain
  3. Minister
  4. Pastor

 

Health Care Not for Profit Jobs

 

  1. Community Health Director
  2. Critical Care Director
  3. Recreational Therapy Director
  4. Residential Living Assistant

 

Education Nonprofit Jobs

 

  1. School Director
  2. Teacher
  3. Preschool Teacher
  4. School Assistant Director

 

Now you’ve got 112 philanthropy jobs titles.

 

Now use them to find actual nonprofit jobs postings next.

 

Didn’t see careers in nonprofits that fit your skills?

 

Scroll down to find them fast.

 

Pro Tip: Hunting entry-level non-profit jobs? Need entry-level NGO jobs? Add entry-level to any of the charity work jobs titles above, then search. I’ll show you how next.

 

Are you disabled and seeking non-profit sector jobs? See our popular guide: 100+ Great Jobs for People with Disabilities to Get You Out and Earning

 

2

How to Find Nonprofit Jobs

 

You want a job at a nonprofit.

 

How can you find one?

 

Here’s how, in three quick steps:

 

1. Pick a Nonprofit Job Title

 

It’s easy to find NGO job titles.

 

They’re often the same job titles from non-philanthropy jobs.

 

Get them from the nonprofit jobs list above or—

 

Pick them from our master list of 450 regular job titles.

 

2. Add a Nonprofit Jobs Synonym to the Job Title

 

If you picked a “regular,” for-profit job title in step #1—

 

Put a philanthropy jobs synonym on the front.

 

Do it like this:

 

Non Profit Job Titles

Ordinary Job Title

Nonprofit Jobs Synonym

New Nonprofit Job Search Term

Accountant

Nonprofit

Nonprofit Accountant Jobs Near Me

Marketing Specialist

Non Profit

Non Profit Marketing Specialist Jobs

Administrative Assistant

NGO

NGO Administrative Assistant Jobs

Engineer

Not for Profit

Not for Profit Engineer Jobs

 

3. Search in Google for Jobs

 

Now it’s time to find nonprofit jobs that fit your job title.

 

It’s easier than you think.

 

Type your careers in nonprofits title into Google search. Then click the big blue bar, like this:

 

non-profit jobs google search

 

See that?

 

Google found 26 non profit jobs near me.

 

It works because Google for Jobs scrapes thousands of other non-profit job sites. It also sifts zillions of career pages for charitable organizations.

 

Need other great nonprofit job boards?

 

The best nonprofit websites are:

 

  • Indeed—Search nonprofit jobs and find thousands of openings.
  • Glassdoor—Get non-profit organizations jobs salary for hundreds of NGO jobs.
  • LinkedIn—The best site for networking your way into non-profit organizations jobs.

  

We like Google best. Why? It piles up not-for-profit jobs from all the other non profit job sites.

 

You can automate your nonprofit job search in Google and other nonprofit job boards. In Google, click Turn on email alerts for this search in the lower left.

 

Pro Tip: Don’t apply for nonprofit jobs you find in Google. Find the job on the organization’s website and apply there. You’ll get heaps more interviews.

 

Want to use Google for Jobs like you were born to it? See our guide with expert tips: Google for Jobs: Use This Search Engine Tool to Find Your Next Career

 

3

How to Find Non Profit Organizations Near Me

 

If you’re searching non profit jobs near me, here’s how to find them.

 

There are two easy ways:

 

1. How to Find Nonprofit Jobs with Google for Jobs

 

Looking for NGO jobs near you?

 

Use Google for Jobs, like I showed above.

 

But—

 

Google automatically searches for local non profit jobs.

 

Look at this nonprofit jobs search example:

 

nonprofit jobs search

 

See that?

 

I didn’t add a location.

 

Creepy? Helpful? Either way, Google knows where you live.

 

2. How to Find Non Profit Organizations Near Me with Google Local

 

Just need to find nonprofits near me?

 

Here’s the good news:

 

Google knows where you are.

 

Just type one of the following into Google search:

 

  • Nonprofits near me
  • Nonprofits
  • Local nonprofit organizations
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • NGOs
  • Charitable organizations

 

Next—

 

Click More places in the search results.

 

nonprofit jobs google search

 

You’ll get a big list of local non profit organizations.

 

You can even ditch the near me part. Google knows you mean non profit organizations near me. (Unless you specify a different city, state, town, or country.)

 

Then—

 

Search each organization’s careers page to find nonprofit jobs near you.

 

Pro Tip: Hunting non profit jobs near me? Don’t just apply online. Use your magic power and walk in. Hardly anyone does it, so you’ll stand out like Ghandi at a Burger King.

 

Want to find non profit work from home jobs? See our guide for tips: 62 REAL Work from Home Jobs and How to Get a Good One Fast

 

4

List of Nonprofit Job Boards

 

Here are 25 nonprofit job boards.

 

But—

 

Don’t get overwhelmed.

 

Our advice? Just use one or two. Many repeat the same postings.

 

Most have alert settings that let you automate your nonprofit job search.

 

Many are for directors and coordinators. Only a small percentage are entry-level non-profit jobs.

 

10 Best Nonprofit Websites

 

  1. The National Council of Nonprofits Job Board. Over 1,000 nonprofit jobs.
  2. HERC Jobs Page. About 40,000 education jobs. Many are careers in nonprofits.
  3. Philanthropy News Digest’s Nonprofit Job Board. More than 650 nonprofit and NGO jobs.
  4. National Association of Social Workers careers page. Over 650 nonprofit and philanthropy jobs.
  5. The Nonprofit Times Career Center. About 500 not-for-profit jobs for employees of all levels. Powered by ZipRecruiter, so it may make sense to search there instead.
  6. NonprofitJobs.org. A nonprofit job board with 500 charity jobs throughout the US.
  7. Idealist.org. Roughly 400+ non-profit organizations jobs.
  8. SocialService.com Over 400 non profit careers.
  9. The Bridgespan Group’s Nonprofit Job Board. See 350+ jobs in the non-profit sector. Most are for directors. There are a few entry-level nonprofit jobs.
  10. Philanthropy.com. More than 300 nonprofit jobs.

 

10 More Nonprofit Job Boards to Try

 

  1. WorkforGood.org. Over 300 nonprofit careers.
  2. FoundationList.org. About 60 jobs in nonprofit companies for directors and entry-level candidates.
  3. Encore.org. For job seekers over 50 looking for a second act in the nonprofit jobs sector.
  4. ExecSearches’ Non-Profit Careers Page. A nonprofit job board strictly for coordinators, directors, and managers. Over 170 charity work jobs.
  5. NGO Job Board. About 60 philanthropy jobs. Most are for directors and coordinators.
  6. SustainableBusiness.com’s Green Dream Jobs Page. Just green jobs.
  7. NonprofitCareer.com. About 10 careers in nonprofits.
  8. The Philanthropy Journal. Less than 10 nonprofit jobs.
  9. NonProfitOyster.com. This site clicks through to Indeed, so start there instead.
  10. Commongood Careers. Founded by nonprofit professionals. Seems like a good idea, but we only found one listing at the time of our survey.

 

Regular Job Sites to Search Nonprofit Jobs

 

In these sites, search nonprofit jobs, ngo jobs, or not for profit jobs. Or search regular job titles with nonprofit added.

 

You can find nonprofit jobs near me by adding your location.

 

  1. Indeed. Best job search site after Google for Jobs. If you search nonprofit jobs USA, you’ll get over 16,000 openings.
  2. LinkedIn. Best for networking with non-profit recruiters.
  3. Glassdoor Jobs. Best site for finding non-profit organizations jobs salary data.
  4. Monster. Another popular job site.
  5. ZipRecruiter. A trusted job search engine with lots of not for profit jobs.

Your best bet to find nonprofit jobs fast?

 

Search Google for Jobs. If you’ve got time, try Indeed, plus one or two dedicated nonprofit job boards from the list above.

 

Pro Tip: Kick the spam. During your non profit job search, create a second gmail address. That way spammers won’t clog your personal inbox.

 

Do you want more job search sites to nail your nonprofit job search? See our guide: 30 Best Job Search Sites & How to Use Them to Find Employment Fast

 

5

Best Non Profit Organizations List (181 Organizations)

 

Nonprofit organizations are the best place to find nonprofit jobs.

 

That’s why we’ve compiled this non-profit organizations list.

 

They’re the 181 biggest, best nonprofits to work for.

 

To use them to find nonprofit and NGO jobs—

 

Click through to their websites and review their career pages.

 

  1. 350.org
  2. Academy of American Poets
  3. Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty
  4. Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation
  5. Alley Cat Allies
  6. Alzheimer's Association
  7. American Association for the Advancement of Science
  8. American Cancer Society
  9. American Civil Liberties Union and Foundation
  10. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
  11. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
  12. American Heart Association
  13. American Humanist Association
  14. American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
  15. American Kidney Fund
  16. American Museum of Natural History
  17. American National Red Cross
  18. American SPCA
  19. Americares Foundation
  20. Andrew Wommack Ministries
  21. Animal Legal Defense Fund
  22. Appalachian Mountain Club
  23. Appalachian Trail Conservancy
  24. Ashoka
  25. Barack Obama Foundation
  26. Best Friends Animal Society
  27. Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation
  28. Boston Children's Hospital
  29. Boys & Girls Clubs of America
  30. Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law
  31. CARE USA
  32. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  33. Carter Center
  34. Catholic Charities USA
  35. Catholic Medical Mission Board
  36. Catholic Relief Services
  37. Center for Biological Diversity
  38. Center for Reproductive Rights
  39. charity: water
  40. ChildFund International
  41. Christian Broadcasting Network/Operation Blessing
  42. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
  43. City of Hope
  44. Clearwater Marine Aquarium
  45. Combined Jewish Philanthropies
  46. Committee to Protect Journalists
  47. Compassion International
  48. Conservation International
  49. Convoy of Hope
  50. Council on Foreign Relations
  51. Creative Commons
  52. Cross International
  53. Cru
  54. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  55. Delivering Good
  56. Direct Relief
  57. Disabled American Veterans
  58. Do Something
  59. Doctors Without Borders, USA
  60. DonorsChoose.org
  61. Easterseals
  62. Economic Policy Institute
  63. Educational Media Foundation
  64. Entertainment Industry Foundation
  65. Environmental Defense Fund
  66. Equal Justice Initiative
  67. FAIR Federation for American Immigration Reform
  68. Feed the Children
  69. Feeding America
  70. Focus on the Family
  71. Food and Water Watch
  72. Food for the Poor
  73. Free Software Foundation
  74. Friends of the Earth
  75. GlobalGiving
  76. Good 360
  77. Goodwill Industries International
  78. Guttmacher Institute
  79. Habitat for Humanity International
  80. HealthWell Foundation
  81. Helen Keller Interntional
  82. Houston Food Bank
  83. Houston Zoo
  84. Human Rights Watch
  85. Humane Society of the United States
  86. International Rescue Committee
  87. International Rescue Committee
  88. JDRF International
  89. Junior Achievement USA
  90. Khan Academy
  91. Kiva
  92. KQED
  93. Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  94. Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
  95. Lutheran Services in America
  96. Make-A-Wish Foundation of America
  97. MAP International
  98. March of Dimes Foundation
  99. Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
  100. Matthew 25: Ministries
  101. Mayo Clinic
  102. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  103. Mercy Corps
  104. Metropolitan Museum of Art
  105. Metropolitan Opera Association
  106. Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
  107. Midwest Food Bank
  108. Mount Sinai Health Systems
  109. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  110. Museum of Modern Art
  111. Museum of the Bible
  112. NAMI
  113. NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation
  114. National Audubon Society
  115. National Council of YMCAs of the USA
  116. National Immigration Law Center
  117. National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  118. National Women's Law Center
  119. Natural Resources Defense Council
  120. Nature Conservancy
  121. New York City Ballet
  122. New York-Presbyterian Hospital
  123. NPR
  124. Ocean Conservancy
  125. Oceana
  126. Paralyzed Veterans of America
  127. Partners In Health
  128. PATH
  129. Patient Access Network Foundation
  130. Philadelphia Museum of Art
  131. Planned Parenthood Federation of America
  132. Population Services International
  133. Project Orbis International
  134. Rainforest Action Network
  135. Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
  136. Safe Kids Worldwide
  137. Saint Louis Zoo Association
  138. Salvation Army
  139. Samaritan's Purse
  140. San Diego Zoo Global
  141. Save the Children Federation
  142. Scholarship America
  143. Shriners Hospitals for Children
  144. Smile Train
  145. Smithsonian Institution
  146. Southern Poverty Law Center
  147. Special Olympics
  148. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  149. St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance
  150. Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation
  151. Step Up for Students
  152. StoryCorps
  153. Sundance Institute
  154. Susan G. Komen
  155. Task Force for Global Health
  156. Teach For America
  157. The ALS Association, National Office
  158. The Arc
  159. The Aspen Institute
  160. The Atlantic Council of the United States
  161. The Center for Strategic and International Studies
  162. The Climate Reality Project
  163. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
  164. The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival
  165. The Trevor Project
  166. UJA/Federation of New York
  167. Union of Concerned Scientists
  168. United Nations Foundation
  169. United Service Organizations
  170. United States Fund for UNICEF
  171. United Way Worldwide
  172. Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation
  173. Wildlife Conservation Society
  174. World Resources Institute
  175. World Vision
  176. World Wildlife Fund
  177. World Wildlife Fund
  178. Wounded Warrior Project
  179. Wycliffe Bible Translators
  180. YMCA of the USA
  181. Young Life

 

Those are the biggest and best nonprofits to work for in the US. But don’t stop there.

 

There are 1.5 million nonprofits in America, according to the NCSS.

 

Pro Tip: The non profit organizations list above shows big orgs. When seeking nonprofit jobs, go small. Search non-profit organizations near me and you’ll have less competition.

 

Are you a stay-at-home-mom looking for nonprofit or NGO jobs? See our guide for tips: 61 Real Stay at Home Mom Jobs and How to Get a Good One Fast

 

6

Working for a Nonprofit

 

The Dalai Lama said it’s not enough to be compassionate. You must also act.

 

Working in philanthropy jobs means changing passion into action.

 

Start by answering your basic questions about nonprofit jobs below.

 

What is an NGO?

 

An NGO stands for “Non-Governmental Organization.” They’re nonprofits that operate internationally.

 

Nonprofits that work only in the US aren’t called NGOs. An NGO is a nonprofit that functions in the US and other countries.

 

What is a Nonprofit Organization?

 

A nonprofit is an organization that operates without profit. They may earn revenue, but because of the good they do for society, they’re tax exempt.

 

Nonprofits are organizations like animal shelters, homeless shelters, schools, arts organizations, and human services entities.

 

How Do Nonprofits Work?

 

Nonprofits don’t pay money to investors or owners in the form of profits. They channel their revenue back into their efforts.

 

Most people who work at nonprofits earn a salary or hourly paycheck. They often make less than their for-profit counterparts.

 

How to Work for a Nonprofit

 

To work for a nonprofit, start by volunteering, doing an internship, or looking online. Search sites like Google for Jobs, Indeed, and nonprofit job boards like DotOrgJobs.

 

You can also check the career pages of nonprofit websites like American Red Cross or Teach for America.

 

Why Work for a Nonprofit

 

The biggest reason to work for a nonprofit? Passion. Employees at NGOs and not-for-profit organizations are passionate about helping the world.

 

There’s a big side-benefit to following your passion into careers in nonprofits. Namely, you’ll work side-by-side with others who share that passion.

 

Do You Get Paid to Work at a Nonprofit?

 

Yes—most of the time. Nonprofit organizations don’t make money like for-profit companies do. But in most cases, their employees do earn a salary.

 

That said, nonprofit employees often earn less money than for-profit employees. Their compensation comes partially from following their passion.

 

Pro Tip: Worried you won’t find nonprofit jobs? Take heart. In a survey of 3,400 nonprofit leaders, more than half said they’re expanding services and staff.

 

Want part-time non-profit jobs? See our guide for tips: 107 Part Time Jobs Near Me & How to Get Them

 

Key Takeaway

 

Here’s a quick recap of nonprofit jobs and how to get them:

 

  1. Review the list of 112 nonprofit jobs in this guide.
  2. Pick a philanthropy job title that fits your skills and experience.
  3. Plug your careers in nonprofits title into Google for Jobs. It’s the strongest nonprofit job board because it hunts through all the others.
  4. Let Google for Jobs find not-for-profit jobs near you. You don’t even have to type non profit organizations near me. Google knows where you live.
  5. Use the list of the 25 best nonprofit websites in this article. Pick one or two to fill in any gaps in Google search.
  6. Check out the best non profit organizations list in this guide. Hunt through their career pages for NGO jobs.

 

Want more nonprofit jobs titles? Looking for high-paying NGO jobs? Need tips to use nonprofit job boards better, with less stress? Leave a comment. We’ll be happy to reply!

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Tom Gerencer is a career expert who has published over 200 in-depth articles on Zety. Since 2016, he has been sharing advice on all things recruitment from writing winning resumes and cover letters to getting a promotion.