If you work in public service or are seeking a career in this rewarding field, check out the links below for new job opportunities and useful resources to help accelerate your career.
1. Careers in Government
The goal of Careers in Government (CIG) is to connect qualified professionals with employers in government and the public sector. CIG also provides a forum for the exchange of information about public sector careers.
2. Commongood Careers
Commongood Careers is a nonprofit search firm that works with over 200 nonprofit organizations in 29 states to find talented individuals to fill open positions. Current job listings and application instructions are available on the website.
Idealist provides searchable listings for thousands of jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities in nonprofit, non-governmental, and government agencies. Jobs range from entry-level to executive, with education requirements ranging from high school through doctorate.
Sponsored by several top associations in the fields of public policy and public administration, this website is a leading source for professional jobs in the public sector. PublicServiceCareers.org includes job postings for positions in government, nonprofits, NGOs, academia, and consulting, and also provides information and advice about public service careers.
5. Give to Get Jobs
This site, run by a mother-daughter team, is a hub for job openings in socially responsible for-profit companies. Sample job postings include Hospital Director at Nyaya Health in Nepal and a Product Manager at Tech Soup Global.
6. Opportunity Knocks
A national online job board that focuses on the nonprofit community, Opportunity Knocks provides job-seeking advice and information about nonprofit careers as well as job postings from 30,000 member organizations. Examples of listed jobs include Program Manager for the United Way of Greater Atlanta and Associate Director of Planned Giving for the Salvation Army.
Devex provides global recruitment services for international aid and development positions at NGOs and aid organizations. The website offers career advice and a searchable job board.
8. Professionals for NonProfits
Professionals for NonProfits (PNP) is a recruiting firm focused on addressing the staffing needs of nonprofit organizations in the eastern United States. Its job board allows job seekers to search by job type, specialty, or location.
9. Volunteer Crossing
Volunteer Crossing hosts the largest online listing of volunteer opportunities within the United States, and it also provides volunteering advice and information. Volunteer positions in animal care, government service, nursing, education, social work, and the environment are examples of the categories covered.
10. The Bridgespan Group
The Bridgespan Group, a nonprofit advisor for philanthropists and mission-driven organizations, runs a Nonprofit Jobs Center to connect nonprofit organizations with qualified candidates for management, leadership, and board of directors positions.
Formerly known as the Nonprofit Jobs Cooperative, this job board features current listings of nonprofit and public benefit jobs across the United States. Job seekers can upload resumes and videos, save searches, and receive job alerts by email.
This website is an online gathering place for nonprofit employers and management personnel. It allows job candidates to search job listings and employers to post open positions in the nonprofit sector.
13. Roll Call Jobs
This job search website, sponsored by the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call, lists positions in public affairs and government relations in the Washington, D.C. area and throughout the United States.
14. America’s Job Bank
The U.S. Department of Labor sponsors this job hub, which links to job banks for individual states, government agencies, and private sector organizations. This website also includes information about employers, occupations, and salaries.
15. USA Jobs
USA Jobs is the official online job site for the U.S. federal government. The site includes Pathways Programs that target the employment and internship needs of students and recent graduates. USA Jobs also allows job seekers to search for jobs by college major.
16. International City/County Management Association
The ICMA job center provides a database of current job openings in local governments. Positions range from intern to city/county manager. Job seekers are provided with a variety of search criteria, including job function, location, salary, and area population.
17. Council on Foundations
Philanthropic organizations are the focus of this website. Its Career Center provides job listings as well as professional development opportunities and salary data for positions within foundations. Example job posts include Business Services and Communications Officer for the United Nations Foundation and Development Officer for the World Wild Life Fund.
18. Chronicle of Philanthropy
An online news journal for nonprofit executives, the Chronicle of Philanthropy provides a job database with hundreds of executive, fundraising, and program management opportunities. Career news and advice are also available on the website.
19. The NonProfit Times
Sponsored by the leading business publication for nonprofit management, the NPT Jobs Career Center lists thousands of jobs and provides tips, articles, and white papers on nonprofit careers. Posted jobs range from fundraising to communications management to executive-level positions.
20. Public Affairs Council
This website offers job search and career management tips as well as postings for jobs and internships in public affairs. The listed positions are chiefly within corporations, associations, and advocacy groups in the Washington, D.C. area.
SocialService.com lists job openings throughout the United States including jobs in social work, counseling, mental health, psychology, case management, substance abuse treatment, community development, and other areas of social service. Registered job seekers can receive new job postings via e-mail.
This website is an online recruiting site for jobs within state and city governments. Anyone can search through job listings on this site, but to apply for specific job postings, job seekers must register first.
Formerly known as PSLawNet, PSJD is a public service job and internship clearinghouse for law students and lawyers. This free resource is a collaborative effort among 200 American and Canadian law schools. In addition to a job database, PSJD offers a variety of online career-building resources.
24. International Economic Development Council
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to supporting economic development professionals. It provides networking opportunities, professional development programs, and practitioner certification. A job listings section of the website includes job posts from IEDC member organizations.
25. Administration Jobs
This job board includes administration positions in nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and businesses. It features a wide variety of career opportunities in public administration, benefits administration, healthcare administration, and contract administration.
26. National Council of Nonprofits
The National Council of Nonprofits operates through 36 state associations that work with more than 25,000 community-based nonprofits. The organization’s Nonprofit Job and Career Center allows job seekers to post a resume, view hundreds of open positions, and set up email job alerts. Sample job postings include Senior Director of Communications for the Presbyterian Church and Executive Director for the Rocky Mountain Development Council.
NPO.net allows job seekers to set up an account, post a resume, search for nonprofit positions, and apply for jobs online. Most jobs listed on the site are located in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Texas.
GuideStar is an information clearinghouse that seeks to revolutionize philanthropy by promoting nonprofit transparency. The website includes a database of nearly 2 million IRS-recognized nonprofit organizations along with financial data and legitimacy information. This resource helps job seekers research organizations before they apply for employment.
29. Nonprofit Career Network
This nonprofit employment resource allows job seekers to post a resume or search for positions by state and contact employers directly. The website also includes a directory of contact information for nonprofit organizations. Member organizations include the ACLU, Special Olympics International, Habitat for Humanity International, and a wide variety of other leading nonprofits.
30. Foundation Center
Supported by nearly 550 nonprofit foundations, the Foundation Center is a leading source of information about global philanthropy. The organization’s website provides access to a foundation directory, grant guides, and both online and classroom training courses.