Career insight

  • [How We Hire] Backing up the rock stars of public health
    Staffing an operation committed to worldwide health equity means finding passionate people and taking great care of them—including trips abroad to witness the impact first-hand, and a work environment promoting togetherness in and out of the office.
  • How the Director of Major Giving for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation turned a lifetime of passion for his region’s waterways into a career preserving their future.
  • Explore the latest mission-driven career opportunities around the country. This week’s featured jobs include opportunities in senior management, project management, human resources, education and health.
  • Open office plans have clear advantages—encouraging collaboration, transparency, and creativity—but can also keep staffers from getting the solo time they need. Beth Kanter reveals how one nonprofit has designed its space and culture to promote both collaboration and focus.
  • Job postings are often the first connection people make with our organizations. Do we want this impression to be one of mutual respect, shared goals, and collaboration; or one of arrogance, boringness, and thoughtlessness?
  • In part two of this look at managing diverse teams, Dr. Peter Topping of Emory University’s Goizueta Business School discusses the importance of adaptable leadership, and how to practice it without sacrificing authenticity.
  • Joining the purpose-driven sector for the first time? Two young nonprofit executives weigh in on the skills you need to start working on now—and a few outside-the-box venues to practice them.
  • In this look at the unique challenges and outsized potential of a diverse workforce, Dr. Peter Topping of Emory University’s Goizueta Business School explains the practice and potential of a systematic approach to managing your talent.
  • Mark Singleton, ED of America Whitewater, talks about how he hires and explains how providing employees with the space and autonomy to master specific skillsets can help increase retention and subdue tension at a multi-site nonprofit.
  • Learn how the U.S. Olympic Committee, with 450 staff members, at three locations, keeps their team engaged so they can support their world-class athletes.
  • Asking for feedback on your resume from too many people can leave you with an overwhelming amount of contradictory or uninformed advice. That's why Job Jenny recommends limiting input from others to these three people.
  • Ensuring universal access to clean water means confronting some very grim scenarios and statistics, but also enjoying the satisfaction of reversing them—and, in the communications role, offering others the unique opportunity to help save lives by the hundreds or thousands.
  • What does it take to ensure babies city-wide get a healthy start? Relationship-building, strategic thinking, and flexibility, as well as a passion for people and community.
  • Ranked as one of the top nonprofits in the country to work for, DoSomething.org is just as committed to its staff as it is to the global network of young activists they’ve cultivated through their innovative, action-oriented campaigns.
  • Marketing one of the biggest giving days in the country means more than promotion: It means educating nonprofits and donors to become better fundraisers, months of planning and outreach, and supporting the team that makes it possible.
  • Being human is often at odds with work life. Our work can routinely bring stress, negativity, setbacks and outright failures—and we are challenged to employ strategies to combat the effects. Here, Marla explains strategies for building resiliency into daily life.
  • How to give your selection process a dependable structure, and see your chances of hiring the right candidate improve by as much as 55 percent—or more.
  • Facilitating simulated space missions isn’t just a job—it’s an adventure. Find out what it takes to be Lead Flight Director at the Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis, and the rewards of a teaching position that takes students beyond the classroom.
  • No matter what your credentials might be, crafting a killer resume is hard. But with a few guiding principles in mind, you can make yours an on-point and powerful tool for landing your next job.
  • With this summer’s launch of Work for Good, we’ve introduced a completely new approach to gain hiring and career insight. Our monthly How We Hire interview series features nonprofit HR leaders from around the country sharing their secrets for evaluating candidates, building a positive culture, an...