If you have found yourself re-evaluating your priorities as a result of the ongoing public health, social, environmental, and economic crises we’ve been living through, you’re not alone. Employees, consumers, investors, and even governments are demanding now more than ever that companies take accountability for their role in perpetuating these crises – and take meaningful action to leverage their resources and global reach to mitigate and solve them.
As FastCompany explains, “Employees are leaving companies not aligned with their values for others that offer a greater sense of purpose, consumers are boycotting brands whose values differ from theirs, and investors are shifting assets to companies that demonstrate long-term ESG commitments.”
In the midst of this historic change in the relationship between business and society, we as individuals have a tremendous opportunity to shape the collective future we want — one that is just, equitable, and sustainable for both people and the planet — by making values-aligned choices about where to bring our unique talent and energy. The demand for social impact jobs has never been higher, and the number of opportunities are growing exponentially. No matter what you do, your career can contribute to the greater good.
Here are the 85 best places to find social impact jobs in 2022:
1. Net Impact
Net Impact mobilizes new generations to use their skills and careers to drive transformational social and environmental change. Its conference and job board provide a vast array of social impact opportunities at multiple levels.
2. Devex Jobs
Devex is a media and news platform following the global development industry, including nonprofits, corporations, social enterprises, governments, and intergovernmental groups. Its job board is massive, and they also have great career advice!
3. Escape the City
Escape the City curates opportunities, events, & resources to help you discover work that matters to you and the world. Find hundreds of purposeful jobs on the Escape the City job board.
4. Koya Leadership Partners (formally known as Rework)
Koya Leadership Partners is an executive search firm that provides a comprehensive resource for mission-focused positions at the executive level. Check out current Koya searches here.
5. NextBillion jobs
Based at the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan, NextBillion is a community of business leaders, social entrepreneurs, NGO managers, policymakers, academics, and others exploring the connection between development and for-profit business. Check out the NextBillion job board here.
6. Idealist Careers
Working with others, in a spirit of generosity and mutual respect, Idealist works to help build a world where all people can lead free and dignified lives. Browse hundreds of for-good jobs on the Idealist Job board here.
7. Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) Job Board
As part of the GIIN’s mission to accelerate the scale and effectiveness of impact investing, it publishes job openings from members of the GIIN Investors’ Council and other impact investing leaders which you can browse here.
8. B Work
B Work is the world’s largest impact jobs site that connects purpose-driven job seekers with positions at social enterprises who are using business as a force for good.
DevNetJobs features a robust list of global development and consulting opportunities from over 20,000 recruiters.
10. The Social Enterprise Jobs Forum on Google Groups
Unlike other jobs boards, this one comes without financial incentives – meaning that organizations don’t pay to post and you don’t have to pay to be a member. The social enterprise jobs group is constantly updated with new opportunities, so definitely worth subscribing to!
11. The Social Innovation Jobs Facebook group
The Social Innovation Jobs group was started by social entrepreneurs as an incentive-free place for social innovation jobs and Fellowships.
BMeaningful is a career site to help you connect your purpose and paycheck. Find resources, job listings, and profiles of companies where you can bring your values to work.
13. PCDN Network
The Peace and Collaborative Development Network (PCDN) is a hub for growing social enterprise that gathers over 35,500 professionals, organizations and students engaged in social change, peacebuilding, social entrepreneurship, development, and related fields. The PCDN Opportunities Board features curated opportunities (jobs, fellowships, funding, internships, events, trainings) connected to the SDGS & social impact.
14. tbd* community
tbd* is a community of those committed to using their careers to change the world. In addition to a job board, it also has courses, content, and community members that can help you in your career search.
15. Relief Web
Relief Web is a gateway for humanitarian and development jobs across the skill spectrum and around the world. Browse open positions here.
MakeSense is a community site for those looking to make more of an impact with their careers that includes a job board with global opportunities.
17. Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) Career Center
ANDE’s Career Center features job postings from ANDE members, the SGBs they support, and other stakeholders in the social sector.
18. UN Jobs
UN Jobs features vacancies with the United Nations and other international organizations, like the World Economic Forum and many of the other arms within the UN, including UN Global Company and UNICEF.
19. Work for Good
Originally known as Opportunity Knocks, the Work for Good job board is one of the first to focus exclusively on mission-driven careers, and a leading site for finding jobs within the nonprofit sector.
20. 80,000 Hours
80,000 Hours is a non-profit with a job board that curates high-impact opportunities at organizations that are working on some of the world’s most pressing problems.
Impactpool (previously UNjobfinder) is a career platform devoted to providing the best possible support to people who want to pursue a career within mission-driven organizations. Browse thousands of impact jobs on its job board here.
22. The Unreasonable Talent Network
Join the Unreasonable Talent Network to gain first access to opportunities with some of the world’s leading impact companies. Browse open opportunities on the Unreasonable Job Board here.
23. Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) Job Board
On the NTEN Job Board, you’ll find full-time jobs and short-term opportunities related to tech for good at organizations working for social change.
24. Fast Forward
Fast Forward’s Tech Nonprofit Job Board includes opportunities from over 500 organizations leveraging tech for social impact.
25. Business for Social Responsibility
BSR™ is a global nonprofit organization that works with its network of more than 250 member companies and other partners to build a just and sustainable world. Check out the BSR job board to search open CSR/Sustainability positions with BSR members.
26. Posner Center for International Development
The Posner Center Community boasts the largest concentration of international development organizations (and jobs) in Colorado. Posner Center Community organizations work together around the world to help create better living conditions for the world’s poor while also addressing environmental issues. Browse open positions here.
27. Skoll Foundation
The Skoll Foundation drives large-scale change by investing in, connecting, and celebrating social entrepreneurs and innovators who help them solve the world’s most pressing problems. Its community job board aggregates a list of social sector job opportunities and original postings covering unique opportunities in the NGO / Government and CSR space.
Bond is the UK network for organizations working in international development. The bond job board features listings of international philanthropic and NGO jobs in the UK and around the world.
29. Next City
The Next City job board curates hundreds of planning, architecture, community organizing and nonprofit job openings all over the U.S.
The Humentum job board is a leading source for global social sector jobs.
31. Global Jobs
The Global Jobs job board collects job postings from more than 3000 NGOs, Think Tanks, Governments, and private sector companies with the global professional in mind.
32. NGO Job Board
Sponsored by InterAction.org, the NGO Job Board features global positions in relief and development.
33. National Nonprofits
The National Nonprofits job board features nonprofit jobs across the U.S. that can be filtered by focus area or job function.
34. Philanthropy News Digest by Candid
PND’s job board provides listings of current full-time job openings at U.S. nonprofits, foundations, and institutions of higher education.
Endeavor supports high-impact entrepreneurs so that they can build thriving companies that create sustained economic growth in every part of the world. The Endeavor job board features open positions across its network of transformational companies.
36. ICT4D Jobs
If you’re looking for a job in digital development, subscribe to the ICT4D newsletter featuring 20+ job opportunities every two weeks, with everything from entry-level positions to senior management roles, for project managers, software developers, and program directors that can conceptualize, and implement digital development solutions.
ALNAP is a global network of NGOs, UN agencies, members of the Red Cross/Crescent Movement, donors, academics, networks and consultants dedicated to learning how to improve response to humanitarian crises. Its job board features a diverse range of social good jobs worldwide.
38. Council on Foundations
The Council on Foundations’ Career Center contains the largest source of nonprofit jobs in the U.S. The Council Career Center connects employers with thousands of highly engaged nonprofit professionals, including Council members, nonmembers, and institutions.
39. Philanthropy Northwest
Philanthropy Northwest is the network for philanthropists of all types working in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. Its job board features a range of philanthropy, nonprofit, and policy roles.
40. ANA Nonprofit Federation
Daybook’s job board is the leading job search resource for political, policy, non-profit and remote jobs.
42. Foundation List
Foundation List is a national nonprofit job board designed for the not-for-profit sector. Its mission is to connect foundations, organizations, educational institutions, and socially conscious entities to passionate mission-minded job seekers. Browse jobs here.
43. Environmental Science Careers
The Environmental Science Green Job Board is a source for green jobs around the United States, in almost every sector of both industry and government.
44. Green Dream Jobs from Sustainable Business
If you want your work to be green, you’ll find all kinds of jobs on the Green Dream Jobs board, from renewable energy jobs to green building jobs, organic industry jobs, policy, planning and scientific jobs that restore our natural resources.
45. Tech Jobs for Good
Tech Jobs for Good helps organizations working on social and environmental issues hire tech talent looking for purposeful work. Browse the Tech Jobs for Good job board here.
46. The Green Job Board
The Green Job Board is a service of Green Jobs Network, and is a leading job board for environmental and sustainability careers. Browse jobs here.
47. Social Good Jobs
The Social Good Jobs job board is a leading source for careers that make a positive difference.
48. Environmental Career Center
The Environmental Career Center provides employers and job seekers with comprehensive career and staffing services in the environmental, sustainability, natural resources, energy, and green jobs sectors. Browse jobs here.
49. CSR Jobs
The CSR Jobs job board is a source for jobs around the world related to corporate social responsibility and sustainable business.
The EnvironmentJob job board is the UK’s largest source for green and environment-related jobs.
51. Design Gigs for Good
Design Gigs for Good job board is a free community-driven resource to help more people use the tools of design to create positive social change.
On-Ramps is a full-service search and consulting firm for organizations in the social sector. Browse open positions here.
53. AEGIR Impact Jobs
AEGIR is an impact community of dedicated individuals and impact-driven organizations working together to scale positive social impact. The AEGIR Impact Job Board features opportunities with environmentally and/or socially focused international companies.
54. Impact Careers
Impact Careers is a job board that helps people find opportunities to advance their careers towards engaging for positive change, with a geographic focus on Europe.
55. Impact Finance Pro
Impact Finance Pro is a global talent platform for aspiring impact investors, created by impact finance professionals. Browse global impact finance job opportunities here.
56. Responsible Investor
Responsible Investor is a UK-based publication with a job board that features the latest opportunities in ESG and sustainable finance.
57. FinDev Gateway
FinDev Gateway is a platform connecting the global microfinance and fintech community. Its job board features the latest opportunities to advance your career in microfinance and financial inclusion.
58. Digital Rights Community
The Digital Rights Job Board features diverse opportunities from organizations, grassroots networks, companies, and other types of entities from 130+ countries working at the intersection of technology, human rights, and social justice.
59. Diversify Tech
Diversify Tech is a job board for underrepresented folks in tech with companies who are transparent about their diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
60. Human Rights Funders Network
The Human Rights Funders Network job board features the latest opportunities at philanthropic institutions around the world.
61. All Hands
All Hands is a project of Cultivate & Higher Ground Labs focused on hiring, training, and retaining top talent in the progressive movement. Browse open positions with hiring partners on its job board here.
62. Engage for Good
Engage for Good’s job board features a number of social impact and cause marketing jobs.
63. Impact Capital Managers
Impact Capital Managers is a network of private capital fund managers in the U.S. and Canada investing in financial returns and social impact. Browse open positions with ICM Member funds on its job board here.
64. Social Impact Listings
Social Impact Listings is a directory of organizations making and enabling social impact, which also includes a job board, events, blogs, announcements, etc. relevant to the social impact space.
65. Charity Village
Charity Village is a job board that aggregates thousands of purposeful jobs in the nonprofit and social impact sector.
66. Climate Base
Climate Base is a platform to help professionals discover impactful jobs at the world’s leading climate tech companies and environmental nonprofits. Browse open positions here.
Enviro.work is a job board featuring hundreds of jobs that are environmentally positive.
Acumen is a global community changing the way the world tackles poverty by investing in early stage companies with life-improving innovations. Its job board features job openings with Acumen portfolio companies that can help you jumpstart your career in a social enterprise.
69. Opportunity Finance Network
The Opportunity Finance Network job board aggregates the latest openings where you can make an impact by joining the opportunity finance field.
70. Impact Search Advisors
Impact Search Advisors is the leading HR consulting firm for nonprofits in the U.S. Browse all open searches here.
Matteria exists to connect purpose-driven organizations (mainly in Latin/South America) with professionals who are changing the world. Browse all vacancies here.
72. For Purpose Jobs
For Purpose Jobs works to unite purpose-hungry people and impact-driven organizations on a mission to make better happen. Browse all jobs on its job board here.
73. Social Enterprise UK
Social Enterprise UK operates a social sector job board where members of Social Enterprise UK can post open positions. Browse all openings here.
GoodJobs is a job board with a range of mainly India-based social impact opportunities including fellowships, freelance, full-time, part-time, and temporary positions.
Shortlist is building a better way to hire, combining the best of tech, data, and human touch to provide executive search and talent technology services across Africa, India, and 20+ countries globally. Browse all open positions here.
76. Earth Ambition
Earth Ambition is a community job board with social impact positions focused on climate action.
77. Rethink Impact
Rethink Impact is the largest, US-based venture capital firm investing in female and non-binary leaders using tech to solve the world’s biggest problems. See open positions with ReThink Impact portfolio companies on its job board here.
78. BlueYard Capital
BlueYard Capital backs early-stage social enterprises solving the world’s most pressing problems. Explore open positions with its portfolio companies here.
79. Refugee Investment Network (RIN)
RIN is the first impact investing and blended finance collaborative dedicated to creating durable solutions to global forced migration. Browse open jobs here.
F6S is a platform helping Founders grow their startup teams. Browse open startup jobs on its job board here.
Techstars is a platform bringing together entrepreneurs who are solving the greatest challenges of our time. Browse open positions with over 2,000 startups on its job board here.
82. For Good Ventures
For Good Ventures job board features open positions with purpose-driven companies in its portfolio.
Impactful is a place to search for opportunities at the intersection of social impact and technology. Explore the latest opportunities on its job board here.
84. Global Charity Jobs
Global Charity Jobs puts nonprofit organizations in touch with prospective candidates, wherever they are in the world. Browse global nonprofit job openings here.
85. Impact Opportunity
The Impact Opportunity job board is a destination for high-impact jobs at nonprofits, social enterprises, CSR, B Corps, government, and other mission-focused organizations and positions. Browse all open positions here.
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