In conjunction with my last post here are some places to search for jobs.
- www.Idealist.org: Idealist is a site for non profit job seekers. You can register and set up email notification for jobs in your area of interest. You can also find articles about non profits and charity work as well as volunteer opportunities and seminars.
- EMILY’s List www.emilyslist.org: Who is Emily? There is no Emily, it an acronym for Early Money Is Like Yeast (it makes dough rise). The mission of this organization is to train and support progressive pro choice women and their campaign staff. EMILY’s List also has a job distribution list and a job bank you can submit your resume to.
- The Hill www.thehill.com: This is an online political news site that focuses on DC. The website features a (free) jobs section.
- Politico www.politico.com: Politico is another political news site with a job board. You can post your resume and set up email alerts.
- National Conference of State Legislatures www.ncsl.org: This organization supports sates legislators and legislative staff in all 50 states. Click on the resources & Directories tab then go to the jobs clearing house section and click on job listings.
- The Chronicle of Philanthropy www.philanthropy.com: This is a site for non profit news and jobs.
- Organizers for America www.organizersforamerica.org: List community organizing jobs.
Another tip is to not solely rely on the internet for your job search. Many open positions are not advertised and agencies often neglect to update the career section of their websites. So, do some research on local agencies and organizations. Make a list of the ones you are interested in working for then send a letter of introduction along with your resume. A letter of introduction, or a letter of inquiry, is similar to a cover letter but instead of responding to a job ad you are inquiring as to weather or not they have open positions that you are suited for.
Also, consider volunteering. This can lead to job opportunities as well as expand you knowledge base.