Here are my seven favorites; they’re all free, but you need to register on some of them:
Encore.org is the most comprehensive site for anyone interested in starting an encore career. Its Job Listings page includes a link to Encore Career Finder, a service that “scours more than 5 million listings for encore-friendly jobs” and lets you search by field and location.
You’ll also find links to other nonprofit job boards, plus helpful videos and articles about searching for nonprofit work.
Idealist.org is a nonprofit clearinghouse. Its robust jobs board recently featured roughly 10,000 jobs as well as a database of nearly 80,000 nonprofits.
The Idealist Volunteer Resource Center can clue you into places where you can lend a hand, albeit an unpaid one. Keep in mind: volunteering can sometimes lead to a paid nonprofit position.
Bridgespan also has excellent publications and tools for those interested in nonprofit leadership positions.
For instance, Greenpeace recently listed openings for a grassroots director and a director of online strategy, both in either San Francisco or Washington, D.C.
The Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy. Buried on its site is the Foundation Center’s Philanthropy News Digest Jobs Board, which features openings at foundations and nonprofits. Recently, there were 743 listings in the database.
The NonProfit Times is the trade publication for nonprofit managers. Its website houses theNonProfit Job Career Center, where you can search by keyword, field, location, salary, level (entry, experienced or internship) and required education.
This website is also an excellent place to keep up with news in the nonprofit world, including stories about who’s hiring and who’s laying off employees.
You might want to peruse the site’s New to the Nonprofit World section — it’s filled with news and expert advice for people who don’t have a nonprofit background.
Getting the Most From These Sites
Once you determine which sites can be most helpful, sign up for their free e-newsletters and alerts. Connect with them on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, too.
This way, you’ll hear about their latest job postings. Then, you can raise your chances of getting hired by being one of the first to apply.
Nancy Collamer, M.S., is a career coach, speaker and author of Second-Act Careers: 50+ Ways to Profit From Your Passions During Semi-Retirement. Her website isMyLifestyleCareer.com; on Twitter she is @NancyCollamer.