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Non-Profit / Social Justice / Education

Welcome to the Nonprofit, Social Justice, and Education interest community!

Members of this community are interested in careers that support, teach, advocate for diverse populations including members of underrepresented communities, young adults, and children. People who pursue careers in nonprofits, social justice, and education collaborate well with diverse groups, are adaptable, and have outstanding communication skills. Examples of career pathways include (but are not limited to): Early childhood and K-12 educator, counselor, volunteer coordinator, victim advocate, academic adviser, community organizer, and fundraising manager.

Paraprofessionals: As the ‘Backbones’ of the Classroom, They Get Low Pay, Little Support

Read the original article posted to Education Week by Madeline Will.

Paraprofessionals are known as the backbones of the classroom for their work supporting student learning and well-being. But they report feeling underpaid and overworked—a perennial issue that’s only getting …

By Madeline Will
Madeline Will
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Spotlight on success: How AmeriCorps helps develop career skills

College students and recent college grads seeking service-oriented opportunities that also help build unique career skills can do so through AmeriCorps. AmeriCorps is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), an independent federal agency whose mission …

By Matt Krumrie - College Recruiter
College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career. Each year, we help more than 3 million students and recent grads find part-time, seasonal, internship, and entry-level jobs requiring 0-3 years of experience.
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The Community Engagement and Leadership Education (CELE) Center is Hiring Student-Mentors!

The CELE Center at UW is currently hiring graduate students (and/or advanced undergraduates) to support paid internships. The priority application deadline is Wednesday, August 10. (See links to the job description and application form below)

UCBI/CCRA Mentors support Undergraduate Community-Based Internships …

By Eli Heller (He/Him)
Eli Heller (He/Him) Career Coach
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Summer Volunteering Opportunities (From the UW’s Whole U)

Read the full article by Nicole Reeve-Parker to learn about even more opportunities to get involved. There are about twice as many opportunities listed on the website!
Get outside

Washington Trails Association offers a variety of opportunities, from local one-day …

By Meaghan Wood (She/Her)
Meaghan Wood (She/Her) Career Coach
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Jobs for teachers and beyond: Career advice for Education majors

What are your options today as an Education major? We checked in with two people with backgrounds in the education field, who are passionate about helping college students find their calling. Kaitlyn Maloney is the Recruiting Specialist for New England …

By Anna Peters - College Recruiter
College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career. Each year, we help more than 3 million students and recent grads find part-time, seasonal, internship, and entry-level jobs requiring 0-3 years of experience.
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Confronting Bias: Thriving Across Our Differences

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Find greater meaning, well-being, and productivity by learning how to interact with others across differences. Continue your Thrive journey and…

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Nonprofit Management Foundations

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Thinking about leading a nonprofit organization? Internationally renowned author Leslie Crutchfield provides a primer on nonprofit management and leadership. She…

Certificate in Fundraising Management

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The essence of fundraising is identifying people whose values align with your mission or organization and establishing lasting relationships with…

Certificate in Nonprofit Management

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Nonprofit organizations occupy an important niche in the community, making a critical impact on a wide range of social, economic,…

Foundations of Learning Management Systems (LMS)

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Student Stories & Advice

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Todd Hodges

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Emily Uematsu

Student Stories & Advice

Sarah Dawson

Student Stories & Advice
  • Grad Student - TESOL Portland State University

Lauri Hennessey

Student Stories & Advice
  • Grad Student - Public Interest Communications University of Florida

Madeleine Cole

Student Stories & Advice
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Emmorie Cannon

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Featured Resources

Scholarships & Fellowships Supporting Non-Profit / Social Justice / Education Career Goals

There are a lot of great scholarship programs that want to support future educators, change-makers, and folks who seek after …

Tips for Job Searching in Handshake – Non-Profit/Social Justice/Education

With thousands of jobs and internships for students on Handshake, how can you find the ones that are right for …

Virtual Interview Practice

StandOut is a mock video interviewing platform. You can access a Teaching practice interview.

Non-Profit / Social Justice / Education Positions of 2019-2020 Graduates

This table shows the title, employer, and major for a sampling of 2019-2020 UW graduates who reported working in non-profit/social …

In Demand Skills for Nonprofit, Social Justice, & Education Careers

Philanthropy Northwest Job Bank
Philanthropy is at its best when it is collaborative and inclusive. We promote, facilitate and inspire effective philanthropy that supports …

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