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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.

Connect with UW’s Peace Corps Recruiter

Hello to all, and welcome back to campus!  It’s been a challenging couple of months, and we’ve all had to find ways to adapt and be flexible over the course of this pandemic. Why not use those new skills of adaptability …

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Careers in Social Justice and Human Rights (Shared Article from Human Rights Careers)

Careers in social justice and human rights are both rewarding and competitive. We have compiled a list of common social justice and human rights career paths for your consideration.

Lawyer

Lawyer interested in human rights and social justice issues advocate …

By Meaghan Wood (She/Her)
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21 Jobs for Teachers Who Want to Leave the Classroom But Not Education (Shared Article from WeAreTeachers)

As educators, we’re acutely aware of the significant demands of teaching. When we hear people outside the profession refer to teaching as “a little bit stressful,” we can’t help but groan. Education impacts lives—not products—and it’s definitely stressful! Many teachers …

By Meaghan Wood (She/Her)
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In Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month Meet César Chávez, Champion of Labor Rights for Farm Workers

CHAMPIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS
CÉSAR CHÁVEZ (1927-1993)

Mexican-American farmworker, labor leader and civil rights activist César Chávez brought about better conditions for agricultural workers. Born on his family’s farm near Yuma, Arizona, Chávez witnessed the harsh conditions farm laborers endured. …

By CJ Sanchez (He/Him)
CJ Sanchez (He/Him) Career Coach CJ Sanchez (He/Him)
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Interested in Non-Profit Jobs, but Unsure Where to Look?

Remember that you can always meet with a Career Coach to talk about your career goals, and these job boards are also great places to start when you are thinking about finding a role in non-profits.
Nonprofit Job Boards – Sites …

By Meaghan Wood (She/Her)
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Featured Resources

Opportunities at City Year

In this episode get to know Marcus Ramirez from City Year and hear all about the opportunities that they have …

Bridging Activism and Higher Education

In this episode we take a chance to meet with Valerie Schweigert, the new Associate Director at the UW Q …

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 …

Career & Industry Guides

Vault Career Guide to Nonprofit Careers

Whether you’re mulling over the pros and cons of a career in the nonprofit sector, or are actively seeking employment …

Vault Career Guide to Education, Third Edition

Nearly one in four Americans is an enrolled student at any given time. As a result of this great demand …

Vault Guide to Child Care Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for a career …