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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.

Psychiatric Social Worker


A Master of Social Work degree or M.S.W. is perhaps one of the most versatile available.  One can take a macro track with it and go in to policy development, administration, program oversight and other related fields.  Equally, one can …

By Christopher DeLima
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Equity & Justice in Graduate Programs at UW!

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Considering graduate school? Curious how you might center equity and justice in your area of study? The University of Washington has your back!

“Fostering diversity and inclusion in graduate education is a paramount responsibility as we prepare our graduate students …

By Melinda Gilliam (She/Her)
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Important Job Skills for Teachers (Shared article from The Balance Careers)

Important Job Skills for Teachers (Shared article from The Balance Careers)

Beyond a formal education, student teaching and credentials, what else would you imagine to be helpful to educators? To be more specific, what skills would you say educators need to be successful in their roles? This shared article from The …

By Melinda Gilliam (She/Her)
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Youth Programs Summer Jobs Fair – April 6th!

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Youth Programs Summer Jobs Fair

Tuesday, April 6th, 2-4pm

·         Hosted in Zoom (not affiliated with our office)

·         Event information and registration here: https://www.washington.edu/youth/youth-at-uw-events/summer-jobs-fair/

·         Point of contact: uwminors@uw.edu (multiple people are involved in the event coordination and can all be reached …

By Melinda Gilliam (She/Her)
Melinda Gilliam (She/Her) Career Coach Melinda Gilliam (She/Her)
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5th Annual Youth Program Summer Job Fair: April 6, 2-4pm


The Youth Programs Summer Job Fair connects UW students with summer jobs around UW and the Seattle area, all focused on working with youth. Join us to hear from employers and learn how you can make a difference this summer!

By Eli Heller (He/Him)
Eli Heller (He/Him) Career Coach Eli Heller (He/Him)
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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 …

Jobs. Internships. Volunteering. Action. Events.

Idealist is all about connecting idealists – people who want to do good – with …

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 …