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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.

Interested in Tutoring or Teaching? The Pipeline Project is Recruiting for Winter 2020!

Check out these amazing teaching and tutoring opportunities from the Pipeline Project!  Undergraduates from all disciplines are invited to apply.  This is a great short-term opportunity to explore teaching as a potential career path, and you will be contributing towards …

By Jon Olivera
Jon Olivera Career Coach Jon Olivera
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UPcoming Event: Peace Corps, City Year, and Teach for America are teaming up to answer your questions!

If you are considering a career (or even just  a year or two) in public service helping others, come to the ChangeMakers Mixer on November 20, 2019 5:30-6:30 in Allen Library Room Green A.  This is an excellent opportunity to …

By Jon Olivera
Jon Olivera Career Coach Jon Olivera
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Development, Fundraising, and Marketing | What’s the Difference?

If you’ve spent any length of time in the nonprofit world, you’ve almost certainly heard the terms “development,” “fundraising,” and “marketing.” You probably know each job has to do with raising money and awareness. But while some people use the …

By Amy Bergen - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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Turning a cause you care about into a career

As a student, it can be difficult to see the connections between the causes you care about or places you volunteer and your career path. You may have heard people tell you that your social justice work isn’t a real …

By Caitlin Goldbaum
Caitlin Goldbaum Career Coach Caitlin Goldbaum
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Career Conversation – One Journey in the Policy, Government, and Non-Profit Fields

Who is our interviewee?

Rich Williams is an Officer for Pew’s Project on Student Borrower Success where he specializes in evidence-based research and policy development aimed at reducing the number of student loan borrowers that are delinquent or in default …

By Daniel Herb (He/Him)
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Student Stories & Advice

Emmorie Cannon

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Madeleine Cole

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  • Community Relations Coordinator - AmeriCorps VISTA Hunger Intervention Program / United Way of King County

Sarah Dawson

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  • Grad Student - TESOL Portland State University

Summer F

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Lauri Hennessey

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  • Grad Student - Public Interest Communications University of Florida

Emily Uematsu

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Meredith Weinstock

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  • Public Services Technician University of Washington Libraries

Xena Xu

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Featured Classes

Foundations of Learning Management Systems (LMS)

Oliver Schinkten
Teachers educate their students. Administrators can assign and grade work online. Users can access content and resources anytime, inside or…

How to Design and Deliver Training Programs

Jeff Toister
An effective training program helps to accelerate an employee’s professional development and prepares them to excel in their role. In…

Instructional Design: Adult Learners

Jeff Toister
Adult learners have specific needs that have to be considered during the instructional design process. In this course, one in…

Featured Resources

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 …

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

Career & Industry Guides

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 …