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Foundation List is a national nonprofit job board designed for the not for profit sector. It is our mission to connect foundations, organizations, educational institutions and socially conscious entities to passionate mission-minded job seekers.


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Post nonprofit jobs now to reach local, national, and international nonprofit job seekers, gain social media promotion and powerful job aggregation recruitment. Search our postings and join our network to learn of new nonprofit career opportunities. We will connect you!


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Our nonprofit job postings have connected and made thousands of meaningful connections. As a leading nonprofit job site it is our pleasure to serve our community and make finding a great new nonprofit job or new passionate staff member easier. Foundation List is a national nonprofit job board designed for the not for profit sector. It is our mission to connect foundations, organizations, educational institutions and socially conscious entities to passionate mission-minded job seekers. Search Nonprofit Jobs Now! We will connect you!


Why Use FoundationList

Why Use FoundationList

Foundation List is a nonprofit job board for organizations, foundations, unions, associations, and educational institutions. Our nonprofit job postings, news articles, and forums are a community focused service built to assist organizations and foundations seeking to recruit new staff, interns or Board Members. As a social venue (and job board made just for nonprofits) we help to make available and promote nonprofit employment opportunities, share information and news about the nonprofit/foundation sector.

Place a Foundation List job posting and gain access to nonprofit focused job seekers and obtain valuable automated exposure for your opening and organization. Select from featuring your important job opening, mission/focus, and or simply post a job quickly and easily. Plus, each and every posting with Foundation List bring with it powerful Job Syndication and marketing promotion to help you get the word out into select local, national, and international job seeking communities. Post with us and our system and team helps to get your opening in front of nonprofit professionals via social, email, and leading industry partners.

The Foundation List network and aggregation service is effective for many types of roles in the nonprofit sector. Positions actively posted and recruited for on Foundation List include part-time and full-time positions of all levels. Following are job functions that were designed to be posted with us:
Executive Leadership
Development / Grant Making
Human Resources
Communications /Marketing
Direct Services
Education / Teaching
Public Relations
Customer Services
Community / Outreach
Social Media
IT / Database
Other Nonprofit Specialties
Syndication and promotion locations include:
Google for Jobs
Twitter (we love tweeting and spreading the word!)
Job Seeker Email Blasts (we include new jobs to drive potential nonprofit applicants)
Every posting includes your logo, unlimited word count, and search-engine optimization.
Other partners (Oodle, Resume Library, Yakaz)
Facebook (subject to availability)
LinkedIn Company page highlights (subject to availability)
Blog / News consideration
Foundation List site promotions
We work to connect you to mission driven candidates.


Top 10 Nonprofit Nonprofit Job Listing Sites For Finding Nonprofit Jobs

Are you looking for locations to post nonprofit job listings, find nonprofit job opportunities, or want ideas on nonprofit websites? These are the top ten nonprofit nonprofit job listing websites for finding nonprofit jobs and recruiting:

Council on Foundations –
Council on Foundations’s career center offers a variety of available jobs in the industry. The council is another active resource for Foundation Jobs. Their site design is not great, but they are a solid resource for posting jobs and finding work.

Foundation List –
Foundation List is a job board specifically designed for foundation job opportunities within the nonprofit sector. Foundation List is a wonderful new resource for foundation jobs, and they also offer some great resources to network and ask questions to grantmakers, and fellow job seekers in the Foundation Forum. –
Idealist is arguably one of the biggest names in nonprofit jobs. They are an active location that foundations post their employement opportunties, and offers strong network. They describe themselves as world’s best place to find volunteer opportunities, nonprofit jobs, internships, and organizations working to change the world since 1995.

Work For Good (OpportunityKnocks) –
Since our founding in 1999 as Opportunity Knocks, one of the first job boards focused exclusively on the nonprofit sector, our team at Work for Good has helped more than 30,000 purpose-driven organizations find everyone from their next executive director to managers, support staff, and even interns.

Philanthropy News Digest –
A daily news, jobs, rfp service o the Foundation Center. Philanthropy-related articles and features culled from print and electronic media outlets nationwide.

The Bridegspan Group –
The Bridgespan Group has some interesting leads for nonprofit job seekers. The Bridgespan Group is a nonprofit advisor and resource for mission-driven organizations and philanthropists. They collaborate with social sector leaders to help scale impact, build leadership, advance philanthropic effectiveness and accelerate learning. –
Indeed is the #1 job site worldwide, with over 150 million unique visitors per month. Indeed is available in more than 50 countries and 28 languages, covering 94% of global GDP. Since 2004, Indeed has given job seekers free access to millions of jobs from thousands of company websites and job boards. Here you can search such a vast network, it is a must try location in your search, (or posting) for the foundation sector.

LinkedIn –
LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking service, and location no job seeker should overlook in their search for employment. Candidates listed on LinkedIn, with complete profile and a profile image are much more likely to find work, its that simple. Founded in December 2002 and launched on May 5, 2003, it is mainly used for professional networking. In 2006, LinkedIn increased to 20 million members. A great number of Foundation Jobs are posted on LinkedIn.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy –
Serving nonprofit leaders, fundraisers, grant makers, and others involved in the philanthropic enterprise with news, advice, resources, and listings of career opportunities.

Scion Executive Search –
Award-winning nonprofit executive search firm. Scion is a national nonprofit search firm leading the sector in Search. Their nonprofit search consultants are experts in executive search for nonprofits and foundations in the United States.


Nonprofit Job Search Tips: How To Use Resume Skill Sections To Land Your Dream Nonprofit Job

Q: Have you had two other people proof your resume? Have you written detailed skills sections? Have you listed who you reported to in each of your past positions?
If not, you may wish to considering the following to improve your resume. No mater who you are (even an experienced recruiter) everyone has room to improve their resume.

If you are like most job seekers you have not put enough time into your resume.

Q: Have you had two other people proof your resume? Have you written detailed skills sections? Have you listed who you reported to in each of your past positions?

If not, you may wish to considering the following to improve your resume. No mater who you are (even an experienced recruiter) everyone has room to improve their resume.

Use Skills Sections

The truth is the skills sections are useful to show that you can form a resume that explains your background as applied to the job description. You should have applicable skills sections: research skills, writing skills, finance skills, budgeting experience, and so on as needed for your resume and the job. Using skill sections is one of the most impactful nonprofit job search tips you can utilize that truly works!

Use A Word Template

In all word and programs there are pre-made templates that you can use. Do that, and don’t try to design your own unless you have amazing with publisher and are graphic artist – otherwise it will only make you look quirky. This is a free resource and a very good idea.

Resume writing should be treated like a game of red light – green light. Start at the top of your resume and each line on it, from the top down should be related to the exact responsibilities of the position you are applying for.

Thus, if you are like many job seekers that may not have exactly held the title you are applying for in the past, adding skill sections to showcase you have the exact skills needed is tantamount to your success.

Most all position descriptions can be boiled down to the three most important requirements for the role. If you can first figure out what three requirements are most important in the position you are applying for (before you apply) then list skill sections for each one, it significantly improves your chance of gaining an interview.

For example, if you are applying for an executive assistant role, the three areas you would want to list as skill section would be: Writing, Scheduling/Coordination, and Organization.

Thus, by adding three sections: (1) Writing/Editing Skills- with four to five bullet points underneath; (2) Scheduling/Coordination Skills; and Organizational Skills. Each with with four to five bullet points underneath them.

Looking like this as an example, but make your own and relate to the needs of the position you are applying for:

Writing/Editing Skills

In-depth business and email writing experience.
Deep knowledge of editing and business writing.
Passionate writing and concise communicator .
EA Scheduling/Coordination Skills

Points that describe how you have supported executives in the past.
Points on how you can coordinate complex travel and schedules of multiple executives.
Just one more:)
Organizational Skills

Adept organizational and project management abilities
three years of experience leading complex administrative and research projects
One more, you can do it!
Popular Things Done Wrong On A Resume Or During The Process:

Resume is not spelled Re’sume’ using italics, and do not use contractions on your resume or cover letter. They are a no-no.
Objectives are not needed.
The length no longer matters. We are not in the 80’s any longer the one page resume is a thing of the past. The more info the better as long as you are not long winded. Just keep it under 3 pages.
Do not misspell the name of the person you are sending to.
Try not use a template for your cover letter – and if so make sure to change all the needed areas on it.
Never use cursive or odd fonts or colors. Stick to the normal.
Do not include a picture – its a red flag.
Make sure to write a full page for your cover letter.
Follow up in a professional and courteous manner about your application.
Do not use general words or language describing yourself like organized, motivated, team player, and so on. We want you to show us this in other ways, not on your resume.
Never show up too early or be late at all for your interview. Five minutes before your time is perfect. Never be late even for one minute. Showing up at 12:01 for a 12:00 o’clock interview should not be done – and reflects poorly. Motivated candidates show up early – but not 20 minutes before, that is way too early.
Remember: Nonprofit Resumes Differ

We want to leave you with one last important tip, don’t listen to random people about your resume. Most people, even the individuals that think that they know about resumes are wrong. Only recruiters, and the Exact HR Director reading your resume are a strong judge of your current word smith abilities.

Here is the deal. Nonprofit resumes are different. In the corporate world it is important to only have your profile, skills, and experience. But in the nonprofit world they also want to see some of your devotion to their mission displayed on your resume.

This, does not give you license to use unprofessional tones or language in your resume. Never us less than formal language, or talk about yourself in the third person on your resume.

What you need to add to be a strong nonprofit candidate are sections for Volunteering, Continuing Education, Writing, and Interest sections. These are the sections for those of you think on nonprofit prior experience you will need to buff up, in order to retain the interview.

Think about what books you have read that relate to the nonprofit, what magazines or periodicals, or websites that pertain to their mission. Think about where have you volunteers over the years or given money to.

Top Nonprofit Job Search Tips:
(The secret to nonprofit job seeking)

Always cast a wide net.
If you build it, they can come. (Instead of simply posting your resume on a Web site, take it one step further and design a physical portfolio, or Web site or online portfolio, this makes you stand out more than other candidates very quickly if it is done professionally).
Always have more than one person read and edit your resume and cover letter!
Always follow-up with phone calls and emails in a professional manner that effectively communicates
your interest in a position without being too demanding.
Always be patient, the hiring managers are busy and will normally always get back to you.
If you are not getting a good response from your resume, likely something is wrong and you may wish to
consult a job coach or mentor.
Informational meetings can and do lead to job offers.
Don’t be afraid to ask for advice for what you want.
Do decide specifically what position you want; people that know what they wish to do always get the job.
Even if you are not sure, pick something.
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