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Social Impact Jobs
At Echoing Green, we invest in individuals, not just the organizations they launch. It is one of the most powerful components of our model. As a result, our Fellows have the flexibility to change their strategy, their message, and sometimes even their mission in response to the changing needs of their constituencies and the problem they are working to solve.
What if our Fellows decide it is in their best interest, and the best interest of those they work on behalf of, to move on from the organization? Do we still champion them?
The answer is... Yes, we do. Because we recognize that change happens in many ways, not only through social entrepreneurship, and that an individual's role, like an organization's role, sometimes needs to change in order to ensure the highest impact. For themselves and for their organizations.
Emma Clippinger, a 2009 Fellow who co-founded Gardens for Health International with Julie Carney, is a great example. Emma and Julie's bold ideas was to enable HIV-positive individuals in Rwanda to improve their nutrition and health through low-cost sustainable agriculture practices. To continue their dream, Emma is stepping down from her role as Executive Director to pursue a law degree. Her replacement will be based in the U.S. and will focus on expanding and diversifying Gardens for Health's existing donor base and partnerships. Read a complete job description on Gardens for Health International's website.
This position is just one of the many amazing roles to have crossed my desk in the last few weeks. Check out the complete list below.
Blue Engine is searching for a Teaching Assistant Recruiter and Director of Operations and Finance in Brooklyn.
FoodFight, an educational nonprofit that designs and implements teacher health and wellness programming, seeks a Director of Business Development. Contact Deb Lewison Grant, Co-Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org
d.light design is accepting applications for a twelve-month New Markets Marketing Fellowship. This is an opportunity to help bring life-changing solar light to millions of off-grid families while gaining valuable experience in a mult-national social enterprise. Based in San Francisco.
Bamyan Media is hiring for their team developing reality TV for social change in Egypt.
The Management Center (TMC) seeks a new Partner to help our nonprofit clients become high-performing organizations that deliver great results.
The Inter-American Development Bank is hiring two consultants to evaluate implementation of the Bank’s reforms set forth by their Board of Directors after the 9th Capital Replenishment (IDB-9). Contact Marco at email@example.com
Blu Homes is hiring a Sales Operations Associate.
Code for America is hiring a Gotham Brigade Captain.
Open Society Foundation is hiring a Campaign Manager for their National Security and Human Rights Campaign.
Nonprofit share is hiring a COO. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Solar1 is hiring for a number of positions including Director of Development. Deadline is April 5.
Global Citizen Year is seeking a Program Director for their expansion into India.
Catchafire is hiring an experienced Account Manager to join their small and fast-paced NYC team.
International Rescue Committee is hiring a Program Officer for the Horn and East Africa.
Harlem RBI and DREAM Charter School is seeking a top-notch finance professional to serve as a project consultant to support the development of the Annual Budget for both Harlem RBI and DREAM.
Rocking the Boat is hiring an Alumni Social Worker.
BBMG is hiring for multiple positions including Community Manager, Account Planner and Senior Designer.
City Hall Fellows is accepting applications for a 12-month, paid, post-college Fellowship (open to ALL majors) integrating hands-on experience working within the highest levels of local government with intensive, localized training in how cities work. Deadline April 12.
Acumen Fund seeks a Pakistan Fellows Program Manager.
Fellow organization Mobius Motors is hiring for a variety of positions including Automotive Designer and Operations Director in Nairobi, Kenya.
Princeton Alumni Corps seeks an Executive Director.
If you are still looking for something that might fit you, check out Social Good Jobs, a new job board created by 1994 Fellow Leonard Adler.
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