Finding Nonprofit Jobs

The nonprofit sector is uniquely positioned to offer a range of careers that are dynamic, engaging and rewarding. Whether in the fields of art, culture, education, the environment, health care, social development or sport, there are countless career paths for people who share the sector's common vision: to make a difference.

Job boards

Whether you are looking for a job in the nonprofit sector straight out of school, coming from another sector or are exploring the possibility of a career change within the sector, the following job boards will allow you to explore current job openings in nonprofit organizations.

AIESEC gives the opportunity for Canadian students and recent graduates to go on an internship abroad for a period of 2 to 18 months. Go »

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Association Jobs is an excellent site for making online career connections in the associations sector. The Canadian Society of Association Executives manages this site. Go »

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CCVO's Online Job Centre features nonprofit jobs in the Calgary area. Jobs are updated every Tuesday and Friday and remain online for two weeks. Go »

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Careers United features jobs for those specifically interested in international development jobs. Go »

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CharityVillage features everything from jobs, resources, how-to articles, volunteer and event listings, educational opportunities, and much more to help you find and manage your nonprofit career. Go »

Each year, many people complete rewarding placements as CUSO International volunteers in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. They return home equipped with invaluable professional experience, a wealth of memories, and a new perspective on life. Go »

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ECVO's Jobline features nonprofit jobs in the Edmonton area. Go »

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Provides guidance to people starting or changing careers, with advice on everything from resume-writing to sector-switching. Go »

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Features nonprofit jobs and career opportunities from across the country. Go »

 

If you can think of any other nonprofit job boards that we should include, let us know.

 

Additional resources

Careers in the nonprofit sector

Careers in the Nonprofit Sector

Developed by the Institute for Nonprofit Studies at Mount Royal College, this unique resource presents career experiences of 26 people and invites students and those seeking a career change to imagine a fulfilling career in the nonprofit sector. Careers from arts & culture, children/seniors/disabilities, education, environment, health, international, social services and sports & recreation are profiled.

Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers

The Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers

These free e-books offer useful advice, strategies, and resources for people considering a career in the nonprofit sector. Written by the staff of Idealist.org and other experts, the books are available as free PDFs.

Guide for Sector-Switchers

Guide for First-time Job Seekers

 

Interested in a career in a nonprofit but not sure where to start? Visit the Exploring Careers in Nonprofits section to find out more about common job categories in the nonprofit sector, educational requirements, links to career exploration sites and more.

 

The Government of Canada's Working in Canada Tool provides extensive information on over 500 occupations, including information on education and skills required, common tasks, and current job listings. To focus your search, you might find it helpful to also visit Common jobs in Nonprofits.