Who’s Hiring? 11 Nonprofits Hiring for Manager-Level Roles

Who’s Hiring? 11 Nonprofits Hiring for Manager-Level Roles was originally published on Idealist Careers.

If you’ve been working in the social-impact sector for a few years, you may be starting to think about next steps; how you’d like to grow personally and professionally, and what you need to do to get to where you want to be. Seeking a manager-level position is a great opportunity to challenge yourself and take on expanding responsibilities, particularly if you have experience working in various nonprofit roles.

When applying to manager jobs, consider the ways a role can help you gain leadership experience and continue honing skills in project management. Depending on the organization, some job listings may require candidates to have management experience (with either interns or direct reports) or experience managing programs, so make sure to highlight the different ways you’ve overseen teammates, handled conflict, and driven projects.

To help you narrow the search, we’ve selected 11 manager jobs at nonprofits that are currently hiring on Idealist. Take a look to see if any of the remote, onsite, or hybrid opportunities are a match for your background, then explore our Career Advice resources for managers.

1. Center for Independence of the Disabled, New York, NY

This nonprofit’s goal is to ensure full integration, independence, and equal opportunity for all people with disabilities by removing barriers to the social, economic, cultural, and civic life of the community. They are hiring a Manager of Development & Fundraising to work in a hybrid capacity.

2. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

This nonprofit university’s role as a land-grant institution is to embrace diversity, with special attention given to populations historically underrepresented or excluded from participation in higher education. They are hiring a Student Success Manager for an onsite role.

3. Refugee Community Partnership, Carrboro, NC

This grassroots organization serves refugee and migrant communities by advancing language justice in public domains of life and reconstituting relationships of charity to relationships of mutual aid and collective care. They are hiring for two roles to work in a hybrid capacity: a Program Manager, which is a contract position, and a Development & Communications Manager.

4. Defy Ventures, Los Angeles, CA

This nonprofit harnesses the power of private sector innovation and mentorship to develop a scalable program that provides men and women who have criminal histories with life-changing entrepreneurship, leadership, and career opportunities. They are hiring a Manager, Prison Programs to work in a hybrid capacity.

5. The Washington Ballet, Washington, DC

This nonprofit’s mission is to ensure excellence in its professional performance company, grow the next generation of dancers, and serve the community in which it resides through community engagement programs. They are hiring a Marketing Manager for an onsite role; to apply through Idealist, simply fill out your Employment Profile and attach your resume and cover letter to the application form.

6. Cesar Chavez PCS for Public Policy, Washington, DC

This charter high school is committed to serving a high-needs population of students by giving them the resources and support they need to be successful in college and in life. They are hiring an Operations Manager for an onsite role. 

7. NAF, Remote Role 

This national education nonprofit equips students with future-ready skills and industry-specific learnings by helping them explore career options, create a plan for the future, and take part in hands-on, work-based learning. They are hiring a Senior Manager, Advisory Board Activation for a remote role.

8. KnowledgeWorks Foundation, Remote Role

This organization will increase the number and diversity of people who value and access education by creating and improving educational opportunities for students. They are hiring a Senior Manager, Human Resources for a remote role.

9. Health Finance Institute (HFI), Part-Time & Remote Role

This global health start-up seeks to improve financing to address non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and create economic, social, and health gains in the short- and long-term. They are hiring an HR and Operations Manager for a part-time and contract position, which will take place in a remote capacity.

10. BakerRipley, Houston, TX

This nonprofit’s mission is to help every resident of Houston have an opportunity for an education, for health, for work, and to become an informed participant in democracy through engaging community resources, education, and connection. They are hiring a Senior Manager of Immigration & Citizenship for an onsite role.

11. Spritely Networked Communities Institute, Remote Role

This organization’s mission is “social media done right,” which they work toward by putting people in control of their own identity and building the technology that would enable a shift to collaborative and intentional security models prioritizing active consent. They are hiring an Open Source Developer Relations Manager for a remote opportunity.

Resources for Managers

Whether you’ve been managing staff members for years or are hoping to land your first management position, check out our Career Advice resources to shape up your skills and advance your social-impact career:


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