These Jobs On LinkedIn Are All About Making The World A Better Place

Now may be the time to NGO.

Now may be the time to NGO.

Is there a sweeter setup than getting paid to make the world a better place? Opportunities to lockdown a job with a cause abound on LinkedIn this week.

2017 was a rough year for social justice and marginalized populations—well, and a lot of other things too (sorry, planet earth). On the upside, the response has been a groundswell of support for organizations propping up the things many of us hold near and dear. Things like theatre, museums, music, nature, and reproductive healthcare access.

If you're a seasoned nonprofit professional, or if you're feeling the need to move to something more impactful during these turbulent times, there are sundry worthwhile opportunities out there for you.

And if you don't think working in social impact sounds particularly fun, let us prove you otherwise. What about working for a museum dedicated to the history of African American music? Or getting into some of the world's best plays for free?

Check our favorite jobs-with-a-cause below.

Philanthropy Writer and Editor, The Nature Conservancy

We all know protecting our environment is kind of a big deal. Imagine waking up every morning and heading towards a job at the forefront of the environmental movement.

The Nature Conservancy is global organization in 72 countries that's dedicated to science-based conservation efforts. And they're looking for a writer and editor to join the Donor Communications Team for the California Chapter to oversee the organization's donor communications. San Francisco beckons.

Temporary Fundraising Assistant, Man & Woman of the Year, Student of the Year, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 

The job description here says it best: "How many people can answer the question, 'What do you do for a living?' with the answer, 'I help find cures for cancer.'"

From January to May, you'll be supporting all projects and activities associated with the Man/Woman of the Year campaign for this renowned cancer-fighting organization. If you're in the market for a temp job, this position at the Leukemia and Lymphoma society is pretty ideal. 

Director of Marketing and Communications, National Museum of African American Music

For the first  time in what feels like forever, The Grammys are way less white this year. And luckily, the movement to celebrate artists of color just keeps getting stronger. Enter the National Museum of African American Music, opening in 2019.

Not only will you get to move to Nashville and pursue your dream marketing job while exploring one of the country's buzziest cities, but also you'll get to join the amazing movement to celebrate the origins of American music. Pretty dang exciting.

Assistant Metro Editor, San Francisco Chronicle and SFGATE

This week, Walmart had to pull a shirt off its shelves that threatening to lynch journalists. In other words, the times we're living in underscore the need for dedicated journalist now more than ever.

Here's your opportunity to take a stand. The iconic San Francisco Chronicle needs an assistant editor to write and report for the Chronicle's breaking news site, SFGATE. If you're good with quick, snappy prose, and are looking for a more impactful writing job, this is the posting for you.

Marketing Coordinator, Smithsonian Media

This job at Smithsonian Media is a super cool opportunity for an entry-level professional with an interest in protecting and supporting our nation's gem & the world's largest museum and research institution.

With a four-year degree and a year of marketing or sales experience, you can join the team that's helping build the Smithsonian brand online. 

Development Officer, Institutional Fundraising Support, Oxfam America

Oxfam America is all about eradicating poverty. If you're a fundraising professional, that's a pretty great cause to hype up. This Boston-based job is all about finding funding from institutional donors. Besides your 20 vacation days, you'll also get to travel around 20 days a year for the job.

This should be of particular interest to all multilingual movers and shakers, because preferred candidates will speak French or Spanish in addition to English.

Special Events Specialist, Miami Children’s Health System

Supporting a children's hospital is one of the most amazing do-gooder jobs you can find. And this posting, at the Miami Children's Health System (with programs routinely ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report) is no exception.

This Miami-based posting seeks a special events specialist with three to five years of experience. You'll get to organize events for the Foundation, which is no small task. Last year their Diamond Ball raised $1.6 million for the children and families at the Nicklaus Children's Hospital. 

Marketing Manager, Development, Brooklyn Academy of Music

The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) is known for its progressive and avant-garde performances. World-renowned in the local and global community, BAM is the perfect place to drop anchor if you're really dedicated to supporting the arts.

BAM is looking for a marketing manager with two to five years of experience to join its development team. Your benefits package includes pension, and (according to Glassdoor) you also get tickets to performances. Guess it's time to move to Brookyln.

Investigator, Abuse and Exploitation, International Rescue Committee

This job posting might sound a bit heavy, but with all that's going on right now re: assault and exploitation, it's really important.

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the world's leading humanitarian relief and development organizations, and they need someone to conduct investigations into allegations of abuse, exploitation and other forms of misconduct against beneficiaries and staff.

This is an opportunity to make a big impact and gain insight into how a real NGO is dealing with issues at the forefront of the public mind.

Engagement Specialist, Planned Parenthood NYC

Another entry-level job where you really hit the ground running in the field of social impact. Planned Parenthood NYC is looking for an engagement specialist to join their Project Street Beat team. You'll use targeted street outreach, word of mouth, and social networking to help engage NYC communities in Central Brooklyn, Northern Manhattan and the South Bronx.

What you need is one year of volunteer or work experience working with communities at risk for HIV or STIs. Take the resistance from the office to the streets.

Words: Eva Grant
Photo: Daria Kobayashi Ritch