To the FBI and Back Again

In 2014, I was a working married mother of three and I left my job as the director of corporate social responsibility and president of a philanthropic foundation to take a position as an intelligence analyst at the FBI.

Wait, what?!?

The year before, I participated in the Southern California Leadership Network’s, Leadership LA program, and I made friends with a long time veteran of the FBI in LA. That summer she recommended me to the FBI Citizens Academy, a ten-week program that provides community leaders with an inside look at the Bureau. As someone who is deeply invested in my community, and committed to the future of Los Angeles, I was excited about the program as a way to deepen my own commitment to civic engagement and to expand my understanding of the challenges and threats facing LA and the US.

My experience at the FBI Citizens Academy was amazing and quite eye opening. Over the next ten weeks, I learned all about the mission, goals, history, and inner workings of the Bureau. I met a group of incredible individuals who had chosen to dedicate their careers to the FBI’s mission, “To protect and defend the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats and to enforce the criminal laws of the United States.” I learned about the FBI’s work around the globe in 56 field offices and gained an understanding of the FBI’s broad purview including:

  • Terrorism
  • Counterintelligence
  • Cyber Crime
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Public Corruption
  • Civil Rights / Human Trafficking
  • Organized Crime
  • White-Collar Crime
  • Violent Crime and Major Thefts

After the Citizens Academy ended in December, I attended an alumni event and at the end of the meeting they announced that the FBI was hiring for the first time since the end of the government shutdown / sequestration. This peaked my curiosity and after a series of conversations, I applied for a job. I received an offer to be an intelligence analyst over the 4th of July holiday and needless to say I was buzzing with excitement.

The planets had lined up. By chance I had become friends with someone who worked at the FBI, she happened to recommend me to the FBI Citizens Academy, and then after the program, sequestration ended and the FBI was hiring. At the same time the geopolitical situation was becoming dire and the Islamic State had launched their shocking public beheadings. Although I loved my job, I felt there must be a reason everything had fallen into place. Feeling compelled and honored to serve my country, I accepted the offer.

So this was just the beginning of the process. I had to take and pass a polygraph examination and upon doing so, the Bureau launched an extensive background check investigation. Over the next two-months all my close friends and family members were interviewed as part of the process. I would get frantic calls from friends and neighbors as they were contacted by FBI agents. The more this happened, the more stressful the process became, because at a certain point I knew that if it didn’t work out, everyone would know that I didn’t make the cut.

My anxiety peaked when a special agent called to tell me that he was going to visit my place of employment the next day to interview my supervisor and my colleagues. I obviously hadn’t mentioned anything about the FBI to my employer, so I had to call my supervisor to tell her that I was up for the position at the FBI and that an agent would be showing up to meet with her the next day.

After jumping through many hoops, and due to the incredible support of my friend Mary in the Bureau, and thanks to all my friends and family, it all worked out. I gave my notice and in mid-September 2014, I left for a week of orientation at the FBI training academy in Quantico, Virginia. If you can imagine the opening scene of “Silence of the Lambs” with Jodie Foster, you can imagine where I ended up.

My week at Quantico was completely intoxicating. It was educational and inspiring, honestly it’s difficult to express just how awesome it was. I made friends with an incredibly diverse group of colleagues from all over the country, people of all ages and backgrounds, and all with a common sense of purpose. The week culminated in D.C. at FBI headquarters where Director Comey, in a surprise appearance, welcomed us to the Bureau.

When I left Quantico to return to LA, I had completely drank the FBI Kool Aid. I felt very proud and honored to join the Bureau. I felt confident that this path was meant to be, and that everything I had done to date, both personally and professionally, had prepared me for this new and exciting chapter in my life.

Joining the FBI was a bold move, but leaving after less than three months, took even more courage.

I won’t go into all the reasons I decided to leave, but suffice it to say that working moms make a lot of sacrifices for their families and for the greater good and after a lot of soul searching I also had to admit that the FBI wasn’t my passion. I decided the leave the week before Thanksgiving. To their credit, my supervisor and the HR team were incredibly supportive, which only made the decision more difficult.

At the time, all of this was excruciating. I felt resentful towards my husband, guilty that it didn’t work out, and disappointed that I left before my year anniversary which means I can never go back to the FBI. And of course I thought…what would people say? What would they think? And how could I possibly explain this crazy adventure? At the end of the day the timing wasn’t right but more importantly it wasn’t my passion. It was very difficult, but I made the decision that was best for my family in that moment.

Do I regret it? Absolutely not.

It was definitely a bit weird and awkward to tell my close friends and family that I had joined the FBI, only to tell them, months later, that I had left. The whole experience was a great lesson in being humble and brutally honest.

In regards to my career, I was lucky that my company graciously rehired me in the same position that I had left just a few months prior. I spent another year at that company before returning to the Getty Museum and to my true passion art and museums.

Often in life we learn more from our disappointments, than from our successes. After the FBI, I went back to my life, to my career and to my family with more confidence, clarity and a stronger sense of purpose than ever before. I was humbled by the experience and I left feeling very grateful to the thousands of men and women who serve our country everyday.

So here’s my advice.

Be bold. Take risks. Forgive yourself when things don’t work out as you planned. Don’t apologize and don’t look back. Keep moving forward and most importantly, always aspire to make a positive impact in all that you do.

#LETLUCE A CURATED SOCIAL IMPACT WEEKLY JOB DIGEST – 2/5/16

“In my beginning is my end.” – T. S. Eliot.

For the 2nd time, I officially became an employee of the Getty Museum and this week I’m thinking about what an amazing feeling it is to get paid to pursue your passion. For me to get paid to go to a museum and think about art everyday is inspiring. I absolutely love it! I do this blog because I want everyone to have that same feeling, to be inspired by their work and to be able to pursue their own occupassion. In this painting Dosso’s message is that prosperity in life is transitory and dependent on luck and for the moment I feel like Lady Luck is on my side, and for that I am truly grateful.

Allegory of Fortune,” about 1530, Dosso Dossi. http://bit.ly/1SZcJQG

LOS ANGELES

Keep music alive. The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation is hiring a Program Associate.

Inspire kids to stay in school. The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship is hiring a Programs Manager.

Support people who actually change he world. The Durfee Foundation is hiring a Program & External Relations Assistant.

Southern California Grantmakers is hiring a Program & Government Relations Associate.

Live for social justice? The Liberty Hill Foundation has several openings including a Program Assistant for Training.

The J. Paul Getty Museum is hiring a Donor Relations Specialist to oversee and coordinate stewardship programs and activities for the Museum Councils.

The Milken Institute is hiring a Public Policy Analyst.

CALIFORNIA

Save water & CA. The S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation is hiring a Program Associate, Environment—Water in SF.

Wear and care. Indigenous is hiring a VP of Sales based in Sebastopol.

Live to volunteer? Hands on Bay Area is hiring Program Associate in SF.

Create impact through design. IDEO, AKA most awesome company anywhere, is hiring a Marketing Lead in Palo Alto.

 Inspire all Californians to create a more vibrant future for themselves and their communities. The Oakland Museum of California is hiring a Communications Manager.

Safe water transforms lives. Water.org is hiring a Senior Manager, Global Learning in SF or Kansas City.

UNITED STATES

Love hot art? The City of Tempe is hiring a Deputy Community Center Director – Arts/Cultural Services.

Are you a human rights super star? Human Rights Watch is hiring a UN Director.

Explore the answers to life’s great mysteries. Vulcan (my total crush) is hiring a Managing Director, Government Affairs in Seattle.

Serve as both steward and catalyst. The Barr Foundation is hiring two new Program Officers for their climate team in Boston.

Love change? Change.org is hiring an Executive Director for new Foundation in SF, NYC or DC.

Passion for philanthropy? Social Venture Partners is hiring a CEO base in Seattle.

Save wildlife and their habitats. Defenders of Wildlife is hiring an Alaska Representative.

INTERNATIONAL / TELECOMMUTE / FLEXIBLE

Build the next generation of global leaders. Global Citizen Year is hiring a Ecuador Team Leader.

Be a catalyst of human promise. The Gates Foundation is hiring a Deputy Director & Associate Program Officer in India.

#LETLUCE A CURATED SOCIAL IMPACT WEEKLY JOB DIGEST – 9/25/15

Do Unto Others

This week I was inspired by Pope Francis’ historic speech to Congress. As someone who was raised Catholic and is now a proud feminist, I don’t agree with all of his positions. However, I appreciated his message of empathy, kindness and peace. I felt humbled when he reminded us of The Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” This wisdom is something that guides the way I move through this world and the opportunity to collectively pause and reflect amid all the tragedy and conflict around the globe was a very profound moment.

LOS ANGELES

Build a better SoCal. The Weingart Foundation is hiring a VP & Treasurer.

Love art & visitor engagement? The J. Paul Getty Museum is hiring Docent Program Manager.

The American Museum of Ceramic Art is hiring an Education & Public Program Manager.

Live for volunteerism? Chrysalis is hiring Volunteer and Program Coordinator at their Pacoima site.

Care for community? CalOptima is hiring a Community Relations Specialist in Orange.

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is hiring a Director of Legislative Affairs.

Love Yoshitomo Nara? Blum & Poe Gallery is hiring a Special Events Coordinator.

Drive sustainability.  Cal State University Long Beach is hiring a Sustainability Manager.

Go Bruins. UCLA is hiring a Associate Vice Chancellor, Communications and Public Outreach.

Make kids lives better. Children’s Hospital LA is hiring a Project Leader-Business, Gov’t & Community Relations/Community Affairs.

“Les is more.” Gibson Brands, Inc. is hiring Entertainment Relations Regional Director (ERRD) for the West Coast.

We believe what we do matters. Thomson Reuters is hiring a Director, Corporate Responsibility & Inclusion in NYC.

Love music & selfies? Instagram is hiring a Manger, Music Partnerships.

CALIFORNIA

CivicSpark is hiring 48 fellows to complete climate change mitigation and adaptation work throughout CA.

Love the wine country & performing arts? Wells Fargo Center for the Arts is hiring a Director of Marketing and Patron Services.

Accelerate the transition to a circular economy. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is hiring a US Global Partner and Network Manager based in SF w/ frequent international travel.

Connect the world. AT&T is hiring a Director of Public Affairs in SF.

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation is hiring 2 Program Officers in Population and Reproductive Health for South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Do people like you? Cox Communications is hiring a Community Relations Manager in Orange County.

Be sustainable. The City of Sacramento is hiring a Sustainability Program Manager.

Love to innovate? Adobe is hiring a Global Giving Program Manager in SJ.

Transform lives through literacy and gender equality in education. Room to Read is hiring a Chief Program Officer in SF.

The Silicon Valley Community Foundation is hiring an Associate, Corporate Responsibility.

Empower girls to realize their dreams in STEM. Techbridge is hiring an Office Assistant in Oakland.

Defend the rights of people worldwide. Human Rights Watch is hiring an Events Assistant in SF.

Addicted to Instagram? The company is hiring 2 Communications Directors in Menlo Park.

UNITED STATES

Do national parks feed your soul? The Western National Parks Association is hiring a COO in Oro Valley, AZ.

Art + money, what’s better? Fidelity Investments is hiring a Lead Curator to manage their corporate art collection in NYC.

Connect students to college success and opportunity. The College Board is hiring an Associate Director, International Planning & Outreach in NYC.

Love art & the big apple? New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) is hiring an Arts Program Associate.

Be the life of the party. Pernod Ricard is hiring Communications & CSR Coordinator in NYC.

Protect bands and reputation. Edelman is hiring a CSR Account Executive in Seattle.

Empower people to live healthier lives. Aetna is hiring a Program Associate-Aetna Foundation in Hartford.

Connect and enrich the lives of every person on Earth. Intel is hiring a Global Water Sustainability Manager in OR.

 Build self-esteem and promote character development. Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award USA is hiring a Founding Executive Director in NY.

Promote philanthropy. Philanthropy New York is hiring a Managing Editor/Multimedia Manager.

Do I hear two million? Sotheby’s is hiring a Head of Operations, Americas based in NYC.

INTERNATIONAL / TELECOMMUTE

This just sounds super duper fun! Work as a private chef in chalets across the French Alps.

Do you love hotels? Hotel Tonight (one of my favorite apps) is hiring Market Managers in Berlin, Paris & London.

Protect children. UNICEF is hiring a Communications Specialist based in Kenya.

A CURATED SOCIAL IMPACT WEEKLY JOB DIGEST 8/21/15

MY END OF SUMMER HAIKU

Summer is waning

Family time together

Golden light lingers

LOS ANGELES

Provide hope & support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women. Homeboy Industries is hiring a Project Director.

For someone who is passionate about social justice, the Liberty Hill Foundation has 2 openings, a Data Manager and Foundation Relations Manager.

Help children & their families succeed in school and in life. Para Los Niños is hiring a Program Associate.

Increase understanding of the global forces affecting the West Coast, the Pacific region, and the world. The Pacific Council is hiring a Membership Associate.

Zócalo Public Square, the Ideas Exchange that blends live events & humanities journalism, seeks an Engagement Editor to be the voice behind their expanding digital presence.

Do you love teens & art? One of my favorite nonprofits, Inner-City Arts is looking for a Director of Youth Programs.

Advance science for the benefit of humanity. The Kavli Foundation is hiring a Vice President, Prizes and Public Programs.

Support women who will use their knowledge and skills to better themselves and the world. Mount Saint Mary’s University is hiring an Assistant Director, Women’s Leadership & Student Involvement.

Do you envision a future where all Angelenos thrive? The California Community Foundation is hiring an Executive Assistant, Civic Engagement and Public Policy.

Live for public policy? Southern California Grantmakers is hiring a Public Policy Manager.

Tell the stories of LA as Director of Education for the Los Angeles Conservancy.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is hiring a Director of Public Programs.

Protect and enhance the environment and the health of all CA communities. The California League of Conservation Voters is hiring a Political Director.

Love the great outdoors? Patagonia is hiring a Social and Environmental Supply Chain Responsibility Manager.

Provide comprehensive after-school programs that keep children safe. After-School All-Stars is hiring a COO.

Break into CSR. Patagonia is hiring a Part-Time Corporate Environmental Associate.

Inspires teens in high-risk communities to achieve success despite the challenging environments they live in. Farm & Kitchen Foundation is hiring a Program Manager.

The USC Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy is seeking qualified candidate for the position of Senior Director of Development and External Relations.

Provide leadership and support for UCLA Extension’s community engagement activities. UCLA is hiring a Director of Community Engagement.

Work for a movement, not for a company. TOMS is hiring Manager, Giving Trip Engagement & Administration.

Believe in music for youth? The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association is hiring an Education Project Manager, Social Innovation.

CALIFORNIA

Do you believe in discovery-driven scientific research? The Science Philanthropy Alliance (SPA) is searching for a Manager, Research and Relationship Management.

The Silicon Valley Community Foundation is hiring a Manager of Corporate Responsibility – HP.

Work to end the HIV. The San Francisco Aids Foundation is hiring a Director of Community Engagement.

Envision the day when everyone in the world can take a safe drink of water. Water.org is hiring a Senior Manager, Global Learning based in SF or Kansas City.

Deliver public good to communities. Community Initiatives is hiring a Senior Director.

Connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Kiva is hiring a Kiva Oakland Lead.

The Oceanside Museum of Art is hiring an Executive Director.

Work for the world’s largest platform for social change. Change.org is hiring a Deputy Chief of Staff in SF or NY.

Change the world. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is has 3 Communications Officer positions open.

 Support families of critically ill children. The Ronald McDonald House of San Francisco is hiring an Executive Director.

The Kapor Center for Social Impact is hiring a Director of People, Values & Culture.

Shape the future of a company’s CSR effort. Flextronics is hiring a Director, Global Citizenship.

Advance California through the arts and creativity. The California Arts Council is hiring a Deputy Director based in Sacramento. Deadline 9/18.

UNITED STATES

Do you want a cookie for $1 with your soup? Panera Bread is hiring a Sr. Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility in Needham, MA.

Cultivate community and transform lives through film. The Denver Film Society is hiring an Executive Director.

Help heroes on the home front. The Bob Woodruff Foundation is hiring a Director of Programs and Partnerships in NYC.

The Ms. Foundation for Women seeks an exceptional individual with strong leadership, management and strategic ability for the position of Vice President, Programs.

Target is hiring an Innovation Manager – Corporate Social Responsibility in Minneapolis.

The Taproot Foundation seeks a dynamic Executive Director to lead the pro bono movement in NYC.

Enable the poorest of the poor around the globe to transcend poverty. The Grameen Foundation is hiring a President & CEO based in DC or Seattle.

Place volunteer teachers in developing countries. WorldTeach is hiring an Executive Director in Cambridge, MA.

Lead the oldest and largest professional membership organization for design. AIGA is hiring an Executive Director in NY.

A great family destination, the YMCA of the Rockies is hiring a President / CEO in Estes Park, CO.

Can you hear me now? Verizon is hiring a Corporate Social Responsibility Manager in NJ.

Carry on a legacy of extraordinary generosity. The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. FoundationPresident & CEO in Detroit.

Improve the homes and lives of US veterans and their families. The Home Depot Foundation is hiring a Senior Specialist based in Atlanta.

 Help fulfill Paul Allen’s philanthropic vision. Vulcan is hiring a Chief Philanthropic Officer in Seattle.

Support the empowerment of women entrepreneurs. The Tory Burch Foundation is hiring a Program Manager in NYC.

Are you part organizer, part advocate, and part policy guru? Google is hiring a Manager, Strategic Outreach & Public Policy Partnerships.

INTERNATIONAL / TELECOMMUTE

Work with business to create a just & sustainable world. BSR has two openings in Copenhagen: PT Office Assistant and Associate, Advisory Services.

Tackle a host of diverse human rights issues. Amnesty International is hiring a Regional Director, South East Asia, Bangkok.

Reduce inequities in global health and development in India. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is hiring a Program Coordinator in New Delhi.

 Serve as a philanthropic catalyst for discoveries relating to the Big Questions of human purpose and ultimate reality. Templeton Religion Trust is hiring a Program Officer based in Nassau, Bahamas.

Standard Chartered is hiring a Manager, Sustainability in London. Applications close 8/27.

A CURATED SOCIAL IMPACT WEEKLY JOB DIGEST 6/12/15

FRIENDSHIP

An old friend of my husband’s passed away this week. A couple of days later, I went out for drinks to celebrate a dear friend’s birthday. This juxtaposition reminded me about the importance of friendship. It also made me contemplate the fleeting nature of time. Thank you to all my dear friends who have supported me throughout the years. You know who you are and you are amazing.

LOS ANGELES

Manage Mickey and Minnie’s philanthropy. Disney is hiring a Sr. Representative Strategic Philanthropy.

Fight addiction. The Brent Shapiro Foundation is hiring an Executive Director.

Break into corporate responsibility. Southern California Gas is hiring a Project Manager, Community Relations.

Do you feel lucky in your jeans? Lucky Brand is hiring a Manager, Public Relations.

Love the Getty bookstore? The Getty Trust is hiring a Sr. Museum Store Associate.

Keep music alive in schools The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation is hiring a Program Associate.

Provide fair, safe, and humane working conditions and measure and lessen the Company’s impact on the natural environment in our supply chain worldwide. Patagonia is hiring a Manager, Supply Chain Social Responsibility in Ventura.

Feeling generous? Northrop Grumman is hiring a Grants Administration Support, Office of Corporate Citizenship in Palmdale.

Love labels? Avery Dennison is hiring a Vice President, Global Corporate Communications in Glendale.

CALIFORNIA

Passionate about sustainability? UC Irvine is hiring a Program Director, Sustainability Initiative.

Love grantmaking? San Diego Grantmakers is hiring a Senior Director of Learning and Programs and a Senior Director of Collaborative Philanthropy.

Love architecture & social change? Public Architecture is hiring an Executive Director in SF.

Passionate about country music? Pandora Radio is hiring a Country Music Curator in Oakland.

Seduced by Tesla Motors? They are hiring a Communications Manager in Palo Alto.

Promote arts engagement. The Irvine Foundation is hiring 12-month Senior Program Fellow, Arts in SF.

Establish models for environmental and economic sustainability. Sustainable Conservation is hiring a Marketing and Communications Associate in SF.

Change the world. The Skoll Foundation is hiring an Associate Curator, Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship in Palo Alto.

Drive the CSR strategy of one of the world’s leading innovative electronic payment transactions and value-added services companies. Verifone is hiring a Director of Corporate Social Responsibility in San Jose.

Works to find and support bold ideas that will create an enduring impact. The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is hiring a Program Associate, Science Program in Palo Alto.

Rescue and rehabilitate animals. The Marine Mammal Center is hiring a Volunteer Resources Manager in SF.

UNITED STATES

Hate Parkinsons? The Michael J. Fox Foundation is hiring an Associate Director, Research Partnerships in NY.

Develops and disseminate effective solutions to the challenges of achieving universal quality education. The Brookings Institute is hiring a Project Manager, Center for Universal Education in D.C.

Remember & honor the victims of 9/11. The National 9/11 Memorial and Museum is hiring Director of Special Projects & Events in NYC.

The British Embassy UK Mission to the United Nations is hiring a Programme Manager & Policy Advisor: UNICEF and UN Women for a 2 yr in NYC.

Passionate about reproductive freedom? The Center for Reproductive Rights is hiring a Programs Administration Manager in D.C. and a Global Advocacy Advisor in NYC.

Build a socially and economically just society. The Nathan Cummings Foundation is hiring a President & CEO in NYC.

Help advance the local thriving arts and cultural community. The George Gund Foundation is hiring a Senior Program Officer for the Arts in Cleveland.

End extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. The World Bank is hiring a Senior Communications Officer in D.C.

Love museum education? The Phoenix Art Museum is hiring an Education Director in Phoenix.

Love fashion & posting? Instagram is hiring a Head of Fashion Partnerships in NYC.

INTERNATIONAL / TELECOMMUTE

Alleviate poverty through micro-lending. Kiva is hiring a Portfolio Manager in Nairobi, Kenya.

A CURATED SOCIAL IMPACT WEEKLY JOB DIGEST 5/1/15

The highlight of my week was hearing a talk by Mary Robinson. A constitutional lawyer, former (and first female) President of Ireland, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, humanitarian, feminist and environmental activist, are just a few of her many accomplishments. Brilliant, inspiring, humble and hopeful, is how I would describe Ms. Robinson. Read my tweets via Storify here.

LOS ANGELES

Love philanthropy? Southern California Grantmakers is looking for a Program / Marketing and a Membership Intern.

Are you an expert in the child welfare field? University of Southern California School of Social Work is hiring a Director, Institute on the Future of Children and Families.

Enable all young people to reach their potential. The Boys and Girls Club of America is hiring a Chief Executive Director in Pasadena.

Believe in a shared economy? Uber is hiring a General Manager.

Love to bike? The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition is hiring a Membership Manager.

Passionate about creativity and innovation? LA Makerspace is hiring a Grant Writer, Corporate Sponsorship Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, and an Engineering and Robotics Coordinator.

Advance the arts & culture. Arts Consulting Group, Inc is hiring Associate Vice Presidents in LA and other cities in N. America.

Accelerate student achievement. The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools is hiring a Chief External Relations Officer.

Promote financially and economically based-solutions to key issues facing California. The Milken Institute is hiring a Program Associate, California Center and a Director of Career Development, Milken Scholars Program.

Love connecting with the community? Wells Fargo is hiring a Community Support Representative.

CALIFORNIA

Make a huge impact. Change.org is hiring a Managing Director based in SF, NYC, or DC and a Vice President of Communications in SF.

Love conscious capitalism? prAna is hiring a Social Responsibility and Traceability Manager in Carlsbad.

Safe water transforms lives. Water.org is hiring a Senior Manager Strategic Alliances and a Senior Manager Global Learning in SF.

Love coastal ecosystem restoration? Friends of the Dunes is hiring an Executive Director in Arcata.

An officer and a gentleman. The Presidio Trust is hiring a General Manager in SF.

Are you committed to the well being of all children? The California State PTA is hiring an Executive Director in Sacramento.

Empower and transform the community through creative exploration, experience and education. The Richmond Art Center is hiring a Communications Director.

Love to rent unique places? Airbnb is hiring a Global Portfolio Manager and a Marketing Manager, North America in SF

Love foundations & nonprofits? TCC Group is hiring a Nonprofit Strategy & Capacity Building Consultant in NYC.

UNITED STATES

This is a public service announcement…The Ad Council is hiring a National Accounts Director and a Senior Vice President of Media in NYC.

Passionate about gender equality & women’s empowerment? UN Women is hiring an Internal Communications Specialist and a Special Assistant for the Deputy Director in NYC.

Love museums? The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is hiring a Temporary Project Assistant to support the Abu Dhabi curatorial team.

Love corporate philanthropy /CSR? JPMorgan Chase & Co. is hiring an Associate Global Philanthropy, Employee Engagement and Volunteerism in NYC.

Build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. Open Society Foundations is hiring a Program Officer, Public Health and a Senior Program Officer, Women’s Rights in NYC.

Foster leadership based on enduring values & to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Aspen Institute has numerous openings in D.C.

Love foreign policy? The Council on Foreign Relations is hiring an Associate Director, Global Communications in NYC and a Research Associate, U.S. Foreign Policy in D.C.

Passionate about education and philanthropy? The Raikes Foundation is hiring a Director, National Education Strategy in Seattle.

Attract more investment capital to poverty alleviation & environmental solutions. The Global Impact Investing Network is hiring a Director of Communications in NYC.

INTERNATIONAL / TELECOMMUTE

Change the world for a living. Kiva is hiring Portfolio Managers in Nairobi and Bangkok.

My favorite online print shop. Moo is hiring a PR Director in London.

Make a huge impact. Change.org is hiring a Campaign Directors in Madrid & Sao Paulo and a Communications Director in Sydney.

Get a pair, give a pair. TOMS is hiring a Director of HR, Asia Pacific Region in Hong Kong.

Provide residencies to contemporary artists. Sacatar Foundation is hiring a Foundation Manager in California or East Coast but can work from anywhere.

Believe in a fair and sustainable apparel industry? The C&A Foundation is hiring a Project Administrator in Hong Kong.

Change transportation. Uber is hiring a Director of Public Policy & Government Relations in Tokyo & Seoul.

A CURATED SOCIAL IMPACT WEEKLY JOB DIGEST 4/24/15

Happy 50th Birthday to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

LOS ANGELES

Build the financial sustainability of nonprofits. The Nonprofit Finance Fund is hiring an Advisory Services Manager.

Love DIY? Yahoo Makers hiring temporary contractor (6 months) to be an Office Manager/Assistant Editor/Crafter.

Advance social justice. Liberty Hill is hiring a Chief Program Officer.

Love soccer & philanthropy? The LA Galaxy Foundation is hiring a Coordinator, Community Events.

If you don’t have a job, you don’t have hope. REDF is hiring an Initiatives Manager, Programs to lead the Los Angeles: Regional Initiative for Social Enterprise (LA:RISE).

Help financially disadvantaged and deserving students reach their goals. The Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation (TASF) is hiring an Executive Director.

Passion for art and education? The J. Paul Getty Museum is hiring an Assistant Director of Education and Public Programs.

Interested in government relations, issue advocacy, public relations and strategic philanthropy? Gonring, Spahn & Associates is hiring a Junior Associate.

CALIFORNIA

Live for sustainability? UC Santa Barbara is hiring a Recycling and Composting Program Coordinator in SB.

Explore, Enjoy and Protect the Planet. The Sierra Club is hiring Chapter Directors in Palo Alto and Honolulu.

Advance the appreciation and enjoyment of art. The Pacific Art League is hiring an Executive Director in Palo Alto.

Love Maker Faires? Maker Media is hiring Make: Lab Interns in SF.

Passion for renewable energy? 3Degrees a certified B Corp is hiring an Outreach Associate in SF.

Are you a dynamic philanthropy leader? The Foundation Center is hiring a Director of Foundation Center West based in SF.

Not smart but super smart. Stanford is hiring an Assistant Director, Graduate Education.

Build transparency across global supply chains. Good World Solutions is hiring an Analyst, Global Operations in Oakland.

Build peace and advance human freedom. Humanity United is hiring a Head of Strategy, Learning and Impact in SF.

UNITED STATES

Inspire people to care about the planet. National Geographic is hiring a Manager, State Networks & Grants Manager in DC.

Love architecture? The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation at Taliesin West in Phoenix is hiring a 6-month Assistant Director of Development, e-mail hr@franklloydwright.org for more info.

Preserve the environment. The Environmental Defense Fund is hiring a Project Manager Conservation Leadership Council in DC.

Love Abstract Expressionism? The Willem de Kooning Foundation is looking for an Intern for the summer with the possibility of extending the internship through the academic year in NYC.

The Mayor’s Office of Talent & Appointments is hiring an Executive Director: Commission on the Arts & Humanities in DC.

Passionate about politics and counter-terrorism? The United Nations is hiring a Political Affairs Officer in NYC.

Love sport & CSR? Nike is hiring a Director of Communications Global Community Impact in Portland.

Revitalize communities. Neighborhood Works is hiring an Executive VP and CFO in DC.

Conserve and restore natural ecosystems. Audubon is hiring a VP and Executive Director in Phoenix.

Transform the way buildings and communities are designed. The U.S. Green Building Council Northern California is hiring an Executive Director in SF.

INTERNATIONAL / TELECOMMUTE

Deliver high quality products, using safe chemistries. Acre is hiring a Program Manager in Amsterdam.

Work for the world’s leading children’s rights organization. UNICEF is hiring a Chief, Corporate Responsibility in Geneva.