I’m inspired by celebrity Chef José Andrés and his team at World Central Kitchen who use the power of food to heal communities and strengthen economies in times of crisis and beyond. Today Chef José Andrés, his World Kitchen team, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi were in DC feeding thousands of National Guard troops. Make a donation to support World Kitchen and follow @chefjoseandres & @wckitchen on social media.

The Pop Culture Collaborative seeks its first Network Weaver, a naturally social, relationship-driven organizer who will work to seed and strengthen relationships, networks, collaboration, and coordination among the many artists, organizers, strategists, researchers, and funders who comprise the Pop Culture Collaborative community. 

DigDeep, a human rights non-profit organization working to ensure that every American has equitable access to clean, running water and sanitation forever, is hiring a COO.

Enhance the quality of life for thousands of children and families in Los Angeles. Crystal Stairs is hiring a Community Advocate Associate External Affairs.

REDF invests in and advises high-impact social enterprises to employ and empower people overcoming barriers to work. REDF is hiring a President, Associate Capacity Building, Senior Manager Capacity Building.

BLD PWR engages pop culture, education, and activism to build and train an inclusive community of entertainers and athletes to advance radical social change. BLD PWR is hiring a Director of Programs.

The California Community Foundation has 3 new job openings: Sr. Program Officer, Housing & Economic Opp., Program Officer Education, and a Director Marketing and Communications.

The Entertainment Industry Foundation is hiring a Communications Coordinator.

CASA of Los Angeles, a private, nonprofit organization that mobilizes community volunteers to advocate for children who have experienced abuse and neglect, is hiring a CEO.

End HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Black community. The Black AIDS Institute is hiring a Director of Operations, several Program Specialists, Outreach Coordinator, and Senior Manager Communications.

Eliminate homelessness among families with children. Upward Bound House is hiring a Director of Programs.

Facilitate full Latino participation in the American political process, from citizenship to public service. NALEO Educational Fund has 3 openings in LA: California Director of Civic Engagement, Social Media Manager, and an Associate Director of Impact.

The Levitt Pavilion LA is hiring a bilingual Director of Communications & Development to lead all communications.

Work to ensure that all children have access to quality, developmentally appropriate, and educationally stimulating childcare. Pathways LA is hiring an Executive Director.

Planned Parenthood is hiring a Philanthropy Manager.

LA Commons seeks 1 lead artist and one associate artist February- May, 2021.  LA Commons develops artistic and cultural projects that reveal the unique stories of L.A.’s neighborhoods and engage visitors through cultural tours. 

The Mission Inn Foundation is hiring an Education Coordinator.

LACMA seeks a talented and enthusiastic Ford Foundation Education Community Engagement Fellow to develop public programs and facilitate engagement activities.

The Getty is hiring a Donor Relations Officer.

The Hammer Museum is hiring a Director, Legal Affairs.

MOCA is hiring a Senior Advancement Associate, Philanthropic Programs.

Love film and the Oscars? The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences is hiring a Specialist, Member Relations and Awards, Academy Member and Talent Relations Manager, Community Relations Manager, and Store Manager, Academy Museum.

The British Museum is hiring a Major Gifts Officer.

CalArts is hiring a Program Assistant to provide comprehensive support to serve, foster, and strengthen alumnx and parent/family engagement and financial support for CalArts. 

MasterClass has numerous openings in LA.

Transform public schooling to create a more just, equitable, and humane society. UCLA’s Center X is hiring a Program Coordinator, $20-$41 per hr.

SoCalGas is hiring a Community Relations Advisor.

The City of Long Beach is hiring a Community Program Specialist III to manage the Long Beach Activating Safe Communities (LB-ASC) project, a three-year strategy designed to implement a city-wide gun violence response system and effective street outreach and community intervention program in the City of Long Beach’s Washington neighborhood.

Bank of the West BNP Paribas is hiring a Senior CSR Regional Officer in Los Angeles.

The Recording Academy is hiring a Coordinator, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

Justice in Aging is hiring a Director of Equity and Racial Justice Advocacy to work Remotely or can be based in DC, Oakland, or LA.

PwC is hiring a Diversity & Inclusion Senior Manager- Empathy & Upskilling.

Amnesty International is hiring a 9 month Global Fundraising Program Manager based in London.

Human Rights Watch is seeking a Development and Outreach Intern in Sydney, Australia.

International Rescue Committee is hiring a numerous jobs and intern opportunities in Turlock (CA Central Valley).

Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) has more than 10 job openings.

I run a corporate foundation for an amazing architecture firm. HMC Architects is hiring a Marketing Manager that can be based in any of HMC’s 6 offices throughout CA or in PHX.

Black Women for Wellness has several openings including an Office Coordinator and numerous Program Managers.

The nation’s largest pro bono law firm, Public Counsel is hiring a CEO, Database Gift Processor, and several Attorneys.

LAUSD is hiring a Sustainability Specialist.

USGBC-LA is hiring a Director of Development.

Rosewood Family Advisors is hiring a Philanthropy Manager.

The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History seeks a passionate Executive Director who values and embodies the organization’s commitment to inspiring discovery, wonder, and stewardship of the natural world. 

Bank of the West BNP Paribas is hiring a Senior CSR Regional Officer in San Francisco.

The Heising-Simons Foundation is hiring a Grants Officer and a Grants Associate to support grantee partners that advance sustainable solutions in climate and clean energy, enable groundbreaking research in science, enhance the education of our youngest learners, and support human rights for all people.

MasterClass has numerous openings in SF.

Champion the world’s finest films and filmmakers through programs anchored in and inspired by the spirit and values of the San Francisco Bay Area. SFFILM is hiring a Senior Manager, Administration & People.

In partnership with the Snap Foundation, MAF established the LA Young Creatives Fund to offer financial support to members of the creative economy whose work has been impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. LA County residents who work in creative fields may be eligible to receive a $500 grant to help cover any pressing financial needs.

  1. My curated #LetLuce social impact job blog is my way of giving back and helping people who are unemployed.
  2. I believe the world needs changemakers now more than ever.
  3. Life is too short to suffer in a job you hate.
  4. Everyone should find their “Occupassion,” a job they love that gives them meaning and purpose.
  5. Our world needs more companies and Benefit Corporations (B Corps) like Patagonia and Athleta that generate profits while positively impacting people and our planet. We need to think differently and more sustainably.

Job Posting Strategy: I only feature recent job postings. I prefer to link to an organization’s website rather than search engines. I only include jobs that excited and delight me. I don’t post jobs from companies that I know are toxic. My job list is focused on jobs primarily in California since I know the philanthropic landscape in my home state best.

How can I improve #LetLuce? Email me your suggestions and job opportunities to luceinla@gmail.com. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram @luceinla.

This Monday, January 18 we will celebrate the life and legacy of civil rights hero Martin Luther King, Jr. MLK Day became a federal holiday in 1986 and a National Day of Service in 1994. Given the horrifying events of the past week, it’s more important than ever to take time to honor MLK Day. We each have a responsibility to educate ourselves to be anti-racist. As a champion for diversity, equity, and inclusion, I passionately believe in the importance of building a more tolerant, just, and inclusive world. There are many ways you can honor MLK Day and be inspired to serve your community. Here are some opportunities, events, and resources. Please feel free to add your thoughts and ideas in the comments.

IN PERSON AND VIRTUAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 

VIRTUAL EVENTS

RESOURCES

FILMS

BOOKS

Image: Ed Ruscha (American, born 1937). OUR FLAG, 2017. Acrylic on canvas. 72 x 138 inches. 182.9 x 350.5 cm. © Ed Ruscha. Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian.

Provide hope, training, and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women allowing them to redirect their lives and become contributing members of our community. Homeboy Industries is hiring a Manager Foundation Relations and Marketing Director.

Promote knowledge sharing, networking, and financial independence for individuals in the arts. The Center for Cultural Innovation is hiring an Operations Associate (LA) and Program Associate (Bay Area).

The Kavli Foundation is seeking candidates for their Public Engagement with Science Specialist position.

Improve the lives of individuals living in poverty and experiencing disadvantage throughout the world. The Hilton Foundation is hiring a Coordinator of Partnerships and Advocacy.

The Little Market, a terrific nonprofit fair trade shop featuring ethically sourced, artisan-made products, is hiring a Director of Operations and a Director of HR.

DigDeep, a non-profit organization working to ensure that every American has equitable access to clean, running water forever, is hiring a COO.

Empower people experiencing food and housing insecurity with food literacy, life skills, and positive relationships. Bread Head is hiring a Program Assistant.

A period should end a sentence, not a girl’s education. The Pad Project is hiring an Education and Outreach Coordinator.

Empower the next generation of leaders. Kizuna is hiring an Executive Director.

Ensure equitable access to nature. Nature for All is hiring an Executive Director.

Oversee and secure funding for IAH’s Homelessness initiatives. SCAN Health Plan is hiring a Director Homeless Services.

The Museum of Natural History is hiring a Manager, Public Programs, Exhibition Project Manager, and Supervisor Mobile Museums.

One of my favorite nonprofits…Self Help Graphics & Art is hiring an Operations Manager, Master Printer and Director of Professional Printmaking Program, Administrative Associate, Education ad Social Enterprise Coordinator and a Curatorial Research Assistant. Support SHG by shopping for social impact prints / art on their website.

Connect our community to natural, wild, and open spaces of southern California through land conservation, stewardship, and education. Rivers & Lands Conservancy is hiring an Executive Director in Riverside.

MOCA is hiring a Senior Advancement Associate, Philanthropic Programs.

Inspire current and future generations through the universal art of visual storytelling. The Lucas Museum is hiring a Deputy Director, External Affairs and a Deputy Director Public Programs + Social Impact.

The Broad is hiring a Director of Marketing and Communications.

The Laguna Art Museum is hiring an Executive Director.

Facilitate, support, and encourage new and innovative ideas in the realm of arts, music, education, and other creative outlets with the goal to aid in elevating community planning and economic viability. Creative Class Collective is hiring an Executive Director.

An Episcopalian School in the Valley, Campbell Hall is hiring an Associate Head of Community Engagement.

Mattel is hiring a Senior Foundation Specialist.

Build a better tomorrow. Southern California Edison is hiring a Corporate Giving, Advisor.

Working at the intersection of business and the nonprofit sector, the Head of Nonprofits will lead the strategy and initiatives that enable nonprofits to accelerate their missions and maximize their social impact with the power of Asana.

The Los Angeles Dodgers are hiring a VP, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

Propper Daly is a social impact agency behind the world’s leading changemakers. They have several openings including: Director of Digital Strategy & New Media, Manager Business Development, Manager Client Services, Manager Strategy & Research, and Intern Social Media Strategy.

KCRW has several openings including a Content Director, Culture, Institutional Giving Associate, and a Marketing Operations Manager.

BUILD helps students become the CEO of their own lives. Build is hiring a Program Director in LA.

Support  talented college students who have been impacted by foster care system. Ready to Succeed is hiring a Program and Development Coordinator.

Energy Innovation, a clean energy and environmental policy firm that provides timely research and analysis on low-carbon energy policy options,  seeks a Director of Policy Analysis for Global Initiatives, Climate Imperative Project to play an instrumental role in supporting domestic and international grant-making efforts.

The USGBC-LA is hiring a Director of Development.

Ensure effective and efficient national deployment of grantmaking and community engagement approaches across all of Kaiser Permanente’s communities as Executive Director, Grantmaking and Community Engagement.

Be a force-multiplier for the Global Climate Strategies team and all its work to guide new climate philanthropists to the outsized impact needed to solve the most profound challenge of our time. The Climate Leadership Initiative is hiring a Program Manager.

Catalyze transformational social change by investing in, connecting, and championing social entrepreneurs and other social innovators who together advance equitable solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. The Skoll Foundation is hiring an Executive Assistant for the Strategy Office.

Rhia Ventures, a women-led social investment organization that seeks to create a vibrant, equitable market for women’s sexual, reproductive, and maternal health, is hiring a CEO.

McEvoy Foundation for the Arts is hiring an Operations Manager and a Communications Assistant.

Blue Shield of California is hiring a Corporate Citizen Program Manager to focus on highlighting and addressing issues of social justice, including the challenges of racial inequity, opportunity gaps, and the social determinants of health.

The City of Boston Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture (MOAC) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Director of Cultural Planning

Help ensure that all Angelenos have access to affordable, high-quality sexual and reproductive health care. Planned Parenthood is looking for Public Affairs Intern.

The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver is hiring an Assistant Director of Programming and Education.

  1. My curated #LetLuce social impact job blog is my way of giving back and helping people who are unemployed.
  2. I believe the world needs changemakers now more than ever.
  3. Life is too short to suffer in a job you hate.
  4. Everyone should find their “Occupassion,” a job they love which gives them meaning and purpose.

Job Posting Strategy: I only feature recent job postings that have been listed in the past 1-2 weeks. Whenever possible I link to the job on the organization’s website, rather than search engines. I only include jobs that excited and delight me. I don’t post jobs from companies that I know are toxic. My job list is focused on jobs primarily in California since I know the philanthropic landscape in my home state best.

How can I improve #LetLuce? Email me your suggestions and job opportunities to luceinla@gmail.com. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram @luceinla.

Be inspired to make a positive impact. Check out this year’s CNN Heroes.

Thousand Currents, a public foundation funding grassroots organizing that addresses the interdependent issues of food sovereignty, alternative economies, and climate justice in the Global South, has launched a search for a Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Sci-Arc has several open positions including an admissions counselor and Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Volunteers of America is hiring a Site Supervisor.

Public Counsel, the nation’s largest pro bono law firm, seeks a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

The Sobrato Organization, dedicated to building a strong and vibrant Silicon Valley community through business and philanthropic leadership, is hiring a Director of Impact Investments.

The Legal Aid Foundation is hiring a Director of Community and Economic Justice and numerous legal positions.

The California Wellness Foundation is hiring an Executive Assistant to the CEO, a Program Director, and a Program Officer.

Safe Place for Youth is hiring a Community Outreach and Engagement Lead.

826LA is hiring an AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer Training and Retention Coordinator.

TreePeople is hiring a highly motivated Senior Manager of Community Organizing to lead the community organizing team.

Essie Justice Group, a non profit organization of women with incarcerated loved ones taking on the rampant injustices created by mass incarceration, is hiring Senior Manager of Operations

Are you a passionate cinephile? The Academy of Arts and Sciences has several position open including Vice President of Advancement, Senior Manager Digital Marketing, Store Manager and other opportunities.

MOCA is hiring a Senior Advancement Associate, Philanthropic Programs, a temporary preparatory, a Manager and an Assistant of School Programs.

The Skirball Cultural Center is hiring a Director of Public Programs and School Programs Coordinator.

The Getty is hiring a Digital Media Producer, Executive Assistant, and  Associate Interpretive Content Specialist.

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is hiring a Deputy Director External Affairs and a Deputy Director of Public Programs + Social Impact.

The Broad is hiring a Director of Marketing and Communications.

Caltech is hiring an Assistant Director, Center for Inclusion and Diversity and an Assistant Director, Engagement & Programming.

The University of Southern California (USC) is hiring an Executive Director, Black Alumni Association.

Google is hiring a Director of Marketing, Social Impact and Responsibility.

Cedars Sinai is hiring a Partnerships & Community Engagement Lead.

Atlas Obscura is an award-winning travel company founded in 2009. They are hiring a Senior Editor/Writer.

La Luz Center in Sonoma is looking for their next Executive Director. 

  1. My curated social impact job blog is my way of helping people who are unemployed.
  2. Life is too short to suffer in a job you hate.
  3. Everyone should find their “Occupassion” a job they love which gives them meaning and purpose.

How can I improve #LetLuce? Email me your suggestions and job opportunities to luceinla@gmail.com. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram @luceinla.

LA2050 released its annual holiday gift guide featuring impactful, socially-conscious, and locally-made goods. By purchasing products from this list, you can support organizations pursuing social change in Los Angeles and help drive progress on some of LA2050’s key impact metrics: employment in the creative industries, minority- and women-owned firms, manufacturing activity, jobs per capita, rates of volunteerism, and more. LA2050 is an initiative driving and tracking progress toward a shared vision for the future of Los Angeles.

Expand opportunities for the people of California. The James Irvine Foundation is hiring a Program Officer based in LA or SF.

The Black AIDS Institute (BAI) is looking for multiple passionate and self-motivated Program Specialists to help end the HIV epidemic among Black Angelinos.

Under the direction of the Director of External Affairs & Philanthropy, the Grants Manager (GM) is responsible for raising funds for A Community of Friends (ACOF) primarily through grants. 

Lead a young, ambitious nonprofit organization committed to building more inclusive, relevant, and equitable cultural and civic organizations. OF/BY/FOR ALL is hiring a CEO.

Reduce global greenhouse gas emissions and accelerate the transition to a clean energy future. Wellspring Climate Initiative (WCI) is hiring a Program Associate based in Irvine.

The African American Board Leadership Institute (AABLI) is hiring an Associate Program Coordinator.

Protect the rights of impoverished, abused and neglected children and youth. The Alliance for Children’s Rights is hiring a Volunteer Outreach Coordinator.

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association is hiring a Director, Beckmen YOLA Center.

Bessemer Trust is hiring a Summer Associate to support the Philanthropic Advisory team on several projects including client-related research; knowledge management and content creation on a variety of topics in philanthropy, for both internal and external audiences; strategic internal initiatives; and more.

Arts at Blue Roof seeks a dynamic, community-minded onsite program manager to plan and develop community-based arts programming which includes their anchor program, “A Room of One’s Own,” a new artist residency launching in 2021, which offers free studio space and mentorship to woman-identified artists and creative makers.

Help Posse Scholars transition from being leaders on campus to become leaders in the workforce. The Posse Foundation is hiring a Career Program Manager.

The YMCA has numerous openings throughout Southern CA.

David & Margaret Youth and Family Services is hiring a CEO in La Verne.

Net Impact is looking for a Communications Manager who is passionate about storytelling.

The San Diego Foundation is hiring a Director, Environmental Initiatives, San Diego Women’s Foundation, Program Specialist, and a Director, Professional Advisor relations.

The Hammer Museum is hiring a Director, Legal Affairs.

The Recording Academy is hiring a Managing Director Artist Relations, Director, Marketing Special Projects, Brand Manager, and other positions.

The California Association of Museums (CAM) seeks a part-time Administrative Coordinator.

Green Dot Public Schools is hiring a Director of Mentorship, an Operations Manager and a Partnerships Manager.

LAUSD is hiring a Family and Community Engagement Director.

JPL is hiring a Public Engagement, Lead Communications Specialist.

Rhia Ventures is hiring a CEO in San Francisco.

Filoli is a 654-acre historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, located on the San Francisco Bay Peninsula, and one of the finest remaining country estates of the early 20th century. Filoli is hiring a Chief Development Officer.

International Bird Rescue is hiring a Part-time Administrative Assistant, Part-time Wildlife Rehabilitation Technician, and a Social Media Intern.

  1. My curated social impact job blog is my way to help people who are unemployed. Being unemployed is a taboo subject. My goal is to help remove the stigma associated with a job loss so friends and colleagues can get the help and support they need.
  2. Life is too short to suffer in a job you hate.
  3. Everyone should have an “Occupassion,” a job they love which gives them meaning and purpose. I have truly loved my career and I’m grateful to have spent more than 25 years in the arts, nonprofits, and philanthropy, doing work that has had a positive impact.
  4. I only feature jobs that excite and delight me which have been posted in the past week.
  5. How can I improve #LetLuce? Email me your suggestions and job opportunities to luceinla@gmail.com and follow me on Twitter and Instagram @luceinla.