A Curated Social Impact Weekly Job Digest—2/13/15


“If you build it, he will come.” Who can forget this famous quote from the movie Field of Dreams? I think this idea can apply to social impact jobs. I believe that, “If you crave, seek and apply to jobs that are innovative, meaningful and impactful, the more jobs that will be created that are innovative, meaningful and impactful.” The world is changing. Jobs are changing. It is an exciting time with limitless possibilities.


Los Angeles

Super Fun! Organize the Happy Helping Hour & other events as the TOMS Shoes Employee Experience Coordinator.

Do you have $10 million? Sold! Sotheby’s is hiring Contemporary Art Specialist.

Use writing to reduce juvenile recidivism as the Executive Director of InsideOUT Writers.

Love grantmaking, sports & entertainment? The Giving Back Fund is hiring a Senior Foundation Strategist.

Love innovation, government & partnerships? The City of Long Beach Office of the Mayor is hiring an Innovation Deputy.

Advance literacy through the power of storytelling. The Young Storytellers Foundation, one of my favorite nonprofits, is #hiring an Operations Manager.

Love public art? The Los Angeles County Arts Commission is hiring a Civic Arts Project Manger.

Inspire youth to create innovative ideas that will help save lives from home fires. The Paradigm Challenge, a partnership w/ the Red Cross, is hiring a Marketing Director $90-$100K in LA / Telecommute.

Improve economic prosperity & quality of life in Southern California as the Public Policy Manager at the LA Chamber of Commerce #LetLuce.

Advance student achievement in LAUSD. The Partnership for LA Schools is hiring a Chief External Relations Officer.


Voted one of Glassdoor’s best places to wk. for the past 3 yrs., Edelman is hiring a VP of Employee Engagement in San Mateo.

Fuel innovation, financial literacy & women’s equality. Intuit is hiring a Director of Global CSR in Mtn. View.

Impact education & protect the environment. Oracle is hiring a Program Associate for Corporate Citizenship in Redwood Shores.

Do you tell the truth? FleishmanHillard is hiring a Vice President, Corporate Reputation / Employee Engagement in SF.

Advance innovative philanthropic solutions as the Manager of Corporate Responsibility at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

Love environmental issues, CSR & Gap jeans? Gap is hiring an Environmental Manager, Sustainable Innovation in SF.

Love to volunteer? Volunteer Match is hiring a Manager, Community Engagement in SF .

Love water & environmental education programs? The Pisces Foundation is hiring a Program Associate in SF or DC.

United States

Passionate about the pro bono movement? The Taproot Foundation is hiring an Executive Director in NYC.

Lead social change. Tides is hiring a Community Initiatives & Global Partnerships Program Manager in NY.

Advance women’s economic and political empowerment at the United Nations as the Program & Coordination Specialist for the Fund for Gender Equality in NY.

Protect children around the world. The United Nations Children’s Fund is hiring a Manager, Volunteer & Community Partnerships in NY.

Love leadership & nonpartisan dialogue to solve critical issues? The Aspen Institute is hiring a Deputy Director for the Socrates Program in DC.

Excited by airplanes, rockets & satellites, and CSR? Boeing is hiring a Corporate Citizenship Specialist in St. Louis.

Liberty Science Center is hiring a Vice President of STEM Education who will also serve as the lead educational innovation officer in NJ.

Save lives for a living as the Vice President, Strategic Communications for Malaria No More in Seattle.

Love small towns, nature & semiconductors? Micron is #hiring a Director, Global Public Relations in Boise.

Passionate about architecture? The American Institute of Architects is hiring a Director, Leadership Communications in DC.

Other / Telecommute

Calling all ocean lovers & lovers of luxury. The Ritz-Carlton is hiring a Director of the Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment program in Puerto Rico.

Kiva, the world’s first personal micro-lending marketplace with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty, and voted hottest non-profit on the planet by Fortune Magazine, is hiring a Portfolio Manager in Kenya.

Love the outdoors? Patagonia is hiring an Environmental & Social Initiatives Manager in Amsterdam.

One of my favorite apps, Hotel Tonight has job openings & internships in Paris, London, Berlin & SF.

A Curated Social Impact Weekly Job Digest—2/6/15


How easy is it to move between corporate social responsibility and the nonprofit sector? Not easy. Do companies value nonprofit experience when hiring CSR positions? Not really. Doesn’t being an ED of a nonprofit make you a better grantmaker? Yes, but I know because I am in both fields. I get questions all the time about CSR and nonprofits. My advice, think about what you really want to do. If you want a job in CSR or corporate philanthropy get an MBA or JD. If you want to run a nonprofit get an MPP, MPA, MBA or JD (or any other graduate degree). You can jump tracks, but not easily and it’s easier to go from CSR to nonprofits, than it is to go from nonprofits to CSR.


Los Angeles

Dreaming of a mission to Mars? SpaceX is hiring a Manager of Guest Operations and Events 

Love architecture? One of the best schools in the United States, SCI-Arc is hiring a Recruitment & Outreach Assistant 

Love social justice? Community Coalition, founded by U.S. Congresswoman Karen Bass, is working to transform South LA, and looking for a President & CEO 

Are you passionate about public policy & civic engagement? The Irvine Foundation is hiring a Senior Program Officer for California Democracy based in SF or LA 

Love supernovae & smart people? The California Institute of Technology is hiring a sustainability associate in Pasadena 

Mickey is your boss and Daisy Duck is your assistant. Disney is hiring a Manager of Corporate Citizenship 

And just because I love the Magic Kingdom here’s another opening…Disney is hiring an Associate for Corporate Citizenship

Join a team of creative activists & be a champion for social justice. Brave New Films is hiring a Communications Director http://ow.ly/IAylt

Amplifying brands that better the world. Seriously cool & impactful, Enso has openings in Santa Monica. With clients like Khan Academy you will drink the Enso Kool Aid http://ow.ly/IAzvx

Love Takashi Murakami & Yoshitomo Nara? Blum and Poe Gallery is hiring an Executive Assistant in LA http://ow.ly/IACJJ


Create change everyday—change.org, a dynamic benefit corporation (B Corp), is hiring a Global Communications Coordinator in SF 

Are you an aspiring humanitarian? The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is hiring a Deputy Director, Corporate Partnerships in SF 

Ensure the future of CA’s water supply. The Public Policy Institute of California is hiring a Communications Manager for their H2O policy center in SF 

Scale, build and accelerate impact—the Bridgespan Group is hiring in SF & NY http://ow.ly/IjKw5

Love technology? Hewlett-Packard is hiring a Public Affairs Manager in Palo Alto

Create impact through design. Ideo is hiring a Global Media Relations Lead as a contractor to split time between SF http://ow.ly/IwLzh

Ignite young people’s creativity & confidence. Adobe is hiring a Youth Development Lead for Adobe Youth Voices, part of the Adobe foundation in SF http://ow.ly/IACoY

United States

Love volunteerism? The Points of Light Foundation is hiring an Executive Director, Corporate Institute in Atlanta or DC 

INSANELY amazing Vulcan, founded by Paul Allen, has incredible job opportunites in Seattle 

The Schott Foundation for Public Education is hiring VP Programs & Advocacy in DC 

Are you an aspiring international diplomat? Independent Diplomat, a nonprofit advisory group, is hiring a COO in NYC 

ProInspire develops leaders to meet the world’s greatest challenges by offering 2 yr. fellowships in DC or SF. Annual pay is $45K http://ow.ly/IjJ4U

Want to help break the cycle of poverty? Viking Global Foundation is hiring a Grants Manager in NYC 

Serious money & impact. The Joyce Foundation is hiring a Director of Strategic Communications in Chicago http://ow.ly/IjNoF

Do you love music & education? The VH1 Save the Music Foundation is hiring a VP in NYC  

Love the Internet, cyber security and the Unites States? The State Department is hiring a Foreign Affairs Officer in DC 

Save lives for a living by helping to fight polio, malaria, AIDS and TB as the UN Foundation Senior Communications Officer in DC http://ow.ly/Iuio1

Other / Telecommute

The Royal Ontario Museum, one of the largest museums of world culture and natural history, is hiring a CEO & Director 

Love a dry heat? The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia is hiring a curator to oversee the Natural History Gallery of the Museum 


A Curated Social Impact Weekly Job Digest 
#LetLuce highlights job opportunities that spark the imagination and make an impact in: CSR, Philanthropy, Foundations, Social Innovation, Sustainability, Arts, Community Engagement, Human Rights, International Development, Communications. Public Affairs & Public Policy

Winning the Lottery
“Well you know if I won the lottery that would be by far the best because then I wouldn’t have to work.” I was talking with a friend of mine last week and when she said this, like so many people do, I was thinking to myself I absolutely can’t relate to what she is saying. Don’t get me wrong winning the lottery would be nice, but I love working. I truly want to make a difference in the world and I love what I do.



Promote life-saving protein therapies as the  Public Affairs Manager now    

Just because I already love  and it isn’t even open yet! Check   openings   # 

Want to build healthy communities?  is  a program associate   

The Torrance   is  an Executive Director http://ow.ly/HZRH6

The  of Ventura County is  a CEO    http://ow.ly/HZVeV

One of my favorite destinations  is  a Senior Manager of Communications    

 is  a program assistant for the very cool Pacific Standard Time  program   http://ow.ly/HZVRC

Addicted to school?  is  Senior Administrative Analyst to oversee Executive Education Programs  http://ow.ly/HZW63

Inspire wonder & discovery, the  Natural History   is  a President & Director   

 Advisors in  is  a PT 25-35 hrs. per wk. Administrative Director  


This might be my dream job,   Principal Skoll Awards & Community in Palo Alto   

 Employee  /  is  a program manager    http://ow.ly/HSqsG

Love high speed internet and community engagement?  is  Community Impact Manager in   http://ow.ly/HZS6m

 is  an Associate, Advisory Services based in    

Job: Chief Operating Officer, Fuse Corps 


Love sports and communications?  is  a Director of  Global  Impact  

 is #hiring a Vice President Global  in  helping set strategy for their  http://ow.ly/HSxPI

Passionate about youth  is  a Program Associate for generationON   

Who could pass up a job based in  is  Head of Global Diversity & Inclusion   http://ow.ly/HZRd3

Want to alleviate poverty, hunger, disease & illiteracy?  is  a CEO based in   

Want to wk. for a great company?  is  VP  in Boston     

Other / Telecommute

Love Asia and  is  a  Manager in , one of my fav. cities  

Dreaming of the Taj Mahal?   Sen. Program Officer, Strategic Partnerships in India  

Love  &  is  a Manager, Advisory Services in  

Diamond Are Forever, The Antwerp World Diamond Center is #hiring a Public Affairs Officer in #Belgium   http://ow.ly/IbHOs 

Check out  job board for Benefit Corporations opportunities where they value profit & purpose  http://ow.ly/I89vu


Welcome to the first issue of #LetLuce a weekly social impact job blog that highlights creative, cool and meaningful job opportunities. This is by no means a scientific process. This is my own personal curated list of interesting opportunities in #CSR, #philanthropy, #foundation, #social #innovation and the #arts that spark the imagination and make us think of what is possible. Want to change the world? How about change your life? We should all have an “OccuPassion.” So take a look, send to a friend and e-mail me any listings worthy of mention.

Love foreign policy?   is  project associate for the Pacific Council’s Global Pulse event 

Coolest  in  is   coordinator 

The BEST job title ever!  is  a Happiness Officer based in 

Awesome job of he week,  is  a Giving Trip Manager   

Research Analyst, Center for Effective Philanthropy 

As a member of  I highly recommend this job Corporate Responsibility & Volunteer Programs Dir.  

The San Manuel Bands of Indians  is  a program officer of economic development  

Love technology &  is  a Citizen  Program Manager in Palo Alto  

The Japanese American   is  a community relations officer   

DIRECTORS OF ITALIAN MUSEUMS job with Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism Italy  

Love  and the  coast? The San Luis Obispo Arts Council  is  an executive director  

Want to wk. for an  engine?  is  a Senior Director of , Alliances