David Byrne took up drawing during the pandemic as “a way to confront, in a roundabout way, more existential threats—anxiety, mortality, boredom.” In the drawing A Balanced Life (above), Byrne says, “We’re trying to hold all of that stuff all the time and not fall over. The drawing is about keeping our lives, our things, our various odds and ends from falling to the ground and smashing to bits.” Explore David Byrne’s dingbat drawings here. Read the ArtNews article.

CureCervicalCancer has two open positions a Program Manager $70-$75k and PT Digital Media Manager.

The Eisner Foundation identifies, advocates for, and invests in high-quality and innovative programs that unite multiple generations for the enrichment of our communities. Eisner is hiring a Foundation Administrator, $55K.

Work to accelerate climate action by transforming our political system. The California League of Conservation Voters and the CLCV Education Fund are hiring a Communications Director.

Casey Family Programs, the nation’s largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children, is hiring an Office Administrator.

Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education (SCOPE LA) is hiring a Policy Director to build grassroots power in low-income communities of color to eliminate economic, environmental and racial disparities. Starting pay $75K.

The Advancement Project is hiring a Manager of Educational Equity to support advocacy that elevates education issues across the Birth to 12th grade systems and advances racial equity and economic justice in state and local policy and practice.

Promote health and wellness in under-served communities through the power of healthy foods and human connection. FEAST is hiring a Development and Communications Manager.

Unlock the potential of mission-driven organizations through  tailored investments, strategic advice, and accessible insights. The Nonprofit Finance Fund is hiring several positions in multiple cities.

The California Women’s Law Center (CWLC) is seeking applicants for the position of Development Associate/Office Manager.

The mission of the Santa Barbara Foundation (SBF) is to mobilize collective wisdom and philanthropic capital to build empathetic, inclusive and resilient communities. They are seeking a full-time Director of Investments to join our Finance team and lead the work in Investments.

Planned Parenthood has numerous telecommuting jobs opportunities.

Farm Sanctuary was founded in 1986 to combat the abuses of factory farming, advocate for institutional reforms, and encourage a new awareness and understanding of farm animals and the benefits of cruelty-free, plant-based living. Farm Sanctuary is hiring a Chief Program Officer.

I love this organization. I interviewed for their CEO position years ago…The Japanese American National Museum is hiring a CFO, Manager of Visitor Services, and a Communications Writer.

The California Science Center is hiring a Staff Services Manager II (Human Resources Director), under general direction of the Deputy Director, Administration (CEA), is responsible for the overall administration and supervision of the Human Resources Office and the implementation of labor and personnel management policy and procedures. Pay $6,722-$8,352 Monthly.

The Craft Contemporary is hiring a PT Digital Marketing Manager 25-30 hrs. a week temporary (4-month) position, earning $3000-$3500 per month, with potential for permanent hire, to create, schedule, analyze, and engage with content posted on the museum’s website and social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. 

Art With Impact (AWI), a virtually-run, national nonprofit, is hiring a full-time Workshop Manager. AWI promotes mental wellness by creating space for young people to learn and connect through art and media.

The Ontario Museum of History & Art is searching for an organized and self-motivated individual to join the team as a part-time Assistant Curator

The Broad is hiring a Director of Marketing and Communications.

Think Together delivers nationally-recognized after school programs, early learning, enrichment, and school improvement in over 400 schools in California from San Diego to San Francisco. They are hiring numerous after school program Youth Leaders.

Cal State Dominguez Hills is hiring a Program Director, Queer Culture Resource Center (Administrator I).

OTIS College of Art and Design is hiring a Department Chair, Foundation to provide educational and administrative leadership for the Foundation department and collaborates with other programs and offices to achieve the College’s mission. 

Create vibrant community hubs and partnerships that foster motivated, engaged, and directed students poised for academic, professional, and personal success. The LA Promise Fund had several job openings including a Marketing & Development Internship, Instructional Aide, ABE Site Coordinator, Teaching Artist and Chief Advancement Officer.

Loyola Marymount University is hiring a PT faculty member, Art History to teach general and specialized courses in Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Modern and Contemporary Art History as well as general and specialized courses in Non-Western Art History.

The City of Huntington Beach is hiring a Community Services Manager (Library & Cultural Services Division), $9,119K-$11,294 Monthly, application deadline 12/1.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. is hiring a Corporate Responsibility, State and Local Government Relations Associate.

Wells Fargo is hiring a Rental Housing Affordability Lead – Social Impact Lead Program Specialist. Reporting to the head of Housing Affordability Philanthropy, this newly created position will provide strategic leadership and operational support for national programming to expand the supply of affordable housing and serve as the lead on rental housing issues. Additionally, this individual will manage a $20MM to $50MM grant portfolio, establish key performance indicators, collaborate with line of business partners and seed innovation to advance housing affordability initiatives. Pay $115K-$165.

Age of Learning is a leading education technology innovator and they are hiring an Executive Director for the Age of Learning Foundation. There are two billion school-age children in the world, the majority of whom are not meeting basic proficiency standards in reading or math and the foundation works to help solve this global challenge by fundamentally improving early education for children in developing countries.

Netflix is hiring a Manager External Affairs to ensure that the company addresses complex issues in their content responsibly, continue to make strides to reflect the audiences that they serve and to support their social impact efforts globally, by strategically building their relationships with third parties in the non-profit and academic space.

Work with a high performing team and drive social change through outstanding communications, Cause Communications is hiring a Chief of Staff.

Community Vision is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that promotes economic justice and alleviates poverty by increasing the financial resilience and sustainability of community-based nonprofits and enterprises. They are hiring a President.

Create partnerships between people, dogs, and communities. Guide Dogs for the Blind is looking to fill four fundraising positions in San Rafael.

The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy is hiring a Director of Membership to preserve the Golden Gate National Parks, enhance the experiences of park visitors, and build a community dedicated to conserving the parks for the future.

San Francisco CASA is hiring an Executive Director to transform the lives of abused and neglected foster youth by providing one consistent, caring volunteer advocate, trained to address each child’s needs in the court and the community.

Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits is hiring a Learning + Member Engagement Manager to provide nonprofits and nonprofit staff with the critical resources they need to maintain healthy organizations that are working effectively to build thriving and equitable communities. 

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is hiring a Vice President of Public Engagement to ensure local, regional, national, and international audiences feel welcome to explore, engage in, and understand the historic spaces of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin and Taliesin West.

  1. My curated social impact job blog is my way to help people who are unemployed. Being unemployed is a taboo subject in our culture and 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 inspired me and has had a positive impact locally and globally.
  4. I feature jobs that excite and delight me which have been posted in the past 1-2 weeks.
  5. I’m very selective when it comes to fundraising jobs.
  6. How can I improve #LetLuce? Email me your suggestions and job opportunities to luceinla@gmail.com and follow me on Twitter and Instagram @luceinla.


Since so many people have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I’m reviving #LetLuce, my curated social impact job blog, to help those individuals who are unemployed. My curated blog features social impact jobs in the following areas: nonprofit, art, museum, philanthropy, social justice, diversity / equity and inclusion, public policy, corporate responsibility, volunteer / community engagement, B Corps, social innovation, environment / sustainability, education, international relations, and human rights. I only include jobs that I find compelling and that have been posted in the past 1-2 weeks. You can forward job opportunities to me at luceinla@gmail.com & follow @luceinla on Twitter.


Defend the rights of people worldwide. Human Rights Watch is hiring a Deputy Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer, Communications Associate, and Chief Communications Officer in multiple locations.

Fight for the dignity and power of incarcerated people, their families, and communities, Dignity and Power Now is hiring an Executive Assistant.

Save seals and sea lions, the Marine Mammal Center in San Pedro is hiring a CEO.

Lead positive systemic change to strengthen Los Angeles communities. The California Community Foundation is hiring a Grants Assistant.

As a long-time YMCA member, student camper and parent of current campers, I’m delighted to see that the Y is hiring an Executive Director for the Weingart East LA YMCA in Boyle Heights.

Create pathways out of poverty. The United Way of Greater Los Angeles has several position open including a Director, Education Programs & Policy and Director, Workplace Engagement & Development.

The Liberty Hill Foundation is hiring a Program Manager, Youth Justice to support efforts to end youth incarceration and establish a youth development system in LA County, pay $50-$74K.

Safe Place for Youth is hiring a Community Ambassador to provide resources and information to youth experiencing homelessness in West LA.


18th Street Arts Center seeks a part-time, graduate-level media fellow for media production and archiving work around the contemporary art history of Santa Monica. Stipend $5K.

Over the year I have enjoyed many outstanding exhibitions at L.A. Louver Gallery. They are hiring a Gallery Registrar.

The Laguna College of Art and Design is hiring an innovator to be their next President to envision and execute sustainable strategies to ensure the college’s long-term viability, curricular excellence, community and industry engagement, financial strength, and standing as a leading college of art and design.

The University Art Gallery at California State University, Dominguez Hills is hiring a part-time Project Coordinator to assist with exhibition research and project coordination for a grant-funded project.

Curate LA is hiring a Digital Media Assistant to help with web content, copywriting and social media.

The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens is hiring a Vice President for Operations and Facilities.

The International Documentary Association is hiring a Director, IDA Funds and Enterprise Documentary Program to provide over $1 million in philanthropic support to films at various stages, from development through post-production, each year, pay $108 – $118K. They are also hiring a Communications Manager $58 – $62K.


Build stronger communities by promoting public participation in local governance, the Pepperdine School of Public Policy is hiring an Executive Director of the Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership.

The UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy seeks an extremely detail-oriented, diligent, and engaged professional to serve as its Administrative Coordinator

Cultivate meaningful relationships that advance UCLA’s priorities within government and the community. UCLA is hiring a Senior Executive Director, Government & Community Relations.

One of the most prestigious art schools on the planet, CalArts is hiring an Admissions Operations and Communications Manager.

The USC School of Architecture is hiring a Students Program Advisor to support the administration for undergraduate and graduate level global studies program coordination, departmental scholarship and fellowship opportunities, commencement preparation and career development.

The Department of Art and Design at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), invites highly qualified, motivated, and well-organized, applicants for a temporary pool of part-time teaching appointments in the areas of Art History, Graphic Design and Studio Art.


Green Commuter  is an all-electric vanpooling, car sharing and fleet replacement company and the first US-based EV car sharing company to be certified by B Lab. They are hiring a Director, Grants & Partnerships.


Caltech is hiring an Assistant Director, Center for Inclusion and Diversity to oversee programming & initiatives that promote a supportive campus environment conducive to the intellectual, scientific, and professional achievement of excellence at Caltech for underserved students, staff, and faculty populations. 

Otis College College of Art and Design is hiring an Associate Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.


The Skoll Foundation drives large-scale change by investing in, connecting, and celebrating social entrepreneurs and innovators who help them solve the world’s most pressing problems. They are hiring a Talent and Engagement Program Manager and a Director of Institutional Giving & Philanthropy in Palo Alto.

Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 in San Francisco, with a mission to expand financial access to help underserved communities thrive. Kiva has 18 internships available.

If you love Labradors and Golden retrievers and making a positive impact, Canine Companions for Independence is hiring an Executive Director in Santa Rosa.

The California College of the Arts in Oakland is hiring a Program Manager, Architecture & Interior Design to coordinate curricular operations, events and projects.


“We create a place where the traumatized can feel cherished.” – Father Greg Boyle, Homeboy Industries. Last week I was inspired by the 25th annual Hilton Foundation humanitarian prize honoring Father Greg Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries, the largest gang rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world.

Since many people have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I’m reviving #LetLuce my curated social impact job blog to give back to my community and help people who have been laid off. I am driven by an insatiable desire to make a positive impact and for the past 20+ years I have worked in the nonprofit, philanthropy and arts sector. I have been privileged to be able to pursue my “occupassion,” and have professional opportunities that feed my soul and make a difference. By sharing my experience and knowledge of the field I hope to help those individuals who aspire to transition into a career with meaning and impact. Feel free to forward me nonprofit and social impact job opportunities at luceinla@gmail.com & follow me on Twitter @luceinla.


Speaking of the Hilton Foundation, they have several job openings. Check out their opportunities here.

Be part of California Volunteers, the state office tasked with engaging Californians in service, volunteering, and civic action. Check out the open positions here.

My foundation crush, the California Wellness Foundation is hiring 3 positions: Executive Assistant to Judy Belk their stellar CEO, as well as a Program Officer and Program Director.

Having served as fast pitch coach, I can attest to the impact of Social Venture Partners. They are hiring a Programs Coordinator.

Community Partners supports civil and social entrepreneurs and they are hiring a Grants Associate.

Volunteers of America is hiring an Outreach Specialist.

Elevate learning in science, technology, engineering and math so that all young people can succeed in the economy of the future. The STEM Funders Network is hiring an Executive Director, location flexible via Morris and Berger.

Children’s Hospital is hiring a Director of Foundation Relations.

The Immigration Center for Women and Children is hiring an Administrative Assistant. Email your resume and cover letter to Suzanne McCormick at suzanne@icwclaw.org with “LA Administrative Assistant” in the subject.

Identify and pursue strategies to promote the health and wellness of children ages 0-5 and their families. The Simms Mann Institute for Education and Community Development is hiring a Project & Administrative Manager. Send a cover letter and resume to Daryl Niemerow, Managing Director via email to info@simmsmanninstitute.org


The J. Paul Getty Museum is hiring an Associate Interpretive Content Specialist to support an ambitious display and exhibition program and an Education Specialist for Teacher Programs (my old Getty job!).

The Vincent Price Art Museum at East LA College is hiring a Curator of Educational Programs, pay $65-80K.

The Hammer Museum is hiring a Senior Media Producer and I’m looking forward to Made in LA 2020.

A visit to the spectacular new Chinese garden at The Huntington Museum is at the top of my list but in the meantime…the Huntington is hiring a Marge and Sherm Telleen/Marion and Earle Jorgensen Director of the Botanical Gardens.

UCLA is hiring a Research and Curatorial Assistant to support the Science Fiction Against the Margins project funded by the Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time: Art x Science x LA Research Grant, 2020-2022., $21-$41 per hr.

Art Center College of Design is hiring several positions.


Sony Music is hiring a Director of Social Impact in Culver City.

JP Morgan Chase & Co is hiring a Corporate Responsibility, State and Local Government Relations Associate.

The Wonderful Company is hiring a Director College Success.


Mattel is hiring an Associate Manager Diversity & Inclusion.


Are you driven to do work that makes the world a better place? Cause Communications is hiring an Account Director.

The Skoll Foundation is hiring Internal Communications, Talent and Engagement Program Manager in Palo Alto.

Provoke discovery, experimentation, and exchange through exhibitions and experiences for all who value new ideas in photography, SF Camerawork, a nonprofit founded in 1974, is hiring an Executive Director.


Gloria Steinem

“Real change grows like a tree, from the bottom up.”

My dear friend and author Amy Richards (Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future and Opting In: Having a Child Without Losing Yourself) invited me to an event with feminist, journalist, social / political activist and trailblazer Gloria Steinem, who at 81 sat down for a conversation with actress Melissa McCarthy to promote her new book My Life on the Road. Not surprisingly the evening was inspiring, funny and empowering, but what struck me most was Gloria Steinem’s humble and generous spirit. She summed it up best when she said, “We are all human beings.” I am grateful to have so many talented female friends like Amy and to women like Gloria Steinem who stood up and fought for equality and justice for all.


Love contemporary art? Hauser& Wirth hiring a Dir. Public Engagement.

Breathe social justice? Liberty Hill Foundation is hiring a Director of Philanthropy.

Love politicians & Bruins? UCLA is hiring a Senior Executive Director, Government & Community Relations.

Know a bold, innovative, public policy pro? UCLA is also accepting applications for Dean of the Luskin School.

Revealing the power of food. L.A. Kitchen is hiring a Workforce Development Coordinator.

Caltech is hiring a Senior Director for Caltech Center for Diversity.

Fight childhood cancer with love. The Pablove Foundation is hiring a Program Officer.

One of my favorite museums, the Hammer Museum is hiring a Manager, Visitor Experience and a Coordinator, Board Relations & Special Projects.

Protect birds and their habitats. The Pasadena Audubon Society is hiring a part-time Program Manager.


Drive for what matters. Uber is hiring Public Policy & Comm. Assc. in SF. Unlimited vacation is awesome.

Deliver impact. ICF International is hiring an Architectural Historian in Sacramento.

Connect Your Intellect. Commonwealth Club is hiring a Director of INFORUMsf in SF.

Observe the need, envision the future. The Silicon Valley Community Foundation is hiring a Manager, Corporate Responsibility.

Enter a world of opportunity. Encore Capital Group is hiring a global Corporate Social Responsibility Director in SD.

The Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara is hiring a Curator of Community Engagement.

Help people build measurably better lives. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is hiring a Grants Officer.

A prefect trifecta, creative culture, environment, social and economic justice, the Pacific Foundation is hiring a Program Officer in SF.

Read’em and weep. Friends of the San Francisco Public Library is hiring an Executive Director.

 Inform and improve public policy in California. The Public Policy Institute of California is hiring a Director of Government Affairs.

San Jose Museum of Art is hiring a Manager of Youth Programs.


Serious about fun & making an impact? Bacardi is hiring a CSR Director in FL or flexible.

Be on time. FedEx is hiring Manager Public Relations in TX.

The Michael J Fox Foundation is hiring a Grants Manager in NYC.

Defend the rights of people worldwide. Human Rights Watch is hiring a Program Associate in NYC, application deadline 11/15.

 Love to shop online? Amazon is hiring a Program Manager, Social Responsibility in Seattle.

Transform the lives of vulnerable children. The Global Fund for Children (GFC) is hiring a Program Officer, Africa in DC.

Love storytelling? The Moth is hiring a Director of Production.

Connect nonprofits and social change. Taproot is hiring a Director, Strategic Partnerships in NYC.

Medical aid where it is needed most. Independent. Neutral. Impartial. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is hiring a Press Officer in NYC.


Help cities become more resilient. 100 Resilient Cities, Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation is hiring a Director of City Relationships, Americas and another for Asia Pacific.

Solve today’s most challenging problems. The Pew Charitable Trusts is hiring a Manager of Communications in London.

Change the world. Change.org is hiring a Business Development Manager in Paris, London, or Madrid.

One Acre Fund is hiring Program Associates around the globe.