Office of Career Services

Non-Profit Careers

Many SU graduates work in organizations including non-profits, education, government and ministry. Following are some sites that describe careers in this field and provide leads for specific organizations with which students may want to get involved.

The Ultimate Non-Profit Job Guide: 97 Job Boards That Cover It All - Designed to assist students at all levels of education who are interested in preparing themselves to meet their state’s addiction counseling requirements. Simplify and expedite the search for requirements and efficiently find application materials, education requirements, supervision requirements, professional organizations and additional state specific requirements. Also find the most recent news and happenings in addiction counseling from around the globe.

AmeriCorps - A program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connects more than 70,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet our country’s critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. Search for positions nationwide.

BestCollege’s Careers for Psychology Majors - Features an overview of common specializations within the field, information on both core and outside-the-box career paths and an exclusive interview with a licensed psychologist.

Blue Avocado -  Online magazine for community nonprofits. Includes link for best non-profit search sites (though the article is from 2011) - We strive to be the number one resource for young minds – much like yours – in search of information about psychology careers, psychology education, psychology internships, and psychology jobs, as well as licensure information. Our website is the one place on the Internet that offers all of this information in an easy to find and easy to read format.

Columbia University’s Career Opportunities in Nonprofit Management Guide - Nationwide database of non-profit jobs

Devex - Source for NGO recruiting, international development jobs, international development tenders and procurements, and foreign aid relief news from World Bank, USAID, DFID and United Nations and more. - Helps grant seekers and includes a list of foundations that could employ fundraisers, grantwriters and others interested in philanthropy. - A national database of non-profit organizations containing contact information and short descriptions. Tool for researching organizations. - Search for non-profit jobs, internships and volunteer positions nationwide. Get career-related advice on resumes, job search, graduate study and more, related to non-profit work.

IDEX Accelerator - The mission of the IDEX Accelerator is to identify, train and retain a pipeline of experienced practitioners for the social enterprise sector. IDEX achieves this goal by identifying the common thread between local and global fellows- the appreciation for social innovation and passion for social impact.  IDEX fellows gain hands-on experience addressing the needs of a growing enterprise while earning a Professional Certification in Social Enterprise from Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.

Independent - Independent Sector is a coalition of leading non-profits, foundations and corporations strengthening not-for-profit initative, philanthropy and citizen action. Research issues related to non-profits. - InterAction is the largest alliance of US-based international development and humanitarian nongovernmental organizations. - Compare 70+ psychology careers

National Council of Nonprofits - A membership organization of state and regional associates that represent thousands of non-profits throughout the country. Research policy issues and locate state associations and their member organizations. - The Guide to Careers in Psychology is a free resource for students looking to enter or advance in the psychology field, with in-depth school and career advice articles, profiles of psychology degree programs, and state-by-state guides to licensure. We interview psychology professors and practicing psychologists to gain insights to share with students about careers in psychology. We also provide resources for recent and approaching graduates, such as our job board that displays new job openings every day. - How to Become a Social Worker: A Quick Guide seeks to answer your most important questions about the social work field as a whole, salary and job figures, possible educational paths, and the best schools in the field. 

Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations (TANO) - TANO is a 501(c)(3) organization that works to serve, support, and strengthen the Texas nonprofit sector. Find general information about non-profits, job resources, policy and legislation information and much more.

United Way/Capital Area - Database of non-profit volunteer opportunities in the Austin area. Volunteering can be a great networking tool, as well as helping you build skills.  

WorldWideLearn’s Non-Profit Management Careers - See also links on our Careers in Public Service page for local, state and federal government careers and our Education page for K-12 and higher education jobs in Texas, across the country and internationally.

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network