70 Best Places to Look for Social Impact Jobs in 2021

Alexandra Nemeth

Senior Manager, Content Marketing & Storytelling at MovingWorlds

The crises that came to a head over the last year have triggered a social and environmental awakening that will create a rise in the number of jobs that exist for social and environmental good.

To help you find a place where you can make a bigger impact with your career and find more fulfillment in your work, check out these 70 places to look. Need more help? Apply to our Global Professional Fellowship program for individualized support transitioning your career for greater purpose and impact!

1. Net Impact

Net Impact mobilizes new generations to use their skills and careers to drive transformational social and environmental change. Its conference and job board provide a vast array of opportunities at multiple levels.

2. Devex Jobs

Devex is a media and news platform following the global development industry, including nonprofits, corporations, social enterprises, governments, and intergovernmental groups. Its job board is massive, and they also have great career advice!

3. Escape the City

Escape the City curates opportunities, events, & resources to help you discover work that matters to you and the world.

4. Koya Leadership Partners (formally known as Rework)

ReWork, now part of Koya Leadership Partners, provides a comprehensive resource for mission-focused positions at the executive level. 

5. NextBillion Jobs

NextBillion chronicles new trends in market solutions to poverty that benefit the world’s 4 billion low-income producers and consumers. The site features in-depth analysis and opinion from thought leaders, researchers, and social entrepreneurs in the field. Its career center is continuously updated with opportunities across the “development through enterprise” market sector.

6. Idealist Careers

News, content, media, career advice, and global job listings from the group that brought you Idealist.

7. Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) Job Board

A listing site for member organizations of the Global Impact Investing Network and other impact investing leaders.

8. Benefit Corporation (BCorp) Job Board

Benefit Corporations put purpose above profits. From local cafes to publicly traded companies, B Corps take all shapes and sizes, and this tool gives you a listing of B Corps with open jobs.

9. Bridgespan Group Nonprofit Job Board

A nonprofit that has a job board for mission-driven organizations and philanthropists.

10. DevNetJobs

A huge list of global development jobs and consulting opportunities from over 20,000 recruiters.

11. The Social Enterprise Jobs Forum on Google Groups

Unlike other jobs boards, this one comes without financial incentives – meaning that organizations don’t pay to post and you don’t have to pay to be a member. The group is constantly updated with new opportunities, so definitely worth subscribing to!

12. The Social Innovation Jobs Facebook group

This group, started by social entrepreneurs, is an incentive-free place for social innovation jobs and Fellowships.

13. BMeaningful

BMeaningful is a career site to help you connect your purpose and paycheck. Find resources, job listings, and profiles of companies where you can bring your values to work.

14. PCDN Network

The Peace and Collaborative Development Network (PCDN) is a hub for growing social enterprise that gathers over 35,500 professionals, organizations and students engaged in social change, peacebuilding, social entrepreneurship, development and related fields.

15. tbd* community

tbd* is a community of those committed to using their careers to change the world. More than a job board, it also has courses, content, and community members that can help you in your career search.

16. Relief Web

Relief Web is a gateway for humanitarian and development jobs across the skill spectrum and around the world.

17. Green Jobs Career Network on LinkedIn

A massive group on LinkedIn for those interested in green jobs.

18. MakeSense

A community site for those looking to make more of an impact with their careers that also has a job board, including many opportunities in Europe.

19. Jobs with Development Entrepreneurs through the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)

A listing of jobs across the portfolio of organizations that are affiliated with ANDE

20. Social Enterprise Alliance Job Board

A portal for job opportunities with member companies of the Social Enterprise Alliance

21. Jobs at the United Nations

Find jobs not just with the United Nations, but also with the World Economic Forum and many of the other arms within the UN, including UN Global Company and UNICEF.

22. Work for Good

Originally known as Opportunity Knocks, Work for Good is one of the first job boards focused exclusively on mission-driven careers, and a leading site for finding jobs within the nonprofit sector.

23. 80,000 hours job board

High-impact opportunities at organizations that are working on some of the world’s most pressing problems

24. ImpactPool

Impactpool (previously UNjobfinder) is a career platform devoted to provide the best possible support to people who want to pursue a career within mission-driven organizations.

25. The Unreasonable Talent Network

Join the Unreasonable Talent Network and gain first-access to opportunities with some of the world’s leading impact companies.

26. Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) Job Board

Find full-time jobs and short-term opportunities related to tech for good at organizations working for social change.

27. Fast Forward

Fast Forward aggregates impactful job and volunteer opportunities from tech nonprofits building products that solve the world’s biggest social problems.

28. Business for Social Responsibility

BSR™ is a global nonprofit organization that works with its network of more than 250 member companies and other partners to build a just and sustainable world.

29. Posner Center for International Development

A network of Colorado-based companies that work together to help create better living conditions for the world’s poor while also addressing environmental issues.

30. Big Society Capital

Listings for jobs within the increasingly popular impact investment market.

31. Skoll Foundation

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. It’s community job board aggregates a list of social sector job opportunities and original postings covering unique opportunities in the NGO / Government and CSR space.

32. British Overseas Development Network

Listings of international philanthropic and NGO jobs in the UK and around the world.

33. JustMeans

Jobs related to social change, corporate social responsibility, and sustainability.

34. Next City

Jobs related to urban planning and innovation. Search hundreds of planning, architecture, community organizing and nonprofit job openings all over the U.S.

35. Humentum

A leading source for global social sector jobs. 

36. B Work

B Work connects purpose-driven jobseekers with positions at social enterprises who are using business as a force for good.

37. Omidyar Network

Omidyar Network uses the transformative power of people, markets, and technology to drive empowerment and accelerate solutions equal to today’s challenges

38. Global Jobs

Collects job postings from more than 3000 NGOs, Think Tanks, Governments, and private sector companies, with the global professional in mind.

39. NGO Job Board

Sponsored by InterAction.org, an alliance of NGOs and partners in the U.S. focused on creating a peaceful, just and prosperous world together, posts careers in relief and development.

40. National Nonprofits

Search for nonprofit jobs by focus area or job function, plus additional job hunt-related resources.

41. Chronicle of Philanthropy

Provides indispensable information and practical advice to help nonprofit professionals and others change the world, including a job board that aggregates positions in the philanthropic space.

42. Philanthropy News Digest by Candid

PND’s job board provides listings of current full-time job openings at tax-exempt organizations. 

43. Endeavor.org

Endeavor supports high-impact entrepreneurs so that they can build thriving companies that create sustained economic growth in every part of the world. They post positions within Endeavor and with the entrepreneurs they partner with. 

44. ICT4D Jobs

Find job opportunities related to technology and development. 

45. Society for International Development – Washington

A membership-driven knowledge organization whose job board includes opportunities across all sectors of development covering humanitarian, stabilization, transition and long-term development.


ALNAP is a global network of NGOs, UN agencies, members of the Red Cross/Crescent Movement, donors, academics, networks and consultants dedicated to learning how to improve response to humanitarian crises. Its job board features a diverse range of social good jobs worldwide.

47. Council on Foundations

The Council on Foundations’ Career Center contains the largest source of nonprofit jobs in the United States. 

48. Philanthropy Northwest

Philanthropy Northwest is the network for philanthropists of all types working in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. 

49. ANA Nonprofit Federation

Every Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. EST, ANA Nonprofit Federation publishes employment listings in or directly supporting the nonprofit sector.

50. Daybook

Daybook is the leading job search resource for political, policy, non-profit and remote jobs.

51. Foundation List

Foundation List is a national nonprofit job board designed for the not for profit sector. Its mission is to connect foundations, organizations, educational institutions and socially conscious entities to passionate mission-minded job seekers.

52. Environmental Science Careers

A source for green jobs around the United States, in almost every sector of both industry and government.

53. GreenBiz Jobs

A source for green jobs across a range of experience levels and locations.

54. Green Dream Jobs from Sustainable Business

If you want your work to be green, you’ll find all kinds of green jobs here, from renewable energy jobs to green building jobs, organic industry jobs, policy, planning and scientific jobs that restore our natural resources.

55. Tech Jobs for Good

Tech Jobs for Good helps organizations working on social and environmental issues hire tech talent looking for purposeful work.

56. The Green Job Board

The Green Job Board is a service of Green Jobs Network, and is a leading job board for environmental and sustainability careers.

57. Social Good Jobs

A leading source for careers that make a positive difference. 

58. Public Interest Tech Job Board

Brought to you by Code for America, the Public Interest Tech Job Board This job board is a collection of curated opportunities in public interest technology to help people with design, product, analytical, and technical expertise make a difference in how government works.

59. Environmental Career Center

The Environmental Career Center provides employers and job seekers with comprehensive career, and staffing services in the environmental, sustainability, natural resources, energy, and green jobs sectors.

60. CSR Jobs

A source for jobs around the world related to corporate social responsibility and sustainable business. 

61. EnvironmentJob

The UK’s largest source for green and environment-related jobs.


Tides is a philanthropic partner and nonprofit accelerator dedicated to building a world of shared prosperity and social justice. Find opportunities with its partner organizations on its careers page.

63. Design Gigs for Good

A free community-driven resource to help more people use the tools of design to create positive social change. 

64. Pioneers Post

A social enterprise magazine with a weekly newsletter featuring social impact jobs solicited from its global impact community. Even if you’re not a subscriber, you can still sign up to receive the free newsletter and view the jobs.

65. Skill-Specific Groups

Many industries and skills have specific groups designated for social good. Do a google search to see other groups more relevant to your skill set for small and niche job boards.

66. Local career coach and recruiting agencies that focus on social impact

Many countries and large cities have careers coaches and agencies that specialize in the social impact sector. Run a Google search and ask your network for local recommendations. A few that stand out to us include:

67. Your Alumni Network

If your previous school(s) has an alumni network, look for opportunities there. Many social change organizations have partnerships with educational institutions and post their jobs there.

68. Your local social enterprise meetup group

Many cities have meetup groups and/or networking happy hours that bring socially-minded people together. Head to meetup.com and search for “social enterprise”, “nonprofit”, and “sustainable development goals” in addition to other terms you care about to find a local group that’s right for you.

69. Local Nonprofit and Global Development associations

Many countries and larger cities have associations that convene nonprofits, social enterprises, corporate responsibility professionals, and government officials for networking and ongoing education. Search for a local group and get involved.

70. Linkedin, Facebook, and Twitter

Find people and groups that form around the industries, causes, and geographies you are most interested in. Add value to these networks by sharing interesting content, articles, and promoting people there. It takes time to build your reputation online, so get started as soon as you can to build trust.

71. In-person networking and coffee chats

As we wrote in our popular article How to Find a Fulfilling Career that Makes the World Better, your network is critical to finding you a job. Try this email template to help you network virtually and leverage LinkedIn for second degree connections.

Looking for more guidance to find and qualify for your dream job in 2021? Apply to the MovingWorlds Institute Global Fellowship to gain the tools, experience, and network needed to position yourself as a leader in the new normal.