If you’re looking for a job in the nonprofit sector, you’re used to seeing positions like Communications Manager, Development Assistant, and Executive Director. But nonprofits come in all shapes and sizes, and the roles they need to fill are just as varied. Think outside the box and take a look at these unique positions:
- Like food so much you got a doctorate in it? The International Potato Center is looking for a Food Scientist in Nairobi, Kenya. You’ll lead a lab studying sweet potatoes, participate in professional food science forums, work with partner institutions on nutritional analysis,developing cost-effect sweet potato products, and more to improve food security in the developing world.
- Bikes won’t share themselves. Hubway, Boston’s bike share program distributes 1,200 bikes to 135 stations throughout Boston, providing a sustainable, healthy transportation alternative. They need a Dispatcher at their “Command Central” to keep everything running smoothly. If you’re a Boston expert with great people skills, be sure to take a look!
- New York may be a concrete jungle, but our green spaces need love too. The Madison Square Park Conservancy keeps the park lively and lush. They need a friendly outdoor enthusiast to serve as their new Assistant Gardener. You’ll maintain the grounds and be an ambassador for the park.
- Make every week Shark Week! The Wildlife Conservation Center in the Bronx manages New York’s system of zoos and aquariums and runs research program sin 52 counties. They’re looking for a Sharks and Rays Program Manager to assist in developing a global program to protect these animals.
- The University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension needs a Dairy and Livestock Agent who’ll be an educational leader in agriculture economic development.You’ll look at county, state, and national level issues and apply research findings to dairy and agricultural sciences.
From potatoes to bikes to sharks to parks, there’s a place for you and your unique skill set to make the world a better place. Take a look at all the ways to get involved at Idealist.org.