Who’s Hiring? 10 Organizations Hiring for Director-Level Roles

Who’s Hiring? 10 Organizations Hiring for Director-Level Roles was originally published on Idealist Careers.

If you’ve worked in the social-impact sector for some time, you may have dreamed of taking on a director position within your specific department. Well, good news!

Whether you’re looking to become a Director of Operations, Communications, or something more specific—like Director of Illicit Finance Policy 👀—we have just the job for you. This month, we’ve rounded up 10 organizations that are currently hiring directors on Idealist.

Fancy name change included, becoming a director may just be the perfect next step for your social-impact career—especially if you have the experience to back you up.

Most director positions require applicants to have three to five years of management experience, excellent communication skills, and a track record of successful collaboration. It’s also helpful to have experience in the hiring organization’s specific issue area and be able to demonstrate how you’ve already made an impact.

If you’re unsure of whether you qualify for the opportunities listed below, make sure that you aren’t just taking yourself out of the game too soon; you may have great experience to bring to the role even if your resume doesn’t quite line up with some of the preferred qualifications.

If you’re ready for the next step in your career and think that a director-level role is worth pursuing, we encourage you to review the job listings below and apply to those that feel like a fit! 

1. Youth Enrichment Services, Boston, MA

This nonprofit is dedicated to serving Boston youth with a targeted focus on reaching low-to-moderate income children and teens. Since its founding in 1968, Youth Enrichment Services has focused on providing affordable and impactful sports-based youth development and leadership programming. They are hiring a Director of Programs & Operations for an onsite role.

2. Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts, Philadelphia, PA

As one of the largest nonprofit conservation centers in the country, the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts is focused on providing expertise and leadership in the preservation of the world’s cultural heritage. They are hiring a Director of Business Development to work on a hybrid schedule based in Philadelphia, PA.

3. Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc., Los Angeles, CA

This nonprofit is committed to collaborating with diverse communities by providing services to the poor and vulnerable, promoting human dignity, and advocating for social justice. They are hiring a Director of Youth Immigration Services for an onsite role.

4. The Sentry, Remote Role

A strategic partner of the Clooney Foundation for Justice, this nonprofit seeks to counter the main drivers of conflict and create new leverage for peace, human rights, and good governance. They are hiring a Director, Illicit Finance Policy for a remote role.

5. United Spinal Association, Remote Role

As the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), United Spinal Association educates and empowers wheelchair users to achieve and maintain the highest levels of independence, health, and personal fulfillment. They are hiring a Director of Giving for a remote role.

6. UnLocal, Inc., New York, NY

This nonprofit seeks to re-imagine the way legal services are delivered to immigrants in New York City by expanding access to legal representation for undocumented immigrants, educating immigrant communities about their rights under immigration laws, and developing community-based projects. They are hiring a Director of Human Resources, People and Culture to work on a hybrid schedule based in New York, NY.

7. The Art of Problem Solving Initiative, Inc., New York, NY

This nonprofit runs the Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM) program, which is dedicated to helping underserved students access pathways to careers in science, math, engineering, and programming. They are hiring a Director of Individual Giving to work on a hybrid schedule based in New York, NY.

8. Performance Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

This nonprofit brings the very best of music, dance, and theater to iconic Santa Fe locations to spark joy and enrichment in the community. Alongside its performance season, the organization runs three educational programs for students in the community—Arts for Life, the Masterclass Series, and the Field Trip Series. They are hiring a Director of Finance and Administration for an onsite position.

9. Ohio Association of Foodbanks, Columbus, OH

This nonprofit works closely with other stakeholders to secure funding for food and grocery items to feed Ohioans experiencing hunger. They are hiring a Director of Communications to work on a hybrid schedule based in Columbus, OH.

10. Alliance for Gun Responsibility, Seattle, WA

Through collaboration with experts, civic leaders, and citizens, this nonprofit works to end the gun violence crisis and promote a culture of gun ownership that balances rights with responsibilities. They are hiring a Director of Communications to work on a hybrid schedule based in Seattle, WA.


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If you’ve missed the boat on any opportunities with the above organizations, don’t forget to explore our latest job listings to find potential employers that are hiring for director-level positions across the country.