10 Jobs For People Who Want to Help Others
All of us are drawn to acts of kindness, regardless of whether “help others” was listed in our new year’s resolutions. And who says that acts of kindness can only happen outside the work environment? Not us.
If you’re hoping to use your career to make a positive impact on people, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s a list of jobs at education, healthcare, and social good organizations that are striving to make people’s lives better in one way or another. Whether you’re an experienced salesperson, a proficient programmer, or a college student looking for an internship, we’ve got a range of positions that will allow you to serve people with your skills.
1. Operations Associate
Counsyl, San Francisco
Does the idea of helping millions of people make healthier decisions about their lives excite you? Perfect, because that’s exactly what Counsyl—a technology company giving patients access to vital information about their bodies—strives to accomplish. As the Operations Associate, you’ll join the Billing Operations team and help maximize revenue for the startup.
2. Associate Consultant
Bridgespan, New York
The Bridgespan Group is on a mission to help social sector leaders scale the impact of their organizations. If you have a heart for nonprofit organizations, then check out the Associate Consultant position, which will allow you to provide powerful analyses to help NPOs drive social change.
3. Incubator Technology Fellow
MEST, Accra, Ghana
Software startups are getting off the ground in Ghana, and MEST—the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology—is making sure that goes as smoothly as possible. The school’s Incubator Technology Fellows support the incubated companies and help them implement technical solutions for their products. Anyone with experience as a startup founder or proficiency in at least two programming languages is welcome to apply.
4. Financial Consultant
CSBM, New York
At CSBM, or Charter School Business Management, nothing is more important than increasing educational opportunities for the nation’s youth. To do that, CSBM empowers charter schools by providing financial services to help them bring high-quality education to students. As the Financial Consultant, you’ll be working closely with schools to do everything from managing accounts receivable and accounts payable functions to maintaining records of financial transactions.
5. Software Engineer
Indiegogo, San Francisco
Indiegogo is helping people follow their dreams by allowing anyone to raise money for an idea, charity, or startup. If this international crowdfunding platform sounds exciting to you, then now’s your chance to join the crew. Your responsibilities as the Software Engineer include designing and implementing scalable Ruby code and creating features for the international payment systems.
6. Director of Inside Sales
iMedicare, New York
Patients are saving thousands of dollars on their Medicare plans because of iMedicare, and now’s the perfect opportunity to join this company that’s shaping the future of the healthcare industry. You will not only be helping pharmacists across the U.S. increase their businesses, but you’ll also be alleviating patients’ financial concerns. It’s really a win-win for everyone.
7. Communications and External Relations Intern
(RED), New York
Attention undergraduates and recent grads: (RED), the company engaging businesses and consumers in the fight against AIDS, is seeking a Communications and External Relations intern for the spring. If you’re enthralled by media relations, have a knack for event planning, and are fascinated by this initiative that has already raised over $215 million to fight AIDS, then you could be the perfect candidate for this internship.
8. Academic Director
Akilah, Kigali, Rwanda
Akilah is building future generations of women leaders in East Africa through its college campuses in Rwanda and Burundi. If you’re looking for a chance to make a serious impact in shaping the educational experience of aspiring women professionals, then look no further than Akilah’s Academic Director position. Get ready to roll up your sleeves right away, because you’ll play a key role in implementing the academic vision of the college.
9. Business Partnerships Internship
GlobalGiving, Washington, DC
Want to help nonprofits from more than 162 countries? GlobalGiving is a charity fundraising site that connects donors to grassroots projects worldwide, and the company is hiring a Business Partnerships Intern. Since GlobalGiving sits at the intersection of the corporate, NGO, and foundation sectors, you’ll learn the ins and outs of all three fields and join a team that has raised almost $152 million for nonprofits around the world.
10. Visual Designer
Thinkful, New York
Thinkful is disrupting the online education industry with its unique one-on-one mentoring opportunities for its technical skills classes. As the Visual Designer, you’ll be designing the UI/UX of the brand to help students learn more effectively and stay motivated even when they’re running low on energy. Anyone with curiosity, enthusiasm, and grit to learn quickly on the job is encouraged to apply.
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