For about three decades, there’s been one go-to site for Kansas City area job hunters seeking employment in nonprofit organizations.
That site, JobLink, initially was called kcphilnet and was operated by the Council on Philanthropy, which morphed into Nonprofit Connect. Now, on any given day, about 200 job openings are posted on JobLink by social service agencies and other nonprofit organizations in the metro area.
The job board, accessed at npconnect.org, gets about 150,000 page views each month and 2 million views a year. Each job posting gets an average of 450 views before it disappears.
The nonprofit job openings and site visits are one measure indicating that the local job market and the overall economy have improved in recent months.
“Our job postings have increased by 65 percent over the last year, with nearly 2,300 jobs posted (so far) in 2014,” said Jackie Baker, marketing director at Nonprofit Connect.
Sample openings this week included posts from Habitat for Humanity, The Children’s Place, Jewish Vocational Services and the KU Endowment Association. Advertised positions on the long list ranged from part-time administrative assistants to presidents and chief executive officers and executive directors.
In recent days, Nonprofit Connect was able to upgrade its site to add a separate board, InternLink, where organizations can post nonprofit internship opportunities. Most of the internships are unpaid.
Both sites are free for the public to view. Click on the Career Center subhead at npconnect.org.
Organizations that list jobs pay $25 a week if they’re Nonprofit Connect members; nonmembers pay $50 a week.
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