Education, Nonprofit & Social Impact

Explore the Education, Nonprofit & Social Impact Career Community

This community is a great starting place for those who value purpose-driven work. Students interested in Education, Nonprofit, and Social Impact careers often like to instruct, advocate, mentor, research, guide, and assist individuals and various groups or populations. They are concerned with issues like social justice, equality, educational access and attainment, mental health, and individual and community wellness. They enjoy helping others, working with organizations delivering services aligned with their passions, and contributing to the good of society.

Career paths dedicated to public good cut across industries, and are all connected through the common goal of addressing society’s big challenges. Those who follow this community are often involved in matters such as education reform, racial justice, human rights, sustainability and climate change, mental health, and food security. This work can occur in the classroom, through direct service organizations, community organizing, public service, fundraising, policy research and development, and even in corporate settings through roles in social responsibility.

No matter the setting, this community presents opportunities to connect over social change and mission-driven work on individual, community, and global scales.

6 Ways to Incorporate Diversity in the Classroom

In an increasingly diverse and multicultural society, educators need to incorporate culturally responsive instruction across all levels in education. Teachers should include ethnic and cultural diversity, but also other forms such as religious, socioeconomic status, gender identity, language background, and …

By Anika Augustin
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Employer Spotlight: Southern Teachers at Duke Virtual Fall Career Fair

Southern Teachers helps new and experienced teachers find jobs in K-12 schools.  We are coming to meet your best and brightest and talk with them about teaching in college-preparatory, private/independent schools. Learn more about how we help teachers find jobs …

By Monique K. Turrentine Holmes
Monique K. Turrentine Holmes Associate Director, Employer Relations Monique K. Turrentine Holmes
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Best Higher Education Job Boards Sites for University and College Jobs

August 11, 2021 Jess Man

Having a job in a higher education institution has a lot of expectations to fulfill. You must uphold the values and identity of the institution you are working in. It also requires you to be …

By Nicole Mitchell (she/her)
Nicole Mitchell (she/her) Assistant Director, Career Services Nicole Mitchell (she/her)
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Duke Resource Spotlight: DukeED for Careers in Education

A great resource for finding careers in education is DukeED, an industry group on the alumni network which includes over 13,000 alumni who work in education.

By Louise Meyer
Louise Meyer Regional Director, DukeDC
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Duke Politics and Policy Group for Careers in Government, Law and International Affairs

Be sure to check out the Duke Politics and Policy Group on the alumni network, and consider subscribing to the DPPN listserv for events, announcements and job postings.  This industry group is a great way to find alums working in …

By Louise Meyer
Louise Meyer Regional Director, DukeDC
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