The Right People on the Bus - 21 Opportunities

The Right People on the Bus is a monthly round up of job, consulting, and fellowship opportunities that people connected to Optimistic Anthropology are recruiting to fill.  If you end up applying for any of these opportunities, we'd love to know. And if you email to let us know, we might even be able to give someone a head's up to look for your application!

Also, if you have opportunities for our July round-up, please submit them by July 23 at

Job Opportunities

Atlas Obscura is hiring for a Places Editor and other positions (Full time/Brookyln, NY)

Atlas Obscura Society is hiring Chapter Heads (for Los Angeles, Chicago & Seattle) and Field Agents (for New York, Philadelphia & Seattle) (Part Time/Various)

Baltimore City Public Schools is hiring Director of Support Staff Leadership Development(Full Time/Baltimore, MD)

Center for Courage and Renewal is hiring for an Executive Director (Full Time/Seattle, WA)

Equal Rights Advocates is hiring a Director of Development (Full Time/San Francisco, CA)

Fund for Our Economic Future is hiring for a Director of Mobility Innovation  (Full Time/Cleveland, OH)

Jackie Robinson Museum is hiring for a Director of Education Programs and Curator (Full Time/New York, NY)

Landed is hiring for Customer Account Management (Full Time/San Francisco, CA)

Mission Investors Exchange is hiring an Associate, Programs (Full Time/New York, NY)

New America CA is hiring a Program Manager (Full time/Oakland, CA)

New Profit is hiring an Associate, Portfolio Performance & Support (Full Time/Boston, MA)

New Profit is hiring a Special Projects Associate (Full Time/Boston, MA)

PAVE (Parents Amplifying Voices in Education) is hiring a Chief of Staff (Full Time/Washington, DC)

Smart Gets Paid is hiring an Executive Assistant (Part Time/Virtual) – Due June 22!

University of Minnesota Center for Urban and Regional Affairs is hiring a Community-Based Research Program Director (Full Time/ Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN) 

The Urban Innovation Fund is hiring a Midwest Associate (Full Time/Minneapolis, MN)

Consulting Opportunities 

ProInspire is hiring for a Development Consultant  (August 2018 to January 2019/Flexible) – Due June 22!

ProInspire is hiring for a Project Manager Consultant - 10th Anniversary (9-12 months starting July 2018/Washington, DC) – Due June 22!


The Annie E. Casey Foundation is seeking nominations and applicants for the Children and Family Fellowship (Part Time, April 2019 to January 2021)

Fuse Core is recruiting for 30 paid, mid-career fellowships in local governments across the U.S. (1 year full time starting September 24, 2018/Various)

O2 Initiatives is accepting applications for its annual O2 Sabbatical Award for exceptional nonprofit executive directors in San Francisco, Alameda, and Contra Costa Counties. (Provides support for a 3-month sabbatical which must be started within one year of the award date.  Application Deadline: August 22, 2018).

Optimistic Anthropology created The Right People on the Bus because we love connecting people to one another and great opportunities.  While the service is free, we ask that you please fill out the short form embedded below to have your job, consulting, or fellowship opportunity promoted to nearly 1200, which is scheduled to go out the week of July 23! Also bookmark the link: for the future and make sure you are subscribed to the Optimistic Anthropologist Newsletter!