The Right People On the Bus: A Round Up of 35+ New 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.  We do this because we love connecting people to resources and opportunities to shape a more positive world. 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 August round up, please submit them by end of day, August 19 through the form at:


The Annie E. Casey Foundation is hiring a Director, Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative and an Investment Analyst (Full Time/Baltimore, MD)

Bellweather Education Partners is hiring a Consultant (Full Time/Washington, DC+)

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is hiring a Senior Program Officer - Economic Mobility & Opportunity and a Program Officer – Economic Mobility & Opportunity (Full Time/Washington, DC)

Camber Outdoors is hiring a Social Media Specialist (Part Time/Boulder, CO)

Building Changes is hiring a Director of Strategy, Policy & Communications (Full Time/Seattle, WA) – Closes July 27

Capital Impact Partners is hiring for two Business Development Officers one for the Midwest (Detroit), the other for the West Coast (Oakland, CA). Both positions are Full Time.

God’s Love We Deliver is hiring a Senior Director of Fulfillment (Full Time/New York, NY)

Good Wolf Group is hiring a Head of Partnerships and an Operations Coordinator (Full Time/Brooklyn, NY)

Frameworks Institute is hiring a Director of Digital and Creative and a Research Analyst (Full Time/Washington, DC)

Fuse Corps is hiring a Vice President, Strategic Partnerships & External Affairs, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Managing Editor (All Positions are Full Time/Boston, MA)

Lesbians Who Tech is hiring for a bunch of positions including Vice President of Communications, Social Media Manager, Director of Business Development & Growth and Director of Programs. (Full Time/Flexible with preferred locations in San Francisco and New York)

Living Cities is hiring a Senior Investment Associate, Catalyst Funds (Full Time/Washington, DC or New York, NY)

Metropolitan Planning Council is hiring a Director of Research (Full Time/Chicago, IL)

New America is hiring a Director of Communications (Full Time/Washington, DC) and for a handful of other positions including paid fall internships (Temporary/30 hrs week/Washington, DC)

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

Phipps Neighborhoods is hiring a Data and Evaluation Manager a Director of Contracts and Finance, and a lot of other full and part time positions. (Full Time/Bronx, NY)

The Reinvestment Fund is hiring a Program Director, Healthy Food Financing Initiative (Full Time/Philadelphia, PA)

Spark CDI is hiring a Project Director - Community Development (Full Time/Omaha, NE)

Strive Together is hiring a Vice President of People, Values and Culture (Full Time/Chicago, IL or Cincinnati, OH)

Transcend Education is hiring for a School Design Partner and a Partner, Learning + Product Design  (Full Time/Flexible Location)

W.K. Kellogg Foundation is hiring a Communications Officer (Full Time/Battle Creek, MI) and a Program Officer, Program Manager, and a Communications Officer (All Full Time/Albuquerque, NM)


Looking for a consultant?  Releasing a request for proposals you want to circulate more widely?  Submit your info by August 19 to make sure it’s included in the next Right People on the Bus Opportunity Round-Up:


The Annie E. Casey Foundation is seeking nominations and applicants for the Children and Family Fellowship (Part Time, April 2019 to January 2021).  Nominations due August 17, applications due September 7.

The Center for Community Investment is seeking applicants for the 2019 Fulcrum Fellowship. (Part time February 2019-January 2020) Applications due August 31, 2018.

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)

New America is recruiting technologists from industry, government, and civil society; analysts of technology from academia and the media; and government regulators from state, local, and national levels to participate in a unique and timely India-United States Fellows Exchange taking place for 8 weeks from January – March 2019. Applications deadline: August 20, 2018.

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.

REDF is accepting applications for its REDF Accelerator Fellows for leaders of employment-focused social enterprises. Three, four day in-person sessions spanning from November 2018-July 2019.  Application deadline: July 30, 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 by end of day August 19 to have your job, consulting, or fellowship opportunity promoted to nearly 1200 people. 

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