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 September round up, please submit them by end of day, September 16 through the form embedded below at:  Make sure to sign up for our newsletter to make sure you receive notice of future opportunity round ups.


826 New Orleans (formerly Big Class) is hiring an Executive Director (Full Time / New Orleans, LA)

Baltimore City Public Schools is hiring a Director - Equity (Full Time / Baltimore, MD)

Building Movement Project is hiring a Senior Networking and Learning Associate (Full Time / New York, NY - flexible)

Camber Outdoors is hiring a Program Manager – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (Full Time / Boulder, CO)

The Center for Community Change is hiring for a number of positions including Senior Development Strategist (Writer)Media Relations ManagerSenior Digital Organizing Manager, Immigrant Rights & Racial Justice, and Deputy Director of Finance (all are Full Time / Washington, DC) as well as an Electoral Organizer (Full Time / Nevada).

Centre for Public Impact is hiring for a Program Manager, Program Associate, and a Chief of Staff  (Full Time / Washington, DC)

City of Philadelphia Department of Revenue is hiring an Administrator of Tax Credit & Assistance Programs (Full Time / Philadelphia, PA)

Economy League of Greater Philadelphia is hiring a Project Manager (Full Time / Philadelphia, PA)

Fair Chance is hiring a Full Time Capacity Building Specialist and a Part Time Capacity Building Specialist (Washington, DC)

Fairmount Ventures is hiring a Project Manager – Fundraising (Full Time / Philadelphia, PA) and a Project Coordinator (Part Time / Philadelphia, PA)

Institute for the Future is hiring a Research Director, Work + Learn Futures Group (Full Time / Palo Alto, CA)

ioby is hiring a Cleveland City Action Strategist (Full Time/ Cleveland, OH) and an Associate Leader Success Strategist (Full Time / Brooklyn, NY).

Juvenile Law Center is hiring a Staff Attorney (Full Time / Philadelphia, PA)

KaBOOM! is hiring a Senior Manager/Associate Director, City Partnerships and an Associate Director, Corporate Partnerships and a Vice President, Talent, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. (Full Time / Washington, DC)

The Lab @ DC, a scientific team in the Executive Office of the Mayor of the District of Columbia, is hiring a Data Scientist (id 4576) and an Operations Analyst (id 4589). (Full Time / Washington, DC)

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

The Nathan Cummings Foundation is hiring a Vice President of Programs (Full Time / New York, NY)

The Northeast Corridor Commission is hiring a Senior Manager, Planning (Full Time / New York, NY, Washington, DC, or Philadelphia, PA)

SecondMuse is hiring a Project Manager (Full Time / Washington, DC) and a NYC Project Manager (Full Time / New York, NY).

True Link Financial is hiring for an array of Engineering and Product, Marketing and Sales, and Operations positions. (Full Time / San Francisco, CA)  If you decide to apply for one of these positions, email a note and your resume to and let her know that you learned about the opportunity through Optimistic Anthropology (she’s a friend).

U.S. Soccer Foundation is hiring for a handful of jobs including Safe Places to Play Coordinator, Safe Places to Play Fellow, Corporate Partnerships Manager, Marketing & Communications Associate, and a Program Associate (Full Time / Washington, DC)


Looking for a consultant?  Releasing a request for proposals you want to circulate more widely?  Submit your info by September 16 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 accepting applications for its Fulcrum Fellowship rising executives seeking to help disinvested communities achieve their environmental, social and economic priorities (Part Time, February 2019 – January 2020). Applications due August 31.

The Roddenberry Fellowship is accepting applications to identify twenty activists and changemakers will each receive $50,000 and tailored support for one year to work on a project or initiative focused on Immigration & Refugee Rights, Civil Rights, LGBTQIA & Women’s Rights, or Environmental Protection. Applications due September 19, 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 September 16 to have your job, consulting, or fellowship opportunity promoted to nearly 1200 people next month.  And don't forget to sign up for our newsletter so you know when your opportunities have been circulated.