The Right People on the Bus - September 2018 Opportunity Round Up

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, October 21 through the form at:

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

CollegeSpring is hiring for a Grant Writer (Full Time / New York or Oakland), Curriculum and Content Manager (Full Time / New York, Oakland, or Los Angeles) Bay Area Programs Manager (Full Time / Oakland) 

EConsult Solutions is hiring a Senior Analyst and a Research Analyst (Full Time / Philadelphia, PA)

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

GateHouse Media is hiring a Director of Learning (Full Time / Rochester, NY)

The Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation is hiring a President (Full Time / New York, NY)

KaBOOM! is hiring a Vice President of Talent, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (Full Time / Washington, DC)

Landed is hiring a Finance & Accounting Lead (Full Time / San Francisco, CA)

Mission Investors Exchange is hiring a Digital Associate (Full Time / New York, NY)

National Guild for Community Arts Education is hiring a Director of Leadership Development and Learning, and an Information Resources Manager. (Full Time / New York, NY)

Reading Partners is hiring for a National Major Gifts Officer (Full Time / Oakland, CA preferred, will consider NYC or DC) and National Manager, Annual Giving (Full Time / Oakland, CA preferred)

Reading Partners North Texas is hiring a Community Engagement Officer (Full Time / (Fort Worth, TX)

RISE Yoga for Youth is hiring an Executive Director (Full Time / San Francisco Bay Area)

The Rockefeller Foundation is hiring a Program Associate, U.S. Jobs & Economic Opportunity (Full Time / New York, NY)                                                         

StriveTogether is hiring a Senior Director of Marketing & Communications (Full Time / Cincinnati, OH or Chicago, IL)

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 in programs, development, partnerships, and marketing & communications. (Full Time / Washington, DC)

W.K. Kellogg Foundation is hiring a Program Officer - Early Childhood Education (Full Time / Battle Creek, MI)

Yahoo Sports/Oath is hiring a Partner Manager (Full Time / New York, NY)


Spendrise is hiring for two consulting positions: Senior Campaign Strategist and a Content Strategist.  (Both opportunities are part Time for 3 months/ San Francisco Bay Area preferred)                                                                         

Looking for a consultant?  Releasing a request for proposals you want to circulate more widely?  Submit your info by October 21 to make sure it’s included in the next Right People on the Bus Opportunity Round-Up:


One resource that’s useful for exploring fellowships is the free database, ProFellow.  It lists 1000s of funded professional and academic Fellowship opportunities.  A quick glance at some upcoming deadlines introduced me to a few Fellowships that sound fascinating, for instance:

  • The Brave New Films Fellowship which offers activist storytellers from communities of color and/or economically marginalized communities a 1 year, paid opportunity to work with Brave New Films and learn how to create and distribute media that makes a difference.

  • The H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship which allows a recent graduate or emerging scholar of the built environment to study by travel for one year.

This isn’t an advertisement, just thought it would be a resource that some folks would be interested in connecting to! 

Recruiting for a fully funded Fellowship?  Submit your info by October 21 to make sure it’s included in the next Right People on the Bus Opportunity Round-Up:


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 October 21 to have your job, consulting, or fellowship opportunity promoted to ~1200 people. 


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