What’s Ahead in Career Development?
PACDA is looking to the future for jobs, employment and life after Zoom.

Also, PACDA is statewide and members get access to resources being used in other parts of Pennsylvania and the region. As things began to open again, I look forward to meeting colleagues in PACDA face-to-face.

We welcome career services and career development professionals in corporate outplacement, talent development and mobility, higher education, K-12 schools, workforce development, public and private agencies, non-profit organizations, and private practices. Read below for a special outreach event happening July 28th 2021.

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PACDA is hosting an outreach event on Wednesday July 28th from 5:00PM until 6:30 PM. Yes, it is virtual! GOAL: Inspire, update and engage the PACDA community. One of the objective is to · Familiarize the community with committee leadership and priorities. Spark interest in committee involvement and give general information about the organization. Click here for the website and event information. Social Info on July 28th Event:





This month’s guest is R Perry Monastero, who I have known for many years and is a strategy guru and Nonprofit Professional. Here are more tips for transitioning into the Nonprofit sector.

Jumpstart Your New Nonprofit Career Journey Today –

R Perry Monastero, Ed.D.

Contact: http://www.rpmconsulting.group. perry@rpmconsulting.group call: 267.972.5341

Now is a great time to evaluate your options and to pursue your career dreams even though a summer job search comes with some challenges. Last week’s US Bureau of Labor jobs report showing a boost overall of 850,000 jobs and consistent nonprofit job growth in 2021 is excellent news as the trendlines are moving in the right direction. However, total nonprofit job roles are still down 732,000 since the beginning of the pandemic. Although some summer searches take longer due to staff vacations and a slower pace found at certain nonprofits, try not to let that deter you from jumpstarting your search.

Opportunities indeed exist. One method for launching the next chapter of your work life is to take a four-pronged approach:

1. Take stock and inventory your skills.

2. Develop the strategy as appropriate for the roles you will seek.

3. Network and proactively request information.

4. Use our resources and build your own list.

Taking Stock and Self-Assessment

Whether you have engaged in a search recently and worked in the nonprofit world – or not – it really helps to take a moment, or a day, to take stock of four areas: your experience, education, skills, and transferrable knowledge. Second, identify the fields and subfields of which you wish to be a part and get to know the job titles and types of organizations (size, scope, and mission) most exciting to you. Third, you can speed up your search: ask for help from a career coach or colleague with experience in the types of roles and organizations to which you are most attracted. Invite them to help translate your inventoried experience so you can speak the language of the field you seek to join. These folks can assist you to draft a bio and profile to promote your candidacy more effectively.

Develop Digital Strategy

With advice from others, create digital content for your online profiles and social media and spend time where decisionmakers are. Update your resume to include your inventoried items that most closely match the requirements of the organizations in your purview. Be bold about marketing yourself and make use of previously existing examples of outreach from others that appeal to you.

Network and Seek Meetings

To ultimately bring you closer to the best matched employers and roles, network, attend online or in-person gatherings, and request brief informational conversations about jobs and organizations. Inquire from groups closest to your ideal type, size, mission, geography, constituencies, and anything else you value most. You can learn immensely from these conversations and often the meetings can lead to another conversation with someone else.

Resources to Pave the Way

Launch your journey with the options listed below and build your own personalized resource list. Folks new to philanthropy may not already know about top websites for nonprofit searches such as The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Candid, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP-Global), Council for Advancement and Support of Education, and Association for Healthcare Philanthropy are all excellent sources of roles. People of color, women, those living with disabilities, LGBTQ+ folks, and other historically underrepresented groups may want to consider individually appropriate role models to mold their own resource list.

For general nonprofit searches, visit job boards: Indeed.com, Idealist.org, Daybook, and Work for Good (formerly Opportunity Nocs) are all pretty good.

Outstanding full-time roles are listed often on the following websites: Council on Foundations, LinkedIn, Nonprofit Remote, Korn Ferry, and Women of Color in Fundraising and Philanthropy (WOC)®

Add to the mix some search firms with excellent reputations filling various niches in the market: Lindauer, Aspen Leadership Group, On-Ramps, WittKieffer, Spelman Johnson, Koya Partners, Diversified Search Group, Freeman Philanthropic Services, Executive Search, Kittleman & Associates, LLC, Criterion Executive Search, Inc., Howe-Lewis International, Carney, Sandoe & Associates, Chaloner, and the list could go on.

We wish you the best of luck as you take charge to reach your next career destination.

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