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EXPAND YOUR SEARCH – Nonprofits are Hiring

Friday, April 21, 2017 10:15 am - 11:45 am

Eager to find a job that matters? It might be a good time to explore nonprofit employment opportunities. Nonprofit organizations form the third largest private employment sector in the United States, numbering over one million. These organizations have a large variety of missions, goals and services, so no matter what kind of experience you have, there is likely a nonprofit that would be perfect for you.

Nonprofit organizations thirst for talented individuals that share a passion for its cause and that are capable of advancing its mission. Join this session to learn:

  • An overview of Illinois’/Chicago’s nonprofit sector
  • Trends in the current nonprofit job market
  • Best practices when conducting a nonprofit job search
  • Helpful networking ideas
  • Common misconceptions about nonprofitsPier Rogers

Pier C. Rogers, PhD, has been the Director of the Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management and Professor of Nonprofit Management at North Park University since 2007. She previously held management positions in the New York City Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, Associated Black Charities, New York University, United Way of Massachusetts Bay and the Massachusetts Dept. of Public Welfare. She also held academic positions at the New School University in New York City, and at Yale’s Divinity School and Program on Non-Profit Organizations. Rogers currently serves on the boards of Chicago Women in Philanthropy, the Chicago Wellesley Club, and the CBE Board of Advisors at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary at Northwestern. She holds a BA from Wellesley College, an MSSS from Boston University and PhD from New York University.

No Registration Required

Free for CRC Members/$20 fee for Non-members

Career Resource Center, Inc.® is the proven confidence-building, employment resource featuring individualized attention, education, training and coaching by industry professionals.Results-focused, CRC has assisted more than 12,000 job candidates during its 26 year history, with a success rate averaging 80%. Our strength is in energizing and empowering job seekers and helping candidates navigate the process with relevant, proven job search strategies.  Our professionals focus on helping job candidates optimize their search efforts and maximize their results. Modest fees are possible as this 501(c)(3) nonprofit is supported by donors and volunteers.


  • Job Search Coaching Sessions: Private, confidential sessions on identifying and articulating strengths, determining focus, search strategies and tactics; plus coaching throughout your search.
  • Interview Preparation: Private sessions prepare candidates for interviews via discussion on techniques/strategies and with mock interviews that may be digitally recorded and critiqued.
  • Job Search Roundtables: Informal small group strategy and tactic sessions facilitated by CRC advisor.
  • LinkedIn Tutoring:Individual, one hour consultations on how to take advantage of this professional network.
  • Educational & Training Programs: Professionals share their expertise with the goal of helping individuals enhance their professional toolkit and gain the knowledge and skills critical for conducting a successful job campaign.
  • Networking Sessions: Outside professionals facilitate an animated exchange of information between participants.  Open to the public at no charge.  Bring resumes, business cards and handbills.
  • Online Job & Research Specialist: Individual assistance on identifying effective job search websites, researching businesses, finding job opportunities, completing online applications, and more.


  • Office Away From Home:  Wi-Fi along with 5 computer workstations, 3 desks with laptop hook-ups, phones, printer, copier, and paper.
  • Reference Library: Employment directories, guides, newspapers, etc.
  • Online Employer Database: ReferenceUSAtm a premier       reference tool offering access to a proprietary database of 24 million U.S. businesses.
  • CRC LinkedIn Group:Engage in dialog regarding job search, expand connections, gather information, and receive job postings.

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CRC is located in a residential neighborhood on the Grove Cultural Campus in southwest Lake Forest
40 E. Old Mill Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045



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