FAQ

Nonprofit Tech Jobs: Frequently Asked Questions

(Questions addressed to Deborah, the list moderator, by subscribers to the email distribution list)

Q: How much does it cost to subscribe to the Nonprofit Tech Jobs email list, and/or post a job announcement?

A: It’s entirely free of charge to job seekers, hiring managers, and anyone else who wants to subscribe.

Q: Are you paid to administer the Nonprofit Tech Jobs list?

A: No. I do it on a volunteer basis, as a service to the community.

Q: Well, then what do you do for a living?

A: I’m an independent consultant in the field of nonprofit technology.

Q: Can you offer me career counseling?

A: Alas, no. I’m not qualified to do that.

Q: Can you review my resume, and find me some job opportunities that would be a good match?

A: Alas, I usually can’t accept such requests via email or telephone, and I can’t offer to do any extensive research for individual job seekers. However, if you ask me in person, I may be able to make some helpful suggestions off the top of my head.  Meanwhile, I’d like to point out to the employment specialist who focus on the nonprofit sector that service to technology professionals is an empty niche just waiting to be filled.

Q: Why don’t you provide more nonprofit tech jobs that are based in the region or country where I want to work?

A: I only list job opportunities that are brought to my attention. It’s important to understand that I don’t actually create (or fund) the jobs listed here.

Q: Why don’t you provide more nonprofit tech jobs in my field of technical expertise?

A: I only list job opportunities that are brought to my attention. It’s important to understand that I don’t actually create (or fund) the jobs listed here.

Q: I want to work for a specific nonprofit organization. Can you offer me a special introduction to someone there?

A: Alas, no – unless I have many years of firsthand experience of your work, and the organization’s hiring manager would like me to play such a role. In such a case, I will be glad to do it as a professional courtesy.

Q: Can you give more information about a job that you’ve posted or about the organization that is hiring?

A: Alas, no. I publicly post everything I know about the job opportunities that are listed. If it’s not included in the original posting, then I don’t have the information.

Q: I’m highly qualified. Can’t you do more to help me land a nonprofit tech job?

A: Alas, no.

Q: I’m really desperate. Can’t you do more to help me land a nonprofit tech job?

A: Alas, no.

Q: I’m a very special person and feel really entitled. Can’t you do more to help me land a nonprofit tech job?

A: Alas, no.

Q: Why is there sometimes a lag between the time when a nonprofit organization announces a tech job on its web site and the time when you post it to the list?

A: I post job announcements to this list in my not-very-copious spare time. Please accept my apologies if I’m only able to do this a few times a month.

Q: How many subscribers does the Nonprofit Tech Jobs list have?

A: At last count, over 2,000.

Q: Does the list ever get spammed?

A: Yes, usually between ten and twenty times a day. As the moderator, I review all messages and delete the inappropriate ones before they can be circulated to members of the list.

Q: What if I’d like to post something other than an announcement about a nonprofit tech job? It’s really important to me to get the word out about my blog, make-money-fast scheme, or pornography.

A: Please take it to the unmoderated version of the Nonprofit Tech Jobs email distribution list.

Q: Listservs are passe. Where else can I find the information you post here?

A: Check  the NPtechJobs Twitter feed or the NPtechCareers Twitter feed . The RSS feeds are also displayed on a Google page and on a Blogger.com site.

Q: What can I do to assist with the Nonprofit Tech Jobs list?

A: When you receive a relevant job announcement, please format it appropriately and email it to nonprofit_tech_jobs AT yahoogroups DOT com.

Thank you for asking!

Best regards from Deborah

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

Nonprofit Tech Jobs moderator

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