By Ethan Duran
The new job search website Jobs That Help launched on February 4 to help job-seekers in the greater Milwaukee region find over 200 job opportunities posted by 60 nonprofit groups. Jobs That Help is an independent initiative that helps nonprofits in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington and Ozaukee counties. The website was developed to specially cater to nonprofit work after the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee’s own website, Jobs That Serve, closed last December.
Jobs That Help provides a search platform for volunteers, educators and workers to find work with conservation groups, churches and schools. Some nonprofits are looking for help with youth services, early childhood education and social services. Some nonprofit jobs serve causes for inclusiveness, social justice and caring for those who can’t care for themselves. Though non-profit groups rely on grants and donations, non-profit positions are still paid positions with an impact on local communities.
“Non-profit jobs provide the opportunity to do meaningful work in a way that other jobs may not provide,” said Ben Hastil, founder of Jobs That Help.
Hastil created Jobs That Help in 2019 after the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee closed their website. After the old website had shut down, the nonprofit community needed a new job-search website. “[Nonprofits] are the backbone of the community,” Hastil said. “They are critical for people in need, which is all of us in certain points of our lives.”
One of the advantages of having a dedicated search site for nonprofit jobs is that other job search websites usually don’t specialize in nonprofit work. Other websites require people to search for nonprofit work through keywords, and keywords do not usually match up to the nonprofit job that may be looking for.
Jobs That Help’s goal is to spread awareness about nonprofit work, which the nonprofit community appreciates greatly. Hastil’s goal is to make Jobs That Help the go-to website for seekers and organizations in the area, by making the website accessible and free. Browsing for jobs and posting listings is free on Jobs That Help.