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Director of Education

A director of education designs and implements academic programs. This role includes creating and developing curriculum and content for classes of all grade levels including higher education. This position may also oversee credentialing programs depending on the specific academic institution.


Human Resources

A career in human resources typically includes work in a corporate setting, and whose job is to oversee all aspects of human resources at the company. This career path is often responsible for relations within the industry as well as implementing and overseeing company practices, policies, and operations.


Advocates and Government Officials

Government roles and advocates identify social issues and develop campaigns for change. Advocates can work in many avenues such as the court system, education, non-profits, and private sectors. Government officials include political roles, for example, the Department of Education, Peace Corp, elected official positions, and the Military. 


Non-Profit Executive Director

Nonprofit directors are responsible for overseeing many aspects of a nonprofit organization. This role is responsible for creating, implementing, and evaluating programs and directives, managing funding and resources, as well as marketing and community relationships. Fundraising is a big aspect of this position as well, being the backbone of the organization's monetary support.


Director of Development / Head of Philanthropy

A director of development is responsible for hiring, training, and professional development of an organization's team. This position bridges the gap between the company and employee to help both aspects work together to create a strong harmonious team. This role also places an emphasis on identifying and developing individual potential in employees to strengthen the overall team as a whole. This role may have its own learning and development department at larger companies or be a part of the HR team at smaller organizations.


Administrative Director

Administrative directors can hold many different positions in varied departments within an academic institution such as admission, registrar's office, financial aid, marketing, student life, and more. These roles often oversee student services, faculty, and academics and are responsible for maintaining a high standard of academic excellence.


Director of Marketing / Public Relations

A public relationships representative/director of marketing is responsible for managing communications and promoting the public image of a company, individual, or organization for which they work. This career path entails the development of media material such as brochures, online and print media, press releases, and advertisements that promote the client.


Director of Strategic Partnerships / Community Relations 

Strategic partnerships directors network with key stakeholders for non-profits or for-profits to develop relationships that are mutually beneficial for the growth of both organizations. Community relations professionals are bridge builders.


Social Enterprise Founder / Non-profit Founder / Entrepreneur

A founder often launches one or many organizations within various sectors to create change in a social issue. Entrepreneurs operate in many start-up roles from marketing, communications, strategic partnerships, fundraising, accounting, project management, and more.


Corporate Social Responsibility Professional

Social Responsibility includes working within a company or start-up to identify ways to give back to the community through philanthropy, volunteer service, and employment. Often the departments include diversity equity and inclusion and sustainability roles. 


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Consultant / Sustainability Consultant / Business Consultant

Consultants work with individuals, corporations, and non-profits on identifying the challenges within their area of choice. The consultant analyzes and recommends the best strategy to optimize results.