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|Academic Advisor/Counselor||Demographer||Parent Counselor/Educator|
|Administration of Justice||Director, Social Services Agency||Peace Corps/VISTA Worker|
|Admissions Counselor||Director, Volunteer Services||Political Systems Researcher|
|Adoption Agent||Educator||Population studies Researcher/Specialist|
|Advocate||Elder Care Worker||Probation/Parole Officer|
|Aging Specialist||Executive Search Consultant||Professor|
|Alcohol & Drug Case Worker||Family Guidance Clinic Worker||Program Coordinator/Director|
|Anthropologist||Family Preservation Case Worker||Project Manager|
|Applied Sociologist||Family Services Specialist||Public Administrator|
|Archaeologist||Financial Aid Director||Public Assistance Worker|
|Bilingual/Bicultural Program Specialist||Foster Care Worker||Public Health Supervisor|
|Biographer||Foundation Program Manager||Public Opinion Surveyor|
|Bureau of Indian Affairs Researcher||Fundraiser/Development Officer||Public Service Worker|
|Career Services Counselor||Fundraising Assistant Director||Relations Specialist|
|Child Welfare Worker||Government Worker||Researcher|
|City Manager/City Planner||Head Start Program Director||Resident Assistant|
|Clinical Social Worker||Health Policy Planner||Retail Salesperson|
|Clinical Sociologist||Health Service Administrator||Rural Health Outreach Worker|
|Community Organizer||Hospital Administrator||Sales Representative|
|Community Relations Director||Manager/Administrator||Social Movements Organizer|
|Community Resource Coordinator||Human Services Worker||Social Scientist|
|Community Services Specialist||Independent Living Trainer||Social Welfare Examiner|
|Community Support Clinician||Industrial Psychologist||Social Worker|
|Compensation/Benefits Worker||Infant Mental Health Specialist||Sociologist|
|Congressional Aide||Insurance Agent/Broker||State/Federal Government Policy Analyst|
|Congressional Committee Staff Director||International Agency Representative||Survey Worker|
|Consultant||Job Analyst/ Job Developer||Teacher|
|Consumer Advocate||Job Counselor||Trainer|
|Consumer Survey Advisor||Labor Relations Specialist||Transplant Registry Database Manager|
|Convention Organizer||Legal Advocate||Travel Agent/Guide|
|Cooperation Extension Agent||Legislative Aide||Urban/Regional Planner|
|Correctional Case Worker||Manager, State Agency||Veterans Affairs Specialist|
|Corrections Officer||Marriage & Family Therapist||Vocational Services Worker|
|Cottage Parent||Mediator||Vocational Teacher|
|Counseling Coordinator||Medical Social Worker||Welfare Counselor|
|Counselor||Mental Health Agent||Women's Rights Advocate|
|Crime Victim Services Worker||Missionary||Writer/Author|
|Criminologist||Motivational Speaker||Youth Services Worker/Specialist|
|Delinquency Counselor||Officer, Foreign Service|
Personal Characteristics to be Successful
Able to understand and improve human relationships
Analyze, synthesis and interpret information
Apply non-intrusive methods
Communicate across cultures/languages
Conduct field studies
Develop project designs
Examine electronic data sources
Gather and organize data
Identify value systems
Insight into group dynamics
Interact well w/diverse cultures/groups
Knowledge of community resources
Knowledge of social structures and change
Objective in gathering information
Plan long-term projects
Possess written and communication skills
Present research findings
Reach new conclusions through comparative study
Recruit/coordinate research subjects
Research and plan (sociological)
Recognize cultural differences/similarities
Survey and sample
Understand components of complex problems
Understand diversity, identify cultural/social considerations
Use comparative study methodology to reach new conclusions
Use research methods
Use statistical techniques
Utilize computers in research
Utilize statistical applications
Write grant proposals
Work under pressure
American Anthropological Association: Job postings including qualifications, application procedure. Positions are mostly academic.
American Sociological Association
Missouri Teacher Certification: Information on the requirements needed to receive certification to teach in the state of Missouri.
NewTeacher.com: Features advice on becoming a teacher, finding a job, substitute teaching, and more.
Chronicle of Higher Education: Opportunity to view many higher education positions. Prior week's issues can be viewed for free. Must be a member to view the current week's issue.
Non-Profit and Philanthropy
The Chronicle of Philanthropy: Job database features more than 450 jobs, in addition to feature stories on the non-profit world.
Community Career Center: A site with national job postings that can be searched by region, type, title, agency, or keyword.
Idealist.org: Lists non-profit and community organizations in 153 countries. Allows you to sign up for non-profit career fairs.
The Non-Profit Career Network: Search U.S. and international jobs, register for Job Fairs, and review profiles of corporations.
Opportunitynocs.com: A job database of advocacy, administrative, lobbying, and others searchable by keyword or state.
Philanthropy News Network: Includes jobs in the categories of development, executive, or other.
Museumjobs.com: Searchable database of jobs with museums in the United States. Can also search for museum jobs in other parts of the world
Smithsonian Institute: Listing of job vacancies in the Smithsonian Institute updated daily.
Museum Resource Board: Databases for internships, nationwide jobs, and candidate resumes. Job postings are listed by category and geographic region. Site also includes yellow pages for museums.
State and Federal Government
Careers in Government: A clearinghouse of information, resources and job vacancies in public sector organizations in the US and abroad.
Missouri Office of Administration Division of Personnel: Government job postings for the State of Missouri.
Opportunities with the U.S. Federal Government: A listing of internet sites with job postings and job leads in the government and military.
State and Local Governments: A one-stop site for general and specific state recruiting web pages with job opportunities.
USAJobs: The official U.S. government site with federal job openings listed by state, agency, and job type.
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