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“The impact a happy professional makes to the nonprofit sector, your organization, and to the world is priceless.” - President & Founder, Nurys Pedersen


Everyday, hiring managers across the sector partner with Careers In Nonprofits in search of a unique kind of professional. The kind of professional who strives to provide your organization with more than skills and experience—but who wholeheartedly brings forth the values, passion and joy that keeps your mission moving forward. Finding a new hire that meets and exceeds these standards, is our guaranteed promise to you.

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For many organizations, finding the time and in-house resources to keep up with hiring demands is a daunting challenge. With Careers In Nonprofits, you won't need to spend hours searching for top talent, headhunting, or worrying about how to attract a diverse candidate base. Our award-winning services promise you a long-term, flexible recruiting solution that enables your organization to make the impact it was founded to make.


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“Nonprofits are feeling the tech stack benefits... Missions are getting time back to create new impact, and talent we never even dreamed of are being recruited from every corner of the world, faster than ever before.” - President & Founder, Nurys Pedersen on the all-new Loxo


The Loxo Advantage: Careers In Nonprofits has officially partnered with the all-new Loxo: the #1 Talent Intelligence Platform and global leader in Artificial Intelligence Recruitment Automation Software.

By leveraging the powerful capability of Loxo Source, a directory of over 500 million professionals worldwide; organizations are getting a new and unparalleled edge of nonprofit talent selection in 2021. With Loxo Source, Careers In Nonprofits runs proactive keyword searches instantly, resulting in an additional pipeline of diverse, qualified candidates for nonprofit hiring departments.


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Nurys Pedersen
Founder & President

Driven by the belief that everyone deserves to have a job that they love: Nurys founded Careers In Nonprofits in 2006.

With a combined 25 years of nonprofit staffing experience, her work has produced 7 consecutive “Best of Staffing” awards, as well as making the national Forbes “Best Professional Recruiting Firms”.

Nurys can be found speaking and providing workshops for people searching for their dream jobs. She is also the go-to expert of Career Mapping, having recently published her best-selling book: “Make Your Mark: The Smart Nonprofit Professional's Guide to Career Mapping for Success.”

Doug Pedersen

Doug believes that serving others is the key to a happy and fulfilling life.

Under his leadership, Careers In Nonprofits has steadily grown into the sector's leading nonprofit staffing agency. Focused on giving back, Doug has taught over 1,000 nonprofit professionals and students through the Careers In Nonprofits Academy, and his GROWTHtrack courses.

Doug is also a writer and trainer. And in his spare time, he can usually be found at his kids sporting events, or you'll find him competing in a Spartan Race. He's a family-man first, and lives in Virginia with his wife Nurys, son Andrew, and daughter Allena.

Emily Schelle
Vice President, San Francisco

Emily leads Careers In Nonprofits San Francisco in talent search, and search process implementation. Specializing in recruiter search strategy and search management and has over 9 years of experience working in partnership with nonprofit organizations in San Francisco, CA and Washington, D.C.

Emily secures successful direct hire and temporary placements at record paces and has received high customer satisfaction ratings, particularly in regards to her ability to match candidates to an organization’s culture and mission.

She enjoys building relationships with her clients and candidates alike, understanding their goals and needs, so she can facilitate a perfect match between employer and employee. As a Certified Yoga Teacher, Emily keeps those involved in the hiring process calm and grounded. She is also a Certified Search Consultant by American Staffing Association.

Kimmi Cantrell
Managing Director, Washington D.C.

Kimmi Cantrell is an unrelenting optimist who is passionate about bringing love and light to the workplace.

As Managing Director of Careers In Nonprofits, she spends her days connecting with nonprofit decision makers as well as job seekers, aiding both in finding solutions to their problems. Through her conversations with her team and those she serves, it has become clear that one of the biggest hurdles people face is remaining resilient in the face of obstacles.

Kimmi has made it her mission to educate and empower individuals to build their personal and professional resilience capacity by sharing guidance, support, and tools for growth. In her spare time, you can find her coaching at Hot Topic All-Stars, a competitive cheer gym in Alexandria, VA. Everyone needs a cheerleader in their life, and Kimmi is here to do just that.

Stephani Peterson
Senior Manager, Chicago

It began in Washington, D.C., and now her journey has continued to the city of Chicago. Steadfast on connecting the best people with the best causes—Stephani has worked her way into a role, city, and client base that she absolutely loves.

Stephani prides herself on being remarkably resourceful, driven, with a keen ability to reach individuals and organizations from diverse backgrounds effectively.

When it comes to nonprofit staffing, Stephani is a rising leader in sector. Her high-level of energy and positivity is contagious to both candidates and clients alike.