If you administer a nonprofit or community organization or a government agency, you can post every type of listing: jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities, action opportunities, and events. Businesses can post every listing type except volunteer opportunities and action opportunities.
If you administer more than one organization, make sure to select appropriately from the list on the posting page. If you want to post on behalf of an organization that's not listed on Idealist yet, just register it! Be sure to search for it first, though—a lot of organizations are already listed in our database.
To get started, you first need to be an administrator of your organization. On Idealist, individual people with their own user names and logins can become administrators of organizations to post listings on behalf of an organization account.
If you are an admin already, simply log in, and then click "Post a listing" found at the top of the page. Choose the type of listing you'd like to post and proceed! When filling out the necessary information, remember that you can always save it and come back to it later, or click "Publish" if you're ready to make it public.
If your organization is already registered, but your login is not connected to your org, don't despair! To become an administrator of your organization's page, you'll first need to log in or sign up as an individual. Then, search for your organization from the search bar, go to your organization's page, and click on the gray "Become an administrator" button on the right side of the page. You'll have the option to send a request to your page's existing administrators or to let us know if the listed administrators are no longer with your organization, in which case we can approve you as an administrator internally.
If you'd like to post on behalf of your organization and your organization isn't on Idealist yet, you'll need your own login first, then click click here to add it to our directory.
It's free to sign up, search for opportunities, connect with others, create a page for your organization, and post action opportunities, events, and volunteer opportunities.
We do charge U.S.-based organizations $80 for each job posted (for businesses, it's $95) per location for up to two months, but be sure to check out Job Packs for reduced rates. We also charge U.S.-based organizations $25 for each internship ($35 for businesses).
Listings expire after a certain amount of time, depending on the type of listing:
|Listing Type||Expiration Date|
|Jobs (for U.S.-based organizations)||60, 120, or 180 days (chosen at the time of purchase)|
|Jobs (for other organizations)||60 days|
|Action Opportunities||Removed the day after the Opportunity deadline, up to 90 days|
|Volunteer Opportunities||6 months|
|Events||Removed the day after the event starts|
If at the time of posting a job or internship, you specify an application deadline before the expiration date, we will automatically hide the listing on that date so that you won't receive late applications. You can extend the deadline and re-publish without penalty any time before the expiration date.
You can always hide a listing before its expiration date passes; or you can repost a new copy of a listing (but in the case of jobs posted by U.S.-based organizations, you'll be charged again).
Please note that you may only post jobs or internships if you are posting on behalf of your recruitment firm. If you are posting as the administrator of an organization, then you may post other opportunities.
If you are posting on behalf of an organization you're not a staff member of, please read these special posting instructions. As a third-party recruiter, you can post a job or internship one of two ways:
1. You can post via your own recruitment firm's account on Idealist, on a client's behalf.
You'll need to already be an administrator of an active recruitment firm organization account on Idealist to do this. In this case, your client will not be mentioned unless you include their name in the listing itself (for example, in the job title). If you already have your own recruitment firm organization account active on Idealist, you can do this via the following steps:
2. You can post via your client's Idealist organization account.
You'll need to become an administrator of their account first. In this case, the listing will look to the public like it was posted by your client's organization. Invoices will be created by and shown to you when you post, but will remain affiliated with the client's account. Follow these steps:
Remember that any time you have questions or would like help, you can reach us for assistance via our Contact page.
We do not currently allow individuals to post listings. If you'd like to include information about yourself, you can post it on your profile
We do not edit content posted by organizations or individual members, but we do review some of it before it is published. (We do occasionally correct obvious misspellings or other visible errors when we're able).
We review all new organization pages as they are created, to confirm that they were posted by someone from that organization and that they belong on Idealist. All other content (listings, individual profiles, etc.) can be published immediately without review, but we encourage you to report anything that's inappropriate or inaccurate.
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