8 Work from Home Jobs That Allow You to Make a Difference From Your Couch

published Dec 2, 2019
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While some lament how the rise of technology has negatively impacted society, there’s one major perk that most of us can agree is pretty great: the ability to work from home. Whether you’re a parent seeking flexible hours so you can better care for your family or you just can’t stand that office life (bye, commute!), remote jobs are a wonderful option for people of all stripes and skill sets.

Even better? A remote job that helps benefit society. Take, for example, the following positions provided by FlexJobs. They reach across a wide spectrum of causes and specialties and allow you to make a difference in the world without leaving the comfort of home. What could be better than that?

Director, Content Strategy

Calling all animal lovers! This position for the American Society for the Prevention of Animal Cruelty (ASPCA) is for a senior level manager. Duties of the director include developing content strategy, identifying content gaps and needs, providing content governance oversight, formulating KPIs, and leading team members. A bachelor’s degree and five to seven years of experience are required.

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Chief of Program – Campaigns, Elections, and Organizing

This position at MoveOn.org—which focuses on nonpartisan education and advocacy on important national issues—might be for you. In this role, you’d be responsible for everything from providing strategic advice and aligning stakeholders and teams to managing relationships and supporting, developing, and mentoring managers. While it’s a remote position, it does require domestic travel.

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Administrative Assistant, Editorial

Help the American Heart Association in its mission to reduce deaths caused by heart disease and stroke as an administrative assistant. A bachelor’s degree in a related field and six months of experience are required for this role, which supports the scientific publishing department by assisting in the publication process and providing customer service. If you have copy editing and nonprofit experience, that’s a definite plus.

Grant Writer

As a grant writer for the National Domestic Violence Hotline, you’ll be furthering the nonprofit’s goal to assist victims and survivors of domestic violence. You’ll spend your time researching application opportunities, conducting activities, assisting with proposals, and maintaining files. Before you apply, note that a bachelor’s degree and at least two years of related grant writing experience are required.

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Wildlife Protection Manager

Yet another position for the animal lovers out there. As the wildlife protection manager of the Humane Society of the United States, you’d be tasked with leading campaign efforts and, as needed, providing scientific, policy, and general support. If you enjoy working with young adults, managing the intern program will be a definite plus! A bachelor’s and five years of related work experience are musts.

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Program Associate

The Foundation for Art and Healing has a unique mission: “to expand awareness of the important relationship between creative arts expression and health,” as well as to promote research in this area and make arts-based health-enhancing opportunities more accessible. To become their program associate, you’ll need a bachelor’s and three to five years of experience in community health. Some travel is required.

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Associate Press Secretary

If you’re eco-minded, consider this gig with the Sierra Club, a nearly 128-year-old environmental organization. The associate press secretary, who can work remotely but will need to travel up to 20% of the time, should be equipped with a bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, or another related field and must have two years of applicable experience. While the listing doesn’t include specifics, press secretaries typically advise on strategies for handling media coverage.

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Corporate Development Officer, Cause Marketing 

You might be rubbing elbows with President Jimmy Carter, a longtime Habitat for Humanity supporter and volunteer, in this role as corporate development officer for cause marketing. Equipped with a bachelor’s and at least four years of related experience, you’ll manage development and cause marketing partnerships. Some travel is required for this senior level position.

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