Election Day has put a lot of good people back on the job market. Campaign and cause workers typically have skills that translate perfectly to the fields of public affairs, public relations, public administration, communications and marketing, membership, fundraising, program management and all sorts of advocacy and nonprofit roles. So don’t tell yourself you have no real-life experience.

Here is my current list of recommended job boards, associations and networks for the PR/PA and Communications fields. Many of these have Texas job openings when they occur. This is followed by my list of Nonprofit job boards in Texas, which also is a great way to continue your passion for progressive causes.

I hope you find these helpful as you hunt for your next gig. — Christine

Networks & Job Lists:

The Public Affairs Council and its local chapter need to be at the top of your bookmarks.

PRSA membership is a must for any public relations OR public affairs professional. Also for communications and marketing but not so much for govt relations.

The National Association of Government Communicators

The Council on State Governments

National Governor’s Association

State Government Affairs Council

National Conference on State Legislatures

National Communication Association

International Association of Business Communicators

Council of Public Relations Firms

The Arthur Page Society

The American Society for Public Administration

The Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management

The National Academy of Public Administration

The Institute for Public Relations

The PR Marketing Network

The Issue Management Council

National Communication Association

The Communication Leadership Exchange

Specialized Groups:

Hispanic Public Relations Association

Latino Communicators

National Association of Latino Elected Officials

Hispanic PR Blog

Hispanic Lobbyists Association

The National Forum for Black Public Administrators

National Black Public Relations Society

The Washington Government Relations Group

The Lagrant Foundation

Women in Government Relations

Other Links:

Christine’s List (Texas jobs in advocacy, information and public admin)

WorkInTexas.com (formerly the Governor’s Job Bank)

Texas Young Professionals and local chapters.

Austin Executives Association

Capitol Communicators group on Facebook

Capitol Crowd group on Facebook

Professional Communicators Group in Dallas/Fort Worth.

The Greater Houston Partnership

The Houston Business Cabinet

The InHouston network

The Dover Club in Houston

Center for Leadership & Change Management

Marketing Communications links, thanks to the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication at Iowa State University

Toastmasters International and local chapters.

Nonprofit Job Boards:

Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations

Greenlights in Austin

Idealist.org

Texas Non Profits

Opportunity Knocks

The United Way job boards in Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and El Paso. South Texas United Way doesn’t keep a job board.

Mental Health America has a robust job board especially for social work.

If you really want to stick with campaigns, keep checking Texas Blue Pages as well as the NOI and Democratic Gain job boards, and also look at Craigslist from time to time.

Know of more resources? Please share your links with the Texas Blue Pages community via the comments section below. Thanks!

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