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The Talent Development Platform: Putting People First in Social Change Organizations by Heather L. Carpenter, Tera Wozniak Qualls

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Chapter 4Creating Job Descriptions

This chapter and the next explain how you can create and maintain job descriptions relevant to your employees' and volunteers' current responsibilities. In this chapter we provide sample job descriptions for the four types of social change organizations and describe the components of a job description. We also provide sample job responsibilities for several positions within each type of social change organization.

Nonprofits have a history of piling on responsibilities to volunteers and employees (Nonprofit HR Solutions, 2013). This pile-on effect causes stress, burnout, and ultimately turnover (Opportunity Knocks, 2010). By creating clear job descriptions—revised on an annual basis—employees and management ...

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