Opportunity Knocks and YNPNsfba Announce June 16 San Francisco Bay Area Nonprofit Career Conference

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San Francisco Bay Area professionals looking to accelerate their nonprofit career and job search can join Opportunity Knocks and YNPNsfba (Young Nonprofit Professionals Network – San Francisco Bay Area chapter) at the Nonprofit Career Conference, a one-day event on Thursday, June 16, 2011 from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM at Cal State East Bay’s Oakland Center, located at 1000 Broadway, Suite 109, Oakland, CA 94607. This full day conference will feature workshops and consultative sessions designed to help nonprofit professionals and corporate professionals looking to switch careers improve their job-seeking skills and career development strategies.

The Career Conference is produced as an ongoing effort to assist job seekers and professionals access the resources and knowledge they need to get a job in the nonprofit sector,” says Karen Beavor, President and CEO Opportunity Knocks

San Francisco Bay Area professionals looking to accelerate their nonprofit career and job search can join Opportunity Knocks and YNPNsfba (Young Nonprofit Professionals Network – San Francisco Bay Area chapter) at the Nonprofit Career Conference, a one-day event on Thursday, June 16, 2011 from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM at Cal State East Bay’s Oakland Center, located at 1000 Broadway, Suite 109, Oakland, CA 94607. This full day conference will feature workshops and consultative sessions designed to help nonprofit professionals and corporate professionals looking to switch careers improve their job-seeking skills and career development strategies.

Through sessions led by experienced and qualified career consultants and nonprofit subject matter experts, attendees will learn how to become more competitive in the nonprofit job marketplace. Featured workshop presenters include Nelson Layag, Project Director of CompassPoint Nonprofit Services; Kathy Ferber Program Director, Nonprofit Management Certificate Program, Division of Continuing and International Education at California State University, East Bay; Mauri Schwartz, President and CEO of Career Insiders and Dalya Massachi, M.A., Founder, Writing for Community Success.

“We are so pleased to present our 2nd annual Opportunity Knocks/YNPNsfba Nonprofit Career Conference. The Nonprofit Career Conference is produced as an ongoing effort to assist the job seekers and professionals of the San Francisco Bay Area, where Opportunity Knocks was launched, access the resources and knowledge they need to get a job in the nonprofit sector,” says Karen Beavor, President and CEO of Opportunity Knocks.

Attendees will receive training and consultations that will provide them with the skills needed to:

  •     Transition from the for-profit to nonprofit sector
  •     Determine a nonprofit career path
  •     Analyze resume and job search strategies
  •     Assess employability skills
  •     Understand the current landscape of the nonprofit sector

Registration capacity is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis. A limited number of partial scholarships through Opportunity Knocks are available and YNPNsfba paid members receive a discount.

More information about the conference can be found at: http://content.opportunityknocks.org/2011/05/02/nonprofit-career-conference-2/
or
http://www.opportunityknocks.org

About Opportunity Knocks: Opportunity Knocks is the national nonprofit Job Board, HR Resource and Career Development website exclusively on the nonprofit community. For nonprofit professionals, http://www.OpportunityKnocks.org is the premier destination to find nonprofit jobs and access valuable resources for developing successful careers in the nonprofit community. For employers, http://www.OpportunityKnocks.org is the best way to find qualified nonprofit candidates and receive valuable information that nonprofit organizations need when building successful recruitment, retention and human resource strategies.

About YNPNsfba: Young Nonprofit Professionals Network San Francisco Bay Area (YNPNsfba) is the premier network for established and emerging young nonprofit leaders in the greater San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose area. We are an active voice for thousands of young professionals and provide support for young leaders through professional development, networking events and social opportunities. YNPNsfba is entirely volunteer-run by a dedicated advisory board and planning committees. We invite you to join us – gain valuable experience, progress your career, and have fun with a group of hard-working and committed nonprofit leaders. To learn more, visit us at http://ynpn.org/sfba/.

Contact: Lynne Norton, Opportunity Knocks, 678-916-3066 or lnorton(at)opportunityknocks(dot)org

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