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Jobville unofficially launched. 16 jobs and counting…

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Did we mention that it's free - yes FREE - for nonprofits?

It’s been quite a gestation but our new baby is unofficially launched and in Beta mode. Jobville is a job-listing website that proudly allows nonprofit and community sector organisations to list their jobs for free. Yes – FREE. Why should nonprofits spend thousands a year listing their jobs? One change of habit could save your organisation thousands, many changes of habit could save the sector millions.

Recruiters, corporates and government employers are also welcome to list their jobs and will find our fees a comparative bargain. In fact, until May 1 corporate and government listings are also free.

Jobville’s first 10 advertisers of any persuasion won themselves an edible, ethical token of our appreciation. Free – yes FREE – listings and a Fairtrade treat.

Cancer Council Australia has already jumped on board and has a lovely gig for a Corporate partnerships co-ordinator. There are media and comms roles with Melbourne Citymission, CARE Australia, Animals Australia and Surf Lifesaving NSW. Gigs also from Ian Potter Foundation and Law Foundation Victoria. It’s a free for all! Geddit? Free… Oh never mind.

We list volunteer gigs too.

We will list a much broader range of jobs than similar sites: nursing, mental health, arts, communications, fundraising, community development, drug and alcohol, health promotion, social work, project management, IT; the lot.

Beyond being free – yes FREE – for nonprofit and community organisations we will be doing other things differently. For instance; we have a small mountain of Oxfam Fairtrade chocolate, coffee, jam and tea to give to retweeters, email forwarders and advertisers.

Once again we have developed this site with our development and design partner Sam Tzouramanis. Thanks Sam baby.

Follow us on Twitter @jobvilleau and we’ll the jobs your way. Retweet them for edible, ethical rewards. We’ll be rewarding one this week with a Fairtrade treat.

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You know what they say: from 0 to 16 in 7 ain’t bad.

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Australia’s free-for-nonprofit jobs-listing website is proving a hit with the community and nonprofit sector. In the seven days since its unofficial launch the free website gained 16 listings from leading Australian employers including: CARE Australia, Animals Australia, Melbourne CityMission, Asthma Foundation NSW and VERTO.

“Business is booming and I haven’t gained a cent,” says site founder Brett de Hoedt. “That’s the whole point – there’s now no need for nonprofits to spend on online recruitment.”

free job advertisements

Will they embrace freedom?

Provocatively, de Hoedt, who will charge government and private sector advertisers from May 1, 2013, thinks that is a litmus test of nonprofit business culture.

“Jobville represents an opportunity to save millions but it will require very specific people to change their habits. These people are unlikely to be rewarded for saving money. Maybe there’s no incentive. The sector has a mantra – ‘we don’t have enough money’ but that doesn’t mean that they will act to save money. Maybe they won’t bother. I bloody well hope they do.”

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