Stacy McCoy

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After graduating cum laude from Wake Forest University with a B.A. in Religious Studies and a double minor in International Development & Policy and International Studies I was all set to jump into the international development world. Instead, I moved to Los Angeles so my husband could pursue a Ph.D. Los Angeles is by no means a hub for international development. So, I decided to spend some time in the non-profit sector. I found it frustrating because of the instability from relying on donors and the bureaucratic red tape that hindered getting things done. So, I gave the corporate sector a try. The corporate sector left me unfulfilled; I was not giving back to society. I really wanted a job in between these two worlds, a job where I could give back and get paid. I love a solid business model. I also love having a positive impact on society. As a chronic job seeker, I knew the jobs were out there, but found them difficult to find. And so, Give to Get Jobs was created.

I currently live in Los Angeles with my husband and our dog. When I’m not working you can find me at the dog park, hiking, wine tasting, or relaxing on the couch watching a movie.

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Give To Get Jobs is a job board exclusively for jobs in the for-profit sector with a social mission. For us, there are two things that are of the utmost importance in making the world a better place. First, using the power of business to do good. Consumers are going to consumer. We are a culture built on consumption. Why not leverage that for good? Business can and should be used to have a positive impact on society. Secondly, creating jobs is absolutely paramount in fostering long-term sustainable economic development.