Congratulations, you’re a new mom! Your whole world has changed now that there’s a little one who depends on you for everything. But in addition to changing diapers and feeding a little human, many new moms also need to return to work. Whether you’re returning to your current job after a maternity leave or re-entering the workforce by searching for a new gig, Glassdoor is here to help.
The past 3 years have seen a surge in resources for working parents. The Goldman Sachs Returnship program helps to develop talented professionals who are looking to restart their careers after an extended absence from the workforce. New York-based nonprofit Return Path has designed a 20-week paid program for professionals who had taken time off work for caregiving responsibilities. PayPal onboarded nine software engineers to returnships earlier this year.
To encourage new moms, we’ve rounded up 7 awesome jobs to apply to if you’re looking for flexible roles at companies that are family-oriented. Grab your resume, and apply now.
1. Real Estate Agent, Seattle, WA
Real estate agents set their own schedule but typically must be available on nights and weekends. This is ideal for women who want flexibility in their work schedule and are o.k. with there being “no typical days.” If you work for Redfin, they pay for health insurance for you and your family, computer equipment, cell-phone plan, mileage, continuing education, MLS dues. Top producing agents are eligible for increased transaction bonuses and an annual international prize trip. Must haves? “Fire in the belly and local knowledge.”
2. Head of Talent Acquisition, Marlow, IL
Looking for a dream job? SAS is currently recruiting for a Head of Talent Acquisition (Northern Europe) to develop, drive and execute innovative recruiting strategies in order to recruit top talent to the organization across the region. Based from our Marlow HQ, you will lead a high performing in-house recruitment team. SAS boasts a laundry list of benefits that new moms will rave about: high-quality child care at $410 a month, unlimited sick days, a medical center staffed by four physicians and 10 nurse practitioners (at no cost to employees), a free 66,000-square-foot fitness center and natatorium, a lending library, and a summer camp for children.
3. Performance Sports Marketing Manager, Emeryville, CA
Since September 2010, organic food and drink maker Clif Bar & Company has offered on-site child care at its Emeryville, California, headquarters. Clif Base Camp, as it’s called, can accommodate up to 64 children and averages roughly 44 each day, perfect for new parents. This marketing role is responsible for driving the execution of marketing activity across Clif’s “Performance Sports” segment (currently Running, Cycling, Triathlon, Obstacle Course Racing, and Traditional/Mainstream Sports), under the guidance of the Sr. Performance Sports Marketing Manager.
4. On-Call Hair & Makeup Artist, West Chester, PA
Are you a make-up maven who knows how to tint and tease, contour and correct? QVC is hiring. Under the direct supervision of the Salon Styling Manager the On Call Multi-platform Hair & Makeup Artist is responsible for styling the overall On-Air look in partnership with the Fashion Stylists for all QVC talent including hosts, guests, and model across all platforms. Keep in mind, applicants must be able to work a varied schedule, including weekends; 1st, 2nd or 3rd shifts because of our 24/7 live studio environment.
5. Freelance Copywriter, Dallas, TX
Are you the last man standing on Words with Friends? Have you been described as a lyrical wordsmith? Do you spend most of your time with two fingers on the pulse of pop culture and five holding tomes of non-teenage, 100% vampire-free fiction? Do you know what “ennui” means? Then you could be the person The Marketing Arm is looking for. They are looking for remote freelancers tow work at a moments notice so moms with flexible schedules are free to reach out and work when needed.
6. Aflac Benefits Consultant, Tampa, FL
In addition to allowing employees to work from home, Aflac is one of the few companies that offers 360-degree employee benefits, perfect for new moms. A few of the perks that employees rave about include on-site child-care facilities, on-site employee Acute Care Center and Health Clinic, fitness center and walking trails, health screenings and educational scholarships. These make applying to be a benefits consultant so much easier! You’ll be the go-to benefit-solutions partner for businesses in your community. As an Aflac associate, you will be a strategic advisor to companies and their employees. Your role will consist of helping business owners figure out the best way to insure employees and guiding individuals to choose the best benefits options.
7. Google Children’s Center Teacher, Mountain View, CA
Bring your love of teaching (and your children) to Google. You’ll work with both your team and Google parents to continually develop and improve our Employee Child Development program to meet the physical, cognitive, social and emotional needs of Pre-K kids. Google’s Benefits Child Care team prides itself on being “a pioneer in the world of childhood development.” They have created children’s centers located near their Mountain View corporate headquarters. Children ages 3 months through 5 years are welcome to attend. Candidates must have a minimum of 1 year of teaching experience with children ages 3 months to 3 years for Infant/Toddler Teachers and with children ages 3 years to 5 years for Preschool Teachers.