Nonprofit Jobs: Which are Most Popular?

If you are browisng this site, then you are obviously interested in finding nonprofit jobs. Of course, there are many types of jobs in the nonprofit sector, all of which provide a diverse range of work. I can't tell you exactly what non profit work will be the best for you, but I can tell you some of the most popular jobs in the nonprofit world. This information was taken from The NonProfit Times' 2010 Salary and Benefits Report .

  • Fundraising jobs are particularly prominent with nonprofits. This shouldn't come as much of a surprise, as fundraising is a huge part of the success of any nonprofit organization. If you have good people skills, are well versed in mathematics, or have had any success in raising money in the past, this is the type of non profit job you should consider applying for. The kind of jobs in this field include Development Director positions. The Development Director is in charge of developing fundraising strategies, among other duties.
  • Philanthropy jobs are also very popular among nonprofit job seekers. Giving is another important aspect of most nonprofits, and it is also one of the things that attracts people to work for them in the first place; the opportunity to do work that helps improve the lives of others is a big draw. While browsing nonprofit jobs, you may notice many job titles related to philanthropy, including Annual Giving Director. These positions are responsible for the giving programs that the nonprofit runs, like telemarketing and direct mail programs.
  • Like any company, marketing is very important for nonprofits. As such, you will find tons of marketing jobs while browsing a non profit job board . Marketing Coordinator is one job that you will often run into. Under supervision, you would help run the nonprofit's various marketing campaigns. You would also be responsible with coming up with marketing proposals.
  • Finally, you should expect to see a decent amount of grant-making positions. Creating grant proposals is a huge part of the funding for the various projects a not for profit organization will undertake, so if you are a skilled writer with a good sense for numbers, this is a position you should consider.

Hopefully, this gave you a good sense of the kind of nonprofit jobs you will encounter during your job search. There are plenty other types of jobs, of course, but these are some of the more prominent types of positions you will encounter at a non profit.



 

 

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CEO/Head of School

Creative Learning Academy of Pensacola, Inc. “CLA” is seeking a chief executive to become Head of School beginning with the 2013-2014 school year. The successful candidate must have a history of significant business leadership and a proven track record of growth. Experience at an accredited independent school preferred, but not required.

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Director of Development

The WRUS Director of Development will have the opportunity to work within a collaborative, student centered professional environment, vigilant in our dedication to the success of bright high school students with learning differences, bound for college and post secondary learning.

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Fundraising and Development Director

Major Non-Profit organization in Carlsbad, NM is looking for a Fundraising and Development Director to join their team. This candidate must be someone with a proven track record developing and coordinating annual giving, donor stewardship and securing other forms of giving for a major Non-Profit organization.

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Major Gifts Officer

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews ( The Fellowship ) is seeking a resourceful and dynamic individual as a Major Gifts Officer to promote our mission and build strong support among major donors. The MGO will engage, cultivate, and solicit current and prospective major donors in the western region of the US.

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Regional Director

The Regional Director supports multiple Executive Directors (EDs, 5-6) and community based Boards of Directors (5-6) in their region, serves as the Chief Executive of the region and is responsible for leadership and management development and support, board and resource development, marketing, and training needs of the assigned team members to ensure all performance goals are exceeded.

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Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving

Responsibilities include developing and implementing a major and planned gifts development plan, and building a high-performing team, to achieve fundraising goals; managing a portfolio of donors; and serving as the primary liaison with financial advisors, attorneys, and other partners in the promotion and acquisition of gifts.

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Business Administrator

The position is responsible for the management of all financial and business aspects of the organization. Job responsibilities include: accounts payable and receivable, banking transactions and account, reconciliations, payroll, budget preparation and tracking, administration and record keeping of employee benefit programs, maintain all insurances, maintain donor and financial databases and preparation of financial reports.

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President and CEO

The United Way of Northern Arizona is seeking a proven, energetic leader as its next President and CEO. The new President and CEO will succeed the current President and CEO who is retiring after more than 14 years of outstanding, innovative leadership. UWNA has been recognized nationally for creating innovative collaborations and partnerships in its community impact areas of education, income and health.

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President/CEO

The Methodist Home for Children and Youth, a multi-faceted residential care home in Macon, Georgia, that addresses the needs of abused, neglected, and abandoned children, seeks a visionary administrator to guide and advance the operations and services as the President and CEO.

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Director of Foundation Relations

Seeking a Director of Foundation Relations to lead the effort to build and sustain relationships with national foundations and to leverage resources of the foundation community to help NSALA's reach its organizational goals and grow its new national initiative.

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Grants Manager

Use your experience with the grantmaking cycle to develop online applications, draft grant agreements, and track and review grantee reports. You will have primary responsibility for managing the grants management team's use of database and legal compliance technology.

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Chief Executive Officer

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) oversees all operational aspects of the organization. This leader will be charged with oversight of fiscal and financial affairs, services provided, staff management, and the cultivation of community partnerships.

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Fundraising Manager

CRY America is CRY, Child Rights and You America Inc, a non profit organization registered in the USA in November 2002 that works towards restoring basic rights to underprivileged children, especially Indian. At CRY America we believe that each of us as individuals can make a difference.

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Director of Foundation Relations

Virginia Commonwealth University has an opening for an experienced, team-oriented Director of Foundation Relations. This position will report to the Senior Associate VP for Development and will serve as a member of the leadership team responsible for engaging national foundations. This individual will identify and cultivate new foundation partnerships on behalf of the university.

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Executive Director

With support and input from members of the board and staff, the Executive Director ensures the ethical integrity of the Foundation in daily operations as well as through strategic alliances and in various communiqué.

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Vice President of Development

Reporting directly to the President/CEO and serving on the executive team, directing a small team of fundraising professionals, this position will develop goals and strategies for fundraising programs incorporating major gifts, annual funds, government grants, corporate & foundation relations and planned giving.

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Senior Director, Foundation Relations

The Senior Director will focus on building high-level relationships between top foundations that will increase giving to support the American Heart Association mission. He or she will collaborate with volunteers and staff throughout the Western States Affiliate to achieve success. An emphasis will be on closing six-figure gifts to help us change and save lives.

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Director of Peer to Peer Fundraising

This position is responsible for the development and execution of the Agency's Peer to Peer fundraising strategy. The Peer to Peer strategy will focus on empowering individuals and groups to raise funds on behalf of the agency by allowing them to communicate and solicit prospective donors from their own networks and communities.

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