By Jennifer Bobrow Burns
Nearly thirteen million americans are at the moment hired within the nonprofit zone, and the Bureau of work information predicts a 10-percent bring up by means of 2010. Representing greater than 10 diversified industries and countless numbers of activity capabilities, greater than 70 careers within the nonprofit zone abound for these expert in study, writing, arithmetic, and extra. large appendixes comprise lists of colleges, firms, guides, and extra assets. occupation profiles comprise: Bioresource engineer, improvement assistant, government director, provide author, healthiness coverage analyst, foreign reduction employee, Lobbyist, software director, and extra.
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Depending on their particular skills and abilities as well as the needs of their department, they contribute to the overall goal of helping their organization gain the funds to carry out their mission. To do this, they become experts about their particular organization and what it strives to accomplish. Depending on the work setting and the individual goals of each Development Assistant, they may have a little or a lot of responsibility. For those Development Assistants who see their job as primarily administrative, they go to work and get their tasks done.
Programs such as annual award dinners, certificates of honor, Volunteer of the Month programs, and newsletter articles are some of the ways that volunteers can be commended for their accomplishments. However, not all volunteers appreciate such public recognition and many Directors of Volunteers agree that one-on-one acknowledgment goes a long way. One Director of Volunteers commented on the amount of time she spends writing personal thank-you notes, and how important she feels this is to the field.
An understanding of statistics is necessary. While they usually do not receive formal training on the job (with the exception of specific database and computer programs), the expectation is that Research Directors come in with a solid background in research. Whether it comes from working as a research assistant for a professor as an undergraduate, conducting research studies independently GENERAL NONPROFIT POSITIONS 21 as a graduate student, or working as part of a team of researchers as an assistant, it is crucial to have this experience and knowledge base.
Career Opportunities in the Nonprofit Sector by Jennifer Bobrow Burns