The Master of Science in Nonprofit Management integrates theory and best practices to prepare you for a leadership position in the nonprofit sector. With rapid change becoming the norm, organizations need strong, adaptive leaders to help them thrive. The Master of Science in Nonprofit Management prepares you for leadership positions at universities, hospitals, charities, foundations, NGOs, or educational and religious organizations—entities with complex needs and limited resources, seeking to make a difference. Unlike a traditional MBA, this degree focuses on core competencies in the nonprofit world: fundraising, policy, strategic management, and the tools to foster positive change. Through action-oriented coursework, opportunities to collaborate with nonprofits, and experiential projects guided by faculty who work in the field, this program prepares you to become a mission-driven leader with the skills to make a meaningful impact.

Concentrations: Fundraising, Leadership and Communication, Project Management, Social Media Analytics, Social Innovation

Job Titles

Program Manager/CoordinatorClinical Services Director*
Social Services Director/Manager*Communications Coordinator
Membership AssociateGrant Manager
Assistant DirectorExecutive Director*
Operations managerDirector of Development
AdvocateHuman Resources Manager/Generalist
Grant WriterAssociate Director of Advancement
Volunteer Services Coordinator

Positions that require additional education or training are indicated by a (*).
Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interest as possible, including Co-op and internships.


This is a limited sample of employers who have posted jobs on NUworks; please note, that they may not currently have positions posted.


This is a sample of the industries that often hire this major.

Human Rights OrganizationsSocial Advocacy Organizations
Environmental OrganizationsGrantmaking Foundations
Conservation OrganizationsVoluntary Health Organizations
Wildlife OrganizationsHospitals
Cause-Related Non-Profits in any category

Internships and Co-ops

 These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities in the field.

  • Economic Mobility Co-op
  • Marketing & Development Internship
  • Grant Writer Intern
  • Intern for Law & Human Rights Support
  • Communications Intern
  • Replace with Community Services and Resettlement Co-op
  • Advocacy Intern

To search for internship opportunities, log in to NUworks, and other internship sites.


Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may search their website for co-op and internship information.


The following resources include various websites and campus resources that will aid you in exploring this career field and industry.

The following resources include various websites and campus resources that will aid you in exploring this career field and industry.

Websites for Career Exploration

Advancing Philanthropy

Boston Network for International Development

Center for Civil Society Studies


Massachusetts Nonprofit Network

National Council of Nonprofits

National Council of Nonprofits

Nonprofit World Magazine


Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR)

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The Nonprofit Quarterly

The NonProfit Times

TSNE MissionWorks

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN)

Websites for the Job Search

Boston Network for International Development

CharityVillage – Canada

Chronicle of Philanthropy





Koya Leadership Partners

National Council of Nonprofits Career Center

Non Profit Job Seeker

Nonprofit Career Network

Nonprofit Jobs Center

The Bridgespan Group

The Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM)

The Foundation Center’s Philanthropy News Digest (PND)

The Green Job Center

The NonProfit Times Career Match

Work for GOOD

Campus Organizations & Activities

*For additional student organizations click here.
*For additional student activities click here.

Professional Associations

Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professionals in the field you may contact for informational interview requests and networking opportunities.

Social Media

Sample Groups providing resources such as industry trends, company information, job listings, and networking opportunities within the field: