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

Concentrations: Global Studies, Human Services, Leadership, Organizational Communication, Project Management, Social Media and Online Communication, Sports and Social Change

Job Titles

Program Manager/coordinatorClinical Services Director*
Social Services Director/manager*Communications Coordinator
Membership AssociateGrant Manager
Assistant DirectorPublic Relations Specialist
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.

Employers

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

Internships and Co-ops

Industries 

Human Rights OrganizationsSocial Advocacy Organizations
Environmental OrganizationsGrantmaking Foundations
Conservation OrganizationsVoluntary Health Organizations
Wildlife OrganizationsHospitals

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

  • Project Management Intern
  • Project Manager Undergraduate Intern
  • Business Development Intern
  • 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.

Resources

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

Career Exploration

National Council of Nonprofits Career Center

Chronicle of Philanthropy

The NonProfit Times Career Match

The Bridgespan Group

Nonprofit Jobs Center

Devex

CharityVillage – Canada

Nuworks

Handshake

Career & Job Websites

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