By Jennifer Bobrow Burns

Nearly thirteen million americans are at present hired within the nonprofit area, and the Bureau of work information predicts a 10-percent bring up by way of 2010. Representing greater than 10 diversified industries and enormous quantities of activity capabilities, greater than 70 careers within the nonprofit quarter abound for these expert in learn, writing, arithmetic, and extra. vast appendixes contain lists of colleges, firms, courses, and extra assets. profession profiles comprise: Bioresource engineer, improvement assistant, govt director, provide author, health and wellbeing coverage analyst, foreign relief employee, Lobbyist, software director, and extra.

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Jsp. 22 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE NONPROFIT SECTOR DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP CAREER PROFILE CAREER LADDER Duties: Manages the membership process for a nonprofit organization; devises strategies for recruiting and retaining members Director of Membership (larger organization) or Vice President Alternate Title(s): Membership Director, Membership Manager, Director of Membership Services, Recruiting Director Director of Membership Salary Range: $30,000 to $75,000 and up Employment Prospects: Good Advancement Prospects: Good Best Geographical Location(s): Major cities Membership Coordinator or Sales/Customer Service Associate Prerequisites: Education or Training—No formal requirements, but bachelor’s degree is standard; courses in English and marketing helpful Experience—Prior work or volunteer experience in nonprofits Special Skills and Personality Traits—Excellent writing and interpersonal skills; organization; creativity Position Description If you have ever joined a club or organization, chances are good that someone in the membership department made you aware of the program, as well as processed your application.

Take courses in statistics and become familiar with the related software. Brush up on your computer skills by learning more about spreadsheets and databases. 4. Speak to entry-level researchers at nonprofit organizations, such as research assistants. Find out about how they found their positions and what path they followed. 5. opportunitynocs. jsp. 22 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE NONPROFIT SECTOR DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP CAREER PROFILE CAREER LADDER Duties: Manages the membership process for a nonprofit organization; devises strategies for recruiting and retaining members Director of Membership (larger organization) or Vice President Alternate Title(s): Membership Director, Membership Manager, Director of Membership Services, Recruiting Director Director of Membership Salary Range: $30,000 to $75,000 and up Employment Prospects: Good Advancement Prospects: Good Best Geographical Location(s): Major cities Membership Coordinator or Sales/Customer Service Associate Prerequisites: Education or Training—No formal requirements, but bachelor’s degree is standard; courses in English and marketing helpful Experience—Prior work or volunteer experience in nonprofits Special Skills and Personality Traits—Excellent writing and interpersonal skills; organization; creativity Position Description If you have ever joined a club or organization, chances are good that someone in the membership department made you aware of the program, as well as processed your application.

In addition, they may work with the marketing and communications departments to create brochures, advertisements, and Web site content to promote membership. The ability to sell the institution and its programs is crucial. Directors of Membership who work at museums or cultural institutions may run individual membership, as well as corporate membership. Membership is often separated into various levels such as friend, supporter, and patron, distinguished by the membership price and benefits. They also may organize additional programs for companies, such as sponsorship of an exhibition, a chance for high visibility for the company looking for philanthropy.

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