What is Non-Profit, Public, Organizational Management?
Non-profit, public, organizational management is the area of management that deals with non-profit corporations and organizations, including but not limited to public organizations, schools, foundations and non-governmental organizations. Individuals in this field will utilize multiple fields of discipline in order to manage the administrative, financial, or human resources related areas of a given organization. An understanding of the laws that govern the formation of operation of such entities is required in order to successful operate.
An education in the field is generally pursued at the bachelor degree level, though alternative management or business courses may be taken in lieu of such a program if it unavailable at a given school. Some school's may offer associate level degrees, though most employers will tend look more favorably upon candidates who have at least four years of education in the area as well as volunteer or internship experience.
A curriculum may include:
- Non-profit Accounting and Reporting
- Management of Limited Resources
- Fundraising and Taxation
- Business and Non-Profit Law
- Non-Profit Corporate Structures
Individuals will seek employment with non-profit, non-governmental or governmental agencies. Individuals must be well versed in the daily operations of their employer, as well as be able to track finances, costs and other factors that may adversely affect continued operations. As such, an attention to detail, good interpersonal skills, the ability to work long hours, as well as mete out responsibility as needed to encourage efficiency and cost reduction is required in order to be able to find and maintain employment in this area. Organization may also require individuals to manage the intake of funds through donations or other means if funding is procured in such a manner.
Job Growth, Salary and Related Fields
The non-profit sector has grown significantly over the last twenty years, and is expected to continue seeing such growth as the role of such organization nationally and internationally continues to affect policy and introduce new ideas. As such, individuals should be able to find work, though those with master degrees in the field or higher will tend to experience less competition and better results due to limited positions overall. The annual salary for such managers is over $100,000 annually but may vary greatly based on success, experience, employer and location.