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Career Opportunities in the Nonprofit Sector
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Jennifer Bobrow Burns; Foreword by Timothy P. Shriver, Ph.D.
  • From the Series: Career Opportunities
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
  • ISBN-10: 0816060037
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6003-0
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $49.50
  • Imprint: Ferguson
  • Published: 04/01/2006
  • Dewey Number: 331.702
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 352

Summary

A nonprofit organization can be defined as any organization that has been granted tax exemption status by the Internal Revenue Service. Approximately 13 million Americans are employed in the nonprofit sector with the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicting a 10 percent increase by 2010. Job seekers with diverse interests can apply their strengths in the nonprofit sector and earn a good living doing so.

Career Opportunities in the Nonprofit Sector educates readers about the diversity of opportunities in nonprofits and provides practical and useful information about possible career paths and job titles, covering more than 70 jobs. Representing more than 10 different industries and hundreds of job functions, opportunities abound for those skilled in research, writing, mathematics, and more. Extensive appendixes include lists of schools, organizations, publications, and further resources.

Careers profiled include

  • Community developer
  • Curator
  • Director of development
  • Director of volunteers
  • Grant writer
  • Health policy analyst
  • International aid worker
  • Librarian
  • Program officer
  • Publications manager
  • Social worker
  • Student activities coordinator
  • Zoologist
  • and more.

Specifications

Index. Appendixes. Bibliography.

About the Author(s)

Jennifer Bobrow Burns has more than 10 years of experience as a writer and career counselor. She holds a B.A. in English from Cornell University and an M.A. in Counseling and Guidance from New York University. She has worked with private clients as well as at the Columbia University Center for Career Education in New York City in positions including Resource Coordinator, Career Counselor, and Associate Director of Career Development. Bobrow Burns has published numerous articles related to career issues such as job search techniques, career field profiles, and graduate school advice. At Columbia, she was the lead writer/editor for the annual Career Planner, a 50-page job search manual. Currently, she teaches a career development course at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT, and works as a distance career counselor for Readyminds.com. She lives in Connecticut.

Reviews and Awards

"This volume, as with others in the series, will be useful in high school and university libraries as well as career development sections of public libraries."
American Reference Books Annual

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