Human Development and Family Studies
Section II | Non-Profit Associations
Nature of the Job
Administration within large nonprofit associations requires the same level of experience and skills as does administration within for-profit corporations. Because of the emphasis upon development and community relations within the nonprofits, these are good options for HDFS majors.
Where You Might Work
A good strategy for locating a job with nonprofits is to get directories of nonprofit and philanthropic associations and write to those that are of interest to you. A few examples of such associations are the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Association for Retarded Citizens, Easter Seal Society, March of Dimes, and United Way.
Suggested Areas for Minor/Collateral:
- Communication Studies
- Public Relations
Suggested Internship Sites for HDFS 4314:
- American Heart Association
- March of Dimes
- Many other possibilities—see practicum list
National Directory of Nonprofit Organizations
The Taft Group, Rockville, MD.
Access: Networking in the Public Interest
Access, New York, NY. (212) 475-1001. Clearinghouse of job opportunities for 1.2 million nonprofit organizations nationwide.
Sample Job Descriptions/Ads
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