The nonprofit field is growing, and so are the demands for the services nonprofits provide. In the last 10 years, 500 new organizations have been established in the Pittsburgh area alone. The growth of nonprofits means that various positions within these organizations will need to be filled by qualified individuals.
The right education is critical to demonstrating your qualifications to prospective employers. A Certificate in Nonprofit Management, alone or coupled with an appropriate bachelor’s or advanced degree, will aid in your quest for employment by or promotion within a nonprofit organization.
Students who successfully complete this certificate may apply the credits to an undergraduate degree in public service at the University of Pittsburgh College of General Studies.
This certificate is applicable to positions such as grant writers, fundraisers, development officers, accountants, information technology workers, and office managers.
Students must meet requirements for admission to the College of General Studies. A certificate application must be completed. To avoid a late fee, you should complete this process when registering for courses.
For the course schedule and descriptions of most undergraduate classes offered by the College of General Studies, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, and College of Business Administration, visit www.courses.as.pitt.edu.
All courses are three credits.
PUBSRV 0020 Introduction to Public Service
PUBSRV 1200 Practices of Nonprofit Management
PUBSRV 1210 Financial Management of Nonprofit Organizations
PUBSRV 1220 Human Resource Management for Nonprofit Organizations
PUBSRV 1230 Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations
PUBSRV 1900 Internship Seminar
Credits earned at other accredited educational institutions may be eligible for transfer. However, a minimum of nine credits must be earned at the University of Pittsburgh. Students must maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average in all University certificate courses.
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Requirements subject to change. Check with an academic advisor before registering.
According to Urban Institute, the number of nonprofits between 2001 and 2011 has increased by 25 percent. Jobs for social and community service managers are expected to grow by 27 percent by 2020. Social and community service managers had a median salary of $57,950 in 2010.
Source: Occupational Outlook Handbook, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics