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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who choose an online nonprofit management and leadership degree often wish to pursue leadership, faculty, or consulting positions in nonprofit organizations or are considering starting their own nonprofit organization.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Charitable organization
  • Civic/community organization
  • Environmental advocacy organization
  • Foundation
  • Government — local, state, federal
  • Health care organization
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Religious organization
  • Social/human services organization

Common Job Titles/Positions*

  • Adjunct or part-time faculty
  • Chief development officer
  • Chief executive officer
  • Chief financial officer
  • Development director
  • Director of community engagement
  • Director of human resources
  • Director of training
  • Executive director
  • Full-time faculty
  • Fundraising/development manager
  • Marketing director
  • Planned-giving or major-gifts officer
  • President
  • Program director
  • Senior manager
  • Social service director/ administrator

*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide. Many factors determine what position an individual may attain and Capella can't guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.

†Some positions require licensure and/or other designations. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

PhD in Human Services Degree Program Graduates

Data from graduates of the PhD in Human Services degree program have been combined for these Career Outcomes results.

The graphs below show some key findings from Capella's Alumni Outcomes Survey. We use this information to help improve our courses, programs and services and to give you an idea of how alumni are using their degrees.

The skills and knowledge have been immediately applicable to my career 40%My degree has positioned me to achieve my professional ambitions 40%Capellas competency based curriculum has prepared me for the needs of my profession 50%

Percentage of respondents who answered "strongly agree" or “agree."
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.

Made a significant contribution to my profession 40%Successfully changed jobs and-or careers 60%Assumed leadership responsibilities 70%Received a salary increase 70%Received a promotion 60%

Percentage of respondents who indicated they had accomplished each item.
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.