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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.