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Industry Focus: NON-PROFIT & GOVERNMENT. Presented by: Mrs. Mietus Penfield High School. Industry Overview: Non-Profit. Money they earn comes from foundations, grants, membership dues, charitable gifts, fundraising efforts, or services they provide

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industry focus non profit government

Presented by:

Mrs. Mietus

Penfield High School

industry overview non profit
Industry Overview:Non-Profit
  • Money they earn comes from foundations, grants, membership dues, charitable gifts, fundraising efforts, or services they provide
  • You can make a positive impact on behalf of your organization’s cause
industry overview government
Industry Overview:Government
  • Government agencies exist on a federal, state, or local level
  • Funding for these agencies come from taxes collected
  • There are a wide range of career possibilities
job outlook government
Job Outlook: Government
  • More jobs exist at the local and state level than the federal government
  • 20 million people currently work for the federal and state government
  • Employment is expected to increase 10% through 2012
job outlook non profit
Job Outlook: Non-Profit
  • Employment fluctuates with the economy: when the economy is strong, jobs are plentiful; when the economy is weak, jobs are often eliminated
  • Due to the large number of non-profit organizations and the relatively low pay, jobs can be easy to secure
career tracks job titles
Career Tracks: Job Titles


  • Executive Director
  • Program Director
  • Director of Development and Fund-Raising
  • Communications Assistant/Director
  • Program Assistant
  • Event Coordinator
  • Director of Volunteers
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Career Tracks: Job Titles


  • Legislative Aide
  • Press Secretary
  • Program Officer
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Budget Analyst
  • Environmental Protection Specialist
  • Intelligence Analyst
job profile director of alternative sentencing program in the criminal justice system
Job Profile: Director of Alternative Sentencing Program in the Criminal Justice System

Denise Morton acts as a court liaison. She attends court meetings, community meetings, attends panels, and signs off on court reports.

“I like the responsibility. I feel that the work we do is important and that we have an impact in the criminal justice system.”


Government Jobs

  • You Can Expect to Earn Between $40,000 and $90,000 Annually

Non-Profit Jobs

  • You Can Expect to Earn Between $25,000 and $50,000 Annually
tips on getting hired
Tips on Getting Hired


  • Network
  • Have Many Skills Since These Organizations Require Employees to do Various Tasks
  • Start by Volunteering
  • Learn All You Can About Organization and/or Cause
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Tips on Getting Hired


  • Take a Civil Service Test
  • Attend Career Fairs
  • Seek Internship Opportunities
national employers
National Employers


  • Habitat for Humanity International
  • Public Broadcasting Service
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Teach for America
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National Employers


  • Federal, State, and Local Governments
  • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • National Park Service
  • Peace Corps
  • United Nations
career survival tips
Career Survival Tips


  • People may not stay in one organization for long: be prepared to move around a lot


  • Once you have secured a position, people are promoted from within and jobs are secure
courses you can take now
Courses You Can Take NOW!

Non-Profit & Government

Math Accounting

Computer Classes English

Foreign Language Social Studies

potential employers for high school students
Potential Employers for High School Students
  • American Red Cross
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Public Broadcasting Service
  • National Park Service
  • Peace Corps
  • Local Government Offices
two year college in monroe county
Two-Year College in Monroe County

Monroe Community



Business Administration

Business: Financial Services

Human Services

Public Administration

four year college in monroe county
Four-Year College in Monroe County

Nazareth College


Social Work Accounting

Business Administration

Information Technology Economics

potential employers in monroe county
Non-Profit Organizations

Arc of Monroe County

Heritage Centers

Lifetime Assistance, Inc.

Al Sigl Center

American Red Cross

Safety Council of Upstate NY

Government Agencies

Monroe County

U.S. Postal Service

Town of Penfield, Webster, Fairport, etc.

Potential Employers in Monroe County
web sites for further job information
Web Sites for Further Job Information

Monroe County’s Human Resources Department

USAJOBS, the Official web site of the Federal Government’s Office of Personnel Management