According to Fast Company, “Culture, especially in small organizations where the staff is regularly connecting with community members, can make or break a nonprofit, just as it can a corporation.”
Chief Culture Officer
Many nonprofit organizations value their culture enough to create a position to promote employee engagement and productivity, maintain core cultural values, and bring a sense of vitality to the office environment.
Average salary: While consistent numbers are hard to come by for this innovative job, salaries can range from about $20,000 a year to six figures as a top executive. The average pay for Chief Culture Officers is $76,000 according to ZipRecruiter.
Chief Data Scientist
According to a 2012 article in the Harvard Business Review, data science is the sexiest job of the 21st century.
It’s hard to beat that kind of tagline, but what does a data scientist even do?
Average salary: PayScale puts the range of senior data scientist pay between $93,000 and $160,000 per year, but you may see lower numbers in the nonprofit sector.
Education requirements: You’ll need advanced information technology training, as well as better than average analytical and business insight.
Chief UX Designer
As more and more of our daily transactions and interactions take place on-screen, the experience we have as users becomes more relevant to an organization’s success.
If you don’t think user experience is relevant to nonprofits, try using the donation forms on several nonprofit websites, or find your way to the information supporters might need. For a nonprofit, a good user experience can translate directly into financial support.
Keep in mind that these job titles can change. If they appeal to you, look for job descriptions that include the overarching themes mentioned. Not every nonprofit uses the same terms for each job listed here.