Nonprofit Leadership and Management (American Indian Studies), BS

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Have you dreamed of being a successful professional working to advance the quality of life in communities, especially Indigenous communities? This program prepares you to do exactly that.

Complementary to the nation's first BS degree in nonprofit leadership and management, the American Indian studies concentration empowers purpose-driven students to be culturally aware, competent, and ready for key roles that enable them to advance nonprofits that serve tribal lands, including those organized by tribal governments.

The nonprofit sector in the United States is unique in form and function. This sector includes institutions and individuals situated between government, public, business and commerce sectors. Students learn about the nonprofit sector through curriculum instruction and field experience. The concentration in American Indian studies familiarizes students with American Indian worldviews, current issues and tribal governance. Many students in the nonprofit sector work with American Indian populations.

The required internship component of the program leads students to professional opportunities within the nonprofit sector. Students also may choose to pursue the National Certified Nonprofit Professional credential through ASU's affiliation with the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance: https://www.nonprofitleadershipalliance.org/credential.

This program is accredited by the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council.

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Nonprofit Leadership and Management (American Indian Studies), BS

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Career outlook

Most of the major nonprofit organizations in Arizona and other states work with American Indian populations providing services and expertise. Thus, career options are extensive and include many of the nonprofit organizations in the state and beyond. Careers fields may include fundraising, social services provision, volunteer management, and youth programming.

Example careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:


Career*growth*median salary
Social and Human Service Assistants 16.4%$33,120
Chief Executives-3.9%$183,270
Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 13.2%$41,570
Compliance Managers 8%$105,610
General and Operations Managers 9.1%$100,410
Human Resources Managers9.1%$110,120
Administrative Services Managers
Public Relations Managers
Regulatory Affairs Managers 8%$105,610
Social and Community Service Managers 18%$64,100
Media Programming Directors 12.2%$71,620

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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