How to ace a non-profit development interview
November 4, 2011 7:51 PM Subscribe
Posting for a friend:
She has an interview next week for a part-time non-profit development/social media job. She has pretty good answers for generic job interview type questions, but what kinds of questions might she prepare for that are more specific to the field? What kinds of skills should she be highlighting?
posted by brackish.line to work & money (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
-The job is at a GLBTQ youth organization in a major city.
-She has a strong training in grant-writing (Grantsmanship Center training, if anyone's familiar) and is a pretty strong writer overall, but has never actually written a real grant. She has gotten in-kind donations for a non-profit before, but not as part of a paying job. How can she best emphasize the experience she does have?
-She moved to her city for an AmeriCorps position at a small organization that deals with similar issues. That position ended under less-than-ideal circumstances. (She resigned; both of the other AmeriCorps workers at her site had done the same thing before.) How should she address this background, knowing that the ED of this non-profit might know her old boss?