I am in the process of interviewing for a mid-level program/project coordinator position at a non-profit in New York City, and I believe I will be offered the position. I have always been terrible at negotiating salary, and want to change that this time around, but I am finding it very difficult to figure out what the general market range for similar jobs is.
Here are my specific details:
-I have over a decade of relevant experience in academic and non-profit program administration.
-I have a masters degree from a top university (although not directly relevant to the field).
-The position title is senior coordinator, and the organization is a medical professional society.
-My current position is as a program associate for a foundation. I make 45K, which seems very low to me, but I don't have much sense what people in similar positions make. I took this job because I was unemployed for a year while living out of the country for my ex-husband's career, and took the first job I was offered to get re-established in NYC. So I feel like I got lowballed, but I'm not sure (hence the question). Although I should say that I don't pay anything out of pocket for medical insurance currently, so I would need to keep that in consideration when negotiating for a new position.
-I am very qualified for the new position. The organization I work for now is in the same medical specialty, which is a relatively small world. I've collaborated with staff members at the new organization in my current position, including one of their vice-presidents who was a consultant for my current organization. I've also worked with numerous people on their board and advisory committees. I would already be up to speed on the field and the organization, and the work would be more complex and demanding than what I do now.
-I can look up their 990 forms for financial information, but only the salaries of the top executives are listed - I have no access to general staff salaries.
-I'm a woman and so is 90% of the staff at the new job (which I only mention because women are traditionally less likely to negotiate and I figure it's an important context.)
I am going in again next week to meet additional members of the staff, and want to be prepared with a salary range informed by research, but I'm stumped looking at the traditional salary sources. When I look at the Occupational Outlook Handbook
, for example, the closest job descriptions I can find are different types of managers, which doesn't quite work, because while I would be managing projects, I wouldn't be supervising any staff underneath me. Or secretary/administrative assistant, which gets at the administration aspect, but I would have much more responsibility and independence than that. And so many similar job and salary descriptions seem tailored to corporations, not non-profit. I'm finding the same issue with salary.com, as well.
So long question short, is there anyone either in a similar position in NYC, or familiar with hiring, who can either suggest what kind of salary I should be asking for, or other resources where I can find the information I need? Thanks in advance!