News Applications due May 8 for graduate-level Certificate Program at Clark, Suffolk

Are you interested in taking a big step forward in your career or considering an advanced degree? The Providers’ Council’s Certificate in Nonprofit Human Service Management Program can help you move up and move forward.

This year-long, graduate-level program is designed for mid-career professionals who seek to strengthen their management skills and learn in specialized, sector-specific classes with peers from other human service agencies. Offered in partnership with Clark University in Worcester and Suffolk University in Boston, more than 600 nonprofit leaders have earned the credential since the program began.

Completed applications for the 2019-20 program that begins this fall are due by Friday, May 3. Get the application.

“The Certificate Program allows you to do your current job better and to think about the future,” said Sandy Matava, Director of Suffolk’s Moakley Center for Public Management.

“One of the benefits about this program is it’s very specific,” said Mary Piecewicz, the Assistant Dean for Clark’s School of Professional Studies during a recent information session. “It’s tailored to those people who are in the human services sector … People who share the same kinds of problems, obstacles, issues, concerns that you have in your day-to-day job. And it also allows you to build a really good network. It’s great to see how close people become over the nine months that they are doing the certificate.”

The Certificate in Nonprofit Human Service Management Program is composed of six mandatory blocks of classes that run the course of the school year. Classes begin in August/September and end in June 2020. Classes meet once a week — Wednesdays at Clark and Fridays at Suffolk — from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Students who successfully complete the Certificate Program at either Clark or Suffolk, and who already have a bachelor’s degree, may be eligible to transfer credits toward a graduate degree.

Click here for more information or download the application. The deadline to apply is May 3. If you have questions about applying to the program, please email Amanda McCarthy at or call 617.428.3637 x128.

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