I'm going to a 2nd interview next Friday 4/7 with a non-profit agency, they called me the day after the first interview, hopefully this means they like me. I'm nervous!! :)
I know NPOs don't have big budgets but they are offering a low range for the sysadmin/tech support/contracts admin position, $53-60k. Most similar positions pay at least $60k.
I have 15+ years of past sysadmin, procurement and tech support experience to grow into this position, even if it has some components new to me.
I want them to pay me at the top of the range (60k) or better.
It's way less than I used to make but living expenses are lower. This only counts for context but I fit some of their DEI aspects too. I do understand it's a non-profit but I should not work "for nothing."
Anyway, what are some ways I can indicate I want at least 60k if not more??
I've had one suggestion, which has pros and cons and might be too aggressive: "I was disappointed to see this low range; I was expecting a 60-65k range." (This assumes I'm given the opportunity to speak out loud about my salary expectations. I'm not sure I could negotiate other things like being in an office closer to home, maybe I could mention that if they only go as high as 60k.)
I know my abilities and value to any company. It won't happen but I could even provide a 6-page document explaining all my numerous contributions to my past employer that decided to outsource me. Idk when or if they will talk to my references, who I know are capable of saying good things about me and hopefully they do so. Also I shall continue applying elsewhere in case this does not work out.
Thank you, :) p