Salary and Outlook
According to the US Department of Labor, there are 174,200 people employed as social and community service managers in
the United States.
The median annual salary is $69,600.
Entry level employees earn approximately $42,230 per year and senior employees earn approximately $115,800
Estimates do not include other potential benefits such as health insurance, overtime pay, or retirement benefits that may be offered by employers.
- Establish and oversee administrative procedures to meet objectives set by boards of directors or senior management.
- Direct activities of professional and technical staff members and volunteers.
- Research and analyze member or community needs to determine program directions and goals.
- Implement and evaluate staff, volunteer, or community training programs.
- Act as consultants to agency staff and other community programs regarding the interpretation of program-related federal, state, and county regulations and policies.
- Speak to community groups to explain and interpret agency purposes, programs, and policies.
- Analyze proposed legislation, regulations, or rule changes to determine how agency services could be impacted.
- Plan and administer budgets for programs, equipment, and support services.
- Represent organizations in relations with governmental and media institutions.
- Direct fundraising activities and the preparation of public relations materials.
- Evaluate the work of staff and volunteers to ensure that programs are of appropriate quality and that resources are used effectively.
- Participate in the determination of organizational policies regarding such issues as participant eligibility, program requirements, and program benefits.
- Prepare and maintain records and reports, such as budgets, personnel records, or training manuals.
- Provide direct service and support to individuals or clients, such as handling a referral for child advocacy issues, conducting a needs evaluation, or resolving complaints.
- Establish and maintain relationships with other agencies and organizations in community to meet community needs and to ensure that services are not duplicated.
- Recruit, interview, and hire or sign up volunteers and staff.