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Social and Community Service Managers

Social and Community Service Managers
Quick Facts : Social and Community Service Managers*
2010 Median Pay$57,950
Entry Level EducationBachelor's degree
Work Experience in Related OccupationNone
Number of Jobs, 2012134,100
Job Outlook27% (Faster than average)
Employment Change35,800


Social and community service managers coordinate and supervise social service programs and community organizations. They direct and lead staff who provide social services to the public. The job duties of social and community service managers vary based on the size of the organization they work for. In large agencies, managers have more specialized duties.

What Social and Community Service Managers Do

  • Discuss with members of the community what types of programs and services are needed
  • Design and oversee programs to meet the needs of the target audience or community
  • Create methods to gather information, such as statistics, about the impact of their programs
  • Supervise staff, such as social workers, who provide services to clients
  • Get funding for programs though the agency's budget process or fundraising

Work Environment

Social and community service managers work for nonprofit organizations, private for-profit social service agencies, and government agencies. Most work full time.
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Job Outlook

Employment of social and community service managers is expected to grow by 27 percent from 2010 to 2020.
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Pay

The average salary of social and community service managers was $57,950 in May 2010.
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Social and Community Service Managers*
Average Annual Salary, May 2010

Social and Community Service Managers

57950

Healthcare Occupations

58203.2

All Jobs in the U.S.

52312.5223
Social and Community Service Managers*
Percent Change in Employment

Social and Community Service Managers

26.6965

Healthcare Occupations

25.417691284418105

All Jobs in the U.S.

15.767561808929724

Becoming a Social and Community Service Managers

A bachelor's degree in social work, urban studies, public administration, or a related field is the minimum requirement. Employers often prefer to have that combined with some work experience as well. Many employers prefer workers with a master's degree in social work, public or business administration, public health, or a related field.
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