Social and Community Service Managers


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+17% (much faster than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's degree


What Social and Community Service Managers Do

Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.

Other Job Titles Social and Community Service Managers May Have

Adoption Services Manager, Child Welfare Services Director, Children's Service Supervisor, Clinical Services Director, Community Services Director, Psychiatric Social Worker Supervisor, Social Services Director, Transitional Care Director, Vocational Rehabilitation Administrator

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Youth Organizer ,

Children's Defense Fund

Collectively we identify a problem and create community centered solutions to those problems.

Community Engagement Manager ,

Families In Schools

If you shadowed me, you would most likely accompany me to a school assembly, sit in on phone calls with parents, and meet with community based organizations. My day consists of talking with all kinds of people about how to help students achieve their dreams.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • 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.
  • 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.

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