Social and Community Service Managers
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.Number of Jobs in 2010: 1,302
Number of Jobs in 2020: 1,358
Yearly Job Growth Rate: 4.3
Annual Openings: 34
Entry Wage: $18.47
Median Wage: $25.65
Education Requirement: Bachelor's degree
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- Evaluate the work of staff and volunteers to ensure that programs are of appropriate quality and that resources are used effectively.
- 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.
- Recruit, interview, and hire or sign up volunteers and staff.
- Establish and maintain relationships with other agencies and organizations in community to meet community needs and to ensure that services are not duplicated.
- 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.
- Plan and administer budgets for programs, equipment and support services.
- 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.
- Research and analyze member or community needs to determine program directions and goals.
- Implement and evaluate staff, volunteer, or community training programs.
- Represent organizations in relations with governmental and media institutions.
- 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.
- Direct fundraising activities and the preparation of public relations materials.
- Analyze proposed legislation, regulations, or rule changes to determine how agency services could be impacted.
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Indivduals currently working as Social and Community Service Managers can easily transition into any of the occupations lisated below.
- Human Resources Managers
- Medical and Health Services Managers*
- Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School*
- Training and Development Managers
- Education Administrators, Postsecondary*
- Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program
- Training and Development Specialists*
- Emergency Management Directors
- Child, Family, and School Social Workers*
* The occupation mentioned is in demand in the state of Maine, and is projected to employ new workers each year.
Occupational data obtained from the Maine Department of Labor and O*NET
Related Maine Educational Programs are determined from CIP codes entered for the programs, which are then correlated to O*NET SOC Codes for each occupation via the 2010 CIP to SOC Crosswalk.
Last updated on January 29, 2013