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Working As A Youth Program Director

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • $73,490

    Average Salary

What Does A Youth Program Director Do

Social and community service managers coordinate and supervise social service programs and community organizations. They manage staff who provide social services to the public.

Duties

Social and community service managers typically do the following:

  • Work with members of the community and other stakeholders to identify necessary programs and services
  • Oversee administrative aspects of programs to meet the objectives of the stakeholders
  • Establish methods to gather information about the impact of their programs
  • Analyze data to determine the effectiveness of programs
  • Suggest and implement improvements to programs and services
  • Develop and manage budgets for programs and organizations
  • Plan and manage outreach activities to advocate for increased awareness of programs
  • Write proposals for social services funding

Social and community service managers work for a variety of social and human service organizations. Some of these organizations focus on working with a particular demographic, such as children, people who are homeless, older adults, or veterans. Other such organizations focus on helping people with particular challenges, such as mental health needs, the presence of chronic hunger, and long-term unemployment.

Social and community service managers are often expected to show that their programs and services are effective. They collect statistics and other information to evaluate the impact that programs have in their community or on their target audience. They are usually required to report this information to administrators or funders. They may also use evaluations to identify areas that need improvement for programs to be more effective, such as providing mentorship and assessments for their staff.

Although the specific job duties of social and community service managers may vary with the size of the organization, most managers must recruit, hire, and train new staff members. They also supervise staff, such as social workers, who provide services directly to clients.

In large agencies, social and community service managers tend to have specialized duties. They may be responsible for running only one program in an organization and reporting to the agency’s upper management. They usually do not design programs but instead supervise and implement programs set up by administrators, elected officials, or other stakeholders.

In small organizations, social and community managers often have many roles. They represent the organization to the public through speaking engagements or in community-wide committees; they oversee programs and execute their implementations; they spend time on administrative tasks, such as managing budgets; and they also help with raising funds and meeting with potential donors.

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How To Become A Youth Program Director

Social and community service managers need at least a bachelor’s degree and some work experience. However, many employers prefer candidates who have a master’s degree.

Education

A bachelor’s degree in social work, urban studies, public or business administration, public health, or a related field is the minimum requirement for most social and community service manager jobs. Many employers prefer candidates with a master’s degree. Coursework in statistics, program management, and policy analysis is considered helpful.  

Work Experience

Work experience often is needed for someone to become a social and community service manager, and is essential for those wishing to enter the occupation with a bachelor’s degree. Lower-level management positions may require only a few years of experience, although social and community service directors typically have much more experience. Candidates can get this experience by working as a social worker or in a similar occupation.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Social and community service managers need to understand and evaluate data in order to provide strategic guidance to their organization. They must be able to monitor and evaluate current programs as well as determine new initiatives.

Communication skills. Social and community service managers must be able to speak and write clearly so that others can understand them. Working with the community and employees requires effective communication. Public speaking experience is also helpful because social and community service managers often participate in community outreach.

Interpersonal skills. Social and community service managers should have good interpersonal skills. When speaking with members of their staff or members of the community, they must be tactful and able to explain and discuss all matters related to services that are needed.

Managerial skills. Social and community service managers spend much of their time administering budgets and responding to a wide variety of issues.

Problem-solving skills. Social and community service managers must be able to address client, staff, and agency-related issues as they occur.

Time-management skills. Social and community service managers must prioritize and handle numerous tasks for multiple customers, often in a short timeframe.

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Youth Program Director Demographics

Gender

Female

53.4%

Male

43.8%

Unknown

2.8%
Ethnicity

White

81.8%

Hispanic or Latino

9.9%

Asian

6.3%

Unknown

1.5%

Black or African American

0.5%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

60.3%

French

6.9%

Hebrew

5.2%

German

3.4%

Japanese

3.4%

Mandarin

3.4%

Korean

3.4%

Swahili

1.7%

Portuguese

1.7%

Khmer

1.7%

Chinese

1.7%

Vietnamese

1.7%

Albanian

1.7%

Burmese

1.7%

Lingala

1.7%
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Youth Program Director Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

14.4%

Liberty University

11.1%

University of Northern Colorado

5.6%

Michigan State University

4.4%

Walden University

4.4%

Florida State University

4.4%

University of Kentucky

4.4%

Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania

4.4%

Southern New Hampshire University

4.4%

Central Michigan University

4.4%

Capella University

4.4%

Ball State University

4.4%

Grand Canyon University

4.4%

Indiana Wesleyan University

4.4%

University of Southern Maine

3.3%

Ohio University -

3.3%

University of South Florida

3.3%

Boston College

3.3%

Western Washington University

3.3%

San Jose State University

3.3%
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Majors

Business

16.3%

Psychology

10.3%

Social Work

9.2%

Elementary Education

6.9%

Kinesiology

6.4%

Education

5.5%

Theology

4.4%

Management

4.1%

Educational Leadership

4.1%

Sociology

4.1%

Communication

3.9%

Recreation Management

3.9%

Counseling Psychology

3.0%

Human Development

3.0%

Public Relations

2.8%

Human Services

2.8%

Health Education

2.5%

Political Science

2.5%

Criminal Justice

2.3%

Liberal Arts

2.1%
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Degrees

Bachelors

41.3%

Masters

33.7%

Other

15.3%

Certificate

3.4%

Associate

2.9%

Doctorate

2.7%

Diploma

0.4%

License

0.3%
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Real Youth Program Director Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Director, Youth Performance Programming Town Sports International New York, NY Jun 10, 2013 $90,000
Director, Youth Performance Programming Town Sports International New York, NY Jun 02, 2013 $90,000
Youth Tennis Program Director Skillman Tennis Associates LLC Islandia, NY Dec 30, 2014 $85,000
Youth Program Director Global Peace Youth Corps Tarrytown, NY Sep 15, 2010 $75,699
Children, Youth and Family Program Director Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center North Miami Beach, FL Aug 01, 2013 $65,000
Youth Program Associate World Federation of United Nations Associations Day, NY Sep 12, 2014 $57,518
Youth Program Director Global Peace Youth Corps Washington, DC Oct 01, 2010 $49,800
Youth Program Director Global Peace Youth Corps. Edmonds, WA Mar 02, 2012 $48,000
Youth Program Director The National Institute of Family Counseling Vienna, VA Oct 01, 2012 $42,512
Associate for Youth Programming IPAS, Inc. Chapel Hill, NC Sep 02, 2010 $40,976
Youth Program Director Classic Swing Golf School, Inc. Myrtle Beach, SC Dec 10, 2013 $38,300
Youth Program Director Classic Swing Golf School, Inc. Myrtle Beach, SC Oct 01, 2012 $38,000
Youth Lacrosse Program Director Mercer Island Lacrosse Club Mercer Island, WA Aug 11, 2010 $28,467
Youth Lacrosse Program Director McCarthy Sports Seattle, Inc. Bellevue, WA Aug 11, 2010 $28,467
Youth Lacrosse Program Director McCarthy Sports Seattle, Inc. Bellevue, WA Aug 11, 2010 $28,091
Youth Lacrosse Program Director Mercer Island Lacrosse Club Mercer Island, WA Aug 11, 2010 $28,091
Youth Lacrosse Program Director McCarthy Sports Seattle, Inc. Bellevue, WA Sep 01, 2014 $23,479
Youth Lacrosse Program Director Mercer Island Lacrosse Club Mercer Island, WA Jan 25, 2015 $23,270
Youth Lacrosse Program Director Mercer Island Lacrosse Club Mercer Island, WA Sep 01, 2014 $23,270

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Top Skills for A Youth Program Director

YouthProgramsCurriculumCommunityOutreachSuperviseChildCareProgramsTeenProgramProgramBudgetYouthSportsYouthDevelopmentSpecialEventsStaffMembersGirlsProgramStaffSummerProgramProgramDevelopmentMinistryOversightAnnualBudgetCommunityMembersYouthLeadership

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Top Youth Program Director Skills

  1. Youth Programs
  2. Curriculum
  3. Community Outreach
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Developed promotional plans/materials for promoting Optimist adult & youth programs, awards & annual conventions.
  • Designed curriculum for a yearlong community organizing internship.
  • Performed community outreach and marketing on various levels and platforms to gain support for the department.
  • Supervised employees/staff and assigned job responsibilities and tasks.
  • Maintained all records and performed billing for the child care programs.

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