What is a Community Services Director?


Community Services Director Job Description

Community service directors are responsible for planning, organizing and coordinating social service programs on behalf of a community outreach organization. They must oversee the program’s budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements and its benefits.



Typical Job Duties

• Establish and maintain relationships with like-minded organizations and groups

• Determine program mandate and direction by analyzing community needs

• Recruit, interview and hire volunteers and staff

• Plan and administer program budgets

• Represent organization when dealing with governmental and media representatives

• Analyze proposed legislation to determine how organization may be impacted

• Provide consulting services to other organizations and internal staff regarding the interpretation of program related legislation

• Promote the programs and services of the organization to community groups



Scholarships for Becoming a Community Services Director

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as a Community Services Director. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our All Scholarships by Major page.


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!



Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming a Community Services Director. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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