Group Work Program Director

Plan, organize, and direct activity programs of group work agencies.
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Salary Range
$34,000 – $97,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Group Work Program Directors do?

Plans, organizes, and directs activity program of group work agency or department, or scouting organization: Coordinates activities of program committees and other groups to plan procedures. Studies and analyzes member and community needs for basis of program development. Directs selection and training of staff and volunteer workers. Assigns work and evaluates performance of staff members and recommends indicated actions. Assists staff through individual and group conferences in analysis of specific programs, understanding of program development, and increasing use of individual skills. Interprets agency program and services to individuals or groups in community. May be designated according to agency or program directed as Activities Director, Scouting; Director, Teen Post; Program Director, Scouting.

Should I be a Group Work Program Director?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Leader: You're good at taking charge, giving directions, and inspiring other people.

  • Also known as: Director of Group Counseling Program, Director of Scout Work, Program Director, Group Work

    How to Become a
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