Community Outreach Coordinator Salary
Job Description for Community Outreach Coordinator
Community outreach coordinators serve as the face and voice of their organization, bridging the gap between the company and the community.Read More...
Their responsibilities include developing prospective programs for the organization and overseeing them from inception to fruition. They also monitor programs to fit regulations and handle communications with representatives of the community. These coordinators are responsible for the recruitment of volunteers to the organization, as well as overseeing their progress and work.
A wide variety of companies hire community outreach coordinators, in fields that include healthcare, business, nonprofit, and retail. Normal work conditions include working in an office setting during regular business hours, although time offsite meeting with community members and completing community-based projects occurs during and after regular business hours.
The ideal candidates for the job exude a warm, engaging, and hospitable demeanor. While a bachelor's degree is strongly preferred, some companies will substitute experience for education. Strong computer skills, with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, are preferred.
Community Outreach Coordinator Tasks
- Develop community outreach activities and programs.
- Represent organization in a variety of public settings to increase awareness.
- Evaluate needs of general public and community groups.
Common Career Paths for Community Outreach Coordinator
Community Outreach Coordinators who go on to become Executive Directors may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Executive Directors is $75K annually. Going from Community Outreach Coordinator to Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinator is the transition that occurs most often in this field, and the average paycheck for Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators is $37K. Many others choose to work as Non-Profit Program Managers, where pay is typically $44K.
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Popular Skills for Community Outreach Coordinator
Community Outreach Coordinators seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Marketing Communications, Event Planning, and Spanish Language are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Case Management, Project Coordinating, and Customer Relations. For most people, competency in Event Planning indicates knowledge of Marketing Communications and Project Management. Those proficient in Public Speaking are, more often than not, also skilled in Project Management and Marketing Communications.
Pay by Experience Level for Community Outreach Coordinator
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Community Outreach Coordinators with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $37K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $42K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After working for 10 to 20 years, Community Outreach Coordinators make a median salary of $43K. Community Outreach Coordinators who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.
Pay Difference by Location
For Community Outreach Coordinators, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 25 percent above the national average. Community Outreach Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+15 percent), Seattle (+15 percent), New Orleans (+14 percent), and Minneapolis (+14 percent). Dallas ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 12 percent below the national average. Employers in San Diego and Houston also lean toward paying below-median salaries (9 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).
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