Director of Program Management, Human Services Salary
Directors of Human Services Program Management in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with slightly less than three-fifths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $60K per year on average but can range from $39K to $93K per year. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Directors of Human Services Program Management making up 75 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
Job Description for Director of Program Management, Human Services
Directors of program management in human services oversee the administrative and day-to-day operations of human service departments for their organization. Their duties include organizing the employees needed for the life cycle of a project; ensuring employees' professional conduct in all relations with clients, third parties, and other employees; and making sure projects' revenue and budget goals are met. They also assist in the creation of program management plans and budgets, monitor employee progress (potentially including those in off-site offices), and delegate tasks to employees and third parties assigned to a program. Directors of program management in human services generally work full time in an office setting, although overtime may be required as deadlines approach. These professionals work in a wide variety of organizations across many different industries.Read More...
Directors of program management in human services positions generally require at least 10 years of related experience in applicable managerial and supervisory roles. They must also have proficiency with basic computer software, be able to present information to a variety of groups during informal or scheduled meetings, and have highly developed written and oral communication skill. At least 10 years of experience in working with public agencies and consultants - and a broad knowledge of the skills required for specific roles within a program - are also required or preferred. A bachelor's degree in a relevant field is frequently desired.
Director of Program Management, Human Services Tasks
- May prepare and evaluate grant proposals and contracts.
- Evaluate programs and suggest modifications/improvements.
- Oversee human services program processes, including recruitment, orientation, scheduling, quality service delivery, compliance and fiscal responsibility.
Common Career Paths for Director of Program Management, Human Services
Directors of Human Services Program Management who go on to become Non-Profit COOs may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Non-Profit COOs is $91K annually. Becoming a Non-Profit Executive Director or a Licensed Clinical Social Worker is a common transition from a Director of Human Services Program Management role.
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Popular Skills for Director of Program Management, Human Services
Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Directors of Human Services Program Management who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Grant Management, Project Management, and Program Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Program Management. For most people, competency in Budget Management indicates knowledge of Project Management.
Pay by Experience Level for Director of Program Management, Human Services
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $50K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $60K. For Directors of Human Services Program Management, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $62K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $72K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.
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