A community development manager takes a leadership role in efforts to improve the facilities and public service options of a specific area. The goal of these initiatives is to develop solutions for many of the issues facing communities today. Projects often include working on improvements to shared public spaces and public housing, generating employment opportunities for those in need and tackling other general welfare issues.
Community development managers will help lead these projects by organising fellow community development workers. These teams first analyse communities to see what improvements can and should be made. Then they work with local government, public health agencies, prominent community members and local businesses to develop plans and initiate projects. Community development managers can work in a range of environments, including as parts of local government institutions and not-for-profit organisations.
There are 3 courses available for people who want to become a Community Development Manager.