Community Career Profiles: The Director of Community Role

Community Career Profiles: The Director of Community Role

By Shannon Abram, Relationship Manager at The Community Roundtable. Not every community has a director – instead, a functional executive often takes on these responsibilities. The director of community role is more common in mature communities, in large organizations and in organizations where the community program is central to the business model. Directors of Community in the Organization Directors of Community command respect in organizations, both in terms of the number of people they oversee in the organization and the place they occupy in it. When we think about communities being truly integrated into the business, Directors of Community sit in a place to make that happen — our research shows that 83% report to vice-presidents or higher in the organization, including 43% who report to the C-suite. Access to top managers and connection to the business side of things comes at a small cost for Directors of Community, who are expected to be in the office, rather than work remotely. Skills that feed into understanding the value of the community to the organization and to members are also seen as critical. Your best opportunities may be within your current organization. Are you a Director of Community at your organization? —- Want to learn more about the director of community role?

Opinions on Inside Higher Ed
How To Use Facebook, Twitter, And YouTube To Change Your Career
LinkedIn Co-Founder Allen Blue Shares His Best Career Advice

By Shannon Abram, Relationship Manager at The Community Roundtable.

Directors of community are responsible for community programs – strategy, governance, team management and budgets. Not every community has a director – instead, a functional executive often takes on these responsibilities. The director of community role is more common in mature communities, in large organizations and in organizations where the community program is central to the business model.

Directors of Community in the Organization

Directors of Community command respect in organizations, both in terms of the number of people they oversee in the organization and the place they occupy in it. 4 out of 5 of those who identify themselves as Directors of Community have direct reports, and most of those have 3 or more of them. When we think about communities being truly integrated into the business, Directors of Community sit in a place to make that happen — our research shows that 83% report to vice-presidents or higher in the organization, including 43% who report to the C-suite.

director of community

Pin It on Pinterest

Shares
Share This