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Community Relations Director

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Community Relations Director works for a business or organization to oversee the strategies and programs that represent the business. Ensures community relations programs are in alignment with business strategies. Acts as the business' community relations spokesperson, engaging with the community response to any specific issues.

Job Outlook

There were 259 Community Relations Director job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 7116 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Communications / Public Relations Manager industry, which includes the Community Relations Director career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Community Relations Director jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $85,108.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $77,824.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Community Relations Director postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $59,397.

Education and Experience

Posted Community Relations Director jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree4.96%
Bachelor's Degree50.04%
Master's Degree18.34%
Doctoral Degree2.21%
Other20.49%

Posted Community Relations Director jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years34.05%
3 to 5 years50.49%
6 to 8 years10.47%
9+ years4.99%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Community Relations Director positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication (55.83%)
  • Management (33.32%)
  • Leadership (33.11%)
  • Operations (32.41%)
  • Customer Service (27.43%)
  • Planning (22.11%)
  • Sales (21.78%)
  • Writing (18.9%)
  • Computer Literacy (15.32%)
  • Coordinating (14.33%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Marketing (47.42%)
  • Property Management (24.29%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Community Development (18.38%)
  • Sales Prospecting (13.85%)
  • Community Outreach (17.44%)
  • Public Administration (6.74%)
  • Deposit Accounts (9.84%)
  • Financial Statements (10.35%)
  • Fundraising (11.62%)
  • Invoicing (12.52%)
  • Accounting (14.35%)
  • Yardi (Property Management Software) (14.28%)
  • Social Media (5.71%)
  • Project Management (11.28%)
  • Public Relations (11.85%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed.

  • Marketing (100%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Community Relations Director skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Community Director
  • Assistant Community Director
  • Director of Community Engagement
  • Community Development Director
  • Director of Community Relations
  • Affordable Housing Specialist
  • Director of Community Outreach
  • Community Relations Coordinator
  • Community Impact Director

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Community Relations Director jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Fpi Management (279)
  • Rangewater Residential (264)
  • Elmington (188)
  • First Communities (74)
  • Kairoi Residential (72)
  • Concord Management Company (66)
  • System One (65)
  • Cws Apartment Homes (65)
  • Indio Management (58)
  • Weidner Apartment Homes (52)

North Carolina

  • Rangewater Residential (39)
  • Elmington (21)
  • University of North Carolina (14)
  • Cws Apartment Homes (11)
  • First Communities (7)
  • City of Raleigh (6)
  • Direct Auto Insurance (6)
  • Elon University (5)
  • East Carolina University (4)
  • North Carolina A&T State University (4)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!