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Community Relations Manager

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Community Relations Manager works for a business or organization to develop strategies and programs that represent the business favorably and which create a positive relationship with its community and customers. Manages community relations programs that are in alignment with business strategies. May direct or administer the charitable contributions, grants and volunteer programs.

Job Outlook

There were 407 Community Relations Manager job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 12244 in the United States.

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

Salary

Many new Community Relations Manager 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 $70,652.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $64,540.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Community Relations Manager postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $49,155.

Education and Experience

Posted Community Relations Manager 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 Degree6.76%
Bachelor's Degree49.43%
Master's Degree9.37%
Doctoral Degree1.23%
Other20.08%

Posted Community Relations Manager 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 years42.62%
3 to 5 years47.66%
6 to 8 years7.06%
9+ years2.66%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Community Relations Manager 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 (48.07%)
  • Management (29.08%)
  • Customer Service (23.85%)
  • Leadership (22.37%)
  • Planning (21.04%)
  • Operations (20.77%)
  • Writing (19.83%)
  • Sales (16.83%)
  • Presentations (15.31%)
  • Coordinating (15.04%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Marketing (47.5%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Project Management (16.2%)
  • Fundraising (8.76%)
  • Community Development (7.39%)
  • Property Management (12.22%)
  • Customer Relationship Management (7.33%)
  • Marketing Communications (4.79%)
  • Public Relations (13.54%)
  • Community Outreach (15.23%)
  • Event Planning (6.85%)
  • Social Media (14.92%)
  • Social Work (9.89%)

Alternative Job Titles

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

  • Community Engagement Specialist
  • Community Engagement Manager
  • Community Manager
  • Community Relations Specialist
  • Assistant Manager
  • Community Relationship Manager
  • Community Engagement Officer
  • Assistant Community Manager
  • Community Engagement Leader

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 Manager jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Apartment Management Consultants (163)
  • Oak Street Health (161)
  • Greystar (127)
  • Fpi Management (115)
  • Maximus (101)
  • BioLife Plasma Services (81)
  • Coterie Agency (80)
  • Fairfield Residential (78)
  • Landmark Properties (74)
  • Sanofi (67)

North Carolina

  • Greystar (14)
  • University of North Carolina (9)
  • Wake Forest University (9)
  • Oak Street Health (8)
  • Monarch&Co International (7)
  • Bell Partners (7)
  • Inreach (Formerly Residential & Support Services) (7)
  • Landmark Properties (7)
  • Spectrum (7)
  • Apartment Management Consultants (6)

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!