Los Angeles Community College District

Community Services Manager (#5058)

$40.86-$50.62 hourly / $7,082.05-$8,773.41 monthly / $84,984.60-$105,280.92 annual


Plans, develops, promotes, implements, manages and evaluates a large diversified community services program which includes recreational, cultural, non-credit educational, and special interest courses, activities, and events for a college.

Typical Duties

Plans, develops, directs and evaluates a large diversified program of community services which includes recreational, cultural, non-credit educational and special interest courses, activities and events.

Coordinates and/or participates in the collection and analysis of a variety of data related to community needs and interests and develops innovative programs and activities based on these analyses.

Establishes operational policies and procedures of program.

Coordinates community services projects and activities with existing programs and services.

Develops and maintains the program budget.

Establishes financial, staffing, facilities, and equipment requirements based on program needs, available resources, and profitability requirements.

Establishes and maintains liaison with community leaders, community organizations, and public agencies to encourage participation and to stimulate interest in the college's community service programs.

Attends and participates in professional conferences and meetings concerned with community services programs.

Develops and conducts in-service training for community services program personnel.

Recruits, interviews, selects, and supervises instructors and office personnel.

Provides technical and professional expertise to college administrators on community services and related matters.

Prepares news releases, catalogs, brochures, and public service announcements to promote program offerings.

Prepares comprehensive reports and presentations related to community services.

Negotiates and prepares contracts for the lease of various facilities.

Supervises the maintenance of program files and records.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics

A Community Services Manager plans, develops, promotes, implements, manages and evaluates a large diversified community services program of recreational, cultural, non-credit educational, and special interest courses, activities, and events for a college.

A Community Services Specialist possesses technical and professional expertise in one or more of the subjects which constitute a community services based project and is responsible for the formulation, promotion, implementation, and evaluation of a major community services project or of a diversified community services program of limited scope and size.

 A Community Services Assistant performs duties related to the development, promotion, coordination, and evaluation of a community program or service.  A thorough knowledge of program policies, goals, and procedures is continuously applied in performing the duties of the class.


General supervision is received from an academic or classified administrator. Immediate supervision is exercised over community services instructors, lower-level community services personnel, clerical personnel student employees, and other unclassified personnel.

Class Qualifications

Knowledge of:


Principles of accounting, budgetary preparation, cost analysis, and cash management and control


Principles and techniques of public relations, advertising, and publicity


Principles of business and personnel management


Current trends in the design, implementation, and evaluation of community oriented programs and services


Interests and needs of a wide variety of community members including minorities, the elderly, people with disabilities, and young people


State and federal laws, rules and District administrative regulations and policies pertaining to community service and specially funded programs


Program promotion and brochure development


Principles and techniques of research


Statistical analysis and presentation


Community resources and organizations


Educational and vocational advisory techniques


Organization and management of files


Principles of supervision and training


Capabilities of computer software, systems, and hardware in the management of a community service program



Ability to:


Independently formulate and manage a large multi-faceted community services program


Develop innovative programs and services to meet diverse needs and interests of the community


Establish realistic program goals and evaluate program results


Analyze problems accurately and take appropriate action


Collects and analyze data pertaining to programs


Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with personnel of the District and representatives of the community


Prepare clear, comprehensive and accurate reports, presentations, and publicity materials


Effectively handle diverse interpersonal and inter-group relationships


Supervise, train, and coordinate program personnel


Develop and maintain an annual budget


Communicate effectively orally and in writing


Travel to off-site events and meetings


Learn specialized computer applications used in the management of community services programs

Entrance Qualifications

Education and Experience:

A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university. 


Four years of full-time, paid experience in developing and implementing a diversified community-oriented recreational, cultural, educational, or special interest program. Supervisory experience within this program is desirable.


A valid California class “C” driver’s license.

Travel to locations throughout the District is required.

Reasonable Accommodations

Our class specification generally describes the duties, responsibilities, and requirements characteristic of the position(s) within this job class. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a particular position within this class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Los Angeles Community College District provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with covered disabilities on a case-by-case basis throughout the application, examination, and hiring processes and throughout employment. If an individual is in doubt about his or her ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a position or possession of any other requirement noted in a class specification or job announcement, he or she should always apply for a position and request reasonable accommodation at the appropriate time.


CLASS: 5058; EST: 7/3/1994; REV: 12/6/2017;