Community Engagement Organizer

Are you passionate about strengthening communities and making an impact for the greater good? If so, you may want to pursue a career working as a Community Engagement Organizer.

​​​​​​​What Does Working as a Community Engagement Organizer Look Like?

Put your problem-solving skills to work for the betterment of your community. Research, plan and facilitate programs that improve the quality of life for disadvantaged populations.

Community engagement organizers typically perform some or all of the following tasks:

  • Develop, track and manage relationships with volunteers, partners, stakeholders, businesses and other organizations.
  • Create and execute engagement strategies.
  • Manage events and promotional initiatives.
  • Recruit, train and coordinate volunteer efforts.
  • Promote community issues to local government and businesses, and engage the community.
  • Mobilize public support and partners to promote, support and advocate for your program.
  • Raise funds for and manage financial aspects of programs.
  • Communicate with the public through the press, social media and town hall meetings.
  • Identify opportunities and build partnerships that benefit the community.

Community Engagement Organizer Career Salary and Forecast

Experienced community engagement organizers can expect to earn between $47,000 and $91,000. Salaries vary considerably by employer, industry sector, experience and level of responsibility. 

Job opportunity growth for this career is forecasted to increase at a rate of 9.5% per year nationally. Demand is forecasted to grow at an even faster rate in North Carolina, where community engagement organizer positions are anticipated to increase at a rate of 13.7% per year. 

What Education is Required to Work as a Community Engagement Organizer?

Most community engagement organizers have a bachelor’s degree, but some positions require a master’s degree or graduate work. You will need leadership skills and the ability to excite, mobilize and motivate volunteers and leaders of other organizations. 


The Leadership in the Public Sector degree provides the foundation needed to build a career as a community engagement organizer. This degree program is designed for working professionals, so it is possible to pursue this degree while working full-time. You may wish to work or volunteer as you take courses, building practical experience as you get the degree you need. 

Community Engagement Organizer Job Opportunities

If you go into this field, you may find the following job titles also appeal to you:

  • Community Outreach Director
  • Community Organizer
  • Community Engagement Organizer
  • Civic Engagement Organizer

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