Careers in Community Youth Development and Leadership

The coming decade holds a promising outlook for human services employment for those with bachelor’s degrees. The U.S. Department of Labor is predicting that employment for social and community service managers will increase by 18 percent from 2016 to 2026.

Graduates with the community youth development and leadership concentration work to engage young people in creating positive relationships with their communities. They are employed by community, state, and federal agencies in departments of children's services, human services, child protective services, head start, and recreational organizations.

Our bachelor's degree in human services with a concentration in community youth development and leadership prepares you for careers in the following:

  • Case management

  • Youth and family advocacy

  • Recreation program management

  • Violence and substance abuse prevention

  • Social and community service managerYouth and family counseling

  • Youth services director

  • Intervention and advocacy coordinator

  • Victim services