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A Guide to Careers in Community Development - Paul Brophy

A Guide to Careers in Community Development

Paperback Published: 1st January 2001
ISBN: 9781559637503
Number Of Pages: 328

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Community development -- the economic, physical, and social revitalization of a community, led by the people who live in that community -- offers a wide range of exciting and rewarding employment options. But until now, there has been no "road map" for professionals, volunteers, students, or anyone wishing to become involved in the field.A Guide to Careers in Community Development describes the many different kinds of community development jobs available, ranging from community organizing, to financing housing and new businesses, to redeveloping brownfields. It offers advice on how to break into the field along with guidance for career advancement and lateral movement.Following an introductory chapter that offers an overview and definition of community development and its history, the authors describe: different institutions in the field and how they fit together pros and cons of community development careers, with a self-assessment quiz for readers to use in analyzing their suitability for the field the work and skills involved in different kinds of positions how to prepare for and move up in a career how to land that first job Also included are detailed appendixes that provide information on job descriptions with salary ranges; universities and colleges offering community development curricula; training programs; where to look for job announcements; internet resources; internships, fellowships, and volunteer positions; and much more.A Guide to Careers in Community Development is an essential reference for anyone interested in working in the community development field, including graduate and undergraduate students, volunteers, and mid-career professionals seeking a more fulfilling line of work.

Preface and Acknowledgments
Just What Is Community Development?
A Map of the Community Development Field
Choosing Community Development as a Career
Getting Started and Getting Ahead
Jobs in the Community Development Field
A Day in the Life of Community Developers
Career Paths
Landing That First Job
Job Descriptions with Salaries
Universities and Colleges
Financial Aid
National and Regional Organizations
International Organizations
Capital Providers
Government and Related Associations
App. H: Internet Resources
Job Announcements
Internships, Fellowships, and Volunteering Programs
Training and Professional Development
App. L: Recommended Readings
App. M: Glossary
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ISBN: 9781559637503
ISBN-10: 1559637501
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 1st January 2001
Publisher: ISLAND PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.1 x 19.1  x 2.11
Weight (kg): 0.49