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Eberly College of Arts and Sciences


Social Work


Basic administrative procedures are similar in rural and urban areas. Even so, rural human service administrators are often not prepared for the many roles they must assume in small and underfunded rural agencies. The roles may include personnel director, budget officer, accountant, fundraiser, supervisor, building and maintenance supervisor, volunteer coordinator, group developer, community organizer, public educator, policy analyst, and director of public relations and marketing.


This is a preprint of Chapter 6 of Nancy Lohmann and Roger A. Lohmann. (2004) Rural Social Work. New York: Columbia University Press.



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