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Section III | Management

Nature of the Job

Management positions exist in almost all work settings. Employees often move into management positions after working in other capacities in the agency or corporation. Occasionally, employers advertise specifically for management trainees—people who receive on-the-job training for managerial positions.

Where You Might Work

Any job setting.


Suggested Areas for Minor/Collateral:

  • Management

Suggested Internship Sites for HDFS 4314:

  • Family Business Leadership Development Center or any site offering management experience.
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Sample Job Descriptions/Ads

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  • Customer Service Manager
    • Responsible for all aspects of the homeowner’s service needs Requires previous customer service oriented experience; college degree preferred.
  • Management Analyst & Consultants
    • Management analyst and consultants analyze business or operating procedures to devise the most efficient methods of accomplishing work. They gather and organize information about present operating problems and procedures and prepare recommendations for implementing new systems or changes. They may update manuals outlining established methods of performing work and train personnel in new applications.
  • Management Trainee
    • The position of management trainee is an important stepping stone to being an actual manager of any firm or business. In special programs, some quite short length, but some lasting one to two years or more, management trainees learn on the job what it takes to plan and run the business operation. Under close supervision by experienced personnel, they receive training and perform tasks of any of a number of different departments to become familiar with the work performed by other employees and to acquire managerial techniques and skills necessary for promotion to management positions.
  • Public Administrator/Manager
    • Expert in public management and administrative techniques who manages day-to-day operations of government and public service agencies, analyzes effectiveness of current policies and helps plan future operations. Must pursue policies and goals according to law, but decides how best to implement these policies and recommends alternatives.
  • Retail Management
    • Responsibilities include assisting the store manager in the store’s personal development, merchandising, guest service and sales, administrative, loss prevention, expense control, planning, and maintenance efforts. Requires bachelor’s degree or 2 years college and retail experience. Management or supervisory role experience preferred, but not necessary.