TITLE Community Development Coordinator
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 2520
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISORDirector, Center for Resource Planning and Management
MAJOR ADMINISTRATORDepartment Head, Geography, Geology, and Planning
The Community Development Coordinator assists local communities in the development of community and infrastructure projects, secures funding sources, and provides administration of such projects. The Community Development Coordinator assists in the development and delivery of regional planning programs by providing technical and advisory assistance regarding infrastructure development, hazard mitigation planning, emergency services planning, and program administration.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education: A Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in a discipline closely related to the skills, duties, and responsibilities described herein.
Experience: Three years of experience in grant writing, grant administration, and project development, planning, and management is required. Experience in emergency services, hazard mitigation, infrastructure or community facilities project planning, grant writing, and project management is preferred.
Skills: Strong oral and written communication skills, computer application skills and the ability to analyze and compile technical and statistical data are required. The ability to work independently, manage multiple projects, meet deadlines, and work effectively with government officials, citizens, and community organizations is required. A knowledge of environmental assessment practices is preferred.
Other: Frequent day travel (one-hundred fifty mile radius) on a regular basis is required and may include and occasional overnight stay. Occasional evening meetings are required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Assists communities in the development of community and infrastructure projects by securing funding from various public and private sources.
2. Assists communities and public entities in the appropriate expenditure of funds received through grants by providing administration of such grants.
3. Provides technical and advisory assistance to local governments and other public entities regarding infrastructure development, hazard mitigation planning and emergency services planning and program administration.
4. Supports efforts of the Center for Resource Planning and Management to obtain project funding by assisting in the preparation of project proposals to local, state, and federal governments and other public entities.
5. Promotes a positive image of the Center for Resource Planning and Management by representing the CRPM at professional meetings, workshops, seminars, and conferences and establishing and maintaining credible relations with community development, emergency services and management, and other governmental entities and professional organizations.
6. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the Director of the Center for Resource Planning and Management.
7. Contributes to the overall success of the Center for Resource Planning and Management by performing other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed.
The Community Development Coordinator is supervised by the Director of Resource Planning and Management and assists in the supervision of student planning interns.
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
REVISED JULY 2007