Community Development Coordinator


Hiring Range: $44,358 – $56,000 Annually

Closing Date: 7/5/2022 

Housing and Neighborhoods Department Overview

The Housing and Neighborhoods Department is committed to improving and maintaining the quality of life and environment for all Raleigh citizens through a variety of programs and activities throughout the city. The department provides funding for the creation and preservation of affordable housing and for services and programs benefitting low to moderate income persons. The Department enforces codes to ensure safe and decent housing and carries out neighborhood revitalization and community engagement and enrichment activities. The Community Development (CD) Coordinator reports to the Federal Programs Manager and is key to the successful coordination of community development programs and services.

The Community and Small Business Development Division of the Housing and Neighborhoods Department administers the City’s housing and community development programs funded with local and federal funds awarded by the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  These resources support a wide range of programs that add value in the community, including citywide first-time homeownership loans, affordable rental housing, rehabilitation of existing housing stock, housing initiatives for the homeless and public services. Many activities are carried out through contracts with local non-profit subrecipient organizations. The position will manage assigned contracts, provide program-specific technical assistance as necessary, monitor subrecipients for programmatic compliance, and assist with the creation and issuance of NOFAs and RFPs and other procurement instruments. Work also includes implementing elements of the City’s Strategic Plan relative to affordable housing and related areas. Additionally, the work includes the preparation of required HUD planning and reporting documents required plans and reports and ensuring compliance with HUD requirements.

Job Description

The CD Coordinator position is a member of the Federal Programs Unit, which is responsible for preparing U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) required reporting documents and administering federally funded grant programs.

Duties and Responsibilities

The position’s essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist with the administration of the City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Community Enhancement Grant and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Programs. Responsibilities include: reviewing and scoring applications; developing contract scopes of work; managing grant contracts; and monitoring grant award subrecipients for program compliance.
  • Participate in meetings with interdepartmental and external workgroups such as the Wake County Continuum of Care and provide input to the Federal Programs Manager on how the City can strategically deploy its resources to best meet community needs.
  • Lead and coordinate with others to ensure that program and other data is accurately collected and reported.
  • Assist with the preparation of the required HUD consolidated planning and reporting documents.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities 
The position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.


Associate’s Degree in business administration or directly related field and three years of experience with program coordination and logistics. A Bachelor’s Degree may be required for some assignments. Direct experience with HUD-funded community development programs, including CDBG and ESG, preferred.


An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Lamont Taylor

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