Community Development Manager – Auburn, ME


Are you a pro-active team player with experience managing federal grants? Are you interested facilitating community discussions around housing or public service programming? Do you want to join a highly innovative and results orientated team known for solving complex problems (while still enjoying the process)?

The world is changing, and so are the needs of our communities. With a population of almost 24,000, the City of Auburn is growing, creating more opportunities for the Business and Community Development team to positively impact the lives of our neighbors. To help do this the Auburn Business and Community Development team is seeking a highly motivated individual for the position of Community Development Manager. This position is instrumental in planning, developing, implementing and monitoring the use of federal funds received annually from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, including the Community Development Block Grant Program, HOME Program, Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction, and Healthy Homes.

Additionally, this position will be responsible for supporting a wide range of technical assistance engagements, providing direct guidance to grantees or federal partners, and developing products and written materials designed to help improve the effectiveness of federally assisted housing assistance, and community and public service programs. This individual will work closely with the Deputy Director and Financial Grants Manager to ensure program compliance and leverage new opportunities for community impact.

Qualifications include relevant experience managing grant funds and engaging community outreach and communication. A degree in public administration, public health, or business administration or combined experience in community development, public service or a related field, or a combination of education and work experience is preferred. An understanding of federal and state grants is ideal. Candidates must have a Maine Drivers License and a good driving record.

Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience in a range of $55,000 to $60,000 with outstanding fringe benefits including paid vacation, sick time, retirement, health insurance, and many supplemental benefits.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Christine Mumau, Director of HR, City of Auburn, 60 Court Street Auburn, Maine 04210 or . For additional information about the municipality and a job description, please contact Christine Mumau at or 207-333-6600. The deadline for submission is July 28, 2022.
The City of Auburn is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Zachary Maher

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