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Community & Economic Development Manager

Posted: 11/21/2021

Community & Economic Development Manager 

The NEPA Alliance is seeking applicants for the position of Community & Economic Development Manager. 

This is a full-time, salaried position. Duties involve technical support of the Nonprofit & Community Assistance Center, NEPA Grantmakers Forum, community and economic development programs, including program development, nonprofit administration, grant seeking/writing and fundraising. Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor's Degree (Master's Degree preferred) in Public Administration, or related field, and 2+ years' experience working within nonprofit or community development sector. 

Visit for job description and application details. Application deadline is 5:00 PM on December 7, 2021. Salary range is $50,000-$65,000 DOQ with an excellent benefits package. NEPA Alliance is an EEO & ADA employer. 

Email cover letter, resume with references, salary history and a writing sample (grant application or proposal) to: 

Donna Hritz 
Manager of Operations 
Northeastem Pennsylvania Alliance 
1151 Oak Street, Pittston, PA 18640 

POSITION TITLE:                                         Community & Economic Development Manager 
DIVISION:                                                     Community & Economic Development Services 
SUPERVISOR:                                             Vice President, Community& Economic Development Services
EFFECTIVE DATE:                                       November 1, 2021 
FLSA STATUS: PAY GRADE:                       Exempt 


The Community & Economic Development Manager is a full-time, salaried, exempt position within the Community& Economic Development Services Division. This person is responsible for providing technical, program and administrative support towards the delivery of programs and services. The primary functions include program design and development, grant seeking and writing, contract management and program evaluation. The position includes the day-to-day management of the NEPA Nonprofit & Community Assistance Center, NEPA Grantmakers Forum, Appalachian Regional Commission/U.S. Economic Development Administration grant technical assistance and review process and PA Redevelopment Capital Assistance Program (RCAP) grant applications. It is highly desirable that the person have experience in managing multiple contracts, setting priorities and meeting deadlines. 

1. Ability to design and manage projects from conception, funding acquisition, implementation and evaluation.
2. Ability to identify, evaluate and prioritize funding programs or opportunities, which can maintain or expand services.
3. Ability to design, fund and implement a program, service or training that will build capacity within the nonprofit and grantmaking sector.
4. Ability to maintain a current technical knowledge of the subject matter of assigned programs or services.
5. Ability to research, learn, implement and deliver best practices related to programs and services.
6. Ability to identify private foundations, by using Candid (The Foundation Center), and federal/state funding opportunities that benefit communities, governments, and nonprofits.
7. Ability to comprehend complex federal and state laws and regulations as they relate to the administration of internal contracts and programs.
8. Ability to work as a team member with other staff members and partners in support of delivery services and programs.
9. Ability to serve on various committees, panels, boards, and focus groups related to programs and services.
10. Ability to organize, schedule, promote, proctor and prepare agendas and minutes for meetings, focus groups and seminars.
11. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with staff, management, committee members, Board of Directors, partners, government representatives, state and federal agencies, elected officials and other clientele on services/programs.
12. Ability to support the administration of assigned programs and prepare white papers, grant applications and program reports.
13. Ability to collect, organize and interpret information for the development of brochures and marketing materials.
14. Ability to craft articles, press releases, success stories and testimonials for electronic newsletters, reports, publications and other forms of media.
15. Ability to create e-newsletters using Constant Contact, or other software, and share in the maintenance, update and posting to social media sites (Facebook, Linkedln, Twitter, Instagram) and websites (WordPress).
16. Ability to maintain a functional knowledge of computer programs including, but not limited to, MS Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat.
17. Ability to operate an automobile and travel overnight to meetings, conferences, trainings, events, and to work, as required, and to work some evening hours in support of programs and events.
18. Ability to perform other duties as assigned by the Vice President, Community & Economic Development Services and/or the President & CEO. 

Additional Functions

1. Ability to tolerate long periods of time sitting and working at a desk
2. Ability to operate office equipment including, but not limited to, personal computer, laptop, tablet, projector, digital cameras, printer, copier, fax machine, telephone and other office automation systems.
3. Ability to work remotely and to have Internet access to assure that tasks and activities can be completed during pandemics and other disasters.


1. Bachelor's Degree (Master's Degree preferred) in Public Administration, Community Planning, Nonprofits Programs, or related field. 
2. Two or more years of experience in nonprofit, government or public administration with a knowledge of nonprofit operations and public sector services or a combination of relevant education and experience.
3. Valid Pennsylvania driver's license or the ability to attain one.
4. Must be legally employable in the U.S.



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