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(Hybrid) Community Development Project Manager

Job Posting: Jan 9, 2024

Posting Classification: Research Corporation

Exemption Status: Exempt

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Schedule: Full-time

About the Opportunity:

This position is responsible for providing critical support in the development and management of community development projects, programs, and staff associated with the Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center (NBAC) and the WVU BAD Buildings program. The Community Development Project Manager works with the Director to identify funding strategies at the program and project level and manages tasks and deliverables associated with the NBAC’s existing programs and projects. This requires collaboration with internal and external stakeholders. The purpose of this position is to support communities in the implementation of sustainable community development projects and initiatives that will enhance the well-being and quality of life for the people of WV, attract investment to communities, and maximize resources in the state. This position facilitates the implementation of community development strategies on environmental contaminated, abandoned, and dilapidated properties, including coordinating stakeholder groups, project identification, project prioritization, site redevelopment plans, and pursuit of public and private sector funding opportunities.

The position will collaborate with other staff to provide communities within WV and throughout EPA Region 3 with comprehensive technical assistance (TA) and provide thought leadership as the WVU BAD Buildings representative to the Abandoned Properties Coalition (APC).

The Community Development Project Manager will lead the implementation of the WVU BAD Buildings program and, in partnership with the Director and other staff, identify priorities and opportunities for expansion of services associated with the program. The incumbent will assist with proposal development, facilitating meetings with project stakeholders and day-to-day tasks of the NBAC, and will work with communities on Brownfield-related issues and downtown redevelopment.

This candidate will apply education and experience to guide and assure adherence to policy, regulations, and principles. Independently uses professional techniques, as well as organizational policies to solve a wide range of moderate to complex problems in imaginative and practical ways. Depth skills, knowledge and interpretive abilities, as well as creativity, are required to successfully perform duties. Work effort often addresses non-routine matters within established protocol, guidelines, and/or policies. Work effort has significant impact on client services and operations, producing minor to moderate organizational, legal and financial results and/or liabilities. Position duties may require oversight of projects or programs, including coordination of work by others providing support of basic objectives.

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