Community Development Manager


The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is hiring for two corporate positions.

Job Title and Level: Community Development Manager(s) – Regions 6 & 9

City/County: Field-based (Various counties; R6 & R9)

Type of Employment: Full-Time

Pay Grade and Annual Salary: Pay grade 4: Grade 4 begins $74,800. Additional consideration may be given based on relevant skills, education, and experience.

Brief Job Description:

The Community Development (CD) Manager provides technical assistance to Michigan communities through the use of incentive tools that advance project development in both the downtown and surrounding communities.  This position is responsible for reviewing and managing projects requesting assistance through the community development programs including, but not limited to, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Michigan Community Revitalization Program (CRP), Brownfield Tax Increment Financing, Public Spaces, Community Places and other sources.

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Two vacancies (regions 6 & 9) are available with this posting. Click here to view the regional CDM map.

Business Unit: Regional Prosperity

Supervisor: Charles Donaldson, Managing Director (Region 6), Paula Holtz, Managing Director (Region 9)

Minimum Education Required:

This position requires a bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university in Real Estate Development, Community Development, Economics, Urban & Regional Planning, Finance, Architecture, Public Administration or a related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Minimum Experience Required:

This position requires a minimum of three to five years related experience in community or economic planning, development or other local government related activity.

Preference for Economic Development Finance Professionals or Certified Economic Developer (CEcD).

How to Apply:

If you believe that your qualifications meet the listed requirements and are interested in this opportunity, please submit a cover letter, resume and completed Employment Application by e-mail to

Note: A completed application is not required for current MEDC employees who apply.

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Please specify which region you are applying for with your application materials.

Deadline for Response: Feb 1, 2023

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