Community Development Programs Manager

$47,117 - $62,170 yearly
  • Town of Chapel Hill
  • Mar 25, 2020
Full time General Business Government Nonprofit-Social Services Other Professional Services

Job Description


This position manages community development and affordable housing programs collaboratively with a high performing, energetic, fun, and diverse team.  The Community Development Programs Manager is responsible for managing the Town’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, Town affordable housing funding sources, and related programs.

We believe this person is going to need:

  • A commitment to public service and contributing to positive community solutions.
  • An understanding of affordable housing policies and practices
  • A strong desire to actively manage effective programs along with the persistence and knowledge needed to ensure Town sponsored programs meet federal and local guidelines.
  • Excellent collaboration and relationship building skills that establish partnerships and effective teamwork within and outside of the Housing and Community team.
  • An innovation mindset that actively solicits and fosters the ideas of others.

The position may also manage and supervise certain administrative functions and interns.     

Working for the Town of Chapel Hill
The Town of Chapel Hill is committed to talent development and provides opportunities for employees to build a portfolio of technical skills and experiences needed to advance their careers. 

Chapel Hill is a multicultural university town where a dynamic downtown and networked community inspire connections, innovation, technology, discovery, learning, and the arts.


  • Manage the Town’s CDBG Program and affordable housing funding sources, including:
    • Prepare performance agreements and contracts for funding recipients and monitor for compliance
    • Prepare financial and other reports related to the CDBG and affordable housings programs
    • Provide technical assistance, administrative support, and guidance to funding recipients, and others.
    • Prepare reports for HUD, the Town Council, and other audiences (i.e. Annual Action Plan, Consolidated Plan, CAPER)
    • Present information to the Town Council and other audiences
  • Assist in the creation and implementation of affordable housing programs and initiatives
  • Participates in cross-departmental teams, Town-wide projects, and other duties as assigned

May require occasional weekend and evening hours and working during special events and inclement weather. 


  • Bachelor's degree in business or public administration, political science, or related field.
  • Two years' experience in local government, grants administration, program management, or finance

Knowledge of:

  • Federal rules and regulations related to HUD's CDBG and/or other HUD programs
  • Grant application, management and reporting procedures
  • Program management, contract management, and procurement
  • Basic accounting

Ability to:

  • Work creatively within a regulation-driven environment
  • Manage multiple projects and shifting priorities
  • Be detail oriented while also seeing the big picture
  • Establish and manage positive relationships with outside agencies and other stakeholder groups
  • Understand and interpret technical information and regulations
  • Solve problems and make sound decisions
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing, including public presentation skills
  • Model behavior that is consistent with our values of RESPECT (Responsibility, Equity, Safety, Professionalism, Ethics, Communication, and Teamwork)

Any combination of education and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position.   

Work is typically performed in an office setting and requires intermittent standing and walking. 
Must possess or be able to obtain a valid NC Driver's license.