Executive Director – New Bern Redevelopment Commission
The City of New Bern, NC is seeking a visionary leader who is passionate about community development to serve as its Executive Director – New Bern Redevelopment Commission (ED – NBRC). This exciting new opportunity to serve as the Commission’s first Executive Director is for the entrepreneur who has a portfolio of successful community development initiatives in underserved communities and operates with a racial equity lens. Reporting to the City Manager, the ED – NBRC is the sole staff member for the New Bern Redevelopment Commission and will collaborate with the Development Services department to execute the New Bern 2038 vision addressing a deficiency in affordable housing. The ED – NBRC will manage a budget of $600,000 and successfully implement the New Bern Redevelopment Plan-2020 which includes utilizing acquired land to create neighborhoods. The ED – NBRC must have a minimum of 5 years of increasingly responsible experience in Redevelopment in a mixed -income minority community including administrative, grant writing and financial management responsibilities in local, state, or federal government or the non-profit community development sector. Must have knowledge of HUD/CDBG and FEMA guidelines. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Planning, Engineering, Community Development, Community Economic Development, or a related field is required. A Master’s degree in Urban Development is preferred. Residency within the City limits or within 8-miles (measured on a straight-line basis) of City Hall is required within 6 months of employment. The hiring range for the position is $71,763 (min) – $94,279 (mid) – $116,795 (max), depending on qualifications. The City provides generous benefits including comprehensive health and dental insurance. To apply, please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/developmentalassociates and click on the Executive Director – New Bern Redevelopment Commission – City of New Bern, NC title. All applications must be submitted online by May 29th, 2022 via the Developmental Associates application portal – NOT the City Employment Application portal, nor any other external website; it is not sufficient to send only a resume. Successful semi-finalists will be invited to participate in virtual interviews and skill evaluation on June 28th – 29th, 2022. All inquiries should be sent to email@example.com. The City of New Bern is an Equal Opportunity Employer.