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(See recommended guidelines.)  To make the payment for your posting contact Karla at (614) 228-4706. You will be required to make the payment prior to NREDA posting your job opportunity.

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Call for Community and Economic Development Practitioners

The Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) is issuing a call for highly qualified personnel to serve as application Reviewers for the Community Development Financial Institutions Program (CDFI Program) and Native American CDFI Assistance Program (NACA Program) 2024 funding round.

The CDFI Fund has contracted with Areeva Solutions and F2 Solutions (Areeva/F2) to recruit Reviewers. Recruitment will be conducted by Areeva/F2 until January 8, 2024.

General Candidate Qualifications:

The CDFI Fund and Areeva/F2 require Reviewers to have expertise in the community and economic development finance sectors. Areas of expertise include:

  • Affordable housing
  • Small business
  • Program evaluation
  • Business plan review
  • Direct lending and underwriting
  • Financial analysis of community-based organizations and community development corporations.
  • Familiarity of depository institutions such as credit unions and banks

Previous experience reviewing CDFI Program or NACA Program applications and/or prior Reviewer service for other CDFI Fund programs is preferred. Please note that individuals who are selected will be subject to a Conflict of Interest (COI) screening process. This process will occur after Reviewer selection and is a mandatory component of the selection process.

CDFI Program Overview:
Through the CDFI Program, the CDFI Fund invests in and builds the capacity of CDFIs to serve low-income individuals and communities lacking adequate access to affordable financial products and services. The CDFI Fund invests in certified CDFIs by awarding Financial Assistance to applicants who have demonstrated the financial and managerial capacity to provide financial products and services to a low-income target market and to leverage additional resources effectively. Through Technical Assistance grants, the CDFI Fund enables certified CDFIs and emerging entities working toward certification to build their capacity as lending institutions.

NACA Program Overview:
In 2004, the CDFI Fund introduced the NACA Program, which was specifically designed to encourage the creation and strengthening of CDFIs that primarily serve Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities (Native Communities). Organizations funded serve a wide range of Native Communities and reflect a diversity of institutions in various stages of development, from organizations in the early planning stages of creating a CDFI, to tribal entities working to certify an existing lending program, to established CDFIs in need of further assistance. The CDFI Fund awards both Financial Assistance and Technical Assistance awards under the NACA Program.

For more information about the CDFI and NACA programs, visit the CDFI Fund website,

Period and Location of Service:

Application reviews are scheduled to begin in late-March 2024 and continue through mid-May 2024. Reviewer training is scheduled to occur in mid-March 2024. Reviewers are required to have consistent high-speed internet access, as the reviews will be completed using a web-based review tool and can be accessed from the Reviewer’s chosen remote location.

How to Apply:
If you are interested in applying, please send a brief email indicating your interest to:
[email protected].

Thank you in advance for your interest in serving as a Reviewer for this important program.


POSITION TITLE:  Manager of Business & Community Development
Company: Prairie Energy Cooperative

As an electrical distribution cooperative, Prairie Energy Cooperative is seeking a Full-Time Manager of Business & Community Development to drive community business growth and provide resources to current C&I members on business needs as they relate to our cooperative.

Job Description:

In this role, you will be responsible for Key Accounts and Business Development:

  • Provide oversight, advice and service information to commercial and industrial (C & I) members of Prairie Energy Cooperative (PECO). The position is responsible for developing and directing a Key Accounts network, overseeing the administration of PECO’s comprehensive service programs and providing energy management resources to the member.
  • Builds and maintains the Key Accounts program which supports the business needs of the C & I members of PECO.
  • Coordinate and monitor economic development activities of PECO and surrounding communities.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationship with economic development organizations, local governments, chamber of commerce, civic organizations, etc.
  • Works closely with economic development organizations, local governments, chamber of commerce, and civic organizations, etc., to determine future growth areas and opportunities for PECO.
  • This position requires high visibility in the surrounding communities and a commitment to accuracy and integrity. Must demonstrate independent and teamwork skills and willing to travel and provide flexibility in work hours.


To excel in this role, you should have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Customer Relations, Business Administration, Business Management, Economic Development, or other business-related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in customer relationships, administration, management, economic or community development.
  • Strong communication, negotiation, and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office and other general office procedures.


  • Competitive starting salary range of $70,000 - $80,000 based upon experience.
  • Comprehensive benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement pension, and 401k
  • Professional development.
  • A dynamic and innovative work environment.

Join us in driving Prairie Energy Cooperative forward and send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject line “Business and Community Development Manager Application - [Your Name]".

Job Posting Deadline: 01/30/2024.

Prairie Energy Cooperative is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace.



POSITION TITLE:  Business Support Program Director
REPORTS TO: Scott Sproul, Innovation Center President/CEO
FLSA Status (exempt or non-exempt): Exempt, full-time position
Updated: September 6, 2023
Location: Hybrid (flexible for in-office, remote, and on-the-road), residing within NWKEICI service area.


Summary / Objective:  As a joint effort from the Kansas Small Business Development Center (KSBDC) and The Northwest Kansas Economic Innovation Center, Inc. (Innovation Center), this program will provide business development services to the business community in the 26 county region served by the Innovation Center (Cheyenne, Rawlins, Decatur, Phillips, Smith, Rooks, Jewell, Republic, Sherman, Thomas, Sheridan, Graham, Rooks, Osborne, Mitchell, Cloud, Wallace, Logan, Gove, Trego, Ellis, Russell, Lincoln, Ottawa, Ellsworth, Saline). The position will be under the direction and supervision of the Innovation Center CEO.


This position is a full-time, 12-month position; can be remote or can work from the Innovation Center office in Norton. This position must reside in the 26-county region listed above. This position also provides a benefit package. This position is not a state or federal position. The position will remain open until filled by a qualified applicant.


Major Duties / Responsibilities: These duties are not listed in any order of priority but will be reviewed for performance purposes.

  • The KSBDC Regional Director provides leadership for KSBDC programs in the Innovation Center region.
  • The Regional Director will train and supervise staff for KSBDC programs and day-to-day operations.
  • The Program Director will oversee communication and marketing for the network and coordinate with an advisory committee.
  • The Director will be responsible for preparing reports for the KSBDC State Director and the Innovation Center.
  • Supervise KSBDC regional staff and consultants.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Evaluate and implement training opportunities for ongoing professional development.
  • Oversees marketing and communications for the KSBDC.
  • Promote a spirit of cooperation and teamwork and offer assistance to clients of resource partners.
  • Manage independent consultants.
  • Prepare program/narrative reports and data transmission.
  • Track and report metrics.
  • Review and recommend potential consulting/training tools for use by business clients.
  • Act as a representative of KSBDC and the Innovation Center to meet with resource partners and community leaders.
  • Special projects and/or other duties as assigned.


Required Education / Experience / Qualifications:

  • College degree preferred; including areas such as Finance, Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, or another related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a related position with demonstrated supervisory experience.
  • Other qualifications may include experience as a small business owner, managing state and/or federal grants, and working with programs designed to assist small businesses.
    • Must have a valid driver’s license.
    • Must be willing and available to travel as needed.


Knowledge / Skills / Attributes:

  • Should be highly motivated.
  • Experience in program and budget management, with emphasis on internal controls.
  • Ability to provide timely, professional program reports and to anticipate and recommend programmatic needs to improve regional performance.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Exhibit leadership in management and planning; effectively plan, organize, and evaluate programs.
  • Evaluate and recommend software needs.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with business and industry representatives in diverse fields and from a variety of ethnic and economic backgrounds.
  • Perform effectively under the pressure of deadlines and other administrative demands.
    • Ability to travel and attend meetings and events, which may occasionally include overnight stays.
    • Ability to think creatively to advance and enhance KSBDC programs.
    • Ability to be organized, multitask, and manage time well. 


Send cover letter, resume and three letters of recommendation to our [email protected] email or submit to our address at 212 South Kansas, Norton, KS 67654.


DISCLAIMER: This Position Description indicates the general nature and level of work expected. It is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by the individual in this role. It does not list all possible duties that may be assigned. NWKEICI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with ADA and all applicable laws.



Program Manager
Institute for Decision Making
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, Iowa


Impact & Responsibilities: Plans, designs, and conducts interactive planning sessions for Institute for Decision Making (IDM) community clients; delivers and manages IDM services and technical services at the community level; advises community clients on specific community and economic development strategies; actively represents and promotes IDM the community and economic development network; and assists with the delivery of community and economic development training and professional development.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree in business administration, economics, geography, government or urban/community affairs or related field; at least three years of experience in community or economic development and/or project management.
Frequent travel, mostly within Iowa, will be necessary.

Preferred: Master's degree; Certified Economic Developers (CEcD); and experience with group process design and facilitation of planning and other interactive sessions.

UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.

The University offers an excellent benefits package including a vacation plan, employer sponsored retirement plans, health and dental insurance, and life and disability insurance. Benefits package details can be viewed at Application materials received by Friday, October 6th will be given first consideration. For more information or to apply, visit Criminal and other relevant background checks required. UNI is a tobacco free campus.

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Director of Economic Development

Allegany County NY 

This is an important professional management position responsible for the Economic Development Office for Allegany County, New York.  The incumbent is appointed by the Allegany County Board of Legislators and performs work under the supervision of the County Administrator with wide leeway allowed for the use of independent judgment in the performance of job duties and tasks.  The incumbent works with public and private entities at the local, regional, and State level and is responsible for planning, coordinating, and encouraging all facets of business, industrial, recreational, commercial, tourism, and economic development in Allegany County including the retention, expansion, attraction, and growth of visitors, residents, businesses, and industries within the County.  Supervision is exercised over the work of professional and non-professional employees as well as the work of outside consultants. 

Minimum Qualifications: Either:

  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Bachelor’s degree and three (3) years of satisfactory experience in business development*, or Economic Development; or

  2. An Associate degree and five (5) years of experience as described in (A);

  3. Seven (7) years of experience in as described in (A).

*Business development – the activity of pursuing strategic opportunities for a particular business or organization, for example by cultivating partnerships or other commercial relationships, or identifying new markets for its products or services

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:  Must possess and maintain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license. 

Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Application Process:

Interested applicants should submit resume, cover letter, and references to:
Carissa M. Knapp, Allegany County Administrator
7 Court Street
County Office Building, Room 213
Belmont, NY 14813

Link with full details: Job-Opportunity_Director-of-Economic-Development.pdf (