Community Development Coordinator - City of Lansing

May 03, 2022 3:11 PM | Anonymous

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The Economic Development & Planning Department is excited to announce a Community Development Coordinator opening.  This is a great opportunity to sharpen your understanding and experience with federal regulations related to housing and community development programs.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:  The City of Lansing reserves the right to utilize equivalencies where deemed appropriate with regard to education and experience requirements.

·         Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field preferred; however, relevant work experience considered.  Training in real estate or related field, such as construction, and

·         Five (5) years of professional experience which has included the Community Development Block Grant program, in planning and development work to include

·         Two (2) years in a supervisory capacity (with a state or local government agency preferred) 

·         One (1) year with a state or local government agency; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 

·         Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.  


This position requires the individual through assistance or on their own to walk, climb, sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach balance, handle, finger dexterity and/or feeling, talking listening, depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision, near vision and far vision.  Driving a motor vehicle, taking property measurements, use of a ladder, or other tools and equipment and handling building materials are required.


Work involves exposure to outdoor conditions and exposure to unsafe and/or unsanitary conditions while conducting housing inspections both inside and outside.   On-site inspections may involve walking on uneven, wet, slippery, or overgrown terrain, movement through tight spaces and entering dark areas.  Inspections may require the use of a ladder, other tools, building materials and safety equipment.  Office environment involves operating office machinery and equipment and handling dirty, dusty files and lifting storage boxes.



The essential position functions listed below do not include all functions, which may be found in this position as duties, and responsibilities may be added, deleted, or modified at any time.


·         Complete acquisition, demolition, marketing, and disposition of real property in order to bring about community and economic development services to the community and City.

·         Work with private lenders and/or public financing entities (FHA, MSHDA, etc…) involved with economic development activities.

·         Plans work and supervises, trains, participates in hiring, evaluating and disciplining subordinates.

·         Prepares staff reports and drafts resolutions necessary for City Council action.

·         Operate grant funded homebuyer assistance program; issue and manage mortgage loans, liens and other funds due to the City.

·         Drafts deeds, mortgages, licenses, easements, liens, leases and other legal documents.

·          Contract management – Oversee the work of sub-recipients, which typically provide economic development, housing construction, rehabilitation and weatherization, social or public services to ensure compliance with federal regulations and contract requirements. 

·         Prepares proposed budgets for the allocation of CDBG, HOME, and various other federal and state grants, in consultation with the Development Manager, and based on a needs assessment, public comment and the policies of the Development Division. 


Application Special Instructions



Attach resume, cover letter, and verification of degree 


The City of Lansing is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Certified Veteran Friendly Employer.

The City of Lansing provides reasonable accommodation to applicants and employees with disabilities where appropriate. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, or during employment, notify the Department of Human Resources at (517) 483-4004. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


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