Job Opportunities


CDFA is looking for a full-time Project Manager to assist the organization in making an impact on New Hampshire's evolving community and economic development needs. All interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to by July 15, 2016. 

FLSA STATUS: Nonexempt

POSITION SUMMARY: The Project Manager provides support for all CDFA community development programs including the federal CDBG economic development, affordable housing, and community infrastructure programs, predevelopment financing programs, and the CDFA Clean Energy Fund.  Support is provided to CDFA Program Directors as well as to applicants of CDFA programs in the form of technical assistance. The Project Manager is responsible for reviewing and assessing applications while meeting required deadlines and other confirming and documenting all supporting material. This position interfaces with multiple internal and external stakeholders and is designed to provide the incumbent the opportunity to grow within CDFA.

Major Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

  • Provide technical assistance to applicants and potential applicants for CDFA's predevelopment programs, Clean Energy Fund and CDBG programs.
  • Review and assessment of applications to CDFA programs. Present write-ups to respective committees with accuracy and within desired timelines.
  • Support CDFA Program Directors in management of active projects. Work with individual directors, committees and groups to complete projects and meet deadlines.
  • Ensure that applications for CDFA program funding/financing are complete and include all required information. Assess project eligibility for funding based upon established criteria. Research alternate funding/financing sources and make recommendations as appropriate.
  • Establish strong working relationships with members of CDFA staff. 
  • Represent CDFA to external stakeholders via phone, email, or in person at meetings, CDFA hosted workshops, community gatherings and other public events. 

Other Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain strong and current professional knowledge of community development challenges in New Hampshire including opportunities and solutions. 
  • Through interaction with grantees and other external stakeholders, identify community development financing and technical assistance needs to which CDFA might provide a solution.
  • Other duties as requested.

Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or a related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Direct experience in community fieldwork is highly preferred.
  • Strong analytical skills, including ability to analyze financial statements.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to construct professional business communications.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, including telephone communications, proactive problem solving and an approachable style.
  • Professional appearance, presentation, attitude and overall demeanor.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to multitask, meet critical deadlines, and operate under pressure for rapid turnaround.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products, email and other technology.
  • Ability to periodically travel statewide.
  • Possess a valid NH license and a working vehicle with proof of insurance coverage.

Physical/Mental Requirements and Working Conditions: The physical demands and characteristics of the work environment described here are representative of those occurring in the performance of the essential functions of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or job requirements. In order to successfully perform the job, individuals must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

This position works in an office, and the noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, i.e. copier toner.

  • Works in a well lit and smoke free office. 
  • Occasional travel required.
  • Frequently requires extended workdays. 
  • Must be able to sit for extended periods. 
  • Involves periodic repetitive movement associated with keyboarding. 
  • Able to stoop, bend and move intermittently in order to do filing, move equipment or supplies necessary for job function. 
  • Requires frequent attention to detail/concentration on figures, paperwork, data, etc. 
  • Standard work pressures such as meeting deadlines and scheduling requirements. 
  • Frequent distracting influences such as people, phone calls, or other noise. 
  • Simultaneous handling of multiple tasks on a frequent basis. 
CDFA Events
Grantees of Community Development Block Grants must submit their semi-annual reports to CDFA through GMS this day.
Applications for the second round of CDBG awards are due this day.
Required reporting for tax credit awardees must be completed and submitted today.
The Committee will meet Thursday
The Board will meet to make Tax Credit Application funding desicions