Job Opportunities

Posting: Executive Director

Executive Director

Due to the pending retirement of the current Executive Director, the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority is currently seeking candidates to consider for the position.

Created by the New Hampshire Legislature in 1983, the Community Development Finance Authority is unique among community development agencies, in that it is simultaneously an instrumentality of the state, and a nonprofit organized under the laws of New Hampshire. The Authority supports affordable housing and economic and community development activities, which contribute to the development or redevelopment and economic well-being of target areas or target populations, and contribute to the economic development of the state of New Hampshire. CDFA is the sole administrator of both NH state tax credits, and the federally-funded State of New Hampshire Community Development Block Grant program. In total, the Authority administers nearly $40 million in funding resources, which includes governmental grant programs, revolving loan funds, and related initiatives with partners. These loans and grants are made to nonprofit and community development organizations; counties and municipalities; and for-profit businesses. 

The Executive Director will supervise and direct all activities of the CDFA, in order to achieve the annual goals and objectives set by the Board of Directors. Critical areas of responsibility include managing a diverse and healthy pipeline of funding sources, oversight of the tax credit program, HUD CDBG grant-funded programs, and various loan portfolios, as well as ensuring ongoing compliance with RSA 162-L and funder requirements. The Executive Director manages day-to-day operations; hires, develops, and leads a team of professionals; provides staff support to the Board of Directors and its committees; and fosters effective communication with the Board of Directors, partner organizations, grantees, governmental bodies and agencies and other stakeholders.

The ideal candidate will have executive level experience within a Community Development or Economic Development setting, an exceptional capacity to work with a broad range of constituents and interested parties, excellent communication skills, and an understanding of the nuanced landscape of tax credits, block grants, and other project funding elements.

The search is being managed by Carll Wilkinson, Managing Partner of Smith & Wilkinson, and interested candidates are encouraged to submit their resume and a brief cover letter via email to

CDFA Events
The deadline for the first round of CDBG Planning Grants
Required for all awardees, this workshop discusses how to implement the requirements of a CDBG grant.
This workshop will explain the CDBG program and instruct applicants how to apply for funding.
The CDFA Board of Directors will hold their monthly meeting and make funding decisions for the Tax Credit Program.
Reporting for CDBG recipients