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Community Development Program Manager

Ball State University

Last Updated: 5/26/23

Job Description

Indiana Communities

Community Development Program Manager

Ball State University

Ball State University’s Indiana Communities is welcoming applications for a Community Development Program Manager.

The successful applicant will perform management duties related to community economic development education, training, consultative, and special project-based duties under the supervision of the Director of Program Development and Training. Provide support in developing, promoting, facilitating, and delivering community economic development services including training and community programs. Identify and cultivate relationships with stakeholders in community economic development, connecting communities with university resources. Assist with Indiana Communities Institute efforts to implement community economic development research, practice, and policy to ensure Ball State remains a leading resource for communities.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. At least five years of experience working with neighborhoods, communities, counties, and/or regions in support of community economic development; experience in community and/or economic development planning and facilitation; experience in community outreach and engagement; experience in project management, including managing timelines, budgets, and key deliverables; experience in presentation design and public speaking. Excellent Internet and traditional research skills; demonstrated ability to employ analytical skills including the ability to organize and integrate seemingly unrelated data; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability and willingness to work effectively with limited supervision and exhibit sound independent judgment and decisions; demonstrated knowledge of economic and community development practices and principles; ability to work effectively with divergent groups; excellent interpersonal skills. Must have a valid driver’s license, be insurable under the auto fleet policy, and be willing and able to travel.

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in political science, planning, business, economics, community development, and/or communications from an accredited institution. Experience working with a variety of partners and community groups; experience handling diverse perspectives and differing motivations; experience identifying and effectively communicating messaging and stories to various audiences. Established community economic development relationships at the local and/or state level.

Apply online at: Include the following documents with your application: resume and cover letter. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earner is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through July 1, 2021.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students enroll each year in diverse academic programs on and off campus. Our students come from all Indiana counties, all 50 states, and 68 countries to pursue knowledge in seven academic colleges offering 190 undergraduate majors, 130 undergraduate minors, 140 graduate programs and 200 study abroad programs.

The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.

The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit:

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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Muncie, Indiana, United States
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball Sta...