Project Development Planner

Job Title: Project Development Planner

Job Type: Full Time

Location: Mankato, MN

Region Nine Development Commission is looking to add a team member to the Community Development Department.

The position will be responsible for research, grant writing, project development and project funding for the department and the organization. An individual in this position will act as a key resource for local government, businesses and organizations regarding funding for a wide range of community development needs. Research responsibilities will include data mining and technical writing, as well as, graphic presentation of data. This individual will also be the primary staff for the Region Nine Renewable Energy Task Force and a lead organizer for the Region’s Grant Opportunity Forums. The other primary area of responsibility will be project management and support for hazard mitigation, solid waste, active living, transportation and community comprehensive planning contracts with local communities.

Minimum qualifications include a four-year degree with a focus on urban and regional studies and related work experience. A Masters Degree in Urban Studies or Public Administration is preferred. Must be available for evening meetings and travel as needed. The candidate must also be a team player, possess good writing and speaking skills, and be comfortable with all Microsoft Office software applications. GIS experience is a plus. Salary commensurate with experience.

If you meet these qualifications, please download an application at
Send cover letter, resume and application to: Ashley Aukes, PO Box 3367, Mankato, MN 56002-3367 or Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Resumes will not be accepted without a cover letter and completed application.

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