Community Development Associate – Minnesota Housing Partnership

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Minnesota Housing Partnership seeks a Community Development Associate.  Use this link to view the full job posting and to apply online.

Job Purpose: The Community Development Associate is responsible for providing support to the Community Development team in planning, coordinating, delivering and reporting on capacity building and technical assistance engagements and MHP-funded grant programs.

  • Support all aspects of the Strengthening Rural Communities program Request for Technical Assistance, including but not limited to, materials development, timeline and process facilitation, outreach, marketing, assessment, selection of and communication with beneficiaries.

  • Manage the Requests for Qualifications (RFQ) from qualified and experienced consultants to provide technical assistance services related to affordable housing, homelessness, community development, project financing, performance measurement, fair housing, organizational capacity building and development, and strategic planning.

  • Assist Housing Institute and Native Community Development Institute with general program planning, logistics, document management and administration.

  • Support the Community Development Team in the research, development and delivery of technical assistance and consulting services that increase capacity and organizational efficiency of governments, non-profits, tribal communities, and other public agencies. Work with federal, state, and local program contacts.

  • Manage vendor relations for Community Development Team.

Administration (grants, internal services) (40%)

  • SharePoint File Management: Retain pertinent grant award documents and files; maintain and update policies pertaining to the Community Development team; and maintain funder binders and SharePoint infrastructure/file hierarchy.

  • Database Management: Assist in implementing new Salesforce database roll-out, provide data entry, and ensure timely entry of key data points and produce data forms/reports as needed.

  • Unanet Reports: Generate regular periodic reports on funds usage or other management reports for distribution to team members.

Committees and Interdepartmental (20%)

  • Support Federal billing process, including submitting accounts payable vouchers and supporting documents for projects and related travel.

  • Update and maintain department grant programs including routing workflows through DocuSign routing processes.

  • Patiently, and proactively collaborate with Community Development staff, Central Services and Fund Development departments on work responsibilities including internal procedures, administrative and reporting activities; refine and improve reporting tools to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of reporting.

  • Assist with annual financial audit preparation (single audit for government funding.)

  • Actively engage in the deployment of the departments Race Equity Strategic Action Plan to increase the number of TA (Technical Assistance) work plans that generate equitable outcomes.

  • Actively and positively engage with Community Development team and organizational responsibilities that further our shared work, understanding and organizational health.

  • Participate in relevant Community Development Department bi-monthly team meetings, and various ad hoc committees; for example Community Development Operations Team (CDOT), to provide support with departmental as well as interdepartmental work

  • Perform other relevant tasks that may be assigned by the Community Development Deputy Director.


  • Minimum two years of experience with grant fund reporting and output/outcome tracking. Prefer experience with HUD (Housing and Urban Development), USDA (United States Department of Agriculture), other federal grant programs. Uniform Administration CFR 200 regulatory knowledge a plus.

  • Minimum two years of experience in administrative support, preferably with a non-profit organization involved in community development, economic development, or housing development.

  • Advanced skills in MS Office Suite and SharePoint, familiarity with CRM applications, databases, Salesforce, Google docs and other cloud functionality.

  • Minimum of two years of experience in event planning/management – including in-person training workshops and remote based Webinars. Virtual Learning Environments a plus.

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Equivalent experience in relevant field may be substituted.

Knowledge, Strengths, and Abilities (KSA)

  • Knowledge of federal community and economic development programs (HUD, USDA, other), reporting, compliance and systems used (DRGR, TA Portal, other).

  • Knowledge of grant making processes, protocols, tracking, reporting and compliance.

  • Knowledge of project management concepts and skills.

  • Analytical, organized and detail oriented, and highly responsible and accountable to complete tasks thoroughly and timely.

  • Ability to influence and engage team members in a positive, productive manner that facilitates completion of projects without having formal authority.

  • Ability to effectively communicate in both the written and spoken word with diverse stakeholders.

  • Professionally able to navigate personal work capacity and successfully execute job duties and responsibilities with limited supervision.

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Our goal is to be the leading housing and community development organization in Minnesota by promoting strong, viable communities for all Minnesotans, particularly those with low and moderate incomes.

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