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UNC Chapel Hill is looking for a Development Person


Project Director, Development Finance Initiative

School of Government – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill




Position:  The Community & Economic Development (CED) Program at the UNC School of Government (SOG) is seeking a Project Director for the Development Finance Initiative (DFI).  The project director will provide technical assistance in development finance and public-private partnerships to local governments and other community-based organizations in North Carolina.


Background: DFI partners with local governments in North Carolina to attract private investment for transformative projects by providing specialized finance and development expertise. DFI partners with communities on projects including building reuse, community development, downtown revitalization, economic development, neighborhood redevelopment and small business finance. DFI tests innovations in the field of development finance in partnership with community and economic development entities in distressed areas of North Carolina.


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Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s level training in business, real estate development, planning, public administration, or equivalent also required. Applicant should have at least five to seven years of experience in real estate development and/or finance. The successful candidate should have excellent technical skills in real estate development and/or finance including in-depth knowledge of development finance tools such as targeted financing (TIF, BIDs), tax credit financing, loan funds, equity, and grant programs. In addition, the position required the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; the ability to work independently; the ability to solve problems, prioritize and meet deadlines. Successful candidates will have interest in creating triple-bottom returns for community and economic development projects in distressed areas of North Carolina.


Application Instructions and Deadline:  Online submission of applications is required. Click on the Direct Link URL,, from any internet browser to apply for the position. The position will be open until filled. As part of the online application, interested candidates should include a cover letter addressed to the Search Committee Chair and CV or Resume.


Contact Information:

Questions about the position should be addressed to Michael Lemanski, Director, Development Finance Initiative, at, or to Will Lambe, Director, Community and Economic Development, at




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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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