Director of Program Development

Organization: Norwalk Redevelopment Agency

Posted: May 1, 2020 | Closing: May 31, 2020

Job Description


  • Providing direction and leadership to the Redevelopment Agency in the areas of economic development, comprehensive planning, neighborhood outreach, economic and community development projects and land-use planning.
  • Manage the development of short- and long-range plans; gathers, interprets, and prepares data for studies, reports and recommendations; coordinates Agency activities with other departments, community organizations, advisory boards and citizens.
  • Support agency revenue generation activities through the identification and pursuit of new funding opportunities.
  • Develop grant proposals, scope, budgets and schedules for agency programs and projects.
  • Support agency efforts to secure funding sources for redevelopment projects in Norwalk’s urban core.
  • Interface with federal, state, and local appointed and elected officials to garner support for new programs and projects.
  • Manage Quality Analysis/Quality Control of key project deliverables to ensure proper management, project completion, and reporting.
  • Developing interdepartmental and intergovernmental teams and/or partnerships with outside stakeholders.
  • Monitoring performance of work programs and projects; allocates necessary resources.
  • Working with other employees, departments, the public, architects, builders, developers and attorneys in implementing technical and complex building and development issues.
  • Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director.


  • Master’s degree from an accredited university in business or public administration, urban planning, civil engineering or a related field.
  • Seven or more years of progressively responsible related experience in urban and regional planning, building construction and land use and development.


  • Considerable knowledge of governmental agencies and processes related to community development, land use, long-range planning, affordable housing and building
  • Skill in conflict resolution and
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to negotiate effectively with employees, other business units and departments, outside agencies and the general public; ability to plan, organize and monitor activities according to priorities, established schedules and
  • Ability to provide leadership, counsel, motivation and constructive guidance to staff, securing their respective commitments to the Agency’s
  • An understanding of local government, and the ability to function effectively within that

COMPENSATION Starting salary: $90,000 – $135,000 DOQ

How to Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to
No calls please.

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