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Community Development Advisor

Company: 10J Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Location: Omaha
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

CompanyFederal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City is dedicated to serving the public by promoting a strong financial system and a healthy economy for all. Our priorities at the Kansas City Fed include building a motivated team of superb talent that is engaged in driving our mission, advancing economic inclusion in our district communities, and improving the district through leading outreach and research activities. This Community Development Advisor opportunity plays an essential role in our Bank's mission and priorities and is a perfect fit for a candidate focused on making a difference.As a Community Development Advisor, you will be part of the Bank's Community Affairs department and support the design and execution of high-profile initiatives focused on supporting select community partnerships that are working to improve digital inclusion, workforce development, community investment, small businesses and economic development, and affordable housing for low-and-moderate income and historically underserved populations. These efforts aim to strengthen communities' technical and leadership capacity to address key barriers to job access and human capital development for quality jobs.You will collaborate with key leaders in government, philanthropy, community, and the private sector to surface systemic gaps and grow awareness and spread of sustainable community development practices in the field. Strong candidates will have expertise with a variety of relationship-building activities, including hosting meetings, conferences, and trainings, and must be adept at engaging senior leadership across Nebraska and in the District to build strong cross-sector coalitions.

You Will:

  • Contribute to the implementation of high-profile targeted initiatives focused on supporting small business development, workforce development, community investments, housing and digital inclusion within the District, with a central focus on Nebraska.
  • Create and formalize relationships with key partners across sectors for community development initiatives, including research partners and stakeholders in the Federal Reserve System.
  • Develop a nuanced understanding of how to develop an inclusive economy and translate lessons learned from communities into policy recommendations.
  • Partner with the Kansas City Fed government relations team to identify key policymakers to share lessons learned from community development initiatives.
  • Design district/regional events that will showcase the strategy and findings and highlight policy challenges, coordinate logistics for key events.
  • Ensure the ongoing success of community development initiatives by maintaining communication and good relations with key partners.
  • Synthesize and document learnings from on-the-ground interventions to inform community and economic development practitioners, researchers, policymakers and other internal and external stakeholders through presentations and Bank publications.
  • Develop and maintain a high level of knowledge regarding research, best practices, and policy expertise on small business and economic development and related community development issues.
  • Build strategic partnerships and strong working relationships with key partners including Bank advisory committees, research, policy, nonprofit, philanthropic, and other partners. Participate in local, regional, or state committees/taskforces related to digital inclusion and human capital development.
  • Engage in the development of seminars, forums, meetings, and presentations on topics related to digital inclusion, human capital development and cross-sector collaboratives.
  • Participate in District/System workgroups, produce District/System internal reports, other administrative duties.
    Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in business, finance, community or economic development, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university, or equivalent combination of directly related education and/or experience.
    • Typically, does not require previous experience. Three or more years experience preferred.
    • Incumbent must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless the Bank grants an accommodation based on a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.
      Certain eligibility requirements apply.
      Our Total Rewards program offers benefits that go beyond the basics featuring:
      • Market-leading Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
      • Tuition Reimbursement
      • 401k/Thrift Plan
      • Pension Plan
      • Flexible Spending Accounts
      • Life Insurance
      • Vacation & Personal Time
      • Paid Holidays
      • Parental Leave
      • Adoption Assistance
      • Onsite Cafeteria
      • Onsite Garage Parking at No Cost
      • Additional Convenience Benefits, Discounts and More
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        Full Time / Part TimeFull time

        Regular / TemporaryRegular

        Job Exempt (Yes / No)Yes

        Job CategoryPublic Affairs/Community Development

        Work ShiftFirst (United States of America)
        The Federal Reserve Banks believe that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as an organization, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The Federal Reserve Banks are committed to equal employment opportunity for employees and job applicants in compliance with applicable law and to an environment where employees are valued for their differences.
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