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Economic Development Associate

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The Economic Development Associate will work under the programmatic direction and supervision of the Chief Economic Development Officer to support CNHED’s economic development and small business ecosystem-building efforts. To further the mission of CNHED, the Economic Development Associate will collaborate with the myriad of stakeholder groups that comprise the economic development and small business community, and CNHED staff members.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Support the advancement of CNHED’s local small business ecosystem building efforts -- maintaining ecosystem stakeholder and resource map, and maintain and updating CNHEDs online platform, DCSmallBizHelp, a searchable small business resource hub.
  • Maintain and help promote the small business workshop calendar 
  • Support efforts to replicate CNHED’s small business ecosystem-building process in other cities.
  • Assist with the update of CNHED’s Guide to Small Business Financing.
  • Review and update CNHED’s Small Business Resource Hub.
  • Update CNHED’s Guide to Small Business Financing.
  • Write new content stories to feature on the DCSmallBizHelp website.
  • Help foster and strengthen relationships and communication with the small business community through the dissemination of information
  • Manage implementation of DC Small Business Month activities.
  • Maintain CNHED’s small business customer relationship management (CRM).
  • Participate in CNHED’s working group and members’ meetings and events.
  • Provide support for other projects as needed.
  • Ability to travel and attend evening events.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Educational Background: 
Excellent interpersonal skills, including relationship-building, and collaboration
Experience collecting and managing multiple data sources (i.e., databases, spreadsheets, CRM, and other software
Familiarity or understanding of small business issues and challenges, and community economic development a plus
Experience communicating effectively and collaboratively with diverse people, communities, and stakeholder groups
Project management experience
Proficiency in MailChimp, HubSpot, Microsoft Office and Google Workspace.
Bachelor’s college degree required, with five years relevant experience
  • Qualitative and quantitative research and data gathering skills.
  • Project management skills (i.e., work plan development, time management)
  • Possess strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to write effectively and succinctly.
  • Ability to use critical thinking skills.
  • Solid relational and communicative skills.
  • Ability to set, manage, and meet multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to take initiative, problem-solving, and think strategically, both independently and in a team environment

Salary is $85 - $100, commensurate with experience and track record of accomplishments. CNHED offers a competitive benefits package including health insurance, employer retirement contributions, paid vacation and sick leave, teleworking, and an optional deferred salary retirement plan. This position is exempt from overtime wages

How to Apply: 

Please email a resume (with " Economic Development Associate “in the subject line) along with cover letter of interest and salary requirements to [email protected] No phone calls please. The position is open until filled. References may be required. 

Additional Information: 

CNHED is an equal-opportunity employer. We encourage people of color, women, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities to apply.

Organization Info

Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development

Washington D.C., DC, USA
Annual Budget : 
1-10 employees
About Us

CNHED advances community development solutions that address the inequity of under-resourced communities in the District of Columbia.


The Coalition for Nonprofit Housing & Economic Development is a dynamic 501(c)3 nonprofit that advances equitable community economic development solutions in District of Columbia. Our holistic systems-change approach encompasses community-informed budget and policy advocacy, data-driven thought leadership, and needs-based programmatic initiatives in the areas of Housing and Homelessness, Workforce Development, and Small and Minority-owned Business Ecosystem Building.

Since its inception in 2000, CNHED has grown from 55 organizations to nearly 140 today. CNHED’s strength is in its convening power, highly successful advocacy, robust communications and information sharing, and equipping its members with tools and resources for their work. CNHED’s organizational members include nonprofit and for-profit affordable housing developers, housing counseling and service agencies, community economic development organizations, workforce and business development entities, lenders, intermediaries, and government agencies.

Why Work For Us?: 

To our staff, CNHED is more than just a job. The continuous fight for racial and social equity in the District of Columbia is a passion that we all share. While we value hard work, innovation and collaboration, we also value fun and a sense of family.

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Mar 13 2024
Active Until: 
Apr 13 2024
Hiring Organization: 
Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development