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Manager - Municipal Programs

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Posted: 09/17/2023

Administrative Resources association was born with a mission, a mission to be the ultimate resource for its member cities and towns in the realm of community and economic development. ARa is powered by a crew of up to six dedicated individuals and proudly owned by 10 Indiana Cities. They're on a mission to turn communities into vibrant, thriving hubs in central and southern Indiana.

ARa, the outgrowth of Lilly Endowment's generosity back in 1973, used Indiana's Intergovernmental Cooperation Act, to become the vehicle for these cities to join hands and co-own a municipal consulting team to serve their residents better. The grand vision was to create a united, cost-effective dream team of experts in community development, offering their assistance to all who needed it. Fifty years later, Ara is proud to have secured and managed hundreds of millions of state and federal dollars that were  wisely invested to create stronger communities.
Manager – Municipal Programs: Working under the supervision of the Executive Director, overseeing community and economic development funding and projects for member communities.
$40,000-$60,000 Annually


  • Grant Development and Project Development:
  • Development of projects through the application to various funding sources
  • Work with/for the grants management team after the grant is funded
  • Community and development technical assistance with no grant funds associated with it
  • Research funding sources for variety of projects
  • Update mayors on current project status
  • Update mayors about any policy changes from currently used funding sources which applications or future application could be submitted
  • To inform mayors of any new information that may impact their city (legislative, changes)
  • Public and community relations
  • Meet and communicate with mayors frequently
  • General liaison between ARa and the Cities
  • Managing Business Loan Programs:
  • Assist in management of grant/loan programs (housing, RELP, Micro, etc) loan programs
  • Application intake
  • Review applications (business plan/assist with business planning)
  • Review and forward recommendation to city
  • Package/close loans, record UCC’s, promissory notes
  • Monitor and document payment collection
  • Assist city with loan restructuring when required

Notes:  Approximately 40% of time should be in the office spent on the phone with Mayors, city personnel, engineers, etc. grant research, application writing.  The remaining portion of time should be spent in the cities.

  • College Degree or higher.
  • A minimum of three years of on-the-job experience.
  • Analytic ability to diagnose problems and ability to work independently to correct the difficulties.
  • Grant writing and development experience.
  • Valid driver's license required for off-site assignments.

Executive - Exempt