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The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs works with Indiana communities to build relevant and economically thriving places where people want to live, work and grow.


The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs works with local, state and national partners to provide resources and technical assistance to aid communities in shaping and achieving their vision for community and economic development. 

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OCRA offers exciting, challenging and rewarding careers for professionals looking to serve rural Indiana communities. Would you like to join our team? If so, apply for our South West Community Liaison position!

CLs serve as a front door to state government and act as a conduit between communities and state agencies. They seek, document, highlight, and disseminate community economic development best practices. The CL promotes the agency’s menu of programs and provides technical assistance to communities in the engagement of these programs.  CLs provide neutral facilitation services for fact-finding, asset mapping, and problem solving to communities and appropriate organizations. They identify, link, and convene local and regional groups with common missions and interests in moving their communities forward. This position serves the following counties in Southern Indiana: Knox, Lawrence, Daviess, Martin, Gibson, Pike, Dubois, Orange, Posey, Vanderburgh, Spencer, Warrick, Perry, Crawford, and Harrison. Employee can reside anywhere in the region that allows for frequent and consistent travel throughout all of those counties.


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