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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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We are hiring!

OCRA offers exciting, challenging and rewarding careers for professionals looking to serve rural Indiana communities. Would you like to join our team? We are currently hiring a Southwest Community Liaison AND a Program Manager. Submit your application before April 22, 2019.

A CL grows and maintains working relationships with local and regional leadership. Serving as a front door to state government, the CL acts as a conduit between communities and state agencies. They seek, document, highlight, and disseminate community economic development best practices. CLs provide neutral facilitation services for fact-finding, asset mapping, and problem solving to communities and appropriate organizations. This position serves the following counties: Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Harrison, Knox, Lawrence, Martin, Orange, Pike, Perry, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh and Warrick. The position will travel throughout the assigned region, and state, with a provided vehicle. Click the following link to learn more about the position, benefits and to apply: https://bit.ly/2Wcaj5z

The Program Manager is responsible for serving as the subject matter expert providing knowledge of concepts and theory that relate to multiple areas of specialization. He/she represents the interests of Indiana, the Lt. Governor and OCRA. The project manager is responsible for the development, delivery, and ongoing management of various short and long-term projects and programs. This position will support policy analysis, short and long-term research, and evaluation of OCRA projects. The project manager provides excellent customer service and responsive communication to state-wide contacts of all disciplines. He/she are well versed in the technical requirements and financial solutions. Click the following link to learn more about the position, benefits and to applyhttps://bit.ly/2Vy55Bh


Next Level Connections Grant applications are being accepted through May 3, 2019 at 4 p.m. (ET) 

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