All interested parties from across the world are encouraged to apply.
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First off, the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation (YNDC), a newly-created nonprofit Community Development Corporation (CDC) for the city's neighborhoods, is seeking a CEO to manage operations and assist with the guidance of the organization.
The YNDC is receiving the bulk of its start-up operating funds from the Raymond J. Wean Foundation, with additional funds for programming coming from the City of Youngstown and other community grant opportunities.
Initial work of the YNDC will probably focus on housing rehabilitation and community greening issues, but the direction will be largely dictated by the Executive Director and the YNDC Board of Directors. From the job description (application here):
"The Executive Director is responsible for the YNDC's consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. The Executive Director will be a strategic thinker responsible for the day-to-day operations, regulatory compliance, liaison with governmental bodies, management of development projects, and implementation of long term plans.- - -
The Director would also be responsible for the recruitment, employment, and release of all personnel, paid staff, contractors and volunteers. It is anticipated that a staff of 3-5 persons will be required."
Various political jurisdictions are also pitching in resources to fund the Executive Director of the Western Reserve Port Authority, who will be given the responsibility of spearheading economic development in the joint zone of Mahoning and Trumbull Counties.
Commitments have been allocated (as reported here) by:
Mahoning County - $100,000 annually
Trumbull County - $100,000
City of Youngstown - $50,000
City of Warren - $50,000
City of Niles - $50,000
Howland Township and
the Western Reserve Building Trades Council
see the story in tonight's news here.