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Program Manager

The Development Association of Rock Island, Inc. (DARI) has an immediate opening for a Program Manager.

Position Description

The Program Manager serves as the central point of contact for DARI members and any business that wants to start, expand, or grow within Rock Island. The position ensures that business prospects receive excellent service and are provided the tools, advocacy and connections necessary to succeed. The position ensures that Rock Island attracts and retains jobs, investors, and new businesses.


  • Bachelor’s degree with preference to degrees in business, economics, or public administration.
  • At least three years of professional experience in real estate, economic development, urban planning, and/or business development activities.
  • Strong interpersonal communication and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of community and economic development services.
  • Proficient in market research, business writing, and data management.
  • Demonstrated experience in program design, implementation, and management.
  • Ability to develop the evaluation criteria necessary for obtaining results.
  • Passion for Rock Island, urban redevelopment, neighborhood revitalization, and the mission of DARI.

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Please send resume and cover letter by email to by Friday, February 14, 2020. No phone calls, please.  The Development Association of Rock Island, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.