Project Manager – Real Estate Development Specialist

Job Type

Part Time


Minimum: $43,470
Maximum: $90,000
Details: 70% of full-time



Application Deadline



North Carolina
United States


Position Summary

The School of Government works to improve the lives of North Carolinians by engaging in practical scholarship that helps public officials and citizens understand and improve state and local government. The School offers up to 200 courses, webinars, and conferences for more than 12,000 public officials each year. Faculty members annually publish approximately 50 books, reports, articles, bulletins, and other instances of print and online content related to state and local government. The School is also home to a nationally ranked graduate program in public administration.


The Development Finance Initiative (DFI) at the School of Government partners with local governments in North Carolina to attract private investment for transformative projects by providing specialized finance and development expertise. DFI partners with communities on projects including: building reuse and downtown revitalization; master development planning and execution; community and neighborhood development; and economic development, including small business finance programs and assessment of underutilized assets.

The DFI Project Manager (Real Estate Development) will provide advanced project management, oversight, and financial and development technical assistance to real estate development projects that emerge from DFI’s work with local governments and other community-based organizations in North Carolina. The DFI Project Manager (Real Estate Development) will oversee much of the project level work of DFI, including identifying partnership opportunities,  managing complex project budgets, developing proposals, creating work plans, coordinating other DFI staff and graduate students, advising community partners, writing reports, making public presentations, and performing project-level quality control and supervision in real estate development projects undertaken by DFI. The DFI Project Manager (Real Estate Development) will also participate in courses taught by School of Government faculty, research and develop new work, and support the operations of DFI.


The School of Government recognizes the importance of an educational and work environment in which all individuals are respected and valued. To that end, we are strongly committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. For more information about the School’s commitment to diversity, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page:

Required Qualifications and Experience

·        Advanced research, writing, analytical, and technical skills in real estate development and finance, public speaking, and management.

·        Experience working with local government.

·        Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects and partnerships.

·        Strong planning, organizational, and coordination skills to manage or be involved in simultaneous projects efficiently.

·        Ability to work independently and take initiative on real estate or community economic development advising projects within a collaborative environment.


Evening and occasional overnight travel required.

Education Requirements

Masters degree in business, planning, public administration, or related field and three years’ work experience. Experience overseeing junior staff required.


Preferred Qualifications and Experience

·        Experience working for a local government in an economic development function.

·        Interest in creating triple bottom line returns for community and economic development projects in distressed areas of North Carolina.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

Please upload a cover letter, CV, and a list of three references