Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $55,000
Maximum: $65,000




2666 Riva Road
Suite 210
United States



If you are interested in (i) making a difference in our low-income communities, (ii) working toward ending homelessness, or (iii) helping to increase the supply of affordable housing, then Arundel Community Development Services, Inc. is the place for you.


ACDS is a small organization where you can be challenged with diverse assignments and see the different you can make in the community.


ACDS is a private, nonprofit corporation established by Anne Arundel County to create and retain affordable housing opportunities and ending homelessness, as well as to ensure the efficient delivery of community development services to those most in need. ACDS oversees and manages the expenditure of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program funds for Anne Arundel County. For the past 25 years, ACDS has contracted with Anne Arundel County to ensure CDBG and HOME funds are utilized in accordance with all HUD requirements. In addition to the CDBG and HOME Programs, ACDS manages the County’s Continuum of Care process, as well as administers the federal Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program, Maryland Special Loans Program, Community Legacy funds, and Baltimore Regional Neighborhood Initiative Program




ACDS is seeking a professional whose responsibilities includes assisting in the development, administration and implementation of plans, projects and program activities, managing grants, working with nonprofit organizations, furthering affordable housing, ending homelessness, and community development within and for Anne Arundel County, Maryland. This is an entry level position that offers the opportunity to learn, assume responsibility for and play a leadership role as a key member of a small planning staff. The position offers tremendous opportunity for professional growth in the housing and community development field.


Job Description


General responsibilities include assisting in the development, administration and implementation of plans, projects and program activities. Primary responsibilities include assisting with the management of federally funded grants; reviewing grant applications and request for funding; ensuring projects meet eligibility requirements; performing environmental reviews; preparing subrecipient agreements; reviewing and approving payment request for compliance with OMB Circulars; and monitoring subrecipients for compliance with all applicable federal regulations. Additional responsibilities include assisting with community planning efforts by helping with the preparation of the federally required Consolidated Plan, Annual Action Plan, and annual Comprehensive Assessment and Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER).




The Project Planner position requires a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration, or a closely related field, or a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration, or closely related field in combination with directly relevant work experience. Ability to comprehend and correctly use a variety of informational documents including federal regulations, contracts, agreements, deeds of trust, census data and demographic reports. A working knowledge of CDBG, HOME and other HUD Programs is desirable but not required.


Salary /Benefits


Salary ranges from mid $55,000 to mid $65,000 depending on experience. ACDS offers an excellent benefits package including health insurance, retirement plan and free parking.


Location: Annapolis, Maryland


Scheduled Hours: Full-time 40 hours (salary exempt position)


How to Apply

Please include cover letter and resume and email to


ACDS offers an excellent benefits package including health insurance, retirement plan and free parking.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree