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Executive Director

NH Community Development Finance Authority

Created in 1983, the Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) supports affordable housing and economic development activities that benefit low and moderate income citizens in New Hampshire.

CDFA administers nearly $25 million in funding resources, which includes a combination of state tax credits and federal Community Development Block Grant, and Energy Reduction Funds. We support the development of vibrant and resilient communities by providing financial resources to nonprofits, community development organizations, counties, municipalities, and for-profit businesses. These organizations, in partnership with CDFA, create affordable housing, support the formation of new jobs and help retain existing employment for low and moderate income New Hampshire residents.

The New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority is a quasi-governmental agency which provides financial and technical resources to municipalities, nonprofits, and small businesses across New Hampshire.  Its mission is to maximize the value and impact of public and private investments in New Hampshire’s communities, including economic development, downtown revitalization, and clean energy development projects.  CDFA’s current assets under management average $60 million annually highlighted by a state community development specific tax equity program, federal community development block grants, and clean energy finance products.

The Executive Director will supervise and direct all activities of CDFA, in order to achieve the annual goals and objectives set by the Board of Directors.  Critical areas of responsibility include oversight of the CDFA tax credit program, CDFA Clean Energy Fund, the Community Development Block Grant program, and various loan portfolios, as well as ensuring ongoing compliance with RSA 162-L and funder requirements.  The Executive Director manages day-to-day operations; hires, develops, and leads a team of professionals; provides staff support to the Board of Directors and its committees; and fosters effective communication with the Board of Directors, partner organizations, grantees, governmental bodies and agencies and other stakeholders.

The ideal candidate will have executive level experience within a Community Development or Economic Development setting, an exceptional capacity to work with a broad range of constituents and interested parties, excellent communication skills, and an understanding of the nuanced landscape of tax credits, block grants, and other project funding elements.

The search is being managed by Carll Wilkinson, Managing Partner of Smith & Wilkinson, and interested candidates are encouraged to submit their resume and a brief cover letter via email to  

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Date Added: August 3, 2017

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