City of Fort Wayne

CD Manager - Redevelopment

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Job Code: 2023281
Posted On: Thursday, 19th October 2023
Category: Regular Full Time
Department: CD - Redevelopment
Shift: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, may vary depending on need.
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
200 E. Berry Street
Pay Rate: $70,000.00 - $80,000.00 Annually

Job Description:


Working under the direction of the Deputy Director - Redevelopment, incumbent facilitates, coordinates, and performs Redevelopment project planning, development, and implementation activities. The CD Manager - Redevelopment position is one that is highly visible and on the front-line working with the general public, private business, local, state, and federal government representatives and elected officials. The incumbent also must engage with public finance firms, real estate professionals and law firms, and interpret and understand various legal, financial, construction, and planning documents. The incumbent is expected to exercise good judgment, independence, initiative, and professional expertise in conducting day-to-day operations. All work duties and activities must be performed in accordance with the City safety rules and operating regulations, policies and procedures as well as federal, state, and local regulations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the ability to interact with the public, City incumbents, and outside agencies with patience, tact, respect, and professionalism and the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Planning & Implementation

  • Fosters and facilitates redevelopment, new development or investment by the public and private sectors;
  • Develops and analyzes complex, multi-source funding strategies for redevelopment projects including public and private funding sources;
  • Develops Urban Renewal and Economic Development Area Plans and takes them through the complete governmental approval process including communications and presentations with planning commission, city council, and the redevelopment commission as necessary;
  • Analyzes and ensures compliance with changes in the laws, regulations, and rules pertaining to redevelopment activities; evaluates the impact of changes and makes appropriate recommendations to ensure continued compliance with required mandates;
  • Provides Redevelopment staff with analysis of local, regional, state, and national trends in key real estate sectors, demographics, and employment data;
  • Advises the Deputy Director, CD Administrator, and Redevelopment Commission concerning assigned projects and programs;

Management & Operations

  • Manages Tax Increment Financing districts and performs projects and analysis of TIF revenues, financing, and strategic expenditures;
  • Manages and/or monitors current and potential redevelopment projects;
  • Participates in the selection of and oversees the activities and performance of consultants and administers consulting contracts regarding redevelopment projects;
  • Performs real estate due diligence through analysis of site information such as appraisals, surveys, title commitments, and geotechnical reports;
  • Prepares bids and contract documents and administers and closes out contracts for all assigned projects;
  • Prepares, assists with, or manages the preparation of project plan drawings and associated promotional graphics;
  • Prepares real estate closing documents and oversees the real estate closing process, including coordinating and working with the Redevelopment Commission for necessary action and approvals.
  • Assists with the marketing and sale of Redevelopment-owned properties in accordance with economic development and urban planning policies;
  • Applies for and manages grants;
  • Assists in drafting and editing public meeting agendas, minutes, resolutions, and legal documents such as right-of-entry agreements, public offerings, and other related documents in coordination with Redevelopment Director and legal department;


  • Develops public/private partnerships for the purpose of redevelopment projects including site marketing, developing requests for qualifications/proposals, contracts, development agreements, purchase agreements and other related documents;
  • Procures professional services and contractor services for assigned projects and provides advice and assistance to other departmental staff on these same matters for their assigned projects;
  • Communicates and participates with other departmental staff, other governmental agencies and community-based and private organizations concerning assigned projects and programs, provides information to Community Development Public Information Officer for press releases and other information on redevelopment projects as needed;
  • Serves on project teams led by other departments within the division to represent redevelopment interests or to provide specific skill sets;
  • Works closely with City, public and private groups, and organizations regarding projects. Provides technical assistance as necessary;
  • Organizes and leads meetings with departments outside of the division or of an interdepartmental nature to provide redevelopment project updates;
  • Seeks out expertise and collaborates with other City and local government departments and related entities to facilitate and coordinate planned redevelopment projects;
  • Interfaces with Redevelopment real estate consultants, financial firms and law firms on land acquisition, land sales, or commercial attraction activities;
  • Serves on several boards and committees as directed.


Performs other duties as required.


The incumbent is responsible to manage their performance in accordance with this job description and the performance expectations provided to them by management. If at any time the incumbent is unsure of their role or specific responsibilities, it is the incumbent’s responsibility to refer to their job description and ask for clarification from their supervisor. Management will work with the incumbent, as needed, to ensure performance expectations are clearly communicated and performance goals are achieved.


This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university with major course work in Urban/City Planning, Public/Business Administration, Marketing, or related field; plus a minimum of five (5) to eight (8) years of experience. Master’s degree is desired, but not required;
  • Closely related work experience at a level commensurate with this position may count toward the requirement for education; a minimum of two years’ experience will be required for each year of formal college level education. A successful applicant for this position may meet the post-secondary education requirement completely with work experience; however, in these cases, experience must demonstrate the high level of skill required for this position;
  • Experience in marketing and business attraction strategies, consultant/contractor management, real estate, leasing, retail recruitment, and working with public and private utilities;
  • Experience working in both the private and public sector;
  • Experience with Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD), Autocad, Vectorworks, or related software, desired;
  • Experience with geographic information system software (GIS), Photoshop, In-Design, and Adobe Illustrator desired.


  • Ability to negotiate complex development and real estate agreements on behalf of the Redevelopment Commission and the City.
  • Broad knowledge of the principles and objectives of redevelopment, including specific knowledge of the process of real estate transactions, community building and design, urban planning, and applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations;
  • Working knowledge of local government and its impact upon redevelopment in the public and private sectors;
  • Ability to apply a full range of generally accepted and commonly used principles and theories of redevelopment;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of construction trades and the ability to read/interpret construction drawings;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to read and interpret a variety of forms of financial statements and ability to forecast and anticipate funding availability and needs associated with Redevelopment;
  • Ability to coordinate administrative activities and perform contract management;
  • Knowledge of government and its processes, especially redevelopment law and grant administration;
  • Ability to apply a full range of generally accepted principles of redevelopment and economic development to develop projects and plans that fulfill the goals of the Redevelopment Commission;
  • Ability to write and speak clearly and concisely to produce reports and make presentations;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff members, government agencies, businesses and the general public.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. The incumbent must have the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Incumbent will have daily interaction with staff members, various local, state and federal agencies and the general public. These contacts involve cooperative problem-solving requiring discussion and persuasion to gain concurrence or cooperation.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and draw and interpret bar graphs.


Work is broad in scope and of great intricacy involving many complex and significant variables.   Purpose and desired results are indication by the supervisor. Unusual problems or proposed deviations from guidelines are discussed at the discretion of the incumbent. Work is reviewed for soundness of judgment and conclusions, technical adequacy, and conformance with policy and procedure. Incumbent will be required to make substantial contributions involving non-routine decisions and recommendations based on the City’s policies and procedures. Judgment is needed in adapting or in making significant compromises to fit unusual or complex situations. Considerable independence will be given in the development of plans and projects as necessary; however, questions or concerns regarding departmental objectives or goals may be discussed with supervisor.


Valid Indiana Driver's License if City vehicle is used.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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All applications for currently posted positions will be submitted on line at Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.

(Those individuals who accept employment with the City and live outside one of the six contiguous Indiana counties that border Allen County (DeKalb, Whitley, Noble, Huntington, Wells, and Adams) will have six (6) months from their start date to become residents of either Allen County or one of the six counties listed above. Policy and Procedure Number 204 Page: 1 of 1).

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to age, race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran's status, national origin, or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.