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Resource Development Program Manager

Recruitment #24-005472-0013


This is a contractual position with limited State of Maryland benefits.

Work that Matters. The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is a world-class financial and policy organization, and works at the cutting edge of affordable housing, home-ownership, economic development and neighborhood revitalization.  We manage over $3 billion in single-family and multi-family assets, and provide financial support and critical programs to families, communities, non-profits, businesses and local governments throughout the state.

Housed within the Division of Policy, Strategy, and Research, the Resource Development Program Manager (RDPM) is responsible for directing and coordinating the Department's federal and philanthropic funding activities through competitive grant seeking, internal procedures development, relationship management.  This position serves as the Department's facilitator of all competitive grant applications that the Department purses.  This position supports subject matter experts with the non-technical components of grant application packages, while also alerting relevant divisions to new opportunities.  The RDPM will also create quality control standards to ensure that all funding applications go through a quality control checklist and qualitative risk analysis to show the probability/impact summary meets all compliance requirements before submission.  The RDPM engages directly with philanthropic organizations, including the Maryland Philanthropy Network, high-net-worth donors, and major funding networks, to understand their investment priorities and how they align with DHCD's programmatic goals.

DHCD offers a flexible work schedule, telework options; training, advancement and career path opportunities; casual business dress on Fridays and a competitive salary.  There is ample parking at our headquarters in Lanham, MD.




7800 Harkins Road Lanham, MD 20706.

The Department of Housing and Community Development Headquarters is located in Prince George's County across from the New Carrollton Metro stop.


The Resource Development Program Manager (RDPM) is responsible for directing and coordinating activities pertaining to federal funding resources as well as philanthropic funding opportunities and relationships, all of which are consolidated under the auspices of the Department’s resource development program. The RDPM will create and develop overall policies and procedures for the resource development program, including objective criteria and standards for evaluating all competitive investment opportunities for their applicability to Department programs and recommending to the Office of the Secretary which opportunities should be pursued. The RDPM will also create quality control standards to ensure that all funding applications go through a quality control checklist and qualitative risk analysis to show the probability/impact summary meets all compliance requirements before submission.



Six years of experience in roles with significant involvement in fundraising, grant-writing, resource development, philanthropy, program evaluation and monitoring, or the creation of proposals for responding to Request for Proposals.


1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and two years of the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute graduate education from an accredited college or university in accounting, business administration, economics, finance,political science or public administration at a rate of 30 credit hours for five years of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in the Budget Officer classifications or Financial Management specialty codes in the Budgeting field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


  • A bachelor’s degree in the humanities, social sciences, public policy, public administration, or a related field.
  • At least one year of grant or other technical writing experience.
  • At least two years of general professional experience.
  • Experience managing programs or budgets over $100,000.
  • Experience working within local, state, or federal government.


Please provide sufficient information on your application to document that you meet the minimum qualifications for this recruitment. Unofficial transcripts, certifications or diplomas to document educational or certification qualifications are required. Educational credentials from foreign countries must be evaluated by an approved education review service. This evaluation must be submitted with your application. For further information, you may call International Consultants of Delaware, Inc. (302) 737-8715 or World Education Services Inc. 1-800-932-3897 or (202) 331-2925. Successful candidates will be placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year. Eligible list may be used to fill future vacancies of the same classification. Successful candidates must document eligibility to work in the U.S. upon hire.

Please note: The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development is not sponsoring new employees in application of the H-1B Visa at this time due to budgetary constraints. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration and Reform Control Act of 1986. Federal regulations prohibit H1B Visa candidates from paying sponsorship fees, all sponsorship fees must be assumed by the potential employer.


The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. You may be required to complete a qualifications supplement, or the rating may be based on your application. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Report all experience and education that is related to this position.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


Online applications are STRONGLY preferred. However, if you wish to submit a paper application, you may mail your application and materials to:

Miles Peterson 

Department of Housing and Community Development

Office of Human Resources 

7800 Harkins Road, Lanham, MD 20706 

All application materials must be received by the filing deadline. If you are unable to upload your transcripts into the system, please send via email to Please include the following information in the body of the email: 

  • Attn: Miles Peterson, HR Generalist 
  • Your First and Last Name 
  • Recruitment # 
  • Classification (Job Title) of Recruitment

Incorrect application forms, or resumes in place of the application, will not be accepted. If you are interested in these positions and cannot apply online please fill out the paper application. For questions concerning these positions, please call 301-429-7566. 

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay. 

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

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