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Community Development Advisor

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Marketing & Communications, Customer Service
Kansas City, MO, USA
Posted on Friday, October 27, 2023


Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas CityThe Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City promotes a strong financial system and a healthy economy for all. This Community Development Advisor will play an essential role in our Bank’s mission by supporting economic inclusion for low-to moderate-income populations. This position will appeal to a candidate who wants to make a difference.

As a Community Development Advisor, you will be part of the Bank’s Community Affairs team. In collaboration with other team members, you will support the design and execution of high-profile initiatives on topics such as digital inclusion, workforce development, community development investments, small business, and affordable housing.

The Community Development Advisor role is highly collaborative. You’ll connect with leaders in banking, government, the nonprofit sector, and philanthropy to identify where the Kansas City Fed can add value. You will serve as a primary representative for the Bank in community development-related initiatives across Kansas and western Missouri. You will also lead the Bank’s Districtwide strategy for digital inclusion.

Strong candidates will be comfortable hosting meetings, developing conferences and writing publications. They will engage senior leadership across the Tenth Federal Reserve District (Colorado, Kansas, western Missouri, Oklahoma, Nebraska, northern New Mexico, and Wyoming). They will be equally skilled interacting with the communities we serve.

Applications will be accepted through November 28. This position will begin in January 2024.

You will:

  • Elevate awareness of the issues affecting the economic wellbeing of low-to moderate-income households through writing (articles and publications) presenting at conferences and convening community leaders.
  • Contribute to the implementation of high-profile initiatives focused on one or more of the following focus areas across the KC Fed District: small business development, workforce development, community development investments, housing and/or digital inclusion.
  • Maintain a high level of knowledge regarding research, best practices, and policy expertise on digital inclusion and other community development topics.
  • Build a network of partners for community development initiatives.
  • Identify prospective board and council members through community engagement efforts across Kansas and western Missouri.
  • Build strategic partnerships and strong working relationships with key partners including Bank advisory committees, research, policy, nonprofit, philanthropic, and other community partners.
  • Ensure the ongoing success of community development initiatives by maintaining communication and good relations with key partners.
  • Participate in local, regional, and/or state committees/task forces related to community development.
  • Participate in District and Federal Reserve System workgroups and produce internal reports and other administrative duties.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, community or economic development, public administration or a closely related field from an accredited college or university, or equivalent combination of directly related education and/or experience.
  • Typically requires six or more years of related experience. Advanced understanding of digital inclusion is highly desired.

Certain eligibility requirements apply.

Our Total Rewards program offers benefits that go beyond the basics featuring:

  • Market-leading medical, dental, and vision Insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 401k/Thrift plan
  • Pension plan
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life insurance
  • Vacation & personal time
  • Paid holidays
  • Parental leave
  • Adoption assistance
  • Onsite cafeteria
  • Onsite garage parking at no cost
  • Additional convenience benefits, discounts and more…

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Full Time / Part Time

Full time

Regular / Temporary


Job Exempt (Yes / No)


Job Category

Public Affairs/Community Development

Work Shift

First (United States of America)

The Federal Reserve Banks believe that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as an organization, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The Federal Reserve Banks are committed to equal employment opportunity for employees and job applicants in compliance with applicable law and to an environment where employees are valued for their differences.

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