Florida Institute Of Government Seeks Program Facilitator, Tampa

The John Scott Dailey Florida Institute of Government at the University of South Florida is seeking to contract a Community Real Estate Development (CRED) program facilitator and lead trainer to lead their annual summer real estate development course that offers a certificate in community real estate development.

The FIOG at USF provides a variety of high-quality programs, services and technical training to local and state governments, city officials and the general public in order to stimulate the local economy through community development initiatives. In 2006, the late Tom Zuniga created the C.R.E.D. program to promote effective community leadership while providing the technical resources necessary for organizations to lead successful community development projects.

“Since 2009, the FIOG at USF has administered the program,” says Angela Crist, FIOG’s director. “Zuniga passed away last fall and had championed the program until now.”

The Institute is now seeking a contractor who can lead the program, identify potential funders, make community connections, and recruit class members.

“We want someone who is an excellent teacher who can also understand the audience,” says Crist. The program has a wonderful history of community real estate development, and the FIOG is looking to continue it for many years to come.

The program also has a steering committee comprised of local government as well as private and nonprofit community development practitioners that work closely with the FIOG and the program facilitator to support the program’s needs. “It is important that the facilitator interact with the steering committee and the FIOG,” says Crist.

Because the program provides the tools necessary for participants and practitioners to execute affordable housing and community-based real estate development projects, the facilitator must be “plugged in, keenly aware, and up to date on what’s going on in the market regionally, statewide and nationally,” says Crist.

“It’s all about community real estate development. Once practitioners have the tools to carry out the projects, then it benefits everyone.”

Interested candidates may view the full position description and may send resumes to Becky Clayton by February 20th. For information on obtaining certification through the Community Real Estate Development program, call 813.974.9627.

Writer: Kaye Brown
Source: Angela Crist, Florida Institute of Government at the University of South Florida
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