Economic Developer/Grant Administrator

Town of St. Pauls
August 17, 2021
210 West Blue Street, Saint Pauls, NC
Billing Address
30 CJ Walker Road, Pembroke, NC 28372
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open until filled


Town of St. Pauls,

North Carolina



The Town of St. Pauls, located in Robeson County, North Carolina (population 2,107) is currently seeking energetic, results-oriented, forward-thinking candidates for the position of Economic Developer/Grant Administrator. St. Pauls is a growing community located along the Robeson and Cumberland counties line dedicated to small town values and a great quality of life while working to preserve its historic small town heritage while encouraging responsible residential and commercial growth. Close proximate to Fayetteville, NC and the Lumber River provide for ample opportunities for recreation, shopping, and relaxation and make St. Pauls an ideal place to work and call home.


The Town Economic Developer/Grant Administrator must be actively engaged with the community and its businesses.  Candidates must have the ability to relate well to the community and have the ability to partner with an engaged council to carry out the strategic priorities of the community. The position requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation with a Bachelor’s degree or Masters’ degree (preferred) in public administration, business administration, political science, finance, journalism, or a related field. Three years of public sector grant writing and administration and economic development experience preferred.


Please submit a cover letter, resume, list of three professional references, and employment application found on the Town of St. Pauls website (  to Lumber River Council of Governments, Sonya Johnson, 30 CJ Walker Road, Pembroke, NC 28372. Electronic submission of applications via email at [email protected] is welcomed. Open until filled, with initial review of applications starting September 17, 2021. The Town of St. Pauls is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

            Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of community and economic development as applied in state and federal grants.

            Thorough knowledge of governmental laws, rules and regulations, and services pertinent to the community and economic development, housing improvement and development and community environment issues.

            Considerable knowledge of the techniques and principals of grant writing and its application to community and economic development.

            Considerable knowledge of management and leadership principles and practices as applied to human behavior, motivation, budgeting, purchasing, contract management and related issues.

            Considerable knowledge of laws, regulations, and organizational policies related to personnel and administrative procedures.

            Considerable skill in the collection, analysis, and presentation of large amounts of required grant data.

Considerable knowledge of information technology and its applications to the department’s mission.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with community groups, federal, state, regional, and municipal and county officials, and the general public.

            Ability to direct the preparation of comprehensive grant reports.

            Ability to express ideas effectively in oral and written forms and make effective public presentations.


Desirable Education and Experience

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, political science, finance, journalism, or related field.

Prefer three (3) years of experience in public sector grant writing and administration and economic development.

Prefer a master’s degree in public or business administration, political science, finance, journalism, or related field.

Equivalent combination of education and experience.


Special Requirements


Possession of a valid North Carolina driver’s license.