Careers in Community Development
Confused about how to move forward with your community development career?
In this workshop for entry-level community development professionals, volunteers and students, we will help participants reflect on:
- What they have learned in their current or recent job, internship or volunteer experience
- Their short and longer term career goals, and
- How they can move towards achieving their goals.
We will identify the kinds of jobs available, and what skills people might need to build to meet their career goals. A panel of community development practitioners will share stories of their career paths, and what they look for in new hires. Participants will have an opportunity to meet with experienced community development leaders in small groups, and will receive tips on how to present their skills as well as ideas for further networking and search.
Ann Silverman of Ann L. Silverman Consulting, brings more than thirty years of experience in organizational development, nonprofit management and community development to her consulting practice. Ann has been a Project Manager and an Executive Director, for public and private housing organizations. She worked for the Boston office of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), as the Director of the Neighborhood Development Support Collaborative. Ann served as a Project Manager for small and large scale redevelopment projects, and taught residents to effectively operate their homes together. For more than fifteen years, Ann has been a consultant to housing and community development organizations, funders, residents groups and nonprofits. She has helped groups to set strategies for the future of their communities and their organizations. Ann has conducted training sessions, led searches and advised people on community development careers.