Now Hiring- Senior Project Manager

The Southwestern Commission, located in Sylva, NC, serving a 7-county region, is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Senior Project Manager in our Community and Economic Development Department.  A Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, public administration, planning or related field and 1 year of experience working with local or regional planning or economic development is required.  A master’s degree is preferred.

Work involves developing and managing planning efforts that originate from the agency, pertaining to community development, economic development, or any other type of community assistance/planning that is requested by member governments. Work involves tasks such as facilitation, research, connecting with resource agencies, matching projects to funding source, and grant writing and tracking.  Considerable independence, judgment and decision-making are required by the employee. 

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The position is open until filled.   A state of North Carolina application must be completed and can be obtained from the NC Works Career Centers or found online at

Send completed application along with cover letter and resume to Russ Harris at, or send by mail to Southwestern Commission, 125 Bonnie Lane, Sylva, NC 28779.