Community Development Advisor

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Marketing & Communications, Customer Service
Oklahoma City, OK, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024


Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas CityAs a part of the nation's central bank, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City supports a stable financial system. We work across diverse communities throughout our region and nation to foster understanding in our economy, the payments system, and financial institutions for people from all walks of life.

Together, we serve the public and each other in an innovative environment that values the highest ethical standards. Here you'll find support to develop, united in a clear and common purpose with a diverse team.

The Community Development Advisor will play an essential role in our Bank’s mission by focusing on obstacles, issues and untapped opportunities in Indian Country. This position will appeal to a candidate who wants to make a difference.

As a Community Development Advisor focused on Native nations and Indigenous communities, you will be part of the Bank’s Community Development and Engagement team. In collaboration with other team members, you will lead the design and execution of high-profile initiatives advancing the economic well-being of Native nations and Indigenous communities on topics such as affordable housing, community development investments, digital inclusion, small business, and workforce development.

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.

Strong candidates will have experience working with Native nations and Indigenous communities and be comfortable hosting meetings, developing conferences, and writing publications. They will also engage senior community leaders across the Tenth Federal Reserve District (Colorado, Kansas, western Missouri, Oklahoma, Nebraska, northern New Mexico, and Wyoming).

This position is based in Oklahoma City.

You will:

  • Elevate awareness of the issues affecting the economic wellbeing of Native Americans and Tribal nations 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: as affordable housing, community development investments, digital inclusion, small business, and workforce development.
  • Identify prospective board and council members through community engagement efforts across the Tenth Federal Reserve District.
  • Build strategic partnerships and strong working relationships with key partners including Bank advisory committees, research, policy, nonprofit, philanthropic, and other community 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.
  • Have flexibility, with an expectation of working in the Bank and/or on work travel 60% of the work week (subject to change).


  • Typically requires six or more years of related experience working with Native nations and Indigenous communities.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, community or economic development, finance, public administration or a closely related field from an accredited college or university, or equivalent combination of directly related education and/or experience.

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 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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