Project Developer

The Mark Twain Regional Council of Governments located in Perry, Missouri, has an immediate opening for the position of Project Developer.  This position requires excellent organizational, communication, and administrative skills. The individual selected will be responsible for the development and oversight of community projects. The Council of Governments offers a competitive salary with benefits. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. To be considered for the position, please submit a resume with professionally-related references and salary expectations no later than September 13, 2019 to: Cindy Hultz, Mark Twain Regional COG, 42494 Delaware Lane, Perry, MO 63462 or

The Council of Governments is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Nature of Work

Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Project Developer will be responsible for assisting counties, communities and organizations with the development and oversight of grant funded programs and other duties as required.

Responsibilities include:

    • Coordination of local, state and federal resources in the development of community and economic development facilities

    • Developing and maintaining a close working relationship with state and federal agencies especially those involved in rural development

    • Coordination of training and educational programs or workshops on relevant topics for local governments, businesses and industries in the region

    • Working with local governments, non-profits and businesses in the Mark Twain region in the preparation of grant packages for federal and state programs

    • Assisting in public relations activities designed to create awareness of grant projects in the Mark Twain region

    • Attending various city, county and agency meetings as necessary for grant administration of a project

    • Identifying specific needs within individual communities and the region as a whole and making recommendations and providing technical assistance to meet these needs

    • Drafting, creating and assembling the components necessary to successfully apply for and implement new programs to meet regional needs

    • Developing program budget information and tracking monthly budget information related to assigned programs

    • Performance of any other task assigned

      This job description is a general description of essential job functions. It is not intended as an employment contract, nor is it intended to describe all duties someone in this position may perform. All employees of the Mark Twain Regional Council of Governments are expected to perform tasks as assigned by supervisory/management personnel, regardless of job title or routine job duties.


Graduation from an accredited college or university with major emphasis in accounting, public administration, planning, business, or related fields.  Experience may be substituted for educational requirements.  Effective oral and written communication skills are mandatory.  Must be self-motivated and organized.  Applicant must possess the ability to conduct meetings, interact with the public, elected officials and representatives from State and Federal agencies.