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Policy & Government Affairs Manager

The Rural Center seeks an experienced Manager of Policy and Government Affairs who is passionate about rural communities and committed to collaboratively developing policies that will create stronger economies and a higher quality of life for all in North Carolina.

The Manager will report to the Director of Advocacy and will be responsible for working with diverse networks of state and federal policymakers, local leaders, and rural champions to research, develop, and advocate for innovative nonpartisan policy solutions to rural North Carolina’s biggest economic development challenges.



Rural Entrepreneurship & Lending AmeriCorps VISTA

The Rural Entrepreneurship & Lending VISTA will build capacity in the Rural Center’s entrepreneurship and lending programs to better serve populations seeking self-employment in the face of job loss or under/unemployment. The VISTA will build capacity in the following project areas: small business lending, small business coaching, connection to small business markets, fundraising, organizational relationships, and community engagement. As a result of these activities, the Rural Center will be better equipped to serve entrepreneurs across the state of North Carolina.