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Career Opportunities

Director of Research

The NC Rural Center is seeking a director of research with a deep passion, drive, and curiosity to understand what makes rural communities thrive. The Director of Research will oversee and conduct research to support the Center’s leadership, engagement, small-business development, and policy programs; conduct internal exploratory research to guide future program development; and manage mission-focused, externally funded research endeavors that support North Carolina’s rural people and places.




Loan Operations Associate

The NC Rural Center is seeking a loan operations associate to maintain responsibility for the operational processes for the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) and CornerSquare Community Capital, Inc. SSBCI programs include the Rural Center’s Capital Access Program, Loan Participation Program, and Fund-of-Funds program. These processes track from lender application or investment call through funding and post-closing.