Community Development Manager I manages community/economic development activities and initiatives for a designated business market area. Ensures company visibility is established in the area and promotes relationships with groups, agencies and organizations in the community to identify lending and other business development opportunities. Being a Community Development Manager I explores and evaluates the current and future credit needs of the community and develops a strong understanding of the local issues and needs. Actively monitors public programs that support community development initiatives. Additionally, Community Development Manager I initiates policy changes or enhancements to ensure compliance with Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and other regulations. Makes recommendations to increase lending activity. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to top management. The Community Development Manager I typically manages through subordinate managers and professionals in larger groups of moderate complexity. Provides input to strategic decisions that affect the functional area of responsibility. May give input into developing the budget. Capable of resolving escalated issues arising from operations and requiring coordination with other departments. To be a Community Development Manager I typically requires 3+ years of managerial experience.