Community Development Coordinator - City of Sugar Land, TX

Title: Community Development Coordinator
Type: Economic Development/Redevelopment
Date Posted: January 30, 2023
Organization: City of Sugar Land, TX
Website: Click here for more information or to apply


SALARY: $25.78 - $31.90 Hourly
$53,622.00 - $66,352.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 10/31/22
CLOSING DATE: Continuous

The City of Sugar Land is inviting community development professionals who are interested in a full-time position as a Community Development Coordinator to apply to join our amazing City! This exciting position works Monday – Friday during typical business hours as well as occasional evening hours when attending events.


Why Should You Join Our Team?

 We are a full-service municipality located approximately 20 miles southwest of downtown Houston that invests in our team and offers real opportunities for career growth. We pay our Community Development Coordinators a competitive salary of $53,622 - $61,665, depending on experience. We also offer great benefits and perks, such as 9 paid holidays plus a floating holiday to use at your discretion, generous vacation package that starts to accrue on your first day, a robust pension plan to set you up for a fulfilling retirement, flexible work from home opportunities, a down-to-earth casual environment and dress code, and a positive team-oriented culture. Our full time employees have access to medical, dental, vision, disability, life and other insurance options on the 1st day of employment. If we have your attention… Please. Continue. Reading!

About The City of Sugar Land 

The City of Sugar Land, a municipality with a population of 111,026, provides the highest quality of affordable services to meet the needs of its residents. Master-planned communities and welcoming neighborhoods enhance home values and create a sense of belonging. The community offers outstanding schools, libraries, civic organizations, entertainment venues, and other resources that make Sugar Land a great place to work, live and raise a family. Numerous high-profile regional and international corporations have chosen Sugar Land as a corporate home. Sugar Land's aggressive economic development program has created a business-friendly environment, one that includes a variety of incentives, including a corporate aviation facility. We are proud to have been named one of the Top 50 places to live in the United States by The Press of Atlantic City, as well as the Best Texas cities to raise a family by Dwellics. We hire people based on their potential, not just their experience. We have an informal work environment but are serious about what we do. We believe that happy, talented employees add value to the City. We do our best to hire friendly, professional people who work hard and play well with others. We also promote a healthy work-life balance and personal development.


Are You a Good Fit?

The ideal candidate must be able to assist and support creative approaches to improve aging retails centers and redevelopment efforts. The ideal candidate must maintain a knowledge of research techniques, statistical gathering and analysis. An understanding of Economic Development operations are ideal. We are looking for a candidate that is able to network and establish rapport while eliciting cooperation from internal and external stakeholders. The perfect candidate will have experience with researching, coordinating, and assisting in the implementation of a wide range of economic development programs, projects and initiatives. A strong attention to detail and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment is critical for success in this role, as are high levels of accuracy, timeliness and dependability. 

We are looking for someone who can provide exceptional customer service for a variety of coworkers, supervisors and the general public with professionalism and patience. Ask yourself: Do you supporting creative approaches? Are you able to change tasks and priorities at a moment’s notice? If so, please consider applying for this Community Development Coordinator position today!

What We Need from You as a Community Development Coordinator 

As a Community Development Coordinator, you will be responsible for the direct support of the Senior Development Manager or Community Development Program Strategist by providing administrative, program and project support related to long-term development opportunities, redevelopment and reinvestment, and public/private partnerships.  The Coordinator will be the primary staff support to the City’s Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone No. 1, 3, and 4, assist the City liaison to the Imperial Redevelopment District, and assist in the management of the Department’s Asset Management program for City-owned destination venues such as Constellation Field, Smart Financial Centre, Houston Museum of Natural Science, and Marriott Conference Center. The Coordinator will also assist with special projects as assigned.  The position will also conduct, analyze and summarize research, assist with community and business outreach efforts, and assist in budget development and maintenance. You will assist the Senior Development Manager with long-term strategic projects focused in the City’s Regional Activity Centers, coordinate teamwork across various departments and collaborate with consultants, and other governmental agencies. You will also assist and promote programs developed by the Community Development Program Strategist that support the built environment, with an emphasis on revitalization and small business support.  


If you can do those things and meet the following requirements, we would be happy to speak with you:

  • Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Economics, Business Administration, Finance, Urban Planning or a related field from an accredited school or university. 
  • A Master’s degree in the above fields is a plus.
  • Two (2) years of experience in local government, economic development, and/or a related field.
  • Experience with researching, coordinating and assisting in the implementation of a wide range of economic development programs, projects and initiatives (or projects similar in nature and execution). 
  • Experience or knowledge of Texas economic development incentive programs (Type A & B Corporations, Tax Abatements, Chapter 380s, Direct Incentives, Enterprise Zones, Skills Development, etc.) and an understanding of the restrictions associated with the usage of funds derived from these sources is preferred.
  • Municipal and grant experience is a plus.

Our success is achieved by the courage to do things differently and accept that failure will occur on the path to innovation.

The City of Sugar Land is an equal opportunity employer.


Please visit the City of Sugar Land employment page at to apply online. This position is open until filled and may close at any time without notice.

Job Post Expiration Date February 28, 2023

  All jobs are considered open until filled, unless otherwise posted.