Job Opportunity: Executive Director – College Park City-University Partnership

Position Description 

Executive Director for the College Park City University Partnership (CPCUP)  


Established in 1997, the College Park City-University Partnership (CPCUP)  is a non-profit community development corporation jointly owned by the City of College Park and the University of Maryland.  Its Board of Directors is drawn from senior City and University officials as well as, as well as financial, legal and real estate professionals.  CPCUP promotes and supports commercial revitalization, community development, and quality housing opportunities for residents and the University community, while forging strong ties between the City and the University.   


The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for implementing the overall strategic and operational goals of the organization. This means, but is not limited to, serving as chief administrative officer, leading/supervising CPCUP’s staff, implementing programs, and expanding and implementing the University Community Vision 2030. More information on Vision 2030 is available at: 


  • Drive implementation of Vision 2030 with independence, while working under direction of CPCUP Board and collaboratively with multiple stakeholders. 
  • Coordinate and facilitate performance of the five key focus areas:  
      • Education
      • Equity and Sustainability 
      • Neighborhood Preservation and Development
      • Public Health and Safety 
      • Transportation and Mobility 
  • Manage CPCUP operating projects and recommend timelines and resources needed for achieving strategic goals.
  • Support an excellent working relationship among the Board of Directors and staff, its sponsoring organizations, and community and regional stakeholders. 
  • Promote CPCUP’s strategic direction, goals and priorities. 
  • Propose annual budget and present financial statements for Board approval.
  • Manage organization resources within budget guidelines, using sound financial practices. 
  • Supervise CPCUP staff and manage contract personnel. 
  • Advocate for CPCUP’s mission, programs, and projects and present CPCUP to the community and stakeholders in a strong, positive light. 
  • Ensures that adequate funds are available to implement CPCUP’s programs and projects, including identifying funding sources, developing and submitting proposals and administering contributions/grants.  


  • Demonstrated leadership and organizational abilities related to community development organizations, preferably with a higher education and local government partnership. 
  • Demonstrated experience related to the five CPCUP key focus areas.   
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully generating funding from government and non-government sources.
  • Understanding of and commitment to goals and ideals of the 2030 Vision.
  • Excellent verbal, presentation, and written communication skills .
  • Ability to simultaneously lead multiple on-going projects.
  • Goal-oriented, creative, and adaptable with a proven ability to work effectively in collaboration with a diverse group of people.
  • Ability and willingness to work irregular hours.
  • Background in marketing a community development organization is a plus. 

Salary and Benefits 

Salary will be based on experience and skills 

Benefits include health, dental, and retirement.  

Apply Deadline: 

October 30, 2022. 

How to Apply 

Send your resume, a cover letter relating your experience, and three references to Kendra McAbee, Program Associate: 

Opportunity: Executive Director College Park City-University Partnership