The School of Government works to improve the lives of North Carolinians by engaging in practical scholarship that helps public officials and citizens understand and improve state and local government. The School offers up to 200 courses, webinars, and conferences for more than 12,000 public officials each year. Faculty members annually publish approximately 50 books, reports, articles, bulletins, and other instances of print and online content related to state and local government. The School is also home to a nationally ranked graduate program in public administration. The Development Finance Initiative (DFI) at the School of Government partners with local governments in North Carolina to attract private investment for transformative projects by providing specialized finance and development expertise. DFI partners with communities on projects including: building reuse and downtown revitalization; master development planning and execution; community and neighborhood development; and economic development, including small business finance programs and assessment of underutilized assets. The DFI Project Manager (Real Estate Development) will provide advanced project management, oversight, and financial and development technical assistance to real estate development projects that emerge from DFI’s work with local governments and other community-based organizations in North Carolina.