Employment Opportunities



Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise is searching for a Communications & Special Projects Manager to coordinate communication efforts (both internal and external), manage daily marketing for the organization including social media, assist with regular fundraising and events, and command special projects as needed.

The Communications & Special Projects Manager is a high-level position and the ideal candidate will work closely with the CEO on all aspects of CNE activities.

The ideal candidate will possess the following education and career experience:

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Understanding of marketing and standard practices and strategies for nonprofits

  • Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and Web browers

  • Strong computing skills, including basic database and web content management skills

  • Experience in a communications-related filed and an understanding of marketing communications

  • Strong oral and written communication

  • Strong project management skills

  • Ability to act as an agent of change and implement new technologies

  • Ability to work collaboratively and build professional relationships with colleagues and constituents

In order to apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and three writing samples to hclark@cneinc.org.



Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise is searching for a Policy Advocate to help launch our newly developed advocacy program.

The Policy Advocate will be a member of the executive leadership team, working closely with the CEO to provide leadership and management of CNE’s policy and advocacy initiatives. The Policy Advocate will be responsible for:

  • Collaboratively developing and implementing our mission-driven policy agenda

  • Serving as a staff liaison in the development of board-approved policy agendas

  • Maintaining relationships with local, state, and federal decision-makers in our services area

  • Developing a stakeholder engagement strategy to educate, train, and activate community members around our policy agenda

  • Organize legislator meetings and lobby days

  • Build strategies that will support electronic activism (social media, online petitions, etc.)

  • Serve as a confident representation of CNE at public events and meetings

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and three writing samples to hclark@cneinc.org.



Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise is searching for a Leasing Agent to market rental units and serve as a positive, open line of communication for renters.

The Leasing Agent will report to the Property Manager and will handle marketing, leasing, and resident relations  of CNE’s rental units. This includes:

  • Overseeing walk-in appointments, phone calls, and one-on-one meetings with renters/potential renters
  • Maintaining quick turn around between unit conversions

  • Completing regularly scheduled unit inspections for income restricted housing

  • Creating and assigning work orders as needed.

  • Verifying all online and local marketing tools are up to date for all available rental units

Education and Experience Requirements

The ideal candidate for the Leasing Agent position will possess the following education and career experience:

  • High school diploma, with college experience preferred
  • Previous experience in a sales or leasing environment

  • Experience in Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, Section 8 Vouchers, HOME projects a plus

  • Thorough knowledge of Fair Housing Laws with expected participation in trainings and activities

  • Knowledge of Windows Operating System and Microsoft Office Suite

  • Experience with cloud-based property management software (AppFolio) a plus

This position will be open beginning July 1st for between 25-30 hours per week, although the probability of becoming a full-time position is high. This position also offers competitive pay and the potential for bonuses as more rental units come under our control.

The ideal candidate for this position will be committed to growing and learning within the property management career field and be prepared to work toward promotion opportunities and development.

Please send a resume and cover letter to zdowns@cneinc.org.