What We Do

With residents and partners, LISC forges resilient and inclusive communities of opportunity across America – great places to live, work, visit, do business and raise families.


Strategies We Pursue

  • Equip talent in underinvested communities with the skills and credentials to compete successfully for quality income and wealth opportunities.
  • Invest in businesses, housing and other community infrastructure to catalyze economic, health, safety and educational mobility for individuals and communities.
  • Strengthen existing alliances while building new collaborations to increase our impact on the progress of people and places.
  • Develop leadership and the capacity of partners to advance our work together.
  • Drive local, regional, and national policy and system changes that foster broadly shared prosperity and well-being.

Since 1979, LISC and its affiliates have invested approximately $29.7 billion in businesses, affordable housing, health, educational mobility, community and recreational facilities, public safety, employment, and other projects that help to revitalize and stabilize underinvested communities. Headquartered in New York City, LISC’s reach spans the country from East coast to West coast in 38 markets with offices extending from Buffalo to San Francisco and in 2,400 rural counties across 49 states and Puerto Rico. Visit us at www.lisc.org


The LISC Bay Area team takes a bold and joyful approach to our work to support local communities in creating prosperity and well-being – defined in their terms. We bring the tools of community development – mobilizing funds, cultivating partnerships, and deepening capacity – in the areas of economic development and housing to support the self-determination of communities that have been historically prevented from accessing investment and opportunity.

The APO role is a dynamic one at LISC. LISC Bay Area APOs contribute to our innovative community development initiatives that address housing affordability, creating, and sustaining diverse businesses, strengthening neighborhoods, and racial and economic inequity in the Bay Area. APOs build strong program management skills, including deep engagement and relationship building with our community-based organization partners, while also providing communications, fundraising, and administrative support to these projects.

LISC Bay Area is hiring an APO to focus on our community economic development initiatives. APOs also support office-wide operations. The APO will work directly under our lead economic development staff, while also working closely with other staff in the organization.

The ideal candidate shares our values of equity and community self-determination and is excited to join a small team of passionate (nerdy) and collaborative believers in community economic development, and housing. The ideal candidate has experience working with communities of color and/or underrepresented communities.

Key Responsibilities:

 The Assistant Program Officer will:

  • Manage contracts and grants, including creating grant agreements and consultant contracts, monitoring contract and grant approvals, processing invoices, and problem-solving with POs as needed. Update LISC Bay Area office tracking sheet for RPAs and invoices/ grant payments, problem solving when approvals stall out.
  • Support Economic Development programs, including Verizon Small Business Digital Ready, 7th Street, Section IV and other programs and projects that come to the team. In addition to grants and contracts and meeting support, this includes:
    • Outreach and partner engagement
    • Grants and project management
  • Support the Senior Program Officer in tracking and analyzing key economic development data for communications and funder reports.
  • Provide logistical and programmatic support for trainings, workshops, meetings, convenings, conferences and tours including, but not limited to guest speaker coordination, presentation preparation, note taking, virtual and in-person meeting management, and coordinating internal and external calendars.
  • Provide communications support with PO for Communications and Operations, including: Content Calendar Management, and posting on social media, developing and posting blog posts for program area, keeping website and external materials up to date.
  • Provide fundraising support, including tracking grant and contract report deadlines LISC is responsible for, working with team members to consolidate and write report materials, providing support on grant and contract proposals. Additional fundraising support as part of programmatic work may include tracking data for funder reports.
  • Support the implementation, monitoring, reporting and data collection of programs funded by diverse sources, including by not limited, HUD, CAHCD and private sources.
  • Assist with other special projects and duties as

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; however relevant experience may be considered as a proxy.
  • Strong project management, administrative, business writing, and organizational skills.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic environment with co-workers and representatives from the nonprofit, corporate, philanthropic, and public sectors.
  • Demonstrated commitment to racial and economic equity.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, follow through, and proven ability to balance multiple tasks, prioritize, meet deadlines, and be solutions oriented.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite of programs, especially Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Candidate must also have the capacity to learn and navigate new software.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2 years of professional experience with program coordination, communications, fundraising, or administrative responsibilities.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Interest in developing skills in community economic development, housing, especially in the areas of affordable housing production, preservation, community development corporation capacity building, neighborhood strengthening, and small business support.
  • Familiarity with community development, housing, and/or economic development (academic or professional).

LISC offers a competitive salary ($66,700 - $83,300) commensurate with experience and location, and excellent benefits.

LISC is an equal opportunity employer. LISC does not discriminate in employment on account of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military status or veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws and ordinances.

We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business.


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