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

 

LISC STRATEGIC INVESTMENTS

The LISC Strategic Investments team leads the design, development, and deployment of impact investment funds in LISC’s local markets and nationwide. Strategic Investments employs an “impact first” investment methodology that optimizes the impact on the communities we care about while achieving sustainable risk-adjusted returns for investors.

The unique power of LISCs local office presence combined with the strength of our national investment expertise is a powerful combination for creating real impact in the communities we serve. This network requires careful coordination between Strategic Investments, the LISC Local Offices, and other stakeholders within LISC. While many groups within the LISC organization support fund management activities, the Strategic Investments team is ultimately responsible for ensuring a successful track record for LISC’s off balance sheet fund investments.  

ABOUT THIS ROLE

The Strategic Investments team has been organized into functional expertise groups that lead and support the activities necessary to design, raise, deploy, manage impact funds, and develop new investment strategies. Those functional groups are listed below:

  1. Fund Design & Modeling – initial fund concept design and modeling, market testing
  2. Fund Development – raising money from investors for the fund
  3. Fund Deployment – creating the investment origination strategy and managing the underwriting and investment process
  4. Fund Performance & Measurement – managing the performance of existing investments and conduit funds, oversight of financial statements & impact reporting
  5. Capital Innovation Lab - leads the charge in developing new investment strategies via pilots, programs, and initiatives.

This role will be focused on the Fund Development function specifically.

Responsibilities: 

  • Prepare and present pitches for new and existing investors
  • Develop internal and external relationships with potential investors
  • Work with Senior Directors to create new fund marketing content that clearly and convincingly articulates LFM’s fund offerings for pitch presentations.
  • Drive investment deals along with legal, marketing, and other stakeholders
  • Assemble due diligence information and respond to investor inquiries
  • Create sensitivity analysis or down-side risk analysis for financial models
  • Provide sales and business development support to Senior Directors
  • Produce quarterly reports on assets under management and fund offerings
  • Maintain detailed records of client communication, and business activities in our support systems (Salesforce, Box or others)
  • Plan and organize quarterly and annual investor events
  • Help implement software solutions to improve and streamline processes
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent relevant work experience
  • Minimum three (3) years of related work experience, preferably in finance or accounting
  • Expert in Microsoft PowerPoint (at least five years’ experience), Word, Excel (i.e. macros, pivot tables, v-lookup)
  • Excellent proofreading skills
  • Experience in Salesforce (at least one (1) year preferred)
  • Experience with Adobe Illustrator or InDesign, preferred
  • Domestic travel up to 25% estimated annually.

LOCATION & COMPENSATION

This position will preferably be in Washington, DC. LISC offers a competitive salary ($81,600 - $102,000; salary commensurate with experience and location) and excellent fringe benefits. 

 

Actual salaries may be based on several factors including, but not limited to, a candidate's skill set, experience, education, work location and other qualifications.

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.

LISC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION AND JUSTICE

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