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


Job Overview: 

LISC is seeking an attorney to join its in-house legal department, which currently consists of eighteen attorneys and support staff. The department handles a diverse, interesting, and challenging workload relating to LISC’s core lending, government contracting, and fund management businesses, each of which enables LISC to implement its many programs that help communities rebuild and renew.

The attorney will work closely with the other department attorneys as well as with outside counsel on a range of government contracting matters as well as various other compliance matters and matters related to the implementation and fulfillment of government contracts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following are an indication of the position’s core responsibilities; these are intended to illustrate the scope of responsibilities and are not exclusive of other duties that may be required.

  • Review and negotiate government contracts; draft and negotiate supporting documents related to government contracts; analyze and interpret government regulations applicable to LISC programs.
  • Provide advice and assistance to LISC staff related to the application for, receipt of, and expenditure of government funds.
  • Provide administrative and legal oversight for various compliance areas, including LISC’s government contract and loan agreement covenants, lobbying activities, maintaining LISC’s 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, and compliance with various federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
  • Draft and negotiate various contracts for LISC, including event contracts, consultant contracts, vendor contracts, memoranda of understanding, and non-disclosure agreements.
  • Handle general corporate matters and perform legal research on legal issues that might impact LISC.
  • Provide technical assistance to LISC’s staff on various legal issues and matters.
  • Execute such additional duties, special projects, and ongoing responsibilities as assigned by the General Counsel or Deputy General Counsels.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required; law degree from an accredited law school required.
  • Minimum three (3) years’ legal experience in government contracting, administrative law, or other relevant field.
  • Experience with federal and state government contracting required.
  • Familiarity with tax-exempt organization law and regulation a plus.
  • Strong interest in the community development and impact investing fields.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Good organizational abilities; strong work ethic; independent worker.
  • Fluency with office software such as MS Office Suite ( Outlook, Word, etc.)
  • Comfortable working in a fast paced, high volume, fluid working environment, as well as a cooperative ‘team first’ attitude.
  • Ability to provide legal services in a thoughtful and constructive manner, which aligns with LISC’s commitment across its programs to provide technical assistance to local partners.
  • Licensed to practice law in a jurisdiction located in the United States.


LISC offers a competitive salary ($115,600 - $144,500 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.


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