POSITION TITLE: Senior Community Development Officer for Programs
REPORTS TO: NYC – Deputy Director
JOB CLASSIFICATION: Exempt / Full Time
LOCATION: New York City
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.
Over the last 40 years, LISC and its affiliates have invested approximately $22 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 36 markets with offices extending from Buffalo to San Francisco. Visit us at www.lisc.org
The New York City office of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC NYC) seeks a professional to fill the position of Senior Community Development Officer for Programs. This position reports to the LISC NYC Deputy Director. The local New York City program, LISC NYC, works with nonprofit, community-based organizations to develop affordable housing, commercial enterprises and community facilities. Since its founding in 1979, LISC NYC has invested over $2.7 billion, leveraging an additional $6 billion in low-income communities. This has resulted in nearly 40,000 affordable homes built and preserved as well as 1.8 million square feet of retail and community space created. We also invest in health, economic development, financial well-being and environmental sustainability so that the communities our partners serve are good places to live, work, do business and raise children. For more information visit http://www.lisc.org/nyc/.
The Senior Community Development Officer for Programs will be responsible for managing LISC NYC’s portfolio of programs in the areas of economic development, affordable housing, health equity, financial opportunity, and capacity building.
Specifically, the Senior Community Development Officer for Programs will:
- Under the guidance of the Deputy Director, contribute to the strategic vision for LISC NYC’s program portfolio, and develop goals and objectives for the work.
- Develop and carry out operational plans for LISC NYC’s programs.
- Regularly monitor and report on programmatic goals, objectives, and deliverables.
- Contribute to the development of new programs and partnerships with government, nonprofits and corporate and philanthropic partners.
- Develop and manage LISC NYC’s economic development initiatives, including those that provide minority-owned small businesses with technical assistance as well as grants, loans and financial tools they need to survive the COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn, maintain their sustainability and grow over the long-term. Grow and support a network of community-based business development organizations who provide assistance to small businesses and commercial corridors in underserved neighborhoods throughout New York City.
- Manage and grow LISC NYC’s capacity building activities, including executing a regular assessment of LISC NYC’s community-based partners and maintaining an assessment repository, capacity building grant making (primarily through HUD Section 4 funding), the Cashin Community Development Fellowship, and other training and peer learning opportunities. Under the guidance of the Deputy Director, contribute to planning and implementation of ongoing partner relationship management efforts to ensure that LISC NYC is aware of and responsive to partner capacity building needs.
- Oversee LISC NYC’s Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) work with an existing community-based partner and manage FOC program expansion in New York City by surveying key stakeholders to identify service gaps, identifying and exploring new funding opportunities, and piloting work with a new partner.
- Manage LISC NYC’s Bridges to Health Equity program, including coordinating diverse stakeholders, leading regular convening’s, conducting research, providing grants to community partners, and overseeing the program evaluation consultant.
- Supervise a Community Development Officer and an Assistant Community Development Officer.
- Work with LISC NYC’s Deputy Director and Director of External Affairs, as well as other internal and external partners, to communicate the findings and results of LISC NYC’s programmatic work and spotlight the small businesses and community-based partners LISC NYC supports.
- Work with LISC NYC’s Chief Housing Office and Director of Lending, as well as other internal and internal partners, to further the New York Land Opportunity Program (NYLOP) to support the development and management of affordable housing programs that equip developers of color and nonprofit mission driven organizations to meet the urgent need of affordable housing development and preservation in New York City
- Plan and carry out workshops and peer learning events for partners on topics related to LISC NYC programs.
- Collaborate with LISC NYC colleagues to develop and write proposals to raise resources for LISC NYC programs, report to funders on programmatic results and maintain and cultivate funder relationships.
- Performs additional duties, as required.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required. Master’s degree in urban planning, public administration, business administration, or related field preferred.
- Minimum 5 years of professional experience in community development and/or economic development program planning and implementation.
- Excellent research, writing, editing and analytical skills.
- Experience developing and measuring program metrics
- Strong organizational skills; efficient and detail-oriented.
- Strong oral communication skills.
- Excellent computer skills including competency in full Microsoft Office suite.
Ability to work independently on multiple tasks and projects, prioritizing a challenging workload.
- Works collaboratively and effectively with a diverse range of individuals and organizations.
- Commitment to the community development sector and the critical role of nonprofit organizations in driving inclusive economic development.
LISC offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits.
Please send cover letter and resume via e-mail to: email@example.com
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