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Position Title:            Assistant Program Officer – Community Development

Position Location:     Duluth, MN

Job Classification:     Non-Exempt / Full Time

Reports to:                 Executive Director

THE ORGANIZATION
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 $20 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

JOB DESCRIPTION

LISC Duluth seeks a multi-skilled individual with a passion for strengthening communities through community development initiatives that address housing affordability, racial equity, and income inequality in the Duluth Region. The Assistant Program Officer will provide technical assistance to organizations, monitoring and implementation of grants, and administrative support to program staff on key housing and economic development initiatives. The ideal candidate will have familiarity with community development, housing, economic development, and experience working with diverse populations. The Assistant Program Officer will collaborate closely with other staff to help deliver a wide-range of diverse community-based initiatives and collaborate with our partners.

The successful candidate must be proactive, well organized, possess outstanding program assessment and development skills, able to work with diverse partners and communities, have excellent oral and written communication skills, and be able to work in a team and relate well with others. The job requires that a significant amount of time be spent in the community with the flexibility to attend evening meetings or events/activities as appropriate.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Assist in overseeing programmatic and financial grant compliance for nonprofit partners, including reviewing financial reports and facilitating annual site visits.
  • Assist in grant management, including overseeing selection process, providing assistance in processing grant agreements and consultant contracts, and monitoring progress.
  • Monitor and update internal reports and conduct data analysis across programs and initiatives.
  • Provide support to LISC Duluth marketing and communications, policy, and community engagement activities.
  • Develop creative approaches for measuring and communicating the local LISC impact in the community as a thought-leader, convener, and investor.
  • Engage and lead collaborations with local residents, nonprofit organizations, community stakeholders, and policymakers around equitable development planning and priorities.
  • Support office-wide fundraising by managing deadlines, writing grant applications, and reporting.
  • Engage the Local Advisory Board in LISC’s work, including reviewing and determining grant awards and communicating our work to the public.
  • Assist with other special projects and duties as assigned.
KEY QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, or equivalent professional experience.
  • Minimum 2 years of professional experience in community development experience.
  • Minimum 2 years project management and grant writing experience.
  • Working knowledge of community development initiatives, such as housing or economic development. Knowledge of the Duluth area and/ or Minnesota housing and community development programs a plus.
  • Experience with grant and federal grant monitoring and compliance is preferred.
  • Solution-oriented individual who is self-directed, and able to successfully work simultaneously on multiple tasks and projects, set priorities for a challenging workload, and be a positive, solution-oriented professional.
  • Commitment to accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Work collaboratively with co-workers and representatives from the nonprofit, philanthropic, public and corporate sectors and operate in a team setting.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to write clear and concise business communications such as memos, reports, policies, and procedures.
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Candidate must learn and navigate new software required for all LISC employees and for specific program initiatives. Knowledge of online programs like Salesforce and Box/Dropbox/Google Drive is beneficial.

COMPENSATION

LISC offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

TO APPLY

Please send Cover Letter and Resume via email with “LISC Duluth – Assistant Program Officer” in the subject line to: pkramer@lisc.org

LISC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION, AND JUSTICE

Position Title:            Assistant Program Officer – Community Development

Position Location:     Duluth, MN

Job Classification:     Non-Exempt / Full Time

Reports to:                 Executive Director

THE ORGANIZATION
What We Do

With residents and partners, LISC forges…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Duluth, MN
Associated Location
Duluth, MN

How to Apply

TO APPLY

Please send Cover Letter and Resume via email with “LISC Duluth – Assistant Program Officer” in the subject line to: pkramer@lisc.org

LISC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION, AND JUSTICE

TO APPLY

Please send Cover Letter and Resume via email with “LISC Duluth – Assistant Program Officer” in the subject line to: pkramer@lisc.org

LISC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER…

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