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Assistant Program Officer - Bay Area Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) - San Francisco

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  • asha.weinstein@sjsu.edu
    ... Job Title: Assistant Program Officer Organization: Bay Area LISC Location: San Francisco Salary: Compensation: Competitive, depends on experience and
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 2, 2006

      ----- Forwarded by Asha Weinstein/SJSU on 06/02/2006 09:37 AM -----

      Job Title: Assistant Program Officer
      Organization: Bay Area LISC
      Location: San Francisco
      Salary: Compensation: Competitive, depends on experience and
      FT  Regular

      Job Description:



      The San Francisco Bay Area program of Local Initiatives Support Corporation
      (LISC) -- a national nonprofit providing training, technical
      assistance, and funding to organizations building affordable housing and
      community facilities and revitalizing neighborhood business
      districts -- seeks an Assistant Program Officer to work with a dynamic team
      of professionals committed to revitalizing neighborhoods and supporting
      lower income families.

      The Assistant Program Officer is responsible for helping Bay Area LISC’s
      Economic Development Program Officer develop and manage planning,
      grantmaking, training, and technical assistance programs for nonprofit
      community development organizations involved in commercial corridor
      stabilization and revitalization efforts.  The Assistant Program Officer is
      also responsible for coordinating Bay Area LISC’s AmeriCorps program, which
      places full-time AmeriCorps members in community development organizations
      around the Bay Area.  The Assistant Program
      Officer will report directly to the Program Officer.

      Bay Area LISC currently works with approximately 15 organizations receiving
      grants and/or training and technical assistance from LISC for their work
      strengthening commercial corridors in low- to moderate-income neighborhoods.
      The Assistant Program Officer will support these programs by coordinating
      trainings and resource sharing, assisting with grantmaking to neighborhood
      organizations and management of
      grants LISC receives to run the program.

      The Assistant Program Officer will also coordinate day-to-day aspects of the
      LISC AmeriCorps program through managing site placements, orientation,
      monthly trainings and reports.

      Commercial Corridor Revitalization Programs
      •                 Training and technical assistance:  Coordinate the LISC Commercial
      Corridor Technical Assistance Network.  Provide programmatic and logistical
      support for bi-monthly meetings and help develop additional trainings for
      this peer network.  Additionally, facilitate sharing of resources and
      documents among Network members and work with national LISC office and other
      resources to provide maximum assistance to LISC commercial corridor sites.
      •                 Commercial Corridor Implementation Grantmaking and Grants Management:  Use
      organizational systems to track grants, contracts and technical assistance;
      assist with grant and contract disbursement requests, reviewing, and
      processing grantee reports; assist with invoicing and reporting to LISC’s
      funders.  Additionally, coordinate small annual grant program designed to
      build or rehabilitate community playing fields in low- to moderate-income
      •                 Commercial Corridor Data tracking and Program Evaluation: Assist with the
      pilot and implementation of a new outcome-tracking database that all
      grantees will use for daily program monitoring and longer term
      outcome-tracking.  Help a program evaluation consultant coordinate data
      collection and evaluation of the commercial corridor revitalization and
      stabilization program.
      •                 Other related duties as assigned.

      LISC AmeriCorps Program
      •                 Host organization placements: Coordinate recruitment and placement of
      AmeriCorps members at up to 12 host community based
      organizations and communicate regularly with the supervisors.  Positions
      tend to involve housing development, commercial corridor revitalization,
      youth development, and affordable housing residents services coordination.
      •                 Member development:  Coordinate annual orientation; assist AmeriCorps
      members in coordinating monthly professional
      development meetings and community service events; maintain regular
      communication with AmeriCorps members.
      •                 Program management:  Collect and process AmeriCorps member time sheets and
      monthly reports; assist with application process
      and selection of AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps host sites.  Participate
      in annual national LISC AmeriCorps orientation. Work with national office to
      fulfill federal program obligations.
      •                 Other related duties as assigned.

      Community Planning
      •                 Assist as needed with the coordination of a comprehensive neighborhood
      community planning initiative as part of an emerging LISC program.

      Skills and experience required:
      The APO is a career-track position in the field of community development,
      and the applicant should be committed to a career in community development
      and urban planning. A Bachelors degree is required.  Graduate level
      education in urban planning, policy, business, or related fields is highly
      desirable.  Significant work experience in community development,
      neighborhood organizing, or political advocacy is a plus.
      Successful candidates will possess the following skills and experience:
      •                 Demonstrated interest and 2-4 years of work experience in economic
      development, community planning, community organizing,
      or public policy.
      •                 Self-directed, independent worker who takes initiative and is able to
      create the systems and processes inherent to this position.
      •                 Experience with program management in the nonprofit sector
      •                 Excellent written and verbal communication skills and personable
      •                 Patience, diplomacy and poise in dealing with a diverse set of individuals
      and organizations, especially our grantees and “client” organizations.
      •                 Ability to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with
      neighborhood stakeholders, co-workers, other technical assistance
      organizations, and local government agencies and politicians.
      •                 Ability to work on multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, while still
      meeting the priorities of the position.
      •                 Detail-oriented while still able to understand and promote a global view
      of the community development field and LISC.
      •                 Comfortable working within a large, national nonprofit organization with
      established systems and processes for getting things done.
      •                 Excellent computer skills, including Access, Excel, Word, and
      Internet skills.
      •                 Bachelor’s degree required, Masters Degree preferred.

      Now active in 38 cities around the country, LISC is the nation’s leading
      nonprofit financial intermediary in the affordable housing and community
      development field. Founded 22 years ago in New York with seed money from the
      Ford Foundation and several Fortune 500 companies, LISC provides training,
      expert technical assistance, management support, high leverage grants, and
      project financing. Our core programs support organizations that build and
      manage affordable housing, improve commercial districts, and develop
      community-serving commercial space and facilities. Bay Area LISC has
      provided over $270 million in grants, loans, and equity investments to
      nonprofit community development organizations.

      For more information about national LISC and the Bay Area LISC program,
      visit our websites at www.lisc.org and www.bayarealisc.org.

      Compensation: Competitive, depends on experience and qualifications.


      How to Apply:
      Qualified applicants should submit cover letter and resume to:
      Desirée Sideroff, Program Officer, Bay Area LISC
      369 Pine Street, Suite 350
      San Francisco, CA 94104
      Fax: (415) 397-8605
      Please indicate the position you are applying for. Position open until

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