Assistant Program Officer - Bay Area Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) - San Francisco
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Job Title: Assistant Program Officer
Organization: Bay Area LISC
Location: San Francisco
Salary: Compensation: Competitive, depends on experience and
BAY AREA LOCAL INITIATIVES SUPPORT CORPORATION (LISC)
COMMERCIAL CORRIDOR REVITALIZATION AND AMERICORPS PROGRAMS
ASSISTANT PROGRAM OFFICER
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
• 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.
• 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
• 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.
LISC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
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
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