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POSITION TITLE: Development Officer

REPORTS TO: Director, Development Operations


LOCATION: United States (NYC Preferred)
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.

For more than 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.

LISC seeks an energetic and highly organized Development Officer to join the national development department and help grow and expand private resources for our national programs and local offices. Responsibilities will center on the development of grant proposals, reports, and other materials for existing and prospective funders. The successful candidate will be a strong writer, very organized, and able collaborate well with an active team and colleagues in LISC offices throughout the country.

The Development Officer reports to the Director of Development Operations and will preferably be based in NYC.

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.

The Development Officer, working closely with the national development team, will support LISC in implementing our fundraising plan, with a focus on corporate and foundation donors. They will:

  • Write, prepare and submit clear and compelling proposals and reports to foundations and corporations;
  • Work with program staff to gather and synthesize program information needed for proposals or reports;
  • Research and develop donor briefs to identify, evaluate and prioritize prospects for corporate and foundation grants;
  • Develop presentations for existing and prospective funders;
  • Write and edit other communications as needed including materials for stewardship;
  • Perform other duties as needed.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum three years development experience.
  • Professional experience in community development is preferred.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and research skills
  • Interpret, articulate and present programmatic information and data in a compelling manner
  • Excellent understanding of budgets as they relate to proposals and grants
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and highly organized; at ease working with tight deadlines
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite and Salesforce.

LISC offers a competitive salary and excellent fringe benefits.
To Apply

Position is open until filled, but candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Please submit a cover letter and resume by email to development@lisc.org (please indicate “Development Officer Candidate” in subject line). No phone calls please.

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