Assistant Program Officer

Company: Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Location: Remote, All

Job Function: Community Outreach


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.

Since 1979, LISC and its affiliates have invested approximately $29.7 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 38 markets with offices extending from Buffalo to San Francisco and in 2,400 rural counties across 49 states and Puerto Rico. Visit us at


Position Description

LISC seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Assistant Program Officer (APO) of the Government Investments and Technical Assistance team. The primary role of this position will be to support the delivery of technical assistance to HUD grantees and municipalities through HUD’s Community Compass and Distressed Cities Technical Assistance programs. The APO will also support the team as it carries out assistance to and collaborates with LISC’s local offices and other national programs on a variety of topics including but not limited to HUD Community Planning and Development programs, disaster recovery and resilience, and green development. Tasks include contract management, billing and invoicing, and project management. This is a great introduction to technical assistance delivery, contract management, and a broad range of housing and economic development topics.


Key Responsibilities

At the direction of the Director, the APO will work closely with a broad spectrum of LISC team members, LISC affiliate staff, consultants, HUD staff and local municipal staff. The APO will play a central role in the administration of LISC’s cooperative agreements for HUD’s Community Compass, Distressed Cities, and Neighborhood Stabilization TA programs. Essential responsibilities include:

· Assist with the administration of HUD’s Distressed Cities, Community Compass and Neighborhood Stabilization TA programs, including assignment and work plan development, billing, and reporting

· Assist with development and implementation of work plans, funding proposals and consultant agreements, and contracts

· Assist and support technical assistance through participation on project teams

· Assist with the management of HUD’s online award management systems

· Coordinate with HUD as well as LISC’s finance and contracts departments

· Assist with preparation of quarterly grant reports

· Manage workflows with HUD’s online award management systems Serve in supportive roles on LISC TA teams to facilitate programmatic objectives

· Perform additional duties as assigned



The successful candidate must be well organized and detail oriented, proactive in reaching out to team members when questions arise, able to work in a fast-paced, diverse team environment, and relate well with others. Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and strong oral and written communication skills are critical. Additional qualifications include:

· Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or commensurate related work experience

· Minimum 2 years of professional, work-related experience, including 1 year of grant, contract, cooperative agreement management, or similar experience preferred

· Superior knowledge of Microsoft Excel

· Strong interpersonal skills with a flexible, team-oriented approach

· Experience with monitoring and compliance on local, state, and/or federal grants

· Excellent writing and verbal communication skills, with strong attention to detail

· Adept at using technology to facilitate meetings, communication, research, and reporting; experience with online government reporting systems is preferred

· Bi-lingual in written and oral Spanish strongly preferred

· Experience with HUD programs preferred

Compensation and Benefits


LISC offers a competitive salary (57,200  – $71,400 ) and excellent benefits.

Actual salaries may be based on several factors including, but not limited to, a candidate’s skill set, experience, education, work location and other qualifications.

LISC is an equal opportunity employer. LISC does not discriminate in employment on account of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military status or veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws and ordinances.

We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business.


How to Apply

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