Assistant Program Officer

Company: Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Location: , 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


The Puget Sound office of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) seeks a professional to fill the position of Assistant Program Officer. This position reports to the LISC Puget Sound Deputy Director. LISC recently relaunched the Puget Sound office and is building a team to help grow our impact in the region, LISC Puget Sound works with nonprofit, community-based organizations to develop affordable housing, commercial enterprises and community facilities. Over the last 30 years, LISC has made more than $1 billion in social investments throughout Washington, including COVID-19 relief for more than 100 small business owners and community-based organizations. We also invest in health, economic development, financial well-being and environmental sustainability so that the communities our partners serve are good places to live, work, do business and raise children. For more information visit


The Assistant Program Officer will support LISC Puget Sound programs focused on economic development, affordable housing, health equity, financial opportunity, and capacity building. The Assistant Program Officer will be responsible for providing a range of administrative, grant management and reporting functions to support the LISC Puget Sound team. The ideal candidate will be proactive, well organized, and possess strong administrative and computer skills.  Periodic travel outside of the Puget Sound area for peer learning, training and national LISC activities about 5% annually.

Specifically, the Assistant Program Officer will:

  • Support LISC Puget Sound team in facilitating and growing programs through administrative and project management support.
  • Write, disburse, oversee, and monitor grants to partner agencies, provide technical assistance, and identify best practices related to specific programs. Grants management includes tracking performance, conducting site visits, monitoring outcomes and reporting.
  • Prepare clearly written and visually appealing reports, such as private funder narrative/financial reports, compliance reports, and other required reports as assigned.
  • Build project management systems that leverage national and local LISC policies, procedures, and tools.
  • Provide support for trainings, conferences, and special events including logistics, virtual meeting platforms management and food arrangements.
  • Coordinate program consultants, track contracts, monitor budgets, and process invoices and expenses.
  • Support development of newsletters, social media posts, and other communications
  • Perform administrative, special projects and other related duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent experience can be used as proxy.
  • Minimum two to three years of work experience, including some program or project management and community development experience.
  • Solution-oriented individual who is self-directed, and able to successfully work simultaneously on multiple tasks and projects, and set priorities for a challenging workload
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and timely reporting with deadlines
  • Work collaboratively with co-workers and representatives from the nonprofit, philanthropic, public and corporate sectors and operate in a team setting
  • Experience with grants management, federal grant reporting a plus.
  • Strong verbal and written communications and relationship skills.
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and ability to navigate new software specific to program initiatives.
  • Passion for the mission of LISC and demonstrated commitment to the community development sector including its critical role in advancing racial equity and inclusion.

This is a hybrid position, requiring two in-office days per week and availability for other in-person meetings and events. Candidates must reside in the Puget Sound area.

Compensation and Benefits

LISC offers a competitive salary (67,500 – $79,400; salary commensurate with experience and location) and excellent fringe benefits.

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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