Development Officer

Company: Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Location: Hampton Roads, VA

Job Function: Community Outreach


Background

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 www.lisc.org

Summary

Position Description

LISC Hampton Roads seeks a highly organized Development Officer to help grow and expand private resources for our local programs and strategic initiatives. 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 to collaborate well with an active local team and colleagues in LISC offices throughout the country.

The Development Officer will work with LISC Hampton Roads’ Executive Director to help develop resources and programs consistent with emerging local priorities and the LISC National strategic framework. The successful candidate will have familiarity with the field and LISC’s programmatic work sufficient to help attract new funders and investors to support expansion of LISC’s programs.  The successful candidate should have experience in fundraising and external communications.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities

Principal areas of responsibility will include:

  • Write grant applications, reports, and supporting materials and communicate to other Program Officers (POs) and Executive Director about grant commitments, expectations, and activities;
  • Coordinate and develop annual impact reports to capture the achievements of the office. Work in coordination with Program Officers to gather program-related stories and data;
  • Help identify and manage key relationships with public and private partners and supporters;
  • Track progress on funding, communications, and programmatic milestones. Conduct research and gather/analyze data that supports organizational and programmatic outcomes.
  • Prepare, monitor, and track performance and outcomes of grant recipients and borrowers;
  • Prepare reports as required by funders and grant deliverables and maintain master calendar of reporting requirements;
  • Assist with communication efforts to highlight program successes;
  • Develop presentations for existing and prospective funders;
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

Program Responsibilities 

  • Identify, research, and cultivate potential new sources of support for LISC Hampton Roads, including government, philanthropic, and corporate sources for LISC’s work, including but not limited to affordable housing development, emerging developer programming, wealth-building, capacity building, workforce development, and community resilience;
  • Track and regularly evaluate an annual fundraising plan to track dollars received and pending and to ensure each program is sufficiently resourced;
  • Plan and oversee fundraising and other special development events as needed;
  • Assist with program development consistent with local LISC Hampton Roads priorities and LISC National Strategic Framework;
  • Coordinate and work with LISC National development and communications staff to ensure LISC Hampton Roads is aware of new practices and is competitive for internal funding opportunities;

Requirements

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum three years development experience
  • Professional experience in community development is required. Keen understanding of affordable housing, economic/community development, workforce development, and community resilience in the Hampton Roads region is preferred
  • Proven record of writing successful grants, for governments, foundations, and corporate and institutional funding sources
  • 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
  • Detail-oriented, and highly organized; at ease working with tight deadlines
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite and Salesforce

Compensation and Benefits

LISC offers a competitive salary 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.

LISC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION AND JUSTICE

How to Apply

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