Development 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 is seeking a highly organized Development Officer, aa key role on the national development team. The Development Officer will serve primarily as a team writer, contributing to and leading the production of grant proposals, concepts, and other materials essential to the department’s fundraising goals. The Development Officer will be highly skilled in written communications, with a strong ability to synthesize complex ideas and construct materials that tell the story of our impact in a clear, concise, effective, and creative way. They will be able to receive feedback and iterate on drafts to achieve the best final work product. The Development Officer will also in time be involved in developing, cultivating, and managing select funder relationships, responsible for a dedicated portfolio that is expected to grow as they gain experience on the team. This role requires strengths in multi-tasking, strategic and analytical thinking, time management and project management under tight deadlines, and an ability to collaborate well within and across teams at LISC. They will have experience contributing to the award of significant grants from foundations and corporations and managing funder communications and relationships.


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.

  • Core responsibility on the team is as a writer and content producer for all materials related to fundraising including but not limited to concepts, proposals, slide decks, briefings, etc.
  • Manage projects and deadlines in a fast-paced environment, ensuring that all submitted materials are accurate and comply with any funder requirements.
  • Support the development of departmental fundraising goals, strategies, and tactics to effectively increase donors and donations to LISC.
  • Facilitate and ensure strong internal communication and coordination within and outside of the department.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent relevant work experience in a related field.
  • Minimum of three years development or communications experience.
  • Proven excellent writing, editing, research, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to interpret and present programmatic information and data in a compelling manner.
  • Strong ability to process and synthesize a variety of information.
  • Highly organized and ability to prioritize projects in a timely manner.
  • Experience with Salesforce preferred, particularly in a nonprofit fundraising and grants management capacity.
  • Experience with creating and interpreting grant budgets preferred.
  • Self-motivated with knowledge of or high interest in learning about community development.

Compensation and Benefits

LISC offers a competitive salary ($74,000 – $92,500) commensurate with experience and location and excellent fringe 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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