National Public Policy Manager

Company: Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF)

Location: Washington, DC

Job Function: Advocacy/Policy


Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) is a national community development financial institution (CDFI), headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New York City, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., that invests in communities of opportunity, equity and well-being. As a CDFI, LIIF supports projects that have high social value but lack access to traditional financial institutions. Since 1984, LIIF has deployed more than $3.1 billion to serve more than two million people in communities across the country from its five offices. An S&P-rated organization, LIIF funds healthy communities by providing innovative capital solutions.


The National Public Policy Manager manages LIIF’s national, state/local level policy and funding initiatives in the affordable housing, early child care and education (ECE), and equitable community development space. The person in this role will primarily focus on national legislation and programs central to LIIF’s community development mission and program priorities. A portion of this role will support advocacy at a local level in LIIF’s key markets.

This person should have a strong background in the affordable housing, community development, ECE and/or community development financial sector. They will need to be a strong team player prepared to work closely with the Strategic Communications Manager (SCM) executing LIIF’s influence strategy. This role must be able to develop strong relationships and work collaboratively with LIIF staff across the organization and with external partners.


Policy & Legislative Research 

  • Support the Strategic Communications & Influence Director and Vice President of Strategic Communications develop advocacy strategies that center LIIF’s commitment to advancing racial equity as a financial intermediary
  • Monitor and report legislative and policy developments to team leads
  • Conduct research and analyze programmatic data in support of the policy goals of the organization
  • Support team leads as they collaborate with colleagues across LIIF to enhance effectiveness of LIIF’s policy program
  • Monitor housing, early childhood education and tax related legislation;
  • Support team leadership on national policy and funding initiatives as directed –currently anticipated to focus substantially on LIIF’s ECE and affordable housing

 Content Development & Digital Strategy

  • Produce content that articulates and establishes LIIF’s advocacy perspective on key issues
  • Manage the development of materials to be submitted on behalf of LIIF’s advocacy priorities, such as comment letters to federal agencies and regulators
  • Contribute a policy perspective to high-profile publications and communications materials, including but not limited to the annual report, thought pieces, email marketing, and other public communications
  • Develop engaging content for various stakeholders with an interest in LIIF’s advocacy work
  • Manage the development of creative and engaging content for LIIF’s owned channels, such as blog and website, that will raise LIIF’s profile as a thought leader and influencer in the community development field
  • Contribute to LIIF’s digital media strategy that advances and highlights our policy priorities
  • Contribute content to LIIF’s email marketing that showcases advocacy work and wins
  • Partner with the Strategic Communications Manager to oversee LIIF’s editorial and social media calendars with a goal of amplifying content that highlights our work and commitments.

 External Relations 

  • Support team leads as they develop issues-based campaigns that advance LIIF’s policy priorities at a national and local level
  • Support team leads with preparing LIIF leadership and subject matter experts for external speaking opportunities, meetings or interviews
  • Support LIIF’s representation within key coalitions and partnerships, such as the National Children’s Facilities Network through staffing other LIIF practitioners in their respective capacity; and/or other trade organizations as needed
  • Identifies valuable engagements with key agencies, policymakers, trade associations and advocacy groups that supports public policies that benefit the communities LIIF serves
  • Identifies and secures external opportunities to amplify LIIF’s advocacy works, such as speaking engagements at conferences or media opportunities
  • Identifies and supports team with maintaining contact with legislative offices and regulatory agencies to communicate LIIF’s work and influence public policies that impact our key issue areas
  • Work with VPSC and SCD to represent LIIF in meetings with stakeholders and policymakers as needed

 Reporting & Analytics 

  • Track sign-on letters or policy endorsements on behalf of LIIF
  • Manage and update a biennial policy priority tracker that corresponds to national administration’s priorities
  • Monitors and researches national, state and local policy developments relevant to LIIF’s business lines
  • Manage and update coalition and partnership tracker
  • Develop quarterly reports for VPSC and Chief Strategy Officer to use for Board meetings

Management Responsibilities

  • Responsible for sharing supervision responsibilities of the Strategic Communications and Influence Officer and seasonal interns with the SCM.
  • Tracks and manages budget for major projects and campaigns

 Other Functions:

Other duties as assigned.



The ideal candidate will be energetic and have a strong passion for centering racial equity in their advocacy strategies. They will have strong organizational, project management and time management skills. Must be a self-starter and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Familiarity with federal, state, and local government funding sources for capital and operating needs of charter schools, multi-family housing, special needs housing, and community facilities (e.g. child care centers, health and educational programs, etc.). Excellent skills in managing multiple tasks requiring strong attention to detail. The person will have strong research, analytical and writing skills, demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products and the ability to succeed in a fast paced environment.


Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area of study such as political science, public policy, urban planning, economics or finance and minimum of 3 to 5 years of related work experience is required. Advanced degree is welcomed.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary Range:$115,000.00 To 120,000.00 Annually

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