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Position Announcement
Program Assistant

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) seeks qualified candidates for the position of Program Assistant with the Toledo LISC program. LISC’s mission is to build healthy, sustainable communities – places where families can live, work and raise their children. LISC does that by working directly with partners in distressed neighborhoods, funders, public agencies and the private sector. Founded in 1979 by the Ford Foundation, LISC has grown to become the nation’s premier national non-profit intermediary providing holistic support for neighborhood development.

Toledo Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) seeks an individual, with a passion for strengthening communities through effective and thoughtful investment, grant making and related activities. The Program Assistant Position is an entry-level position that provides essential program and administrative support to the Executive Director, Deputy Director and Program Officers. This position will involve fund development, communications, program and administrative functions. The Program Assistant will report to the Deputy Director.

Toledo LISC has operated a program in Toledo and Northwest Ohio since 1990. Toledo LISC has invested over $92 million in the form of grants, loans, and equity investments to support a broad range of Toledo community development initiatives. LISC’s investments have leveraged an additional $200 million of investment in the community by mobilizing corporate, government, and philanthropic support to provide financial and technical resources for community-based initiatives. Toledo LISC is implementing a Building Sustainable Communities (BSC) strategy and concentrating efforts in the Cherry Street Corridor in North Toledo, and the Garfield/Main Street/Marina District in East Toledo. At the same time LISC is narrowing its focus, it is becoming more comprehensive in its engagement with its target communities. This strategy will concentrate program resources and capital investment to serve five goals:

• Expanding Investment in Housing and Other Real Estate,
• Increasing Family Income & Wealth,
• Stimulating Economic Development,
• Improving Access to Quality Education, and
• Supporting Healthy Environments and Lifestyles.

With LISC support, both BSC target neighborhoods have completed specific plans for their areas which serve as a basis for larger strategies that improve coordination, identify opportunities to collaborate, leverage resources, and connect the target areas with more regional objectives and initiatives in economic development, human services, and transportation.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with a very local focus and operations base, which is represented by thirty field offices across the country. LISC acts as a trainer, technical assistance provider, funder, lender, advocate, and consultant to these groups as they revitalize neighborhoods in multi-dimensional ways and engage residents in the important work of community development. The organization has a long and successful tradition of building the capacity of the community development field through a myriad of activities, including: training, loans, grants, technical assistance, providing information sharing platforms, and policy and program research and development. Toledo LISC, as one of the 30 field offices, has its own local staff, board, and sets its strategic direction and program and fundraising goals.

For more information about national LISC and Toledo LISC, visit our websites at www.lisc.org and www.toledolisc.org.


 Assist in coordination, compliance monitoring and development of the programmatic initiatives;
 Assist in maintaining and creating communications materials, including electronic newsletters;
 Participate in creating presentations, briefs and progress reports;
 Lead, coordinate, and write periodic status reports;
 Arrange meetings, develop agendas and maintain minutes for internal and external meetings; assist in the     preparation of memos and presentations;
 Coordinate events, conferences and workshops;
 Create, maintain, and update information in databases;
 Manage financial reports for the local office and grants;
 Perform day-to-day office functions; and
 Perform other administrative, special projects and related duties as requested.


 Minimum of 1-2 years related work experience;
 Excellent written and oral communication skills;
 Flexibility and poise in dealing with a diverse set of individuals and organizations;
 Highly motivated, solution-oriented individual with ability and judgment to take initiative and work independently without extended supervision and can accomplish complex and multiple assignments simultaneously;
 Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and social media/networking; and
 Detail-oriented while still able to understand and promote a global view of the community development field and LISC.

Undergraduate degree required. Graduate level education in urban planning, business, or related fields or experience in community development, neighborhood organizing or social services is a plus.

LISC offers competitive compensation.

Submit a resume and cover letter to kcutcher@lisc.org with the subject heading “PA Search”. No phone calls please.


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