Philadelphia LISC seeks Program Officer – Community and Economic Development

Philadelphia LISC is the Philadelphia chapter of LISC. As champions for equitable community development, Philadelphia LISC works alongside partners to transform underinvested neighborhoods into healthy, sustainable communities of choice and opportunity. Since 1980, Philadelphia LISC has invested $435 million and leveraged $1.5 billion in Philadelphia’s neighborhoods to build or preserve 8,500 affordable homes and develop 2.3 million square feet of retail, community and educational space.

Philadelphia LISC seeks a Program Officer to lead the execution of a holistic and strategic approach to community economic development that results in transformative and equitable outcomes envisioned by the communities we serve. The Program Officer will be responsible for the community and economic development program portfolio, which focuses on equitable development and includes community engagement, commercial corridors, creative placemaking and community safety. The ideal Program Officer does not need to be an expert in each of these areas, but should have enough familiarity with them to implement them as part of a wide range of community development strategies to advance LISC’s mission. These include building the capacities of community-based partner organizations; strengthening collaborations across sectors and industries and among community-based organizations, anchor institutions, and other corporate, civic and public sector organizations; identifying and leveraging investment opportunities; and advocating for policy and systems innovations. The ideal Program Officer also should be committed to results-oriented implementation that continuously draws from applied learning and evaluation. The Program Officer reports to the Deputy Director, manages 1 staff member on the community and economic development team, and collaborates with other staff in the Philadelphia and National LISC offices.

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