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Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Position Title: Executive Director, Boston LISC
Reports To: Region Program Vice President
Job Classification: Exempt / Full Time
Location: Boston, MA
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
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
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.
Drive local, regional, and national policy and system changes that foster broadly shared prosperity and well-being.
Over the last 38 years, LISC and its affiliates have invested approximately $20 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. These investments have leveraged more than $50 billion in development activity and helped families and communities raise their standards of living. LISC investments impact the lives of nearly 7 million Americans.
Headquartered in New York City, LISC’s reach spans the country from East coast to West coast in 31 markets with offices extending from Buffalo to San Francisco. Our rural programs make an impact in 44 states, and are supported by LISC’s talented and dedicated workforce. Visit us at www.lisc.org
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) seeks a seasoned, mature, and charismatic leader for the Executive Director position in its Boston office. This is a key position within LISC and is critical to the ongoing success of this program. The Executive Director will provide the strategic direction and guidance for all aspects of LISC’s future program vision and strategies in Boston. The successful candidate will have excellent leadership, communication, and entrepreneurial skills along with an understanding of the importance of public and private sector engagement in community revitalization efforts. The position requires a strong commitment to the role of community-based non-profit organizations as agents of positive community change as well as an understanding of, and appreciation for, other key public and private partners who can offer additional resources to the work of community development in the region.
Boston LISC’s role is to convene partners, build coalitions, invest public and private funds, and support community revitalization to help Boston thrive with healthy places to live, work and play. This comprehensive approach broadens opportunities for local residents through quality housing, better education, broader job choices, safer streets, improved personal health, new economic opportunities, and stronger personal finances. Since 1981, Boston LISC has invested more than $286 million towards the development of over 11,000 affordable homes andmore than 2 million square feet of commercial spacethroughout the Boston area.
A. Organizational management and program development
Assist in engaging a wide variety of community partners to help bring holistic and integrated services to targeted neighborhoods.
B. Fundraising and development
C Build and promote the community development industry in the Boston region through community leadership and external relationships
D. Public policy leadership and advocacy
E. Leadership and management of the Local Advisory Committee (LAC)
F. Build and maintain positive relationships with national LISC
II. Critical Qualities:
III. Required Qualifications:
Send RESUMES and COVER LETTERS via email to:
Denise Scott, Executive Vice President
Local Initiatives Support Corporation
No phone calls please
LISC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
LISC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion.