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LISC Jacksonville Seeking Community Development Program Officer


The Jacksonville office of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) seeks a Community Development Officer to manage our community development and capacity building work related to advancing economic growth in urban core neighborhoods adjacent to Downtown. Our Jacksonville Urban Core Initiative provides a multi-year, holistic and resident-driven approach to community and economic development.  It began in Jacksonville in 2019 and currently includes seven neighborhoods.   This position reports to the Executive Director.

Position Description       Community Development Officer (Program Manager)

Position Location             Jacksonville, FL

Job Classification             Exempt / Full Time

Reports to                           Executive Director



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.

Over the last 40 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. Headquartered in New York City, LISC’s reach spans the country from East coast to West coast in 32 markets with offices extending from Buffalo to San Francisco. Visit us at

LISC Jacksonville

LISC Jacksonville has an established reputation in the city for developing and delivering a community and economic development approach that meaningfully engages residents and stakeholders in setting a vision for their neighborhood and implementing that vision through aligned programs, lending and investments.  Through the Jacksonville Urban Core initiative, we bring our array of investments and programs to our focus communities and build capacity for the implementation efforts.  This position will manage the initiative and work collaboratively with the Economic Development Officer who is leading the employment and entrepreneurship initiatives for the focus neighborhoods that comprise the initiative. 


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The position is based in Jacksonville, Florida.


LISC offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits


Submit cover letter and resume to Janet Owens at and include “Community Development Officer” in the Subject line of the email.   No phone calls, please.


We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.