LISC National

LISC Jacksonville Seeking Executive Director

LISC seeks an experienced leader to be the Executive Director to provide direction and guidance for all aspects of LISC’s programs in Jacksonville. The ED is responsible for raising capital and resources locally that are leveraged by National LISC’s support.  


Local Initiatives Support Corporation Jacksonville (LISC Jacksonville), is a local office of one of the nation’s largest Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI), Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC). LISC enables local organizations to access national resources and expertise, and provides local funders opportunities to leverage community development investments. Over the next three years, LISC will invest more than $3 billion to catalyze opportunity for residents and communities for whom the American Dream has remained a dream—when it should be reality. 
In 1979, when the Ford Foundation first conceived of LISC, it envisioned a smart and nimble non-profit that would connect hard-to-tap public and private resources. LISC is an “intermediary” for underinvested places and for people working to access opportunities. 
Through LISC’s 35 local offices, a rural program that reaches more than 2,100 counties in 45 states, and LISC-founded affiliates and entities, they work with a vast network of community-based partners to make investments in housing, businesses, jobs, education, safety and health.                            
 LISC since 1979:

LISC communities, including Jacksonville, are better places to live, more people have jobs and incomes rise. See our results. 
LISC National maintains a Board of Directors and each office, including Jacksonville, has their own respective Local Advisory Committee (LAC). LISC Jacksonville’s LAC, made up of local leaders, advises on local program activities and helps ensure that the program meets local needs.  
LISC Jacksonville receives funding from banks, corporations, foundations and government agencies and uses that funding to provide financing (loans, grants and equity) and technical and management assistance to local partners and developers.  
Since its opening in 1999, LISC Jacksonville has invested nearly $500 million in Jacksonville's urban core neighborhoods including: 2,100 affordable homes and apartments and 1.7 million square feet of space for commercial, community, and education purposes. To learn more about LISC Jacksonville’s activities click here

The ideal candidate will reside in, or relocate to Jacksonville, and/or have strong ties and connections in the region and deep experience in community development. They will demonstrate cultural competency working with diversified communities, and have a track record of shaping real estate projects and growing organizational capacity.  
The Executive Director (the “ED”) will report to the LISC Northeastern Program Vice President, located in New York City. The ED will also work closely with, and be advised by, a Local Advisory Committee of 8-9 members. In addition, the ED will lead and manage six staff members: a Fund Development Officer, a Disaster Recovery and Resiliency Manager, a Real Estate and Lending Program Officer, a Community Development Program Officer, an Administrative Assistant and a Director of Finance.  
The ED will be responsible for managing a $1.2 million budget, as well as fund raising and development for the office. 

This is a key position within LISC and the Jacksonville ED provides the strategic direction and guidance for all aspects of LISC’s future program vision and implementation in Jacksonville. The position requires a strong commitment to the role of community-based nonprofit 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 Jacksonville. The ideal candidate will have the experience to develop and lead LISC Jacksonville’s investment strategies.  
Program / Community Development

Public Policy and Advocacy


Leadership and Management

Build and maintain positive relationships with national LISC



Compensation will be market and situation-based, corresponding to the experience level, credentials, and personal characteristics of the candidate along with a full range of employee benefits.   

EFL Associates, an executive search firm, is assisting LISC with this important search.  All calls and inquiries should be made through the search firm. Nominations and applications will be held in confidence. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.   


Our client and EFL Associates firmly support the principle and philosophy of equal opportunity for all individuals, regardless of age, race, color, gender, creed, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected categories pursuant to applicable federal, state or local law and are committed to diversity and inclusion. 
700 West 47th Street, Suite 1100, 
Kansas City, MO  64112
Phone: 816.945.5400 
Nancy Huckaba, Vice President, National Nonprofit Practice Leader
Jessica Galbraith, Associate Staff Consultant, Senior Recruiter