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Assistant Program Officer – MA Green Retrofit Initiative

Assistant Program Officer – MA Green Retrofit Initiative

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), widely recognized as the nation’s premier nonprofit community development intermediary, has a 35-year history of investing in community-based organizations focused on rebuilding urban neighborhoods and rural communities. Boston LISC has a thirty year history of supporting successful community development efforts in Boston and surrounding communities.

Boston LISC accomplishes our mission by deploying a variety of financial tools including loans, grants, and equity investments to support community development efforts. We also provide technical and management assistance to bring a business discipline to implement successful community revitalization efforts.


We are looking for a dynamic Assistant Program Officer (APO) that will fill a variety of roles at Boston LISC, including working with the Senior Program Officer for the Green Retrofit Initiative to help affordable housing owners understand energy use in their buildings and work toward implementing energy-saving retrofits. The APO will organize Green Retrofit Initiative network meetings, workshops and forums, work closely with the Initiative’s consultants and partners, and support participating organizations to ensure program goals are met.

Specific duties include:

  • Working with the Initiative’s Senior Program Officer, meet with energy sector representatives and affordable housing stakeholders to identify common objectives and work to enhance communication and cooperation between them to achieve greater energy savings for the affordable housing sector in Massachusetts.
  • Plan Green Retrofit Initiative Community of Practice meetings, workshops, and forums. Develop content for these meetings and arrange logistics. Summarize network meeting feedback forms to identify trends in participants’ needs.
  • Perform activities that support the Initiative’s evaluation process, such as development of case studies and telephone surveys with program participants after retrofits are complete.
  • Research and summarize new utility- and state-sponsored energy savings programs and rebates as they relate to the affordable multifamily sector.
  • Assist with grantmaking and consultant contract activities.
  • Communicate with affordable housing owners, policy makers, and agencies through the Boston LISC blog, newsletter, and other venues, as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field; Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Two years of professional experience in real estate, finance, property management, energy, or a related field.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to provide web-based research and understand complex regulatory and legal prose.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Vision, energy, a strong work ethic, and excellent interpersonal skills suited to a complex working environment.
  • Background or interest in asset management, building science, sustainability, or multifamily affordable housing.

LISC offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume via email to msanchez@lisc.org by July 17, 2015.

Please include “Assistant Program Officer – MA Green Retrofit Initiative” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please.


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