Executive Director – LISC Jacksonville

Posted Jul 07, 2020 Jacksonville, Florida


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Application Due Sep 01, 2020


LISC Jacksonville 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.  

LISC Jacksonville is a member of LISC, one of the nation’s largest Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI), investing billions in people and communities across the country. LISC Jacksonville transforms challenged neighborhoods into healthy, sustainable communities; good places to live, work, do business and raise children. Without question, this is an incredible opportunity to provide leadership for all aspects of LISC’s partners and programs in Jacksonville, Florida with the support of National LISC.

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. 

Essential duties and responsibilities

Program / Community Development Assist in engaging a wide variety of community partners to help bring holistic and integrated services to targeted neighborhoods with local government, state agencies, other private and quasi-public financial institutions and intermediaries, advocacy groups, and community based organizations. Implement a strategy for expanding affordable housing and economic mobility in Jacksonville. Public Policy and Advocacy Provide leadership on housing and other community development policy issues in Jacksonville. Advocate on behalf of LISC and the policy networks at the local, state and federal levels to secure the tools necessary to advance a comprehensive community development strategy. Fundraising Identify and cultivate donations from key corporate, foundation and other prospective donor sectors who share an interest in community development. Work with the leadership of the Local Advisory Committee to raise sufficient funds annually to finance Jacksonville LISC program activities and projects. Leadership and Management Manage a staff and work with the Local Advisory Committee members to carry out LISC’s strategy and operate its programs. Build and maintain positive relationships with national LISC Participate in national LISC leadership structure and meetings. Bring visibility to local innovations and programs within the national LISC structure. Maximize the use of National LISC resources and expertise in Jacksonville.


Demonstrated track record in providing leadership for the development and implementation of strategic vision. Ability to establish priorities that align with a strategic plan and manage multiple agendas and programs effectively. Knowledge, understanding of, and experience in community development strategies, including working knowledge of real estate related resource and capital development strategies utilized in real estate and community revitalization efforts. Knowledge of policy in the Jacksonville, Florida region. Entrepreneurial orientation; ability to seek out creative approaches to community issues. Proven ability to work in culturally and ethnically diverse environments. Experience building and facilitating relationships within and among various sectors Demonstrated management experience, including staff development, financial management, and office administration.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, real estate or related fields. Master’s degree preferred. Minimum ten (10) years senior level experience in community development, real estate, capital development and community revitalization.

Salary/Salary Range

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.


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