| May 22, 2024

Program Officer, Green Homes in Boston, MA | Local Initiatives Support Corporation

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Website Local Initiatives Support Corporation

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.

Since 1979, LISC and its affiliates have invested approximately $29.7 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 38 markets with offices extending from Buffalo to San Francisco and in 2,400 rural counties across 49 states and Puerto Rico. Visit us at www.lisc.org



LISC Boston seeks an individual with a passion for strengthening communities to join its team as a Program Officer. This position will work on equitable building decarbonization related activities at LISC Boston, including the following current areas of concentration, which will evolve with our strategic direction. Visit us at www.lisc.org/boston.



  • Supervise consultants and oversee special projects and initiatives as assigned.
    Cultivate and maintain effective relationships with funders, partners, community members, and stakeholders.
  • Provide technical assistance, training, and support for organizing and community engagement efforts.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to achieve program objectives.


Program Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Senior Program Officer for Green Homes to drive energy efficiency and clean energy transitions in affordable housing.
  • Evaluate existing services and programs, identify gaps in the building decarbonization ecosystem, and propose solutions to advance policy and programs.
  • Manage LISC Boston’s Decarbonization Hub Initiative, Climate Ready Housing Program, STAR Solar Program, and Energy Cohort.
  • Contribute to LISC Boston’s broader efforts to invest in underinvested communities.
  • Leverage knowledge and relationships in Massachusetts’ affordable housing, energy efficiency, clean energy, philanthropic, and community development sectors.
  • Apply experience working with diverse populations and expertise in community development, building decarbonization, affordable housing, and program management.



  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required; or relevant work experience can be used as a proxy.
  • Minimum 3-5 years relevant experience in affordable housing development/management, energy efficiency/clean energy technology/building science/building decarbonization, community development, and/or related disciplines.
  • Related work experience and knowledge of green building and sustainable development strategies, standards, and policies.
  • Experience in grant writing and policy analysis.
  • Demonstrable commitment to community development, economic empowerment, income equality, racial equity, and/or social justice through past work and/or lived experience.
  • Ability to balance creativity and innovation with outcomes-based program evaluation, data management, and reporting.
  • Demonstrated success working with a variety of community, public, and private actors to design and implement effective, scalable, sustainable strategies.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple, complex matters and programs at various stages and coordinate with multiple internal and external parties to meet deadlines and achieve objectives.
  • Excellent communication, research, analysis, relationship, and team building skills.


Work Arrangement

Hybrid – LISC Boston operates on a hybrid schedule. Greater in-person work may be required at the start of employment to support the strongest possible on-boarding process and professional development opportunities.




To apply for this job please visit boards.greenhouse.io.