| May 23, 2024

Administrative Assistant in Community Development – Impact Investing Jobs in Saint Paul, MN

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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

Job Overview

LISC seeks an organized, self-motivated individual to become the Administrative Assistant for its Twin Cities office, located in St. Paul, MN.  The Administrative Assistant will work closely with the Executive Director, Deputy Director and other staff to develop and enhance the daily administrative and operational systems for the LISC TC office including financial and contract management, information and client management, office logistics and hospitality, and scheduling support. Responsibilities will include:



  • Support local financial management support, including processing and tracking local office financial reports; invoicing; updating payment status; and proactively communicating with Twin Cities financial management team and LISC National staff.
  • Process monthly expense report for Twin Cities corporate credit card.
  • Assist with administration, tracking and updating donor lists and records.
  • Develop and enhance processes/procedures to effectively manage daily office operations.
  • Work with LISC IT to maintain/troubleshoot LISC operating systems, software, applications, computer & other office equipment.
  • Work with the following LISC platform of software to accomplish tasks: Salesforce, Certify, NetSuite, ADP, Box and Teams.

Executive Director and Local Advisory Committee Support

  • Assist with Executive Director’s calendar including scheduling meetings, managing invitations, and coordinating travel arrangements.
  • Working with the Executive Director and program staff, maintain client management system for E-News and other purposes.
  • Assist with internal/external and Local Advisory Committee meetings, with responsibility for meeting coordination, logistics, distributing meeting materials and maintaining rosters.

 Program Responsibilities

  • Provide logistical and programmatic support for LISC TC program staff, including processing grant disbursements and consultant invoices, and supporting grant compliance.
  • Monitor and update internal reports and data lists.
  • Assist with oversight and management of electronic files, with paper files as required.

Office Logistics and Hospitality

  • Provide logistical support for meetings, trainings, workshops, information sessions, orientations, conferences and special events.
  • Maintain office and meeting space, proactively ensure office is prepared for meetings and guests.
  • Order office and kitchen supplies, manage inventory and maintain adequate supplies for the office and staff.
  • Meet and greet visitors, distribute mail, send overnight packages, answer phones, monitor general office email, and respond to direct inquiries.
  • Serve as the primary contact for the Twin Cities office facility.
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned.


  • Completion of office administration career training program, Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university, or comparable work experience.
  • Minimum 18 months clerical or office administration experience.
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and virtual meeting platforms. Experience with Salesforce or Netsuite a plus.
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented and able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks without compromising quality.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills with a willingness to be proactive and flexible in a fast-paced and challenging work environment.
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team in both in-person and remote work settings.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work with senior-level staff and stakeholders, including individuals and communities of diverse racial, ethnic, economic and educational backgrounds.
  • Flexible, positive attitude, good sense of humor, patience and integrity.
  • Passion for the mission of LISC.


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