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We're Hiring! Lending Program Officer

Lending Program Officer

LISC is a national nonprofit intermediary that provides financial and technical assistance to community-based organizations, public agencies and private nonprofit and for-profit entities focused on the redevelopment of urban neighborhoods and rural communities. The organization works through 31 local offices in urban sites including Greater Kansas City LISC and a national rural program which operates in 44 states. In partnership with residents and multi-sector stakeholders, Greater Kansas City LISC attracts and coordinates local and national resources to strengthen neighborhoods in Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas. Greater Kansas City LISC is comprised of a small, passionate staff and a local advisory board dedicated to carrying out this mission.

As a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), a core function of LISC is its operation as a loan fund. LISC provides various loan products to a wide array of project types. All loans are subject to oversight by LISC’s Lending Department. In 2016, LISC nationally approved $248 million in new loan commitments, and the outstanding loan portfolio at year-end was $280 million. The Kansas City office invested $5.5 million in 2016 to support affordable housing projects and a summer reading program. LISC is looking to grow its lending volume in the years ahead.

The Lending Program Officer for Greater Kansas City LISC assists with all loan activities including new business development, loan originations, and direct underwriting support. In particular, he/she is expected to have expertise in housing and/or commercial finance, preferably in low-income communities with an emphasis on neighborhood-scale economic development. This position reports directly to the Senior Program Officer for Community Development & Lending.

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