Program Assistant, Partnerships and Initiatives

Washington, D.C. /
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy – Center for Community Investment /
/ Hybrid
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Mission
The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy seeks to improve quality of life through the effective use, taxation, and stewardship of land. A nonprofit private operating foundation whose origins date to 1946, the Lincoln Institute researches and recommends creative approaches to land as a solution to economic, social, and environmental challenges. Through education, training, publications, and events, we integrate theory and practice to inform public policy decisions worldwide. With locations in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Washington, DC; Phoenix; and Beijing, we organize our work around six goals: low-carbon, climate-resilient communities and regions; efficient and equitable tax systems; reduced poverty and spatial inequality; fiscally healthy communities and regions; sustainably managed land and water resources; and functional land markets and reduced informality. 

Center for Community Investment Overview
The Center for Community Investment (CCI) at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy works to ensure all communities can unlock the capital needed to overcome disinvestment and ensure all people have what they need to thrive. We help communities set the stage for investments that advance their goals by helping leaders clarify local priorities, enlist institutions that could contribute to success, develop a pipeline of investments to achieve the vision, and change policies and practices to create a more supportive financing environment. We have a well-established framework and approach that community partnerships can use to mobilize investment capital to create opportunities for affordable housing, jobs, fresh foods, and other drivers of good health while making communities more cohesive, resilient, and environmentally sustainable in the face of climate change.

Position Overview
CCI is seeking a creative self-starter with a strong learning orientation to join our team.  The right candidate will combine an interest in the big picture with the ability to pay close attention to detail. We strongly encourage candidates with an interest and commitment to advancing racial equity and justice.
This is a full-time position in Washington, D.C. or remote, COVID permitting, at 37.5 hours per week reporting to the Director of Partnerships and Initiatives. Domestic travel will be required (approximately 15% Full-Time Equivalent), COVID permitting.

What You’ll Do - support planning and execution of CCI programming

    • Support current and emerging programs with partner organizations, including but not limited to partnerships with community development corporations, housing finance agencies, climate collaboratives, and utilities
    • Participate in and coordinate the planning, implementation and follow up associated with in-person and virtual convenings for several programs, including supporting initiative directors in all aspects of execution 
    • Work with Operations team on logistics for in-person events, including hotel blocks, meeting space, program staff travel, catering, and participant reimbursements
    • Ensure in-person convenings run smoothly, including appropriate session room set up, technology, catering, and participant lodging 
    • Ensure virtual events run smoothly, including setting up and running zoom rooms, communicating with participants, and creating virtual collaborative platforms
    • Schedule and coordinate meetings with and for consultants, staff, and program participants 
    • Help prepare, assemble, and distribute documents and other materials for convenings and meetings
    • Coordinate internal and external convenings/webinars/meetings, book rooms, assign dial-in/Zoom info, and keep Outlook calendars up-to-date, ensure appropriate IT is set up, manage catering and material needs as required
    • Provide support on technology tools like Zoom, Box, Canvas, and shared calendars to participants and staff
    • Help document and track activities and progress of program and participating teams
    • Take clear, comprehensive notes at meetings and on phone calls
    • Maintain all program documents, notes, and research in an organized and accessible manner
    • Contribute to creating and maintaining an organizational culture that is respectful, values learning, and promotes equity and opportunity
    • Support special projects and other responsibilities as assigned

What You’ll Need - CCI holds an expansive approach to experience and educational requirements. All candidates should possess experience in program coordination, administrative support, planning and coordinating events and meetings, hospitality, customer service or other relevant experience. This may be met by:

    • 4 years of relevant experience, with no undergraduate educational requirement
    • or Associates degree and three years of relevant experience
    • or Bachelor’s degree and two years of relevant experience
$52,000 - $55,000 a year
Compensation Overview
The salary market range for this role is $52K – $55K depending on level of education and years of experience.
Our Benefits
Benefits highlights include but are not limited to (a) 3x employer contribution towards retirement matching your employee contribution up to 15%, (b) health insurance, (c) dental insurance, (d) vision insurance, (e) 100% reimbursement of the health care deductible through a health reimbursement account, (f) short-term disability coverage, (g) long term disability coverage, (h) paid parental leave, (i) voluntary insurances such as accident insurance, (j) health care flexible spending, (k) dependent care flexible spending, (l) paid time off for holidays, vacation, personal, sick, bereavement, and jury duty, (m) office closure between December 24 – Jan 1 each calendar year, (n) flexible schedule and option for a compressed 4 day workweek, (o) tuition and staff development reimbursement, (p) pet insurance, and (q) Employee Assistance Program. 

Our Values
We support a culture of forthright feedback, initiative, cooperation and teamwork, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and accepting responsibility.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is dedicated to creating an inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Individuals seeking employment at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), ancestry, citizenship status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.