Vice President of Strategic Communications

23 Oct, 2020


Vice President of Strategic Communications

Low Income Investment Fund
San Francisco, CA/New York, NY/Los Angeles, CA/Washington, DC/Atlanta, GA

Location: San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Washington DC, or Atlanta
Reports to: Chief Strategy Officer
Exempt classification: Exempt
Status: Regular, full-time
POSITION SUMMARY: The VP of Strategic Communications has leadership responsibility for
LIIF’s influence strategy, in line with the new strategic plan, and comprised of the
Communications and Policy teams. The VP of Strategic Communications will work closely
with LIIF’s Chief Strategy Officer, Executive team, Board, and Strategic Plan Core team to
showcase LIIF’s work, leadership, and perspectives as a CDFI particularly in the areas of
housing, early care & education, and impact in lending; with racial equity at the center. The
VP of Strategic Communications will be responsible for strengthening and leading all aspects
of the organizational communications strategy and advocacy partnerships. The VP of
Strategic Communications will collaborate as a member of the Strategy, Development, &
Public Affairs team.
THE COMPANY: The Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) is a leading national non-profit
community development financial institution (CDFI). With headquarters in San Francisco and
offices in Los Angeles, New York and Washington D.C., LIIF’s community investments target
the nations’ most in need communities. We build healthy communities by bridging the gap
between private capital markets and low-income neighborhoods to support affordable
housing, childcare, education and other community initiatives.
REPORTING RESPONSIBILITIES: The VP of Strategic Communications supervises 2
Communications staff, and 1 Policy Officer. The VP of Strategic Communications reports
directly to the Chief Strategy Officer.
 Lead all facets of communications and influence strategies
 Enhance existing communications and influence platforms and strategies
 Collaborate with CSO and other senior leaders to showcase organizational and
executive voice
 Maintain communications and advocacy calendar, and build in key media
placements, speaking engagements, and other field thought leadership opportunitiesServe as executive editor of LIIF website, social media, newsletters, and all other
 Oversee creation and deployment of LIIF annual impact report
 Work closely with Fundraising team to craft compelling storytelling of LIIF’s
investments and programming
 Synthesize LIIF’s perspectives for advocacy, fundraising, and other advancement
 Screen and serve as first contact for all media inquiries; coordinate response with
other stakeholders
 Lead public relations work, including advocacy coalition memberships and
 Lead LIIF public commentary on legislation, and other advocacy stances
 Lead LIIF representation for legislative meetings and testimony
 Lead LIIF publication calendar; including, but not limited to: blogs, research papers,
 Keep LIIF leaders abreast of policy activity, particularly relating to housing, early care
education, relevant tax credit law, and CRA
 Collaborate across the organization to lead and support influence agendas, including
advocating for more resources, equitable policies, and showcase LIIF as field leader
and partner
 Supervise Strategic Communications team
 Demonstrated commitment to LIIF’s mission and vision
 Ability to support and guide Executive leadership
 Self-starter who can lead across levels of responsibility and organization
 PR, websites, digital, blogs, thought leadership, multi-media
 Ability to synthesize and communicate LIIF strategic perspectives to position LIIF as
leader in the field & garners support for LIIF priorities
 Ability to understand and autonomously showcase various LIIF leadership
Communication styles & voices
 Ability to tell LIIF’s story, theory of change, & impact to generate support – political,
fundraising, thought leadership
 Strong ability to partner and co-publish
 Ability to obtain LIIF placements via top media outlets
 Ability to lead & supervise staff and consultants
 Ability to support LIIF Executive team and other representatives for impactful
external communications
 Excellent editing, writing, and verbal communications skills
 Strong technology literacy, including Microsoft suite and other design platforms
 Formal media training, a plus EXPERIENCE AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
 7-10 years Communications & Influence experience
 Lived experience in communities of color & other communities facing systemic
 Experience with racial equity & community development communications &
advocacy (housing, ECE, and/or lending preferred)
 Political campaigns, a plus
 Multilingual, a plus
How to Apply:
If you are interested in applying to the Low Income Investment Fund,
Please e-mail cover letter and resume to:
Low Income Investment Fund
Attn. Human Resources
49 Stevenson Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94105
No phone calls or other LIIF email addresses please.
Only candidates being considered for a position will be contacted.
LIIF’s Social Justice and Equity Statement
Social justice and equity are a lens, a value, a process and an outcome we seek to
achieve. Achieving equity and justice requires an inclusive approach, empowering
people, connecting with communities and transforming the systems that allocate
power and resources in order to create communities where all people have
equitable access to opportunity.
LIIF’s mission is poverty alleviation. Our impact pathways and program strategies
are guided by a North Star, which holds that all people, no matter the
circumstances of their birth, should have a chance to contribute their full potential
to our nation’s well-being and to participate in our prosperity. We seek to use
LIIF’s resources, programs, partnerships and collective voice toward this end

Job posted: 2020-10-23