Direct Community Investments Systems Development Manager – DC

The Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) is a non-profit community development organization founded in 1991. LEDC’s mission is to serve as a catalyst that drives the economic and social advancement of low-to-moderate-income Latinos and other underserved communities by equipping them with the skills and tools to achieve financial independence, acquire personal and business assets, and create generational wealth. We achieve our mission through small business development and financing, homeownership counseling, tenant services, and affordable housing preservation.

We are currently looking for a Direct Community Investments Systems Development Manager at our DC location! This position is part of our Direct Community Investments (DCI) team and reports to one of our Direct Community Investments Director. The Direct Community Investments team was created in the wake of COVID-19 to accelerate the grant deployment process for both public and private funders interested in providing direct financial assistance to communities affected by the pandemic. We ensure meaningful access to funding for the communities we serve through the design of efficient applications that minimize applicant burden, custom software that allows for the collection and processing of applications, and the rapid transfer of funds to grant recipients within short time horizons.

While thorough, the position summary below is not all-encompassing of day-to-day activities.

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Direct Community Investments Director, the Direct Community Investments Systems Development Manager ensures timely and excellent design and creation of all technology structures for LEDC engagements through effective management of the Product Development team, as well as strong communication and collaboration with the DCI and LEDC Leadership teams.

Location & Schedule

This position reports to our DC office, located at: 1401 Columbia Rd NW, Unit C-1, Washington, DC 20009.

This is a full-time, exempt role which typically requires 40 hours per week. Some travel may be required.

Essential Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Leadership team to design technology structures.
  • Oversee creation and maintenance of the technology systems necessary to effectively accomplish organization needs.
  • Oversee external product vendors and contractors and advise on budgetary needs.
  • Stay on top of industry trends and innovations and maintain a level of understanding of relevant platforms to assist developers and communicate with vendor support teams.
  • Ensure timelines for product development are met across multiple simultaneous projects for various departments.
  • Manage and motivate the Product Development team. This includes tracking their performance against contractual and internal LEDC goals. 
  • Develop team capacity for future projects through close collaboration with Developers on professional development and periodically analyze team inefficiencies and weaknesses.
  • Evaluate technical needs and consult on tech strategy within DCI and LEDC.
  • Educate new LEDC hires on the use of technology within the organization.
  • Develop and contribute to the LEDC online learning academy.
  • Participate in the DCI admin team including design of staff events, strategic planning, and analysis.
  • Assist Director with development and management of program budgets.
  • Assist Director with additional tasks, as needed.


  • College Degree or equivalent years of experience and education.
  • Strong verbal and written communication ability and organizational skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Excellent time management skills; ability to perform under short deadlines and dynamic project schedules.
  • Excellent level of interpersonal and social skills, including strong presentation and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated interest in managing and coaching.

Nice to have’s:

If you…

  • Are bilingual (English/Spanish) and cultural sensitivity.
  • Have proficiency in technology tools, particularly no-code development (e.g. Airtable, Stacker, Intercom, Make).
  • Understand grant programs and/or area small business, homeowner, and renter programs.
  • Have a background in Agile or other project management practices.

…we strongly encourage you to apply!

Compensation and Benefits

The salary range for this position is $74,533 - $85,931 annually, dependent on experience and team budget. LEDC is proud to offer a generous benefit package including healthcare, vision, dental, disability and life insurance plans available to employees at no cost, sick, vacation and personal days and more!

How to Apply

Send your cover letter and resume to [email protected], with a subject line of: DCI Systems Development Manager.

No phone calls please!


Equal Opportunity

Equal access to programs, services, and employment is available to all qualified persons. Those applicants requiring accommodation to complete the application and/or interview process should contact [email protected]. LEDC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, with a drug-free workplace, and complies with ADA regulations as applicable.

All applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, personal appearance, national origin, ancestry, physical/mental disability, medical condition, military/veteran status, genetic information, marital status, ethnicity, alienage, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.


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