Direct Community Investments Program Associate – Washington, DC

Latino Economic Development Center

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.  

Direct Community Investments Program Associate – Washington, DC 

We are currently looking for a Direct Community Investments Program Associate at our DC location! This position is part of our Direct Community Investments (DCI) team and reports to one of our DCI Program Managers. 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. This position supports the team by following pre-established guidelines to collect, process, and analyze required documentation and information required for grant distribution and reporting. 

Position Summary 

  • Create and maintain client files that are organized. 
  • Provide our clients with top-notch customer service and technical assistance via various channels, including phone, chat, and email. 
  • Enter accurate data into LEDC’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems. 
  • Analyze client documents and information to verify compliance with program requirements, ensuring that all necessary documentation is complete. 
  • Collaborate closely with the Direct Community Investment Program Manager in: 
  • preparing and submitting required reports. 
  • supporting the disbursement process, ensuring that funds are distributed accurately and efficiently. 
  • Other tasks as assigned.  

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. 


  • Bachelor's Degree & 1 year of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of experience and education. 
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal. 
  • Excellent organizational skills with a keen attention to detail. 
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. 
  • Ability to analyze documents for compliance and accuracy. 
  • Adaptability and flexibility to incorporate updated processes or information. 
  • Excellent time management skills. 
  • Problem-solving abilities and the capacity to work independently when necessary. 
  • Collaborative mindset and a willingness to take on diverse responsibilities. 
  • Good interpersonal and social skills are needed to interact with customers or prospective clients. 


If you… 

  • are bilingual (English and Spanish), and are able to read, write, and communicate in Spanish, 
  • work well with others, are a good listener, think creatively and work independently, 
  • have a strong desire to help others from a diverse group of individuals, including limited English-speaking communities. 

…we strongly encourage you to apply! 

Compensation and Benefits 

The salary range for this position is $52,564 - $61,008 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 Program Associate. 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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