Careers at OFN

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  • capital with social, economic, and political justice.

OFN's core mission is to align capital with social, economic, and political justice. We seek qualified candidates committed to this mission and to upholding OFN's standards for excellence. OFN is currently hiring for the following staff positions. Internships are also available - click the link at right.

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Associate, Public Policy

Position Summary
The Associate, Public Policy works with the Public Policy team to implement OFN’s policy priorities. The Associate represents OFN with national policy coalitions and other ally organizations. The Associate participates in national policy outreach through involvement in the OFN Annual Conference, OFN Advocacy Day, OFN Regional Member meetings and other CDFI policy leadership events.

Responsibilities including but not limited to:
• Communicate OFN’s policy positions to members of Congress, Congressional staff and Administration officials.
• Develop and maintain relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, including but not limited to national coalitions and public/private institutions.
• Monitor and analyze relevant legislation, laws, and regulations impacting the CDFI industry.
• Prepare briefing materials, correspondence, and policy papers.
• Represent OFN at events and meetings related to OFN’s policy positions.
• Provide administrative support to the Public Policy team.
• Other duties as assigned by the Executive Vice President, Public Policy.

Education and Experience
• Bachelor’s degree. In lieu of a Bachelor’s degree 5-7 years of direct professional experience of the legislative and regulatory processes.
• A minimum of 1 year of professional experience serving as a Hill staffer.
• Knowledge of federal appropriations process, and CDFI industry.
• Knowledge of consumer finance, housing, small businesses, and tax is a plus.
• Relationships and credibility with federal elected officials.
• A strong appreciation for, understanding of, and commitment to OFN’s mission, vision and values.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Physical Requirements
• Exceptional communication skills in public and private settings both in presentation and written formats.
• Ability to think strategically, creatively, and tactically to analyze results and assist in implementing plans.
• Ability to interpret and analyze policies, public issues, legislation, and/or the operations of governments, businesses, and organizations.
• Ability to write drafts of legislative proposals, correspondence, and policy papers.
• Ability to set priorities, follow through on challenging situations and effectively manage time under minimal supervision.
• Light to moderate travel required (5-15% of time).
• No extraordinary physical requirements beyond ability to travel.

EOE/ADA/V/AA Compliant

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 10, 2016

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Loan Administrator

Position Summary and Essential Functions:

This position is primarily responsible for assisting the Vice President, Loan Operations in the administration of OFN’s existing loan portfolio and OFN’s Bond Guarantee Loans. Such assistance will include compliance analysis, database management, file maintenance, and recordkeeping.

Responsibilities:

General Loan Administration responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Prepare, collect and coordinate loan documentation and internal funding requests.
  • Coordinate and implement the on-boarding of new loans and modifications to existing loans.
  • Prepare, and coordinate loan commitment and closing documentation, ensure closing conditions are met and initiate the funding for each loan closing.
  • Document all modifications and renewals and share with other internal departments as required.
  • Prepare timely submissions of internal and external departmental reports.
  • Assist with the implementation of a Loan Origination/Servicing/Accounting System.
  • Review quarterly interest payments from accounting for accuracy.
  • Prepare and review invoices for loans and asset management.
  • Preserve, maintain and update borrower files and legal documents as needed.
  • Assist other financial services team members on projects or deliverables, as requested by the VP, Loan Operations.

Bond Guarantee Program Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Support the preparation and submission of the Bond Guarantee Program application via collection, organization and remittal of financial documents.
  • Review and coordinate documents related to Eligible CDFIs’ requisition of Bond Funds, payment oversight of the Bond and Bond Loans, management of Bond Loan collateral, and Eligible CDFI and OFN compliance with Bond Guarantee Program requirements.
  • Review and coordinate documents from Borrower regarding Loan Requisition/Advance requests for completeness and compliance with the Bond Loan legal documents, regulations, and Secondary Loan Requirements.
  • Ensure proper administration of all Secondary Loan documents by the Eligible CDFI including the creation and perfection of required security interests and liens on Secondary Loans. Perform first level review of the performance, replacement and removal of Bond Loan Collateral and ensure Non-Performing Collateral is replaced in a timely fashion. Ensure the Eligible CDFI maintains the required amount of collateral per Bond Loan legal documents.
  • Review Escrow Agent activities and the custody of Secondary Loan documents held by the Escrow Agent.
  • Review, coordinate and test for compliance with covenants of the Eligible CDFI per the Regulations and Bond Loan legal documents.
  • Track and submit monthly, quarterly and annual reports to the CDFI Fund to support compliance with the terms and conditions of the Bond documents via database management systems.
  • Process documentation as needed to declare Events of Default under the Bond Guarantee Program and initiate remedies when necessary.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or 5+ years direct work experience in lieu of degree required.
  • 1-3 years experience in lending markets that have similar characteristics to the loans of OFN, and/or title or mortgage industry experienced required.
  • Experience in loan documentation, preparation and review preferred.
  • Experience in lending to financial and /or nonprofit institutions preferred.
  • Experience in multi-party lending structures, with borrowers, lenders, banks and servicers and backup servicers preferred.
  • Experience in nonprofit or small office environment a plus.
  • Knowledge of accounting or lending practices required.
  • Superior analytical and organizational skills required.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills required with emphasis on clarity, conciseness and relevance.
  • Ability to understand and modify financial statements is preferred.
  • Ability to understand loan documentation is required.
  • Ability to review the work of other partners/subcontractors is required.
  • Superior interpersonal skills and ability to work well with diverse constituents is required.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to community development preferred.
  • Proficiency with MS Office and database software is required.
  • Ability to work independently or in team environment as required.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks effectively and efficiently under moderate supervision.
  • Some travel required (<10% of time).
  • No extraordinary physical requirements beyond ability to travel. 
  • Job involves normal physical requirements for an office position.  

Associate, Strategic Consulting

Position Summary and Essential Functions:

This position offers a fast paced environment in which social mission and impact are achieved by increasing access to capital and financial products and services in underserved communities. This role requires critical thinking and creativity to solve problems and provide consulting services to the community development finance industry. Working with a highly-collaborative team, the responsibilities of this position will vary with each consulting assignment, ranging from assisting with the development of new sectors of lending, such as healthy food or community health center financing to building the capacity of mission-driven lenders to grow and increase their impact.

As an Associate in Strategic Consulting, this person will contribute to the completion of and help lead work processes, projects, and deliverables working closely with other team members in Strategic Consulting and across OFN. The successful candidate will thrive on working on multiple assignments at the same time, be able to switch back and forth between different tasks and projects, and relate to a broad diversity of clients, colleagues, and sources of information. He/she will be comfortable learning new skills, new content, and new ideas quickly and effectively. Prior exposure to lending or consulting is desirable, as is experience with underserved people and/or communities.

Responsibilities:

  • Partner in the team’s delivery of consulting services to CDFIs and institutional investors in the areas of research, data analysis, and quality control for deliverables such as:
    • Business and strategic planning for new or existing CDFIs;
    • Market analyses to support a client’s expansion plans;
    • Creating, researching and editing training materials and curriculum;
    • Critiquing existing underwriting and portfolio management systems, policies, and procedures, or assist in developing new ones; and
    • Coordinating and conducting phone consultations, site visits, and on-site trainings
  • Assist with administrative assignments including client billing and vendor invoices as requested by the EVP, Strategic Consulting

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or 5 to 7 years of related work in lieu of degree
  • 1-3 years of work experience in consulting, lending, and/or training preferred
  • Experience or education in accounting preferred
  • Experience working in or with underserved communities and/or people
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required
  • Ability to understand and interpret financial statements preferred
  • Ability to understand and interpret qualitative and quantitative data/research required
  • Superior interpersonal skills and ability to work constructively with diverse constituents required
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks under moderate supervision in and effective and efficient manner required
  • Understanding of and commitment to opportunity finance required
  • Ability to work independently or in team environment is required
  • Proficient with MS Office Products/Internet Some travel required (<20% of time)
  • Job involves normal physical requirements for an office position.

Program Associate

Position Summary and Essential Functions:

The primary responsibility of this position is to develop and execute various aspects of key CDFI industry initiatives for the Strategic Initiatives team. The initiatives are diverse and may change over time. The key industry initiatives currently are the NEXT Awards, Talent Development, Consumer Finance work, and the Diverse Community Capital program.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute key aspects of key CDFI industry initiatives.
  • Lead coordination and communication with project partners and participants including taking notes and writing memos, reports, letters, and other communications.
  • Participate in internal review teams to analyze applications to programs.
  • Coordinate selection processes related to key industry initiatives including developing application materials.
  • Update and maintain website pages and other marketing materials related key industry initiatives.
  • Develop and execute OFN’s university strategy within OFN’s talent development work.
  • Represent OFN and lead presentations at various events including conferences, university information sessions, and trainings on the CDFI industry, OFN’s Strategic Initiatives, and other relevant topics.
  • Analyze data and other information related to the initiatives.
  • Recommend and contribute to the development of concepts for new initiatives.
  • Develop and execute webinars and information sessions.
  • Coordinate and manage workflow with internal and external parties to keep projects on schedule by organizing schedules, meetings, and calls.
  • Provide other supporting services for projects including travel/food, management of contact lists, and coordination with partners.
  • Assist with other OFN activities as requested by the Executive Vice President for Strategic Initiatives.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree or 5-7 years work experience; graduate degree preferred
  • 3-5 years relevant work experience working on large organizational projects, initiatives and/or new ventures
  • Experience analyzing key data and formulating next steps towards project completion
  • Experience independently drafting, editing and publishing reports and narratives
  • Experience in qualitative or quantitative research is highly beneficial
  • Experience working with nonprofit financial statements is a plus
  • Experience or volunteer work in nonprofit or small office environment a plus
  • Superior interpersonal skills and ability to work constructively with diverse constituents is required
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills required
  • Excellent and professional written and verbal communication skills required
  • Ability to work independently or in team environment is required
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks under minimal supervision in an effective and efficient manner required
  • Ability to define and set priorities, work in a timely manner, be self-motivated and take initiative for new projects
  • Strong project management skills required
  • Proficient in MS Office Word and Excel as well as CRM software and group mail a plus
  • Ability to assume ownership for work processes, deadlines, and schedules.
  • Capacity and willingness to learn
  • Understanding of and commitment to opportunity finance required
  • Some travel required ( < 15% of time)
  • Job involves normal physical requirements for an office position.

Each summer OFN offers several internships across the organization. Our program is designed to give interns work experience in their field of interest. It also introduces them to the opportunity finance industry and the transformative work CDFIs do in low-income communities across the country.

Available Summer 2016 Internships

All OFN 2016 Summer Internships have been filled. Visit our Internships page for more details.

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