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Lending Manager Renaissance Economic Development Corp.
New York, NY
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: May 22, 2017

Background:

Renaissance Economic Development Corporation (REDC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to transform low-to-moderate income and immigrant communities in New York City by providing low-interest loans, training and counseling services. REDC is an affiliate of Asian Americans for Equality, one of the country’s leading community development nonprofits. As an organization deeply rooted in the neighborhoods it serves, REDC works hand-in-hand with local business owners to ensure their long-term success. We are US Treasury certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), SBA Intermediary Microlender, and SBA Community Advantage (7a) lender. 

Position Summary:

Lending Manager/Director is responsible for overall loan fund management and oversight of the credit and portfolio team. This includes loan processing, closing, loan servicing, and all internal and external reporting functions. The Lending Manager/Director will maintain and/or improve a set of policy and procedures that will govern the lending operation of the program as well as ensuring the compliance of all relevant credit guidelines and regulations. He/She will be performing and overseeing the day-to-day lending operation which shall include underwriting, credit risk reviews, data collection and all required reporting preparation. He/She will communicate with the credit team to promote efficient and correct work flow in order to meet organizational goals. He/She will act as the representative of the organization in cultivating and maintaining collaborative working relationship with referral partners, bankers, loan committee members and community partners.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for reviewing underwriters’ loan credit summaries and analysis and provide feedback. 
  • Ensure underwriters are producing quality loans using proper credit risk metrics. 
  • Ability to analyze and calculate figures and amounts on complex loan transactions.
  • Responsible for production, efficiency, quality and recommended loans by the credit team.
  • Conduct regular reviews of loan applications to ensure credit team is following credit policy and procedures.  
  • Reviews all approved loans and loan commitments. 
  • Reviews and audits all loan closing files and documents before loan is closed and disbursed.  
  • Ensure lending staff is provided with updates and procedural changes.
  • Successfully interact with credit team to improve accuracies and efficiencies.
  • Oversea portfolio management reports and assesses the overall risk of the loan portfolio. 
  • Supervise portfolio management by reviewing loan receivables, delinquencies, and charge-offs.
  • Supervise all aspects of the loan fund which includes posting of payment, payoffs, draw request, and disbursing loan funds.
  • Review and be responsible for timely preparation of management reports, funder reports and other various reports.
  • Provide lending and impact data to development team in a timely matter. 
  • Participates in the review and recommendations of operational systems and procedures.
  • Interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; employee performance management; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Able to build morale and group commitments to the organization’s goals and objectives 
  • Follows policies and procedures, completes administrative tasks correctly and on time, supports organization’s goals and values 
  • Maintains the highest level of confidentiality with all information obtained.
  • Meets expectations for attendance and punctuality.
  • Perform other related work and duties as assigned

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree and/or Masters Degree
  • 5+ years of loan underwriting experience in small business lending.
  • Excellent knowledge of local businesses and resources
  • Experience working with database, CRM, Accounting, loan and or portfolio software system
  • Had worked with low income individuals and diverse communities
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, perform under pressure, and flexibility to meet deadlines
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Bilingual skills in Chinese or Spanish is highly desirable

 

Compensation:

Depends on experience. Excellent health benefits with paid vacation, holidays, sick days, and personal days.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send a résumé, a writing sample, and cover letter via email to human_resources@aafe.org. For further information about Renaissance, please visit our website at www.renaissance-ny.org.

 

Renaissance Economic Development Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Development Associate Renaissance Economic Development Corp.
New York, NY
Job Function: Grant Writer
Posted: May 22, 2017

Background:

Renaissance Economic Development Corporation provides direct financing and technical assistance services to entrepreneurs throughout New York City.  Renaissance focuses on low-income, immigrant neighborhoods where the barriers of language, culture and conventional loan underwriting have stymied the growth of small businesses.  Underpinning all of Renaissance’s lending activities is a commitment to increase business opportunities for low-income, minority, women, and immigrant entrepreneurs.

Position Summary:

Renaissance seeks a qualified Development Associate who is a self-starter, and who is comfortable working in a close-knit team-oriented setting, open to self-reflection, and willing to learn on the job. The Development Associate will work under the direct supervision of the Deputy Managing Director.  The Development Associate will be responsible for achieving specific revenue goals, assisting in overseeing a variety of development activities, and helping to ensure the long-term sustainability and expansion of Renaissance’s programs.

Responsibilities:

  • Grant Writing – Provide support for grants program, ensuring revenue goals are met, meeting grant deadlines, and complying with reporting requirements.
  • Fundraising – Support, create, and manage effective strategies and giving opportunities to increase fundraising and increase individual donor database including special events, direct mail, online giving, and donor identification and cultivation.  Establish long-term relationships with public and private sector donors in the community to build new partnerships and increase funding opportunities.
  • Special Events – Assist in creating and managing special events including marketing, budgeting, production, and acknowledgement. 
  • Community Engagement – Support strategic community outreach to educate stakeholders, raise funds, and create strategic partnerships.
  • Database Management – Support the management of the donor database to effectively manage donations, including data entry, acknowledgements, queries, report building, and assessing donor trends and analytics.
  • Public Relations – Assist with public relations efforts. 
  • Financial Statements – Analyze the financial statements of the organization.

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2-3 years of proven relevant experience working in non-profit development
  • Ability to read, understand, and analyze financial statements
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and handle multiple, complex tasks
  • Highly motivated, energetic, and dynamic self-starter who is able to work independently, and as part of a team
  • Excellent organizational and computer skills, including Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Commitment to working with culturally diverse communities and environments

 

Compensation:

Depends on experience. Excellent health benefits with paid vacation, holidays, sick days, and personal days. Pre-tax deduction for retirement and Metrocard.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send a résumé, 2-3 page writing sample, and cover letter with salary history and requirements via email to human_resources@aafe.org.  For further information about Renaissance, please visit our website at www.renaissance-ny.org.

 

Renaissance Economic Development Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Loan Service Associate Entrepreneur Works
Philadelphia, PA
Job Function: Financial Services
Posted: May 22, 2017

Background:

Entrepreneur Works Fund is a non-profit, certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) focused on growing small businesses and creating jobs in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Our mission is to cultivate and promote successful entrepreneurs among underserved populations and in underserved areas of the region – entrepreneurs who then become economic engines in their own communities.
 
Our loan portfolio provides affordable microloans between $500 and $50,000 to entrepreneurs who might otherwise be unable to secure capital from a traditional bank. We have no minimum credit score and can be flexible around collateral as well as the age and revenue of the business. By connecting hundreds of entrepreneurs each year with access to capital, one-on-one technical assistance, business training and networking opportunities, Entrepreneur Works Fund helps promising individuals develop economic self-sufficiency and create job opportunities through business ownership.

For more information, please visit www.MyEntrepreneurWorks.org.

Position Summary:

The Loan Service Associate will play a key role in the operations and risk management of Entrepreneur Works’ small business loan portfolio by managing the services provided to our clients after their loans are closed and disbursed. 

This includes monitoring portfolio performance and staying in close contact with borrowers to identify those that need technical assistance before they reach the point of default. The Loan Service Associate will also manage the collections process, maintain the department’s data collection and systems, and produce loan servicing and closing documentation.

Responsibilities:

This position requires a customer-service oriented individual who is comfortable with data entry, thrives in multi-cultural settings, and is passionate about financial literacy and economic justice. Demonstrated experience working with a diverse range of clients and colleagues is a must, as is comfort with a deadline-driven environment.

The ideal candidate has experience entering data, managing client relationships and navigating complex interpersonal situations both on the phone and in person.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF LOAN SERVICE ASSOCIATE:

  • Monitor borrowers, their businesses and repayment patterns to identify troubled loans
  • Identify business assistance needs of current borrowers and connect them with relevant resources
  • Make site visits to borrower’s businesses when necessary 
  • Manage collections process, make collections calls
  • Prepare borrowers’ billing statements and late letters
  • Process loan payments
  • Enter client data into Entrepreneur Works’ loan servicing and CRM software programs
  • Assist with portfolio reporting and surveys

Requirements:

Required

  • At least 1-2 years of experience in client-facing and/or customer service roles
  • Ability to navigate complex interpersonal interactions
  • Experience with data entry, finance, administration and/or business 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Outlook
  • Superior writing, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Experience working (or volunteering) with diverse and underserved populations
  • Ability to quickly learn departmental software systems

Preferred

  • Previous loan servicing experience
  • Experience mentoring or consulting, particularly with small businesses or entrepreneurs
  • Experience with small business management or knowledge thereof
  • Experience with relational database applications (SQL)

Compensation:

Salary commensurate with experience, plus full benefits package.

How to Apply:

Please email a cover letter and resume with salary requirements to loans@entre-works.org. Please put “Loan Service Associate” in the subject heading. No phone calls, please.

Bilingual Member Services Representative Self-Help Credit Union
Asheville, NC
Job Function: Financial Services
Posted: May 22, 2017

Background:

Self-Help is a leading national community development financial institution (CDFI) headquartered in Durham, NC. Founded in 1980, Self-Help has provided over $7 billion in financing to 131,000 families, individuals and businesses underserved by traditional financial institutions. It helps drive economic development and strengthen communities by financing hundreds of homebuyers each year, as well as nonprofits, child care centers, community health facilities, public charter schools, and residential and commercial real estate projects. The Self-Help family of non-profit organizations includes North Carolina’s Self-Help Credit Union, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Self-Help Ventures Fund and the Center for Responsible Lending, a national policy and advocacy organization addressing abusive lending practices. Through its credit union network, Self-Help serves over 129,000 people in North Carolina, California, Chicago and Florida and offers a full range of financial products and services. Learn more at www.self-help.org, www.self-helpfcu.org and www.responsiblelending.org.

Position Summary:

Self-Help is seeking a Bilingual Member Services Representative to work in our South Asheville branch.  The Member Services Representative will serve as a liaison between the member and the credit union, provide account information by phone or in person, as well as information on the full range of credit union products and services, open accounts for members, resolve issues, and professionally handle the member’s daily needs, and provide a variety of transactional services to members.

Responsibilities:

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Greet and welcome members and visitors to the credit union in a friendly and professional manner. Provide prompt, efficient and accurate service in the processing of transactions.
  • Perform account transactions and maintenance as authorized, including processing share deposit payments, loan payments, CD transactions, lines of credit advances, and account transfers; disbursing cash and check withdrawals; monitoring receipts, counting cash and performing reconciliations; adding joint owners, completing address changes and competing any other necessary teller functions.
  • Provide general and specific service-related information concerning credit union services or policies in-person or by-telephone.
  • May respond to email or other electronic requests submitted by members providing professional prompt, efficient, and accurate service and information.
  • Respond to members’ requests, problems, and complaints and/or direct them to the appropriate person for specific information and assistance.
  • Promote credit union products and services based on member’s needs.
  • May open new accounts, and service existing accounts. Set up new account files, and provide members with all necessary information for membership, including advising and assisting members with new and existing products and services.
  • Refer loan product inquiries to Loan Officer.
  • May be required to work the call center, periodically handling transactions and responding to member inquiries by phone. 
  • Provide information on deposit alternatives to members wishing to place funds with the credit union.
  • Serve as back-up to MSR II for opening and closing member accounts.  
  • Open, close and balance cash drawer daily. Maintain drawer cash levels within prescribed amounts.
  • Enter night, ATM and mail deposits. 
  • Research accounts for deposit, withdrawal, and loan-payment discrepancies.
  • Assist members with balancing accounts, completing payroll deduction and direct deposit cards.
  • Provide translation assistance to staff and members as may be needed.
  • Other duties, responsibilities, and projects as assigned.

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent and 1 to 2 years of experience in banking or retail. 
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to form and maintain strong relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Knowledge of basic economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets and banking.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to use keyboard and data entry skills.  
  • May be required to travel to cover other branches.
  • English/Spanish fluency.

Physical Requirements:

  • Frequently requires use of manual dexterity and repetitive motions, primarily with the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.  Must be able to occasionally lift and exert force of up to 10 pounds.

Compensation:

Competitive nonprofit salary, based on experience, plus a generous benefits package.

How to Apply:

To apply, send resume and cover letter, describing why you are a fit for this position, to hiringmanager@self-help.org. Please include the position title as the subject. Application must be received by June 1, 2017 to ensure consideration. Applications received after this date may or may not be considered, depending on the applicant pool. The position will remain posted until filled.

Self-Help is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, class, age, gender, religion, disability that can be accommodated, marital status, ancestry, nationality, family status or sexual orientation.

Mortgage Loan Officer Self-Help Credit Union
Rocky Mount, NC
Job Function: Finance
Posted: May 22, 2017

Background:

Self-Help is a leading national community development financial institution (CDFI) headquartered in Durham, NC. Founded in 1980, Self-Help has provided over $7 billion in financing to 131,000 families, individuals and businesses underserved by traditional financial institutions. It helps drive economic development and strengthen communities by financing hundreds of homebuyers each year, as well as nonprofits, child care centers, community health facilities, public charter schools, and residential and commercial real estate projects. The Self-Help family of non-profit organizations includes North Carolina’s Self-Help Credit Union, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Self-Help Ventures Fund and the Center for Responsible Lending, a national policy and advocacy organization addressing abusive lending practices. Through its credit union network, Self-Help serves over 129,000 people in North Carolina, California, Chicago and Florida and offers a full range of financial products and services. Learn more at www.self-help.org, www.self-helpfcu.org and www.responsiblelending.org.

Position Summary:

Provide information on credit union products and services to potential borrowers according to all credit union policies and procedures as well as Federal and State rules and regulations. Interview all applicants for real estate loans. Prepare, analyze, process and document all required forms and related documents for real-estate loans. Approve or deny loan applications based on analysis of each applicant’s background. Responsible for promoting credit union products and services to ensure meeting productivity goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Meet with loan applicants to discuss viable mortgage options, counsel on credit and budget, develop roadmap and process for mortgage approval and assist with the loan application process. Achieve productivity goal as set forth by manager.
  • Prequalify loan applicants by examining all borrower information and documentation, assessing credit-worthiness, adequacy of income, credit and collateral and calculating repayment risk. Determines the maximum purchase price/loan amount based on borrower data. Approve or deny real-estate loan applications that do not meet pre-qualification standards, and explain reasons for denial.
  • Gather and review necessary data to complete the loan review process including credit bureau reports; verifying debts and estimating monthly payments for any outstanding debts not listed on application and ensuring they are added to application. 
  • Comply with all federal and state mortgage regulations and disclosure requirements.
  • Prepare mortgage loan application and documentation for underwriting and closing. Ensure that each real-estate loan is processed accurately, troubleshoot any issues that may arise during the processing period, and maintain communication with borrower throughout processing period, as needed.
  • Develop mortgage loan business through continual identification, development and maintenance of a quality network of business relationships that serves as a recurring source of referrals for new mortgage lending opportunities. This network may consist of Real Estate professionals, builders, and professional contacts, as well as other valuable referral sources enhanced by regular participation in business related development opportunities, community efforts to promote homeownership and professional organizations.
  • May oversee responsibilities of Mortgage Loan Assistant, if appropriate.
  • Other duties as may be deemed necessary.

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • 0-2 years’ relevant experience in mortgage, banking, or other related experience.
  • Ability to represent Self-Help in networking functions and to develop and maintain key realtor and other relations that generate attractive loan/borrower referrals.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills and ability to independently handle loan applications and assess borrower ability to successful repay loans. 
  • Ability to consistently follow guidelines for file quality.
  • Ability to consistently meet productivity goals.
  • Ability to secure and maintain NMLS certification.
  • Ability to work collaboratively on team.
  • Sensitivity to issues of low-wealth borrowers and a desire to work in a racially and socially diverse organization
  • Strong organization, computer and customer service skills.
  • Strong communications skills including strong writing skills and presentation skills.
  • Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 2 to 5 years of relevant experience in mortgage, consumer lending, banking or other relevant positions.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English.

Physical Requirements:

  • Frequently requires use of manual dexterity and repetitive motions, primarily with the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Must be able to occasionally lift and exert force of up to 10 pounds.

Compensation:

Competitive nonprofit salary, based on experience, plus a generous benefits package.

How to Apply:

To apply, send resume and cover letter, describing why you are a fit for this position, to hiringmanager@self-help.org. Please include the position title as the subject. Application must be received by May 30, 2017 to ensure consideration. Applications received after this date may or may not be considered, depending on the applicant pool. The position will remain posted until filled.

Self-Help is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, class, age, gender, religion, disability that can be accommodated, marital status, ancestry, nationality, family status or sexual orientation.

Food System Program Fellow Self-Help Credit Union
Durham, NC
Job Function: Other
Posted: May 22, 2017

Background:

Self-Help is a leading national community development financial institution (CDFI) headquartered in Durham, NC. Founded in 1980, Self-Help has provided over $7 billion in financing to 131,000 families, individuals and businesses underserved by traditional financial institutions. It helps drive economic development and strengthen communities by financing hundreds of homebuyers each year, as well as nonprofits, child care centers, community health facilities, public charter schools, and residential and commercial real estate projects. The Self-Help family of non-profit organizations includes North Carolina’s Self-Help Credit Union, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Self-Help Ventures Fund and the Center for Responsible Lending, a national policy and advocacy organization addressing abusive lending practices. Through its credit union network, Self-Help serves over 129,000 people in North Carolina, California, Chicago and Florida and offers a full range of financial products and services. Learn more at www.self-help.org, www.self-helpfcu.org and www.responsiblelending.org.

Position Summary:

Position: Food System Program Fellow
Location: Durham, NC

Position Description:

Self-Help is seeking a Food Systems Fellow to join our team in Durham. Under the supervision of Self-Help’s Policy Director, the Healthy Food System Program Fellow will help lead Self-Help’s new initiative to strengthen opportunities for underserved food entrepreneurs to build economic security for their families and deliver healthy food to their communities by developing a national network of lenders and organizations to improve capital access. This is a grant funded fellowship that is expected to last one to three years and is managed in conjunction with Self-Help’s commercial lending team.

This new initiative will leverage Self-Help’s lending experience, knowledge and relationships to create partnerships nationwide and build referral networks, share knowledge, develop new capital sources and explore policy solutions that benefit food systems innovators, with a particular focus on entrepreneurs of color.

Our overall goal is to build lending and economic development resources and connections that strengthen the sustainable food system. Our strategy is to complement our own financing with a national web of lenders and organizations that will improve capital access for underserved food entrepreneurs and to identify new resources and tools and conduct research that can inform the field.

Responsibilities:

Help lead the day-to-day work of this new initiative, working closely with the Director of Policy. This includes but is not limited to: 

  • Leading outreach initiatives and building a national network of policy, partners, ensuring regular communication and information sharing. 
  • Providing creative ideation on how to leverage program impact in both short and long term.
  • Organizing regional convenings nationwide. 
  • Representing Self-Help at outside functions such as conferences and convenings, as necessary. 
  • Creating and maintaining web-based information clearinghouse on Healthy Food Systems Finance players and resources.  
  • Creating metrics for measuring the impact of healthy foods lending, with the goal of building a framework for information sharing between partners
  • Coordinating various food system finance policy research efforts;
  • Working with healthy foods lending team, as appropriate. 
  • Researching and advocating for public policy positions. 
  • Facilitating internal meetings to help drive planning and next steps. 
  • Tracking program activities and accomplishments. 
  • Performing other duties as may be deemed necessary.

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2 years related experience.  
  • Strong writing and communications skills.
  • Data analysis and research skills.
  • Self-motivated and self-directed.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Ability to use social media to effectively communicate to key stakeholders.
  • Ability to develop, cultivate and nurture relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of the Healthy Food Systems and Community Development Finance fields.
  • Proficiency with SalesForce, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to travel approximately 35% and to work evenings and weekends, when required.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a related field.

Physical Requirements:

  • Frequently requires use of manual dexterity and repetitive motions, primarily with the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.  Must be able to occasionally lift and exert force of up to 10 pounds.

Compensation:

Competitive nonprofit salary, based on experience, plus a generous benefits package.

How to Apply:

To apply, send resume and cover letter, describing why you are a fit for this position, to hiringmanager@self-help.org. Please include the position title as the subject.  Application must be received by May 31, 2017 to ensure consideration.  Applications received after this date may or may not be considered, depending on the applicant pool.  The position will remain posted until filled.

Self-Help is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, class, age, gender, religion, disability that can be accommodated, marital status, ancestry, nationality, family status or sexual orientation.

Financial Analyst Local Initiatives Support Corporation
New York, NY
Job Function: Finance
Posted: May 22, 2017

Background:

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is an S&P AA rated, nonprofit certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) established in 1980. LISC is a national nonprofit intermediary that provides financial and technical assistance to community-based organizations, public agencies and private nonprofit and for-profit entities focused on the redevelopment of urban neighborhoods and rural communities. The organization works through 31 local offices in urban sites and a national rural program which operates in 44 states. At the center of its activities is LISC’s operation as a loan fund, currently at $320 million. A core function of the Finance department is managing the loan portfolio. LISC’s loans are funded with a diverse (private and public) debt portfolio. Please see www.lisc.org for additional information about LISC and its national and local programs.

Position Summary:

The position reports directly to the VP for Capital Strategies & Treasurer in LISC’s national Finance department. The Financial Analyst will create models, reports and indicators used to analyze cash flows and performance of the portfolio. The successful candidate will be energetic, exceptionally analytic, have excellent (verbal and written) communication skills and be able to relate to senior level executives. Candidates should be committed to LISC’s mission and have an interest in a career in community development/nonprofit finance.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the internal point person for loan portfolio information at LISC. Report on loan portfolio performance and trends to LISC’s Board of Directors and Senior Management; highlight key analytic insights and develop new indicators as needed. 
  • Support the analytic needs of Chief Financial Officer, Senior VP of Lending, Chief Credit Officer, VP of Capital Strategies and field offices with ad hoc analyses, projections and financial models. Frequently conduct analyses related to Finance policy such as interest rates.
  • Coordinate reporting to LISC’s current lenders (primarily financial institutions).
  • Execute and occasionally coordinate due diligence packages for lenders, industry surveys, and funding applications. 
  • Review loans and represent Finance at Small Credit Committee. Attend regular Credit Committee and loan monitoring committees.
  • Work with various departments to define and capture LISC’s impact data, and improve data quality procedures.
  • Identify and help implement procedures to increase operational efficiency. Assist in enhancing systems for loan origination, administration and monitoring.
  • Manage day to day tasks of department interns.

 

Requirements:

  • Master or equivalent by experience, with minimum 3 years work experience. Degree and/or experience related to finance, community development and/or data analysis preferred. 
  • Demonstrated strong quantitative modeling and analysis skills required.
  • Excellent excel skills are a must. Familiarity with programming and/or statistical software an advantage.
  • Basic understanding of the financial side of lending, including interest accrual and loan amortization.
  • Proactive, self-starter, able to make decisions amidst ambiguity. 
  • Candidate must be well organized, detail oriented and reliable.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Previous not-for-profit experience desirable but not required.

 

Compensation:

LISC offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. 

How to Apply:

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume (combined in one document), with the words “Financial Analyst Position” in the subject line: 

Christina Travers
Vice President for Capital Strategies
CTravers@lisc.org

No phone calls, please.

LISC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

Program Associate New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation (NYCEEC)
New York, NY
Job Function: Other
Posted: May 17, 2017

Background:

The New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation (NYCEEC) is a non-profit specialty finance company that develops financing solutions for projects that save energy and reduce greenhouse gases.  NYCEEC’s team is passionate about making New York City a greener, cleaner and more affordable city by furthering its mission to innovate and deliver clean energy financing solutions for buildings.  We do this through the financing of clean energy projects as well as through our programmatic work focused on

  1. partnering with government entities and private sector lenders, and
  2. advancing the field of clean energy finance generally.

For more information: www.nyceec.com

Position Summary:

NYCEEC is seeking a resourceful, conscientious Associate to provide support to NYCEEC’s programs and operations (other than financing transactions).  Reporting to NYCEEC Senior Staff, and working closely with other members of the NYCEEC team, the Associate will play a significant role in NYCEEC’s work.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research and provide analytical assistance including qualitative and quantitative data  analysis/financial modeling to support NYCEEC’s work on existing projects and/or evaluation of new project ideas 
  • Develop and produce briefing documents, and presentation materials to summarize and communicate findings and considerations to NYCEEC Senior Staff in support of existing and potential partnerships with a variety of stakeholders (e.g., New York City Retrofit Accelerator, legislative initiatives, NYSERDA Cleaner, Greener Communities, etc.)
  • Provide project management assistance, including development and maintenance of project plans and documents, coordinating project elements, identifying potential obstacles and working with NYCEEC team members to ensure efficient and timely completion of tasks 
  • Assist with the drafting and editing of compelling grant proposals, grant reports, and project proposals
  • Support the development and maintenance of tracking systems for grant and contract commitments and deliverables; provide coordination to ensure timely completion and submission of deliverables and grant reports
  • Provide general support for NYCEEC’s operations 
  • Maintain familiarity with NYCEEC projects, and the ecosystem in which NYCEEC operates; stay abreast of developments relevant to clean energy/energy efficiency finance and public policy 
  • Special projects as required.

 

Requirements:

  • Minimum of three to five years of relevant professional work experience required (e.g.,  business, finance, economics, nonprofit management, public policy or communications)
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.  
  • Excellent writing skills and superior attention to detail required; proven ability to effectively interpret and synthesize a variety of inputs from different stakeholders into cohesive, compelling written materials
  • Strong communication skills, with an appreciation for nuance
  • Exceptional judgment, including a high level of discretion when handling sensitive or confidential matters 
  • Ability to manage several competing priorities efficiently and effectively, while meeting deadlines with consistent follow-through; excellent organizational and time-management skills 
  • Skilled and comfortable using various technology tools, including Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.) is required; familiarity with Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, Salesforce or other customer/constituent relationship management (CRM) platform, and project management software/tools (e.g., TeamGantt, MS Project, etc.) strongly preferred
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, and to work independently as well as collaboratively, navigating a variety of working styles and personality types

Please note that this position description contains a general list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required for the position. It is not exhaustive, and does not represent a contract for employment.  NYCEEC reserves the right to modify the position description at any time.

Compensation:

NYCEEC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including paid holidays, paid time off, medical, dental, and vision insurance, and a 401(k) plan.

How to Apply:

To apply, qualified candidates should e-mail a resume and cover letter indicating why you are interested in this position at NYCEEC, what makes you a great candidate for this role, how you learned of the position, and your salary requirements to jobs@nyceec.com with “Associate-FirstName LastName” in the subject line.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so we recommend applying early.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. Principals only.  

 

Office & Communications Coordinator Pacific Community Ventures
San Francisco, CA
Job Function: Administrative/Operations/IT
Posted: May 15, 2017

Background:

Pacific Community Ventures engages small businesses, investors and policymakers to build an economy that works for everyone. For almost two decades, our programs have helped people achieve the American Dream by creating quality jobs and stimulating investment in local economies.

Our approach is unique. We offer Small Business Advising & Lending programs which connect entrepreneurs to the expertise and capital they need to grow their businesses and create good jobs.  Our InSight Impact Advisory practice conducts research and evaluation so that investors and policy-makers will drive more capital to social good.  Our approaches are scalable and create systemic change — yet are implemented in ways that are relevant to particular local economies — a truly “think globally/act locally” philosophy.

Position Summary:

We’re seeking an Office & Communications Coordinator to play three critical roles within our nonprofit social enterprise:

  • Coordinate key activities needed for the office to run effectively
  • Manage external communications and scheduling for the President & CEO
  • Support Marketing team via communications, social media, and website updates

We’re a dynamic, growing nonprofit social enterprise and we need an energetic go-getter who can take on multiple roles. This is a unique opportunity to build experience within the social impact sector, while getting the opportunity to work closely with both the CEO and the heads of Marketing and Finance / Operations.

Responsibilities:

Coordinate key activities needed for the office to run effectively (30%)

  • Manage the day to day activities of the office
  • Coordinate IT support
  • Prepare materials for and plan internal and off-site meetings, including Board of Directors’ meetings
  • Support finance team

Manage external communications and scheduling for the CEO (40%)

  • Proactively manage the CEO’s calendar including scheduling meetings, prioritizing appointments, identifying and solving conflicts, and arranging travel
  • Manage correspondence with external partners, funders, and board members on behalf of the CEO
  • Manage Salesforce to ensure contact lists are always accurate and up to date
  • Assist in creating presentations and other communications

Support Marketing via communications, social media and website updates (30%)

  • Manage our social media channels, social media calendar, and write and post daily updates
  • Write and publish weekly program success stories
  • Write and publish calendar events, job listings, and other posts to our website as needed

Requirements:

  • Highly motivated self-starter, exceptionally well organized and detail-oriented, able to juggle many activities with grace and good humor
  • An outstanding writer
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills; experience with Salesforce preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 2 years professional experience (including internships)
  • We are especially interested in candidates who have direct experience with the historically underserved communities we serve

We aim to be a diverse and inclusive place to work. We value new perspectives, original ideas ,and different ways of working. We believe that diverse views and experiences improve the way we do our work. PCV is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Compensation:

We provide excellent benefits for full-time employees, including full health, dental and vision insurance, retirement savings accounts with a generous match which is fully vested immediately and ample paid time off and holidays.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send a résumé and cover letter via e-mail to hr@pcvmail.org with the words “Office Coordinator” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

Senior Accountant Working Solutions
San Francisco, CA
Job Function: Accounting
Posted: May 11, 2017

Background:

Working Solutions is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) whose mission is to provide microentrepreneurs with the access to capital and resources they need to start or grow a successful business. We serve a diverse population, but prioritize serving low-income individuals, women, and minorities. We support microenterprise growth as a strategy to strengthen the local economy, create jobs, and build strong communities. We provide capital in the form of small business loans (microloans) from $5,000 up to $50,000 and grants, and tailored consulting services. The organization was established in 1999 and launched its microenterprise development program in 2005. Since 2005, Working Solutions has extended close to $11 million in microloans and grants to entrepreneurs with a 96% repayment rate and has educated thousands of entrepreneurs.

Position Summary:

The Senior Accountant is responsible for oversight of Accounting and Finance functions, management of contracts and vendor relations, and spearheading strategic projects which increase organization efficiencies. As such this position ensures the organization remains compliant with partner banks, government entities, and other funders through thorough checks and balances processes, and by tracking and reporting financials.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the operations of bank accounting, review journal entries, reconciliations and analytics
  • Assist in the preparation and presentation of monthly and quarterly financial information. Participate in monthly close ensuring monthly financial statements are issued on time. 
  • Assist in production of finance and accounting department information and reports to ensure relevant and accurate information needed by management, regulatory agencies, independent auditors and other interested parties is available on a timely basis
  • Work with Management to perform research, resolve issues, and create and implement policies and procedures for new strategic initiatives. Help to ensure accounting issues are properly documented and addressed, and reporting of the initiatives is accurate and efficient.
  • Ensure accounting practices and documentation procedures are performed in accordance with corporate accounting and governance policies and procedures
  • Maintain the general ledger, including assisting with the reconciliation of all general ledger accounts, ensuring accuracy and timeliness
  • Identify process improvement opportunities and implement automation tools

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance from four-year college or university;
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience, including some experience in a banking environment;
  • 3-5 years in experience in public accounting, corporate, bank/financial service firm.
  • Experience with QuickBooks and strong Excel skills required;
  • Organized, disciplined thinker with ability to work independently in fast paced, rapidly changing environment;
  • Ability to handle all levels of work, both complex and repetitive tasks;
  • Excellent time management and project management skills; must be able to track and manage details for projects/tasks, and prioritize against daily responsibilities;
  • Excellent attention to detail without compromising deadlines;
  • Strong people and communication skills are essential.  Must interact productively with many different types of personalities and work levels;
  • Excellent phone etiquette and customer service skills;
  • Strong written communications and email etiquette skills;

 

Compensation:

Salary Commensurate with Experience 

How to Apply:

Please email resume and cover letter with the subject line “Working Solutions Senior Accountant” to jenelle@workingsolutions.org.

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