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Community Development Credit Analyst Wells Fargo
Minneapolis, MN
Job Function: Other
Posted: February 9, 2017

Background:

Wells Fargo Community Lending and Investment (CLI) is an industry leader in offering debt and equity capital to organizations that provide economic development, job creation, and affordable housing in communities of need nationwide.

Position Summary:

CLI plays a key role in providing much needed lending capital to Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) and as a Credit Analyst, you would support the team to underwrite and manage our national portfolio of CDFI borrowers. In this position, you will work closely with our senior relationship managers in reviewing and analyzing CDFI’s financial statements and conducting due diligence on loan portfolio performance, loan policies, management team, etc. You will also have portfolio management duties to monitor and manage the credit portfolio. This job represents a unique opportunity to combine background and skills in banking and finance with an interest in and commitment to nonprofits and community development.

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze borrower’s financial performance and capital structure by evaluating and spreading financial statements and projections.
  • Assess quality of loan receivables portfolio, loan policies and procedures, loan products, etc.
  • Conduct annual credit reviews and compliance certification.
  • Assist in early identification, classification and management of impaired credits (including the preparation of downgrade memos).
  • Assist relationship managers with the underwriting and approval of new deals.
  • Perform portfolio management duties such as maintaining customer database and files, monitoring upcoming maturities, tracking unit’s work flow, preparing portfolio reports for senior management,  and conducting research/analysis related to portfolio and industry trends.

 

Requirements:

Minimum

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field
  • 3+ years of commercial credit analysis experience
  • Demonstrated competence in commercial lending terminology and financial statement analysis.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work on multiple transactions simultaneously and prioritize assignments to meet deadlines
  • Strong analytical and problem solving ability with high attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent team player
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, Outlook

Desired

  • Demonstrated commercial underwriting experience, including performing due diligence, analyzing financial statements, identifying risks & mitigants
  • Knowledge of non-profit accounting
  • Knowledge of Community Development Financial Institutions
  • Demonstrated background or interest in community development activities such as affordable housing, microfinance, social services, etc.
  • Knowledge of CRA regulations
  • Demonstrated portfolio management experience
  • Experience with database development and maintenance (Salesforce)
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, Outlook)

Compensation:

N/A

How to Apply:

To view a detailed job description and to apply, please visit wellsfargo.com/careers and search Job Opening ID #5309937

Director of Applied Research Woodstock Institute
Chicago, IL
Job Function: Research and Analytics
Posted: February 6, 2017

Background:

Woodstock Institute is a leading nonprofit research and policy organization that works locally and nationally to create a financial system in which lower-wealth persons and communities of color can safely borrow, save, and build wealth so that they can achieve economic security and community prosperity. Based in Chicago, the 44-year-old organization is a nationally recognized economic justice leader and bridge builder between communities and policymakers.

Position Summary:

The Director of Applied Research designs and conducts applied research projects to examine the relationships between economic and demographic characteristics and disparities in access to economic opportunity and to support Woodstock Institute’s policy advocacy.

Responsibilities:

The research encompasses equitable lending and investments, wealth creation and preservation, and access to safe and affordable financial products, services, and systems, and how they impact lower-wealth persons and communities of color.  The position gives a qualified research professional an unusually good opportunity to see the results of his/her research have an impact in policy changes.  The Director also collaborates with local and national colleagues on research; convenes and participates in regional coalitions; makes presentations and conducts communications, media, and advocacy outreach; supervises other staff researchers and interns; and, plays a major role in foundation, corporate, and contract fundraising. The Director is a member of the senior management team and reports to the President.

Requirements:

  • Experienced researcher with a graduate degree in economics, urban planning, policy, or related field, with strong quantitative research and analysis skills.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in research and policy advocacy in areas of fair lending, wealth creation, community development and/or financial systems reform, including work with HMDA, CRA, mortgage, small business, and consumer lending data, and public data at the local level.
  • Demonstrated commitment to economic justice issues. Familiarity with economic and racial justice research, practitioners, and thought leaders.
  • Warm and collaborative interpersonal skills. Comfortable with diverse groups, including community groups, nonprofit advocates, funders, policymakers, regulators, and academics.
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently and juggle multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • Excellent writing, public speaking, and presentation skills. Demonstrated ability to write, edit, and publish research reports and related policy recommendations.
  • Fundraising and grant writing/reporting experience.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in hiring, training, and supervising junior staff and/or interns. 
  • Willingness to travel frequently within the state and across the country.

 

Compensation:

  • Salary will depend on experience. Likely range between $60,000~$90,000.
  • Generous benefits package, including 6 percent contribution by organization to retirement plan.

 

How to Apply:

Please submit resume and cover letter by February 28, 2017, to David Erickson-Pearson Executive Search at epdavid@earthlink.net.  Preferred start date: April 17, 2017
Woodstock Institute is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds and protected classes to apply.

 

Portfolio Administration Associate - Health Care Community Development Lending Primary Care Development Corporation
New York, NY
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: February 6, 2017

Background:

Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC):  Catalyzing Excellence in Primary Care.

Quality primary care is transformative and a cornerstone of healthy, thriving communities. PCDC catalyzes excellence in primary care through strategic community investment, capacity building, and policy initiatives to achieve health equity.  PCDC is a national community development financial institution (CDFI), with a 24 year history of investing in communities and providing technical assistance to improve health care and the health of the community. PCDC works with primary care providers, policymakers, industry leaders, and other advocates to advance polices that increase access to quality primary care, enabling it to more successfully improve health outcomes, reduce costs and improve health equity. Our key policy priorities include strengthening the primary care delivery system, expanding and sustaining primary care investment and supporting healthy communities.  

PCDC's Capital Investment Program provides financing to community-based health care providers nationally.  PCDC’s financing programs cover all stages of health center development, and include loans, tax-exempt bond and New Market Tax Credit financings.  PCDC has financed over 100 health care projects to-date, providing and leveraging over $600 million in development costs.  PCDC’s portfolio consists of $70 million in loan and bond investments and $87 million in NMTC, and $50 million in portfolios managed on behalf of third parties.

Position Summary:

PCDC is seeking a Portfolio Administration Associate for its Capital Investment Program.  The Associate will play a central role in monitoring credit quality and compliance of PCDC’s loans and New Market Tax Credit (NMTC) investments.  In accordance with PCDC policies and guidelines, the Associate works with borrowers in the Capital Investment portfolio.  Primary responsibilities include ensuring accuracy and data integrity of portfolio information and monitoring compliance performance of the portfolio, which consists of loans, bonds, and NMTC investments.  The position partners internally, working with the Capital Investment team to support the achievement of lending goals.  The position contributes recommendations for asset and risk management process improvements.  This position reports to the Chief Credit Officer.

Responsibilities:

Portfolio Administration:

  • Ensure accuracy and data integrity of the loan and NMTC origination/recording process; perform transaction set-up, documentation, and management. Maintain PCDC loan management processes and information systems – primarily PCDC's loan management system and Salesforce.    
  • Order UCC, lien, and property searches, prepare security filings and maintain system to ensure timely continuations. Maintain accuracy of loan/collateral files.  
  • Maintain system to ensure timely receipt of borrower insurance certificates; review insurance certificates against requirements to ensure compliance with loan agreements.
  • Maintain system to ensure that executed compliance certificates are received on a quarterly basis.   Collect and track compliance documents (financial reports, impact reports, compliance certificates.)  
  • Review borrowing requests and loan documentation, and facilitate the approval and processing of loan disbursements. 
  • Develop and generate reports to provide visibility to the Capital Investments team on the status of borrower reporting and covenant compliance.
  • Develop and maintain proactive system to meet PCDC’s requirements to its lending participants, including reporting, notices, approvals, etc. 
  • Collect and maintain loan impact data. Provide information and assistance in the preparation of impact reports for management, investors, committees, and the CDFI Fund.
  • Recommend improvements to processes and systems.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

NMTC Compliance Monitoring:

  • Maintain complete and accurate files for the PCDC NMTC Program, including project eligibility, NMTC Advisory Board eligibility, compliance checklists, and tracking of disbursements/fees/interest payments.
  • Prepare reports for Capital Investment team, management, and committees on NMTC allocation.
  • Compile data and other reports and assist in the preparation of the NMTC allocation application.
  • Assist with annual preparation of audits, corporate filings, and other reports.

Investor reporting and administration:

  • Prepare reports and coordinate information packages for institutional investors.  
  • Monitor compliance on investor covenants.

Corporate meetings and communications:

  • Compile information and assist in the preparation of for loan/grant applications and asset quality reports for risk management and committees.
  • Prepare and disburse reports and presentations for Capital Investment team, management, committees, board of directors, auditors, and investors.
  • Record and draft minutes for committee meetings. 
  • Assist with internal and external communications.
  • Work across the Capital Investment team and the organization to ensure the delivery of seamless and high quality client service.

Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in business, finance, economics, accounting or related field
  • Minimum of two years of lending experience in real estate and/or community facility financing; knowledge of New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) and Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) is preferred.  
  • Familiarity with commercial real estate loan documents and basic legal terms
  • Must demonstrate a high level of attention to detail and commitment to accuracy
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to consistently multi-task and manage a varied and occasionally intense workload 
  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism demonstrating accuracy, timeliness, and teamwork
  • Enthusiasm, entrepreneurial spirit, and a strong commitment to work in community development
  • Ability to develop strong relationships with clients and other stakeholders.

 

Compensation:

We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

How to Apply:

For immediate consideration, please email your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: employment@pcdc.org with "Portfolio Administration Associate" in the subject line.

Managing Director, Catalyst Funds Living Cities
New York, NY
Job Function: Other
Posted: February 3, 2017

Background:

Living Cities, a collaborative of 22 of the world’s largest foundations and financial institutions, supports bold and promising approaches to bring opportunities and the power of mainstream markets to urban neighborhoods and residents historically left behind. Living Cities executes its mission through strategic deployment of loans, grants, and the intellectual capital and convening power of its membership. Over the past 15 years, Living Cities' members have collectively invested more than $1 billion in America’s cities, an investment that has resulted in over $16 billion in development and follow-on investments. Yet members are not simply funders. They participate at the senior management level on the Living Cities Board of Directors and contribute the time of 80+ expert staff toward crafting and implementing the Living Cities agenda.

Capital Innovation work at Living Cities is focused on blending and deploying all types of capital – grants, philanthropic debt and commercial capital – to improve the lives of low-income residents. ImpactAssets 50 has named Living Cities’ Catalyst Fund “one of the top 50 impact investing funds in the world” for the last six years in a row.

These activities include:

  • The Catalyst Family of Funds (e.g., Catalyst Fund and Blended Catalyst Fund, totaling ~$80M), Living Cities’ impact investment funds which are used to test innovative financing vehicles;
  • Contributing to the development of new investment products and tools such as Pay for Success, a nascent financing vehicle used to invest in human capital to get better outcomes for low-income people, and working with partners in the field to develop a commercially viable market;
  • Work to harness the power of domestic impact investing to improve the flow of private capital to low-income communities;
  • Using capital to support Living Cities’ cross-cutting programs and priorities including the seven-site Integration Initiative;
  • The generation of knowledge from these and other activities to influence the broader field of capital innovation.

Position Summary:

This is an exciting opportunity for a strategic leader to blend public, private, and philanthropic financial resources in new ways to improve cities and the lives of their low-income residents. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer and partnering with an outstanding team of colleagues, associates, consultants and external partners, the Managing Director will manage the lending activities for the Catalyst and Blended Catalyst Funds, leading the development of strategy for the funds, accelerating the adoption of innovative financing, and sharing insights with the broader field.

Responsibilities:

Fund & Team Management:

  • Develop and execute on Catalyst Fund and Blended Catalyst Fund’s (Catalyst Family of Funds) business strategy to realize Living Cities articulated results, innovation, and learning
  • Oversee day-to-day fund operations including marketing and outreach, loan origination, closing, servicing, asset management, investor repayment and impact measurement
  • Maintain thorough knowledge of all investments, oversight of annual review of credits, and consideration of any requests for modifications
  • Work closely with investors, anticipate investment committee concerns and questions, help staff prepare for investment committee presentations, and follow-up on investment committee comments and questions
  • Review quarterly and annual financial and impact reports to investors for accuracy and clarity
  • Develop, execute and continuously improve lending and investment policies, insuring compliance with all funding/financing sources
  • Provide direct management, oversight, and professional development for 1-2 team members, including but not limited to reviewing credit memos, providing thought partnership, coaching, and mentoring. Also serve as a coach and mentor to Living Cities’ staff more broadly as a senior member of the team
  • Work closely with Living Cities staff to maximize alignment of investments from Catalyst Family of Funds and other Living Cities efforts towards results

Partnership Development & Thought Leadership:

  • Cultivate new partners and investors, as well as prospect for loan opportunities through Living Cities’ programmatic partners and networks
  • Build and nurture strategic relationships with investors, Living Cities’ member institutions, and other stakeholders. Provide thought partnership to borrowers as their work evolves due to Living Cities’ investment
  • Regularly reflect, through articles, blogs, meetings, speaking engagements and social media, on learnings gained from the portfolio including but not limited to lessons learned about what’s working, partnering, blending capital, barriers to success, and the iteration of capital and grant-making activities
  • Participate in meetings, provide appropriate reports, and coordinate convenings, as needed, to ensure that the work of the Catalyst Family of Funds is fully integrated into the work, financial reporting, and overall narrative of Living Cities

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree preferred
  • 10-12+ years of professional work experience, with expertise in commercial lending, intermediary lending, CDFIs, a housing finance agency or analogous financial institutions. Competitive candidates will offer experience managing funds $25M+
  • Robust understanding of lending principles that transcend sectors; fluency and experience in commercial, business and/or multi-family development lending
  • Breadth of experience employing a range of innovative and/or alternative business lending models and strategies
  • Experience in the community development sector – as a board member, staff, investor and/or volunteer – is highly desired
  • Experience managing staff in both direct management and collaborative project-based settings
  • Superior relationship building and management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize and clearly communicate complex issues to a range of audiences
  • Detail orientation, especially related to compliance issues
  • Highly engaged, entrepreneurial and creative problem solver exhibiting sound judgment and deep commitment and passion for Living Cities’ mission
  • Some travel (approximately 10-20% of time) required

Compensation:

Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

Living Cities is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds.

How to Apply:

https://www.on-ramps.com/jobs/1168

Loan Servicing Officer Capital Good Fund
Providence, RI
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: February 3, 2017

Background:

Capital Good Fund (Good Fund) is a social change organization whose mission is to provide equitable financial services that create pathways out of poverty. As a non-profit, U.S. Treasury-certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), we offer low-income families one-on-one Financial & Health Coaching and personal loans of up to $20,000. Since our founding in 2009, we have financed nearly 1,500 loans totaling $1.8 million and graduated over 1,000 people through our Financial Coaching program.

 

Position Summary:

The Loan Servicing Officer’s role is to maximize the social impact and financial performance of our loan portfolio by working closely with our clients. Periodic check-ins are key to clients making the most of the services we offer, paying on-time and building credit. We emphasize a high quality of service while ensuring the long-term sustainability of our loan fund. The Loan Servicing Officer carries out our collections strategy while fully complying with federal and state regulations of debt collection.

Responsibilities:

The Loan Servicing Officer will perform a variety of duties, including:

  • Service loan accounts and work with existing clients to meet goals
  • Check in with clients to survey changes in family, finance, and health
  • Improve the collections process and add to the organization’s best practices in  debt collection
  • Report on collections activities, social impact and financial performance as needed

 

Requirements:

We are looking for exceptional people. Capital Good Fund employees are passionate, motivated and committed to using financial services to transform the lives of people living in poverty.

You must:

  • Possess excellent communication skills in English and Spanish
  • Be able to empathize with people of different backgrounds
  • Be detail and process oriented and extremely responsible
  • Thrive in a start-up environment and learn quickly
  • Be able to work independently as a self-starter
  • Be responsible and proactive in addressing issues
  • Possess previous Customer Service experience

Preferred Skills and Background

  • Experience in, or understanding of, financial services and consumer debt and credit
  • Experience working in low-income/distressed communities
  • Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations where applicable (FACTA, FDCPA, etc.)
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

Training, and Compensation

The Loan Servicing Officer will receive extensive training on all of Good Fund’s systems and loan products. Additionally, the Loan Servicing Officer will be trained on how to read a credit report, review bank statements, and comply with relevant federal and state regulation. 
 
This is a full-time, forty-hour-per-week position. The Loan Servicing Officer will earn an annual base salary of $36,092.28, and five years of relevant experience will raise the base salary to $39,692.28. In addition, the Loan Servicing Officer will receive a competitive benefits package that includes a bus pass, medical and dental insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, fifteen days paid vacation, and five days paid sick leave in the first year on staff.

 

Compensation:

$36,000 to $39,000

How to Apply:

Please send a one-page cover letter and accompanying résumé to jobs@capitalgoodfund.org. Please address the following in your cover letter:

  • What is the most challenging aspect of collections work?
  • Why do you want to work for Capital Good Fund? What interests you the most about this position?

Senior Credit and Portfolio Manager Neighborhood Lending Partners
Tampa, FL
Job Function: Credit
Posted: February 2, 2017

Background:

Neighborhood Lending Partners, founded in 1993, is a non-profit lending consortium, certified as a CDFI, established to facilitate private and public investment for community revitalization and neighborhood preservation. NLP offers flexible financing throughout the State of Florida to create housing to serve low-income populations, and provides economic development loans and small business loans in low-income, underserved, and minority communities.

Position Summary:

Responsible for the development and maintenance of all credit and lending policies and procedures. Maintains oversight and supervision of all credit and underwriting staff. Reviews all new loan requests, modifications and loan extensions to evaluate the feasibility and adequacy of proposed loan structure. Prepares underwriting packages which  includes preparing application packages, preparing, term sheets, letters of interest, and commitment letters for new loan requests. Provides ongoing credit risk monitoring to advise the President, Sr. Lender, Loan Committee and Member Banks including quarterly loan activity, loan status updates and annual loan reviews on all outstanding loans.

Responsibilities:

Credit Underwriting

  • Reviews new loan requests as recommended by the Senior Lender to assist in evaluating the feasibility and proposed loan structure
  • Prepares the Credit Approval package and all phases of underwriting loan transactions.
  • Prepares and reviews underwriting for local government subsidies.
  • Reviews Conditions of Approval and participates with the Loan Administration Manager in reviewing loan closing checklists to ensure all the requirements are incorporated in the loan closing   documentation.

Portfolio Management and Credit Quality Analysis

  • Responsible for the preparation of loan status updates, Classified Loan Asset Report, and Annual Loan Reviews, and makes recommendations for loan grade classifications.
  • Provides ongoing risk monitoring to advise the Senior Lender, President, Loan Committee and Member Banks relative to the loan portfolio, new loan requests, loan renewals, extensions and/or modifications.
  • Responsible for the preparation and presentation of an annual portfolio assessment for review by the Senior Lender, President, Loan Committee and Bank Members

Business Development

  • Participates in joint client calls and prospect calling with Senior Lender and/or President
  • Participates in community outreach activities with local governments and non-profit organizations that service the needs of the low income residents in the market.
  • Participates in development and expansion of Bank Membership by assisting in calls on prospective bank members with the President, Senior Lender or Members of NLP’s Board of Directors
  • Reviews and approves all meeting packages prior to submission to the Loan Committee, Member Meetings and other special meetings.
  • Must be active in the community with participation in the non-profit sector.

 

Requirements:

  • 5+ years experience in commercial Real Estate Lending and Real Estate Underwriting
  • 3-5 years experience in underwriting and lending to small businesses
  • 3-5 years experience in underwriting or financing of multi-family and single-family construction and permanent loans
  • Experience in Community Development Finance and subsidy layering
  • Calling experience in Commercial and Small Business Lending
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Must be detail-oriented

 

Compensation:

Compensation will be commiserate with experience.

How to Apply:

Please email cover letter and resume to crivas@nlp-inc.com

Senior Director for External Affairs and Advocacy Primary Care Development Corporation
New York, NY
Job Function: Advocacy/Policy
Posted: February 2, 2017

Background:

Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC):  Catalyzing Excellence in Primary Care (http://pcdc.org/).

Quality primary care is transformative and a cornerstone of healthy, thriving communities. PCDC catalyzes excellence in primary care through strategic community investment, capacity building, and policy initiatives to achieve health equity.  PCDC is a national community development financial institution (CDFI), with a 24 year history of investing in communities and providing technical assistance to improve health care and the health of the community. PCDC works with primary care providers, policymakers, industry leaders, and other advocates to advance polices that increase access to quality primary care, enabling it to more successfully improve health outcomes, reduce costs and improve health equity. Our key policy priorities include strengthening the primary care delivery system, expanding and sustaining primary care investment and supporting healthy communities.  

Primary Care Development Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Summary:

PCDC is seeking an executive-level Senior Director for External Affairs and Advocacy to provide leadership and strategic perspective to PCDC in the areas of external affairs, advocacy, and communications. This is a varied, fast-paced career opportunity that will lead PCDC to have a strong and vibrant primary care and community development presence locally, regionally and nationally. This position will lead all communications, website and external affairs in collaboration with PCDC’s senior leadership and other staff; identify, develop, prioritize and execute strategies to reach and engage key target audiences including policy makers and influencers, government officials, corporate leaders, and others; shape messages in support of PCDC’s strategic goals; and establish plans, goals, metrics and assessment tools to evaluate success of strategic communications and external affairs activities.

This position will report directly to the CEO, and will manage a team of 4, including a Director of Communications.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead efforts to identify policy, advocacy and communication priorities and facilitate decision making, develop strategy and execute in a timely and effective manner.
  • Direct strategies and activities that support PCDC’s business objectives and policy initiatives, promote PCDC’s visibility, build a strong company image, and increase public awareness of company’s commitment to the primary care and community development sector.  Lead message development, media relations and branding efforts. 
  • Establish, build and maintain strong relationships and partnerships with elected officials, community leaders, not-for-profit organizations, corporate partners, and other external constituencies. 
  • Directly lobby, and serve as organization’s chief point of contact with federal, state and local elected and appointed officials, particularly with respect to legislative and executive budgetary processes.
  • Engage in proactive outreach by identifying key opportunities, writing and editing news releases, press advisories, fact sheets, backgrounders, “pitches” to media, and providing information in a variety of formats for PCDC’s website and social media outlets.
  • Oversee the development, distribution and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral including but not limited to PCDC’s website, social media outlets, newsletters, brochures, and reports.   Plan for and facilitate earned media and social media coverage of PCDC’s initiatives and activities.
  • Serve as a key member of PCDC’s senior management team, participating in the development and implementation of policies, strategy, short- and long-term planning, and financial and operational goals and objectives; Work closely with senior managers to ensure the flow of relevant information and encourage effective coordination between and among teams.  
  • Work with colleagues to plan and coordinate PCDC’s participation in public forums, among national coalition partners, at conferences, and in the media; engage consistently with a range of external audiences to promote PCDC’s agenda.
  • Lead in a fiscally sound manner; develop organizational budgets in tandem with the Finance team; approve and monitor program expenses. Track and evaluate policy, advocacy and communications and activities.
  • Supervise, mentor and evaluate staff, consultants and interns. 

 

Requirements:

  • 7+ years of relevant work experience, preferably with public health, primary care and/or community development focus
  • Experience with legislative budgetary processes, preferably in New York City and/or New York State
  • Masters’ in Public Health or Policy, or Business Administration preferred
  • Superb relationship-building skills
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation communications skills and a demonstrated ability to apply these skills to the development of effective communications and external affairs strategy
  • Demonstrated ability to pay persistent attention to detail, while maintaining an overall view/long term vision
  • Supervisory experience, with demonstrated ability to delegate, provide direction, and oversee others’ work
  • Substantial knowledge about key social media platforms
  • Other key skills include:  Diplomatic; able to work in a fast-paced environment with a wide variety of staff, board members and external partners; self-starter; excellent research abilities; able to work independently and in teams.  
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint, Outlook and Word.
  • WordPress expertise strongly preferred.

 

Compensation:

We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

How to Apply:

For immediate consideration, please email your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: employment@pcdc.org with “Senior Director for External Affairs & Advocacy" in the subject line.

Executive Director Rural Community Assistance Partnership
Washington, DC
Job Function: Relationship Management
Posted: February 2, 2017

Background:

The Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) seeks an experienced and politically savvy Executive Director who is a passionate advocate for rural communities, and has a strong track record of leading organizations through transitions. RCAP is looking for a strategic leader that can build on the organization’s excellent track record of delivering high quality services, information, and resources to rural communities.   

The Organization

Founded in 1973, RCAP is a nonprofit service delivery network comprised of a national office in Washington, DC and six regional partners. RCAP secures funding from federal agencies and passes the majority of that funding through to network organizations. The national office provides technical assistance, training and financial resources to network organizations, who in turn hire field staff to provide hands on technical assistance and training to rural communities.  RCAP’s work has focused primarily on water, wastewater and solid waste utilities serving low-income communities with populations of less than 2,500 residents and in the last several years, programs to assist private water well owners.  RCAP network organizations include: Communities Unlimited, Great Lakes RCAP, Midwest Assistance Program, RCAP Solutions, Rural Community Assistance Corporation, and Southeast Rural Community Assistance Corporation.  While the work of RCAP network organizations addresses a broader set of community and economic development issues, the national office has remained focused on issues related to water, waste water and solid waste in rural communities. 

RCAP engages in the following activities

Securing and managing federal grants – RCAP staff write proposals and secure funding from federal agencies, primarily the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services. The vast majority of this funding is passed through to network organizations and other sub-grantees. The national office is responsible for insuring that all sub-grantees meet grant requirements and provide RCAP with the data needed to submit required reports. 
Education, training and technical assistance – The national office is responsible for organizing an annual conference for network members and staff, and providing training to network staff. Training materials, including manuals or guides as well as comprehensive educational presentations and videos, are prepared and/or overseen by national office staff.

 
Advocacy on behalf of rural communities and network organizations – RCAP staff and a contract lobbying firm work to advance the issues important to rural communities and network organizations. RCAP staff organize an annual fly-in to share information about rural communities with key constituencies on Capitol Hill.  
RCAP is governed by a 12-member Board that includes the leaders of each regional network organization as well as six at-large members. The Board meets quarterly. Board members are located throughout the United States. The national staff consists of eight people, only four of whom are full time. Lobbying, accounting, and IT services are provided on a contractual basis. 

RCAP’s FY16 budget is approximately $10.4 million, including more than $9 million that was passed through to regional network organizations. Funding comes primarily from federal grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Department of Health and Human Services. RCAP has had a clean audit for the past 11 years. RCAP is searching for a new leader because the incumbent is leaving after 11 years to move back to Texas. For more information visit RCAP.org.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Board, the Executive Director provides national leadership to the network, represents and speaks on behalf of the network and rural communities in national forums, and manages the day-to-day operations of the staff and office. The Executive Director should be a strong leader who is able to develop and implement a change agenda, is passionate about rural communities, detail oriented, and experienced in securing and managing federal grants. The position is located in Washington, DC. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Board to set the strategic direction of the organization, including an assessment of whether RCAP should expand to address the needs of rural communities more comprehensively.
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations and ensure that the RCAP team at the national office remains strong, especially in light of the planned retirement of several key members of the RCAP staff.
  • Maintain and build relationships with key federal funders and insure that RCAP continues to comply with grant requirements and deliver high quality services. 
  • Maintain, strengthen and further develop close working relationships with organizations that have similar missions related to rural communities, water and wastewater utilities, environmental protection, and rural economic development.  
  • Monitor legislation and regulations that impact rural communities, especially in the areas of water, waste water, and solid waste. 
  • Develop and implement a funding strategy that diversifies organizational funding sources and reduces the organization’s reliance on federal funding. 
  • Support the work of the network partners to further diversify their programs and funding sources.
  • Support the Board in its governance role and foster its ongoing development.
  • Support network members in meeting their contractual obligations and promote the use of best practices in the provision of services to rural communities. 
  • Work with the Communications Director to raise the organization’s profile and enhance consistency across the network with the RCAP brand.
  • Insure that RCAP provides a work environment that supports the highest performance of staff by updating internal operations, personnel policies and staff compensation. 

 

Requirements:

Ideal candidates for this position will be knowledgeable and passionate about providing services to rural communities, experienced in setting a strategic direction, and strong managers. Other qualifications include:

  • Highly skilled and diplomatic consensus builder who can help anticipate and develop policy positions in a rapidly changing regulatory environment. 
  • Proven networker with exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and understand complex relationships that involve a diverse group of stakeholders.
  • A sophisticated understanding of the legislative process and federal agencies, including knowledge of Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 
  • 10 years of senior leadership experience, preferably in a networked, affiliated, or membership organization.
  • A strong track record of motivating and supporting staff. 
  • Excellent and persuasive communication skills, including the ability to make frequent public presentations, and an appreciation for social media.
  • Demonstrated experience with fiscal management, budgeting, and operations.
  • Ability to draft, negotiate and manage multiple sub-agreements with multiple sub-grantees.
  • Experience with meeting OMB requirements regarding grant awards and subcontracting is preferred.  
  • Ability to navigate the unique RCAP governance structure.  
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Ability to travel domestically.  

Compensation:

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

How to Apply:

To apply, e-mail resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:  RCAP@raffa.com  (e-mail applications are required and will only be accepted at this email address).  

RCAP has hired Raffa to assist with the executive search and transition.  If you have questions about the search, please contact: James Sunshine at jsunshine@raffa.com.  

RCAP is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from women and persons of color are encouraged. Resume reviews begin immediately.

Director of Lending and Operations Women's Opportunities Resources Center (WORC)
Philadelphia, PA
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: February 1, 2017

Background:

The Women’s Opportunities Resource Center (WORC) is a nationally-recognized not-for-profit organization headquartered in Philadelphia. WORC promotes social and economic self-sufficiency primarily for women, minorities, and dislocated workers. WORC and its subsidiary company, the Economic Opportunities Fund (EOF), are certified CDFI’s which provides a wide range of financial products (micro-loans from $1,000 to $50,000). Our loan fund is capitalized at $1.2 million. To date, we have made a total of 568 direct loans totaling over $2.4 million. In addition, we have packaged 45 loans totaling more than $1.1 million as an intermediary for the SBA Pre-qualification Program. WORC is an SBA microlender and recently received a highly competitive CDFI grant and was one of ten organizations nationwide to receive the ORR Microenterprise grant for Microlending and training with refugees.

Position Summary:

WORC’s goal is to expand its market base and increase its loan volume and capital deployed. We are looking for a professional Director of Lending and Operations that is committed to meeting the needs of this under-served market, has demonstrated experience scaling a micro-enterprise organization and is comfortable with providing services to a diverse population, including refugees and immigrants.  

This position has a dual responsibility that includes leading our lending program and providing operational leadership across the organization. A strong background in micro and small business financing and organizational leadership is required. Experience in Consumer Finance is a plus. Must be comfortable with use of technology platforms. Management experience. BS/BA in business administration, community development, or in a related field. Master’s degree preferred. Minimum of 7+ years’ experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Manages and grows the Direct Lending Program including staff and consultant supervision, program marketing, new product development, portfolio performance, asset/liability management, financial projections and assumptions, underwriting, loan servicing, collections, community partnerships and program evaluation. 
  • Provide strong operational leadership for the organization including organizational and job design, employee management and service assessment and improvement.
  • Responsible for loan portfolio quality and performance. Ensures compliance with portfolio standards e.g. that PAR 30 day + is less than 12% and annual write-off below 9%.  Implements and monitors credit risk program including risk rating as well as identifying, measuring, controlling, monitoring the risks with periodic reporting to senior management and Board. 
  • Coordinates and plans the Advisory Council and Loan Committee meetings by setting the agenda, preparing reports and documents, and conducting the meetings
  • Oversees Training and Business Assistance services to ensure quality service and compliance with contract goals.
  • Responsible for grant compliance and reports as needed for funders, Advisory Council or Board of Directors.
  • Member of senior management team - develops and implements EOF business plan/marketing plan.  
  • Fundraising and capitalization - writes grants and secures funding and assists with implementing WORC’s overall fundraising strategy.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Requirements:

  • A strong background in micro and small business financing and organizational leadership is required.
  • Experience in Consumer Finance is a plus. Must be comfortable with use of technology platforms.
  • Management experience. BS/BA in business administration, community development, or in a related field.
  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 7+ years’ experience.

Compensation:

Salary is competitive based on experience and applicable skills. Benefits include: vacation, paid holidays, health insurance and pension plan. WORC is an equal opportunity employer and the board and staff value diversity in all aspects of employment.

How to Apply:

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: 

Glenn Manko, WORC Search Consultant
Resumes can be sent directly to: glennmanko@gmail.com
Direct Dial: 267.254.0224

*No Third Party Applicants will be considered

Innovation Business Development Associate Volunteers of America - National Office
Alexandria, VA
Job Function: Business Development
Posted: January 27, 2017

Background:

Since 1896, Volunteers of America’s ministry of service has supported and empowered America's most vulnerable populations and is one of the nation’s largest human services organizations and nonprofit providers of quality, affordable housing for low and moderate-income households.

Position Summary:

Volunteers of America is seeking an Innovation Business Development Associate to support the development of internal innovation concepts through the innovation value chain, from initial concept feasibility and prioritization analysis, through to business planning, resource gathering and implementation. The successful candidate will utilize a consistent and disciplined approach to product prioritization, development and execution.

Responsibilities:

Facilitate Innovation Concept Generation:  

  • Support the generation of innovation concepts within the organization through the facilitation of brainstorming sessions, design sprints and using other collaborative tools to generate ideas.  Support facilitation of VOA Innovation Jam Session and similar national and local events.
  • Keep informed of trends in social entrepreneurship and Volunteers of America program areas that may lend themselves to Volunteers of America innovation concepts.
  • Facilitate the use of human centered design thinking concepts to identify and complete the initial design of innovation concepts. 
  • Build a strong set of diverse internal relationships to support creating a culture of innovation and to keep abreast of organization trends and concepts of promise.

Feasibility and Prioritization Analysis:

  • Conduct initial feasibility analysis for innovation concept to determine whether the concept is considered a priority for the organization to assess and develop further.  Initial feasibility analysis will included but is not limited to customer/market analysis, resource and profitability analysis (if applicable), organization strategic fit, etc.
  • Support the development of early stage innovation concept business models and value propositions using the Business Model Canvas and similar tools. 
  • Present early feasibility analysis to executive staff and Innovation Advisory Committee for determination of further concept development.

Business Planning & Resource Development:

  • Support the development of full business plans for innovation concepts determined as a priority.  Business plan development includes but is not limited to operations plan, market analysis and strategy, competition analysis, financial plan, startup and business development human resource needs.  Financial planning to include Return on Investment (ROI) and Social Return on Investment (SROI) analysis.
  • Work closely with internal Innovation Teams and Innovation Concept Leads to use disciplined experimentation (Lean Startup, Minimum Viable Product and other similar tools) to quickly build, measure and learn to validate and test concepts 
  • Build external relationships and partnerships that support the realization and bringing to market of innovation concepts.  Partnerships include but are not limited to financial investors, philanthropic partners, advisory partners and other supporters. 
  • Coordinate and participate in the development of innovation concept ‘pitch decks’ and the presentation of concepts pitches to internal and external audiences.
  • Generate concept analysis reports for internal executive team, Innovation Advisory Committee and other internal stakeholders.
  • Communicate closely with stakeholders including internal and external publication and social media around the organization’s innovation efforts.

Concept Launch:

  • Develop innovation concept project launch plans and build internal launch teams.
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to realize the launch of concepts.
  • Develop transition plans and resource decision analysis to move concepts from the business development phase to the concept launch and startup phase.
  • Track metrics for concept development and realization.

Requirements:

  • Master’s in Business Administration or similar degree from an accredited college or university and at least 1 year relevant experience.  Bachelor’s degree with relevant experience will be considered.
  • Experience in social entrepreneurship and/or business development.
  • Experience in innovation and human centered design thinking is preferred.
  • Strong analytics and business development skills.  Financial analysis and excel skills are a must.
  • Great collaboration skills, must love working together with internal teams and creating external partnerships.
  • Relentless approach towards realizing great ideas through careful planning, analysis, resource identification collaboration and partnership.
  • Passionate about finding creative solutions to meet the needs of the nation’s most vulnerable.  Takes an entrepreneurial ‘spirit’ in approach to finding solutions to difficult problems.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.  Must be able to work in a collaborative environment with members of a team within a deadline driven environment.
  • Strong presentation development and delivery skills.  Able to put together internal and external ‘pitch decks’ using current technology and graphic resources to deliver high quality presentations.
  • Sound and accurate judgment with an ability to support and explain reasoning for decisions.  Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; and ensure timely decisions are made.
  • Strong professional ethics which include approaching others in a tactful manner; reacting well under pressure; treating others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepting responsibility for own actions; following through on commitments and maintaining confidentiality.
  • Good vendor management skills, including negotiating skills and ability to influence as needed.  
  • Good interpersonal skills to work with others.  Ability to communicate clearly both in writing and verbally.  Capable of developing communications, trainings, and presentations.  
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Access.  Strong knowledge of Excel, accounting skills including related financial statements, computer systems / software.   
  • Ability to work flexible hours.  Ability to travel is required.

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/Disabled

Compensation:

Compensation is commensurate with experience.  We offer a generous benefits package which includes health, dental, vision, retirement, etc.

How to Apply:

To apply please visit us at www.voa.org/careers

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