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Community Lending Officer (Bilingual Preferred) Accion
Dallas, TX
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: March 10, 2017

Background:

A nonprofit leader in the high-impact fields of community development and microfinance, Accion is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs realize their dreams and fuel increased economic opportunity and mobility through business ownership. Since 1994, Accion has infused more than $102 million in the growth and success of more than 7,000 small businesses across Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas.

Accion is a member of the Accion U.S. Network, the largest and only nationwide nonprofit micro- and small business lending network in the United States. Since 1991, the members of the Accion U.S. Network have collectively made more than 57,000 loans totaling over $500 million. Globally, Accion (www.accion.org) is a pioneer in microfinance, reaching millions of individuals through its international network of partners.

Position Summary:

We’re looking for a Community Lending Officer to help us pioneer our growth in Dallas, Texas. A successful Community Lending Officer wears the hat of a banker and has the heart of a social worker. Equal parts analytical and relational, he or she feels at home interacting with people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, including small business owners, banking partners, public sector leaders, and impact investors, and is equally comfortable analyzing financial documents to understand business needs.

Responsibilities:

  • Support Accion’s strong relationship culture through on-going customer contact, quality customer service, and superior product knowledge; 
  • Lead clients through all stages of the lending process from origination to loan closing; 
  • Analyze business owners’ financial history to provide customized credit solutions;
  • Structure and close loans based on monthly goals;
  • Develop referral relationships with community partners such as banks, local chambers and small business development centers; and
  • Develop and maintain a pipeline of new loan applicants.

Requirements:

  • Community Lending Officers must have a passion for helping people and a gift for building relationships;
  • Excellent business development and outreach skills;
  • Equally excellent execution skills for closing loans and providing outstanding customer service;
  • One to three years of professional experience and a bachelor’s degree are preferred; 
  • English/Spanish fluency preferred;
  • Ability to travel occasionally is required.

Compensation:

Accion offers an excellent total compensation package, including competitive base salary, the opportunity for exciting incentive pay, health and dental coverage, retirement benefits, and generous paid time off.

How to Apply:

To apply please visit https://careers-accionnm.icims.com/jobs/1012/community-lending-officer-i/job

Executive Director FORGE, Inc.
Hunstville, AR
Job Function: Other
Posted: March 7, 2017

Background:

FORGE, Inc. is a not for profit, SBA Microloan Intermediary, Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) whose mission is to provide low income groups with affordable credit. FORGE, Inc. provides small business loans and development services to a wide spectrum of clients. The Board of Directors has recently approved a strategic plan that includes increasing its lending services to include all of Arkansas. For more information on FORGE, visit our website at forgeonline.com.

Position Summary:

FORGE is seeking an Executive Director to help lead the organization as it expands statewide.

Responsibilities:

The Executive Director is responsible for leading the organization in all areas including: fund raising, financial management, human resources, marketing, lending operations, program development, small business technical assistance and organizational growth. Position is full-time with benefits.

Requirements:

Must be highly motivated, have strong communication skills, be comfortable with financial statements,  have a bachelor’s degree and five years experience in management OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience operating a small business or farm is preferred. Applicant must be able to demonstrate a commitment to serving disadvantaged communities. Extensive travel is required.

Ability to work remotely for a portion of the workweek is a possible.

Compensation:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to FORGE, Box 1138, Huntsville, AR 72740 or email to charlie@forgeonline.com. Contact Charlie Stockton at 479-738-1585 for a detailed job description. Position open until filled.

Financial Institutions Specialist Aeris Insight Inc.
Philadelphia, PA
Job Function: Financial Services
Posted: March 2, 2017

Background:

Aeris guides capital to good. Since 2004, the nation’s leading community investors have used Aeris’ data and ratings to support their community investing. Aeris’ clients range from large financial institutions with Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) obligations, mission-driven charitable foundations, government, private wealth managers, and more. Our proprietary CDFI ratings and analytics help investors evaluate opportunities that meet their impact goals and risk parameters. Learn more at www.aerisinsight.com.

Position Summary:

Aeris seeks numbers-loving Financial Institutions Specialists who will contribute to our leading-edge analysis and data collection initiatives. Successful candidates will bring a keen attention to detail, as well as finely-honed skills in the analysis of financial statements. We are seeking candidates who may have less experience but are looking to grow along with our organization, as well as mature professionals interested in a second career, and who are comfortable in a fast-paced, startup-like environment.

Both full-time (on-site at our Philadelphia headquarters) and part-time, off-site (Philadelphia area preferred) opportunities are available. Applicants should specify in their cover letter which position they are interested in.

Responsibilities:

Duties will involve interacting with Aeris-rated institutions and Aeris analysts in critical phases of the production of Aeris Rating Reports, most significantly in the preparation of data and tables for further analysis by our expert analysts. Financial Institutions Specialists will also play a key role in the operation of the Aeris Cloud, a custom-built web application enabling industry-first, real-time analytics of CDFI performance data. 

Financial Institutions Specialists will be responsible for reviewing and proofing financial statements, and working with reporting institutions to address any errors and omissions. Specialists will also spread financial statements from institutions’ internally-generated format to the Aeris industry-standard format.

Requirements:

Aeris is seeking candidates with Bachelor’s Degree in a business major, preferably with some professional experience in financial services or accounting; or other candidates with the requisite skills.

Key success measures include quality, quantity, accuracy, timeliness, and team work. These require:

  • Strong financial and analytical experience
  • Familiarity with nonprofit financial statements (preferred)
  • Strong financial, market, and qualitative analysis skills
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to focus on detailed work for accuracy 
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and Word skills, knowledge of Sharepoint
  • Normal physical requirements for an office position (EOE/ADA Compliant)

Compensation:

Salary commensurate with experience.

How to Apply:

To apply please email cover letter and resume to info@aerisinsight.com with the subject line “Search: Financial Institutions Specialist, Aeris.”

Development Director Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inc. (WEDI)
Buffalo, NY
Job Function: Fundraising
Posted: March 1, 2017

Background:

Organization Mission:

WEDI empowers economically disadvantaged people in Buffalo, with a primary focus on the West Side community.

Programs Overview:

  • Economic Development: Low-income individuals and families attain sustainable incomes through business creation and expansion. WEDI has supported the establishment of over 100 and expansion of over 30 companies, often through the disbursal of over 60 loans from its growing $650,000 fund. This lending activity has performed well, with a 1.9% average monthly 30-day delinquency rate in 2016, no 2015/16 charge-offs, and a 0.40% cumulative charge-off rate.
  • Community Development: Entrepreneurs create focused, market-driven, and sustainable destinations that bring people together to create strong, diverse neighborhoods. WEDI hosts up to 21 businesses in its retail and commercial kitchen space, the West Side Bazaar, and has successfully graduated over 25 small-business owners who grew shops at this incubator.
  • Education: English language learners acquire comprehension and fluency to attain parity with native English-speaking peers, which in turn promotes high graduation rates, family health, and a strong community. The ENERGY Literacy for Children and FLY after-school programs serve 64 English language learners from Buffalo’s West Side who are in grades 1-6 and 7-8, respectively. ENERGY focuses on improving the students’ abilities to read, write, and speak English. With an average ratio of one volunteer mentor per student, the program provides specialized reading and homework support. In the 2015-2016 school year, 71.43% of students improved by over one year of grade-level reading during the 7-month program, as evidenced by reading assessments. FLY implements project-based learning that has helped to increase grade-point averages for over 80% of its students. Attendance in the programs average over 95%, and the total demand is very high, summing to hundreds of students.

Position Summary:

Primary Purpose and Function

  • Plan, implement, and oversee fundraising and donor relations strategy and activities, increasing WEDI’s capacity to raise between $1-3 million per year depending on organizational needs

Responsibilities:

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain WEDI’s fundraising plan, including projected receipts from sources, including individuals, corporations, foundations, governmental entities, earned revenue, and events
  • Coordinate fundraising campaigns and annual appeal with a return-on-investment of at least 500%
  • Identifying at least 50 new funding sources/year
  • Write at least 30 grants/year
  • Use WEDI's data and donor management systems to maintain donor prospects and cultivation, increasing the number of donor relationships by at least 20% year-over-year
  • Develop and adhere to the fund development budget that limits overall WEDI administration and fundraising to less than 15% of the total organizational expenses

Possible Functions and Responsibilities

  • Provide marketing, advertising, and promotional coordination and support for programs to ensure seamless messaging to the public and all stakeholders
  • Support the Executive Director as required

Requirements:

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, preferably with an emphasis on business administration, management, or marketing and communication
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years of successful fundraising and development experience
  • Must have excellent critical thinking, interpersonal, and analytical skills
  • Proven strong and broad oral and written communication skills that meet the needs of all of WEDI’s programs
  • Must be passionate about empowerment programming that serves low-income communities with diverse experiences

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or equivalent, preferably with an emphasis on business administration, management, or marketing and communications
  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE)
  • Significant knowledge of and experience in the Western New York and/or national philanthropic communities
  • Ability to attract the interest of new funders
  • Experience working in a non-profit, mission-driven organization
  • Ability to complete tasks quickly and on schedule
  • Ability to manage the schedule and data of multiple projects with rigorous deadlines
  • Competent and efficient in Google applications, MS Office, and internet applications, including database systems for data tracking
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills
  • High accuracy in work and attention to detail

Compensation:

Salary or hourly pay will be commensurate with education and experience. WEDI includes health insurance with a full-time position.

How to Apply:

Please send a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to ben@wedibuffalo.org.

Loan Officer NCCLF
San Francisco, CA
Job Function: Credit
Posted: February 27, 2017

Background:

The Northern California Community Loan Fund (NCCLF) was founded in 1987 to create a socially responsible investment vehicle to provide capital and expertise to revitalize low-income communities.  NCCLF has grown into a $60 million intermediary nonprofit organization that provides loans, New Markets Tax Credits (NMTCs), consulting, and technical assistance to groups that develop affordable housing, community facilities, essential health and human services, and other community-based enterprises, including those providing healthy foods access.   For more information on NCCLF programs and services, please visit our website at www.ncclf.org.

Position Summary:

NCCLF has historically provided loans and NMTC financing primarily to nonprofits and alternatively structured enterprises such as co-ops, throughout the 46 northernmost counties of California.  Our borrowers have made use of our financing to develop affordable housing, a wide range of community facilities, create economic development projects, and provide working capital in order to make a difference in the lives of those who need help the most.  

The Loan Officer (LO) serves as a credit professional within NCCLF and participates in the community development lending effort in Northern California.  The position’s primary responsibilities are to source and underwrite loan requests and provide technical assistance to NCCLF’s clients: nonprofit organizations which are acquiring community facilities, developing affordable housing, engaging in economic development activities or requesting working capital to meet the needs of low-income communities and underserved populations as well as organizations involved in increasing availability of healthy foods to these communities. The LO will also initiate and develop potential borrower relationships, and build and manage a base of referral sources and strategic partnerships to advance NCCLF’s mission and impact.

The position requires a highly motivated, experienced lender with a background in community development finance, commercial real estate, and/or nonprofit housing/facility development and must possess excellent communication skills.  The ideal candidate is also someone who understands the unique needs of the nonprofit sector, particularly nonprofit human service providers and affordable housing developers in Northern California.  The successful candidate must be a self-starter and must have the demonstrated ability to meet assigned goals successfully and on time.  Finally, the candidate should enjoy working in an active and expanding nonprofit and should be able to thrive in a friendly, cooperative, and fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities:

Underwriting

  • Interview and screen potential loan applicants.
  • Perform financial analysis, due diligence and project feasibility assessment for potential loan candidates.
  • Provide informal technical assistance through the application and underwriting process, and, as needed, coordinate delivery of formal technical assistance activities through internal and external sources.
  • Prepare written credit memorandums with detailed analysis and recommendations for terms and credit structure.
  • Present credit analysis for review and approval to Loan Committee or other appropriate levels of authority within NCCLF as required by loan policies.
  • Work with the borrower and external parties through loan commitment terms and loan closing.
  • Assist the Loan Administration team with loan closing and ongoing monitoring activities.
  • Help develop and update loan policies, underwriting criteria and best practices for NCCLF’s main product lines.
  • Undertake special projects and other duties as assigned.

Business Development

  • Develop and implement sales and marketing plans in targeted communities to achieve market penetration in accordance with lending goals.
  •  Build and maintain close working relationships with referral sources, potential partners and funding sources.
  • Represent NCCLF at public meetings, events and conferences.
  • Market loan products and programs to potential borrowers and referral sources. 
  • Follow up on loan inquiries and provide technical assistance to potential borrowers through the application process. 
  • Maintain a contact database for ongoing sales and marketing efforts.
  • Develop new products or services to meet market demand.  

Requirements:

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum of three years of loan underwriting experience at a CDFI, bank or other financial institution, preferably related to affordable housing development or commercial real estate construction and asset management.
  • Undergraduate degree in business, finance, economics, or other relevant field.
  • Excellent underwriting skills, grounded in strong abilities to analyze financial statements, assess management and leadership, review collateral, interpret business and strategic plans, etc.   
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Proven ability to generate client leads and maintain business relationships.
  • Superior judgment and attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with a strong ability to work independently and with a team, handle multiple priorities and manage time efficiently.
  • Enthusiasm and a passionate commitment to work in community development.

Desired Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Working knowledge of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit and New Market Tax Credit programs
  • Understanding of and experience with healthy foods and food enterprises.
  • Experience in consulting and technical assistance in real estate development and/or finance, preferably with nonprofit clients.
  • Knowledge and experience with nonprofit community-based organizations in northern California. 
  • Understanding of nonprofit finance and management best practices. 
  • Understanding of and experience with community development lending and funding sources.
  • English/Spanish bilingual ability is a plus.

Relationships

  • Position reports to the Senior Manager, Loan Underwriting; communicates regularly with referral sources and potential borrowing clients; attends and participates in Loan Committee meetings; interacts extensively with the lending team and staff/management in other NCCLF departments; and represents NCCLF to outside constituencies.

Job Context

  • Position is pivotal to the success of the lending program and operates in a collaborative, cooperative, team environment.  Workload will vary requiring flexibility with time. Outside meetings and some local travel within Northern California are required.  

Hours and Location

  • Full-time position.
  • Work hours will be predominantly during regular business hours, although occasional evening or weekend hours will be required.  A flexible schedule may be accommodated.
  • Worksite will be in the offices of NCCLF in San Francisco, with some travel outside the Bay Area for site visits, business development, and conferences.

Compensation:

Competitive nonprofit salary range depending upon experience, plus an excellent benefits package including health, dental, retirement plan and three weeks vacation.  

NCCLF is an equal opportunity employer; people of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. 

How to Apply:

Send resume and cover letter (Attn: Loan Officer Search) via fax to 415-392-8216 or email to info@ncclf.org. Application Deadline: Open until filled.

 

Senior Loan Officer - Commercial Real Estate/Community Development Reinvestment Fund, Inc.
Baltimore, MD
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: February 22, 2017

Background:

Reinvestment Fund is a national leader in rebuilding America’s distressed towns and cities through the innovative use of capital and information. Our mission is to build wealth and opportunity for low-wealth people and places through the promotion of socially and environmentally responsible development. 

Reinvestment Fund is a catalyst for change in low-income communities. We integrate data, policy and strategic investments to improve the quality of life in low-income neighborhoods. Using analytical and financial tools, we bring high-quality grocery stores, affordable housing, schools and health centers to the communities that need better access—creating anchors that attract investment over the long term and help families lead healthier, more productive lives.

Reinvestment Fund total revenues are in excess of $48 million.  We manage $964 million in capital, sourced from 850 investors, which range from individuals to civic organizations to financial institutions. Our total assets are $457 million and total net assets 

Position Summary:

Reinvestment Fund is currently seeking a Senior Loan Officer within the Lending Department in its MD, DC, VA regional office based in Baltimore.  Our Lending Department is unique in its range of expertise and disciplined approach to financing. As a nationally recognized innovator in the financing of economic and neighborhood revitalization, RF attracts enormous talent and offers its lending staff an unrivaled platform to combine business acumen and financial skills with social mission. A career at Reinvestment Fund is a chance to learn, train and contribute to this work with some of the best in the community development field.  It offers opportunities for knowledge and skill enhancement that are uncommon for a company of its size.

The Senior Loan Officer is responsible for developing and maintaining strong relationships with borrowers and providing quality customer service, acting as the principal account manager for new and existing customers.  The Loan Officer develops, generates, and follows-up on new client leads through referrals, and calls on existing borrowers to review lending activities and makes recommendations as needed.  The Loan Officer is responsible for business development, credit analysis, underwriting, and proper loan structuring within the parameters of existing lending programs.

Responsibilities:

Business Development

  • Identify opportunities for new business in existing portfolio, from referrals, and through proactive marketing efforts
  • Assist in development of marketing tools, loan products, process reviews, etc. as required
  • Represent RF in various public settings

Loan Production

  • Assist borrowers with loan applications; assess adequacy of information provided; provide feedback to borrower and Manager
  • Structure Loan Transactions - fit borrower needs in tandem with RF program guidelines; make pricing and loan structuring recommendations
  • Financial Analysis - spread financial statements; author concise summaries of borrower’s financial condition including trend analysis; comparison to peers/industry; analyze composition and percentages, and quality of financial documents’ preparation; review budgets, operating statements, and cash flows
  • Credit Analysis – author credit memos including both analytical and descriptive writing; assess risks of transactions’ strengths and weaknesses, make recommendations and present to loan committee for approval
  • Attendance and participation at loan committee required

Loan Closing & Monitoring

  • Negotiate loan’s financial, business and legal terms
  • Prepare loan commitments and loan documents with assistance from legal counsel
  • Coordinate loan set up and loan servicing needs of borrower with Credit Administration Department
  • Monitor assigned loan portfolio and maintain relationships with current borrowers, underwriting and closing additional loans as requested by borrowers and soliciting repeat business
  • Assure timely loan closing and funding activities

Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education, Experience, Certifications:
Bachelor’s degree required from 4-year College or university in business field including specific courses in accounting, finance, and economics.  Additional bank related training a plus.  Minimum 5 years’ experience in community development real estate.

Skills Required:

ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS

  • Well developed organizational and decision making skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and handle multiple responsibilities simultaneously
  • Ability to create and manage external client relationships

COMMUNICATION

  • Verbal:  Ability to communicate in a clear, comfortable and confident manner.  Communicates effectively and in a way that supports teamwork – conveys insights to peers and managers quickly and concisely. Ability to present credit recommendations to Loan Committee and answer questions with confidence  
  • Written:  Demonstrated ability to write clear, organized and accurate memos, incorporating a range of information and analysis. Ability to translate financial and numerical data into written form

FINANCIAL ANALYSIS 

  • In-depth knowledge of development proformas, operating projections, and financial statements.  Ability to both prepare proformas and projections and analyze/manipulate those prepared by borrowers to conform to RF’s underwriting criteria
  • Ability to spread and analyze audits, tax returns and other financial statements; comfortable  discussing questions and concerns with borrowers and preparers
  • Ability to draw conclusions from financial and market data to make sound recommendations regarding loan conditions and requirements

COMPUTER/TECHNOLOGY

  • Excellent Word, Excel and Windows file management skills mandatory
  • Demonstrated web research skills
  • Familiarity with Outlook or similar network-based email and calendar software

Compensation:

Reinvestment Fund offers a competitive salary based on experience and skills, as well as an excellent benefits package including employer-paid health, disability and life insurance, 401(k) savings plan with employer match, flexible spending accounts (medical, dependent care and transportation), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, and EAP program.   A partial telecommuting schedule is available. 

How to Apply:

Please complete the online employment application and attach your resume and a cover letter with your salary requirement. https://www.reinvestment.com/career/loan-officer-baltimore/

Reinvestment Fund uses E-Verify to validate all new hires’ ability to legally work in the United States. Reinvestment Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Reinvestment Fund does not discriminate in hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, national origin, non-job related disabilities, or status as a veteran

Data Analyst PolicyMap, LLC
Philadelphia, PA
Job Function: Research and Analytics
Posted: February 22, 2017

Background:

PolicyMap is a national online mapping tool and platform that enables government, commercial, non- profit and academic institutions to access data about communities and markets across the US. It is used for research, market studies, business planning, site selection, grant applications and impact analysis.

What began as solely a mapping tool has grown into a platform from which our clients leverage data and access their own instances of the mapping interface—either through maps on their websites or through proprietary site licenses. Launched in 2008, we now have over 300 clients, including agencies of the Federal Government, Fortune 500 companies, major universities, non-profits, real estate firms, and the media.

PolicyMap is a wholly owned LLC of Reinvestment Fund, a national leader in rebuilding America's distressed towns and cities, through the innovative use of capital and information. A Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), Reinvestment Fund finances a variety of projects and activities including food access, health care, education and housing, to build healthy communities in under- invested places. Reinvestment Fund has long recognized that information drives change in all sectors: public, private, and civic — and that getting that information has not always been simple or efficient.

Data and analytics need to be reliable, consistent, and relevant. They need to be readily accessible. And they need to be responsive to the issues public and civic organizations are trying to understand. Changes in technology and the advent of online mapping applications are creating new opportunities for the public and civic sectors to increase their ability to use and share good data and analytics to inform decisions.

Position Summary:

PolicyMap seeks a Data Analyst to contribute to the Data and Product Development Team by sourcing, acquiring, maintaining and curating data for our online data and mapping services, including data concerning housing, poverty, and health, to name a few.  The Data Analyst has direct contact with existing PolicyMap clients and potential clients and is responsible for interpreting their needs and providing a work product consistent with the expectations of the client and of the Team. This role also requires candidates who are invested in and enthusiastic about providing attention to detail to the
 
PolicyMap platform by testing beta products and QA of the various PolicyMap products, which include our main site, our major client projects, and our API offering.

Reporting to the Vice President of Data and Product Development, the Data Analyst will research and procure datasets, analyze, and process them using MS SQL Server Management Studio, MS Access and ArcGIS. He/she needs to have strong writing skills and the ability to translate technical data descriptions into user friendly text accessible to our spectrum of users.

The Data and Product Development Team is a collective work effort in which attention to detail and enthusiasm for our products and for our clients are core values.  We work well independently, and we take ownership of our individual workloads, while leveraging the strengths of all our team members through collaboration. The 5-person data team is agile, creative, and uses the best tools and approaches at hand for each task.

Responsibilities:

Data Set Processing

  • Research and procure large and small public, proprietary, and subscriber datasets
  • Collect, process and document our datasets using SQL, MS Access and ArcGIS
  • Communicate with tech team to ensure data appears properly in PolicyMap
  • Author documentation of process and dataset indicators
  • Provide validation and quality assurance of datasets
  • Validate other team members’ datasets

Client Services

  • Manage custom project work, working iteratively with larger clients, from initial scope development to final deliverable
  • Serve as primary client contact for many of PolicyMap’s subscribers and larger clients
  • Advise clients with preparation of their subscriber dataset, separate mapping interface and/or enterprise license

Other

  • Participate in testing beta versions of new features
  • Brainstorm with team about new functionality and site improvements
  • Write weekly articles for the PolicyMap blog
  • Provide occasional online trainings to prospective PolicyMap users
  • Contribute to Mapchats webinar series effort

Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s degree required with preference for Master’s Degree in urban planning, public policy, health services research, economics, public health, anthropology, sociology, demography or other related field
  • Two years’ commensurate work experience required (can include internships)
  • Demonstrated proficiency and experience required with GIS (ArcGIS), SQL and/or MS Access, or other relational databases; one or more statistical software programs (SPSS, SAS, R) a plus
  • Experience using federal data, such as U.S. Census and Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
  • Familiarity with current public policy issues and community development concerns
  • Proven organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent technical and compositional writing skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills

COMPETENCIES:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Ownership/Accountability – Actively manages work and issues through to completion.
  • Customer Service – Understands and manages customer expectations.
  • Initiative – Anticipates and communicates challenges and opportunities.
  • Commitment – Demonstrates sense of passion and urgency for work, mission and organization.
  • Adaptability – Sees opportunity and risk for continuous improvement.
  • Efficiency and Productivity – Determines priorities and allocates time and focus accordingly.
  • Professional/Technical Expertise – Understands and applies technical/procedural knowledge of job

Compensation:

PolicyMap offers a competitive salary based on experience and skills, as well as an excellent benefits package including employer-paid health, disability and life insurance, 401(k) savings plan with employer match, flexible spending accounts (medical, dependent care, and transportation), tuition reimbursement, generous paid time off, and EAP program.

How to Apply:

Please mail or email resume with cover letter, salary requirement and research and/or writing sample to:

Elizabeth Nash
Vice President, Data and Product Development PolicyMap
1315 Walnut Street, Suite 1500
Philadelphia, PA 19107

elizabeth.nash@policymap.com

PolicyMap uses E-Verify to validate all new hires’ ability to legally work in the United States.  PolicyMap is an Equal Opportunity Employer. PolicyMap does not discriminate in hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, national origin, non-job related disability, or status as a veteran. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Asset Manager – P3 Portfolio National Development Council
New York, NY
Job Function: Other
Posted: February 22, 2017

Background:

The National Development Council (NDC) is one of the oldest national economic development non-profits in the country whose mission is to increase the availability of affordable housing and quality jobs through developing and implementing economic and community development strategies that increase the flow of capital to urban and rural communities.

NDC undertakes our work through providing Technical Assistance, training and capacity building, and financing and development. In all areas, we bring resources to the implementation side of development projects through either technical advice or direct capital in the form of SBA loans, low income housing tax-credits (LIHTC), and new markets tax credits (NMTC).

In 1988, NDC expanded its mission through the creation of NDC Housing & Economic Development Corporation (HEDC). This model has allowed NDC, through HEDC, to lessening the burdens of government and promote economic development by designing, building, financing, operating, and maintaining buildings for government and not for profit Sponsors.

Since its inception HEDC has developed 43 projects with total project costs exceeding $2.5 billion. Project types range from University Laboratories, Student Housing, Government use office buildings, Parking facilities, and a Community Theater. The HEDC active portfolio consists of 20 projects. The majority of the projects are located in the Pacific Northwest and Northeast. The candidate will initially have primary asset management responsibilities for 6 projects to be expanded as new projects come on line.  Four of the projects are stand alone garages containing in excess of 2,000 parking spaces located in Ithaca, Newburgh, Syracuse, and Yonkers, New York. Included in the Portfolio is one lease concession project located in Scranton, Pennsylvania with an additional 3,200 spaces in 6 separate garages and 1,500 on street spaces.  The Community Theater is located in Brooklyn, NY.

Position Summary:

This newly created position will be responsible for the day-to-day oversight of a P3 portfolio including nearly 4,800 parking spaces and a Community Theater. Each project is operated by a third party and the responsibilities of the P3 Asset Manager will include maintaining Sponsor relations, managing the third party operators, coordinating organizational approvals, maintaining compliance activities, negotiating contracts and monitoring financial performance related to the portfolio. 

Responsibilities:

Primary Duties: community relations; manage parking operators; budgeting; capital planning; construction monitoring; manage Board and organizational responsibilities; manage bank and third party relationships. 

The position will require frequent visits to the communities in which the projects are located. NDC’s expectation is that the candidate will work from NDC’s NYC office located at 24 Whitehall Street. 

Requirements:

Ideal candidates will have both a commitment to NDC’s mission, and an understanding of general Real Estate principals and Community and Economic Development Financing Programs.  A bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, or related field, and a minimum of five years of experience in a similar position is required, or any combination of experience and education that results in the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the work. Preference will be given to individuals with experience in parking management and compliance and reporting requirements associated with tax-exempt bonds. Each project was developed using various federal, state and local financing programs including New Markets Tax Credits, and various State and local grants in addition to tax-exempt bonds and knowledge of these and other community development financing programs a plus. 

Compensation:

Excellent compensation package.  EOE

How to Apply:

PLEASE SUBMIT RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO:

David Trevisani
Manager, NDC HEDC Economic Development
DTrevisani@ndconline.org

Government Relations Coordinator SEIU-UHW
Sacramento, CA
Job Function: Other
Posted: February 17, 2017

Background:

SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West (UHW), with more than 90,000 members, is the largest healthcare union in California. We are caregivers from every sector of the industry, united to win better care for our patients and better lives for our families and ourselves. For further information about UHW, please visit our website: www.seiu-uhw.org.

Position Summary:

Advocates with members of the California Legislature, members of Congress and other elected officials to persuade them to support or oppose legislation or regulation on behalf of SEIU-UHW. GR Coordinators are responsible for overseeing all aspects of major projects or programs within the department. Coordinators are responsible for directing the work of multiple staff, contractors and member leaders in support of objectives. Under the supervision of the Director, the coordinator collaborates in the overall development and implementation of the department's strategic organizational plan. Directly supervises the work of legislative advocate(s).

Responsibilities:

Essential Job Functions:

  • Writing legislative language, support/oppose letters, comments on proposed regulations press releases, and reports.
  • Testifies as expert witness before various agencies.
  • Organizing meetings of stakeholders, allies and elected officials.
  • Attending events such as political fundraisers, briefings, stakeholder meetings and committee hearings.
  • Analyzing information sources produced by the Legislative Analyst Office, State Auditor, the Executive Branch, public policy foundations, government departments, non-government organizations (NGOs) and think tanks.
  • Providing SEIU-UHW with information about policy and political developments in the fields of healthcare, labor and public finance.
  • Responding to information requests.
  • Offering strategic advice to SEIU-UHW on legislative and regulatory issues. Communicating with relevant official bodies
  • Liaising with civil servants, elected officials, regulatory bodies and local government staff.
  • The GR Coordinator is responsible for working with staff from other divisions to integrate various elements of the program or campaign.
  • The GR Coordinator is responsible for the overseeing programs in support of the goals and strategic organizational plan for the department.
  • Responsible for the review and evaluation of campaigns or program work.
  • Develops recommended budgets, allocates resources effectively and plans and implements program activities as appropriate.

 

Requirements:

Qualifications:

  • Three years of experience in the field of governmental relations or working in the Legislature or equivalent body.
  • In depth knowledge of relevant subjects including health policy, the California State Budget, legislative processes and procedures, California regulatory processes and California politics.
  • Knowledge of union, health care workers and health care workplaces
  • Good research and analytical skills.
  • Interpersonal skills, including an ability to be effective in a multi-cultural and diverse organization like SEIU-UHW and also in the complex environment of California government.
  • Communication skills both writing and speaking.
  • IT skills include working knowledge of computer programs including Word, Excel,e-mail, accessing the Internet, and databases.
  • Initiative
  • Diplomacy
  • Discretion
  • Work long and varying hours including weekends, nights and holidays; Driving long distances for extended periods of time; Traveling statewide and out of state with overnights and periods away from home may be required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Compensation:

Tools:

  • The Coordinator is required to have a valid driver's license, automobile insurance and a working automobile.

Physical Demands:

  • Able to drive, sit, stand, and walk for long periods of time. Ability to work long and irregular hours including nights and weekends.

Relationships:

  • The GR Coordinator works closely with and interacts with government officials, officers, other staff, staff from other labor organizations, grassroots organizations, trade associations, union members, workers and employers.

 

How to Apply:

Apply Here.

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Pay For Success Program Director Local Initiatives Support Corporation
New York, NY
Job Function: Other
Posted: February 16, 2017

Background:

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. LISC works through 31 local offices in urban sites and a national rural program which operates in 43 states. LISC assists its local partners with the development of affordable multi-family and senior and other supportive rental housing, for-sale housing and homeownership initiatives, commercial and retail developments, community facilities and various community-building programs such as employment, child care, health care and open space. Please see www.lisc.org for additional information about LISC and its national and local programs.

Position Summary:

LISC was awarded a $1.33 million federal grant from the Corporation for National Community Service (CNCS) to administer the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) Pay for Success program (PFS). Through an open competition, LISC has selected three projects for transaction structuring services, helping bring the projects from development/feasibility to PFS contract execution and program launch. The Program Director will be a grant-funded position that is anticipated to last between eighteen months and twenty-four months.

The Program Director will report to the Director of Business Development, National Lending (DBD). S/he will provide overall direction, under the DBD’s guidance, to the LISC PFS Project team, including a PFS Program Manager and PFS Program Associate, to ensure that selected projects receive appropriate transaction structuring assistance to move them towards contract execution and project launch in a timely manner and within budget. The Program Director will also support the DBD in building relationships with stakeholders in the PFS field including investors, funders and Technical Assistance providers and represent the SIF PFS program externally, as appropriate. S/he will also work with the DBD to oversee compliance, reporting and knowledge sharing deliverables required under the program.  
The position will require travel for a select number of compliance site visits to selected projects across the country, trainings and conferences

 

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and work collaboratively with the PFS Project team to deliver transaction structuring services to selected projects;
  • Work with the DBD to guide the PFS Project team on individual projects by providing strategic direction and guidance and facilitating negotiation and decision making on key terms related to the projects; 
  • Lead investor development efforts, including pitching projects to new investors and soliciting and closing on capital for PFS projects structured by LISC;
  • Work with the PFS Project team on knowledge sharing efforts, including leading webinars on PFS topics and contributing to content for white papers and blog posts that share lessons learned and observations from LISC’s work in PFS;
  • Coordinate with the PFS Project team to support SIF’s evaluation efforts, data capture and grant reporting; 
  • Work closely with LISC’s finance, program, development and communications staff to deliver on all aspects of the program;=
  • If applicable, lead the selection process of a second cohort of PFS projects that will receive transaction structuring assistance from LISC supported with SIF grant dollars; 
  • Stay informed of new developments in the PFS field, build relationships with key players and represent LISC and the SIF PFS program externally; 
  • As applicable, lead LISC efforts to respond to RFPs or RFIs that align with LISC’s strategy; and 
  • Perform other duties as required.

 

Requirements:

The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • A Master's degree with a focus in Business/Public Administration or in a related field.
  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience.
  • Transaction structuring experience working with multiple stakeholders and funders. 
  • Program and project management experience.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and with an ability to be flexible, patient and poised in dealing with a diverse range of individuals and organizations. 
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Self-directed with the ability to work independently as well as collaborate within a close-knit group.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit necessary to oversee a complex and innovative program.
  • Strong organizational skills with keen attention to detail. 
  • Self-motivated and results-oriented with drive and initiative. 
  • Ability to handle confidential information and/or issues where using discretion and judgment will be crucial. 
  • Strong computer skills, including demonstrated competency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other customized systems. 
  • Ability to travel. 
  • Demonstrated interest in social impact investing and community development.
  • Have a working knowledge of the executed government and any match-funding grants/capital as well as specific compliance requirements for the grant and compliance procedures at LISC Strong knowledge or experience with the PFS, impact investing or social finance arena in the United States.

 

Compensation:

Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience

How to Apply:

LISC offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits.  For consideration, please forward a resumé and a cover letter addressing how you meet the minimum qualifications to:

Malini Nayar
LISC
501 Seventh Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10018
Email: mnayar@lisc.org

 

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