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Community Development Specialist–San Joaquin Valley Northern California Community Loan Fund
Fresno, CA
Job Function: Project Management
Posted: May 19, 2016

Background:

The Northern California Community Loan Fund (NCCLF) was founded in 1987 as a socially responsible investment vehicle to provide capital and expertise to revitalize lowincome
communities. NCCLF has grown into a $60 million intermediary nonprofit organization that provides loans, technical assistance, and grants to groups that
develop low-income housing, community facilities, essential health and human services, nonprofit enterprises, and solutions to the critical issues facing the nonprofit sector. For more information on our programs and services, please visit our website at www.ncclf.org.

Position Summary:

NCCLF works with governmental and nonprofit organizations, and healthy food enterprises to assist with financial management, real estate assistance, and financing needs. In the San Joaquin Valley, focal areas for our work include community facilities, affordable housing, and healthy food initiatives that serve low income communities. The SJV Community Development Specialist has an entrepreneurial spirit and is comfortable working independently. S/He has deep knowledge of the community development sector (affordable housing, social services, healthy food, community arts), community based organizations, funders, local businesses and government entities. The SJV Community Development Specialist will conduct marketing and outreach activities to identify potential clients and opportunities for NCCLF. S/he will develop potential borrower and client relationships, build and manage a base of referral sources and align strategic partnerships to further NCCLF’s mission and impact in the San Joaquin Valley. S/He will identify public sector entities and nonprofit organizations that serve low income communities and will assist them with business planning and evaluation; connecting them to necessary resources. S/He will work with the Business Development Loan Officer to organize the Community Facilities Challenge at Fresno State University. This position is based in our Fresno office. The successful candidate must be comfortable working in a satellite office and collaborating with staff in the San Francisco office.

Responsibilities:

Business Development

  • Represent NCCLF at various community meetings, convenings, and conferences
  • Market NCCLF’s services and products to CBO’s, municipalities, and other potential clients
  • Identify key partnerships and collaborations for NCCLF to participate in
  • Meet with funders to discuss our services

Client Services

  • Work with clients to determine the goals and feasibility of their affordable housing/community facility/healthy food projects
  • Assist CBOs with business planning and provide referrals to resources
  • Collaborate with other NCCLF staff to determine the capacity of the client’s financial structure to support project costs and debt
  • Manage and maintain positive client relationships
  • Organize, plan and conduct workshops on financial and/or real estate related topics
  • Measure and track results of consulting engagements
  • Assist program staff with creation of marketing materials and marketing strategies for informational workshops

Community Facilities Challenge at Fresno State University (FSU)

  • Identify and evaluate potential sites and host CBO’s/municipalities
  • Coordinate program with FSU professors and other partners
  • Coordinate/provide real estate training workshop for students Program Management & Administration
  • Work with staff to maintain NCCLF consultant and borrower referral network.
  • Attend NCCLF staff meetings (via conference call and/or in-person).
  • Prepare applications and reports to external funders (government agencies, foundations, etc) for third party contracts 

Requirements:

Minimum Requirements:

  • 5+ years management experience in a community based organization, foundation, or municipality
  • Experience with one or more of the following: nonprofit financial management, real estate, banking, small business development, or healthy food programs
  • Familiarity with community development organizations, funders, and government entities in the San Joaquin Valley
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • BA degree in a related field, or equivalent experience
  • Automobile required and valid California Drivers License 
  • Ability to conduct site visits throughout San Joaquin Valley
  • Ability to attend meetings and events in San Francisco

Desired Qualifications, Skills & Experience: 

  • Experience with developing and/or managing affordable housing, community facilities and/or multi-tenant centers
  • Experience with providing technical assistance, consulting and training, including curriculum development, webinars, group presentations and individual consultations
  • Familiarity with commercial lease negotiations and commercial Real Estate brokerage practices
  • Familiarity with commercial tenant improvement construction practices.
  • Bilingual/biliterate in Spanish
  • Masters degree in a related field or equivalent experience 

Compensation:

Position is 80% time (32 hours/week). Starting salary is $56,000 - $60,000 (.80 FTE), depending on experience, plus an excellent benefits package including health, dental, retirement plan and three weeks vacation.

How to Apply:

Mail résumé and cover letter to:

Northern California Community Loan Fund
Attn: HR
870 Market Street, Suite 677
San Francisco, California 94102

OR

Fax to 415-392-8216

OR

Email to hr@ncclf.org. Please write “SJV-Community Development Specialist” on subject line. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.

Nonprofit Real Estate Consultant Northern California Community Loan Fund
San Francisco, CA
Job Function: Project Management
Posted: May 19, 2016

Background:

The Northern California Community Loan Fund (NCCLF) was founded in 1987 as 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, technical assistance, and grants to groups that develop low-income housing, community facilities, essential health and human services, nonprofit enterprises, and solutions to the critical issues facing the nonprofit sector. For more information on our programs and services, please visit our website at www.ncclf.org.

 

Position Summary:

NCCLF works with governmental and nonprofit organizations to plan the real estate needs of their programs. Focal areas for our work include community arts facilities, multi-tenant centers, mixed-use development and facilities for organizations that serve low income communities in Northern California. The Nonprofit Real Estate Consultant will work with San Francisco/Bay Area nonprofit organizations to plan and implement their real estate projects. Specifically the Real Estate Consultant will provide facility planning, assess organizational financial capacity, identify and evaluate potential sites, negotiate leases/purchase agreements, analyze financial feasibility, assist with selection process for development team members, assess property and asset management needs. This position is primarily focused in SF and the Bay Area counties, but may also work in other parts of Northern California.

 

Responsibilities:

Business Development

  • Represent NCCLF at various community meetings, convenings, and conferences
  • Market NCCLF’s services and products to CBO’s, municipalities, and other potential clients 

Client Services

  • Identify potential clients and enter into contract with them for consulting services.
  • Work with clients to determine the goals of their facility projects.
  • Work with clients to determine conceptual feasibility of their facility projects.
  •  Work with clients to assess the Real Estate options appropriate to their programs and outline work needed.
  • Prepare pro forma models of sources, uses and cash flows for real estate projects.
  • Work with clients to assess their asset management options.
  • Manage and maintain positive client relationships.
  • Collaborate with other NCCLF staff to determine the capacity of the client’s financial structure to support project costs and debt.
  • Organize, plan and conduct Real Estate workshops
  • Collaborate with strategic partners to integrate Real Estate training into comprehensive capacity building programs.
  • Measure and track results of consulting engagements.
  • Assist program staff with creation of marketing materials and marketing strategies for informational workshops. 

Program Management & Administration

  • Conduct on-going “best practices” research and document results for the benefit of Real Estate clients.
  • Work with staff to maintain NCCLF consultant referral network.
  • Attend staff meetings and work with NCCLF staff to coordinate Real Estate program with other organizational programs.
  • Prepare applications and reports to external funders (government agencies, foundations, etc) for third party contracts. 

Requirements:

Minimum Requirements:

  • 5+ years experience with development of community facilities, affordable housing or commercial real estate.
  • Ability to design and build financial analysis models for real estate.
  • Masters Degree in a related field or equivalent experience.
  • Valid California Drivers License for required driving.
  • Ability to conduct site visits for potential facility projects throughout Northern California.

Desired Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • Experience with nonprofit facility development and management
  • Experience with developing arts facilities and/or multi-tenant centers
  • Experience with providing technical assistance, consulting and training, including curriculum development, webinars, group presentations and individual consultations 
  • Familiarity with commercial tenant improvement construction practices.
  • Familiarity with commercial Real Estate brokerage practices.
  • Familiarity with the nonprofit sector and municipalities in San Francisco and/or other bay area counties 

Compensation:

Starting salary is $80,000-$85,000 depending on experience, plus an excellent benefits package including health, dental, retirement plan and three weeks vacation.

How to Apply:

Mail résumé and cover letter to:

Northern California Community Loan Fund
Attn: HR
870 Market Street, Suite 677
San Francisco, California 94102

OR

Fax to 415-392-8216

OR

Email to hr@ncclf.org. Please write “Real Estate Consultant” on subject line. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.

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