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  • Work to Align Capital with Social, Economic, and Political Justice.

Overview 

Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) is a leading national network of CDFIs (community development financial institutions) headquartered in Washington D.C. In pursuit of our mission to align capital with social, economic, and political justice, OFN supports its 270+ member CDFIs with money, strength, and voice to drive transformational change in underserved rural, urban, and Native communities nationwide.

OFN builds the strength of its membership and other CDFIs through financial products and services, events, training, research, policy advocacy, and visibility. CDFIs deliver responsible, affordable finance to markets that mainstream banks do not serve.

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Current OFN Openings

OFN's core mission is to align capital with social, economic, and political justice. We seek qualified candidates committed to this mission and to upholding OFN's standards for excellence. We work together with our members and partners to bring creative and transformative finance to the communities we serve.

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Internship, Knowledge Sharing

OFN’s Knowledge Sharing team develops training curricula, materials and events that increase the capacity of community development financial institutions (CDFIs) to meet the capital and technical assistance needs of low- and moderate income borrowers in under- served communities throughout the US. The target audience includes CDFIs financing small businesses, commercial real estate, community facilities, affordable homes, and consumer needs. Topics will include one or more of the following core skills: CDFI leadership and governance, financial reporting and management, strategic and business planning, capitalization, financial performance assessment, and impact evaluation. The intern may provide support on issues related to climate solutions and resilience. The intern will assist the team in:

  • identifying, collecting, and vetting appropriate training materials, publications, tools, and templates; 
  • designing a comprehensive, user-friendly online resource library; 
  • organizing resources to post in the library, and 
  • other aspects of developing and delivering resources and training and peer learning programs.

Qualifications: Enrollment in an undergraduate program, strong writing skills, familiarity with community development and/or finance preferred. 

This is a full-time internship and will run from approximately June 1, 2020 to August 14, 2020 (10-12 weeks). 

A paid stipend (maximum of $6900 for the term) is available for this internship.

Financial Data Analysis Intern, Research Team

OFN’s Research team has two Graduate internships available for this summer. Students who are enrolled in graduate programs for Business Administration (MBA) or Economics are preferred, though students with a background in Accounting and/or Finance are encouraged to apply regardless of their current program.

Key Responsibilities and Areas of Learning:

The Intern’s primary responsibility is to confirm and analyze OFN’s Annual Member Survey data on the CDFI industry. Additional tasks will support the Knowledge Sharing team’s broader scope of work. The Annual Member Survey includes data on CDFI capitalization, financing, operations, and impact, and is critical to all aspects of our business. The Intern will review individual survey responses, comparing them to each CDFI’s audited financial statements and accounts receivable aging reports.

Qualifications:

  • Enrolled in a graduate degree program in Business (MBA), Economics, Accounting, Finance, or related area of study.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with Excel as well as basic financial statements and terms are essential.
  • Ability to work a minimum of 32 hours per week.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment with multiple and varied assignments.
  • Strong writing ability, and quantitative and qualitative analytical skills.
  • Unwavering attention to detail and ownership of work.
  • Commitment to OFN’s mission.
  • Ability to work independently or in team environment as required.
  • Comfortable working in a small-office environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks effectively and efficiently under moderate supervision.
  • Job involves normal physical requirements for an office position.
  • Must have current US Work Authorization.

This is a full-time internship and will run from approximately June 1, 2020 to August 14, 2020 (10-12 weeks). 

A paid stipend (maximum of $6100 for the term) is available for this internship.

Supervisor: Vice President, Research

 

To Apply, upload resume and cover letter here: https://theapplicantmanager.com/jobs?pos=OF147

Strategic Communications Internship

Undergraduate internship available for Journalism, English, or Marketing majors. Intern will join a team that produces time-sensitive, high-quality content for OFN’s digital properties, including the OFN blog, news digest, social media, email marketing, and web pages. Help to highlight the impact of CDFI lending to borrowers in underserved communities and invite CDFIs to participate in national initiatives and programs. Project-based work will vary and will include both marketing and news editorial assignments. 

Required qualifications:

  • Excellent research, writing, and editing skills
  • Blogging or news article writing experience
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects
  • Experience with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Genuine desire to help expand economic opportunity in underserved urban, rural and Native communities around the U.S.

Desired qualifications:

  • Experience with Drupal, WordPress, or similar CMS
  • Experience with graphic design
  • Familiarity with posting requirements for social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn

A writing sample of blog or news article/s to demonstrate applicant’s ability is required. 

This internship will be stipend (Max $6,100) and run for 10- 12 weeks (approximately June – August).

Working at OFN

People who work at OFN come from a variety of professional and academic backgrounds. Be a part of our growing, diverse, highly committed, skilled and collaborative staff who are guided by the following values:

  • Passion for the mission and true believer in our core purpose
     
  • Courage to be a fearless advocate who is confident and resilient in our fight to drive capital into low-income communities
     
  • Smart, quick seekers of knowledge who thrive on creating and developing new strategies, products, and programs for increasing capital to communities we serve
     
  • Desire to be a collaborative team player who possesses humility and a willingness to lean in all areas of our work

Workstyle

We are mission-driven and inspired to work hard. We collaborate with our members and partners, innovate, and remain committed to the idea that access to responsible, affordable finance is key to seeing lasting transformation in communities in all 50 states. We encourage optimism. We believe in healthy communication. We hold each other accountable and try to do our best in everything we do. We dream big. Coffee, chocolate, and the occasional baseball game or field trip always help. 

Perks and Benefits 

Our generous benefits package includes healthcare and dental, as well as a flexible spending account, dependent care account, employer-paid life insurance, and short and long-term disability. Our Paid Time Off benefit is flexible — allowing you to customize your time away from work as you wish. We’ve also got a 403(b) program with an employer contribution. We’ll tell you more about these and all our additional benefits during the interview process.

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