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Member Services Specialist Opportunity Finance Network
Washington, DC
Job Function: Relationship Management
Posted: November 16, 2018

Background:

OFN is a leading national network of CDFIs (Community Development Financial Institutions) with offices in Philadelphia and Washington D.C. In pursuit of a mission to align capital with social, economic, and political justice, OFN supports its member CDFIs with money, strength, and voice to drive transformational change in underserved communities nationwide.

Position Summary:

The primary responsibilities and essential functions of the Member Services Specialist are to assist in member recruitment, retention, and engagement; develop and administer content for OFN’s peer learning activities; and assist in creating content and driving adoption on CDFI Connect. 

Responsibilities:

  • Membership
    • Conduct prospecting research to identify potential new members.
    • Create initial draft of audience-appropriate, clear and concise written communications to potential new members.
    • Assist in onboarding new members.
    • Oversee the membership renewal process by coordinating with the accounting department.  This includes sending email notices, printed invoices, and coordinating telemarketing efforts.
    • Ensure membership directories are accurate and maintain accurate database records.
  • Peer Learning
    • With guidance from the EVP, Membership, develop content, organize, and execute bi-monthly Staying Connected Calls for OFN membership.
    • With guidance from EVP, Membership, develop regional meeting agendas and oversee registration and logistics.
    • Coordinate one or more programmatic elements of the annual Small Business Finance Forum and OFN Conference such as tours, a track of Conference sessions, a portion of Small Business Finance Forum sessions, or networking sessions.
    • Assist in creating content and driving user adoption on CDFI Connect, OFN’s online community platform
  • Assist the Knowledge Sharing team on special projects as requested.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or 5-7 years of work experience in lieu of a degree
  • 1-3 years of professional experience in the CDFI industry, nonprofit sector, or in project management.
  • Professional experience drafting original audience specific communications for publication required.
  • Experience with Customer Relationship Management Software (CRM) and Higher Logic preferred.
  • Experience in community development finance industry is strongly preferred.
  • Experience using social media for professional purposes is beneficial.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate across all levels and departments of the organization.
  • Must be proficient with MS Office Suite products and social media platforms.
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills with a keen eye for detail.
  • Ability to work independently or as a flexible team player is required.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with ease and efficiency under moderate supervision.
  • Understanding of and commitment to opportunity finance is a plus.
  • Ability to work constructively with a diverse audience.
  • Light to moderate travel required (5-10% of time).
  • No extraordinary physical requirements beyond ability to travel.

Compensation:

Commensurate with experience.

How to Apply:

To apply visit our online application portal at:
https://theapplicantmanager.com/jobs?pos=OF144

 

Events Coordinator Opportunity Finance Network
Washington, DC
Job Function: Marketing/PR
Posted: November 16, 2018

Background:

OFN is a leading national network of CDFIs (Community Development Financial Institutions) with offices in Philadelphia and Washington D.C. In pursuit of a mission to align capital with social, economic, and political justice, OFN supports its member CDFIs with money, strength, and voice to drive transformational change in underserved communities nationwide.

Position Summary:

The Events Coordinator will assist the EVP, Membership and the EVP, Knowledge Sharing in coordinating, planning, and executing OFN’s events. Specifically, this position coordinates and organizes event logistics to ensure successful Annual Conferences, Small Business Finance Forums, regional meetings, advocacy days, webinars, trainings, and other meetings and events as necessary.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and coordinate events (both in-person and virtual) with the direction of the EVP, Membership and EVP, Knowledge Sharing.
  • Anticipate event needs, manage event planning calendar and scheduling, discern work priorities, monitor event timelines ensuring deadlines are met.
  • Lead the call for sessions process: update and send invitation, organize responses, recruit reviewers, prepare ranking sheets, organize reviewer responses.
  • Manage event registration: update web site content, track comp codes, handle all registration inquiries, provide registration information to Meeting Planner in a readily usable form and on a timely basis, conduct on-site registration and handle attendee issues.
  • Coordinate Conference breakout session presenters: communicate key dates, gather speaker needs, handle inquiries, communicate needs to Meeting Planner.
  • Coordinate internal and external requests for meeting space at conference hotel: create request forms, communicate with those making requests, and coordinate approved requests with Meeting Planner for space assignment.
  • Maintain inventory of event-related items (e.g., name badges, lanyards, binders), prepare meeting materials such as agendas and name badges, ensure training binders are properly assembled, and ensure materials are shipped to event location on time.
  • As needed, assist with site search and selection, and communicate AV and food/beverage needs to site.
  • Update and issue event evaluations and collect responses. Prepare summary reports for staff and Board.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or 5-7 years of work experience in lieu of a degree.
  • 1-3 years of professional experience in the CDFI industry, nonprofit sector, or in project management.
  • Professional event planning experience of events up to 1,500 people.
  • Experience drafting original audience specific communications for management review and publication required.
  • Experience in community development finance industry is strongly preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate across all levels and departments of the organization.
  • Must be proficient with MS Office Suite products and social media platforms.
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills with a keen eye for detail.
  • Ability to work independently or as a flexible team player is required.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with ease and efficiency under moderate supervision.
  • Knowledge of CVENT is strongly preferred.
  • Understanding of and commitment to opportunity finance is a plus.
  • Ability to work constructively with a diverse audience.
  • Light to moderate travel required (5-10% of time).
  • No extraordinary physical requirements beyond ability to travel.

Compensation:

Commensurate with experience.

How to Apply:

To apply visit our online application portal at: https://theapplicantmanager.com/jobs?pos=OF143

Senior Associate, Social Media Strategist and Blog Editor Opportunity Finance Network
Washington, DC
Job Function: Marketing/PR
Posted: November 15, 2018

Background:

OFN is a leading national network of CDFIs (community development financial institutions) with offices in Philadelphia and Washington D.C. In pursuit of a mission to align capital with social, economic, and political justice, OFN supports its member CDFIs with money, strength, and voice to drive transformational change in underserved communities nationwide.

Position Summary:

Creates and publishes online content to advance OFN and CDFI visibility and reputation. The successful candidate will have a keen interest in telling the story of the impact of community development financial institutions, noting news and milestones in the field, and tracking and reporting on legislative issues. Includes OFN blog, bi-weekly blog digest, social media, storytelling, web content, and other writing as needed. Proposes editorial calendar for the OFN blog and authors or secures content to help build digest subscribers and blog traffic. Implements OFN’s presence on social media platforms. Launches social media campaigns throughout the year to boost impressions and engagement. The Senior Associate will also develop OFN’s borrower story program, including story gathering, editing, curation/management of database, and publication to digital media. Provides results reporting and analysis on a quarterly basis. Other writing and communications as needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Produces blog/digest editorial calendar; authors content or secures content to publish on the OFN blog in collaboration with internal staff and external stakeholders; pursues annual target of subscribers to the bi-weekly blog digest.
  • Builds and maintains social media presence, including campaigns to increase engagement and impressions.
  • Maintains and enforces online content best practices that uphold OFN brand principles and writing styles.
  • Supports growth of OFN’s borrower story program, including recruiting and collection, editing, fact checking, and other coordination with CDFIs and partners.
  • Identifies trends and insights using marketing analytics software, contributes to goal setting, measures, and reports on performance of online platforms. Recommends adjustments to plans and content delivery based on results.
  • Writes, edits, and/or produces other online content as assigned.
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Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, Communications, or 5-7 years of equivalent experience in lieu of a degree.
  • 5-7 years of experience producing online, multi-channel content in a professional setting to connect with stakeholders through compelling messages and stories.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital and social media trends.
  • Experience in social media analytics, including understanding the key measurements to track.
  • Knowledge of AP Stylebook or Chicago Manual of Style and demonstrated experience at writing within editorial and brand guidelines.
  • Exceptional copy writing and editorial skills, including the ability to clearly communicate technical concepts to nontechnical audiences.
  • Demonstrated experience with content management systems (such as Drupal); social media management software (such as Hootsuite); and email marketing software (such as Exact Target/Salesforce Marketing Cloud).
  • Understanding of HTML and CSS.
  • Sound judgment and the ability to juggle multiple tasks and priorities.
  • Ability to work in a rapidly changing, dynamic environment.
  • Motivated, self-starter, independent, and results oriented.
  • Attention to detail and commitment to excellence.
  • Minimal travel required (up to 5% of time).
  • Understanding of and significant commitment to community development required.
  • No extraordinary physical requirements beyond ability to travel.
  • Job involves normal physical requirements for an office position.

Compensation:

$60,000-$70,000 annually

How to Apply:

To apply visit our online application portal at:

https://theapplicantmanager.com/jobs?pos=OF142

Senior Associate, Public Policy Opportunity Finance Network
Washington, DC
Job Function: Other
Posted: November 15, 2018

Background:

OFN is a leading national network of CDFIs (community development financial institutions) with offices in Philadelphia and Washington D.C. In pursuit of a mission to align capital with social, economic, and political justice, OFN supports its member CDFIs with money, strength, and voice to drive transformational change in underserved communities nationwide.

Position Summary:

The Senior Associate, Public Policy is responsible for promoting OFN’s public policy priorities to key audiences. The Senior Associate, Public Policy is responsible for staying current on legislative and regulatory policies impacting the CDFI industry; effectively engages the OFN membership in advocacy activities; represents OFN with federal policy makers, national coalitions and other ally organizations. The position requires knowledge of the legislative and regulatory process, community and economic development, and strong writing and communication skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Communicates OFN’s public policy positions to Members of Congress, Congressional staff and Administration officials.
  • Participates in strategy development and implementation of OFN’s public policy advocacy agenda.
  • Develops and maintains close working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, including but not limited to Congressional staff, national coalitions and ally organizations
  • Monitors relevant legislation and regulations impacting the CDFI industry.
  • Prepares policy documents, including position papers, and fact sheets.
  • Represents OFN at events and meetings related to OFN’s public policy agenda
  • Other duties as assigned by the Chief External Affairs Officer

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or 7+ years of direct professional experience in lieu of a degree.
  • 5+ years of direct professional experience such as work in a national organization with an active policy agenda.  
  • Experience working with federal, state and/or local legislative and regulatory processes required.
  • Knowledge of community development and economic development policy issues highly beneficial.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate persuasively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks independently in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Ability to define and set priorities.
  • Ability to be self-motivated and take initiative for new projects and departmental needs.
  • Ability to interpret, analyze, and draft legislative, policy and regulatory proposals.
  • Moderate travel required (10 - 15% of time).
  • Job involves normal physical requirements for an office position; no extraordinary physical requirements beyond ability to travel.

Compensation:

$68,000-$81,000 annually

How to Apply:

To apply visit our online application portal at: https://theapplicantmanager.com/jobs?pos=OF141

Chief Lending and Investment Officer Opportunity Finance Network
Washington, DC
Job Function: Investment
Posted: August 13, 2018

Background:

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

Headquartered in Washington, DC, OFN is governed by a 13-member board of directors with an annual operating budget of approximately $10M and a staff of 30.  The Financial Services team manages $600M in lending capital. 

Position Summary:

The Position

Reporting to the President & CEO, the Chief Lending & Investment Officer (CLIO) has the overall responsibility for the strategy, development, implementation, and risk management of OFN’s financial services. Priorities for the CLIO include: driving growth in CDFI Bond Guarantee Program, CDFI Financing Program and Asset Management business; developing new market opportunities which support OFN’s strategic goals; and growing OFN’s capital under management with new capitalization vehicles and new investors alongside of the President and CEO. A member of OFN’s 8-person Leadership Team, the CLIO is responsible for the overall management of the Financial Services team which includes two direct reports and a total current staff of 8.

Responsibilities:

Core Responsibilities:

  • Lead growth opportunities in the CDFI Bond Guarantee Program, CDFI Financing Programs, and Asset Management business with third party investors.
  • Research and develop market opportunities for new financing strategies, products, services, and systems to support OFN’s strategic goals, and directly lead or participate in their design and implementation.
  • With the President & CEO, grow OFN’s capital under management with new capitalization vehicles and with new investors.
  • Oversee senior management in the CDFI Bond Guarantee and CDFI Financing Programs, including new originations, portfolio management, credit policies, and documentation.
  • Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of the market forces that influence and impact the opportunity finance industry and OFN’s business and strategic goals, reporting to President & CEO with analysis and recommendation as appropriate.
  • Serve as a member of OFN’s Leadership Team and participate in strategic and business planning for OFN.
  • Manage, develop, and grow (as appropriate) the Financial Services team to execute on departmental and organizational goals and strategies efficiently and effectively.

Requirements:

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or 12+ years of work experience in the financial services field in lieu of a degree; MBA or Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Direct lending experience required.
  • 12+ years leading and managing a lending or investment team required.
  • 7+ years in a supervisory or managerial capacity required.
  • Experience in corporate or structured finance preferred with experience in credit risk analysis and management; formal credit training required.
  • Strong lending and investment underwriting knowledge, with an understanding of the unique characteristics of the community development finance required.
  • Experience in community development as well as lending to financial institutions preferred.
  • Ability to manage a division independently under strategic direction as well as the ability to champion new opportunities for growth, develop staff and possess a keen understanding of financial markets and products, with exceptional financial, market, and qualitative analysis skills.
  • Excellent writing, verbal, and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership and motivational ability, superior interpersonal skills, ability to manage and work in teams, and interacting constructively with diverse constituents.
  • Highly energetic, entrepreneurial thinking, creative problem solver exhibiting sound judgment and deep commitment and passion for OFN’s mission.
  • Moderate to heavy travel required (35% of time).

Compensation:

See below.

How to Apply:

Application Process

To apply, e-mail resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: OFN@raffa.com (e-mail applications are required).  For other inquiries contact Eve McGowan at emcgowan@raffa.com

Opportunity Finance Network is an equal opportunity employer and ADA compliant. 

Associate, Loan Administrator Opportunity Finance Network
Washington, DC
Job Function: Financial Services
Posted: April 19, 2018

Background:

OFN is a leading national network of CDFIs (community development financial institutions) with offices in Philadelphia and Washington D.C. In pursuit of a mission to align capital with social, economic, and political justice, OFN supports its member CDFIs with money, strength, and voice to drive transformational change in underserved communities nationwide.

Position Summary:

This position is primarily responsible for assisting the Vice President, Loan Operations in the administration of OFN’s Bond Guarantee Loans. Such assistance will include collateral management, compliance management, database management, loan servicing monitoring and recordkeeping. Responsibilities also include assistance with OFN’s existing loan portfolio.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the preparation and submission of the Bond Guarantee Program application via collection, organization and remittal of financial documents.
  • Review and coordinate documents associated with borrowers requisition of Bond funds for completeness and compliance with the Bond Guarantee Program requirements.
  • Provide payment oversight of Bond Loans, management of Bond Loan collateral. Ensure proper administration of all Secondary Loan documents by the borrower including the creation and perfection of required security interests and liens on Secondary Loans.
  • Perform first level review of the performance, replacement and removal of Bond Loan Collateral and ensure non-performing collateral is replaced in a timely fashion.
  • Ensure borrowers maintain the required amount of collateral per Bond Loan legal documents.
  • Monitor escrow agent activities and the custody of Secondary and Tertiary Loan documents held by the escrow agent.
  • Review, coordinate and test for compliance with covenants of the borrower.
  • Track and submit monthly, quarterly and annual reports to the CDFI Fund to support compliance with the terms and conditions of the Bond documents via database management systems.
  • Process documentation as needed to declare Events of Default under the Bond Guarantee Program and initiate remedies when necessary.
  • Assist with administration of OFN’s existing loan portfolio including collection and coordination of loan documentation, on-boarding and modifications to existing loans, ensure closing conditions are met, and initiate the funding for each loan closing.
  • Prepare timely submissions of internal and external departmental reports.
  • Prepare and review invoices for loans and asset management.
  • Preserve, maintain and update borrower files and legal documents as needed.
  • Assist other financial services team members on projects or deliverables, as requested by the VP, Loan Operations.

Requirements:

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or 5+ years direct work experience required.
  • 1-3 years of experience in lending markets that have similar characteristics to the loans of OFN, and/or title or mortgage industry experienced required.
  • Experience in loan operations with a financial and /or nonprofit institutions preferred.
  • Experience in multi-party lending structures, with borrowers, lenders, banks and servicers and backup servicers preferred.
  • Experience preparing loan documents utilizing a Loan Servicing Software or standard templates as well as CRM system experience desirable.
  • Experience or knowledge of the CDFI Industry a plus.
  • Experience in nonprofit or small office environment a plus.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Physical Requirements:

  • Knowledge of accounting or lending practices required.
  • Superior analytical and organizational skills required.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills required with emphasis on clarity, conciseness and relevance.
  • Ability to understand and modify financial statements is preferred.
  • Ability to understand loan documentation is required.
  • Ability to review the work of other partners/subcontractors is required.
  • Superior interpersonal skills and ability to work well with diverse constituents is required.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to community development preferred.
  • Proficiency with MS Office and database software is required.
  • Ability to work independently or in team environment as required.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks effectively and efficiently under moderate supervision.
  • Some travel required (<10% of time).
  • No extraordinary physical requirements beyond ability to travel. 
  • Job involves normal physical requirements for an office position.  

Compensation:

Commensurate with experience

How to Apply:

To Apply visit our online application portal at: https://theapplicantmanager.com/jobs?pos=OF139

WI-CLANS Business Development Assistant & Analyst First American Capital Corp./Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce
Milwaukee, WI
Job Function: Business Development
Posted: November 16, 2018

Background:

First American Capital Corporation (FACC) is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was formed in 2002 by its sister agency, the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin (AICCW) - http://www.aiccw-facc.org/ The mission of FACC is to perform business development activities that benefit Wisconsin’s American Indian Country by increasing access to capital in the form of business loans, providing technical assistance services that strengthen the skills of our entrepreneurs, and by advocating for American Indian owned business opportunities, both on and off the reservations. The primary focus of FACC is operating a small business Revolving Loan Fund that makes loans to Native American owned businesses in Wisconsin. This increases access to capital for businesses in their target market. FACC also offers technical assistance services to these businesses to ensure quality support systems in place for American Indian owned business in Wisconsin.

The Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce (HWCC) is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization - http://www.hmongchamber.org/ The mission of HWCC is to provide financial resources and technical assistance to business and community development activities that improve economic opportunities in low-income and underserved communities. The primary focus is to provide economic development assistance in business planning, market analysis, marketing strategies, effective day-to-day business operations and much more. HWCC also acts as an advocate for the Hmong and Southeast Asian communities in Wisconsin regarding business and economic issues. Furthermore, HWCC is a forum for Hmong and Southeast Asian entrepreneurs to discuss successes and challenges and offering support.

This individual will provide support to two non-profit organizations: FACC, and HWCC. Selected candidate will allocate time between office headquarters of both organizations as part of the Wisconsin Community Lending And Networking Strategy (WI-CLANS).

Position Summary:

The Business Development Assistant & Analyst is responsible for supporting business development/loan production, loan and related data management, administrative support, training, technical assistance, and managing stakeholder relationships. The primary duties of this position are to develop and maintain business lending relationships through providing marketing and outreach efforts to prospective and existing clients from various target markets, in particular Native American and Southeast Asian communities.

They will also be responsible for data management (collection, analysis and reporting), customer support and monitoring. This individual will provide support to two non-profit organizations: FACC, and HWCC. Selected candidate will allocate time between office headquarters of both organizations as part of the Wisconsin Community Lending And Networking Strategy (WI-CLANS).

Responsibilities:

Outreach & Marketing

● Promote the missions of FACC & HWCC, by traveling to and networking with American Indian and Southeast Asian owned businesses, trade groups, other chambers of commerce, tribal agencies, and any other business groups that would generate leads and contacts.
● Provide information and resources to state, tribal and federal governments, as requested.
● Act as a representative for FACC and HWCC as needed.
● Prepare presentations about FACC & HWCC’s products and services.
● Develop and implement programs and networking opportunities to support members and customers.
● Assist in marketing, research, and outreach, in order to increase FACC & HWCC brand recognition and loan inquiries.
● Assist in the development of promotional and marketing materials.
● Liaise with FACC and HWCC partners and attend community events, as appropriate for the industry and position.

Business Generation

● Identify and support potential clients with FACC & HWCC’s loan products and services.
● Generate new business leads and loans for Native American and Southeast Asian owned businesses that are within the target markets.
● Manages relationships with clients, in order to facilitate additional business development opportunities, such as training, technical assistance, and minority and disadvantaged certifications.

Loan Development, Management & Compliance

● Meet with loan applicants to obtain project and financial information for loan completion, data collection and annual reviews.
● Assist with managing existing loan portfolios.
● Ensure completion and compliance of all funding requirements, contracts and reports.
● Prepare for loan requests presentations for loan committee review and approval.
● Assist in other loan officer duties, as needed.

Financial & Data Management

● Ensure the development and implementation of annual goals, objectives and activities.
● Assist in the development and management of annual budgeting, financial and grant reporting.
● Manage client impact data - collection, maintenance, analysis and reporting.
● Manage and maintain FACC and HWCC’s impact database (OTIS) – specifically for technical assistance (TA) tracking.
● Assist with the management and updating of monthly cash and metrics reports.
● Assist with the preparation and updating of key performance indicator reports.

Customer Service

● Develop new and maintain existing relationships with borrowers within target markets.
● Serve as a point of contact for various clients, borrowers and outside sources.
● Create individual organization and collaborative initiatives, resources and TA opportunities that support current and potential clients.

General Administration

● Support FACC & HWCC staff in performing day-to-day operational tasks.
● Prepare communications for clients, stakeholders and funders.
● Develop and present oral and written information upon request.
● Assist in the coordination of events and fundraisers for FACC and HWCC.
● Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

QUALIFICATIONS

● Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred and/or 3-5 years professional related experience preferred (e.g. Accounting, Administration, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management, Marketing).
● Professional experience working with Native American and/or Southeast Asian communities and cultures is a plus.
● Knowledge of government grant and loan programs, including those accessible to minority owned businesses is a plus.
● Experience in business, community, economic development or Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) experience, preferred.
● Ability to conduct financial and data analyses; and track qualitative and quantitative data.
● Experience with Excel and database management systems.
● Must be detail oriented.
● Strong entrepreneurial work ethic with the ability to work independently or collaboratively as a team member.
● Courteous, culturally-appropriate and business-like manner in dealing with stakeholders, co-workers and clients.
● Must embrace and promote a culture of individual and shared trust and accountability.
● Able to prioritize and manage multiple projects and tasks.
● Able to plan, organize, prioritize, and delegate work.
● Strong oral communication skills - public speaking experience a plus.
● Strong writing skills; ability to write clear and concise business communications.
● Ability to read and interpret complex work-related documents.
● Initiative to seek out and obtain approved professional development training/certifications.
● Ability and willingness to travel statewide as well as periodic out-of-state travel.

Compensation:

Based upon qualifications.

How to Apply:

Candidates should send a resume and cover letter to: May yer Thao at mayyer@hmongchamber.org by close of business, November 30, 2018.

Please type “HWCC-FACC Business Development Assistant & Analyst” in the subject line of the email. Only email applications will be accepted. No phone calls please.

Business Accounting Specialist First American Capital Corp / Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce
Milwaukee, WI
Job Function: Accounting
Posted: November 16, 2018

Background:

First American Capital Corporation (FACC) is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was formed in 2002 by its sister agency, the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin (AICCW) - http://www.aiccw-facc.org/ The mission of FACC is to perform business development activities that benefit Wisconsin’s American Indian Country by increasing access to capital in the form of business loans, providing technical assistance services that strengthen the skills of our entrepreneurs, and by advocating for American Indian owned business opportunities, both on and off the reservations. The primary focus of FACC is operating a small business Revolving Loan Fund that makes loans to Native American owned businesses in Wisconsin. This increases access to capital for businesses in their target market. FACC also offers technical assistance services to these businesses to ensure quality support systems in place for American Indian owned business in Wisconsin.

The Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce (HWCC) is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization - https://www.hmongchamber.org/ The mission of HWCC is to provide financial resources and technical assistance to business and community development activities that improve economic opportunities in low-income and underserved communities. The primary focus is to provide economic development assistance in business planning, market analysis, marketing strategies, effective day-to-day business operations and much more. HWCC also acts as an advocate for the Hmong and Southeast Asian communities in Wisconsin regarding business and economic issues. Furthermore, HWCC is a forum for Hmong and Southeast Asian entrepreneurs to discuss successes and challenges and offering support.

This individual will provide financial management support to both FACC and HWCC. Selected candidate will allocate time between office headquarters of both organizations as part of the Wisconsin Community Lending And Networking Strategy (WI-CLANS).

Position Summary:

Position Description

The Business Accounting Specialist is responsible for supporting the organizations’ internal bookkeeping and accounting functions, as well as providing pre-loan application management and post-loan financial management technical assistance with HWCC-FACC clients/borrowers. They will also be responsible for reporting, data management (collection, analysis and reporting), customer support and performance monitoring specific to financial assistance. This individual will provide financial management support to both FACC and HWCC. Selected candidate will allocate time between office headquarters of both organizations as part of the Wisconsin Community Lending And Networking Strategy (WI-CLANS).

Responsibilities:

Specific responsibilities and duties of this position include:

Nonprofit Accounting/Bookkeeping Support

● Support internal bookkeeping staff by reviewing and approving bookkeeping and accounting processes, including but not limited to: A/P, A/R, payroll, journal entries, and bank reconciliation in
accordance to GAAP.
● Contribute to the development and implementation of annual financial goals, objectives and activities, and grant reporting.
● Work with outside accounting vendors on financial oversight, tax preparation, compliance reporting and auditing functions.
● Support FACC & HWCC staff in the development and analysis of the annual organization budget, including identifying and investigating trends and variances.
● Support the FACC & HWCC staff in the development of grant and loan proposal budgets and financial reports.
● Maintain accounting procedures, policies and systems of internal controls to ensure the integrity of
all financial systems.

Loan Management & Compliance

● Meet with loan applicants to obtain project and financial information for loan application completion and data collection purposes.
● Assist with the review of loan documents, files and agreements, to ensure that they are complete and accurate.
● Order and analyze credit histories for loan applicants and business owners.
● Assist in preparing a written credit analysis, summarizing that loan request; prepare a cash flow, collateral analysis; and repayment ability.
● Assist with managing loan portfolios.
● Assist with the preparation of closing documents and liens.
● Monitors compliance of all funding requirements and contracts.
● Assist with preparations for loan request presentations for loan committee review and approval.
● Assist in other loan officer duties, as needed.

Financial, Data & Compliance Management

● Assist in preparing for loan compliance reporting and financial audits.
● Assist in preparing loan financial data - collection, maintenance, analysis and reporting.
● Prepare and manage all related financial assistance and business data required for funding partner reporting and compliance obligations.
Financial Management Technical Assistance
● Develop and manage the business accounting technical assistance services.
● Provide on-to-one business/financial counseling to both prospective and current loan clients.
● Develop and coordinate financial related training and professional development opportunities for members, as well as current and potential clients.
● Assist with ongoing analysis of successful borrowers, delinquencies and defaults to ascertain TA best practices, in order to mitigate risks and facilitate borrowers’ success in remaining current and
in compliance with credit terms and conditions.

Customer Service

● Develop and maintain existing relationships with borrowers and potential clients within target markets.
● Serve as a point of contact for various clients, borrowers and outside sources.
● Respond to loan applicant financial related inquiries.
● Assist in the creation of individual, organizational and collaborative initiatives, resources and TA opportunities that support current and potential clients.

General Administration

● Support FACC & HWCC staff in performing day-to-day operational tasks.
● Prepare communications for clients, stakeholders and funders.
● Develop and present oral and written communications and information upon request.
● Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

Qualifications

● Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or a related field preferred and/or 3-5 years of accounting/bookkeeping work experience.
● Professional experience working with Native American and/or Southeast Asian communities and cultures is a plus.
● Experience working in nonprofit/business multi-fund accounting, including experience tracking and reporting financial data for multiple grant funders, preferably with government grants.
● Advanced experience with QuickBooks, including all normal accounting transactions, GL management, budgeting, and reporting.
● Experience assisting with financial audits preferred.
● Experience in business, community, economic development or Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) preferred.
● Ability to conduct financial and data analyses; and track qualitative and quantitative data.
● Knowledge of database management systems and Excel spreadsheets.
● Must be detailed oriented.
● Ability to perform non-routine tasks requiring independent judgment and initiative.
● Strong entrepreneurial work ethic with the ability to work independently, as well as, collaboratively as a team member.
● Courteous, culturally-appropriate and business-like manner in dealing with stakeholders, co-workers and clients.
● Must embrace and promote a culture of individual and shared trust and accountability.
● Able to prioritize and manage multiple projects and tasks.
● Able to plan, organize, prioritize, and delegate work.
● Strong oral communication skills.
● Strong writing skills; ability to write clear and concise business communications.
● Ability to read and interpret complex work-related documents.
● Initiative to seek out and obtain approved professional development training/certifications.
● Ability and willingness to travel statewide as well as periodic out-of-state travel.

Compensation:

Based upon qualifications.

How to Apply:

Candidates should send a resume and cover letter to: Nico Alamo at nico@aiccw-facc.org by close of business, November 30, 2018.

Please type “HWCC-FACC Business Accounting Specialist” in the subject line of the email. Only email applications will be accepted. No phone calls please.

Director of Social Impact Capital Volunteers of America
Alexandria, VA
Job Function: Human Resources
Posted: November 16, 2018

Background:

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA is a national, nonprofit organization providing local human services programs and opportunities for individuals and community involvement. For more than 120 years, Volunteers of America has promoted self-sufficiency, fostered independence and encouraged the positive development of children and youth, the elderly, homeless individuals and families, and many others.
The national office is located in Alexandria, VA., part of the greater Washington, D.C. area, Volunteers of America has over 16,000 employees, combined revenues over $950 million, and programs that help more than 2 million people. Its services respond to individual community needs to help abused and neglected children, at-risk youth, the elderly, people with disabilities, homeless individuals and families, and many others, Established in 1896, Volunteers of America is committed to providing services to those most in need, especially the vulnerable, the hardest to serve, and those facing multiple challenges.

Position Summary:

Support the development, implementation and growth of the Volunteers of America Futures Fund, the VOANS Quick strike Fund and other to be develop fund products (collectively referred to herein as “Funds”).

Responsibilities:

Support the growth and operation of the Volunteers of America Futures Fund and the Real Estate Quick strike Fund (the “funds”). These impact loan and social venture capital style funds support the growth of our services and social entrepreneurship across the country, increasing mission impact and margin. The Director, Social Impact Capital responsibilities will include: Capital Development & Relationships Management - Develop and implement a fund capitalization strategy that increases the number of sources and amount of funding for each of the Funds. Capitalization will focus on but is not limited to philanthropic and competitive rate and term capital resources. Cultivate relationships with current and prospective funders. Fund Operations, Reporting and Data - Lead the development of fund products and policies in coordination with the organization’s executive leadership team, lead the development of an internal and external fund communications plan in conjunction with communication department team members. Loan & Investment Underwriting, Closing - Develop and manage relationships to establish a network of external business assistance providers that have capacity to provide specialized services. This is an exciting opportunity to lead, grow and innovate from the ground up a social venture capital fund that is supporting communities through the country.

Requirements:

Master’s in Business Administration or similar degree. Bachelor’s degree with relevant experience will be considered. Experience in social impact capital, community development financial institutions (CDFIs) and/or fund management is required. Strong analytics and finance 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.

Compensation:

DOE

How to Apply:

https://voa.applicantstack.com/x/apply/a2xl1o5kv807

Program Specialist Rural Community Assistance Corporation
West Sacramento, CA
Job Function: Finance
Posted: November 15, 2018

Background:

Organization
Founded in 1978, Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides training, technical and financial resources and advocacy so low-income rural communities can achieve their goals and visions. Our dedicated staff and active board work to make our vision of vibrant, healthy and enduring rural communities a reality across the West.

Finance Grants and Contracts
The Finance, Grants & Contracts (FGC) department is responsible for the corporation’s financial operations including accounting, budgeting, contract management, facilities management and procurement functions.

Position Summary:

Position Description:
Provide general and specific ongoing contract and program support to RCAC’s Grants and Contracts Administration (GCA) and management team. Review and track program deliverables and required program reports.

Major responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assist contract leads and GCA staff with data collection and reporting processes; process incoming contracts according to company policy; oversee and maintain current auditable program files and archive; ensure timely delivery of monthly and quarterly reports; coordinate report and contract related issues with field staff and subcontractors; assist with management of program reporting databases; and assist GCA staff with small budget development, invoice documentation and procurement processes.

Responsibilities:

Specific job goals, objectives and tasks are established for each employee as part of the annual evaluation and work plan process. Examples of responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
• Attend coordination meetings, participate on contract teams, report on contract activities
• Track contract data, prepare reports, provide data to GCA lead
• Assist in routine maintenance of data stored in Unanet, RCAC’s project management system
• Serve as liaison between contract leads and GCA on program data and information needed for reporting and invoicing purposes
• Maintain and oversee current auditable contract files, processes and other contract-related documentation using paper copies, electronic files and electronic database records
• Work and coordinate with field staff members and/or subcontractors to ensure timely delivery of monthly and quarterly report information to be provided to program funding source
• Conduct analysis of staff entries into reporting databases to ensure that high quality information is being forwarded to program funders
• Assist contract leads with reports and data collection
• Collect and file reporting materials and backup documentation
• Provide administrative support to RCAC’s Procurement and Subaward Committee
• Assist in processing, mailing and tracking subcontracts
• Assist GCA staff with compiling and summarizing budgets and providing other contract-related information to contract leads for appropriate implementation
• Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications
• Knowledge of database concepts and common data processing issues
• Knowledge of MS Office Suite (including Excel, Access and presentation programs)
• Able to effectively listen and communicate both verbally and in writing
• Ability to proofread and edit documents
• Desire to be a team player and provide excellent customer service to internal and external clients
• Ability to plan strategically, organize and prioritize work to meet established timelines
• Ability to use initiative to approach troubleshooting and problem-solving alternatives
• Ability to work with minimum supervision and effectively prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously
• Knowledge of project management and budgeting
• Ability to follow detailed instructions

Physical Job Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable persons with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work performed in an office requires ability to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment, including telephone. Use may be moderate (average 2 hours per day) to heavy (4 or more hours per day)

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to stand and/or sit for prolonged periods of time; walk; talk; hear; use hand to finger; handle; feel or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

The employee may occasionally lift and or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

This position may also requires moderate (up to 5 days per quarter) automobile and airline travel, including overnight travel.

Preferred Education and Experience:

A combination of experience and/or education is preferred to qualify for the position. A typical combination may include:

Experience:
Three (3) years of applicable experience in office administration and/or database processing, and a variety of related duties (education may be substituted for experience).

Preferred Education:
Associate’s degree (additional qualifying experience may be substituted).

Special Requirements:
Possession of a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance that meets the minimum requirements ($100,000/$300,000) of RCAC corporate liability policy will be required when traveling for business purposes.

Compensation:

Hourly: $20.06-$22.00
Health, Dental, Vision, Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off, Retirement Plan, FSA

How to Apply:

Please visit www.rcac.org/careers to view or print job description and/or RCAC provided benefits.

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