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Senior Associate, Programs Opportunity Finance Network
Washington, DC
Job Function: Other
Posted: December 6, 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, Knowledge Sharing is responsible for coordinating a collaborative design process for developing new programs, and the implementation of complex programs that build the capacity of CDFIs. This position involves coordinating cross-departmental teams within OFN, liaising with external stakeholders such as funders and members, and leading processes that may include these and other constituencies.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the development and implementation of a comprehensive collaborative design process to develop new initiatives.

    • With EVP Knowledge Sharing and other senior OFN leaders, create an internal process for developing a collaborative design process for new initiatives.

    • Coordinate the implementation of the internal process.

    • Once the collaborative design process is established, develop a timeline and coordinate its implementation. The collaborative design process may include gathering and analyzing background data, developing draft program designs, gathering input from a range of stakeholders including CDFIs, funders, and investors through in-person and virtual meetings, and incorporating this input into the design.

  • Coordinate implementation of programs. For each program, tasks may include:

    • Coordinate all aspects of program delivery including: application and selection process; development and delivery of program services including training, peer learning, and financing; analysis of program results; communication of program results to internal and external audiences; external Advisory Committee activities; and identification of potential reforms to related public sector programs.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or 5-7 years of direct professional work experience in lieu of degree.

  • 3-5 years of professional experience in project management, communications, or other related organization activities.

  • Experience supporting organization level operations.

  • Exposure to and/or experience in community development finance, finance, and/or banking is valuable.

  • Superior interpersonal skills and ability to work constructively with diverse constituents including internal and external stakeholders, and individuals in senior leadership positions to drive initiatives and results.

  • Superior written and verbal communication skills with the ability to appropriately adjust for different audiences.

  • Superior project planning and project management skills.

  • Ability to identify and complete technical and complex tasks and/or assignments.

  • Understanding of and commitment to community development finance.

  • Ability to work independently and in team environment.

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and set priorities under minimal supervision in effective and efficient manner.

  • Proficient with MS Office Products.

  • Moderate to heavy travel required (30%-50% of time).

  • Job involves normal physical requirements for an office position.

Compensation:

Commensurate with experience.

How to Apply:

 

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.
  •  

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

U.S. Bank CDC Strategic Partnerships Manager U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation
Saint Louis, MO
Job Function: Financial Services
Posted: December 13, 2018

Background:

The CDC Strategic Partnerships Manager is responsible for the collaborative development and implementation of social impact strategies and related measurement programs - specific to issues of gender, racial economic equity - in each of USBCDC’s business lines.

For more than 20 years, U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation (USBCDC) and its predecessor institutions have worked closely with partners to make positive financial, social, and environmental impacts across the country. A wholly owned subsidiary of U.S. Bank, N.A., USBCDC makes and manages investments to finance community development and renewable energy initiatives using state and federal tax credit programs, including New Markets Tax Credits, Historic Tax Credits, Renewable Energy Tax Credits, and Low-Income Housing Tax Credits. We're also a prominent tax credit syndicator. More information about USBCDC can be found on the web at www.usbank.com/cdc.

Position Summary:

The CDC Strategic Partnerships Manager is responsible for the collaborative development and implementation of social impact strategies and related measurement programs - specific to issues of gender, racial economic equity - in each of USBCDC’s business lines.

Success in this role demands a collaborative nature and the ability to manage stakeholders and relationships across difference, the ability to translate complex ideas into actionable steps, subject matter expertise in community development finance and a working knowledge of social impact measurement concepts and tools.

This position will report to the CDC Director of Strategic Partnerships, and support the overall team’s efforts to develop and execute internal and external partnerships that will increase USBCDC’s ability to deliver social impact.

Responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Business line social impact strategies
•Collaborate and consult with USBCDC business line leadership to strategize, design and implement strategies and measurement programs that achieve our social impact objectives and complement our existing business relationships and objectives
•Develop related performance indicators, management plans and progress reports
•Stay up to date on related industry best practices, research and innovation

Strategic partnerships support
•Support the team in building strategic opportunities with internal and external stakeholders to increase our ability to demonstrate social impact
•Provide input to content development for U.S. Bank and USBCDC external reporting
•Elevate USBCDC visibility and role in the industry around a commitment to gender, racial and economic equity and social impact more generally

Requirements:

Basic Qualifications
•Master's degree, or equivalent work experience
•10 or more years of experience in community development finance, partnership development, community development, or related field

Preferred Skills/Experience
•Deep understanding of the conditions that cause gender, racial and economic inequities and/or has expertise in the field of diversity, equity and inclusion
•Demonstrable expertise in community development finance, and understanding of industry landscape
•Understanding of basic concepts and tools of social impact measurement
•Experience with strategy and stakeholder management practices and concepts
•Ability to plan and implement short- and long-range goals, including simplifying complex problems, making tough decisions and identifying and acting upon a critical path
•Ability to manage multiple projects and developing strategies, especially when details are emergent or unclear
•Clear communicator, both verbal and written, and comfort in front of groups
•Highly effective interpersonal skills, with ability to collaborate and willingness to work across a wide range of stakeholders; skilled at addressing both large and small audiences across multiple leadership levels and functions
•Ability to deliver results through influence without authority

Compensation:

Commensurate with experience. Contact recruiter, John Carroll, for more information.

How to Apply:

https://usbank.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1...

Director of U.S. Bank CDC Strategic Partnerships U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation
Saint Louis, MO or Minneapolis, MN or Chicago, IL, MO
Job Function: Financial Services
Posted: December 13, 2018

Background:

The CDC Director of Strategic Partnerships leads the development and execution of internal and external partnerships that will increase USBCDC’s ability to deliver social impact, specific to issues of gender, racial and economic equity.

For more than 20 years, U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation (USBCDC) and its predecessor institutions have worked closely with partners to make positive financial, social, and environmental impacts across the country. A wholly owned subsidiary of U.S. Bank, N.A., USBCDC makes and manages investments to finance community development and renewable energy initiatives using state and federal tax credit programs, including New Markets Tax Credits, Historic Tax Credits, Renewable Energy Tax Credits, and Low-Income Housing Tax Credits. We're also a prominent tax credit syndicator. More information about USBCDC can be found on the web at www.usbank.com/cdc.

At U.S. Bank, we're passionate about helping customers and the communities where we live and work. The fifth-largest bank in the United States, we’re one of the country's most respected, innovative and successful financial institutions. U.S. Bank is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status, among other factors.

Position Summary:

The CDC Director of Strategic Partnerships leads the development and execution of internal and external partnerships that will increase USBCDC’s ability to deliver social impact, specific to issues of gender, racial and economic equity.

As a key leader on the USBCDC strategy team, this position will be the driver of execution alignment between USBCDC business lines and the U.S. Bank Corporate Responsibility strategy. Along with support from one direct report, this position will also be responsible for establishing key partnerships with USBCDC customers, vendors and other industry partners who are also working on issues of equity.

Success in this role demands the skill to build relationships and manage stakeholders across difference, the ability to think strategically and translate ideas into action, exceptional communication skills and a highly developed collaborative nature.

The Director of Strategic Partnerships reports to the Vice President of Strategy & Employee Experience at USBCDC, and will work closely with other senior leaders at USBCDC and U.S. Bank, as well as in partner organizations.

Responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

USBCDC partnership management:
•Responsible for building strategic opportunities with external industry stakeholders by continuously developing relationships and identifying aligned partnership opportunities
•Collaborate with USBCDC business line leadership to strategize, design and implement partnerships that achieve our social impact objectives and complement our existing business relationships and objectives
•Organize and lead convenings to share or develop related best practices with partners; and collect or advance ideas for supportive industry product and service offerings
•Work with Marketing and Communications teams to represent USBCDC and USBCDC partnerships at key conferences, presentations and meetings
•Continuously communicate with U.S. Bank partners, USBCDC business lines and leaders on status and outcomes of partnerships
•Elevate USBCDC visibility and role in the industry around a commitment to gender, racial and economic equity and social impact more generally

Corporate Responsibility execution alignment:
•Act as a representative of USBCDC leadership in collaborative planning and execution meetings for the U.S. Bank Corporate Responsibility strategy
•Support the development of aligned USBCDC business line strategies, performance indicators, management plans and progress reports for execution of USBCDC related pieces of the U.S. Bank Corporate Responsibility strategy
•Report on progress to USBCDC senior leaders and employees
•Provide input to content development for U.S. Bank and USBCDC external reporting

Staff management:
•Lead one direct report responsible for developing and integrating an aligned social impact strategy and measurement program in each USBCDC business line
•General staff management duties

Requirements:

Basic Qualifications
•Master's degree, or equivalent work experience
•10 or more years of experience in community development finance, partnership development, community development or related field
•Two or more years of managerial experience

Preferred Skills/Experience
•Deep understanding of the conditions that cause gender, racial and economic inequities and/or has expertise in the field of diversity, equity and inclusion
•Demonstrable expertise in community development and community development finance, and understanding of industry landscape
•Understanding of basic concepts and tools of social impact measurement
•Significant experience in stakeholder management and partnership development
•Ability to identify, create and respond to opportunities in alignment with strategy
•Ability to plan and implement short- and long-range goals, including simplifying complex problems, making tough decisions and identifying and acting upon a critical path
•Ability to manage multiple projects and developing strategies, especially when details are emergent or unclear
•Clear communicator, both verbal and written, and comfort in front of groups
•Highly effective interpersonal skills, with ability to collaborate and willingness to work across a wide range of stakeholders; skilled at addressing both large and small audiences across multiple leadership levels and functions
•Ability to deliver results through influence without authority
•Personnel management experience

Compensation:

Commensurate with experience. Contact recruiter, John Carroll, for details.

How to Apply:

https://usbank.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1...

Senior Loan Officer California FarmLink
Aptos, CA
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: December 13, 2018

Background:

Established in 1999, California FarmLink has developed a statewide program of economic development support for beginning and limited-resource farmers. With staff located in three regions of the state, FarmLink's mission is to link independent farmers and ranchers with the land and financing they need for a sustainable future. As a non-profit, Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), FarmLink provides farmers with business technical assistance, educational seminars, and a variety of resources that support sustainable farm business development through financing, linking to land, and secure land tenure. With FarmLink support, farmers are improving and expanding their operations, and creating businesses and jobs in their communities. Throughout its history, FarmLink has helped more than 1600 farmers start and grow farm businesses with our technical assistance and support services.

Position Summary:

Join California FarmLink’s lending team to support California farmers and vibrant local food systems. The individual in this position will play a key role in the expansion of FarmLink’s agricultural lending as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), nationally unique in its focus on supporting the land and capital needs of next generation farmers. The Senior Loan Officer is responsible for supervising the work of two lending staff, as well as originating, qualifying, underwriting, structuring, closing, monitoring and servicing their own portfolio of loans for farmers in California. A key success factor in this position will be providing effective support to FarmLink lenders, and the delivery of technical assistance and business coaching, as well as referrals to professionals and service providers that can support client business success and FarmLink lending goals.

Responsibilities:

Business Development and Origination

• Manage loan pipeline and support lenders to achieve FarmLink lending goals
• Build on your existing network to expand FarmLink’s reach into diverse agricultural communities across the state to identify farmers that face barriers to accessing capital
• Cultivate relationships that are synergistic with FarmLink’s mission, and provide an efficient pipeline of high quality deal referrals that fit our target market
• Generate repeat business and receive borrower referrals
• Screen potential loan applicants for eligibility
• Conduct high-level financial analysis of applicant businesses to determine likelihood of approval, and appropriate loan structure
• Provide loan readiness and credit management technical assistance to prospective borrowers, and refer to internal/external service providers as needed

Lending

• Contribute to FarmLink loan production goals, primarily through small business and real estate lending, with loans typically in the range of $100,000 – $1.4 Million
• Manage lending relationship with borrowers
o Collect loan application and supporting documentation from applicants
o Help borrowers be successful by providing business coaching and making referrals to internal/external service providers as needed
o Monitor your portfolio for quality and performance, which will include support to manage delinquencies and collections, compliance with loan covenants, adjusting risk ratings quarterly, and restructures
• Underwrite and make loan recommendations on commercial agricultural loans
o Analyze financial information to assess business viability, repayment capacity, credit quality and document risk factors and mitigations
o Conduct research to obtain information necessary to complete underwriting
o Prepare written analyses
o Present loan requests to FarmLink Loan Committee
• Work with Loan Operations staff to prepare closing documents, schedule and conduct closings
• Understand market needs and partner with internal and external stakeholders to develop new loan products as necessary to meet lending and impact goals

Risk Management and Policy

• Partner with and support Loan Operations staff to achieve program goals around loan performance and risk management
• Develop deep knowledge of FarmLink’s lending policies
• Identify and implement lending and servicing policy improvements

Supervisory/Capacity Building/Other
• Provide direct supervision and support to two lending staff, who together with incumbent, have primary responsibility for originating and underwriting FarmLink loans
• Support Director of Lending in achieving all program goals, which may include projects in evaluation, investor relations and reporting, fundraising, communications, loan operations, or other areas
• Support FarmLink group education curriculum development and delivery as time allows
• Train new staff
• Participate in professional development opportunities to grow knowledge and skills to carry out position responsibilities and support FarmLink’s mission

Requirements:

• 3-5 years relevant lending experience at a CDFI, ag lender such as FSA or Farm Credit, community bank or other financial institution
• Strong financial analysis skills, experience exercising judgment, and the willingness to make hard decisions
• Bilingual, with the ability to communicate the written and spoken word in both English and Spanish
• Working knowledge of government guarantee programs such as Farm Service Agency, Small Business Administration and others
• Fluency with Microsoft Office, Google Productivity Suite, CRM and loan management systems
• Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail, well-disciplined, able to manage multiple and competing deadlines with calmness and courtesy
• Demonstrated self-starter that can work independently, take initiative, and prioritize time wisely
• Highly effective communicator and adept at building relationships
• Ability to provide excellent customer service to both clients and FarmLink team members - in person, on the phone and via email
• Possess flexibility, creativity, patience, and a desire to have a positive impact in the world through your work
• An undergraduate degree in business administration, finance, community development or other relevant field is required. For this position, FarmLink may also consider the equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Highly desirable:
o Native Spanish speaker
o Experience in and knowledge of sustainable agriculture, with a deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges farmers and ranchers face

California FarmLink offers a generous benefits plan, including health insurance after 60 days, employer contribution to 403b retirement plan, paid vacation, and a family-friendly and flexible work environment. California FarmLink maintains a drug-free workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. We seek candidates that represent the diversity of the communities we serve, and strongly encourage you to apply.

Compensation:

$60-75K commensurate with experience

How to Apply:

Please email a thoughtful cover letter explaining your interest in the position and organization with resume to:
info@cafarmlink.org. No phone calls please. Posted November 2018; applications accepted on a rolling basis; open until filled.

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