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Strategic Communications Internship Opportunity Finance Network (OFN)
Washington, DC
Job Function: Other
Posted: February 24, 2020

Background:

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

Position Summary:

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

Responsibilities:

 

Requirements:

  • Excellent research, writing, and editing skills
  • Blogging or news article writing experience
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects
  • Experience with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Genuine desire to help expand economic opportunity in underserved urban, rural and Native communities around the U.S.
  • Experience with Drupal, WordPress, or similar CMS
  • Experience with graphic design
  • Familiarity with posting requirements for social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn

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

     

 

 

Compensation:

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

How to Apply:

 

Impact Lending, Loan Officer REDF
San Francisco, CA
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: February 27, 2020

Background:

See what a job can do!

The REDF Impact Investing Fund (RIIF) is a 501(c)(3) debt fund that provides loan capital and technical assistance to social enterprises and businesses that employ and support people experiencing barriers to employment. RIIF is administered by REDF, a venture philanthropy organization that invests exclusively in the growth and effectiveness of double bottom-line businesses dedicated to helping people who otherwise would be shut out of the workforce, get jobs, keep jobs, and build a better life.

REDF launched its Impact Lending Practice in 2017 to accelerate the growth of the field. In 2019, RIIF was formed to provide financing for employment-focused social enterprises and businesses that employ individuals experiencing barriers such as homelessness, incarceration, addiction and mental health issues, and disconnected youth. With a current loan portfolio of over $1 million and generating hundreds of employment opportunities, RIIF is demonstrating a model for how flexible loan terms combined with technical assistance can attract n¬¬ew sources of capital to social enterprises.

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Director of Impact Lending, you will be responsible for supporting loan origination, portfolio management, and technical assistance for the Impact Lending team. You will evaluate and underwrite new loan opportunities using deep financial, programmatic and operational performance analysis and evaluation of borrower creditworthiness, business risk, and project readiness. You will support the Director of Impact Lending with portfolio management by reviewing and analyzing borrower financial and social impact reporting, and other standard portfolio management duties. You will help scope and deliver technical assistance to borrowers.

Responsibilities:

Essential Responsibilities

Loan Underwriting & Analysis
• Underwrite loan opportunities and lead all aspects of borrower due diligence. Provide analysis support for preview memos; own full underwriting memos.
• Spread borrower financials and provide historical analysis of borrowers’ financial strengths and weaknesses in order to assess capacity for new debt. Focus on the “why” behind the #s.
• Perform due diligence analyses of borrower operations, programs, management, and evaluate historical and projected social impact.
• Analyze budgets, test assumptions behind cash flow projections, produce robust financial models, create deal-specific sensitizations and scenarios, and stress test debt service capacity.
• Perform a “global” credit and risk assessment, using both company and environmental factors. Identify potential risks/mitigants. Assess likelihood of repayment sources.
• Conduct borrower interviews and site visits.
• Prepare follow up due diligence questions for borrowers and, if relevant, lender partners, throughout underwriting. Incorporate responses and track additional follow up needed.
• Compare liquidity, profitability, and credit histories of organization being evaluated with similar organizations within industry environment to determine risk relative to sector.
• Maintain thorough and organized underwriting files for loans in process.

Portfolio Management & Advisory Services
• Manage existing portfolio of loans, including timely and ongoing review of financial statements and other reporting, monitoring of covenant compliance and processing modification requests.
• Proactively work with borrowers to ensure that reporting is current and maintain loan files in audit-ready condition to ensure accuracy and completeness.
• Assist Director of Impact Lending in preparing timely and effective reporting and analyses on portfolio and individual loan performance to RIIF’s Board, Executive Team, and stakeholders.
• Complete annual credit reviews including analyzing annual financial, operational and programmatic data, risk rating change recommendations, reviewing loans for covenant compliance, and performing site visits.
• Scope technical assistance projects for borrowers, based on identified needs (feasibility, market analyses, business planning, etc). Deliver TA or coordinate external TA providers.

General
• Collaborate and assist with other teams at REDF, including finance & accounting, marketing & communications, and grantmaking programs to share information and develop best practices.
• Attend network and industry conferences and other customer relationship-enhancing activities.
• Deliver all services with a strong customer focus.
• Perform other projects as assigned.

Requirements:

Essential Qualifications
• MBA or other advanced degree in business or finance preferred, plus 2 years lending experience in small business finance or community development finance or in lieu of advanced degree, 3-4 years of experience of lending experience.
• Experience with underwriting, business and operational risk assessment and mitigation, and portfolio management.
• Strong financial analysis skills: ability to spread and interpret financial statements, develop financial models, conduct cash flow analysis and develop sensitizations.
• Demonstrated ability to prepare clear, accurate well-organized memos that effectively communicate the story behind the data and draw conclusions/ make recommendations based on analysis.
• Comfort with ambiguous situations, being flexible, and working independently; enthusiasm for building new programs.
• Proven ability to build relationships with potential and existing clients and business partners.
• Desire to utilize problem-solving skills to help social enterprises overcome challenges.
• Mature judgement, professionalism, and ability to work with minimal supervision.
• Strong Excel & PowerPoint skills: demonstrated ability to build rigorous and “user-friendly” financial and operational models; ability to create succinct presentations and can differentiate the information to present for different audiences.
• Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain systems for organizing work to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines while also meeting customers’ needs.
• Strong written and organizational skills, exceptionally detail-oriented and a self-starter.
• Knowledge of and/or interest in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion best practices, and in applying a DEI lens to our impact lending work.
• Occasional travel within U.S. required (10%).

Desired Qualifications
• Experience working with both for‐profit and non‐profit borrowers, with an ability to integrate double-bottom line metrics and provide technical assistance to borrowers.
• Experience working with small businesses and/or businesses in multiple industries.
• Experience with job training and job creation programs employing disadvantaged people.
• Knowledge of Community Development Financial Institution (CDFIs).
• Formal credit training.
• Experience with a CRM platform, preferably Salesforce.

Compensation:

WORKING CONDITIONS
The Rewards
• Ability to help craft REDF’s next 20 years of impact
• Work with passionate, dedicated people
• Apply your passion for social change in your career
• Operate with a high degree of autonomy in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
• Competitive, comprehensive benefits package

How to Apply:

Join Us!
Please submit your resume and cover letter as one document via REDF’s applicant portal: https://redfportal.secure.force.com/hr/fRecruit__ApplyJob?vacancyNo=VN338&.

REDF is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its relations with staff members and prospective employees, and will not discriminate against applicants for employment because of race, creed, color, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sex, or sexual orientation. REDF encourages employment applications from people who are representative of the culturally and ethnically diverse communities REDF serves. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, REDF will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Lending & Investing Associate New Markets Support Company
Chicago, IL
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: February 27, 2020

Background:

New Markets Support Company (NMSC) delivers creative financing solutions to support community-driven investments in underinvested communities across the country. We invest in impact and help others invest in impact. We offer a range of tailored investment services, recognizing that every community has unique strengths and needs, as does every investment we help make in partnership with our clients. We have invested more than $1 billion in distressed communities, financing health centers, community facilities, educational services, small businesses creating quality jobs and more. We leverage our expertise to help other organizations (including banks, community development organizations, foundations and investors) make impactful investments through our Partner Services offerings.

NEF/NMSC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Position Summary:

The Lending & Investing Associate underwrites and closes commercial real estate loans, lower middle market working capital loans, acquisition loans and other commercial loans. The Associate is also responsible for evaluating and monitoring the financial, operational, community impact and compliance performance of potential and existing borrowers.

Responsibilities:

• Prepare written credit memorandums consisting of a thorough and objective analysis of the following: Current level of and future potential for positive community impact, financial condition and credit worthiness of prospective borrowers and risks and offsetting mitigants
• Transaction structuring for New Market Tax Credit projects: Perform initial NMTC qualification screening, review pre-closing financial model and legal documents, review pre-closing construction budgets, supervise outside counsel and other third parties to ensure timely transaction close, supervise post-closing review of construction draw requests received from borrowers, the disbursement of construction proceeds and the funding and utilization of transaction reserves
• Provide technical assistance to borrowers to ensure continuous receipt of reliable information, especially as it pertains to project performance and compliance reporting, which has a direct impact on NMSC’s ability to deliver and report to investors
• Spread, analyze and review financial statements (including audited/compiled/reviewed statement, corporate and/or personal tax returns, personal financial statements, credit bureau reports, projections, etc.) on existing loan portfolio and related potential borrowers of diversified loan types
• Provide and recommend credit risk ratings consistent with the organization’s credit guidelines and/or loan policy
• Periodic update calls with borrowers as necessary and/or as dictated by NMSC’s portfolio monitoring policy
• Assist with restructuring/liquidation of distressed assets

Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; Accounting, finance business administration or economics preferred
• Minimum of 3-5 years working in credit analysis and/or commercial underwriting with experience overseeing deal process from underwriting through closing
• Strong analytical and practical problem-solving skills, with strong attention to detail
• Demonstrated oral and written presentation skills
• Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
• Ability to work in a team-based environment, on multiple projects simultaneously, managing time and resources to complete work efficiently and within given timeframes
• Ability and willingness to travel as required

Compensation:

We offer a competitive salary, along with a comprehensive benefits package, based on experience.

How to Apply:

Submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements via e-mail to rhall@nefinc.org.

Lending & Investing Analyst New Markets Support Company
Chicago, IL
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: February 27, 2020

Background:

New Markets Support Company (NMSC) delivers creative financing solutions to support community-driven investments in underinvested communities across the country. We invest in impact and help others invest in impact. We offer a range of tailored investment services, recognizing that every community has unique strengths and needs, as does every investment we help make in partnership with our clients. We have invested more than $1 billion in distressed communities, financing health centers, community facilities, educational services, small businesses creating quality jobs and more. We leverage our expertise to help other organizations (including banks, community development organizations, foundations and investors) make impactful investments through our Partner Services offerings.

NEF/NMSC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Position Summary:

The Lending & Investing Analyst will monitor and evaluate the financial, operational, community impact and compliance performance of potential and existing borrowers.

Responsibilities:

• Spread, analyze and review financial statements (including audited/compiled/reviewed statement, corporate and/or personal tax returns, personal financial statements, credit bureau reports, projections, etc.) on existing loan portfolio and related potential borrowers
• Establish and maintain relationships with borrowers to ensure reporting, covenants and NMTC requirements required per loan documents are understood by appropriate borrower contacts
• Build rapport with and provide technical assistance to borrowers to ensure they will meet NMSC’s expectations and remain in compliance with NMTC program requirements
• Collect and review all required reporting from borrowers to ensure compliance with loan agreement and requirements
• Assist with writing credit memorandums, consisting of a thorough and objective analysis
• Provide and recommend credit risk ratings consistent with the organization’s credit guidelines and/or loan policy
• Assist with restructuring/liquidation of distressed assets
• Collect, enter, evaluate and present borrower social impact, compliance and financial data
• Maintain database information integrity as it relates to financial data and reporting, construction updates and other project information
• Oversee credit review and processing of multi-draw debt transactions (e.g. construction draws)

Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; Accounting, finance business administration or economics preferred
• Minimum of 1-3 years of experience in credit, financial or other quantitative analysis
• Strong analytical and practical problem-solving skills, with strong attention to detail
• Demonstrated oral and written presentation skills
• Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
• Ability to work in a team-based environment, on multiple projects simultaneously, managing time and resources to complete tasks efficiently and within established timeframes
• Ability and willingness to travel as required

Desired knowledge, skills and abilities:
• Formal bank credit training or other credit experience preferred
• General knowledge of New Markets Tax Credit transactions
• Knowledge of cash flow lending for private equity backed acquisitions
• Familiarity with loan documentation for commercial/industrial and commercial real estate transactions

Compensation:

We offer a competitive salary, along with a comprehensive benefits package, based on experience.

How to Apply:

Submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements to rhall@nefinc.org.

General Counsel Equitable Facilities Fund
Manhattan, NY
Job Function: Other
Posted: February 27, 2020

Background:

About Equitable Facilities Fund (EFF)
Equitable Facilities Fund (EFF) is a nonprofit social impact fund that’s on a nationwide mission to help high-performing charter schools spend more money on students and less on the costs of borrowing for their facilities. We offer school leaders simple and much-needed access to low-cost, long-term loans, combined with support from an expert team that has walked in their shoes.

To date, EFF has committed over $200 million to schools serving more than 25,000 students, providing them with funding to amplify their impact. Recently, EFF recapitalized on the bond market, allowing us to scale our fund significantly over the coming months and years.

If you’re seeking to have community-level impact on a national scale, apply to join our team!

Position Summary:

The Opportunity

The Principal, Business Development will play a critical role in the sourcing and structuring of EFF’s initial $600 million fund. Reporting to the Chief Credit Officer, the Principal will actively grow the number of schools in EFF’s loan portfolio by leveraging their existing networks and continuously prospecting for new schools to engage. The ideal candidate will possess excellent outreach, relationship management and financial skills, as well as deep knowledge of the charter school sector.

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities

The Principal, Business Development will be responsible for:

Loan Sourcing: Actively build pipelines of prospective school loans that meet EFF’s rigorous financial, academic, and social impact criteria. The Principal, Business Development will be responsible for generating leads and maintaining relationships to support over $200 million in lending annually.
Deal Structuring: Serve as EFF’s leading expert on financial structuring and loan products. Use deep investment and sector experience to deliver value to schools and, when needed, creatively solve challenges that arise throughout the deal process.
Outreach and Marketing: Conduct outreach to school leaders, financial advisors, and other intermediaries by attending conferences, visiting schools, and conducting direct outreach. Serve as a highly respected and visible external presence for EFF and clearly convey the value of our product to various stakeholders.
Pipeline Tracking & Monitoring: Track leads and potential deals through various stages of EFF’s lending pipeline. Maintain primary responsibility for keeping EFF’s Lending and Leadership Teams up-to-date on pipeline activity.
Relationship Management: Serve as a primary point of contact for schools and financial advisors throughout the lending process. Keep stakeholders abreast of key developments and respond quickly and directly to any questions or concerns.
Investment Due Diligence: Support underwriting processes and help prepare loans for Credit Committee approval.
Systems and Product Leadership: Play a leading role in the development of systems and processes that will strengthen loan pipeline activity. Collaborate with EFF leadership to enhance product offerings.

Requirements:

Qualifications

10-15+ years of overall professional experience.
5+ years of experience in investment banking, venture capital, private equity or charter school finance and management
“Must Love Schools” -- the ideal candidate will be passionate about education reform and have deep experience in the charter school sector
Expertise in charter school facilities financing strongly preferred
In-depth experience with structuring financial products
Experience with business development and/or customer lead generation
Track record of meeting and exceeding aggressive goals
Outstanding relationship management skills
Extraordinary communication skills and an ability to clearly explain and answer questions about product-related details
Strong problem-solving skills and an ability to think “outside the box”
Customer service orientation and ability to collaborate across functional areas
Unyielding commitment to EFF’s mission, team, and school partners
High degree of integrity and authenticity and a good sense of humor
Willingness to travel frequently (approximately 50% of time)

Compensation:

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. We are proud to offer excellent benefits.

How to Apply:

https://boards.greenhouse.io/eqfund/jobs/4578187002?t=28b7fd3b2

Principal Business Development Equitable Facilities Fund
Manhattan, NY
Job Function: Business Development
Posted: February 27, 2020

Background:
About Equitable Facilities Fund (EFF) Equitable Facilities Fund (EFF) is a nonprofit social impact fund that’s on a nationwide mission to help high-performing charter schools spend more money on students and less on the costs of borrowing for their facilities. We offer school leaders simple and much-needed access to low-cost, long-term loans, combined with support from an expert team that has walked in their shoes. To date, EFF has committed over $200 million to schools serving more than 25,000 students, providing them with funding to amplify their impact. Recently, EFF recapitalized on the bond market, allowing us to scale our fund significantly over the coming months and years. If you’re seeking to have community-level impact on a national scale, apply to join our team!

Position Summary:
The Opportunity The Principal, Business Development will play a critical role in the sourcing and structuring of EFF’s initial $600 million fund. Reporting to the Chief Credit Officer, the Principal will actively grow the number of schools in EFF’s loan portfolio by leveraging their existing networks and continuously prospecting for new schools to engage. The ideal candidate will possess excellent outreach, relationship management and financial skills, as well as deep knowledge of the charter school sector.

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities

The Principal, Business Development will be responsible for:

Loan Sourcing: Actively build pipelines of prospective school loans that meet EFF’s rigorous financial, academic, and social impact criteria. The Principal, Business Development will be responsible for generating leads and maintaining relationships to support over $200 million in lending annually.
Deal Structuring: Serve as EFF’s leading expert on financial structuring and loan products. Use deep investment and sector experience to deliver value to schools and, when needed, creatively solve challenges that arise throughout the deal process.
Outreach and Marketing: Conduct outreach to school leaders, financial advisors, and other intermediaries by attending conferences, visiting schools, and conducting direct outreach. Serve as a highly respected and visible external presence for EFF and clearly convey the value of our product to various stakeholders.
Pipeline Tracking & Monitoring: Track leads and potential deals through various stages of EFF’s lending pipeline. Maintain primary responsibility for keeping EFF’s Lending and Leadership Teams up-to-date on pipeline activity.
Relationship Management: Serve as a primary point of contact for schools and financial advisors throughout the lending process. Keep stakeholders abreast of key developments and respond quickly and directly to any questions or concerns.
Investment Due Diligence: Support underwriting processes and help prepare loans for Credit Committee approval.
Systems and Product Leadership: Play a leading role in the development of systems and processes that will strengthen loan pipeline activity. Collaborate with EFF leadership to enhance product offerings.

Requirements:

Qualifications

10-15+ years of overall professional experience.
5+ years of experience in investment banking, venture capital, private equity or charter school finance and management
“Must Love Schools” -- the ideal candidate will be passionate about education reform and have deep experience in the charter school sector
Expertise in charter school facilities financing strongly preferred
In-depth experience with structuring financial products
Experience with business development and/or customer lead generation
Track record of meeting and exceeding aggressive goals
Outstanding relationship management skills
Extraordinary communication skills and an ability to clearly explain and answer questions about product-related details
Strong problem-solving skills and an ability to think “outside the box”
Customer service orientation and ability to collaborate across functional areas
Unyielding commitment to EFF’s mission, team, and school partners
High degree of integrity and authenticity and a good sense of humor
Willingness to travel frequently (approximately 50% of time)

Location

EFF’s office is based in New York City. This role will be expected to travel approximately 50% of the time.

Reporting Relationship

The Principal, Business Development will report to the Chief Credit Officer.

Compensation:

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. We are proud to offer excellent benefits.

How to Apply:

https://boards.greenhouse.io/eqfund/jobs/4578187002?t=28b7fd3b2

Director of Strategy Equitable Facilities Fund
New York, NY
Job Function: Other
Posted: February 27, 2020

Background:

Equitable Facilities Fund (EFF) is a nonprofit social impact fund that’s on a nationwide mission to help high-performing charter schools spend more money on students and less on the costs of borrowing for their facilities. We offer school leaders simple and much-needed access to low-cost, long-term loans combined with support from an expert team that has walked in their shoes.

To date, EFF has committed over $200 million to schools serving more than 25,000 students, providing them with funding to amplify their impact. Recently, EFF recapitalized on the bond market, allowing us to scale our fund significantly over the coming months and years.

If you’re seeking to have community-level impact on a national scale, apply to join our team!

Position Summary:

Who You Are

An effective communicator. You're capable of internalizing the the voice, vision and mission of EFF and developing various types of communications and materials for varied audiences and purposes.You know when materials need to demonstrate informative analysis and when inspirational, mission-aligned content is the best approach. You get excited about creating content that communicates effectively to board members, funders, and investors.

Special projects are your thing. You love taking on new, uncharted territory (e.g. external financing initiatives or internal systems refinement) for an organization, helping senior leaders to see where there are linkages across the work and creating operational efficiencies and new processes along the way.

You love the big picture and the nuts & bolts. You enjoy the challenge of synthesizing and executing big picture ideas and have strong strategic thinking and project execution abilities. Whether it’s on your own or with others, your experience, transparency, and organization allow you to get the nuts and bolts in place in record time, always with support and input from the rest of the organization.

Mission focused & driven. Experienced in leading relevant functions in organizations that look to innovate around some of society's greatest needs, you have a passion for making things better for the next generation and work tirelessly to ensure progress is made each day toward achieving that goal. Your enthusiasm is relentless and helps sustain and drive others in the organization. Your relentless focus on our mission and impact helps to transform and grow how we do our work.

Responsibilities:

The Director of Strategy will play a leading role in facilitating EFF’s growth as we strive to transform capital access for schools and communities. Reporting to the Chief of Staff, the role will prepare key analyses and recommendations for EFF leadership and various stakeholders. This will include initiatives like:

working with senior leadership to plan EFF’s long-term strategy and capital structure to maximize impact for schools and ensure fund sustainability
developing and implementing marketing and outreach plans to support fundraising activities and loan pipeline development
contributing to EFF’s efforts to solicit alternative sources of investment
leading the creation of collateral and materials that demonstrate EFF’s impact and thought leadership in education and financial services sectors
developing and managing the organization’s communications platforms
assisting in procuring strategy-aligned press opportunities
This person should possess superb analytical skills as well as an exceptional ability to synthesize and communicate data and information. The ideal candidate will be deeply invested in EFF’s mission and thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.

Requirements:

At least five years of professional experience in consulting, investment banking, venture capital, private equity, or nonprofit finance.
Master’s degree in Business Administration or related field is highly preferred.
“Must Love Schools” -- passionate about the education sector. Experience supporting education or other nonprofit organizations preferred.
Outstanding communications skills and experience composing materials - including PowerPoints and written summaries - for key external stakeholder audiences.
Exemplary analytical and writing skills.
Highly organized and strategic thinker.
Self-starter with experience working in an evolving and fast-paced environment.
Proficient with the Google suite of applications (Mail, Calendar, Docs, Sheets, etc.) and Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
Ability to produce high-quality work products under tight deadlines.
Unyielding commitment to EFF’s mission, team, and school partners.
High degree of integrity and authenticity and a good sense of humor.

Compensation:

Competitive package.

How to Apply:

https://boards.greenhouse.io/eqfund/jobs/4586777002?t=28b7fd3b2

Liaison Officer IFF: Office for Hope Starts Here
Detroit, MI
Job Function: Administrative/Operations/IT
Posted: February 25, 2020

Background:

Department Function:

The office will carry out the implementation of the Hope Starts Here framework by providing direction and guidance to and support of a distributed leadership network. The ultimate outcome is to make Detroit a city that puts young children and families first as evidenced by a coordinated, cooperative, healthy and sustainable early childhood ecosystem.

IFF

IFF improves the world by strengthening nonprofits and the communities they serve. As a mission-driven lender, real estate consultant, and developer, IFF helps communities thrive by creating opportunities for low-income communities and persons with disabilities. Key to our success has been a deep sense of purpose, a broad perspective, and a relentless focus on achieving positive results. Across the
Midwest, we help clients from every sector, including human service agencies, health centers, schools, affordable housing developers, and grocery stores. Staff contributes its extensive business experience with an unrivaled connection to the mission of IFF and the nonprofit clients it serves. IFF serves as the fiscal sponsor for
Hope Starts Here: Detroit Early Childhood Partnership.

Hope Starts Here: Detroit Early Childhood Partnership

Hope Starts Here launched with a public event at the Michigan Science Center on
November 10, 2016. Over the following months, the process brought together thousands of Detroiters to develop a vision for early childhood in Detroit, to create a

blueprint to achieve that vision, and to mobilize people across the city to bring that blueprint to life. More than 18,000 Detroiters directly contributed to Hope Starts
Here’s planning process: families and caregivers, childcare providers, educators, health care professionals, community advocates, business leaders, policy makers, funders, and a diverse range of other stakeholders.

Detroit residents provided input, ideas and feedback through a citywide community engagement process that informed the work of the Strategy Teams and Stewardship Board. This included the formation of a dedicated Community Engagement Planning Team, a parent survey that reached caregivers in every neighborhood in the city, 125 listening sessions that brought people together to discuss their ideas and hopes for our youngest citizens, Detroit’s first Day of the Young Child, as well as digital and traditional media campaigns. More than two million people were exposed to Hope Starts Here through this work. And now, we are embarking upon deep implementation with the positioning and gearing up of the HSH Office and team.

Position Summary:

Position Overview
The liaison officer will be a primary interface between the Hope Starts Here (HSH) director and managers (the office), the HSH Stewardship Board, Executive Committee, and the office and the Detroit community and organizations essential to the implementation of the HSH framework. This is a full-time position.

The liaison officer (LO) provides front-line communication and connection to the implementation director and key staff. The LO may provide technical expertise and face-to-face coordination on behalf of and/or in the absence of the implementation director.

A liaison officer must be adept at working with different people, organizations or agencies to help them accomplish HSH’s common goal. To do this, the liaison officer will facilitate communications, and coordinate efforts between the stakeholders listed above as well as the general public.

Responsibilities:

Additional Job Duties and Responsibilities

Maintain diary, arrange meetings and appointments and provide reminders.
Preparing reports, memos, invoices letters, and other documents.
Answering phones and routing calls to the correct person or taking messages.
Handling basic bookkeeping tasks.
Filing and retrieving organizational records, documents, and reports.
Researching and conducting data to prepare documents for review by and presentation to boards of directors, committees, and executives.
Helping prepare for meetings.
Accurately recording minutes from meetings.
Greeting visitors and deciding if they should be able to meet with director and/or managers.
Using various software, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation software.
Reading and analyzing incoming memos, submissions, and distributing them as needed.
Making travel arrangements for director and managers.
Performing office duties that include ordering supplies and managing a records database.
Experience as a virtual assistant.
Opening, sorting and distributing incoming faxes, emails, and other correspondence.
Provide general administrative support.
Performance Measures:

1. 100% present and welcoming in communication with HSH stakeholders and community.

2. Engage with positive presupposition

3. Achievement of tasks assigned and/or necessary to reach benchmarks, individual and those of “the office”.

4. High level of stakeholder satisfaction with HSH office products and services.

5. Assistance to leadership in maintaining HSH’s role as a full contributor and partner to the early childhood education sector.

6. Complete, accurate, timely, and thoughtful performance of duties

7. Identifies and recommends solutions to issues and problems relating to any

“office” deliverables

8. Cultivates a culture of openness in information sharing. Encourages open communication, cooperation, and the sharing of knowledge.

9. Models personal accountability that promotes ownership and engagement.

10. Builds and maintains effective working relationships with colleagues, peers and team members.

11. Values and supports differences in others, contributing to an inclusive work environment. Demonstrates the ability and willingness to communicate effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and experiences to create a collaborative, collegial, and caring community.

12. High level of satisfaction from both internal colleagues and external contacts.

Requirements:

Candidates
Both, IFF and the Hope Starts Here Implementation Office, are looking for candidates with a commitment to the work each does and who can demonstrate their creativity, detail-orientation, diligence, efficiency, enthusiasm, flexibility, organization, thoughtfulness, and sense of humor.

Position Qualifications:
Education: Post-secondary education desired. High school diploma required as well as proficiency in MS Office (MS Excel and MS PowerPoint, in particular). Additional qualification as an executive assistant will be a plus.

Previous Experience: Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in assisting executive level staff. Must possess strong organizational time management and literacy skills – computer, oral and written. Demonstrated competence in multi-tasking. Strong knowledge of the Detroit community. Detroit resident and working knowledge of the early childhood education and development sector a plus.

Special Knowledge & Skills:

1. Knowledge of early childhood education, K12 education, community development principles with a focus on equity and inclusion.

2. Great interpersonal skills; high level written and oral communication and presentation skills; proficient computer software user, including spreadsheets and databases.

3. Ability to think independently and creatively toward solutions.

4. Ability to work with a variety of people in a fast paced, multi-faceted network of systems and stakeholder groups.

IFF and Hope Starts Here Detroit value equity, diversity and inclusion as part of their complementary missions to strengthen nonprofits and the communities they serve. IFF is an equal opportunity employer.

Compensation:

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $19.00 to $21.00 /hour

Benefits:
Health insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Retirement plan

How to Apply:

Application Instructions: Please submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to denise@hopestartsheredetroit.org with “Liaison Officer, Hope Starts Here” in the subject line.

Director of Membership and Partnerships Catholic Impact Investing Collaborative
Chicago, IL
Job Function: Financial Services
Posted: February 24, 2020

Background:

The Catholic Impact Investing Collaborative (aka CIIC- pronounced "seek") works to actively promote Impact Investing in Catholic institutions through community building, sharing experiences, and learning from each other. Our goal is to accelerate and expand the use of wealth in service of people and planet.

Position Summary:

The objective of this position is to act as a central collaborator and driver of CIIC’s memberships and partnerships. The role will be responsible for building out existing CIIC activities and will be expected to propose and lead new initiatives. The position will report to the Steering Committee Chair (co-Chairs) and maintain a very close working relationship with the Steering Committee and CIIC Program Manager. The role is best-suited for someone who has experience working and building relationships in the investment industry and who is energized by the work of moving the impact investment space forward in a faith-based community. Familiarity with Catholic Social Teaching, as well as the structure of the Church and landscape of Catholic institutions, is highly valued.

Responsibilities:

Build out a Membership Model for CIIC:
Build upon CIIC’s relationships to develop a mission-driven membership model that encourages active participation in CIIC and delivers substantive value to members pursuing impact.
Implement and give ongoing feedback on the strategic direction of the membership model.
Help develop and implement a shared due diligence program for members.
Conduct member outreach with focus on Catholic asset owners indicating interest in impact investing.

Establish and Enhance Partnerships with Other Organizations:
Build and deepen relationships with partners for established CIIC Collaborators:
Examples include Intentional Endowments Network, Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, FaithInvest, Global Catholic Climate Movement, Operation Noah, Loyola University of Chicago, Catholic Relief Services, Global Impact Investing Network, etc.
Formalize partnership protocol in collaboration with CIIC Program Manager

Contribute to growth of Broader CIIC Community
Help to source Catholic Impact Investing Pledge Signatories, Stories of Catholic Impact, and general supporters of CIIC.
Collaborate with and support efforts of CIIC Program Manager to help develop our story-telling capabilities and online presence and voice of CIIC.
Organize speaking and education on Catholic impact investing for self and CIIC members.
Collaborate with CIIC Program Manager to help organize and participate in CIIC regional gatherings

CIIC 2020 Conference Assistance
Collaborate with CIIC Program Manager and broader CIIC community to plan and implement CIIC’s first ever global conference in early 2020.
Assist with efforts to identify key sponsors and in-kind donations for 2020 conference.

Assist with Budget
Maintain list of different expenses and contributions
Coordinate development of CIIC financial reporting with fiscal agent sponsor; support sponsor financial information needs
Includes tracking your own expenses

Requirements:

Strong finance and investment acumen gained through first-hand industry experience
Passion for pushing forward issues of social justice, equity, and integral ecology through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching and Impact Investing
Exceptional written, verbal and presentation communication skills
Self-motivated and comfortable working independently
Strong team player and collaborator
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
High integrity, maturity, and honesty, including the ability to maintain confidentiality and to observe high standards of professional conduct.
Strong personal qualities that might be described as “people skills” are highly valued
7+ years of relevant work or post-graduate experience
Passion for pushing forward issues of social justice, equity, and ecological integrity aligned with Catholic Social Teaching.

Compensation:

Salary is commensurate with experience.

How to Apply:

Please submit your application to info@catholicimpact.org. Please include: a one-page cover letter explaining why you want the position, what you know about Catholic Impact Investing, and what efforts you would be most excited about supporting in this collaboration, and your resume. The deadline to apply for this position is Thursday, April 9th, 2020.

Executive Director of the San Antonio Housing Trust 78212
San Antonio, TX
Job Function: Other
Posted: February 21, 2020

Background:

<p>The San Antonio Housing Trust supports affordable housing projects, programs, and initiatives in San Antonio, Texas, through loans, grants, and partnerships. Our aim is to align with community needs identified by the City of San Antonio and community based housing organizations. The Trust achieves its mission through four entities: The San Antonio Housing Trust (SAHT) was created by the City of San Antonio in 1988 with a corpus of $10 million. An 11-member Board of Trustees appointed by the San Antonio City Council governs the SAHT. The Board of Trustees reviews and recommends to City Council the Housing Trust Fund awards. The San Antonio Housing Trust Finance Corporation (SAHTFC) was formed by the Housing Trust in 1997 for the purpose of issuing private activity bonds to finance the development and preservation of affordable housing. The board of directors for the Finance Corporation consists of five City of San Antonio Council Members appointed by the Mayor. The San Antonio Housing Trust Public Facility Corporation (SAHTPFC) was created by the Finance Corporation in 2009 as a tool to create affordable housing through partnerships with the development community. The partnerships provide a property tax exemption in return for creating affordable units and contributing project revenue to the Trust. The board of directors for the SAHTPFC consists of the same five City Council Members as the Finance Corporation. The San Antonio Housing Trust Foundation, Inc. (SAHTF) administers the Housing Trust Fund, Finance Corporation, and Public Facility Corporation. The Foundation was established by the City of San Antonio in 1991 as a 501c(3) non-profit organization. The SAHT Board of Trustees appointed by City Council also serve as the Board of Directors of the San Antonio Housing Trust Foundation, Inc. The Foundation sources revenue from interest accrued from the Trust, loan proceeds from prior funding rounds, and 25% of revenues generated from the Finance Corporation and Public Facility Corporation.</p>

Position Summary:

Over the last two years, community organizations, residents, and the City of San Antonio have worked to develop community-wide strategies for addressing San Antonio’s affordable housing crisis. One strategy was to assess the San Antonio Housing Trust Foundation and its related entities (the San Antonio Housing Trust, Public Facility Corporation, and Finance Corporation) and provide recommendations for enhancing their collective efficacy and impact. In Summer 2019, the City released the assessment and recommendations. The Trust Foundation is now seeking a leader to bring key stakeholders together, determine the best structure for the Trust Foundation and its related entities, and develop new strategies and partnerships to strengthen our impact on affordable housing.

The Executive Director will:

1. Understand, manage, and strengthen the organizational structure and lines of business and revenue for the Trust and its related entities.

2. Work with leaders and residents in San Antonio’s housing ecosystem to understand the current role of the Trust and its related entities.

3. Work with board and staff of the Trust and its related entities to determine roles and responsibilities of Trust to increase and improve impact.

4. Work with board and staff to ensure the Trust and its related entities improve transparency, accountability, communication, and efficiencies.

5. Build/Designate/Form a dedicated source of funds to increase the impact of the Trust in affordable housing

6. Explore and implement best practices of peer organizations that have increased their impact on affordable housing.

7. Manage and administer current Trust operations and budget.

Responsibilities:

The Executive Director is responsible for the following areas of management:

Plans, directs, and oversees the activities and operations of the San Antonio Housing Trust Foundation, including management of the Housing Trust, Finance Corporation, and Public Facility Corporation.

Serves as the primary staff person for the Housing Trust, Housing Trust Foundation, Finance Corporation, and Public Facility Corporation Board of Trustees.

Works with the Housing Trust Fund Board of Trustees to set the strategic direction of the Trust, and to develop and refine guidelines and policies pertaining to the Housing Trust Foundation.

Establishes effective working relationships with City of San Antonio departments, neighborhood leaders, and other individuals and groups on long-term revitalization and reinvestment goals and related projects.

Works closely with Finance Corporation and Public Facility Corporation legal team to negotiate and execute affordable housing developments in San Antonio.

Represents the Housing Trust in local and national partnerships.

Responsible for development of non-Trust sources of financial support for Trust operations, Trust supported projects, Trust formulated affordable housing policies, and endowments for the Housing Trust Fund.

Effectively communicates with the City of San Antonio's business community, banking community, and neighborhood organizations regarding the objectives and purposes of the Housing Trust Fund, Finance Corporation, and Public Facility Corporation.

Provides technical assistance and expertise on affordable housing grant programs, i.e. HOME/CHDO, NAHP, etc., in the applications and proposals process.

Administers policies and procedures. Reviews and signs Trust Foundation communications and contracts. Explains, justifies, and defends Trust programs, policies, and activities, as needed; and negotiates and resolves sensitive, crucial, and controversial issues.

Attends City Council meetings and takes necessary action regarding Council agenda items. Makes formal presentations to city staff, City Council, outside organizations, and businesses, as necessary. Serves on City department panels and committees to support City of San Antonio’s Coordinated Housing System.

Administers and coordinates funding award process with designated entities. Keeps current with relevant federal, state, and City of San Antonio regulations. Prepares request for proposals packages related to Housing Trust Fund Programs. Disseminates information to the community regarding housing policies and the availability of housing programs. Coordinates RFP process. Analyzes proposals submitted for funding and makes recommendations to the Housing Trust Fund Board of Trustees regarding the economic feasibility of individual projects.

Responsible for developing and monitoring key performance indicators and metrics to measure impact and for sharing data related to funding options for revitalization projects and neighborhood demographics.

Other related duties and responsibilities as may be needed and defined by the Housing Trust Fund Board of Trustees.

Requirements:

This is highly skilled administrative, management, and financial analysis work related to the management, performance, and enhancement of the City of San Antonio Housing Trust and the San Antonio Housing Trust Foundation, Inc. This position requires considerable knowledge of the financial aspects of housing development projects and programs as well as the ability to identify and obtain additional funding and revenue sources for the Trust Fund and Foundation. Initiative and independent judgment are essential. Extensive knowledge of real estate finance; affordable housing development; federal, state, and local entitlement programs; and the community development process is necessary. Ability to work effectively with the public sector, private for-profit, and private non-profit sectors is essential. Experience in both public and private sector housing finance and knowledge of regulatory environment required. Competence in planning, financial analysis, and negotiation needed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree in finance, public administration, community development, or a related field.

At least five years of professional experience in real estate finance and/or affordable housing development.

Knowledge of Federal, state, and local entitlement programs.

Experience working effectively with the public, private for-profit, and private non-profit sectors.

Knowledge of regulatory environment.

Competence in planning, financial analysis, and negotiation.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Master's degree in finance, public administration, community development, or a related field.

Ten years of experience in real estate finance and/or affordable housing development.

Compensation:

Compensation package includes:

Depending on expertise and experience, salary and benefits range from mid to high $100ks

Car allowance

Phone allowance

Retirement savings match (SAHTF matches up to 12%)

How to Apply:

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and list of professional references to Nicole Collazo, SAHTF Assistant Director, at nicolec(at)saht.org, or visit https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=53c713a15bdf6324&from=tp-serp&tk=1e1k8...

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