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Program Officer - Community & Economic Development LISC
Philadelphia, PA
Job Function: Other
Posted: August 15, 2019

Background:

What We Do

With residents and partners, LISC forges resilient and inclusive communities of opportunity across America – great places to live, work, visit, do business and raise families.

Strategies We Pursue

Equip talent in underinvested communities with the skills and credentials to compete successfully for quality income and wealth opportunities.

Invest in businesses, housing and other community infrastructure to catalyze economic, health, safety and educational mobility for individuals and communities.

Strengthen existing alliances while building new collaborations to increase our impact on the progress of people and places.

Develop leadership and the capacity of partners to advance our work together.

Drive local, regional, and national policy and system changes that foster broadly shared prosperity and well-being.

Over the last 40 years, LISC and its affiliates have invested approximately $20 billion in businesses, affordable housing, health, educational mobility, community and recreational facilities, public safety, employment and other projects that help to revitalize and stabilize underinvested communities. Headquartered in New York City, LISC’s reach spans the country from East coast to West coast in 32 markets with offices extending from Buffalo to San Francisco. Visit us at www.lisc.org.

Philadelphia LISC is the Philadelphia chapter of LISC. As champions for equitable community development, Philadelphia LISC works alongside partners to transform underinvested neighborhoods into healthy, sustainable communities of choice and opportunity. Since 1980, Philadelphia LISC has invested $435 million and leveraged $1.5 billion in Philadelphia's neighborhoods to build or preserve 8,500 affordable homes and develop 2.3 million square feet of retail, community and educational space.

Position Summary:

Philadelphia LISC seeks a Program Officer to lead the execution of a holistic and strategic approach to community economic development that results in transformative and equitable outcomes envisioned by the communities we serve. The Program Officer will be responsible for the community and economic development program portfolio, which focuses on equitable development and includes community engagement, commercial corridors, creative placemaking and community safety. The ideal Program Officer does not need to be an expert in each of these areas, but should have enough familiarity with them to implement them as part of a wide range of community development strategies to advance LISC’s mission. These include building the capacities of community-based partner organizations; strengthening collaborations across sectors and industries and among community-based organizations, anchor institutions, and other corporate, civic and public sector organizations; identifying and leveraging investment opportunities; and advocating for policy and systems innovations. The ideal Program Officer also should be committed to results-oriented implementation that continuously draws from applied learning and evaluation. The Program Officer reports to the Deputy Director, manages 1 staff member on the community and economic development team, and collaborates with other staff in the Philadelphia and National LISC offices.

Responsibilities:

 Design and implement solutions to community/economic development issues utilizing LISC’s suite of programs, financing products and other tools. Coordinate projects and activities with Philadelphia LISC Housing & Health and Lending (real estate development and small business) Program Officers and National LISC Program staff as appropriate.
 Strengthen community-based organizations’ resource, organizational, programmatic, networking and political capacities by providing funding, strategic guidance, planning and project management, technical assistance, and training.
 Develop solid and respectful working relationships with community-based partner organizations and grantees. Maintain an in-depth knowledge of their organizational conditions, programs and projects.
 Work with other staff in developing strategic collaborations with and among community-based organizations, anchor institutions, and other corporate, civic and public sector organizations to leverage LISC’s capabilities.
 Plan, convene and facilitate meetings, trainings and workshops.
 Prepare and manage program budgets, in consultation with the Deputy Director and staff.
 Manage grants/contracts between LISC and community-based organizations, through the lifecycle of the contract, including negotiation, drafting, execution, monitoring compliance, evaluating performance, and maintaining contractual records.
 Manage grants/contracts between LISC and its funders.
 Manage contracts between LISC and its consultants.
 Assist the Resource Development team in identifying funding opportunities and preparing proposals, applications, reports, presentations and tours.
 Supervise 1 staff member and possibly 1 intern.
 Assume responsibility for special projects and other assignments, as needed.

Requirements:

 Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required; graduate level education is a plus.
 5+ years experience in community/economic development or related field. Program or project management experience in or with community-based organizations is strongly preferred.
 Keen interest in and commitment to the community development mission of LISC.
 Highly motivated, solution-oriented individual who is self-directed, and able to successfully balance multiple priorities and time-bound projects/programs.
 Team-player skilled at collaboratively designing and implementing solutions.
 Skilled at facilitating meetings.
 Highly skilled at project management.
 Strong listening skills.
 Aptitude for applied learning.
 Working knowledge of the economic, political, and social environments of Philadelphia, especially lower-income neighborhoods, organizations, and community development efforts.
 Ability to interact with a diverse range of individuals and organizations, including but not limited to, residents, community development organizations, public agencies, private developers, funders and lenders.
 Attention to detail and deadlines, especially in the areas of contracts management and reporting.
 Experience and knowledge in government contracts management and compliance a plus.

Compensation:

LISC offers a competitive salary and excellent fringe benefits.

How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to Melissa Kim, Deputy Director, at mkim@lisc.org, no later than September 16, 2019. Please include “Program Officer” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please.

Loan Portfolio Manager Corporation for Supportive Housing
New York, NY
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: August 15, 2019

Background:

Who we are:
For over 25 years CSH has been a game-changer for the most vulnerable people in our country
- Helping communities create 300,000 homes for individuals and families who did not have one;
- Bringing hope to thousands who thought they would live on the streets or reside in institutions; and
- Ensuring not only a stable home for each, but access to the services that brought healthcare, recovery and training to their doorsteps.

Not only has CSH proven supportive housing works and changes the lives of individuals, families and communities, we have done so while creating a family of nationally recognized experts who stay committed to our organization and mission throughout their careers. We attract talented professionals, offer competitive salaries with benefits, generous family leave and PTO, and fully embrace the philosophy that a sustainable work-life balance is desirable and achievable. With the aim of attracting good people who possess the confidence and drive to get the job done, CSH is now accepting applications for a Loan Portfolio Manager to work with our Finance team.

Position Summary:

Why we need you:
CSH is seeking an enthusiastic, results-oriented, equity focused Loan Administrator. The Portfolio Manager will be responsible for developing analyses, forecasting, and transactional and portfolio reporting while also performing the day-to-day activities related to managing and closing loans. This position is located in CSH’s New York, NY office.

Responsibilities:

What you will do:
Loan Administration and Closing
• Review financial transactions and terms for accuracy, compliance and completeness. Input transactions into and maintain loan system, monitor ongoing compliance and manage performance dates.
• Collect, review and analysis of reporting requirements related to each financial transaction throughout the entire life-span of a loan, from approval to close.
• Work with internal partners (lenders, legal team and finance staff) to proactively address compliance issues, address required modifications a loan or grants terms and conditions and problem solve issues that arise during the course of loan administration and closings.
Reporting
• Implement and oversee loan and portfolio reporting, including regular status reports.
• Prepare and ensure timely reporting to investors, the CDFI fund and other internal and external stakeholders.
• Support and collaborate with Fund Development, Community Investment Team, Executive Staff and other internal stakeholders on preparing and analyzing reports as needed.
Compliance
• Respond to any CDFI Fund requests that may arise (FA/CMF), and pull staff in to address as needed.
• Participate in training of new staff people on reporting compliance process and systems.
• Prepare information for monthly Loan Portfolio Monitor Committee and lead discussions on Loan Portfolio Quality.
• Oversee on-going review of borrowers for adjustments to Loan Loss Reserve based on risk factors
Financial Analysis and Management
• Provide necessary schedules and information to maintain accuracy of information in the general ledger regarding above activities. Assist the CFO in assessing the efficiency and effectiveness of CSH’s current systems and procedures for handling all the responsibilities outlined above.
• Recommend modifications to policies, procedures or risk rating methods to improve risk identification and mitigation.
• Other duties or special projects as directed by the Chief Financial Officer.

Note: CSH is also the recipient of several New Market Tax Credit Awards (NMTC) and we are seeking to expand staffing in support of the NMTC program. While not a requirement for this role, applicants with experience in the NMTC program or other programs funded by the Department of Treasury are encourage to note this on their resume and cover letter.

Requirements:

How we work:
All CSH staff share a common competency framework. These guide our approach and in turn, help us create value. CSH staff are adaptable, entrepreneurial, creative, flexible, and problem solvers. We are strategic thinkers with a sense of humor, persistence, and a commitment to treating others with respect.
• Bachelor’s degree is desired, equivalent experience accepted as substitute for degree.
• 3-years minimum experience in asset/portfolio management, project development, and/or non-profit lending. Experience in loan servicing and/or compliance highly desirable.
• An understanding of the concepts of institutional and structural racism and bias and their impact on underserved and underrepresented communities is preferred.
• Strong interpersonal, presentation and written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present to diverse audiences, specifically racially, ethnically and socially diverse internal stakeholders.
• Ability to capture, synthesize and present information in report form.
• Ability to meet the needs of internal and external customers by delivering high quality service.
• Experience with reporting utilizing multiple databases, statistics and experience using a range of quantitatively-based analytical methods.
• Proficient with spreadsheets, standard office automation applications and relational database structures.
• Familiarity with MS Dynamics or other complex accounting systems a plus
• Proficient with loan administration software platforms, CSH’s current system is The Exceptional Assistant (TEA) by Common Goals.
• Strong analytical, interpersonal, presentation and written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present to diverse audiences, specifically racially, ethnically and socially diverse communities.

Compensation:

Commensurate with Experience

How to Apply:

Interested in joining our team as a leader in the national supportive housing movement?
To Apply:
Candidates should apply by clicking on the link below. All candidates should attach their Resume, Cover Letter and Salary Expectations as one Microsoft Word or PDF document.
https://csh.csod.com/ats/careersite/jobdetails.aspx?site=1&c=csh&id=106&...

Community Development Loan Officer Florida Community Loan Fund, Inc
Tampa, FL
Job Function: Financial Services
Posted: August 15, 2019

Background:

Florida Community Loan Fund (FCLF) is a nonprofit lending institution providing capital and expertise to make projects successful and help organizations improve lives and low-income communities throughout the Sunshine State. Established in 1994, FCLF operates statewide from a network of offices in Orlando, Tampa, Sarasota, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami. FCLF financing has helped more than 190 organizations succeed in their projects, providing over 492,000 Floridians annually with housing or social services through 350+ lending transactions to projects totaling over $1.12 billion. FCLF became Florida’s first certified statewide Community Development Financial Institution in 1996 and has been certified as a Community Development Entity since 2004.

Currently, FCLF has $71 million in total assets, a staff of 19, and an operating budget of $5-6 million. It has a growing loan portfolio of $65 million and has closed $232 million in New Markets Tax Credit investments. FCLF Strategic Plan emphasizes significant growth over the next 5 years and we are adding staff now to keep pace with this growth.

Position Summary:

FCLF is seeking an experienced Community Development Loan Officer to promote FCLF in Florida with a concentration in the greater Tampa area. The successful candidate will identify potential projects to benefit not-for-profit enterprises, which would be funded by loans facilitated through FCLF.

Responsibilities:

This position will:
 Engage in and build relationships in the local community to create or expand a presence for FCLF. Develop and nurture relationships with community leaders, funders, developers, nonprofit entity leaders and potential borrowers associated with development projects planned or underway within the community. Promote the potential strategies for utilizing FCLF financing to achieve community development objectives.
 Develop lending pipeline as a priority by identifying projects which would meet the lending criteria of FCLF. Also, identify potential projects for the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program or other specialized lending programs in which FCLF participates.
 Obtain, underwrite, and analyze loan applications for commercial loans to support community/economic development projects based on criteria established for each program and loan policies within each program. Perform due diligence, site inspections, appraisal review, financial statement and pro-forma credit analysis, and credit evaluations of potential borrowers. Prepare credit memos and supporting documentation and present loans for review or approval to the Chief Lending Officer and/or Chief Executive Officer; or Lending Committee.
 Draft and coordinate with the FCLF portfolio administration staff or Chief Lending Officer to issue commitment letters and to facilitate loan closings and monitor loan advances and disbursements.
 Monitor borrower relationships for borrower needs or difficulties. Increase, extend, modify and restructure loans as needed. Mitigate loan portfolio risk through coordination of post-closing technical assistance, extensions, restructurings and work-outs.
 Assist in the preparation of monthly Lending Committee material by contributing to reporting. Participate in periodic portfolio evaluations including presentation of recommendations for loan grades. Assist in the preparation of periodic written reports regarding the status of loan request and applications.
 Partner with technical assistance providers to deliver training services to prepare potential borrowers for the borrowing process.
 Participate in the workshop, marketing and promotional activities and materials development for FCLF. Make workshop presentations and participate in forums which inform the public and special audiences about the opportunities for borrowers offered by the FCLF.

Requirements:

Requirements:
 BS degree in Finance, Business or equivalent combination of education and experience.
 A minimum of 5 years of experience in the commercial/community development/real estate lending, public finance and/or multifamily development fields is desired. Multiple sector experience is preferred.
 Demonstrated ability to source, evaluate and underwrite commercial lending projects, preferably in the community/economic development field.
 Knowledge of and experience in community development financial analysis; other underwriting experience is preferred.
 Ability and experience in delivering services consultatively to diverse constituencies required.
 Experience working in low-income communities.
 Outstanding communication skills, both spoken and written.
 Maturity, initiative, and flexibility required.
 Ability to work independently and coordinate with others located across the state.
 IT skills and the ability to quickly adapt to software.
 Analytical / quantitative analysis skills.
 Qualitative analysis and creative thinking skills.
 Organizational skills.
 Self-motivation skills.
 Research skills.
 Ability to meet deadlines and cope with pressure.

Compensation:

This position will:
 Engage in and build relationships in the local community to create or expand a presence for FCLF. Develop and nurture relationships with community leaders, funders, developers, nonprofit entity leaders and potential borrowers associated with development projects planned or underway within the community. Promote the potential strategies for utilizing FCLF financing to achieve community development objectives.
 Develop lending pipeline as a priority by identifying projects which would meet the lending criteria of FCLF. Also, identify potential projects for the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program or other specialized lending programs in which FCLF participates.
 Obtain, underwrite, and analyze loan applications for commercial loans to support community/economic development projects based on criteria established for each program and loan policies within each program. Perform due diligence, site inspections, appraisal review, financial statement and pro-forma credit analysis, and credit evaluations of potential borrowers. Prepare credit memos and supporting documentation and present loans for review or approval to the Chief Lending Officer and/or Chief Executive Officer; or Lending Committee.
 Draft and coordinate with the FCLF portfolio administration staff or Chief Lending Officer to issue commitment letters and to facilitate loan closings and monitor loan advances and disbursements.
 Monitor borrower relationships for borrower needs or difficulties. Increase, extend, modify and restructure loans as needed. Mitigate loan portfolio risk through coordination of post-closing technical assistance, extensions, restructurings and work-outs.
 Assist in the preparation of monthly Lending Committee material by contributing to reporting. Participate in periodic portfolio evaluations including presentation of recommendations for loan grades. Assist in the preparation of periodic written reports regarding the status of loan request and applications.
 Partner with technical assistance providers to deliver training services to prepare potential borrowers for the borrowing process.
 Participate in the workshop, marketing and promotional activities and materials development for FCLF. Make workshop presentations and participate in forums which inform the public and special audiences about the opportunities for borrowers offered by the FCLF.

How to Apply:

Application Instructions:
Please submit your resume via e-mail to vltorres@torreshrgroup.com along with a cover letter which specifically outlines your experience in the following:
 Your experience in commercial banking and/or nonprofit lending
 Number of years and position(s) held

Applications without a cover letter containing the above information will not be considered. No phone calls please.

The Florida Community Loan Fund, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Associate II, Community Development Finance Investments Silicon Valley Bank
Tempe, AZ
Job Function: Finance
Posted: August 13, 2019

Background:

SVB’s Community Development Finance team is responsible for executing the Bank’s Community Reinvestment Act strategy through the origination and management of Community Development Loans and Investments. To date, Silicon Valley Bank has committed over $1 billion in loans and $500 million in investments that support the new construction or rehabilitation of affordable housing for low-income seniors, families, veterans, individuals with special needs or disabilities, and the chronically homeless. With these loans and investments, SVB aims to make a meaningful impact in the communities where we do business.

Position Summary:

The CDF team is undertaking a major ramp-up initiative to significantly grow our Low Income Housing Tax Credit investments over the next three years. The Associate will play a critical role in underwriting, closing, and asset managing the growing LIHTC investment portfolio.

Responsibilities:

•Assist with multi-investor fund originations and closings by underwriting upper-tier Fund structure, coordinating review of upper-tier Fund documentation and preparing closing documentation, underwriting lower-tier properties, preparing investment memo for approval, and collaborating with internal partners to prepare accounting and regulatory reports.
•Assist with the build-out of newly acquired asset management database.
•Conduct quarterly review of Fund performance reports to capture emerging risks posed by projects, project sponsors, or syndicators that may jeopardize tax credit delivery.
•Review quarterly and annual tax reports to confirm achievability of forecasted tax credit benefit delivery.
•Assist in preparing Annual Asset Management Report.
•Prepare Annual (or as-needed) Syndicator/Fund Sponsor Reviews.
•Collaborate with lending team for joint debt-equity originations.

Requirements:

•2+ years of experience related to affordable housing including underwriting and structuring loans and equity investments for multifamily housing funded with Low Income Housing Tax Credits.
•2+ years of experience in impact investment, investment banking, community development finance, real estate finance, or other relevant field
•Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field.
•Ability to collaborate with and learn from team members and internal and strategic partners.
•Ability to multi-task and juggle multiple closings and projects at the same time.
•Advanced Excel skills.
•Ability to write in a clear and concise manner to convey complex information.
•Strong credit and financial analysis skills.
•Self-motivated and driven
•Highly organized with excellent project management skills
•Proven ability to work independently
•Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively.
•Ability to travel up to 20% to the Bay Area.

Compensation:

N/A

How to Apply:

Please apply using the below link.

https://svbank.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=4098&tz=GMT-...

Business Analyst Craftsman Technology Group
Boston, MA
Job Function: Administrative/Operations/IT
Posted: August 13, 2019

Background:

We are a tech company with a mission. Craftsman aims to help nonprofits grow and thrive by ensuring they meet the high technical expectations of their constituents. By aligning strategy and business process with tools and technology Craftsman delivers transformative projects, best-in-class industry solutions and enduring partnerships. We are a registered Salesforce partner who works to deploy and sustain technology solutions by providing support, enhancing operations and stimulating growth at nonprofits. Our team of analysts, project managers, technical architects and developers have extensive experience working at mission-driven organizations.

Our Community Development practice supports organizations that build capacity in our communities. Craftsman serves Community Development Corporations (CDCs) and Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) through a suite of Salesforce tools including our loan management solution.

Position Summary:

Boston, MA or Remote

This is an intermediate-level position, requiring some previous experience as a Business Analyst and with Salesforce, while providing opportunities to expand your professional skills. In this forward-looking role, you will assist our nonprofit clients in defining and executing near-term requirements, and in identifying possible next steps for enhancement. You will help gather requirements to define clients’ functional, technical, and business needs. Reporting to a Practice Lead and working as part of a team, we expect you to strengthen your existing skills in developing and configuring the tools and technology at the core of our clients’ solutions.

Responsibilities:

We will expect you to grow into and master these responsibilities to succeed and advance in this role:
- Understand clients’ needs and facilitate their setting of project goals and objectives
- Gather technical, functional, and process requirements
- Collect business process needs and provide recommendations for improvement
- Facilitate client meetings
- Report on project status
- Configure Salesforce-based tools and technology per requirements
- Conduct testing and track issues and their resolution
- Create business process documentation and contribute to the Craftsman knowledge base
- Deliver end-user training to clients

Requirements:

Required qualifications:
- Two- to three-years’ experience using Salesforce, preferably including Salesforce Administration
- Four-year degree
- Relevant technical and client-facing skills
- General nonprofit experience
- Commitment to the nonprofit sector
- Commitment to learning technology skills and nonprofit practices
- Flexibility to travel up to 25%

Preferred qualifications:
- Salesforce Certified Administrator credential
- Graduate degree in relevant field
- Demonstrable experience in technology project deployment

Compensation:

Compensation commensurate with experience.

Benefits:
- Salaried, full-time position
- Healthcare insurance and 401(k) benefits
- Craftsman’s commitment to professional development and advancement
- Work culture aiming toward work/life balance

How to Apply:

Fill out the application:
https://app.trinethire.com/companies/20325-craftsman-technology-group-ll...

Community Investment Officer Corporation for Supportive Housing
Los Angeles, CA
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: August 13, 2019

Background:

Who we are:
For over 25 years CSH has been a game-changer for the most vulnerable people in our country
• Helping communities create 300,000 homes for individuals and families who did not have one;
• Bringing hope to thousands who thought they would live on the streets or reside in institutions; and
• Ensuring not only a stable home for each, but access to the services that brought healthcare, recovery and training to their doorsteps.

Not only has CSH proven supportive housing works and changes the lives of individuals, families and communities, we have done so while creating a family of nationally recognized experts who stay committed to our organization and mission throughout their careers. We attract talented professionals, offer competitive salaries with benefits, generous family leave and PTO, and fully embrace the philosophy that a sustainable work-life balance is desirable and achievable. With the aim of attracting good people who possess the confidence and drive to get the job done, CSH is now accepting applications for a Community Investment Officer in Los Angeles.

Position Summary:

Why we need you:
CSH is seeking a creative, results-oriented individual who has a passion for the CSH mission and the work of the Community Investment Team. We need your expertise to originate loans for quality supportive housing developments and provide assistance to government partners in shaping financing and development policies and programs to create stronger systems that support and expedite the production of supportive housing.

Responsibilities:

Specific requirements include:

• Advance CSH’s strategic priorities through your Community Investment Officer role, including building the supportive housing industry by leading trainings and workshops, representing CSH at conferences and events, and working closely with colleagues on special projects, innovative ideas and programs that advance the creation of supportive housing in Los Angeles and beyond;
• Market CSH’s loan products and expertise resulting in a robust lending pipeline which you will help monitor and manage;
• Analyze project feasibility and the capacity of development teams and propose loan structures that meet borrower needs while advancing CSH’s strategic priorities and credit policies;
• Underwrite, present, and recommend project loans for approval
- Coordinate planning and policy efforts with public officials including the City of Los Angeles’ Housing and Community Investment Department (HCID) and the County of Los Angeles’ Community Development Commission (LACDC);
• Garner feedback from developers on barriers to community development including identifying suitable development sites and fostering support from local communities for proposed plans; and
• Comment on proposed plans, policies and programs with a focus on zoning and land use ordinances that incentivize and support the creation of supportive housing.

Requirements:

How we work:
All CSH staff share a common competency framework. These guide our approach and in turn, help us create value. CSH staff are adaptable, entrepreneurial, creative, flexible, and problem solvers. We are strategic thinkers with a sense of humor, persistence, and a commitment to treating others with respect.

Do you have:
• Minimum 5 years’ experience in low income or supportive housing development, underwriting or financing field.
• Bachelor degree preferred. Experience may substitute for education.
• Extensive knowledge of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program and familiarity with state and other federally funded affordable housing finance programs.
• Familiarity with the entitlement process, zoning and planning and challenges for low- income or supportive housing developers.
• Familiarity or interest in issues related to supportive housing including homelessness, low income housing development, finance, state and local housing finance policies, service needs, community development and planning, mental illness, AIDS, harm reduction or public housing.
• Success in building quality teams, trusted relationships and setting and managing performance and mentoring and coaching development partners in the areas of real estate development and housing finance issues.

Compensation:

Commensurate with Experience

How to Apply:

Interested in joining our team as a leader in the national supportive housing movement?

To Apply: Candidates should apply by clicking on the link below. All candidates should attach their Resume, Cover Letter and Salary Expectations as one Microsoft Word or PDF document.

https://csh.csod.com/ats/careersite/jobdetails.aspx?site=1&c=csh&id=93&s...
CSH is proud that it has been and always will be an Equal Opportunity Employer

Loan Servicing Administrator New Markets Support Company
Chicago , IL
Job Function: Accounting
Posted: August 12, 2019

Background:

New Markets Support Company delivers creative financing solutions to empower underserved communities across the country. We increase access to capital by tailoring our products and services to meet the needs of our clients and partners, recognizing that every community has unique strengths and needs, as does every investment we help make in partnership with our clients. NMSC partners with a wide breadth of community partners and financial institutions to better understand and address the multifaceted challenges faced by underserved communities, working together to build community assets that enable everyone to realize their full potential.

www.newmarkets.org

Position Summary:

This individual will be a key member of the loan servicing team for New Markets Support Company and will be responsible for a full range of loan servicing functions, including: loan set-up, ACH processing, borrower invoicing, payment processing and reconciliation, and inquiry resolution.

Responsibilities:

- Timely and accurate onboard of all new loans in servicing platform
- Manage monthly invoicing, payment processing and reconciliations for a $500 million+ loan portfolio
- Provide high-level customer service to borrowers, clients and internal team members by responding to inquiries and requests within 24 hours and troubleshooting issues
- Become a subject matter expert on NMSC’s loan servicing platform
- Prepare periodic loan process exception reports, delinquency reports, and other reports to communicate portfolio performance, borrower issues, and other key metrics to management
- Maintain a borrower/customer focus with emphasis on a positive experience as it relates to all stakeholders and resolving borrower inquiries and issues
- Propose improvements to increase productivity and efficiency in the department, while adopting and supporting new products, enhancements, and systems
- Work on special projects, research and/or analysis as assigned

Requirements:

- Minimum of 2 years loan servicing experience; 3+ years of experience in the mortgage/financial services industry, a plus.
- Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting, other degrees considered; will consider a combination of education and experience for the right candidate.
- Experience with loan servicing software and processes.
- Strong mathematical skills with ability to apply them to loan related calculations such as interest accruals, discounts/premiums, loan participations, etc.
- Strong customer service and communication skills.
- Independent worker and analytical thinker with ability to conduct research, data analysis and resolve complex problems.
- Knowledge of automated accounting systems and procedures preferred.
- The desire to learn, take on new projects, and advance current skills.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, and outside business professionals.
- Strong attention to detail.

Compensation:

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

How to Apply:

Submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements to Rosa Hall (rhall@nefinc.org) and Matt Huber (mhuber@nefinc.org)

Executive Director Lake County Community Development Corporation
Ronan, MT
Job Function: Other
Posted: August 12, 2019

Background:

LCCDC is a Non-Profit (501c3) Organization located in rural northwest Montana. It is the lead organization in a regional collaboration including Lake, Mineral and Sanders Counties and the Flathead Indian Reservation. The Program Manager is primarily responsible for helping build the economy in our region by creating and managing programs related to the development of cooperatives and other mutually-owned types of small businesses including: developing practices that return a higher value/income back to the individual producer and/or business; and overseeing the implementation of the organization’s responsibilities under the Rural Cooperative Development Grant Program. The Program Manager will actively seek to grow the impacts of cooperative development to include establishing additional funding sources outside the federal grant Program and leading efforts to diversify the types of cooperatives that are established and supported. He/She represents the Cooperative Development Program to the Board of Directors; works closely with Business Development Center and the Food & Ag Center programs to develop and support business growth; represents the Program and Organization at other meetings or events and works with the Organization’s many partners to develop, implement and support related economic development strategies as identified within the Regional Strategic plan (https://lakecountycdc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/WRDR-CEDS-2018-Fina...).

Position Summary:

The Executive Director provides critical leadership to this non-profit Corporation’s purpose and mission. (https://lakecountycdc.org). Lake County Community Development (LCCDC) is located in Northwest Montana and has been in existence since 1995. It is a multi-faceted, non-profit, community development organization located in northwest Montana with four major program areas including: business development; cooperative development; community facilities; and food and agriculture development (including a food processing manufacturing center); each operating under a Center Director. Additionally, we are a Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI) serving as the lead partner in a regional collaboration of three Western Montana Counties and the Flathead Indian Reservation. The Executive Director is responsible for continued strengthening and ongoing maintenance of our many local, regional, state and federal relationships critical to the Organization’s funding strategies, as well as forging new ones complimentary to our mission. The Executive Director also oversees the implementation of both the Corporate Strategic Plan (currently under final revision) and the Regional Strategic Plan as adopted in 2018). (https://lakecountycdc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/WRDR-CEDS-2018-Fina...).

Programs are currently staffed by 13 full-time persons. The Executive Director oversees the Center Directors and administrative operations, assuring all function within established policies and procedures and applicable terms and conditions as set by funding agencies. He or she must be familiar with grant processing (writing and administration); understanding related state and federal funding mechanisms; and provide leadership to communication strategies and fundraising efforts. He or She may directly manage programs serving Organization-wide interests and not directly related to specific Centers.

Responsibilities:

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
1. ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
2. STRATEGIC PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION
3. INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES
4. BUILDING/MAINTAINING PARTNERSHIPS
5. LEADING FUND RAISING EFFORTS

EXECUTIVE RESPONSIBILITY
• Reports Directly to the President of the Board of Directors.
• Liaison between the Board of Directors, Staff and External Entities
• Directly Supervises Center Directors and Administrative Staff

Requirements:

The successful candidate will exhibit the following qualities:
1. Passion for Community and Community Development, which is the basis for Organization’s mission.
2. Rural Economies: has an understanding of rural communities; how they function and what they need
3. Financial Acumen: understanding finances and budgets, including both for-profit and non-profit accounting functions
4. Team Builder and Relationship Builder: knows how to both guide a boat with a solid crew; and to develop and maintain relationships with the Board of Directors; community and government leaders, donors, partners, etc.
5. Excellent Communicator and Collaborator: knows how to actively receive input and listen to other viewpoints, demonstrating conflict management and consensus-building skills.
6. Multicultural Outlook: embraces a multi-cultural environment
7. Strategic Thinker: the ability to think strategically; but implement tactically and tactfully
8. Forward Looking: has the capacity to learn and assess opportunities, both programmatically and in developing financing resources
9. Leadership: exhibits the abilities to work with a very strong, experienced senior staff, but is able to lead through a generational transition - preparing for key retirements and creating a workplace that will attract/retain the next generation.

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• College Degree; Advanced Degree in Business, Economics or Other Related Field Preferred
• Five years’ experience managing an enterprise in a decision-making capacity, includes financial oversight, budget preparation, staff supervision (including hiring/firing); and successful operation within a defined budget. Experience/understanding of non-profit fund accounting highly desired.
• Understanding and use of financial and data management programs (Quickbooks accounting software preferred).
• Program Management in related community and/or economic development non-profit or related governmental agency and demonstrated direct grant writing and grant management experience preferred
• Experience working in or with rural communities and multi-cultural environments

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and hear. Vision abilities include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus. The employee must have a valid driver’s license, may be required to climb stairs and be flexible enough to work in changing environments or respond to changing needs of the organization. Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds.

Compensation:

Starting Salary: DOE
Benefit Package: Full Health Insurance Coverage for employee, 3 weeks Paid Time
Off per year, 1 week Sick Leave per year, 10 Paid Holidays per
Year and Simple IRA with 3% match

How to Apply:

This Position is open to be filled immediately. It is currently operated under an Interim Executive Director who will provide training and mentorship for a period after hiring as needed.
Please review the job description and apply by providing a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. The cover letter should briefly describe your interest in LCCDC and your qualifications. Initial interviews may be held by phone or Skype, unless local, with any 2nd interviews with selected candidates to be held on-site.
Email your application to billie.lee@lakecountycdc.org with “Executive Director” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications may also be sent by mail to 407 Main Street, SW; Ronan, MT 59864

Cooperative Development Program Manager Lake County Community Development Corporation
Ronan, MT
Job Function: Project Management
Posted: August 12, 2019

Background:

LCCDC is a Non-Profit (501c3) Organization located in rural northwest Montana. It is the lead organization in a regional collaboration including Lake, Mineral and Sanders Counties and the Flathead Indian Reservation. The Program Manager is primarily responsible for helping build the economy in our region by creating and managing programs related to the development of cooperatives and other mutually-owned types of small businesses including: developing practices that return a higher value/income back to the individual producer and/or business; and overseeing the implementation of the organization’s responsibilities under the Rural Cooperative Development Grant Program. The Program Manager will actively seek to grow the impacts of cooperative development to include establishing additional funding sources outside the federal grant Program and leading efforts to diversify the types of cooperatives that are established and supported. He/She represents the Cooperative Development Program to the Board of Directors; works closely with Business Development Center and the Food & Ag Center programs to develop and support business growth; represents the Program and Organization at other meetings or events and works with the Organization’s many partners to develop, implement and support related economic development strategies as identified within the Regional Strategic plan (https://lakecountycdc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/WRDR-CEDS-2018-Fina...).

Position Summary:

Job Title: Cooperative Development Program Manager
Reports To: Director, Food and Ag Center
Department: Cooperative Development
FLSA Status: Exempt/Full Time
Location: This position is located at Lake County Community Development Corporation’s (LCCDC) Offices located in Ronan, MT. (https://lakecountycdc.org).

SUMMARY: The Cooperative Development Program brings resources, education and technical assistance to existing and developing cooperatives and mutually-owned businesses. The Cooperative Development Program has, to date, primarily worked with agricultural cooperatives to develop the regional food economy but is expanding to work with other models, such as those related to housing, childcare, investment, and worker-owned. Cooperative Development has been a program of LCCDC under the USDA-Rural Development’s (Rural Cooperative Development Grant Program) since 1999. This position is currently vacant due to a resignation.

Responsibilities:

As a primarily grant or contract-funded positions, all management personnel are expected to assist in developing and securing new projects and programs which will contribute to the financial stability of the organization.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Essential duties and responsibilities include the following to implement Goals and Objectives of the Lake County Community Development Corporation and Business/ Cooperative Development Center -9 FTE

1. Actively promote and develop the cooperative form of business in western Montana by developing cooperative programs and program materials and working with local and regional producers and small businesses interested in coming together in some type of cooperative business relationship;
2. Work with groups seeking to establish cooperatively formed businesses in business structuring; assessing business strategies and capital formation;
3. Manages the Rural Cooperative Development Program Grant and related budgets as assigned by Center Director, including establishing work schedules, determining and meeting reporting requirements, preparing draws, monitoring budgets and working with Center Director to track outcomes as may be required.
4. Manage program activities related cooperative development and related grants, to assure timely completion of reporting requirements; oversee activity-related budgetary items and otherwise assure criteria as set by the funding agencies are met through the accomplishment of related goals and objectives;
5. As cooperative client-advocate, follows-up with cooperatives to evaluate progress, financial needs, jobs created, management issues and identify other indicators of success or trouble. Assures data is made available for input into client data base;
6. Assures goals, objectives, client activity, outreach and outcomes are tracked and reported quarterly to the Executive Director and Board of Directors;
7. Develops and Implements program evaluation tools as required by federal grant programs;
8. Develops sources of funds, and writes grant proposals that further the goals of the organization;
9. Develops workshops and/or seminars for, related parties of interest, including, but not limited to, other economic development agencies; groups representing sustainable communities, agriculture and/or cooperative development and others as may be determined to be beneficial to the organization and its programs;
10. Keep accurate and up-to-date records and files; assure activities related to clients are recorded and updated; and programs and projects are completed according to an established timeline or adjustments to such schedules are justified and approved in advance;

Secondary Responsibilities (.1 FTE)

1. Represent LCCDC at state levels and/or national levels through as appropriate and assigned;
2. Continue to develop professionally in the areas of technical business and cooperative assistance, business financing and program evaluation.

Requirements:

Qualifications: College graduate with five years’ experience in a -business or related non-profit environment or equivalent experience, and the development of cooperatives. Requires an understanding of entrepreneurialism and the basic elements of community development. Good verbal and written communication skills a must as job requires interaction with producers, boards of directors, public officials, community and business leaders as well as the ability to structure projects and write and/or help assemble business plans and grant applications.

Compensation:

Effective Date: August 1, 2019
Program Managers Salary Range: $38,000 - $48,000 DOE
Benefits after 6 month Probation include: Paid Medical for Employee; Paid 1 week of Sick L

How to Apply:

Send Cover Letter, Resume and (3) Professional references via Email to:

Kimberly Sassaman, Operations Center Director/HR
Kim.sassaman@lakecountycdc.org

Financial Reporting & Compliance Manager Colorado Enterprise Fund
Denver, CO
Job Function: Finance
Posted: August 9, 2019

Background:

Colorado Enterprise Fund (CEF) is an award-winning nonprofit community development financing institution founded in 1976. We spur entrepreneurship and economic vitality in Colorado communities by providing loans and business advisory services for locally owned businesses. We make loans from $1,000 to $500,000 to businesses that do not qualify for traditional financing, helping them participate in the economic mainstream and fulfill their dreams of business ownership. We specifically target Spanish speaking entrepreneurs throughout Colorado.

CEF offers competitive compensation, generous paid time-off, a full range of benefit options and paid downtown parking. For more information, please visit our website at www.coloradoenterprisefund.org.

Position Summary:

The Compliance Manager is responsible for planning, implementing, monitoring, and verifying CEF’s financial reporting and compliance with regulatory, governmental, investor, and charitable foundation requirements. This function is also responsible for identifying and tracking allocations of loans to specific programs to ensure that use of funds provided are utilized per investor and grantor requirements.

Responsibilities:

The Compliance Manager ensures that CEF’s policies, practices, reporting, and culture meet or exceed expectations set by CEF leadership, our funders, and government regulators. This person will work with internal and external stakeholders to define best practices that align appropriate oversight and division of labor with optimal efficiency for our employees.
The Financial Reporting and Compliance Manager will develop, document, and implement a comprehensive compliance reporting and tracking program to provide assurance that regulatory, governmental, investor and contractual requirements are performed in a complete, accurate, and timely manner. Agencies and programs include but are not limited to: financial institutions, investors, grantees, Department of Treasury, Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, and the Small Business Administration.
• Periodically provide reports and recommendations to CEF’s senior leadership.
• Coordinate with appropriate staff to maintain an accurate compliance reporting calendar to ensure key dates and information is provided on time.
• Communicate the status of compliance and activities as necessary.
• Review and address all issues or questions related to financial reporting and compliance and coordinate with operations in risk management and report findings and recommendations to CEO, Director of Finance, and other appropriate staff.

Requirements:

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Education:
o Bachelor’s degree or higher in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business or a related discipline
• Relevant Experience:
o Minimum three years experience in compliance and/or financial reporting
o Experience in reporting methods and results to funders, both private and public, including the federal government
• Key Skills:
o Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat and client relationship management tools (CRM)
o Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel
o Entrepreneurial self-starter with excellent time management and organizational skills
o Well-developed written and oral communication skills including phone presence
o Strong understanding of grant reporting process for private and government funders, including federal government programs
o Ability to translate operational processes into financial metrics and reporting
o Demonstrate a commitment to CEF’s mission, vision, & values
o Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds
o Collaborative team-player committed to hearing out differing ideas and perspectives from colleagues

DESIRED ADDITIONAL SKILLS:
• Knowledge of grant application and reporting processes
• Experience working in a CDFI and/or with Small Business Administration programs or similar institutions
• Knowledge of nonprofit reporting and auditing practices
• Experience working with federal government loan and grant programs
• Experience working with state and municipal funds and grants

Compensation:

POSITION SPECIFICS:
• Position is minimum 32 hours per week up to 40 hours per week, depending on demand.
o Employees can set their own schedule to work five days per week between 7:00 am and 6:00 pm.
• Starting annual salary is $60,000 - $70,0000 for 40 hours per week.
• Benefits include retirement plan with employer match, health, dental, and vision insurance
• Physical demands of the job may include:
o Remaining at a stationary work area for extended periods of time
o Carrying and lifting boxes of files up to 20 lbs
o Talking on the telephone and typing on a keyboard
o Bending, twisting and squatting

Equal Opportunity Employer
Position will be posted until filled

How to Apply:

Please send a comprehensive cover letter and resume to: jobs@coloradoenterprisefund.org

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