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Chief Experience Officer Alternatives Federal Credit Union
Ithaca, NY
Job Function: Administrative/Operations/IT
Posted: January 25, 2019

Background:

Be a part of our team and help make a difference in our community! Alternatives Federal Credit Union is a non-profit Community Development Financial Institution. We are dedicated to building wealth and creating economic opportunity for those who are underserved in our community.

About Alternatives Federal Credit Union:
Alternatives Federal Credit Union is a $110 million dollar asset Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) serving the Ithaca community and surrounding region. Founded in 1979, Alternatives is a complex financial institution composed of three inter-related non-profit groups working together to provide asset-building opportunities for the region. Alternatives’ mission is to build wealth and create economic opportunity for underserved people and communities. Beyond traditional credit union services, Alternatives combines loan products with financial education and other community programs. Alternatives is a leader in CDFI work and is recognized worldwide for its contribution in this area. For more detailed information about Alternatives, please visit our website at alternatives.org.

Position Summary:

Alternatives is currently hiring for the new position of Chief Experience Officer. The Chief Experience Officer works in collaboration with the CEO, Board of Directors, Executive Team, and staff to create, work towards, and coordinate the overall strategic direction and progress of the organization.

Responsibilities:

Essential functions
Executive management
● Collaborates on strategic and tactical plans
● Collaborates on all aspects of the member experience to ensure Alternatives offers a consistent experience (brand/message/service continuity) to members across all delivery channels and touch
points
● One of primary voices and strategists for public relations and media contact
● Works with all stakeholders to align the member experience and program integration
● Identifies and prioritizes short and long-term objectives which support the Mission and Strategic Plan
● Acts as a liaison to ensure every department’s business objectives are aligned with fulfilling the brand strategy and mission
● Develops a culture that promotes high engagement for all staff
● Ensures goals are well communicated and understood, creating a collaborative environment, building confidence and trust, and creating cooperation among team members in achieving goals
● Leverages data mining initiatives for various purposes such as demonstrating impact and identifying marketing and outreach opportunities

Marketing leadership
● Direct supervision of Marketing Director
● Coaches staff to embody cultural values, delivery expectations, and create a consistent experience for Alternatives members
● Assures that marketing and brand experience are sufficiently strategized, implemented, supported, and embedded into the delivery of product, service, and all Alternatives’ initiatives
● Oversees Marketing Department strategy, budgeting, outcome tracking, and reporting
● Manages internal communications to best achieve marketing strategy, outreach goals, staff participation, and serving member needs
● Develops and oversees a coordinated effort of outreach, networking, and ambassadorship which includes training for staff, board, and others to maximize aligned community and external
interaction with a personal and consistent message about Alternatives

Development leadership
● Direct supervision of Development Director
● Assist finding new sources of fundraising
● Assist building and maintaining relationships with funders
● Integrating Development outreach with Marketing and Community Programs outreach
● Collaborating with data analytics efforts to track data and demonstrate impact

Mission and programs leadership
● Leads coordination of outreach for both Alternatives’ community programs initiatives and marketing
● Develops and maintains coordinated relationships with community partners, trade associations, and relevant third parties
● Assist in streamlining services and identifying opportunities for innovative solutions that continue to financially empower members and differentiate Alternatives in the marketplace
● Measures ongoing effectiveness of each of Alternatives’ community programs and identifies improvement opportunities that evolve with member needs and expectations
● Promotes innovation by encouraging staff closest to members to be participatory and communicate ideas and member developing needs so Alternatives may consider meeting these needs with
product offerings, services, and programs
● Champions the Credit Union and Community Development Financial Institution movements, especially regarding Community Development Credit Unions

Skills and competencies
● Possesses exceptional verbal and written communication skills to deliver presentations on complex topics to management, the board, committees, funders, politicians, and outside groups
● Ability to draft and articulate creative content related to all aspects of Alternatives, both independently and collaboratively including managing efforts of others
● Knowledge of consumer, business and real estate lending policies, procedures, regulations, and systems
● Knowledge of operations policies, procedures, regulations, and systems
● Skilled in leveraging critical relationships and communicating effectively with key stakeholders to articulate and influence change
● Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
● Proven leadership skills with the ability to motivate, inspire, and engage
● Strategic thinker, business acumen, financial and project management
● Dynamic public speaking, relationship building, helping inspire the staff and public to action
● Perceptive ability to relate to individuals at all levels
● Excellent interpersonal skills and diplomacy needed in dealing with members, staff, Board, the media, government officials, third parties, community partners, and the public
● Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and multi-task under pressure

Requirements:

Education and experience
● Bachelors and preferably Master’s Degree in related field
● Preferably a minimum of ten years of experience in the Community Development Credit Union industry, and/or Community Development Financial Institution industry.

Compensation:

Compensation is negotiable based on based on experience and competencies

How to Apply:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, citizenship, disability, military leave or veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Interested applicants should apply online at alternatives.org.

Commerical Loan intern: Child Care Lending Survey Administrator Self-Help
Durham, NC
Job Function: Intern/Work Study
Posted: January 24, 2019

Background:

The Organization:
Self-Help is a leading national community development financial institution (CDFI) headquartered in Durham, NC. Founded in 1980, Self-Help has provided over $7 billion in financing to 131,000 families, individuals and businesses underserved by traditional financial institutions. It helps drive economic development and strengthen communities by financing hundreds of homebuyers each year, as well as nonprofits, child care centers, community health facilities, public charter schools, and residential and commercial real estate projects. The Self-Help family of non-profit organizations includes North Carolina’s Self-Help Credit Union, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Self-Help Ventures Fund and the Center for Responsible Lending, a national policy and advocacy organization addressing abusive lending practices. Through its credit union network, Self-Help serves over 129,000 people in North Carolina, California, Chicago and Florida and offers a full range of financial products and services. Learn more at www.self-help.org, www.self-helpfcu.org and www.responsiblelending.org.

Position Summary:

Internship Program:
Self-Help/CRL offers a 10 week summer internship program that is designed to give students valuable experience in a professional setting while broadening their knowledge of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI’s). Along with each specific intern project, the intern will participate in a series of brownbag lunches to learn more about Self-Help and the Community Development industry as a whole. Interns will also be given the opportunity to network with one another and other Self-Helpers through a variety of planned events.

Internship Description:
Assist team in administering survey to child care service providers and analyzing survey results to inform Self-Help’s child care lending and education courses

Responsibilities:

Essential Responsibilities:
· Review survey tool
· Establish work plan for survey administration and data collection
· Administer survey
· Analyze survey results; develop succinct overview document for internal use
· Assist in developing recommendations for how to integrate data into products and processes

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:
· Strong research skills; academic experience with survey administration and data collection; ability to communicate orally with diverse populations; ability to collate information into recommendations

Desired Qualifications:
· Understanding of finance industry and lending
· Experience with survey administration

Physical Requirements:
Frequently requires use of manual dexterity and repetitive motions, primarily with the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Must be able to occasionally lift and exert force of up to 10 pounds.

Location:
Durham, North Carolina, United States of America
Candidate may have the option to work remotely

Compensation:

TBD

How to Apply:

Application:
Please submit a thoughtful cover letter describing why you are interested in this internship and a resume to internships@self-help.org with the internship title as the subject by February 26, 2019.

Self-Help is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, class, age, gender, religion, disability that can be accommodated, marital status, ancestry, nationality, family status or sexual orientation.

Wellness Intern Self-Help
Durham, NC
Job Function: Intern/Work Study
Posted: January 24, 2019

Background:

The Organization:
Self-Help is a leading national community development financial institution (CDFI) headquartered in Durham, NC. Founded in 1980, Self-Help has provided over $7 billion in financing to 131,000 families, individuals and businesses underserved by traditional financial institutions. It helps drive economic development and strengthen communities by financing hundreds of homebuyers each year, as well as nonprofits, child care centers, community health facilities, public charter schools, and residential and commercial real estate projects. The Self-Help family of non-profit organizations includes North Carolina’s Self-Help Credit Union, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Self-Help Ventures Fund and the Center for Responsible Lending, a national policy and advocacy organization addressing abusive lending practices. Through its credit union network, Self-Help serves over 129,000 people in North Carolina, California, Chicago and Florida and offers a full range of financial products and services. Learn more at www.self-help.org, www.self-helpfcu.org and www.responsiblelending.org.

Position Summary:

Internship Program:
Self-Help/CRL offers a 10 week summer internship program that is designed to give students valuable experience in a professional setting while broadening their knowledge of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI’s). Along with each specific intern project, the intern will participate in a series of brownbag lunches to learn more about Self-Help and the Community Development industry as a whole. Interns will also be given the opportunity to network with one another and other Self-Helpers through a variety of planned events.

Internship Description:
In 2019 our intern will help us continue building our workplace wellness program, underway for almost 6 years, but still being refined and adapted. You will work on a mix of project implementation and program design. The Workplace Wellness Intern will bring increased rigor, best practices, and creativity to the design and evaluation of Self-Help’s workplace wellness program, resulting in improved outcomes and participation.

Responsibilities:

Essential Responsibilities:
*Evaluate effectiveness and perceptions of wellness practices adopted in Self-Help’s branches during 2017/2018
* Assist with deploying additional wellness incentives in branch locations
* Implement an organization-wide fitness challenge and collect data on participation and effectiveness
* May assist with implementation of new wellness tracking tool in all locations
* Recommend options for increasing impact of the Wellness program
* Develop communications materials to share with locations to promote wellness

Requirements:

Skills/experience:
Strong communication and writing skills
Organized
Knowledge of health behaviors and behavior change

Physical Requirements:
Frequently requires use of manual dexterity and repetitive motions, primarily with the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Must be able to occasionally lift and exert force of up to 10 pounds.

Location:
Durham, North Carolina, United States of America
Candidate may have the option to work remotely

Compensation:

TBD

How to Apply:

Application:
Please submit a thoughtful cover letter describing why you are interested in this internship and a resume to internships@self-help.org with the internship title as the subject by February 26, 2019.

Self-Help is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, class, age, gender, religion, disability that can be accommodated, marital status, ancestry, nationality, family status or sexual orientation.

Lending Innovation Intern Self-Help
Durham, NC
Job Function: Intern/Work Study
Posted: January 24, 2019

Background:

The Organization:
Self-Help is a leading national community development financial institution (CDFI) headquartered in Durham, NC. Founded in 1980, Self-Help has provided over $7 billion in financing to 131,000 families, individuals and businesses underserved by traditional financial institutions. It helps drive economic development and strengthen communities by financing hundreds of homebuyers each year, as well as nonprofits, child care centers, community health facilities, public charter schools, and residential and commercial real estate projects. The Self-Help family of non-profit organizations includes North Carolina’s Self-Help Credit Union, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Self-Help Ventures Fund and the Center for Responsible Lending, a national policy and advocacy organization addressing abusive lending practices. Through its credit union network, Self-Help serves over 129,000 people in North Carolina, California, Chicago and Florida and offers a full range of financial products and services. Learn more at www.self-help.org, www.self-helpfcu.org and www.responsiblelending.org.

Position Summary:

Internship Program:
Self-Help/CRL offers a 10 week summer internship program that is designed to give students valuable experience in a professional setting while broadening their knowledge of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI’s). Along with each specific intern project, the intern will participate in a series of brownbag lunches to learn more about Self-Help and the Community Development industry as a whole. Interns will also be given the opportunity to network with one another and other Self-Helpers through a variety of planned events.
Internship Description:
The purpose of this internship is two-fold:
A) Determine the need for a domestic violence recovery loan program in the city of Jacksonville. A domestic recovery loan program could be instrumental in removing financial barriers that according to research is one of the primary reasons survivors remain in or return to abusive relationships.
B) Expand visibility and impact of the assistive technologies loan program in our Jacksonville trade area.

Responsibilities:

Essential Responsibilities:
Develop an understanding of community development financial institution and our role in creating economic opportunity, especially in underserved communities.
research and identify organizations (private, public, nonprofit) working, supporting, and advocating for victims of domestic violence. Map the resources available to victims of domestic violence in Jacksonville.
Identify and map all possible direct and/or indirect channels to access out target market in our trading area.
Engage, establish contact with, and survey involved organizations to determine the extent of unmet needs and access to responsible financial resources for this population, in particular underserved individuals and families.
Research, and identify existing organizations providing financial assistance and/or resources to this population. Determine the existence of gaps and whether there is any complimentary value we could add as community development financial organization.
Determine viability of launching a domestic recovery loan program and design a plan for initiating such a program.
Identify synergies with other community organizations working on financial empowerment via coaching, education, and counseling
Identify and map a network of local state level organizations working, supporting, and advocating individuals with disabilities.
Research existing loan programs and sources of funding for individuals with disabilities to acquire assistive technology type equipment.
Identify the market gap of existing loan programs.
Determine how our loan program needs to be marketed., or highlighted to fill existing gaps if any.
Determine needs to raise funding to support the loan program (federal, local, and philanthropy) to make more competitive.
Identify, and establish solid referral sources for this program and/or identify existing working groups or associations where our presence can add value to our loan program.

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:
Analytical and problem-solving skills
Outstanding communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to utilize databases for secondary research
Ability to identify and build tables, conduct surveys
Strong organizational, time-management, and prioritization of work

Desired Qualifications:
Self starter and ability to work independently

Physical Requirements:
Frequently requires use of manual dexterity and repetitive motions, primarily with the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Must be able to occasionally lift and exert force of up to 10 pounds.

Location:
Jacksonville, Florida, United States of America
Candidate may have the option to work remotely

Compensation:

TBD

How to Apply:

Application:
Please submit a thoughtful cover letter describing why you are interested in this internship and a resume to internships@self-help.org with the internship title as the subject by February 26, 2019.

Self-Help is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, class, age, gender, religion, disability that can be accommodated, marital status, ancestry, nationality, family status or sexual orientation.

Supplier Diversity/Procurement Intern Self-Help
Durham, NC
Job Function: Intern/Work Study
Posted: January 24, 2019

Background:

The Organization:
Self-Help is a leading national community development financial institution (CDFI) headquartered in
Durham, NC. Founded in 1980, Self-Help has provided over $7 billion in financing to 131,000 families,
individuals and businesses underserved by traditional financial institutions. It helps drive economic
development and strengthen communities by financing hundreds of homebuyers each year, as well as
nonprofits, child care centers, community health facilities, public charter schools, and residential and
commercial real estate projects. The Self-Help family of non-profit organizations includes North
Carolina’s Self-Help Credit Union, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Self-Help Ventures Fund and the
Center for Responsible Lending, a national policy and advocacy organization addressing abusive lending practices. Through its credit union network, Self-Help serves over 129,000 people in North Carolina, California, Chicago and Florida and offers a full range of financial products and services. Learn more at www.self-help.org, www.self-helpfcu.org and www.responsiblelending.org.

Position Summary:

Internship Program:
Self-Help/CRL offers a 10 week summer internship program that is designed to give students valuable experience in a professional setting while broadening their knowledge of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI’s). Along with each specific intern project, the intern will participate in a series of brownbag lunches to learn more about Self-Help and the Community Development industry as a whole. Interns will also be given the opportunity to network with one another and other Self-Helpers through a variety of planned events.

Internship Description:
Serve as a resource for various teams throughout the organization who are implementing supplier diversity efforts. Participate in the design of processes and supporting tools that enhance our ability to identify, select and procure from businesses owned by people of color and women in our seven state region. The intern will assist with the review of current activities, provide recommendations for improvements and support the design and documentation of purchasing procedures. In addition, the intern will assist in data clean-up and systems integration. The intern will also have the opportunity to participate in any outreach events and in meetings with potential vendors, community partners and internal and external stakeholders scheduled during their 10 week internship.

Responsibilities:

Essential Responsibilities:
* Create procedure manual * Document processes * Design forms and tools to support processes * Data capture and analysis

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:
* Exceptional communication and organization skills

Desired Qualifications:
* Demonstrated problem solving skills

Physical Requirements:
Frequently requires use of manual dexterity and repetitive motions, primarily with the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Must be able to occasionally lift and exert force of up to 10 pounds.

Location:
Durham, North Carolina, United States of America
Candidate may have the option to work remotely

Compensation:

TBD

How to Apply:

Application:
Please submit a thoughtful cover letter describing why you are interested in this internship and a resume to internships@self-help.org with the internship title as the subject by February 26, 2019.

Self-Help is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, class, age, gender, religion, disability that can be accommodated, marital status, ancestry, nationality, family status or sexual orientation.

Outreach and Reseacrh Intern Self-Help
Durham, NC
Job Function: Intern/Work Study
Posted: January 24, 2019

Background:

The Organization:
Self-Help is a leading national community development financial institution (CDFI) headquartered in Durham, NC. Founded in 1980, Self-Help has provided over $7 billion in financing to 131,000 families, individuals and businesses underserved by traditional financial institutions. It helps drive economic development and strengthen communities by financing hundreds of homebuyers each year, as well as nonprofits, child care centers, community health facilities, public charter schools, and residential and commercial real estate projects. The Self-Help family of non-profit organizations includes North Carolina’s Self-Help Credit Union, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Self-Help Ventures Fund and the Center for Responsible Lending, a national policy and advocacy organization addressing abusive lending practices. Through its credit union network, Self-Help serves over 129,000 people in North Carolina, California, Chicago and Florida and offers a full range of financial products and services. Learn more at www.self-help.org, www.self-helpfcu.org and www.responsiblelending.org.

Position Summary:

Internship Program:
Self-Help/CRL offers a 10 week summer internship program that is designed to give students valuable experience in a professional setting while broadening their knowledge of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI’s). Along with each specific intern project, the intern will participate in a series of brownbag lunches to learn more about Self-Help and the Community Development industry as a whole. Interns will also be given the opportunity to network with one another and other Self-Helpers through a variety of planned events.

Internship Description:
Research deposit raising opportunities for Self-Help from organizations and high net worth individuals across the state of California. Focus on research, messaging and outreach in various sectors across the state to promote our credit union products & services for institutions & organizations in the following sectors: Green, Faith, Education, Healthy Foods, Housing, Cooperatives, LGBTQ, Women, Immigrants, African Americans, GoLocal Bay Area.

Responsibilities:

Key Deliverables:
Complete research on organizations, institutions and foundations across the state that intersect with Self-Help’s mission as targets for deposit-raising. Research will include asset size, mission fit, history of past deposits & grants to similar organizations, board of directors/staff mapping, and other discreet focus areas which paint a picture of investment likelihood.
Write memo on deposit-raising research that will be circulated internally to branch/area managers and other relevant staff in regions across CA.
Support targeted messaging/communications/online outreach to different types of potential organizational depositors (faith, foundations, environmental/economic justice/immigrant justice NGOs, banks, anchor institutions). Produce original content for review by MarComms team.
Support team efforts around deposit tracking with Salesforce and the UDB.

Essential Responsibilities:
Outreach/communications, research, data entry, writing.
Interest in community development and impact-oriented finance.

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:
Excellent analytical/writing skills; experience in organizational outreach & partner development; knowledge of Bay Area networks & organizations.
Proficient with Excel, Powerpoint, Word.
Self-starter, able to take initiative and complete tasks with little supervision.

Desired Qualifications:
Graphic design experience; marketing experience; fundraising experience; event planning.

Physical Requirements:
Frequently requires use of manual dexterity and repetitive motions, primarily with the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Must be able to occasionally lift and exert force of up to 10 pounds.

Location:
Oakland, California, United States of America
Candidate may have the option to work remotely

Compensation:

TBD

How to Apply:

Application:
Please submit a thoughtful cover letter describing why you are interested in this internship and a resume to internships@self-help.org with the internship title as the subject by February 26, 2019.

Self-Help is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, class, age, gender, religion, disability that can be accommodated, marital status, ancestry, nationality, family status or sexual orientation.

Retail Intern Self-Help
Durham, NC
Job Function: Intern/Work Study
Posted: January 24, 2019

Background:

The Organization:
Self-Help is a leading national community development financial institution (CDFI) headquartered in Durham, NC. Founded in 1980, Self-Help has provided over $7 billion in financing to 131,000 families, individuals and businesses underserved by traditional financial institutions. It helps drive economic development and strengthen communities by financing hundreds of homebuyers each year, as well as nonprofits, child care centers, community health facilities, public charter schools, and residential and commercial real estate projects. The Self-Help family of non-profit organizations includes North Carolina’s Self-Help Credit Union, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Self-Help Ventures Fund and the Center for Responsible Lending, a national policy and advocacy organization addressing abusive lending practices. Through its credit union network, Self-Help serves over 129,000 people in North Carolina, California, Chicago and Florida and offers a full range of financial products and services. Learn more at www.self-help.org, www.self-helpfcu.org and www.responsiblelending.org.

Position Summary:

Internship Program:
Self-Help/CRL offers a 10 week summer internship program that is designed to give students valuable experience in a professional setting while broadening their knowledge of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI’s). Along with each specific intern project, the intern will participate in a series of brownbag lunches to learn more about Self-Help and the Community Development industry as a whole. Interns will also be given the opportunity to network with one another and other Self-Helpers through a variety of planned events.

Responsibilities:

Internship Description/Essential Responsibilities:
In conjunction with the Regional Director, Durham Area Retail Manager and DPI representative conduct research to identify current mission depositors and potential new depositors in each or our three markets within the Triangle. Develop a call strategy and a tracking mechanism for new mission deposits.
In conjunction with the Regional Director, Durham Area Retail Manager and DPI representative think through new and innovative low cost marketing ideas and strategies to attract mission depositors and document results and internal marketing outreach plan.
In order to understand the basic foundation of the financial services industry the Summer Intern will learn and become functional/operational in all areas Member Services activities. Including but not limited to running a teller window, providing excellent customer service, becoming knowledgeable about our retail products and services.
Help identify and standardize branch reporting to ensure consistent methods in evaluating the performance of each branch.
Assist with new in branch Voter Registration pilot.
Review policies, procedures and practices for the Central and Eastern Branch Region for consistency.

Requirements:

Minimum/Desired Qualifications:
Business Major with Marketing, Economics or Finance as a concentration.
Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and research techniques.
Prior cash handling and customer service experience a plus.
Self-starter, has initiative, friendly and outgoing.

Physical Requirements:
Frequently requires use of manual dexterity and repetitive motions, primarily with the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Must be able to occasionally lift and exert force of up to 10 pounds.

Location:
Durham, North Carolina, United States of America and Wilson, North Carolina, United States of America

Compensation:

TBD

How to Apply:

Application:
Please submit a thoughtful cover letter describing why you are interested in this internship and a resume to internships@self-help.org with the internship title as the subject by February 26, 2019.

Self-Help is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, class, age, gender, religion, disability that can be accommodated, marital status, ancestry, nationality, family status or sexual orientation.

Development Intern Self-Help
Durham, NC
Job Function: Intern/Work Study
Posted: January 24, 2019

Background:

The Organization:
Self-Help is a leading national community development financial institution (CDFI) headquartered in Durham, NC. Founded in 1980, Self-Help has provided over $7 billion in financing to 131,000 families, individuals and businesses underserved by traditional financial institutions. It helps drive economic development and strengthen communities by financing hundreds of homebuyers each year, as well as nonprofits, child care centers, community health facilities, public charter schools, and residential and commercial real estate projects. The Self-Help family of non-profit organizations includes North Carolina’s Self-Help Credit Union, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Self-Help Ventures Fund and the Center for Responsible Lending, a national policy and advocacy organization addressing abusive lending practices. Through its credit union network, Self-Help serves over 129,000 people in North Carolina, California, Chicago and Florida and offers a full range of financial products and services. Learn more at www.self-help.org, www.self-helpfcu.org and www.responsiblelending.org.

Position Summary:

Internship Program:
Self-Help/CRL offers a 10 week summer internship program that is designed to give students valuable experience in a professional setting while broadening their knowledge of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI’s). Along with each specific intern project, the intern will participate in a series of brown-bag lunches to learn more about Self-Help and the Community Development industry as a whole. Interns will also be given the opportunity to network with one another and other Self-Helpers through a variety of planned events.

Internship Description:
Self-Help is seeking a Development Intern to join our project management team in Durham for the summer. The Development Intern will be responsible for supporting a Development Associate in ongoing real estate development activities, internal record-keeping and organization for reporting, and new business development efforts. This internship will be particularly well suited for a positive, motivated and well-organized person with a n interest (but not necessarily experience) in community real estate development.

Responsibilities:

Essential Responsibilities:
Evaluate current tenant mix for impact reporting.
Create and organize payment schedules through the analysis of financial projections.
Assist business development team in identification of potential developmental partners in communities outside Self-Help's current footprint.
Support Development Associate in the development and sale of affordable single-family housing. Identify potential tenant partners in locations such as Rocky Mount (NC) and Jacksonville (FL).
Analyze financial feasibility of commercial development projects.
Research placemaking interventions and providers for Revolution Mill campus.

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:
Graduate student, recent graduate, or at least in the third-year of an undergraduate degree program.
Demonstrated interest in community development- through classes and/or extracurricular activities.
Strong analytical and quantitative skills.
Strong organizational skills.
An enthusiasm for learning- and a proficiency at distilling complex concepts in communication.
Proficiency with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Willingness to travel in North Carolina up to 2 (two) days per week. Mileage is applicable will be reimbursed.

Desired Qualifications:
Pursing a degree in a relevant field is preferred.

Physical Requirements:
Frequently requires use of a manual dexterity and repetitive motions, primarily with the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Must be able to occasionally life and exert force of up to 10 pounds.

Location:
Durham, North Carolina, United States of America
Candidate may have the option to work remotely

Compensation:

TBD

How to Apply:

Application: Please submit a thoughtful cover letter describing why you are interested in this internship and a resume to holly.johnson@self-help.org with the internship title as the subject by Feb 26, 2019.

Self-Help is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, class, age, gender, religion, disability that can be accommodated, marital status, ancestry, nationality, family status or sexual orientation.

Financial Capabilities Data Analyst Intern Self-Help
Durham, NC
Job Function: Intern/Work Study
Posted: January 24, 2019

Background:

The Organization:
Self-Help is a leading national community development financial institution (CDFI) headquartered in Durham, NC. Founded in 1980, Self-Help has provided over $7 billion in financing to 131,000 families, individuals and businesses underserved by traditional financial institutions. It helps drive economic development and strengthen communities by financing hundreds of homebuyers each year, as well as nonprofits, child care centers, community health facilities, public charter schools, and residential and commercial real estate projects. The Self-Help family of non-profit organizations includes North Carolina’s Self-Help Credit Union, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Self-Help Ventures Fund and the Center for Responsible Lending, a national policy and advocacy organization addressing abusive lending practices. Through its credit union network, Self-Help serves over 129,000 people in North Carolina, California, Chicago and Florida and offers a full range of financial products and services. Learn more at www.self-help.org, www.self-helpfcu.org and www.responsiblelending.org.

Position Summary:

Internship Program:
Self-Help/CRL offers a 10 week summer internship program that is designed to give students valuable experience in a professional setting while broadening their knowledge of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI’s). Along with each specific intern project, the intern will participate in a series of brownbag lunches to learn more about Self-Help and the Community Development industry as a whole. Interns will also be given the opportunity to network with one another and other Self-Helpers through a variety of planned events.

Internship Description:
This internship will support the newly formed Financial Capabilities team at Self-Help. The Financial Capabilities team develops and administers programming designed to enhance the financial wellbeing of Self-Help's credit union members and staf by enhancing the financial knowledge, skills, and habits necessary for individuals to make sound financial decisions, achieve the best use of financial products, and take action on the most important financial issues in their lives.

With this internship project, the Financial Capabilities (FinCap) team seeks to answer a key question for the organization: Is financial capability support a sound investment for Self-Help? The primary goal of this internship will be to develop financial models that measure the return on investment (ROI) on specific financial capability programs and services. Meaning, we'd like to measure the impact to the organization of persons who improve their credit and increase their borrowing with us.

Working with staff from across a variety of teams, they will identify key profit and loss assumptions and develop financial models to determine how specific FinCap program outcomes impact Self-Help's bottom line.

Responsibilities:

Essential Responsibilities:
Work with Self-Help's Finance and Risk Management staff to:
Develop key product-specific profit and loss assumptions based on existing financial product performance data
Use profit and loss assumptions to forcast ROI associated with specific FinCap programming in relation to financial product uptake and performance

Key Deliverables:
Return on Investment (ROI) model for Financial Capabilities programming

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Proficient with Excel, PowerPoint, Word
Self-starter, able to take initiative and complete tasks with limited supervision
Some experience with financial modeling

Desired Qualifications:
Experience in financial modeling, ideally in Excel
Advance excel skills
Experience with program evaluation
Knowledge of financial institutions and banking products

Physical Requirements:
Frequently requires use of manual dexterity and repetitive motions, primarily with the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Must be able to occasionally lift and exert force of up to 10 pounds.

Location:
Durham, North Carolina, United States of America
Candidate may have the option to work remotely

Compensation:

TBD

How to Apply:

Application:
Please submit a thoughtful cover letter describing why you are interested in this internship and a resume to internships@self-help.org with the internship title as the subject by February 26, 2019.

Self-Help is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, class, age, gender, religion, disability that can be accommodated, marital status, ancestry, nationality, family status or sexual orientation.

Business Development and Outreach Intern Self-Help
Durham, NC
Job Function: Intern/Work Study
Posted: January 24, 2019

Background:

The Organization:
Self-Help is a leading national community development financial institution (CDFI) headquartered in Durham, NC. Founded in 1980, Self-Help has provided over $7 billion in financing to 131,000 families, individuals and businesses underserved by traditional financial institutions. It helps drive economic development and strengthen communities by financing hundreds of homebuyers each year, as well as nonprofits, child care centers, community health facilities, public charter schools, and residential and commercial real estate projects. The Self-Help family of non-profit organizations includes North Carolina’s Self-Help Credit Union, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Self-Help Ventures Fund and the Center for Responsible Lending, a national policy and advocacy organization addressing abusive lending practices. Through its credit union network, Self-Help serves over 129,000 people in North Carolina, California, Chicago and Florida and offers a full range of financial products and services. Learn more at www.self-help.org, www.self-helpfcu.org and www.responsiblelending.org.

Position Summary:

Internship Program:
Self-Help/CRL offers a 10 week summer internship program that is designed to give students valuable experience in a professional setting while broadening their knowledge of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI’s). Along with each specific intern project, the intern will participate in a series of brown-bag lunches to learn more about Self-Help and the Community Development industry as a whole. Interns will also be given the opportunity to network with one another and other Self-Helpers through a variety of planned events.

Internship Description:
The DPI Business Development and Outreach intern will work to raise awareness about Self-Help Credit Union and its services, particularly around specific loan products and credit union branches. For example, the intern will likely spend significant time raising awareness about Self-Help’s Assistive Technology Financing program loans. It is to be determined if the internship will be based in Greenville or Durham.

Responsibilities:

Essential Responsibilities:
Leading outreach efforts to identified target audience, including mailings.
Helping organize and conduct credit union related community events.
Identify disability organizations with whom we could partner to provide Assistive Technology informational sessions
Analyze and suggest ways Self-Help can improve its commitment to underserved, unserved, and unrepresented communities across our branch network, particularly in Eastern NC
Taking on additional responsibilities as identified by DPI team and branches.

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:
Undergraduate or beyond
Outgoing, marketing orientation
Familiarity with Microsoft Office and Salesforce

Desired Qualifications:
Interest in community development finance.
Interest in and familiarity with disability community

Physical Requirements:
Frequently requires use of manual dexterity and repetitive motions, primarily with the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Must be able to occasionally lift and exert force of up to 10 pounds.

Location:
Durham, North Carolina, United States of America and Greenville, North Carolina, United States of America
Candidate may have the option to work remotely

Compensation:

TBD

How to Apply:

Application: Please submit a thoughtful cover letter describing why you are interested in this internship and a resume to internships@self-help.org with the internship title as the subject by Feb 26, 2019.

Self-Help is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, class, age, gender, religion, disability that can be accommodated, marital status, ancestry, nationality, family status or sexual orientation.

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