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Research & Impact Officer Global Partnerships
Seattle, WA
Job Function: Research and Analytics
Posted: January 16, 2020

Background:

Global Partnerships (GP) is an impact-first investor dedicated to expanding opportunity for people living in poverty. Impact-first investing means investing in a way that seeks the greatest possible social impact, while seeking to preserve capital with a modest financial return for investors. GP believes that impact-first investing has an essential role to play in advancing sustainable solutions to poverty for millions of people worldwide.

GP creates and manages impact-first investment funds that make loans and early stage investments in social enterprises serving people living in poverty in less developed countries, primarily in Latin America and Africa. The GP team is comprised of mission-driven, dedicated, high-performing colleagues working primarily from offices in Seattle, WA, Bogotá, Colombia, and Nairobi, Kenya. To learn more about Global Partnerships, please visit our website at www.globalpartnerships.org.

Position Summary:

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The research and impact function is a small, strategic function within GP’s Capital and Impact Team (CIT). The purpose of the function is to help the organization aim its investments to achieve clear, compelling levels of social impact and follow through to be sure its investments are delivering the desired outcomes. The Research and Impact Officer will play a critical role in delivering on this mandate.

The Research and Impact Officer will work out of GP’s Seattle office and will report to the Director of Investment Research and Impact (also Seattle-based). This position will play an important role in impact screening, monitoring, analysis, and reporting. S/he will be a team player who demonstrates analytical thinking, business acumen, and strong operational management skills.

Responsibilities:

The core responsibilities of the Research and Impact Officer will include:

• Owning the operational infrastructure of GP’s impact-first partner screening and selection:
o Designing and maintaining impact-first screening and evaluation tools, guidelines, and processes to enable the CIT’s rigorous impact underwriting of potential GP investments, while ensuring compliance with industry best practices (Environmental & Social (E&S)/Client Protection Principles (CPP), investor covenants, and GP’s best thinking;
o Training staff and providing guidance on the use of the above-mentioned tools to ensure consistency and quality in CIT’s impact-first investment recommendations amidst a diverse pipeline; and
o Conducting impact underwriting for select partners, summarizing the investment opportunity, key performance indicators, and the impact case for investment.

• Executing impact monitoring and targeted analysis:
o Designing and maintaining impact metrics, frameworks, tracking tools, systems, and processes;
o Managing and continuously improving data integration and quality within GP’s database and CRM platform;
o Capturing and analyzing relevant data to execute targeted monitoring and/or learning agendas, including (but is not limited to) initiative-specific and thematic research projects as well as monitoring agreed upon CPP/E&S action plans;
o Identifying creative uses of and emerging patterns in GP’s impact data and conducting action-oriented analysis to strengthen GP’s impact-first investment strategy; and
o Supporting and conducting field assessments as needed.

• Managing impact-first reporting & communications:
o Reporting and analyzing past and projected lives impacted by GP’s investments, including developing and maintaining a consistent methodology that represents the team’s best thinking;
o Managing quarterly and annual impact data collection and reporting for internal and external audiences (both regular and one-off);
o Supporting and executing cross-team communications and training on GP’s impact measurement and management strategy, methodologies, learnings, and investment recommendations;
o Performing on-demand quantitative analysis and data visualization using internal and external data to tell the GP impact story to various audiences; and
o Providing ongoing support to the Communications and Investor Relations functions to develop impact-related communication materials.

Requirements:

SELECTION CRITERIA

Core Capabilities
• Superior operational management and communication skills, with demonstrated ability to collaborate within and across teams;
• Strong analytical skills and business acumen, with ability to drive clarity and deliver results amidst complex and ambiguous circumstances;
• Adept at structuring data and designing user-friendly tools and processes that increase efficiency and quality of team operations and decision-making;
• Highly organized and capable of balancing multiple priorities, with careful attention to detail and thoughtful knowledge management;
• Skilled trainer and communicator, with capacity to build trust-based relationships across cultural, language, and geographic differences;
• Self-motivated work ethic, with track record of proactive engagement and ability to see tasks through to completion independently;
• Embodies GP’s values: Dedicated, Strategic, Collaborative, Aspirational Learner, and Excellence; and
• Has a passion for GP’s mission to expand opportunity for people living in poverty.
Qualifications
• 2-5 years of relevant professional experience in impact investing, business analysis, management consulting, monitoring and evaluation, or other similar field;
• Experience working in less-developed markets and with remote global teams strongly preferred; field experience in Africa or Latin America beneficial;
• Knowledge of agriculture, education, financial services, health, renewable energy, or other essential services preferred;
• Familiarity with impact investing industry tools and standards preferred;
• Business language fluency in English and Spanish required; French preferred;
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools required; experience in data visualization (Tableau) preferred;
• Excellent academic track record; undergraduate degree required; MBA, MPA or other relevant master’s degree preferred;
• Willingness to travel in Africa and the Americas up to 20% of the time; and
• Ability to work legally in the United States.

Compensation:

DOE

How to Apply:

To apply, please send the following materials in a single PDF document to info@globalpartnerships.org and include the title ‘Application: Research and Impact Officer – Seattle’ in the subject line.
• Brief cover letter
• Résumé
Global Partnerships is an equal opportunity employer. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. For priority consideration, please apply by February 9, 2020.
Due to the volume of applications, we will contact only those candidates selected for interviews – no follow-ups, please.
Finalists will be asked to submit references, including name, email, and phone number, of at least two former supervisors. All offers will be contingent upon reference checks as well as a background check.

Multifamily Housing Lender Office of Housing
Seattle, WA
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: January 16, 2020

Background:

The Seattle Office of Housing, an executive office of the Mayor, increases opportunities for families of all incomes to live in our city. For over 30 years, the City has managed investments from the Seattle Housing Levy and incentive programs for developers to fund the preservation and production of affordable apartments and homes in Seattle. To date, nearly 12,000 affordable units have been funded and over 1,500 have been created through incentives. The Office of Housing has also provided home repair and weatherization programs for lower-income resident for over 30 years, helping over 17,000 households remain in their homes.

Position Summary:

Seattle's Office of Housing works to build strong, healthy communities and increase opportunities for people of all income levels to live in our city.

We are looking for a Multifamily Housing Lender to help the City decide which projects should or should not be funded. With oversight, you will review and evaluate multifamily and bridge loan applications for policy and regulatory compliance, underwrite projects' financial feasibility, and determine the viability of proposed operating and service budgets. You will also prepare multifamily credit materials for the Director, present funding recommendations, and assist with workouts of troubled projects with Asset Management. In addition, you will monitor City-funded projects, from pre-development, through development and construction, and closing out of completed projects.

You will report to the Office of Housing's Lending Manager and be part of a highly skilled, collaborative team. With an emphasis on strong project analysis, regulatory compliance, and clear communication, our team seeks to ensure City resources are deployed effectively, maximizing our capacity to help Seattle's low-income residents access safe and affordable homes.

Responsibilities:

Here's more about what you'll be doing, with oversight:

You will assist in all aspects of the financing process for affordable housing projects, including:
* Monitoring pre-development from fund reservation through closing
* Coordinating pre-closing fund source conditions, such as an environmental review with the Department of Human Services
* Preparing and negotiating legal loan documents for real estate closing
* Coordinating with the borrower, counsel, Title Company, and other funders to ensure timely closings and proper City lien position
* Overseeing the development and construction phases of City-funded projects
* Reviewing and approving borrowers' requests for disbursement of City loan funds
* Coordinating disbursements with other funders and project investors
* Monitoring close-out of completed projects, assuring that all necessary documentation and compliance materials have been received prior to final disbursement
* Passing down completed projects to Asset Management
* Assisting in compliance with labor standards (Prevailing wages and Davis Bacon) in coordination with the Department of Finance and Administration

You will participate in a range of team efforts, including:
* Identifying appropriate ways to integrate Office of Housing funding with service and operating funds, including coordinating with other local, state, and federal funders
* Helping to further develop policies, procedures, and underwriting criteria
* Providing technical assistance to prospective borrowers and coworkers
* Ensuring compliance with City policies and initiatives

You will be successful in this role if you possess the below abilities, experience, and knowledge:

Abilities:
* Maintaining professionalism in controversial, complex, and public situations
* Explaining technical information to an audience of varying levels of expertise
* Conducting meetings and speaking publicly
* Working with a diverse population
* Writing in a clear and effective manner

Experience:
* Affordable housing finance involving public and private sources
* Community development
* Development of affordable housing for homeless or special needs residents
* Real estate development lending, including bridge and permanent loans
* Working at the local government level with a variety of constituents and in community participation

Knowledge
* Multifamily subsidy sources, including low-income tax credits, state housing fund, Community Development Block Grant, and HOME
* Housing construction, rehabilitation, land use, and building codes

Requirements:

In addition to the skills and experience described above, you will need to possess the below required qualifications (or a combination of education and/or experience and/or training which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class):
* Two years of progressively responsible experience in affordable housing finance, community redevelopment, real estate finance, or a related field
* Bachelor's Degree in business or public administration, urban planning, finance, real estate, human services, or a related field
* Washington State Driver's License or evidence of equivalent mobility

OR
* Three years of progressively responsible experience in affordable housing finance, community redevelopment, real estate finance, or a related field
* Associate Degree in business or public administration, urban planning, finance, real estate, human services, or a related field
* Washington State Driver's License or evidence of equivalent mobility

OR
* Four years of progressively responsible experience in affordable housing finance, community redevelopment, real estate finance, or a related field
* Washington State Driver's License or evidence of equivalent mobility

Additional Information
This position is classified as a Community Development Specialist.

Compensation:

$37.45 - $43.62 Hourly

How to Apply:

To be considered for this position, please submit your complete application, resume, and cover letter at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/seattle/jobs/2686281/multifamily-...
no later than 4:00 PM Pacific Time on Tuesday, February 11, 2020.

This position is open to all candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. The Office of Housing values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, medical condition, or pregnancy. The Office of Housing encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences. If you have questions, please contact Lindsey King at Lindsey.King@seattle.gov.

President and CEO Way Finders, Inc.
Springfield, MA
Job Function: Administrative/Operations/IT
Posted: January 15, 2020

Background:

Way Finders seeks a President and CEO (CEO) to achieve the organization’s vision: to build communities in which people do not struggle with income inequality and everyone has access to opportunity and rewards attained through dedication and hard work. Way Finders’ current CEO, Peter Gagliardi, will retire in 2020 following 28 years of dedicated leadership to the organization.

The Organization
In 1973, Way Finders, formerly HAPHousing, began as the Housing Allowance Project, to provide stable housing for individuals and families facing poverty. Since its origin, the organization has become the go-to provider for a full range of housing services, as well as a developer and manager of high-quality affordable housing. With a mission to light pathways and open doors to homes and communities where people thrive, Way Finders confronts homelessness head-on in communities throughout western Massachusetts, including Hampden and Hampshire counties.

Way Finders is a chartered member of NeighborWorks America, an organization committed to affordable housing and community development. The largest non-profit housing provider in western Massachusetts, Way Finders impacts over 50,000 household members annually by providing services including housing counseling, affordable housing development and management, emergency shelter, financial education and first-time homebuyer workshops, employment training and retention services, neighborhood revitalization, and other programs throughout the region.

Way Finders also has two subsidiaries: MBL Housing & Development, LLC, a consulting firm based in Northampton that assists developers and owners of affordable housing, and Common Capital, Inc., a Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI) located in Springfield that makes loans to new and growing small businesses, helping the business owners improve their own economic status while creating jobs for others in the communities where they are located.

Way Finders has a long history of housing families who are facing eviction, are homeless, or earn a wage that is not sufficient to pay the rent. However, its work doesn’t end there. Stable housing is the platform upon which it works to help clients meet their own goals and thrive. As families thrive, so do the communities in which they live.

Way Finders operates six major programs:
• Housing Support Services (HSS) – Way Finders offers housing assistance to individuals who are experiencing homelessness, financial insecurity, domestic violence, and other emergencies that threaten safety. Way Finders’ Housing Center responds to more than 10,000 calls and walk-in requests for assistance annually.
• Rental Assistance (RA) – Way Finders helps renters find an apartment, provides payment assistance for qualifying individuals, helps tenants understand their rights and responsibilities, and assists landlords with inspection services and education.
• Real Estate Development (RED) – Way Finders builds affordable housing developments in communities throughout the region, with the goal to create quality homes where people prosper.
• Property & Asset Management (P&AM) – Way Finders manages a diverse portfolio of properties, keeping them in excellent repair, and linking residents to programs and services that enhance their lives.
• Homeownership & Financial Education (HOME) – Way Finders provides financial education counseling, workshops and programs that help participants attain, keep, manage, and modify their homes.
• Community Building & Engagement (CB&E) – Way Finders, together with partners and collaborators, helps residents identify issues and create solutions by building neighbor-to-neighbor connections, and teaching people how to advocate for their communities.

Way Finders is building a new Housing Center in downtown Springfield with a total project cost of $17M. The organization is currently in the silent phase of a $2.5M capital campaign, with over $2.2M pledged to date to support the new Housing Center.

Way Finders has an active, engaged 21-member Board of Directors. Members routinely attend local and national trainings with staff, including the NeighborWorks’ Excellence in Governance Program. The staff is comprised of 240 full-time and part-time employees. Way Finders has an operating budget of $19M, and an overall budget of $71M, which includes pass-through funding from state and federal contracts for the administration of rental assistance and homelessness prevention programs. The organization’s total budget, including its subsidiaries, MBL Housing and Development and Common Capital, is $87M. For more information about Way Finders, go to https://www.wayfindersma.org/ .

Recent Accomplishments
Way Finders’ staff, board, and volunteers constantly challenge inequitable economic and social barriers facing families in the region. Recent achievements towards this effort include the following:
• Today, Way Finders manages over 700 residential units, which house over 1,200 individuals. Way Finders has 450 units of new housing in its current real estate development pipeline.
• Each year, Way Finders’ rental assistance program serves over 5,500 families and supports landlords through tenant-owner education and inspection services.
• Each year, Way Finders prevents homelessness for at least 800 households by assisting families in obtaining Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT) and HomeBase funds.
• Last year, 268 clients became first-time homebuyers, and of those, 176 bought homes in the City of Springfield.
• In 2017, Common Capital Inc. became a subsidiary of Way Finders, so the two organizations could work in partnership to build sustainable communities and support local business owners through high-impact community projects.
• In 2015, MBL Housing and Development LLC became a subsidiary of Way Finders as an agency that provides workable financing solutions for real estate development projects.
• Since 2014, more than 850 people have graduated from Way Finders’ Financial Education workshops.
• Since 2013, Way Finders has helped over 720 people find employment in the region. According to recent data, nearly 90% of these participants have retained their jobs and 90% have retained their housing as a result of stable employment.

Strategic Priorities
Way Finders is currently in the fifth year of a five-year strategic plan with the following priorities:
• Service Delivery: Engage clients, residents, and communities in exceptional services that move people toward greater housing stability, financial security, and improved well-being.
• Sustainability: Demonstrate strong subject matter expertise, well-prepared and diverse leadership and staff, and streamlined systems and practices that facilitate organizational excellence and financial strength.
• Partnerships and Collaboration: Engage diverse partners and collaborators in exceptional service delivery to increase collective impact, while serving the missions of partner organizations that are meeting the needs of the entire region.
• Presence and Visibility: Influence the region’s leaders to embrace affordable housing as an asset to the region’s economy, especially when coupled with supportive services for residents.

Position Summary:

The new CEO will be passionate about leading and advancing the organization’s mission, will provide sound fiscal management, and will sustain positive relationships with the Board of Directors, staff, partners, and other stakeholders. S/he will also demonstrate moral integrity and personal and strategic leadership. The CEO reports to the Board of Directors and has oversight of Way Finders’ Chief Executive Team.

Responsibilities:

Way Finders next CEO will:
• Maintain the organization’s standing as a respected leader in the housing and community development fields; lead and participate actively in efforts to elevate external stakeholders’ understanding of Way Finders’ impact on the people it serves.
• Foster strong relationships with governmental entities, including state funders.
• Keep abreast of policy decisions that affect people living in poverty, and ensure that Way Finders remains a leader in advocating for its clients.
• Advance Way Finders’ strategic priorities in a manner that reflects organizational values and the needs of the populations that it serves.
• Seek opportunities for growth, and strengthen Way Finders’ business model by leveraging all program areas, products, accomplishments, and stature in the field.
• Provide fiscal leadership that supports current business lines, increases revenue, and strengthens the financial health of the organization.
• Be accountable for the design and delivery of KPIs for the senior leadership team to run the organization and report up to the board, maintaining Way Finders’ “data driven” approach.
• Foster an organizational culture that is innovative and forward thinking while still being compassionate and communicative. Ensure that the organizational culture is one that is diverse and values-based.
• Develop talent, plan for succession, and empower the team and its leaders.
• Foster and maintain excellent working relationships with staff, the Board of Directors, partners, and other stakeholders.
• Build relationships to establish public relations, energize community engagement, and develop partnerships with local business leaders.

Requirements:

The ideal candidate for this position will demonstrate an ability to quickly integrate into the community and serve as an engaged, inspiring, innovative, and visionary leader. Candidates will bring a variety of experiences and attributes, including:
• A leader with a strong passion for addressing issues related to housing and community development and willingness to embrace Way Finders’ multi-faceted organization, including both its Housing Center division and its Real Estate Operations.
• Demonstrated results setting a visionary strategy and collaborating to execute a plan to achieve goals.
• Respect for the legacy of the organization while leading it into the future.
• Strong business acumen, including strong financial management and contract negotiation skills; must have experience managing complex budgets; experience managing budgets of at least approximately $30M preferred.
• Experience establishing and building relationships with top community leaders, including those representing the highest levels in business, government and the nonprofit sector; and the ability to collaborate with partners.
• Must be a masterful communicator and excellent listener with a strong ability to build trust among a wide range of constituents; must have a high emotional intelligence.
• Knowledgeable about state and/or federal policies that affect Way Finders’ work; must have the ability to distill the interests and needs of Way Finders’ clients, and interpret state policies to understand how they will affect programs on the ground.
• Demonstrated experience in developing and overseeing large, innovative, and cutting-edge programs and practices; demonstrated “outside-the-box” thinking on new ventures, new goals, and new methods.
• Demonstrated experience managing an organization with multiple programs; experience managing umbrella entities/organizations with subsidiaries a plus.
• Strong fundraising record with experience attracting funds from government and private sources; demonstrated experience initiating and implementing private fundraising campaigns.
• Must demonstrate an inclusive leadership and management style that encourages staff in ways that motivate them to perform at their best, and provides opportunities for professional advancement.
• At least 10 years of senior leadership/management experience, with either all or part in the housing or community development fields. Must demonstrate experience managing a highly experienced senior leadership team with decades of experience.

Compensation:

Negotiable

How to Apply:

To apply, upload resume, cover letter, and salary requirements by clicking https://curawebservices.mindscope.com/RAFFA04463_CURA/Aspx/form.aspx?lan... . For other inquiries, contact Adrienne O’Rourke at adrienne.orourke@marcumllp.com. Resume reviews begin immediately.

Way Finders provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, pregnancy or recent childbirth or related medical condition, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, the use of a guide or support animal because of blindness, deafness or physical handicap of any individual, citizenship, veteran or military status, genetic information, marital status, familial status, domestic or sexual violence victim status, possession of a GED instead of a high school diploma, or any other protected characteristic under applicable federal, state or local laws.

About Raffa – Marcum’s Nonprofit & Social Sector Group
On behalf of Way Finders, Raffa – Marcum’s Nonprofit & Social Sector Group – is working with the Board of Directors to advance the search. Founded in 1984 and recently merged with Marcum, Raffa is, and always has been, a mission-driven professional services firm seeking to do more for nonprofits and socially conscious companies like Way Finders. Learn more about our work at http://marcumllp.com/industries/nonprofit-social-sector.

Program Officer - Detroit W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Detroit, MI
Job Function: Project Management
Posted: January 14, 2020

Background:

In 1930, breakfast cereal pioneer Will Keith Kellogg donated $66 million in Kellogg Company stock and other investments “to help people help themselves,” launching the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The foundation began its work in Michigan, but by the 1940s had expanded its work internationally and was breaking ground in areas such as rural children’s health, “mainstreaming” children with disabilities, and the development of the healthcare profession. By its 50th anniversary, the foundation was among the world’s largest private philanthropic organizations. Its mission reflects the foundation’s core priorities of thriving children, working families, and equitable communities, and the dynamic connection between the three.

“The W.K. Kellogg Foundation supports children, families, and communities as they strengthen and create conditions that propel vulnerable children to achieve success as individuals and as contributors to the larger community and society.”

To advance this mission, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation created a framework supported by an innovative matrixed organizational design to prioritize investment decisions and maximize effectiveness toward achieving the desired ends and improvements for children and their families. This new framework supports disciplined choices toward targeted outcomes and stronger alignment across programs. It is a focused and networked approach to strategic programming that relies on close cross-foundation collaboration and agile teams to leverage human capital and knowledge resources to positively impact vulnerable children, families, and communities. Across bodies of work, the foundation implements an array of change-making tools – grantmaking, impact investing, contracting, networking, and convenings – to ensure progress. A commitment to racial equity, community engagement, and leadership development are woven into each endeavor as essential to the creation of a social context in which all children can thrive, particularly the most vulnerable.

Position Summary:

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, a leading philanthropic institution helping communities create the conditions children need to thrive, is seeking nominations and applications for a Detroit-focused program officer for its Michigan Programs and Family Economic Security teams. In recent years, the foundation has sharpened its focus on improving conditions for vulnerable children, concentrating on three key factors of success and their intersections: education and learning; food, health and well-being; and family economic security. The foundation has made a generational commitment to grantmaking that advances the vision of a future in which every child thrives. WKKF partners closely with community stakeholders and policy makers to co-create a network of organizations working together to advance economic stability, racial equity, and community and civic engagement, while increasing access to quality education, healthy food, and medical care for children and families in need. This program officer will be dedicated to building pathways to the workforce by leveraging and connecting related systems and infrastructures to improve employment equity in Detroit and southeast Michigan.

As a member of teams led by Faye Nelson and Jonathan Njus, Directors of Michigan Programs and Family Economic Security respectively, the new Program Officer - Detroit will provide leadership and oversight for on-the-ground execution of program efforts that nurture opportunities for achieving positive systemic change that improves economic outcomes for working families and children throughout the Detroit region. The ideal candidate for the role will have a master’s degree, or equivalent work experience, in fields related to Family Economic Security, as well as strong local, regional and national systems, policy and programming networks. The new program officer will have systems and programmatic expertise in economic development, job creation, workforce development, employer engagement, job quality, worker organizing, and labor issues. S/he/they will have experience understanding the opportunities for individuals to enter the workforce through a variety of career pathways and demonstrated experience with partnership, program, and systems development reflecting both long-standing and emerging industries in the region. S/he/they will have the capacity, skill and passion to assume leadership and management of a large body of work.

Responsibilities:

The program officer will screen and recommend grants for funding, conduct site visits, manage and monitor a portfolio of grant programs aligned with the strategic framework, and collaborate within the Michigan Programs and Family Economic Security teams and across the foundation to develop a more interdisciplinary approach to grantmaking. The program officer will maintain strong, authentic relationships with grant seekers and grantees and act as a spokesperson for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, effectively communicating the foundation’s goal of partnering with communities to improve the well-being of children and their families. The program officer will work closely with stakeholders in Detroit as well as state-level partners to foster economic vitality and new investments for the city.

Requirements:

A full position description, including requirements and qualifications, can be found here: https://nonprofitprofessionals.com/additional-searches/wkkf-dpoed

Compensation:

Commensurate with experience.

How to Apply:

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is conducting this search with assistance from Katherine Jacobs and Melinda Hull of the national search firm, NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications including your resume (in Word or PDF format) and a cover letter describing your interest, qualifications, and where you learned of the position should be sent to: WKKF-DPOED@nonprofitprofessionals.com. In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and proudly values diversity. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

More information about the W. K. Kellogg Foundation can be found at www.wkkf.org.

Public Policy Director - Community Development Bankers Association Partners for the Common Good
Washington, DC
Job Function: Advocacy/Policy
Posted: January 13, 2020

Background:

Community Development Bankers Association (CDBA) is the national trade association of FDIC-certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) banks and thrifts. Our members are mission-focused institutions that provide lending, financial services, and technical assistance in disinvested urban, rural and Native American communities across the United States. We are the voice of the CDFI and mission focused banking sector through public policy advocacy, promoting industry best practices, and peer networking.

Position Summary:

We are seeking a high energy and dynamic candidate for the position of Public Policy Director. The Director will advance our public policy advocacy agenda. The position reports to Chief Executive Officer, but works with all members of the team. This is a full time 40 hour per week position. The position is located at PCG’s offices in Washington DC.

CDBA is managed under an administrative agreement with Partners for the Common Good (PCG). The Public Policy Director will be an employee of PCG, but principally assigned to duties to support its work with CDBA.

Responsibilities:

• Stay abreast of regulatory and legislative developments that affects Federal community development and financial services policies and programs.
• Analyze regulatory proposals and policies to assess impact on the membership and the low income communities they serve.
• Participate in drafting public comment letters and testimony.
• Analyze, compile and disseminate research, data, and written materials on the community development banking sector to support education and policy efforts
• Solicit input from CDBA members to formulate policy positions.
• Coordinate advocacy campaigns and outreach on Capitol Hill and Federal agencies
• Oversee development of databases of legislative contacts, Federal program awards, and impact of CDBA members.
• Responsible for researching and initial drafting “thought leadership” articles and OpEds for biweekly CDBA newsflash or external publications by CEO, Board members or other industry representatives.
• Supervise development CDBA member impact profiles and other initiatives to build the capacity of CDBA members to collect and report impact.
• Participate in event planning for annual conference, workshops, webinars and conference calls.
• Execute special projects and provide general support to the membership.
• Supervise assigned staff.
• Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

• Passion for community development finance and improving the lives of people in underserved communities
• 5 years of experience in public policy or advocacy with a focus on community development, affordable, financial services, or other related fields
• Experience working on Capitol Hill is a plus.
• Strong analytical and research skills
• A proactive self-starter with the ability to multi-task, excellent time management and organizational skills and attention to detail
• Strong writing skills are essential
• Strong verbal communication, networking, relationship management, and customer skills
• Good people skills with a strong team orientation
• Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
• Good project management skills
• Bachelor’s degree required, Masters preferred
• Experience using Salesforce customer relationship management (CRM) solutions is a plus
• Basic computer and research skills along with familiarity with MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and the internet is a must
• Applicants must be U.S. citizens

Compensation:

Competitive nonprofit sector salary commensurate with experience. Collegial work environment. Good benefits package available.

How to Apply:

Interested individuals should submit a resume, cover letter, professional writing sample and three references here: http://www.pcgloanfund.org/public-policy-director-community-development-...

Senior Underwriter High Impact Financial Analysis, LLC
Albany (Remote Acceptable), NY
Job Function: Underwriting
Posted: January 12, 2020

Background:

High Impact is a Certified B Corporation that facilitates investment across the U.S. in affordable housing, charter school facilities, commercial real estate, and other community-driven projects by providing capacity and expertise to lenders focused on improving outcomes in underserved communities. We recently celebrated five years in business and have underwritten nearly $500 million of community development loans and investments for CDFIs and other impact lenders since our start. High Impact also provides portfolio management and strategic consulting services to CDFIs and others. The Senior Underwriter may interact with those services if the successful candidate has a special interest in or expertise related to them.

Position Summary:

High Impact is hiring a full-time Senior Underwriter to lead loan underwritings for impact lenders, including community development financial institutions, foundations, and government entities. This position may be based in our Albany, NY office or may be remote. The Senior Underwriter will have expertise in one or more of the following sectors: multifamily housing, charter schools, early care, and commercial real estate. Specific expertise in low income housing tax credits, new markets tax credits, and other commonly used state and federal subsidy programs is preferred. The Senior Underwriter will be comfortable underwriting a range of loan products, including real estate loans spanning the entire development cycle from predevelopment through permanent, and enterprise-level loans requiring deep analysis of borrower financials.

Responsibilities:

The Senior Underwriter leads deal underwriting within their area(s) of expertise (ex. multifamily housing). The Senior Underwriter will underwrite directly while assigning component tasks to junior analysts and interfacing with the client and borrower. A typical work week may include work on 2-4 loan underwritings (80% of working hours), which consists of analytical and written work and phone calls and emails with borrowers and clients; collaborating with another staff member on their work (10%); participation in High Impact's weekly staff meeting and weekly underwriting pipeline meeting (5%); and work on a special internal project, such as contributing to B Corp recertification (5%) or a white paper. The Senior Underwriter will also have the opportunity to attend 1-2 conferences annually, participate in professional development, and may on occasion conduct a site visit for an underwriting.

Requirements:

The successful candidate will have excellent writing skills, strong interpersonal skills, enthusiasm for our work in community development, the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, and expertise in one or more relevant sectors, such as multifamily housing or charter schools. This position is ideal for:

-Experienced commercial real estate underwriters interested in impact finance
-Underwriters at CDFIs, banks, or government entities who are ready to lead projects
-Analysts at real estate developers interested in lending and community impact

The Senior Underwriter position requires at least 5 years of underwriting experience. Candidates with less experience may be considered for an alternative position (Underwriter) and are encouraged to apply; however, entry-level candidates will not be considered and should look for future job postings for Junior Analysts instead.

Compensation:

High Impact offers a competitive salary and benefits including a 5% 401(k) match; health, dental, and vision insurance; 15 days PTO (with more based on years of service) and 10 holidays; and profit share.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by January 31, 2020 at https://www.fitzii.com/apply/45663?s=c1. A cover letter is required for consideration. The successful candidate will begin work at a mutually agreeable start date as soon as possible. Remote candidates will be considered, as will candidates interested in working from our headquarters office in Albany, NY.

Fund Developer (Grant Writer) Rural Community Assistance Corporation
West Sacramento, CA
Job Function: Grant Writer
Posted: January 10, 2020

Background:

Organization
Founded in 1978, RCAC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides training, technical and financial resources and advocacy so low-income rural communities can achieve their goals and visions. For more than 40 years, our dedicated staff and active board, motivated by our core values: leadership, collaboration, commitment, quality and integrity, have helped effect positive change in rural communities across the West.

Communications Development and Events (CDE)
The CDE department is responsible for raising funds, managing all communications and coordinating events for the organization. Each year, the Development team raises more than $20 million to support RCAC’s work; the Events unit coordinates more than 400 trainings, workshops, conferences and other events, both internal and external; and the communications team manages all marketing, publications and creates advocacy and social media materials.

Position Summary:

The Fund Developer works with the Fund Development Manager and the CDE Director to plan, develop and secure grants, contracts and investments for the corporation. Major responsibilities include, but are not limited to: read and understand a wide range of requests for proposals; coordinate, plan and write grant applications; assist with securing Loan Fund investments; and assist the director and manager to maintain documents, binders and files; edit, prepare, format, and package proposals; compile appendices and attachments; and submit proposals on multiple grant submission platforms.

Responsibilities:

Specific job goals, objectives and tasks are established for each employee as part of the annual evaluation and work plan process. Examples of responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to the following:
• Conduct research to identify potential funding sources and Loan Fund investors
• Coordinate, plan, develop, review and write grant proposals for public and private resources
• Raise funds for conferences and other events as needed
• Help to secure Loan Fund investments
• Maintain documents, binders and files
• Edit, prepare, format and package proposal submissions
• Compile appendices and attachments for proposals
• Submit proposals on a variety of grant submission platforms
• Manage tasks and resources effectively and efficiently
• Be an active member of the Communications and Development team; enhance the team’s effectiveness and performance
• Maintain relationships with existing private and public funders and investors.
• Develop contacts with potential funders
• Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements:

Skills and Qualifications
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to proofread and edit documents
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including CRM databases and marketing platforms
• Understanding of the banking industry’s Community Reinvestment Act
• Knowledge of public, private and corporate funding resources and procedures
• Knowledge of grant submission platforms
• Ability to work with minimum supervision and effectively prioritize multiple tasks
• Ability to follow detailed instructions
• Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve
• Ability to organize and prioritize work to meet established timelines and deadlines
• Ability to work individually and as part of a team
• Ability to understand and communicate RCAC’s vision for the future

Compensation:

$55,536 to $64,572

How to Apply:

Please visit our website at www.rcac.org/careers to view or print the job description and/or provided benefits.
Please apply online at www.rcac.org/careers.

Senior Loan Officer Rural Community Assistance Corporation
West Sacramento, CA
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: January 10, 2020

Background:

Organization
Founded in 1978, RCAC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides training, technical and financial resources and advocacy so low-income rural communities can achieve their goals and visions. For more than 40 years, our dedicated staff and active board, motivated by our core values: leadership, collaboration, commitment, quality and integrity, have helped effect positive change in rural communities across the West.

Loan Fund Department
The Loan Fund provides financial resources to rural communities and organizations across RCAC’s service area. The department provides assistance to potential borrowers to structure their requests for funding to meet RCAC loan fund requirements. It works closely with the Communications Development and Events department to ensure that RCAC has adequate resources to meet loan requests and to develop new programs for the department. The department is responsible for investor relations and loan administration.

Position Summary:

The Senior Loan Officer works with both loan officers and RCAC Technical Assistance (TA) providers to support community development projects. The position is responsible for developing a borrower base and maintaining relationships with borrowers over the life of their loan(s). Major responsibilities include, but are not limited to: originate and underwrite loans, manage a loan portfolio; work with RCAC TA providers to market Loan Fund products and services; provide assistance to clients including referral to RCAC TA providers where appropriate; train at network conferences and workshops; and assist the loan administration team with loan servicing.

Responsibilities:

Specific job goals, objectives and tasks are established for each employee as part of the annual evaluation and work plan process. Examples of responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to the following:

• Work with prospective nonprofit, Tribal, public body and small business loan applicants
• Analyze needs and structure of requests for capital
• Use analytical and business development skills to determine applicable loan products to meet borrower needs.
• Conduct site visits and inspections
• Underwrite RCAC loan types
• Negotiate loan terms and requirements with borrowers within RCAC guidelines
• Work with the Credit Manager to finalize the terms and credit memo
• Present proposed loan for staff credit review and the RCAC loan committee for approval
• Present final negotiations with borrowers if changes are made
• Monitor projects through the development process including review and approval of loan disbursements
• Recognize and deal with cash flow and other issues that may affect loan repayment
• Provide periodic analysis of borrower financial statements and reports
• Design and deliver individual or group presentations at conferences and workshops
• Market and represent RCAC and the Loan Fund to existing and potential clients
• Maintain excellent customer relations and service
• Maintain working relationships with federal, state and other agencies and firms that
are partners in providing resources for rural areas
• Maintain professional development

Requirements:

Skills and Qualifications
• Experience preparing and negotiating complex, multi-layered transactions, balancing borrower needs with sound underwriting judgment and risk mitigation
• Strong business development, communication, and problem-solving skills
• Detailed analytical skills with database management and spreadsheet knowledge
• Analytical and financial skills are essential
• Ability to work with minimum supervision and handle multiple priorities simultaneously
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and cloud computing
• Ability to listen effectively and communicate verbally and in writing
• Commitment to rural communities and disadvantaged groups
• Knowledge of financial needs for rural community and economic development projects
• Knowledge of government programs and regulations related to various community development programs including New Market Tax Credits
• Previous experience working with nonprofits, local and Tribal governments highly desirable
• Ability to travel 20% of the time

Compensation:

$80,000 to $95,000

How to Apply:

Please visit our website at www.rcac.org/careers to view or print the job description and/or provided benefits.Please apply online at www.rcac.org/careers

Customer Support Specialist Craft3
Walla Walla, WA
Job Function: Financial Services
Posted: January 10, 2020

Background:

Craft3 is a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) with a mission to strengthen economic, ecological, and family resilience throughout Oregon and Washington communities. We do this by providing loans to entrepreneurs, nonprofits, individuals, including those without access to traditional financing. We then complement these financial resources with our expertise, professional connections, and other advocacy for our clients. Learn more at www.craft3.org

Position Summary:

Craft3 is looking for a Customer Support Specialist to join our energetic consumer loan servicing team. This individual will perform loan servicing functions: processing payments, offer solutions to customer inquiries, troubleshoot complex account issues, and response appropriately to customer complaints. They will prepare and deliver annual statements and maintain high standards of accuracy and consistency of record keeping and data management.

Responsibilities:

Customer Service and Loan Servicing
• Respond to high-volume of customer inquiries via phone and email regarding loan accounts in a timely and courteous manner.
• Resolve complex customer inquiries and manage complaints to mutual satisfaction and in accordance with Complaint Resolution Policy.
• Accurately complete loan servicing transactions related to loan accounts such as payments, automatic transfers, statements, filing, and collateral security reporting.
• Assist customers in using services to include supporting basic technical website access and navigation needs.
• Assist partners and third parties in understanding of processes, repayment methods, and products to streamline service to shared clients.
• Maintain working knowledge of consumer loan products, services, and department procedures.

Consumer Team
• Collaborate with other departments to resolve customer inquiries.
• Utilize Craft3 database platforms for loan management including ensuring quality control and high levels of accuracy and integrity.
• Maintain high standards of accuracy and consistency of record keeping and data management.
• Contribute to developing and documenting consumer department procedures and processes.
• Manage discrete projects that require engagement and consultation with members of the consumer team, other business units, vendors, and/or partners.
• Represent Craft3 in public events, meetings, or presentations.
• Comply with all federal and state consumer loan product and services laws and regulations

Requirements:

High School Diploma or associated equivalence required; Associates degree preferred; or equivalent combination of education and work experience. Minimum 4 years related experience in customer service and loan servicing. Contact center or financial institution experience preferred.

Compensation:

Craft3 offers a competitive salary $39,000 - $59,000/annually plus benefits: medical, dental, vision, Life/AD&D, LTD/STD insurance, paid sick and vacation leave, volunteer time off, wellness program, transportation, flexible schedule, and 403B Retirement savings plan with employer match.

How to Apply:

Apply online at www.craft3.org/Careers/Jobs today and to view the complete job description!
Application Deadline: January 31, 2020

Customer Support Specialist Craft3
Port Angeles, WA
Job Function: Financial Services
Posted: January 10, 2020

Background:

Craft3 is a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) with a mission to strengthen economic, ecological, and family resilience throughout Oregon and Washington communities. We do this by providing loans to entrepreneurs, nonprofits, individuals, including those without access to traditional financing. We then complement these financial resources with our expertise, professional connections, and other advocacy for our clients. Learn more at www.craft3.org

Position Summary:

Craft3 is looking for a Customer Support Specialist to join our energetic consumer loan servicing team. This individual will perform loan servicing functions: processing payments, offer solutions to customer inquiries, troubleshoot complex account issues, and response appropriately to customer complaints. They will prepare and deliver annual statements and maintain high standards of accuracy and consistency of record keeping and data management.

Responsibilities:

Customer Service and Loan Servicing
• Respond to high-volume of customer inquiries via phone and email regarding loan accounts in a timely and courteous manner.
• Resolve complex customer inquiries and manage complaints to mutual satisfaction and in accordance with Complaint Resolution Policy.
• Accurately complete loan servicing transactions related to loan accounts such as payments, automatic transfers, statements, filing, and collateral security reporting.
• Assist customers in using services to include supporting basic technical website access and navigation needs.
• Assist partners and third parties in understanding of processes, repayment methods, and products to streamline service to shared clients.
• Maintain working knowledge of consumer loan products, services, and department procedures.

Consumer Team
• Collaborate with other departments to resolve customer inquiries.
• Utilize Craft3 database platforms for loan management including ensuring quality control and high levels of accuracy and integrity.
• Maintain high standards of accuracy and consistency of record keeping and data management.
• Contribute to developing and documenting consumer department procedures and processes.
• Manage discrete projects that require engagement and consultation with members of the consumer team, other business units, vendors, and/or partners.
• Represent Craft3 in public events, meetings, or presentations.
• Comply with all federal and state consumer loan product and services laws and regulations

Requirements:

High School Diploma or associated equivalence required; Associates degree preferred; or equivalent combination of education and work experience. Minimum 4 years related experience in customer service and loan servicing. Contact center or financial institution experience preferred.

Compensation:

Craft3 offers a competitive salary $39,000 - $59,000/annually plus benefits: medical, dental, vision, Life/AD&D, LTD/STD insurance, paid sick and vacation leave, volunteer time off, wellness program, transportation, flexible schedule, and 403B Retirement savings plan with employer match.

How to Apply:

Apply online at www.craft3.org/Careers/Jobs today and to view the complete job description!
Application Deadline: January 31, 2020

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