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Mortgage Loan Officer II Self-Help Federal Credit Union
Pomona, CA
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: October 16, 2017

Background:

Self-Help Federal Credit Union (SHFCU) is part of a family of nonprofit organizations whose mission is to create and protect ownership and economic opportunity for all. We are a $750 million CDFI dedicated to providing sustainable loans and responsible financial products for people of modest means, and are one of the fastest growing community development credit unions in the nation.

Self-Help Federal Credit Union is currently undergoing dynamic growth in its retail credit union operations in California, Illinois, and Florida. This is a hands-on role where your efforts have a meaningful impact on the growth goals of the organization. 

Self-Help Federal Credit Union was chartered in 2008 to build a network of branches that serve working families and underserved communities. With 19 branches in California, 3 branches in Illinois, 2 branches in Florida, approximately $718 million in assets, and serving more than 80,000 members and clients, Self-Help Federal is one of the fastest-growing low-income designated credit unions in the country. It is part of the national Self-Help family of non-profit organizations whose collective mission is to create and protect ownership and economic opportunity for all. For 36 years, the Center for Community Self-Help and its affiliates have provided $7.2 billion in financing to help over 131,000 low-wealth borrowers buy homes, start and build businesses, and strengthen community resources. For more information, go to www.self-helpfcu.org and www.self-help.org.

We are an equal opportunity employer:

SHFCU is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, class, age, religion (and lack thereof), disability that can reasonably be accommodated, marital status (including domestic partner status), ancestry, nationality, national origin, family status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), other medical condition (physical or mental), AIDS/HIV status, genetic information, sexual identity, gender identification (including transgender status), sexual orientation, and veteran status.

Compensation: Competitive nonprofit salary, based on experience, plus a generous benefits package that includes health, dental, life insurance, flexible spending plan, retirement plan, and paid parental leave.

Position Summary:

Position Title: Mortgage Loan Officer II
Full Time, Exempt

The successful candidate, under limited supervision, provides information on credit union products and services to potential borrowers according to all credit union policies and procedures as well as Federal and State rules and regulations; interviews all applicants for real estate loans; prepares, analyzes, processes and documents all required forms and related documents for real-estate loans; approves or denies loan applications based on analysis of each applicants background, including the more complex applications, with limited oversight or assistance from management and underwriting; and is responsible for promoting credit union products and services to ensure meeting productivity goals

Responsibilities:

  • Meet with loan applicants to discuss viable mortgage options, counsel on credit and budget, develop roadmap and process for mortgage approval and assist with the loan application process. 
  • Prequalify loan applicants by examining all borrower information and documentation, assessing credit-worthiness, adequacy of income, credit and collateral and calculating repayment risk. 
  • Using in-depth lending experience, determines the appropriate manner to structure loan, use of multiple loan products, and maximum purchase price/loan amount based on borrower data. 
  • Approve or deny real-estate loan applications that do not meet pre-qualification standards, and explain reasons for denial.
  • Gather and review necessary data to complete the loan review process including credit bureau reports, verifying debts and estimating monthly payments for any outstanding debts not listed on application and ensuring they are added to application.
  • Comply with all federal and state mortgage regulations and disclosure requirements.
  • Consistently prepare exemplary mortgage loan application and documentation for underwriting and loan closing. Ensure that each real-estate loan is processed accurately, troubleshoot any issues that may arise during the processing period, and maintain communication with borrower throughout processing period, as needed. Consistently achieve loan production goals.
  • Represent Self-Help in networking functions and develop mortgage loan business through continual identification, development and maintenance/expansion of a quality network of business relationships that serves as a recurring source of referrals for new mortgage lending opportunities. This network may consist of Real Estate professionals, builders, and professional contacts, as well as other valuable referral sources enhanced by regular participation in business related development opportunities, community efforts to promote homeownership and professional organizations.
  • May oversee the responsibilities of a Mortgage Loan Assistant, if appropriate
  • May coach less experienced Mortgage Loan Officers, as needed;
  • Other duties as may be deemed necessary.

Requirements

  • Strong commitment to our mission - creating economic opportunity for traditionally underserved communities.
  • Strong understanding of cultural competency
  • Preference for working in organizations that place priority on teamwork and collaboration
  • High School diploma or equivalent; Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • 5 to 10 years relevant experience including at least 3 years' experience as MLO. 
  • Prior experience at Self-Help in Mortgage Lending preferred.

Requirements:

Knowledge, Skill and Ability:

  • Demonstrated ability to represent Self-Help, develop business, generate leads and develop community networks. Able to utilize existing networking and strong association relationships and able to expand those relationships to drive referral business;
  • In depth analytical and quantitative skills and ability to independently handle loan applications and assess even the most complex borrower's ability to successfully repay loans including the use of multiple loan products, when needed;
  • Demonstrated ability to meet high productivity goals;
  • Ability to secure and maintain NMLS certification;
  • Ability to work collaboratively on team as well as work independently and with little oversight on handling assignments;
  • Sensitivity to issues of low-wealth borrowers and a desire to work in a racially and socially diverse organization;
  • Strong organization, computer and customer service skills;
  • Strong communications skills including strong writing skills and presentation skills;
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Ability to travel;
  • ENGLISH / SPANISH FLUENCY REQUIRED

Physical Requirements/Work Environment 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions;

  • Close vision is required;
  • Employee is regularly required to: sit; talk and hear; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. A sit-stand desk is also acceptable;
  • Employee is frequently required to type and use a keyboard;
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Core Values:

In addition to the above, the successful candidate must exemplify Self-Help's Core Values:

  • Mission Before Self - We always seek to put our mission and the communities we serve first.
  • Service with Excellence - We strive to provide exceptional service
  • Embracing and Promoting Change - We recognize that change is essential and can be hard.
  • Results, Not Credit - We encourage teamwork and collaboration focused on results.
  • Diversity as Strength - We value diverse perspectives, skills, and backgrounds as core strengths.
  • Financial Sustainability for Mission Impact - We build financial strength to advance and sustain our work.

Compensation:

Competitive nonprofit salary, based on experience, plus a generous benefits package that includes health, dental, life insurance, flexible spending plan, retirement plan, and paid parental leave.

How to Apply:

Please apply to our Human Resources Department:

Interested individuals please send a resume and cover letter to cahiringmanager@self-helpfcu.org and reference this job "Mortgage Loan Officer, Pomona" in the subject line of your message.

Mortgage Loan Officer II Self-Help Federal Credit Union
Fresno, CA
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: October 16, 2017

Background:

Self-Help Federal Credit Union (SHFCU) is part of a family of nonprofit organizations whose mission is to create and protect ownership and economic opportunity for all. We are a $750 million CDFI dedicated to providing sustainable loans and responsible financial products for people of modest means, and are one of the fastest growing community development credit unions in the nation.

Self-Help Federal Credit Union is currently undergoing dynamic growth in its retail credit union operations in California, Illinois, and Florida. This is a hands-on role where your efforts have a meaningful impact on the growth goals of the organization. 

Self-Help Federal Credit Union was chartered in 2008 to build a network of branches that serve working families and underserved communities. With 19 branches in California, 3 branches in Illinois, 2 branches in Florida, approximately $718 million in assets, and serving more than 80,000 members and clients, Self-Help Federal is one of the fastest-growing low-income designated credit unions in the country. It is part of the national Self-Help family of non-profit organizations whose collective mission is to create and protect ownership and economic opportunity for all. For 36 years, the Center for Community Self-Help and its affiliates have provided $7.2 billion in financing to help over 131,000 low-wealth borrowers buy homes, start and build businesses, and strengthen community resources. For more information, go to www.self-helpfcu.org and www.self-help.org.

We are an equal opportunity employer:

SHFCU is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, class, age, religion (and lack thereof), disability that can reasonably be accommodated, marital status (including domestic partner status), ancestry, nationality, national origin, family status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), other medical condition (physical or mental), AIDS/HIV status, genetic information, sexual identity, gender identification (including transgender status), sexual orientation, and veteran status.

Compensation: Competitive nonprofit salary, based on experience, plus a generous benefits package that includes health, dental, life insurance, flexible spending plan, retirement plan, and paid parental leave.

Position Summary:

Position Title: Mortgage Loan Officer II
Full Time, Exempt

The successful candidate, under limited supervision, provides information on credit union products and services to potential borrowers according to all credit union policies and procedures as well as Federal and State rules and regulations; interviews all applicants for real estate loans; prepares, analyzes, processes and documents all required forms and related documents for real-estate loans; approves or denies loan applications based on analysis of each applicants background, including the more complex applications, with limited oversight or assistance from management and underwriting; and is responsible for promoting credit union products and services to ensure meeting productivity goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Meet with loan applicants to discuss viable mortgage options, counsel on credit and budget, develop roadmap and process for mortgage approval and assist with the loan application process. 
  • Prequalify loan applicants by examining all borrower information and documentation, assessing credit-worthiness, adequacy of income, credit and collateral and calculating repayment risk. 
  • Using in-depth lending experience, determines the appropriate manner to structure loan, use of multiple loan products, and maximum purchase price/loan amount based on borrower data. 
  • Approve or deny real-estate loan applications that do not meet pre-qualification standards, and explain reasons for denial.
  • Gather and review necessary data to complete the loan review process including credit bureau reports, verifying debts and estimating monthly payments for any outstanding debts not listed on application and ensuring they are added to application.
  • Comply with all federal and state mortgage regulations and disclosure requirements.
  • Consistently prepare exemplary mortgage loan application and documentation for underwriting and loan closing. Ensure that each real-estate loan is processed accurately, troubleshoot any issues that may arise during the processing period, and maintain communication with borrower throughout processing period, as needed. Consistently achieve loan production goals.
  • Represent Self-Help in networking functions and develop mortgage loan business through continual identification, development and maintenance/expansion of a quality network of business relationships that serves as a recurring source of referrals for new mortgage lending opportunities. This network may consist of Real Estate professionals, builders, and professional contacts, as well as other valuable referral sources enhanced by regular participation in business related development opportunities, community efforts to promote homeownership and professional organizations.
  • May oversee the responsibilities of a Mortgage Loan Assistant, if appropriate
  • May coach less experienced Mortgage Loan Officers, as needed;
  • Other duties as may be deemed necessary.

Requirements

  • Strong commitment to our mission - creating economic opportunity for traditionally underserved communities.
  • Strong understanding of cultural competency
  • Preference for working in organizations that place priority on teamwork and collaboration
  • High School diploma or equivalent; Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • 5 to 10 years relevant experience including at least 3 years' experience as MLO. 
  • Prior experience at Self-Help in Mortgage Lending preferred.

Requirements:

Knowledge, Skill and Ability:

  • Demonstrated ability to represent Self-Help, develop business, generate leads and develop community networks. Able to utilize existing networking and strong association relationships and able to expand those relationships to drive referral business;
  • In depth analytical and quantitative skills and ability to independently handle loan applications and assess even the most complex borrower's ability to successfully repay loans including the use of multiple loan products, when needed;
  • Demonstrated ability to meet high productivity goals;
  • Ability to secure and maintain NMLS certification;
  • Ability to work collaboratively on team as well as work independently and with little oversight on handling assignments;
  • Sensitivity to issues of low-wealth borrowers and a desire to work in a racially and socially diverse organization;
  • Strong organization, computer and customer service skills;
  • Strong communications skills including strong writing skills and presentation skills;
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Ability to travel;
  • ENGLISH / SPANISH FLUENCY REQUIRED

Physical Requirements/Work Environment 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions;

  • Close vision is required;
  • Employee is regularly required to: sit; talk and hear; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. A sit-stand desk is also acceptable;
  • Employee is frequently required to type and use a keyboard;
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Core Values:

In addition to the above, the successful candidate must exemplify Self-Help's Core Values:

  • Mission Before Self - We always seek to put our mission and the communities we serve first.
  • Service with Excellence - We strive to provide exceptional service
  • Embracing and Promoting Change - We recognize that change is essential and can be hard.
  • Results, Not Credit - We encourage teamwork and collaboration focused on results.
  • Diversity as Strength - We value diverse perspectives, skills, and backgrounds as core strengths.
  • Financial Sustainability for Mission Impact - We build financial strength to advance and sustain our work.

Compensation:

Competitive nonprofit salary, based on experience, plus a generous benefits package that includes health, dental, life insurance, flexible spending plan, retirement plan, and paid parental leave.

How to Apply:

Please apply to our Human Resources Department:

Interested individuals please send a resume and cover letter to cahiringmanager@self-helpfcu.org and reference this job, Mortgage Loan Officer ll in the subject line of your message.

1754 Bilingual Member Services Representative Self-Help Credit Union
Brevard, NC, NC
Job Function: Financial Services
Posted: October 11, 2017

Background:

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:

The Bilingual Member Services Representative will serve as a liaison between the member and the credit union, provide account information by phone or in person, as well as information on the full range of credit union products and services, open accounts for members, resolve issues, and professionally handle the member’s daily needs, and provide a variety of transactional services to members.

Responsibilities:

  • Greet and welcome members and visitors to the credit union in a friendly and professional manner. Provide prompt, efficient and accurate service in the processing of transactions. 
  • Perform account transactions and maintenance as authorized, including processing share deposit payments, loan payments, CD transactions, lines of credit advances, and account transfers; disbursing cash and check withdrawals; monitoring receipts, counting cash and performing reconciliations; adding joint owners, completing address changes and competing any other necessary teller functions.
  • Provide general and specific service-related information concerning credit union services or policies in-person or by-telephone. 
  • May respond to email or other electronic requests submitted by members providing professional prompt, efficient, and accurate service and information. 
  • Respond to members’ requests, problems, and complaints and/or direct them to the appropriate person for specific information and assistance.  Research accounts for deposit, withdrawal, and loan-payment discrepancies.
  • Assist members with balancing accounts, completing payroll deduction and direct deposit cards. 
  • Promote credit union products and services based on member’s needs.  Refer loan product inquiries to Loan Officer. 
  • May open new accounts, and service existing accounts. Set up new account files, and provide members with all necessary information for membership, including advising and assisting members with new and existing products and services. 
  • May be required to work the call center, periodically handling transactions and responding to member inquiries by phone.  
  • Provide information on deposit alternatives to members wishing to place funds with the credit union.
  • Serve as back-up to MSR II for opening and closing member accounts.  
  • Open, close and balance cash drawer daily. Maintain drawer cash levels within prescribed amounts. 
  • Enter night, ATM and mail deposits.  

Provide translational assistance to members and staff. 

  • Other duties, responsibilities, and projects as assigned. 

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent and 1 to 2 years of experience in banking or retail.  
  • Attention to detail. 
  • Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to form and maintain strong relationships with internal and external customers. 
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. 
  • Knowledge of basic economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets and banking. 
  • Analytical and problem solving skills. 
  • Ability to use keyboard and data entry skills.
  • May be required to travel to cover other branches. 
  • English/Spanish fluency required. 

Compensation:

Competitive nonprofit salary, based on experience, plus a generous benefits package. 

 

How to Apply:

To apply, send resume and cover letter, describing why you are a fit for this position, to hiringmanager@self-help.org. Please include the position title as the subject.  The position will remain posted until filled.

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.

1752 MSR – Bilingual Member Services Representative Self-Help Credit Union
Brevard, NC, NC
Job Function: Financial Services
Posted: October 11, 2017

Background:

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.orgwww.self-helpfcu.org and www.responsiblelending.org.

Position Summary:

The Bilingual Member Services Representative will serve as a liaison between the member and the credit union, provide account information by phone or in person, as well as information on the full range of credit union products and services, open accounts for members, resolve issues, and professionally handle the member’s daily needs, and provide a variety of transactional services to members.

Responsibilities:

  • Greet and welcome members and visitors to the credit union in a friendly and professional manner. Provide prompt, efficient and accurate service in the processing of transactions. 
  • Perform account transactions and maintenance as authorized, including processing share deposit payments, loan payments, CD transactions, lines of credit advances, and account transfers; disbursing cash and check withdrawals; monitoring receipts, counting cash and performing reconciliations; adding joint owners, completing address changes and competing any other necessary teller functions. 
  • Provide general and specific service-related information concerning credit union services or policies in-person or by-telephone. 
  • May respond to email or other electronic requests submitted by members providing professional prompt, efficient, and accurate service and information. 
    Respond to members’ requests, problems, and complaints and/or direct them to the appropriate person for specific information and assistance.  Research accounts for deposit, withdrawal, and loan-payment discrepancies.
  • Assist members with balancing accounts, completing payroll deduction and direct deposit cards. 
  • Promote credit union products and services based on member’s needs.  Refer loan product inquiries to Loan Officer. 
  • May open new accounts, and service existing accounts. Set up new account files, and provide members with all necessary information for membership, including advising and assisting members with new and existing products and services. 
  • May be required to work the call center, periodically handling transactions and responding to member inquiries by phone.  
  • Provide information on deposit alternatives to members wishing to place funds with the credit union. 
  • Serve as back-up to MSR II for opening and closing member accounts.   
  • Open, close and balance cash drawer daily. Maintain drawer cash levels within prescribed amounts. 
  • Enter night, ATM and mail deposits.  

Provide translational assistance to members and staff. 

  • Other duties, responsibilities, and projects as assigned. 

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent and 1 to 2 years of experience in banking or retail.  
  • Attention to detail. 
  • Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to form and maintain strong relationships with internal and external customers. 
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. 
  • Knowledge of basic economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets and banking. 
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to use keyboard and data entry skills.   
  • May be required to travel to cover other branches. 
  • English/Spanish fluency required. 

Compensation:

Competitive nonprofit salary, based on experience, plus a generous benefits package.

How to Apply:

To apply, send resume and cover letter, describing why you are a fit for this position, to hiringmanager@self-help.org. Please include the position title as the subject. The position will remain posted until filled. 

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.

1746 Commercial Loan Closing Coordinator Self-Help Credit Union
Durham, NC, NC
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: October 11, 2017

Background:

Self-Help is a leading national community development financial institution (CDFI) headquartered in Durham, NC. Founded in 1980, Self-Help has provided $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 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 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:

Self-Help is seeking a Commercial Loan Closing Coordinator to join our team in Durham, NC. The Loan Closing Coordinator is responsible for facilitating all loan-closing activities for Self-Help’s Commercial Lending Team and provides other critical functions to enable loan origination.  Loans range in size and complexity, including multi-million dollar real-estate based loans to small business loans.

This position is a full time position but we will consider part time candidates interested in working at least 30 hours/week.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as Project Manager in facilitating and driving the closing process for large and/or complex commercial loans.   
  • Work closely with Commercial Loan Officers, Commercial Underwriters, internal Legal counsel, borrowers, and borrower’s counsel to ensure loans are closed properly and in accordance with the terms of the loan and Self-Help’s standards.  

This includes:  

  • Creating loan closing checklists;  
  • Coordinating due diligence intake and review;  
  • Guiding other team members to ensure closing deadlines are met; 
  • Communicating with borrower and borrower representatives; 
  • Evaluating all documents and ensuring they meet Self-Help’s standards;  
  • Leading evaluations on key topics ensuring they meet Self-Help’s standards, especially around insurance requirements; 
  • Leading regular progress meetings with internal colleagues and borrower team; and 
  • Actively participating with other team members to creatively solve problems for non-traditional borrowers and deal structures.  
  • Coordinate the aggregation of documentation required to process construction draws on larger loans, including intake of documentation from borrower; evaluation and review of packages for completeness; and coordinating communication with borrower and internal colleagues. 
  • Perform other duties that may be deemed necessary including, but not limited to: 
    • Coordinating applications to government entities: 
    • Supporting commercial loan origination and closings:  

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • A bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) plus minimum of two years’ experience as a paralegal, project manager, or related work experience. 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, keen attention to detail, and the ability to use good judgment to ensure that Self-Help standards for closing are satisfied. 
  • Strong project management skills, including ability to set and organize competing priorities. 
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks with time-sensitive deadlines. 
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and maintain composure in stressful situations. 
  • Ability to work cooperatively in teams and facilitate meetings. 
  • Ability to influence others (teammates, peers and senior managers) to accomplish tasks 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Ability to provide the highest level of customer service to borrowers. 
  • Ability and willingness to work overtime as needed. 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel and ability to learn Self-Help loan closing and loan management software systems.   

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Four years’ experience as a paralegal, project manager, or related work experience, preferred. 
  • Experience as a commercial loan closer for a financial institutional or as a commercial real estate paralegal for a law firm also preferred. 
  • Familiarity with lending software a plus. 

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. 

Compensation:

Competitive nonprofit salary, based on experience, plus a generous benefits package. 

How to Apply:

To apply, send resume and cover letter, describing why you are a fit for this position, to hiringmanager@self-help.org. Please include the position title as the subject.

The position will remain posted until filled. 

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. 

1727 Bilingual Mortgage Credit Analyst Self-Help Credit Union
Charlotte, NC , NC
Job Function: Finance
Posted: October 11, 2017

Background:

Self-Help is a leading national community development financial institution (CDFI) headquartered in Durham, NC. Founded in 1980, Self-Help has provided $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 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 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:

Self-Help is looking for a candidate for its Mortgage Credit Analyst position.  The selected candidate will exhibit a strong commitment to helping others, including low-wealth borrowers who have been underserved by traditional financial institutions in the past.  The Mortgage Credit Analyst will work with customers to help them progress from the mortgage application through closing and will have a direct and positive impact on the lives of the borrowers we serve.  The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented and self-motivated. 

Responsibilities:

The Mortgage Credit Analyst will ensure loan application intake, distribution and tracking by logging and maintain loan application files, conducting initial quality reviews, ordering required documentation, performing verification checks and assigning loan files to processing. The Mortgage Credit Analyst will also provide translational assistance to staff members and will provide general office support duties as needed.   

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree, or 2 to 3 years of relevant mortgage loan experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Strong organizational skills. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Highly dependable and detail oriented. 
  • Strong attendance and punctuality required. 
  • Ability to work as a member of a team. 
  • Self-motivated. 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel. 
  • English/Spanish fluency. 

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Prior banking or financial experience or knowledge 
  • Prior non-profit or community development experience 

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. 

Compensation:

Competitive nonprofit salary, based on experience, plus a generous benefits package. 

How to Apply:

ATo apply, send resume and cover letter, describing why you are a fit for this position, to hiringmanager@self-help.org. Please include the position title as the subject.  The position will remain posted until filled. 

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. 

Director, Western Region Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF)
San Francisco, CA
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: October 9, 2017

Background:

Low Income Investment Fund is a non-profit community development financial institution, with headquarters in San Francisco and offices in Los Angeles, Washington DC and New York City. LIIF builds healthy communities by bridging the gap between private capital markets and low-income neighborhoods. LIIF is a steward for capital invested in affordable housing, childcare, job-training programs, education and other community initiatives.

Position Summary:

Working under the direction of the SVP, National Markets and Capital Solutions (SVP), the Director is the leader of LIIF’s activities in the Western Region (Market). The Director is accountable for positioning LIIF as a leader in the Market, particularly in the Bay Area, LIIF’s headquarters.  The Director is also accountable for lending operating performance for the Market. This includes achieving expected financial outcomes for these operations as developed in LIIF’s strategic plan, annual work plans and budgets. 

Responsibilities:

The Director is responsible for implementing the strategic direction and lending activities within the Market.  The Director, in consultation with the SVP, develops and manages a market coverage plan for the Market.

  • Marketing and Business Development/Fundraising: The Director, working with the loan officer team and supported by LIIF’s Strategy, Development and Public Affairs staff, leads business development efforts within the Market. The Director is responsible, directly and through the loan officer team, for developing and maintaining relationships with key community development stakeholders, including government officials, policy makers, customers, funders, and others. In some cases, the point person on these relationships may be the CEO, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer (COO), or SVP, in which case the Director will coordinate with them and provide support as needed. The Director may also be responsible for fundraising for LIIF within the Market.
  • Business/Lending Management: The Director is accountable for loan origination activities, including oversight of originating, structuring, underwriting and closing transactions. The Director is also responsible for the hiring and performance management of the direct report(s), as well as continuing staff development and training, all done in close coordination with Human Resources, the SVP and the COO. 
  • Financial Accountability: The Director is fully accountable for the operating results of LIIF’s lending program initiatives within the Market.  This includes bottom line performance, lending net income, self-sufficiency, and volume goals, including New Markets Tax Credit goals; direct expense management; and goals for the Market contained in the SVP’s work plan and relevant goals within LIIFs strategic plan.   
  • Program Management and Development: The Director, in coordination with VP Programs, is directly responsible for managing assigned program activity in the Market and nationally (as applicable), with the exception of Child Care, with which the Director will closely coordinate efforts. The Director may also be asked to assist the Executive Team, SVP and VP Programs in the development and execution of new programs and initiatives. The Director may also be asked to replicate successful programs from other regions. 
  • New Loan Product Development: The Director, working with the SVP, CCO and COO, assists in the creation of new loan products and assists the lending staff in designing, testing and implementing new loan products.  New product development is intended to provide additional services to the community development field and to innovate as the needs of the field change.
  • Credit and Risk Management: The Director and SVP are required to work closely with the CCO and leadership of the asset management team to maintain portfolio quality and manage troubled assets within the Market.  
  • Policy: Working with the Director of Federal Policy and Government Affairs and the Executive Vice President of Strategy, Development and Public Affairs, the Director may provide direction, input, guidance and support on local, state and national legislative and policy initiatives relating to LIIF’s lending and program activities. 

Requirements:

The ideal candidate for this position will have these key qualifications:

  • Minimum of ten years of progressive experience in the community development and/or lending field;
  • Prior experience managing staff;
  • Strong marketing, organizing and time-management skills;
  • Excellent skills in managing multiple tasks requiring strong attention to detail; and 
  • Self-motivation, dedication, and flexibility
  • Educational background should include degree work in a relevant area of study such as real estate, urban planning, business administration or finance.  An advanced degree in business administration, finance, real estate, community or economic development, is helpful, although does not replace the need for career experience in this position.  

Compensation:

DOE

How to Apply:

Applying to LIIF

If you are interested in applying to the Low Income Investment Fund, please mail or e-mail cover letter (including salary expectation & history) and resume to:

Low Income Investment Fund
 Attn. Human Resources
 50 California St., Suite 2900
 San Francisco, CA 94111
 E: careers@liifund.org

No phone calls please. Only candidates being considered for a position will be contacted.

Loan Closing & Office Administrator NeighborWorks Capital
Silver Spring, MD
Job Function: Administrative/Operations/IT
Posted: October 9, 2017

Background:

NeighborWorks Capital (NC) is a national nonprofit loan fund that provides real estate and capacity-building financing to members of the NeighborWorks America Network, 250+ nonprofit community development organizations serving cities, rural areas, and regions nationwide. This is an exciting time to become part of the NC team as it expands its customer base, adds new innovative financing solutions and raises additional loan capital.

Position Summary:

The Loan Closing & Office Administrator interacts with customers, attorneys, organization staff and vendors, providing excellent customer service and working collaboratively with staff. This position is responsible for assisting and supporting the management team in lending operations and business development; organizational administration and governance; office and facility operations; and special projects.

Reports to: Chief Lending Officer

Status: Full-time (FLSA Non- Exempt)

Responsibilities:

Lending Operations and Business Development 

Loan Closings

  • Interact with Borrowers, Loan Officers, NC’s outside counsel and borrower’s counsel, and related parties to move loans from approval through closing
  • Review and edit documentation and closing checklists with Loan Officers to ensure positive customer engagements, clear process steps, adherence to deadlines, and compliance with legal requirements
  • Coordinate loan closing check-in calls during the closing process
  • Coordinate and manage follow-up for document requests, collection, review, and approval using established checklists
  • Create and maintain well-organized and complete loan files, financial files, legal files, and other documents

Customer Contact

  • Create new customer and new loan files in both electronic and paper form as needed
  • Draft and distribute welcome letters to new Borrowers after loan closings
  • Make period requests to customers for contact information updates and confirmations

Organizational Governance 

  • Coordinate Board of Directors, Finance and Loan committee and other external meeting arrangements (in-person, electronically and telephonically) and assemble and distribute related meeting materials
  • Record and maintain Board and Committee meeting minutes
  • Maintain board and committee lists and secure annual Conflict of Interest compliance
  • Administer electronic and paper file retention policy

Office and Facilities Administration and Support 

  • Facilitate meetings and communications with Board of Directors, Finance and Loan committees, including drafting meeting minutes
  • Make and facilitate special event arrangements, including acting as liaison with NeighborWorks America staff in support of NeighborWorks America events (conferences and seminars, etc.)
  • Execute both small internal and bulk outsourced document production
  • Research/order office supplies, equipment and furniture
  • Coordinate and administer new employee on-boarding process with vendors
  • Manage Lending Team expense reports

Requirements:

  • At least two years of demonstrated professional experience, preferably in a dynamic small office setting
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, marketing, public administration, or related field is preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), familiar with CRM applications
  • Well-organized with ability to following establish procedures and checklists, follow-through and meet deadlines
  • Ability to follow standard operating procedures and exercise good judgment independently or with little oversight
  • Self-motivated and willing to work cooperatively, and sometimes independently, in environment with small staff

 

Compensation:

Competitive Salary plus excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision; 10 paid holidays, PTO & sick leave; life insurance; 6% contribution to 401(k); transportation subsidy; and bonus potential up to 10% of salary. 

How to Apply:

To apply please submit a letter of interest, resume and salary requirements to

Rkoven@hireauthority-us.com

Or by mail to:

The Hire Authority

Attn: NeighborWorks Capital

10411 Motor City Drive, Suite 500

Bethesda, MD. 20817

Program Manager, Public Programs Equal Justice Works
Washington, DC
Job Function: Community Outreach
Posted: October 3, 2017

Background:

The mission of Equal Justice Works is to create a just society by mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice. Equal Justice Works is a recognized leader in the public interest law movement. Please go to www.equaljusticeworks.org to learn more about Equal Justice Works. 

Equal Justice Works provides a continuum of opportunity that begins with incoming law school students and extends into later careers in the profession. From advocating for law school programs that instill public service values among students, to creating summer and postgraduate public interest jobs, to addressing the staggering educational debt that blocks lawyers from going into public service, Equal Justice Works inspires and provides opportunities for the legal community to change lives, make careers, and deliver on the promise of justice for all.

Position Summary:

The Program Manager (Public Programs Unit) will lead programmatic and administrative oversight of publically-funded programs, primarily the Veterans Legal Corps, a program funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) that places lawyers and law students at nonprofit organizations nationwide to provide critical legal services to veterans.   The Program Manager ensures that Legal Fellows and host sites deliver high-quality legal services while maintaining compliance with donor and organizational policies, regulations and operating procedures. The Program Manager will also be directly involved in advancing growth opportunities for the veterans program and other unit programs that support the delivery of legal aid to underserved populations.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain overall project management responsibility for the Veterans Legal Corps Program
  • Recruit and relationship manage participating legal aid organizations, support host organizations in securing qualified legal fellowship candidates
  • Conduct ongoing training support of host sites and fellows, including webinars and individualized technical assistance
  • Carry out program monitoring through a variety of activities including calls, desk reviews of programmatic and financial documentation, and site visits designed to foster compliance and overall program success
  • Manage a Program Coordinator assigned to the maintenance of fellow and host organization files and the processing of reimbursements of grant funds
  • Manage external consultants or contractors as needed
  • Gather and analyze program data provided by host sites in order to prepare and submit progress reports to funders
  • Participate in inter-departmental and cross-departmental collaborations to advance organization-wide projects and objectives
  • Represent Equal Justice Works at external meetings and conferences to advance program growth and innovation, develop concept notes, proposals for potential funding opportunities
  • Oversee program budget to ensure the proper spend-down of grant funds 
  • Work closely with the Marketing and Communications Unit and Law School Engagement and Advocacy Unit.
  • Manage staff assigned to support the programs
  • Other duties as assigned
  • 10-20% travel time required

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. JD or other advanced degree preferred.
  • Three to four (3-4) years of work experience, with at least two years of program management, project management, or project lead experience.
  • Direct experience, connection and interest in working with active-duty service members, veterans, and/or military families strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing organizational systems, tools, and processes to improve product or program performance, including the documenting and integrating these systems into common practice.
  • Familiarity with public interest law, social services, civil legal aid, Equal Justice Works programs, veterans or disaster relief a plus.
  • Experience implementing high-volume, customer orientated initiatives that are well organized and compliant with government and/or relevant regulations.
  • Experience in managing large-scale initiatives that get results, thinking creatively to resolve anticipated and unanticipated issues, tracking and managing projects with multiple moving parts, and developing effective and replicable systems.
  • Advanced writing skills and high level proficiency.
  • Ability to manage concurrent priorities effectively and efficiently.
  • Experience with AmeriCorps, Department of Justice, Department of Housing funding, desirable
  • Experience in database and proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point).

Compensation:

Comprehensive and generous benefits package commensurate with education and experience, including loan repayment assistance, full healthcare coverage, dental and 401k. 

How to Apply:

All applicants must apply at https://equaljusticeworks.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0mb82 to be considered. 

Applicants should send resume and three references, cover letter describing in detail their experience, qualifications and why they would be a good fit. 

Please note: Phone calls and direct emails will not be accepted.  Applications without cover letters will not be reviewed.

Senior Manager, Compliance Equal Justice Works
Washington, DC
Job Function: Other
Posted: October 3, 2017

Background:

The mission of Equal Justice Works is to create a just society by mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice. Equal Justice Works is a recognized leader in the public interest law movement.  Please go to www.equaljusticeworks.org to learn more about Equal Justice Works. 

Equal Justice Works provides a continuum of opportunity that begins with incoming law school students and extends into later careers in the profession. From advocating for law school programs that instill public service values among students, to creating summer and postgraduate public interest jobs, to addressing the staggering educational debt that blocks lawyers from going into public service, Equal Justice Works inspires and provides opportunities for the legal community to change lives, make careers, and deliver on the promise of justice for all.

Position Summary:

The Senior Manager, Compliance oversees programmatic compliance for various types of funding awards (grants, sub-grants, sub-contracts, cooperative agreements, contracts, memorandums of understanding) within the Public Programs Unit.  They will serve as the subject matter expert for compliance-related business practices, provides policy guidance to staff and sub recipients, and ensures internal procedures effectively mitigate risk and adhere to applicable donor requirements and regulations. This position reports to the Director of Public Programs and will be primarily focused on programmatic compliance, in close coordination with Equal Justice Works’ Finance and Administration team on fiscal compliance matters.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain expert understanding of award conditions and regulations.
  • Establish and implement standard operating procedures to ensure Equal Justice Works and sub recipients are compliant.
  • Audit and monitor existing grants and sub grants, taking corrective action if problems arise.
  • Ensure grant and contract management standards are understood and applied correctly; roll out and train program staff on compliance tools and funder requirements.
  • Mentor staff on compliance best practice, program monitoring practices and participate in occasional site monitoring visits.
  • Develop and deliver compliance training programs for staff and award sub recipients.
  • Support proposal development including review of bids, preparation and review of agreements, certifications, plans, past performance documentation, and MOUs, etc.
  • Carry out special projects as assigned by Director.

Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree/JD, MBA or finance degree preferred.
  • Minimum three (3) or more years' experience of technically relevant work experience
  • Progressive experience managing compliance processes for government contracts and grants
  • Demonstrated understanding of terms and conditions for professional services contracts
  • Ability to be proactive in researching regulations and best business practices
  • Ability to prepare and present training material
  • Willingness to adapt to new circumstances, information and challenge
  • Advanced writing skills and high level proficiency
  • Ability to manage concurrent priorities effectively and efficiently.
  • Ability to develop systems and processes to facilitate a high volume of successful proposal submissions and awards.
  • Experience with AmeriCorps, Department of Justice, Department of Housing funding, and using Grants.gov and egrants.gov.
  • Experience in database and proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point).

Compensation:

Comprehensive and generous benefits package commensurate with education and experience, including loan repayment assistance, full healthcare coverage, dental and 401k. 

Salary Range - Compensation commensurate with experience

How to Apply:

All applicants must apply at https://equaljusticeworks.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0m9k8 to be considered.

Applicants should send resume, three references and cover letter describing in detail their experience, qualifications and why they would be a good fit. Please note: Phone calls and direct emails will not be accepted. Applications without cover letters will not be reviewed.

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