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Origination Loan Officer Capital Impact Partners
Oakland, CA
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: October 29, 2019

Background:

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

Capital Impact Partners, headquartered in Arlington, VA, operates nationally, with local offices in Detroit, MI, New York, NY, and Oakland, CA. For over 40 years, Capital Impact Partners has been a not-for-profit mission driven lender that has supported the development of low-income underserved communities nationwide, focusing in five key sectors - healthcare, education, healthy foods, housing and aging. Capital Impact is also supporting the redevelopment of Detroit through multiple partnerships with banks and foundations.

Position Summary:

Capital Impact Partners seeks an Origination Loan Officer to strengthen its Loan Origination Group. The Loan Officer is responsible for representing Capital Impact in its lending activities and originating new loan transactions.

Responsibilities:

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Contribute to loan production goals by identifying lending opportunities and originating new loans upon referral from the business development team
Structure loan transactions in compliance with internal credit and program requirements under the supervision of the manager
Prepare and negotiate loan proposals with borrowers and partners (business term sheets and commitment letters) under the supervision of the manager
Manage the loan approval process from deal screening to loan approval
Monitor markets where Capital Impact is active (i.e. market/industry trends, local/state/federal policy environment, community development context.)
Represent Capital Impact on panels at conferences and manage relationships with partners and borrowers
Work closely with all lending staff to assure excellent customer service
Work with partners on loan participations and program loans
Participate in strategic planning and innovation process

Requirements:

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor’s degree required. Advance degree in business, finance or related field preferred with 2-5 years of lending experience or High School Diploma or equivalent with 6 years experience in a related field
Experience with community development underwriting preferably in healthcare and/or any of our other key sectors of education, healthy foods, affordable housing, and the ability to age with dignity
Knowledge of New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) and Community Development Financial Institution (CDFIs) is a plus
Demonstrated experience in preparing and negotiating complex transactions and balancing the programmatic needs of community based organizations with sound underwriting judgment and risk mitigation
Familiarity with federal, state, and local community development programs, particularly programs that finance senior facilities, educational facilities, federally-qualified health centers and affordable housing; and/or experience in commercial real estate or grocery lending is a plus
Strong analytical and communication skills
Candidates must have sufficient credit skills to conduct risk assessment and manage a portfolio
Proficiency with Microsoft Office (particularly Word, Excel, and Power Point), Adobe Acrobat, Moody’s Analytics/Lending Cloud and Salesforce
Ability to travel up to 20% of the time

Compensation:

$80,000 - $100,000

How to Apply:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment....

Asset Manager Greater Minnesota Housing Fund
Saint Paul, MN
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: October 29, 2019

Background:

Greater Minnesota Housing Fund (GMHF) is Minnesota’s leading nonprofit affordable housing lender. More than just a lender, GMHF is known for its innovation and its creative approaches to Minnesota’s affordable housing challenges.

GMHF is certified by the Department of Treasury as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1996 to address the affordable housing needs of Minnesota’s under-served areas including cities, towns, rural areas, and tribal nations. GMHF is rated Four-Star, AA Policy Plus by Aeris and is a member of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines

Position Summary:

The Greater Minnesota Housing Fund Asset Manager oversees a development loan fund portfolio, gap loan portfolio, and equity investment portfolio. The $58 million Revolving Loan Fund portfolio is currently composed of 60+ outstanding loans for various real estate developments and enterprises, including predevelopment loans, construction loans, bridge loans, mini-perm, and permanent loans, with various interest rates, cash flow provisions, and other terms. In addition, Greater Minnesota Housing Fund manages a $55 million "gap loan" portfolio (950+ gap loans) composed of subordinate and deferred soft second loans which are largely inactive during the term, but with 4–6 maturing loans annually which must be refinanced, repaid or extended. Additionally, GMHF is in the process of investing in $25 million of rental properties to preserve unsubsidized affordable housing in the metro. The Asset Manager position will ensure ongoing compliance with executed agreements, monitoring the overall health and condition of underlying properties and adherence to various regulatory agreements.  Asset management is fulfilled through disciplined monitoring, analysis, reporting, and problem-solving with Greater Minnesota Housing Fund Loan Officers, borrowers, real estate developers, construction managers, and the principals of real estate partnerships.

Responsibilities:

Essential Job Functions:

 

•     Maintaining up to date knowledge of the Greater  Minnesota  Housing Fund’s loan portfolio and underlying collateral.

 

•     Analyzing and reporting operating performance of existing loan performance against loan covenants, providing feedback on sources of risk, and communicating findings with CFO.

 

•     Coordinating  with  external  parties  including  borrowers,  processors,  property  owner/managers, attorneys and others as needed to:

 

o  Collect, analyze, and report on required project-level financial and demographic metrics to mitigate risk.

o  Identify, analyze, and report on loan collateral at risk due to operating issues, high vacancy

& turnover, revenue & expenses variances, building condition, market issues and other

compliance issues.

 

o  Monitor loan collateral on an annual basis unless otherwise requested to maintain direct knowledge of the status of the project/collateral and compliance with any loan requirements or covenants.

 

•     Developing and monitoring an action plan in coordination with the CFO on progress for troubled loans on a regular basis to ensure improved performance. Corresponding regularly with the borrower and internally on performance metrics.

 

•     Managing, monitoring, and communicating with Finance Staff on the status of delinquent loan payments and loan maturity dates.

 

•     Coordinate, process, and sell loan assets due to foreclosures within the MN Foreclosure Guidelines.

 

•     Participating internal communication so team members are kept informed of project status and borrower relationships.

 

•     Lead the continual improvement of GMHF’s asset management policies and procedures.

 

•     Travel up to 25% annually for site inspections of project-level collateral securing GMHF loans statewide (including possible overnight travel).

 

•     Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

Professional Qualifications

 

•     7-10 years of experience in real estate development; finance, rent-restricted multifamily asset or property management; or community development.

 

•     Ability to read and analyze real estate budgets and financial statements.

 

•     Analytical skills and attention to detail with strong financial skills and knowledge is essential.

 

•     Proven judgment and decision-making skills.

 

•     Demonstrated conceptual ability and strategic thinking

 

•     Excellent oral and written communication, organizational and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to work under tight deadlines, manage priorities, and complete assigned tasks with minimal management follow up.

 

•     Experience with lending, banking, affordable housing and/or community development lending a plus.

 

•     Experience with loan servicing software.

 

•     Expert proficiency in MS Excel and database analysis.

 

•     Bachelor’s degree required. BA/BS in real estate finance, economics, business, accounting or related field preferred.

Personal Qualifications

 

•     Must be intellectually curious and committed to continual process improvement leveraging your own creativity and acute focus on the details.

 

•     Maintain the highest ethical personal standards.

 

•     Personal maturity, emotional intelligence, strong work ethic, task-oriented, highly responsive to the day to day needs of the organization, ability to work effectively with a range of personnel, including the CEO, the management team, other professional staff.

 

•     A high degree of comfort with an iterative analytical process, including extensive feedback, ongoing collaboration, and input from peers, extensive scenario planning & business planning.

 

•     Ability to organize multi-faceted & diverse assignments, manage multiple priorities and projects simultaneously.

 

•     Comfortable with teamwork and collaborative work products and interest in the work process and work product critiques.

 

•     High energy, flexibility and drive to work in an entrepreneurial organization. High tolerance for ambiguity, changing demands, and multiple priorities.

 

•     Passion for affordable housing, community development, and social justice.

Compensation:

All salaries are commensurate with experience 

How to Apply:

To apply please submit resume with cover letter to Alexis Lancaster <alancaster@gmhf.com>

Financial Capability Program Manager National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders
San Antonio, TX
Job Function: Project Management
Posted: October 24, 2019

Background:

The National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB) is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that represents and serves 100+ nonprofit organizations across the nation, which includes real estate developers, business lenders, economic development corporations, credit unions, and consumer counseling agencies.

NALCAB implements responsible, market-based strategies for strengthening underserved communities, rebuilding the ladder of economic mobility for low- and moderate-income Americans and supporting the economic integration of immigrants through equitable neighborhood development, investing in small business and building family financial wellness. In close alignment with its core programmatic activities, NALCAB operates a fellowship to invest in next-generation leadership within its Network and implements a training institute focused on culturally and linguistically relevant asset building services.

Our mission: NALCAB strengthens the economy by advancing economic mobility in Latino communities.

Position Summary:

Under general direction, this position is responsible for performing professional level work to manage programs created to build assets in Latino communities across the country. We will rely on you to focus on building the assets of local communities through programs that support financial capability, entrepreneurship and small business development, and affordable housing. In addition, you may exercise direct supervision over assigned staff.

Responsibilities:

- Plan and manage the efficient delivery of an integrated program of grant-making, technical assistance and training for non-profit organizations to support, strengthen and expand their asset building programs.
- Manage grant-making activities including conducting outreach, selecting grant recipients, managing project budgets, coordinating project partners, leading and supporting site visits, monitoring grantees, and analyzing and reporting impact to stakeholders.
- Assist member organizations to strengthen and grow their programs, apply for funding, develop peer-to-peer networks, and identify best practices.
- Coordinate and facilitate collaborative efforts among nonprofit organizations across multiple markets, including calls, meetings, events and trainings.
- Assist in managing relationships with stakeholders, funders and investors.
- Support NALCAB’s federal technical assistance and capacity building work in rural communities and with cities, states and counties related to economic development, small business development and affordable housing programs/projects.
- duties as assigned.
- Some travel required.

Requirements:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
- Program planning and evaluation.
- Techniques for providing technical assistance and training to asset building nonprofits.
- Understanding and interpreting economic data.
- Multi-tasking, setting priorities, and meeting deadlines.
- Ability to creatively problem-solve and resolve administrative details independently.
- Proven cultural competency and ability to work in culturally, economically and ethnically diverse environments.
- Outstanding written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of information.
- Ability to promote and demonstrate elements of positive organizational culture, including teamwork, accountability, initiative, leadership and customer focus.
- Skill in utilizing a personal computer and associated software programs, including MS Outlook, Word and Excel.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university; five (5) or more years’ related experience.
- Preferred education and experience:
- Financial capability and/or credit building program experience.
- Non-profit sector experience.
- Experience in community economic development and asset building.
- Graduate degree in Non-Profit Management, Business, Finance, Urban Planning, Sociology, Public Administration, or similar discipline.
- Bilingual English/Spanish (strongly preferred).

Compensation:

$46,800 - $57,200, based on experience and credentials.

We value our employees’ time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our competitive compensation and extensive benefits package including paid time off, medical, dental and vision benefits and future growth opportunities within the company. Plus, we work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees where people can learn and grow with the company. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture.

How to Apply:

Click here to apply: https://j.brt.mv/ATS/PortalViewRequirement.do?reqGK=27356107

Senior Loan Officer California Capital Financial Development Corporation
Sacramento, CA
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: October 22, 2019

Background:

Mission: “Capital and Capacity to Serve Communities”
California Capital Financial Development Corporation (California Capital) was chartered in 1982 as a
501(c)(3) non-profit corporation to administer the State of California Small Business Loan Guarantee
Program (SBLGP), providing guarantees on bank loans for new and existing small businesses that
are unable to access traditional bank financing. California Capital serves the 27 counties in Northern
California, from San Joaquin north to the Oregon border, and along the Pacific coast east to the
Nevada border.
Since 2002, California Capital has been certified as a Community Development Financial Institution
(CDFI) and Community Development Entity (CDE) by the U.S. Department of Treasury. California
Capital is also certified as a Community Development Financial Institution by the California
Department of Insurance – California Organized Investment Network.
Currently, California Capital administers and operates 27 programs, including an SBA Women’s
Business Center, and a Defense Logistics Agency Procurement Technical Assistance Center
(PTAC). Additionally, California Capital administers various microenterprise loan programs and an
EDA Revolving Loan Fund.
For 37 years, California Capital has provided capacity building and access to capital programs
through business training, education, one-on-one counseling and access to capital for entrepreneurs.
For more information on our programs and services, visit our website at http://www.cacapital.org

Position Summary:

Position Summary:
California Capital seeks to fill the full-time position of Senior Loan Officer. The person who will fill
this position must have a strong background in underwriting, and will be responsible for identifying,
acquiring, and expanding lending opportunities in target markets with a focus on providing financing
and technical assistance to small businesses. California Capital’s Sr. Loan Officer will serve in a
lead capacity, providing direction and oversight for loan application processing and the preparation
of credit memorandums and presentation to the California Capital Loan Loan Committee. This position
will also be involved in all of California Capital lending programs.

Responsibilities:

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Responsible for the review of loan applications for the various loan programs, financial analysis
and processing of highly complex loan requests submitted from a variety of small businesses
and financial institutions, to determine if the applicant and project meet minimum program
eligibility criteria.
• Determine the derivation and adequacy of the proposed loan repayment source, together with
the applicant’s current debt burden.
• Assess the diversity, stability and strength of the local economy as well as the administrative
and project management capabilities of the applicant.
• Administer and maintain direct loan portfolios. Conduct site visits as necessary. Prepare
detailed written reports, making recommendations to approve or deny financing requests.
• Make presentations to the Loan Committee. Participate in the preparation of the program loan
documents.
Marketing/Outreach
• Provide leadership to the team in cultivating new lending opportunities with targeted, proactive
outreach to under-served markets and communities.
• Ensure responses to referrals (internal and external) are made in a timely, professional manner.
• Promote California Capital loan services and products and business services resources to
prospective borrowers, community organizations, and other community partners.
• Represent California Capital in public forums, facilitate community outreach efforts, and
participate in other activities that promote lending activities.
Loan Origination
• Respond to sensitive and complicated inquiries regarding policy and procedures of the various
loan programs.
• Gather data necessary about clients and businesses to ensure that informed decisions are
made.
• Oversee and provide guidance on special projects performed by subordinate analytical staff.
• Provide guidance to prospective borrowers on loan products and specific requirements
associated with each loan programs.
Underwriting
• Conduct comprehensive industry, financial and risk assessment analysis for loan applications to
determine appropriate loan terms and repayment schedules.
• Ensure loan requests comply with product, program and loan underwriting policies and
procedures.
• Prepare and submit credit memorandums to Chief Credit Officer and/or \Loan Committee for
review and consideration.
• Provide guidance and assist with the preparation of loan documents and loan closing functions,
consulting with appropriate staff members and legal counsel.
Portfolio Management
• Ensure accurate files are maintained on all current borrowers.
• Actively monitor borrower's financial and organizational health, recommending action and/or
loan restructuring when necessary.
• Work closely with loan collections staff to contact delinquent borrowers; provide assistance in
determining repayment solutions to avoid loan defaults.
• Assist with impact data collection and reporting on borrowers.
• Perform reviews and audits of files during closing for compliance.
• Provide business consulting services/technical assistance to improve the financial capacity of
prospective applicants and existing borrowers.
• Prepare internal and external reports as required for executive management and Board of
Directors.
• Other duties/projects as assigned.

Requirements:

Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution required; business, accounting, finance focus
preferred.
• Minimum of 5 years of lending experience required; formal credit training is a plus.
• Small business lending experience required. Mortgage origination is not a substitute for this
requirement.
• Prior work-related experience and knowledge of community development lending, Small
Business Administration (SBA) loans, and traditional and alternative loan programs is beneficial.
• Prior related work experience in the non-profit and/or public sectors is a plus.
• Strong financial skills required, including ability to develop and interpret financial statements
prepared in compliance with business accounting and finance principles.
• Hands-on experience working with small business owners is a plus.
• Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
• Detail–oriented, with ability to work both independently and with a team.
• Fluency in MS Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
• Ability to become proficient in using internal and programmatic reporting portals
• Superior analytical skills are required.
• Occasional evening and weekend hours required.
• Language ability in addition to English a plus.

Compensation:

Compensation:
Competitive nonprofit salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package, including
health, dental, vision and retirement plan available. Paid vacation, holiday and sick leave.

How to Apply:

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should email resume with a cover letter to Deborah Lowe Muramoto at
dmuramoto@cacapital.org with "Senior Loan Officer Position " in the subject line.
California Capital is an equal opportunity employer.

Director of Program and Initiatives IFF
Chicago, IL
Job Function: Project Management
Posted: October 17, 2019

Background:

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

IFF is looking for candidates with a commitment to the work it does and can demonstrate their creativity, detail-orientation, diligence, efficiency, enthusiasm, flexibility, organization, thoughtfulness, and sense of humor.

Our staff of over 100 professionals works from our Chicago home office, and we also serve the Midwest from six regional offices: Indianapolis, IN; Detroit, MI; Kansas City, MO; St. Louis, MO; Columbus, OH; and Milwaukee, WI.

IFF has created multiple initiatives to respond to community need including the MacArthur Arts and Culture Loan Fund, the Kansas Healthy Food Initiative, and the Stronger Nonprofits Initiative (SNI). SNI is a 14-month cohort-based program to maximize the community impact of nonprofits led by people of color and/or serving low-income communities of color. Launched in Chicago in 2018, the program is now expanding to six additional cities in IFF’s service area.

Position Summary:

Director Programs and Initiatives provides leadership for, and support to, IFF’s nonprofit capacity building, grant, and Core Business Solutions related programs. The Director is responsible for coordinating the design, implementation, evaluation, communication, and compliance for IFF’s programs and initiatives. Specifically, in the first year, the Director will coordinate and manage the roll-out IFF’s Stronger Nonprofit Initiative (SNI) for leaders of color, to cities in IFF’s Midwest footprint.

Responsibilities:

Provide overall management and coordination of all aspects of the SNI program in each city to meet goals and milestones including:

Creation, implementation, and oversight of workplans and key activities
Coordination of IFF cross functional department staff and external consultants
Partner with IFF’s Research and Evaluation practice on the formative, process, and extended evaluation processes
Convene and facilitate regular SNI partner meetings and provide program and progress updates
Work collaboratively with IFF’s Core Business Solutions leads and IFF’s Research and Evaluation practice to develop and refine SNI curriculum and customize for each city
Schedule, coordinate and implement program presentations and discussions with a particular focus on documenting lessons learn and codifying knowledge
Support effective management of and reporting to program funder(s) in close coordination with IFF’s Resource Development team

Develop and implement a specific cohort outreach and recruitment plan for SNI in each city. Build relationships with key stakeholders to assist with outreach. Coordinate and manage outreach and recruitment activities. Plan and design kickoff events to inform potential applicants on the program. Manage applications and screening processes.

Serve as liaison for cohort participants and SNI partners. Serve as general resource for answering questions, troubleshooting and solving problems when they arise. Travel to meetings, coordinate logistics, and make presentations as needed. Work with IFF’s Research and Evaluation team and gather feedback, present insights, and provide recommendations for continual program improvement.

Work with external and internal IFF stakeholders to design new programs and initiatives that build nonprofit capacity and/or build IFF Core Business Solutions business. Work collaboratively with Resource Development to obtain funding for new initiatives and produce required funder reports. Proactively track and document grant activities in partnership with department staff to demonstrate progress on grant deliverables.

Collaborate with Communications staff to report program achievements and learnings including impacts and outcomes through reports and stories.

Performance Measures:

Successful and timely achievement of the programmatic goals for assigned programs and initiatives.

Successful problem-solving of challenges as they arise.

Creative and effective design of new programs and initiatives that drive business to IFF’s Core Business Solutions.

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

Models personal accountability that promotes ownership and engagement.

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

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

High level of satisfaction with both internal colleagues and external contacts.

Requirements:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in human services, business, social work other fields related to community development required. Advanced degree preferred.

Previous Experience: 5 years of experience working in a project management capacity, preferably in the community development, nonprofit/social services sectors, providing programs to support communities of color. Demonstrated experience with recruitment and outreach; experience in designing and implementing professional development programs. Demonstrated track record of growth and increased responsibility managing multiple projects.

Special Knowledge & Skills:

1. Project planning capabilities, including the ability to establish long-term vision and goals, and the ability to align and manage activities toward execution of identified goals.
2. Deep commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
3. Proven ability to build and nurture relationships across geographies.
4. Self-starter with ability to conduct multiple projects concurrently, both independently and as a member of a collaborative team.
5. Strong analytical skills with demonstrated project management experience.
6. Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences. Exceptional verbal, written, and negotiation skills.
7. Ability to work with minimal supervision outside of formalized, central office setting.
8. Detail-oriented, flexible, dedicated and responsible individual.
9. Familiarity with non-profit organizations and community partnerships.
10. Strong ability to organize and prioritize information quickly and strategically.
11. Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
12. Ability to think creatively about problems.

Unusual Requirements: Regular travel throughout the assigned region; occasional evening and weekend work.

IFF values equity, diversity and inclusion as part of its mission to strengthen nonprofits and the communities they serve. IFF is an equal opportunity employer.

Compensation:

Compensation to be discussed at the time of the phone screening.

How to Apply:

Application Instructions: Applicants please submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements with “Director, Programs and Initiatives” in the subject line.

Resource Development Associate IFF
Chicago, IL
Job Function: Fundraising
Posted: October 17, 2019

Background:

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

IFF is looking for candidates with a commitment to the work it does and can demonstrate their creativity, detail-orientation, diligence, efficiency, enthusiasm, flexibility, organization, thoughtfulness, and sense of humor.

Our staff of approximately 100 professionals works from our Chicago headquarters, and we also serve the Midwest from six regional offices: Indianapolis, IN; Detroit, MI; Kansas City, MO; St. Louis, MO; Columbus, OH; and Milwaukee, WI.

Position Summary:

The Resource Development Associate will support the work of IFF to increase the visibility and funding of the organization. The Associate is responsible for implementing development efforts to support strategic priorities, lead general operating requests, and assist with prospect research. The ideal candidate is a developing development professional with top-notch writing and storytelling skills; the ability to communicate complex concepts simply and concisely; respectable graphic design skills; and strong project management skills.

Responsibilities:

Resource Development

Lead the submittal of general operating requests to financial institutions and foundations. Assist in compiling general operating grant boilerplate and general operating reports. Maintain required organizational and financial attachments for funder and investor proposals and reports. Assist with online application submissions. Maintain IFF online application passwords and related information.

Assist and support the completion of assigned funder reports and proposals. Coordinate with staff across departments to gather program updates and impact data to complete assigned reports. Assist with identifying client impact stories and developing short content about borrowers, clients, and program achievements, including impact. Develop charts, graphs, and other visual graphics for use in funder materials. Assist with Program Related Investments, Faith-Based Investor requests, and government applications as needed.

Ensure assigned grants are documented through grant life cycle. Assist with maintaining funder and foundation investor records. Record submissions in Resource Development tracking system and Client Relationship Management system. Ensure contract is reviewed and executed, thank you correspondence is sent, and reporting and renewal dates are entered into work plans and Client Relationship Management system.

Run fundraising and impact reports and assist with updating the Resource Development dashboard. Perform research on prospective funding opportunities and maintain prospect research spreadsheet and recommend potential funders that fit funding needs.

Administrative Support

Providing executive support: Coordinate travel arrangements and schedule meetings as requested by the Vice President of Resource Development and Strategic Partnership and the Vice President of Public Policy.

Providing team support: Assist with departments’ file preparation, organization of team meetings, and editing and mailing of correspondence.

Performance Measures:

High-quality work products that are written well, crafted strategically, and aligned with IFF’s goals and branding.

Timely execution of assigned projects.

Meets all assigned proposal and reporting deadlines.

Accurate maintenance of prospect research files, paper and electronic proposals, funder reports, and fundraising files.

Excellent communication and professional working relationships with IFF staff, and external stakeholders, including its nonprofit customers, investors, funders, partners, and the media.

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

Models personal accountability that promotes ownership and engagement.

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

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

Requirements:

Education: Bachelor’s degree; or equivalent combination of education and/or experience required.

Previous Experience: Minimum 2 years of relevant experience in nonprofit fundraising.

Special Knowledge & Skills:

• Excellent oral and written communications skills
• High attention to detail, consistent and reliable follow through, and ability to prioritize.
• Strong Microsoft Office Skills; High level of experience with database systems preferred.

Unusual Requirements: Occasional travel throughout the assigned region. Possible evening and weekend work may be necessary; able to lift 20 pounds and stand for extended period.

IFF values equity, diversity and inclusion as part of its mission to strengthen nonprofits and the communities they serve. IFF is an equal opportunity employer.

Compensation:

Compensation to be discussed at the time of the phone screening

How to Apply:

Application Instructions: Applicants please submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements with “Resource Development Associate” in the subject line of the email.

Program Communications Manager IFF
Chicago, IL
Job Function: Administrative/Operations/IT
Posted: October 17, 2019

Background:

IFF is a mission-driven lender, real estate consultant, and developer that helps communities thrive by creating opportunities for low-income communities and people with disabilities. Key to our success has been a deep sense of purpose, a broad perspective, and a relentless focus on achieving positive results. Social return can coincide with financial return.

Across the Midwest, we help clients from every sector, including human service agencies, health centers, schools, housing developers, and grocery stores. Our staff of approximately 100 professionals works from our Chicago headquarters, and we also serve the Midwest from six regional offices: Indianapolis, IN; Detroit, MI; Kansas City, MO; St. Louis, MO; Columbus, OH; and Milwaukee, WI.

Position Summary:

The Program Communications Manager is a “communications generalist” position that requires a broad skillset in writing, design, strategy, and project management. The ideal candidate is an experienced communications professional with top-notch writing and story-telling skills; the ability to communicate complex concepts concisely and with an asset-based lens; a commitment to and talent for solving problems collaboratively; strong project management skills; adept technological know-how; and an eye for graphic design.

Responsibilities:

This is a new position at IFF that will create and manage communications deliverables and budgets for IFF’s emerging programmatic efforts, including:

Special Programs. IFF receives grant funding for special programs that often require specialized communications. For example, our Learning Spaces program focuses on early childhood education efforts in the City of Detroit – a specific sector in a specific city, with specific programmatic deliverables and communications needs. The Program Communications Manager would engage with that specific IFF team, which often includes both internal and external stakeholders, to craft and then deliver on a communications strategy, messaging, and tactics. This may sometimes include management of consultants who add to our team’s capacity.

Vital Services. IFF’s Social Impact Accelerator includes a team focused on what we call “vital services,” each of which are at a different stage in their evolution – early childhood education (established), K-12 education (established in some markets), and universal access (emerging). Each area engages in thought leadership to spread knowledge and awareness to all of IFF’s departments internally as well as to external stakeholders. This effort requires partnership with a communications professional to craft a strategy in line with the vital service’s goals.

Research. IFF’s Social Impact Accelerator also includes a research and evaluation team, which provides data and analysis to help nonprofits, foundations, and government agencies make better decisions about resource allocation and real estate investment. These studies have traditionally been published as long-form print booklets, but the team is increasingly exploring alternative products that are better in line with their client’s goals and audiences. The team requires partnership with a communications professional to craft a strategy in line with the client’s goals as well as IFF’s values.

Other duties. Perform other duties as assigned in support of IFF’s communications.

Performance Measures:

Understand and effectively communicate IFF’s mission, business, and impact.

Produce high-quality content that is written well, crafted strategically, and aligned with IFF’s goals and branding.

Execute assigned projects in a timely manner.

Forge excellent working relationships with IFF employees as well as external stakeholders, including nonprofit customers, investors, funders, and partners.

Cultivate a culture of openness in information sharing through open communication, cooperation, and knowledge sharing.

Model personal accountability that promotes ownership and engagement.

Value and support differences in others, contributing to an inclusive work environment.

Requirements:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, English, or related field; or equivalent combination of education and/or experience required.

Experience: Minimum of 5-7 years as a communications generalist. Experience in and knowledge of nonprofit sector, community development, finance or real estate development is strongly preferred.

Special Knowledge and Skills: Strong experience in content management systems such as or similar to WordPress and MailChimp; strong Microsoft Office skills; and some experience in Adobe Creative Suite, specifically InDesign and PhotoShop.

Unusual Requirements: Occasional travel throughout the assigned region. Possible evening and weekend work may be necessary. Able to lift 20 pounds and stand for extended period.

IFF values equity, diversity, and inclusion as part of its mission to strengthen nonprofits and the communities they serve. IFF is an equal opportunity employer.

Compensation:

Compensation to be discussed during phone screening

How to Apply:

Application Instructions: Applicants please submit a cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and salary requirements with “Program Communications Manager” in the subject line.

Corporate Communications Manager IFF
Chicago, IL
Job Function: Community Outreach
Posted: October 17, 2019

Background:

IFF is a mission-driven lender, real estate consultant, and developer that helps communities thrive by creating opportunities for low-income communities and people with disabilities. Key to our success has been a deep sense of purpose, a broad perspective, and a relentless focus on achieving positive results. Social return can coincide with financial return.

Across the Midwest, we help clients from every sector, including human service agencies, health centers, schools, housing developers, and grocery stores. Our staff of approximately 100 professionals works from our Chicago headquarters, and we also serve the Midwest from six regional offices: Indianapolis, IN; Detroit, MI; Kansas City, MO; St. Louis, MO; Columbus, OH; and Milwaukee, WI.

Position Summary:

The Corporate Communications Manager is a “communications generalist” position that requires a broad skillset in writing, design, strategy, and project management. The ideal candidate is an experienced communications professional with top-notch writing and story-telling skills; the ability to communicate complex concepts concisely and with an asset-based lens; a commitment to and talent for solving problems collaboratively; strong project management skills; adept technological know-how; and an eye for graphic design.

Responsibilities:

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Newsletter & Storytelling. Our monthly newsletter is more than a newsletter – it’s the impetus for our online story library, which is leveraged across the organization as staff reach out to clients, funders, investors, and partners. The Corporate Communications Manager will be the primary person responsible for IFF’s monthly newsletter, which requires crafting at least four original stories per month in a journalistic style, as well as all the duties related to identifying and tracking story ideas over time; managing a content calendar that ensures a balance of stories by sector, market, line of business, and special programs; and distributing the newsletter on our website, email list, and social channels.

Digital Tools. The Corporate Communications Manager will be the primary person responsible for managing content on IFF.org and IFF’s social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn). Some content may be contributed by other members of the communications team and separate marketing team, but the Corporate Communications Manager will review and oversee all content before publishing.

Print Materials. The Corporate Communications Manager will partner with the Director of Communications to craft and maintain our corporate print materials.

Branding. The Corporate Communications Manager will partner with the Director of Communications to promote internal understanding of IFF’s brand, its design and style standards, and its communications strategy and goals. This may include maintaining IFF’s letterhead, business cards, and other business templates as well as watchdogging the use of IFF’s logo on customer signage.

Other duties. Perform other duties as assigned in support of IFF’s core communications in partnership with the Director of Communications (e.g., media support).

Performance Measures:

Understand and effectively communicate IFF’s mission, business, and impact.

Produce high-quality content that is written well, crafted strategically, and aligned with IFF’s goals and branding.

Execute assigned projects in a timely manner.

Forge excellent working relationships with IFF employees as well as external stakeholders, including nonprofit customers, investors, funders, and partners.

Cultivate a culture of openness in information sharing through open communication, cooperation, and knowledge sharing.

Model personal accountability that promotes ownership and engagement.

Value and support differences in others, contributing to an inclusive work environment.

Requirements:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, English, or related field; or equivalent combination of education and/or experience required.

Experience: Minimum of 5-7 years as a communications generalist. Experience in and knowledge of nonprofit sector, community development, finance or real estate development is strongly preferred.

Special Knowledge and Skills: Strong experience in content management systems such as or similar to WordPress and MailChimp; strong Microsoft Office skills; and some experience in Adobe Creative Suite, specifically InDesign and PhotoShop.

Unusual Requirements: Occasional travel throughout the assigned region. Possible evening and weekend work may be necessary. Able to lift 20 pounds and stand for extended period.

Compensation:

Compensation will be communicated during the phone screening phase.

How to Apply:

Application Instructions: Applicants please submit a cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and salary requirements with “Corporate Communications Manager” in the subject line of the email.

Corporate Communications Manager IFF
Chicago, IL
Job Function: Community Outreach
Posted: October 17, 2019

Background:

IFF is a mission-driven lender, real estate consultant, and developer that helps communities thrive by creating opportunities for low-income communities and people with disabilities. Key to our success has been a deep sense of purpose, a broad perspective, and a relentless focus on achieving positive results. Social return can coincide with financial return.

Across the Midwest, we help clients from every sector, including human service agencies, health centers, schools, housing developers, and grocery stores. Our staff of approximately 100 professionals works from our Chicago headquarters, and we also serve the Midwest from six regional offices: Indianapolis, IN; Detroit, MI; Kansas City, MO; St. Louis, MO; Columbus, OH; and Milwaukee, WI.

Position Summary:

The Corporate Communications Manager is a “communications generalist” position that requires a broad skillset in writing, design, strategy, and project management. The ideal candidate is an experienced communications professional with top-notch writing and story-telling skills; the ability to communicate complex concepts concisely and with an asset-based lens; a commitment to and talent for solving problems collaboratively; strong project management skills; adept technological know-how; and an eye for graphic design.

Responsibilities:

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Newsletter & Storytelling. Our monthly newsletter is more than a newsletter – it’s the impetus for our online story library, which is leveraged across the organization as staff reach out to clients, funders, investors, and partners. The Corporate Communications Manager will be the primary person responsible for IFF’s monthly newsletter, which requires crafting at least four original stories per month in a journalistic style, as well as all the duties related to identifying and tracking story ideas over time; managing a content calendar that ensures a balance of stories by sector, market, line of business, and special programs; and distributing the newsletter on our website, email list, and social channels.

Digital Tools. The Corporate Communications Manager will be the primary person responsible for managing content on IFF.org and IFF’s social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn). Some content may be contributed by other members of the communications team and separate marketing team, but the Corporate Communications Manager will review and oversee all content before publishing.

Print Materials. The Corporate Communications Manager will partner with the Director of Communications to craft and maintain our corporate print materials.

Branding. The Corporate Communications Manager will partner with the Director of Communications to promote internal understanding of IFF’s brand, its design and style standards, and its communications strategy and goals. This may include maintaining IFF’s letterhead, business cards, and other business templates as well as watchdogging the use of IFF’s logo on customer signage.

Other duties. Perform other duties as assigned in support of IFF’s core communications in partnership with the Director of Communications (e.g., media support).

Performance Measures:

Understand and effectively communicate IFF’s mission, business, and impact.

Produce high-quality content that is written well, crafted strategically, and aligned with IFF’s goals and branding.

Execute assigned projects in a timely manner.

Forge excellent working relationships with IFF employees as well as external stakeholders, including nonprofit customers, investors, funders, and partners.

Cultivate a culture of openness in information sharing through open communication, cooperation, and knowledge sharing.

Model personal accountability that promotes ownership and engagement.

Value and support differences in others, contributing to an inclusive work environment.

Requirements:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, English, or related field; or equivalent combination of education and/or experience required.

Experience: Minimum of 5-7 years as a communications generalist. Experience in and knowledge of nonprofit sector, community development, finance or real estate development is strongly preferred.

Special Knowledge and Skills: Strong experience in content management systems such as or similar to WordPress and MailChimp; strong Microsoft Office skills; and some experience in Adobe Creative Suite, specifically InDesign and PhotoShop.

Unusual Requirements: Occasional travel throughout the assigned region. Possible evening and weekend work may be necessary. Able to lift 20 pounds and stand for extended period.

Compensation:

Compensation will be communicated during the phone screening phase.

How to Apply:

Application Instructions: Applicants please submit a cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and salary requirements to careers@iff.org with “Corporate Communications Manager” in the subject line of the email.

Director of CA Real Estate Development Self-Help Federal Credit Union
Oakland, CA
Job Function: Project Management
Posted: October 16, 2019

Background:

Self-Help Federal Credit Union was chartered in 2008 to build a network of branches that serve working families and underserved communities. With 17 branches in California, 9 branches in Illinois, and 1 branch in Wisconsin, over $1 billion in assets, and serving more than 74,000 members, 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 38 years, the Center for Community Self-Help and its affiliates have provided $8.5 billion in financing to help over 158,000 low-wealth borrowers buy homes, start and build businesses, and strengthen community resources. For more information, go to www.selfhelpfcu.org and www.self-help.org.

Position Summary:

Self-Help has an exciting opportunity for an entrepreneurial Real Estate Development professional to build out this line of business that has just recently started for Self-Help in California. The Director of CA Real Estate Development will help envision and lead our community-based real estate development work in the state. Building capacity to expand community-based real estate development activity, in close coordination with our well-established branch network serving generally underserved populations in the state, is a strategic priority for Self-Help. The successful candidate will build and manage a small group of project management staff to identify, analyze, and execute real estate development projects. Projects may be in partnership/collaboration with Self-Help Federal Credit Union (SHFCU) branch development efforts (two currently underway.) Future projects could include additional SHFCU collaboration or independent commercial and mixed-use projects, neighborhood revitalization, affordable housing, and more. This role requires flexibility and effective coordination with the Self-Help Real Estate Team in North Carolina, the California-based project management team directly supervised, California executive leadership, and California retail staff. The position will be based in Oakland, CA; other locations in CA may be considered.

Responsibilities:

Essential Responsibilities:
• Develop and execute projects – both directly managed by the position itself and by supporting project management staff’s own leadership – to:

>> Assist Real Estate Team Leader (NC based) and California executive leadership in developing and implementing project selection strategies and systems.

>> Seek new business opportunities in accordance with Real Estate Team and organizational goals, strategies, and mission. For California real estate work, define project scope, goals and deliverables that support Self-Help organizational and Real Estate Team goals and mission.

>> In coordination with project management staff, assess project feasibility—financial, mission, political, community, etc.

>> Create initial project sources/uses budget and proforma and conduct feasibility assessments for new opportunities o Monitor project performance against schedules, resources, scope changes, budgets and project, and deliverable quality

>> Support—directly or through the management of staff responsible for the effort--routine project reporting and documentation to include status, open issues, resource and schedule detail using appropriate tools.

>> Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential challenges and devise contingency plans.

• Hire, develop, motivate, and mentor project management staff to help them achieve individual expectations and deliverables through leadership, coaching, and direction.

• Actively identify and address opportunities for process improvement. Lead or participate in process improvement initiatives and promote the sharing of best practices.

• Act as a change agent to drive Self-Help’s economic inclusion initiatives by integrating supplier diversity and the use of businesses owned by women and people of color in third party contracting and vendor management for relevant products and services.

• Provide leadership and expertise on projects as needed.

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant experience. Master’s degree in business administration, planning, public policy, law or a related field is a plus.

• Minimum of 8 years’ experience in real estate development. Other relevant management, finance or similar experience can be a partial substitute.

• Significant experience in project management for real estate developments, either residential or commercial, with an emphasis on community-based real estate projects, a significant plus

• Strong commitment to our mission – creating economic opportunity for traditionally underserved communities.

• Preference for working in organizations that place priority on teamwork and collaboration

• Specific knowledge of the financing of affordable housing and/or commercial real estate development, as well as public-private partnerships and philanthropic funding sources.

• Demonstrated success in managing staff.

• Deep understanding of real estate financing concepts and practices.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to effectively engage others and present information and respond to questions from groups and/or individuals.

• Strong project management skills with the ability to initiate, juggle, and lead multiple projects to meet goals, objectives, and deadlines.

• Demonstrated interest in, and commitment to, supplier diversity.

• Ability to form and maintain strong relationships with internal and external customers through providing excellent customer service and follow-up.

• Ability to think strategically and manage multiple initiatives.

• Ability and willingness to travel at least 25% within CA, to North Carolina, and elsewhere as needed.

Desired Qualifications:

• Knowledge of and experience with community-based real estate-related financing programs, such as HUD financing programs/products (HOME, CDBG, NSP), LIHTC, New Markets Tax Credits, and Historic Tax Credits 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 40 pounds.

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:

Interested individuals please send a resume and cover letter to hiringmanager@self-helpfcu.org and reference this job, " Director, California Real Estate Development, Oakland" in the subject line of your message.

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