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Loan Associate Capital Impact Partner
Oakland, CA
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: March 16, 2018

Background:

Through capital and commitment, Capital Impact Partners helps people build communities of opportunity that break barriers to success. We deliver strategic financing, incubate new social programs, and provide capacity-building to help ensure that low-to-moderate-income individuals have access to quality health care and education, healthy foods, affordable housing, and the ability to age with dignity. A non-profit community development financial institution, Capital Impact Partners has disbursed more than $2.5 billion to revitalize communities over the past 35 years. Our leadership in delivering financial and social impact has resulted in Capital Impact earning a “AA” rating from S&P Global “AA” and being recognized by Aeris since 2005 for our performance. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, Capital Impact Partners operates nationally, with local offices in Detroit, MI, and Oakland, CA. Learn more at www.capitalimpact.org.

Position Summary:

Capital Impact Partners seeks a Loan Associate to support the Loan Origination Team. The Loan Associate is in training to become a Loan Officer in the Originations Team of the Lending department and is contributing to the originations goals of the Lending team. The candidate for this position should have basic financial analysis skills and may have some lending underwriting experience. With formal and informal credit training from the Lending team and with exposure to different types of deals and markets, the Loan Associate will gain sufficient underwriting skills to analyze existing and new credits and identify transaction risks. Prior experience in community development lending will be a plus.

Responsibilities:

The Loan Associate will spread financial statements in Moody’s in accordance with internal guidelines, analyze financial performance and financial condition of borrowers, and develop cash flow projections in order to evaluate the debt capacity of new borrowers. The Loan Associate will assist loan officers in completing underwriting memos. This includes, on top of the financial analysis, the description of the scope and social impact of the project, the assessment of the borrowers’ management, the evaluation of major transaction risks and identification of risk mitigants, and the evaluation of the collateral for the loan. The Loan Associate will also learn about the various loan programs and products offered by Capital Impact Partners. The Loan Associate will accompany loan officers on site visits, be involved in borrower discussions, and attend appropriate conferences to become knowledgeable in the markets in which Capital Impact Partners lends.

The Loan Associate will complete annual loan reviews and recommend risk ratings based on internal risk rating system. Thorough reviews require knowledge of the market segment, awareness of local political and economic environment, and discussions with borrowers. The Loan Associate will be responsible for evaluating borrower compliance with financial covenants set forth in loan documents on a quarterly and/or annual basis.

Essential Functions

  • Contribute to loan production goals by working on new loan underwriting, with supervision
  • Be proficient with financial spreading and financial analysis
  • Must be familiar with loan documentation and closing processes
  • Monitor markets where Capital Impact is active (i.e. market/industry trends, locat/state/federal policy enfironment, community development context)
  • Participate in strategic planning and innovation process

Requirements:

REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's degree in business related field(i.e.Accoutning, Finance)
  • Masters degree in business, finance, urban/regional planning or related field a plus
  • 1 year of work experience in business, finance or related field
  • Proficient in Excel, Word and Powerpoint applications
  • Basic financial analysis skills
  • Must have strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Must have a strong work ethic, organizational skills, and attention to detail
  • Have ability to take initiative and leverage knowledge and resources to solve problems
  • Have ability to learn and master new skills quickly, gaining increasing independence
  • Must be able to prioritize and manage multiple projects and assignments and meet tight deadlines
  • Professionalism and strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Be flexible with the ability to work effectively in a changing or uncertain environment with more than one person giving direction
  • 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

Compensation:

Depending on the experience

How to Apply:

Please visit the Career Section of our website at: https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1823097

Desktop Support Technician Capital Impact Partner
Arlington, VA
Job Function: Administrative/Operations/IT
Posted: March 16, 2018

Background:

Capital Impact Partners transforms under served communities into strong, vibrant places of opportunity. As one of the largest certified Community Development Financial Institutions in the country, we have a 30 year history of delivering strategic financing, social innovation programs and capacity building that create social change and deliver financial impact nationwide. To date, Capital Impact Partners has used its depth of experience, cooperative approach, and network of alliances to invest more than $2B in opportunities that create a high quality of life for low income individuals and communities across the country, including access to high-quality healthcare, education, healthy foods, housing, and eldercare. We draw on our shared values of cooperation, commitment, leadership, innovation, trust, and diversity as we work to redefine how innovation can create opportunities for under served Americans.  

Position Summary:

The IT Service Help Desk is the central point of contact for all IT related incidents and service requests. The role of the Desktop Support Technician is to provide second line support for all staff at Capital Impact Partners. The Desktop Support Technician is responsible for resolving support requests as well as meeting customer satisfaction and continuous service delivery demands. The IT Support staff work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment which provides services over the phone, through e-mail, phone, in person and self-service.

Responsibilities:

Strategy & Planning:

  • Document resolutions in Service Request Management system.
  • Evaluate documented resolutions and analyze trends for ways to prevent future problems.
  • Coordinate budgeting efforts with management.

Acquisition & Deployment:

  • Recommend hardware replacement and needs.
  • Image hardware for deployment
  • Deploy software to multiple users
  • Assist remote user with setup of hardware

Operational Management:

  • Document processes for User Setup, Computer Setup, and Software installation
  • Provide service for remote users
  • Field incoming help requests from end users via both telephone and e-mail in a courteous manner.
  • Document all pertinent end user identification information, including name, department, contact information, and nature of problem or issue.
  • Build rapport and elicit problem details from help desk customers.
  • Prioritize and schedule problems. Escalate problems (when required) to the appropriately experienced technician.
  • Record, track, and document the help desk request problem-solving process, including all successful and unsuccessful decisions made, and actions taken, through to final resolution.
  • Apply diagnostic utilities to aid in troubleshooting.
  • Access software updates, drivers, knowledge bases, and frequently asked questions resources on the Internet to aid in problem resolution.
  • Identify and recommend appropriate software and hardware used and supported by the organization.
  • Perform hands-on fixes at the desktop level, including installing and upgrading software, installing hardware, implementing file backups, and configuring systems and applications.
  • Install anti-virus software.
  • Performing preventative maintenance, including checking and cleaning of workstations, printers, and peripherals.
  • Test resolutions to ensure problem has been adequately resolved.
  • Perform post-resolution follow-ups to help requests.
  • Develop help sheets and frequently asked questions lists for end users.
  • Document and ship repairs offsite in a timely manner.
  • Maintain accurate inventory and asset deployments.

Requirements:

Formal Education & Certification:

  • College diploma or university degree in the Information Technology field or 3-5 years of work experience.
  • Certifications are a plus.
  • Previous experience within a customer service role
  • Excellent IT skills and computer literacy

Knowledge & Experience:

  • Knowledge of basic computer hardware, including but not limited to laptop and desktop maintenance, hardware installation and upgrades, hardware requirements gathering, printer support and installation, scanner support and instillation, and cell phone support.
  • 3-5 Years of experience with desktop and server operating systems, including Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, 2016.
  • Extensive application support experience with Google G-Suite, Microsoft Office.
  • Working knowledge of a range of diagnostic utilities.
  • Good understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, with a focus on rapport building, listening, and questioning skills.
  • Strong documentation skills.
  • Ability to manage objectives in active directories

Personal Attributes:

  • Ability to conduct research into a wide range of computing issues as required.
  • Ability to absorb and retain information quickly.
  • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Exceptional customer service orientation.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with remote users, local users, and Executive Management

Compensation:

Depending on the experience

How to Apply:

Please visit the Career Section of our website using the following: https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1871487

Acquisitions Manager Community Affordable Housing Equity Corporarion
Raleigh, NC
Job Function: Other
Posted: March 16, 2018

Background:

CAHEC is a non-profit tax-credit syndicator based in Raleigh, NC with the mission to provide communities affordable housing and opportunities for growth and revitalization by investing in qualified tax credit products throughout the southeast and mid-Atlantic region.

Position Summary:

The Acquisitions Manager analyzes, evaluates, structures and formulates recommendations regarding investment in complex commercial real estate transactions. The position is responsible for the originations, underwriting, due diligence review, and closing of complex commercial real estate transactions. The position also leads and participates in the preparation and presentation of investment reports for review and approval.

Responsibilities:

Some specific functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Establish and maintain relationships with developers specializing in tax credit eligible commercial real estate and related industry participants.
  • Prepare offers and negotiate commitments to provide investment equity for tax credit eligible properties. 
  • Perform financial modeling and analysis to assess financial feasibility and economic return on investment opportunities.
  • Prepare recommendations on improving financial feasibility and/or economic return on investment opportunities.
  • Evaluate commercial real estate investment opportunities based on local market conditions, locational and environmental characteristics, and the experience and capacity of the development team.
  • Actively manage investment closings by overseeing due diligence collection and review, investment report generation and approval, and the drafting and execution of closing agreements.
  • Develop and maintain current knowledge of industry trends, transaction structures, and federal and state tax credit programs for commercial real estate properties. 
  • Participate in formulation and recommendation of departmental goals, objectives, budgeting, policies, and procedures.

Requirements:

Education Requirement

  • Bachelor’s degree in real estate, finance, business, city planning, or economics. 

Work Experience

  • Minimum three (3) years progressively responsible work experience relevant to commercial real estate development, finance. or investment modeling. Or minimum one (1) year direct work experience and knowledge of Low Income Housing Tax Credits and advanced relevant education and training.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • General knowledge of commercial real estate development, the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program, and associated governing regulations.  Advanced Excel and Word skills. Excellent analytical skills and the ability to analyze and develop complex financial models. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, coupled with the ability to be diplomatic with all stakeholders. Ability to adapt between details-orientation and the larger business picture.  Ability to collaborate in a team environment. 

 

Compensation:

CAHEC is an equal-opportunity employer that offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.

How to Apply:

Email resume and cover letter to humanresources@cahec.com

Special Assistant to the CEO Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners
New York, NY
Job Function: Project Management
Posted: March 14, 2018

Background:

Neighborhood Trust’s mission is to empower low-income individuals to become productive participants in the U.S. financial system and achieve their financial goals. Neighborhood Trust serves more than 8,000 clients each year on a national scale via its specially trained corps of 20+ Financial Advisors delivering tech-enabled services within employers across 3 states (and growing) and its national Pathways Program providing capacitybuilding services to the credit union industry. Neighborhood Trust is regarded as an industry leader in the financial empowerment field. Today we are cultivating our model as a scalable social venture that encourages financial services innovation. We are growing quickly with strong support from leading foundations and strategic partnerships cultivating national visibility and thought leadership.

Position Summary:

The Special Assistant will report to the CEO and work closely with Neighborhood Trust’s Executive Team. The Assistant will work across the organization, interact with Neighborhood Trust’s stakeholders, partners, Board of Directors, and will immerse themselves in the financial empowerment field and Neighborhood Trust’s role as thought leader. This is a strategic and organizational role. As the CEO’s ‘trusted counsel’, the role requires a highly- resourceful individual with strong emotional intelligence, self-motivation, and strong project management, writing, and analytical skills.

Responsibilities:

This Associate Director-level position reports directly to Justine Zinkin, Neighborhood Trust’s CEO, and encompasses five primary accountabilities:

  • Coordination of CEO’s calendar, overall time management and work planning. This is a project and relationship management function, helping to balance external relations efforts (funder meetings, conferences, etc.) with strategic and management priorities.
  • Preparation for and follow up on “critical path” CEO meetings (e.g., with executive leadership, partners, funders, board members and peer executives). Communications range from the CEO update at Board meetings, to follow up correspondence related to the CEO’s various meetings, to various speaking engagements involving external audiences.
  • Management of Major Gift relationships, focusing on individual donors. The Assistant will help design and execute on tailored cultivation and relationship management efforts for a growing number of donors and prospects of Major Gifts.
  • Coordination of and independent leadership on special projects ranging from staff meeting presentations to thought leadership pieces to be authored by the CEO to convening thought leaders on various topics.
  • Support the executive team’s communications with the CEO: The Special Assistant will help facilitate decisions the executive and senior staff need receiving feedback on from the CEO. S/he will support the needs of the executive and senior staff in their ability to raise critical issues with the CEO.

Requirements:

The ideal candidate

  • Has exceptional project management skills
  • Is eager to grow with Neighborhood Trust
  • Thinks on her or his feet and have a high processing speed
  • Is extremely organized
  • Is strong on timely execution
  • Is a horizontal thinker
  • Takes a glass-half-full approach to today’s challenges
  • Is a natural writer
  • Can laugh at herself or himself from time to time and have thick skin
  • Gives everything 10% more than it requires
  • Has superior written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated ability to be flexible, efficient, and diplomatic with diverse constituent groups
  • Has an optimistic approach to everyday work challenges

Compensation:

Salary commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package offered. Some Things to Look Forward To • High performers at Neighborhood Trust are given substantial opportunity to grow and develop. • The team is passionate, smart, entrepreneurial and creative. • Our work matters. We aim to ensure low-income families become financially secure. • You’ll earn a competitive salary and benefits. • Financial inclusion is a young industry and financial services are ripe for innovation. • We are an organization in perennial transformation mode so you will be an architect of something creative and impactful.

How to Apply:

Send the following to hr@neighborhoodtrust.org with the subject line “Assistant to the CEO Application – [Your Name]” • A written description of why you want to join Neighborhood Trust’s team and what value you’ll add (think cover letter, but more direct and real) • Your résumé

Full Stack Developer/Architect Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners
New York, NY
Job Function: Administrative/Operations/IT
Posted: March 14, 2018

Background:

Neighborhood Trust’s mission is to empower low-income individuals to become productive participants in the U.S. financial system and achieve their financial goals. Neighborhood Trust serves over 6,000 clients each year via its elite corps of Financial Advisors and is regarded as an industry leader in the financial empowerment field.

Today we are cultivating our model as a scalable social venture that incubates technology-led financial services innovations that benefit low-income households. We are growing quickly with strong support from leading foundations and strategic partnerships helping us achieve national scale. In 2015, our WageGoal product was a winner of JP Morgan Chase’s Financial Solutions Lab challenge. We are taking our best-in-class financial counseling service virtual, designing user-friendly applications that generate trust and a willingness to take actions that will improve users’ financial lives, and creating
streamlined back-end data handoffs to our existing technology platforms. Through our Trusted Advisor product, we are offering this service at employers, financial institutions and other partners nationwide as the core offering of a financial wellness program designed to improve the financial health of employees. The core programming language used for these tools is Java. 

We’re also collaborating with our partners at FlexWage on WageGoal, a social venture that provides employees access to earned wages before payday, coupled with an intuitive cash management tool. This product is built using Ruby on Rails

Position Summary:

About you:

You are a socially conscious and open-minded engineer who believes in the power of technology to meaningfully improve the lives of underserved individuals. You have a proven ability to tackle complex engineering challenges and deliver elegant solutions, for products that resonate with low income households. You have a strong computer science background and full-stack programming experience, and are enthusiastic to put your technical architecture skills to work. You’ll collaborate closely with the product and design teams,  ensuring we implement our solutions in the most effective way. You are a team player, comfortable and confident in an agile environment working across teams in a collaborative fashion.

What you’ll do:

  • Work up and down our stack: our apps, our APIs, our servers, our algorithms, our data, our security
  • Turn user stories and wireframes into functional features, from development through testing and release
  • Integrate with partner APIs, push messaging capabilities and web services to manage the flow of data within and outside of our product
  • Set up and manage development, staging and production environments on our cloud infrastructure
  • Build and maintain automated test suites
  • Manage back-end integrations with Salesforce in coordination with the Salesforce administration team
  • Collaborate closely with our content experts on financial services/counseling for low income Americans, helping us to think about how technology can increase our reach and impact

Responsibilities:

To succeed, you’ll need

  • Three years experience working as a full-stack engineer and two years as an architect
  • The ability to learn new things quickly
  • Collegial personality with a strong desire to contribute to the success of your team
  • Proven success delivering solutions using Agile / Scrum methods
  • Technology agnosticism. You are not evangelical about technologies or languages. You pragmatically pick the best tool for a given job
  • Demonstrated fire for building products that make an impact

 

Requirements:

Skills you’ll bring:

  • Experience with Ruby on Rails
  • Experience with Java / Spring / Spring Boot or equivalent
  • Experience with HTML 5
  • Experience with React.js / Redux.js / ES6
  • Experience with Webpack and the Node.js ecosystem
  • Experience with SCSS/CSS
  • Experience with Maven or equivalent build tools
  • Ideally, experience with financial APIs such as Plaid, and Salesforce.com API integrations
  • Understanding of cross browser compatibility, responsive design, and website performance
  • Understanding of REST principles and APIs
  • Bachelor's degree in CS or equivalent education/experience

Compensation:

Commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package offered.

How to Apply:

To apply please send your resume and cover letter to hr@neighborhoodtrust.org. Include “Full Stack Engineer” in the subject line of the email.

Program Analyst Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners
New York, NY
Job Function: Research and Analytics
Posted: March 14, 2018

Background:

Neighborhood Trust’s mission is to empower low-income individuals to become productive participants in the U.S. financial system and achieve their financial goals. Neighborhood Trust serves more than 6,000 clients each year via its highly trained corps of 20+ Financial Advisors and is regarded as an industry leader in the financial inclusion field. In 2013, the NYC Center for Economic Opportunity named Neighborhood Trust among the City’s 10 Most Innovative Nonprofits seeking to alleviate poverty. Today we are cultivating our model as a scalable social venture that encourages financial services innovation. We are growing quickly with strong support from leading foundations and with strategic partnerships that are helping us achieve national visibility. For more information visit: www.neighborhoodtrust.org.

Position Summary:

Program Analyst Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners (Neighborhood Trust) seeks a full-time Program Analyst to join our Programs Department team. Neighborhood Trust is a data-driven non-profit organization providing financial counseling services to low income individuals in New York City and across the nation. Our counselors carefully record their interactions with clients in our Salesforce and Efforts-To-Outcomes databases, and we frequently aggregate that data into reports in order to monitor our programs, report to partners and funders, and to analyze the efficacy of our initiatives and improve the services we offer. In addition to reporting, the Program Analyst will help manage data entry and assist with ad-hoc projects. The Program Analyst will report to the Associate Director, Data & Analytics. A desire to gain experience as a key member of a dynamic non-profit team will be key for a successful candidate in this position.

Responsibilities:

  • Produce weekly and monthly reports that monitor our various counseling programs using our Salesforce and Efforts-To-Outcomes databases
  • Assist with data management and reporting to funders and partners
  • Manage data quality by spot-checking data entry and using audit reports to identify and resolve data issues
  • Support NTFP in maintaining long-term client engagement (logistical support with follow-up efforts)
  • Assist in projects that investigate our client engagement and retention efforts
    Assist management and others with miscellaneous projects as directed by supervisor

Requirements:

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Data manipulation experience (Excel or comparable)
  • Experience using Salesforce or other CRM database a plus
  • Excellent attention to detail, strong analytic skills and ability to work independently
  • Proven ability to problem solve and to learn new systems, operations and processes
  • Collaborative work style and team ethic
  • Familiarity with social services and/or community based organizations
  • Bilingual Spanish/English a plus, but not required

Compensation:

Competitive salary and benefits package offered.

How to Apply:

To apply please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to hr@neighborhoodtrust.org and include “Program Analyst” in the subject line of the email.

Product Owner Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners
New York, NY
Job Function: Project Management
Posted: March 14, 2018

Background:

Neighborhood Trust’s mission is to empower low-income individuals to become productive participants in the U.S. financial system and achieve their financial goals. Neighborhood Trust serves 7,000 clients each year via its elite corps of Financial Counselors and is an industry leader in the financial inclusion field. We are cultivating our model as a scalable social venture that incubates technology-led financial services innovations for low-wage workers. We are growing quickly with strong support from leading foundations and strategic partnerships helping us achieve national scale. In 2015, we were an inaugural winner of JP Morgan Chase’s Financial Solutions Lab challenge and the only non-profit organization awarded.

Position Summary:

Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners seeks a dynamic, collaborative, and creative Product Owner to lead our product team in the design and development of financial tools that will empower and improve the lives of low-income households. Neighborhood Trust has recently launched a small scrum team that is developing and  iterating on applications with a goal of scaling Neighborhood Trust’s financial empowerment services in innovative and efficient ways, while proving impact and value to the customer. Ideal candidates will have experience in product ownership or agile methodology in the financial or social services industry.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate closely with subject-matter experts (counselors, program managers, sales, etc.) and project teams to translate client, customer, business and technical needs and priorities into user stories
  • Work with program managers and stakeholders in reviewing data, reports on user behavior, and user research to derive insights that can be used to create new product opportunities or features
  • Own, build, groom, refine, maintain, and provide visibility of the team backlog with input from key stakeholders
  • Lead the agile / scrum team through prioritization, testing, and release of new features
  • Capture and define requirements and translate those requirements such that architects and engineers can successfully design and code in accordance with user needs
  • Refine and adapt the product vision; create internal buy-in for the product vision
  • Responsible for translating technical jargon to train internal teams and key stakeholders on product features with an emphasis on how the features translate to business benefits

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Two years of relevant experience in product design/management
  • Experience in project management in an agile environment
  • Strong knowledge of or experience with Salesforce CRM
  • Understanding of how Web technology is implemented to be able to write detailed technical requirements, like API integration details
  • Ability to translate client/business needs into specific product requirements
  • A desire to work in an environment where priorities change as we learn
  • Driven to understand complex problems and enthusiastic about developing and testing innovative solutions
  • An excellent communicator and facilitator; comfortable working across departments and with organization directors and executives
  • Excellent writing skills for multiple audiences: precision for technology staff and clarity for business users and counselors
  • Knowledge of the financial capability field and efforts to help the financially underserved, including industry best practices for helping individuals improve their financial health

Compensation:

Commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package offered.

How to Apply:

To apply send resume and cover letter to hr@neighborhoodtrust.org and include “Product Owner” in the subject line of the email.

Community Development Lender Gateway Community Development Fund, Inc.
Saint Louis, MO
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: March 9, 2018

Background:

Gateway is a US Treasury certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) focused on lending activities in the St. Louis and Kansas City markets as well as consulting and collaboration projects throughout the Midwest.  We are located on Laclede’s Landing in downtown St. Louis.

Position Summary:

The Community Development Lender has significant responsibility for business development and loan origination, and will market Gateway’s participation loan funds while participating in various industry events in fulfillment of those responsibilities.  The primary duties of this position are to develop and maintain lending relationships while identifying, structuring, and underwriting community development loans.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain strong, productive relationships with all contacts, including community development organizations, borrowers and other lenders 
  • Develop new and maintain existing relationships with borrowers within Gateway’s target markets of St. Louis, Kansas City, and southern Illinois
  • Guide prospective borrowers through the loan application, approval and closing process
  • Underwrite and structure loan requests for presentation to Loan Committee for review and approval
  • Coordinate/perform construction draw inspections and approvals as necessary
  • Manage the loan portfolio to minimize delinquencies and losses
  • Report on the loan pipeline and portfolio to Gateway’s Loan Committee, President and Board of Directors
  • Maintain necessary professional certifications and memberships as applicable; participate in appropriate educational and training events
  • Attend conferences and community development events as appropriate for the industry and position
  • Refer potential clients for Gateway’s consulting services

Requirements:

  • Minimum five years of experience in community development finance, ideally including:
    • Securing funding for economic development projects
    • Writing grants 
    • Working with public agencies & municipalities
  • Minimum three years of loan production/loan underwriting experience 
  • Bachelor degree in an appropriate/related field 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and computer skills
  • Strong entrepreneurial work ethic with the ability to work independently or collaboratively as a team member 
  • Courteous and business-like manner in dealing with stakeholders and co-workers

Compensation:

The position offers competitive salary, full medical and dental paid by the company, life insurance, parking, 401K, vacation and sick pay.

How to Apply:

To apply, please forward your resume to: jobopportunity@slefi.com

Development Director Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inc. (WEDI)
Buffalo, NY
Job Function: Fundraising
Posted: March 6, 2018

Background:

Position Title: Development Director 

FLSA Status: Full-Time

Core Program Competencies: Economic Development, Community Development, Education

Supervisor’s Title: Executive Director

Location: Buffalo, NY

Organization Mission: WEDI empowers economically disadvantaged people in Buffalo, with a primary focus on the West Side community.

Websites: www.wedibuffalo.org, www.westsidebazaar.com

Programs Overview:

WEDI fulfills its mission and vision through three core competencies.

  • Community Development: Entrepreneurs create focused, market-driven, and sustainable destinations that bring people together to create strong, diverse neighborhoods. WEDI hosts up to 21 businesses in its retail and commercial kitchen space, the West Side Bazaar, and has successfully graduated over 15 small-business owners who grew shops at this incubator.
  • Economic Development: Low-income individuals and families attain sustainable incomes through business creation and expansion. Since 2012, WEDI has served over 900 clients in business training and technical assistance, disbursed over 100 microloans totaling over $650K, and empowered over 150 businesses to start or expand. Since 2015, WEDI’s clients have created and retained over 150 jobs. Ninety percent (90%) of WEDI-financed businesses are still in operation following 8 years of lending, and the organization’s loan portfolio has a 97% repayment success rate.
  • Education: English-language learners acquire comprehension and fluency to attain parity with native English-speaking peers, which in turn promotes high graduation rates, family health, and a strong community. The ENERGY Literacy for Children and FLY after-school programs serve over 60 English-language learners from Buffalo’s West Side who are in grades 1-6 and 7-8, respectively. ENERGY’s data showed that over 93% of students improved their reading ability in the 2016-2017 school year, with some improving by over one grade level, as evidenced by reading assessments. The program maintained an average ratio of one volunteer mentor per student. FLY implements project-based learning that has helped to increase grade-point averages for over 80% of its students.

Position Summary:

WEDI’s Development Director is responsible for coordinating all fundraising and donor relations activities, including proposals for grants and contracts, and ensuring consistent messaging and branding. The Director is responsible for comprehensive strategic planning, project implementation, management of multiple staffers, and oversight of fundraising activity. The Development Director will manage day-to-day fundraising operations, including research and prospect identification, enhancement of cultivation and engagement infrastructure, solicitation strategies, donor stewardship, database management, communications and outreach activities, and development-related volunteer relations. WEDI expects the Development Director to scale WEDI’s rapidly growing fundraising base, taking advantage of the organization’s unique assets. These include its experience in supporting and nurturing diverse communities throughout Buffalo, ability to generate impactful programmatic outcomes, growing demand for its services, and high visibility through local business owners, the West Side Bazaar, and its after-school programs.

Responsibilities:

  • Development – advise the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and Leadership Team on fundraising strategy, planning, and implementation; coordinate fundraising campaigns; research and identify sources for funding, including individuals, corporations, foundations, governmental entities, earned revenue, and events; ensure adequate grant proposals and fundraising activities to meet and exceed annual budget requirements
  • Strategy development, planning, and reporting–lead WEDI’s strategic planning for fund development to meet established goals; develop and implement budgets for fund development; maintain accountability for expenditures
  • Relationship management – develop and reestablish relationships with current, former, and prospective supporters and community partners; build partnerships within the philanthropic community
  • Writing and reviewing – oversee drafting of proposals for grants and contracts and case statements for capital campaigns; in important cases, draft significant proposals and speeches that the Executive Director or Board Members may deliver
  • Marketing – create and maintain a messaging and branding strategy; coordinate marketing efforts to support programs, ensuring seamless messaging to all stakeholders; ensure that all public-facing messaging consistently demonstrates the organization’s voice, capability, and potential and monitor WEDI’s digital and communications output in order to match the Development strategy
  • Management – supervise up to four staffers who support Development activities, including grant writing, events, volunteers, marketing, research, and data reporting, analysis, evaluation, and monitoring
  • Events – manage the implementation of WEDI’s annual appeals and fundraisers, including Winterfest and Resurgence
  • Effectively utilize WEDI’s data and donor management systems
  • In coordination with the Executive Director and Development Chair, lead the Development Committee and Winterfest Task Force, recruiting appropriate volunteers as necessary

Requirements:

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstration of the skills and/or a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, preferably with an emphasis on business or public administration, management and coordination, public policy and analysis, and/or marketing and communication
  • Ability to demonstrate successful fundraising and development leadership, skills, and capabilities
  • Excellent critical thinking, interpersonal, and analytical skills
  • Proven strength and breadth in oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to comprehend and interpret impact data for effective communication to funders
  • Ability to complete tasks quickly and on schedule, manage multiple projects with clear deadlines, and  prioritize and delegate tasks proactively and wisely
  • Competence and efficiency in technological usage: software and hardware, including Google applications, MS Office, CRMs, database systems, and internet applications
  • Passion for empowerment programming that serves diverse low-income communities
  • Priority skills (from most to least important): organizational and coordinating, relational and clear in communication, persuasive and logical written and oral communication, strategic thinking and development
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills; high accuracy in work and attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or equivalent, preferably with an emphasis on business or public administration, management and coordination, public policy and analysis, and/or marketing and communication
  • Minimum of 5 years of successful fundraising and development experience
  • Experience working in a non-profit, mission-driven organization or a for-profit, contract-based company that seeks proposals or bids for funding
  • Knowledge of and experience in the Western New York, state, and/or national philanthropic communities
  • Progressive accomplishments in philanthropic giving such as major gift requests, grant and proposal submission, fundraising campaign development, capitalization strategies, event planning and oversight, and related activities
  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE)

Compensation:

Compensation will be commensurate with education and experience. WEDI includes health insurance with a full-time position.

How to Apply:

Please send a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to ben@wedibuffalo.org.

Executive Director Maryland Capital Enterprises, Inc.
Salisbury, MD
Job Function: Financial Services
Posted: March 5, 2018

Background:

Maryland Capital Enterprises, Inc. (MCE) helps build communities by supporting small business development among potential and existing owners who find themselves at a disadvantage in obtaining access to conventional business financing.  MCE has been operating on the Eastern Shore of Maryland for over 18 years, providing small business loans, business counseling and business education, and helping develop business plans for entrepreneurs so that they can start, expand or purchase existing businesses.  In 2012, MCE expanded its operations into Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Anne Arundel County.  The offices are located in Salisbury, Maryland.  

MCE maintains a Women’s Business Program.  The program provides training, consulting, counseling and mentoring with women entrepreneurs, in our service area, looking to start their own business and for those women already operating their own businesses in the target areas.  The mission is to help empower these women to grow their businesses, create jobs and generate wealth.  The center activities are designed to effect substantial economic impact in the communities served, with successful business start-ups and retention as well as increased company revenues.

MCE is the only Maryland small business development organization with the following nationally recognized certifications: (1) US Treasury certification as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI); (2) SBA Intermediary Micro-lender; (3) USDA Intermediary Micro-Lender; and (4) State of Maryland Intermediary Micro-lender.  MCE is also one of the fund managers for the Maryland State’s Video Lottery Terminal (VLT) - Small, Minority and Women-Owned Business Fund and manages over four million dollars of that loan fund.

2017 Accomplishments (Fiscal Year 10/1/2016 to 9/30/2017)

  • Over $2.2 million loaned to 53 businesses
  • Helped to create 60 full time jobs, 34 part time jobs, and saved 18 jobs
  • 62% of loans went to people of color and 34% were to women
  • Attended 57 outreach events and reached over 2,500 people
  • Held 76 training classes for a total of 658 participants
  • Provided technical assistance to 324 individuals for a total of 1,304 hours

Position Summary:

Provide overall leadership and management to Maryland Capital Enterprises, Inc. (MCE) in implementing Board policy and achieving the organization’s vision, mission and goals. MCE is a nonprofit 501c3 serving the needs of entrepreneurs and small businesses on the Eastern Shore and Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Anne Arundel County. Its mission is to empower businesses to grow, create jobs and generate wealth on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and across the State.

Working Relationships

  • Chair, Board and staff of MCE.
  • Other Committees such as Loan, Personnel, Marketing, Fundraising, and Finance
  • Key government partners and funders.
  • Economic development and community organizations in the regions Maryland’s Eastern Shore and Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Anne Arundel County.
  • Other National organizations serving entrepreneurs

Supervisory Responsibility

The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for the direct supervision of the all MCE staff. Advocating and adhering to professional values and exemplary conduct in all interactions.

Responsibilities:

Implement and Advise on Board Policy

As the sole employee reporting to the Board of Directors, the ED provides the connection between the governing duties of the Board and the operational functions of the staff by:

  • Advising the Board in determining relevant goals and objectives and outcome measures and their relevancy to community needs and priorities.
  • Ensuring that annual goals and objectives established by the Board are achieved.
  • Advising the Board on long term strategies relative to the changing environment of entrepreneurial education, small business and community development.
  • Acting as a resource to Board of Directors so that policy decisions are made on an informed basis.
  • Providing advice and guidance to the Board on process issues such as roles, responsibilities, accountability and ethics.
  • Overseeing development and implementation of orientation for in-coming Board Members.

Financial Management

The ED is accountable for the financial management of MCE by:

  • Providing prudent management of the financial affairs of MCE and achieving the financial goals of the organization.
  • Maintaining strong relationships with funding organizations.
  • Recommending a yearly budget for Board approval.
  • Identifying, assessing and mitigating the financial and related risks to the organization.
  • Identifying and negotiating contracts and partnering opportunities.
  • Reporting to finance committee at monthly meetings
  • Coordinating and prepare MCE’s yearly audit
  • Insuring the completion and submission of all reports to grantees and other funding sources per funding agreement dates and deadlines.  

Strategic Planning

The ED is responsible to oversee development & implementation of the Center’s strategic plan by:

  • Working periodically with staff and stakeholders to update and confirm MCE’s short term goals and objectives.
  • Providing advice to the Board relative to long term vision, mission, goals and objectives.
  • Monitoring progress of current Strategic Plan goals and report to the board and recommend modifications when needed.

Program Development and Management

The ED leads the management team to ensure all MCE activities are developed and implemented with the highest levels of quality by:

  • Monitoring program delivery of its development services to businesses to ensure consistency with overall direction of MCE and its goals and objectives.
  • Assisting in the development of new initiatives and ensuring they contribute to the achievement of MCE’s goals and objectives.
  • Overseeing the planning and implementation of fundraising, including identifying resource requirements, researching funding sources, establishing strategies to approach funders, submitting proposals and administrating fundraising records and documentation.

General Management Function

The ED is ultimately responsible for the effective and efficient management of MCE and is expected to exercise this responsibility by:

  • Recruiting, hiring and training staff
  • Creating a culture that inspires all staff to pursue the vision, mission and goals of MCE.
  • Providing guidance and coaching to the executive team and other staff as required.
  • Being current on all key operational activities and outcomes.
  • Communicating with all staff in a proactive way.
  • Conducting quarterly performance updates/development planning sessions with staff.
  • Assisting staff in identifying and taking action on professional development needs.
  • Coordinating with our human resources affiliate and update employee manual as needed
  • Coordinating employee benefit plans such as health, vacation, IRA etc.

Community and Public Relations

The ED insures organizational credibility by:

  • Maintaining a detailed understanding of all MCE programs and services.
  • Maintaining professional and technical knowledge in the fields of entrepreneurship and economic development.
  • Initiating and developing relationships with a broad range of community stakeholders including: all levels of government, non-profit organizations, business organizations and the university community.
  • Undertaking activities that enhance the visibility of the organization including public speaking at various events in the community.
  • Representing the organization on appropriate boards, committees, networks and joint projects.
  • Assuring the organization and its mission, programs, products and services are consistently presented in strong, positive image to relevant stakeholders.
  • Working with the Marketing Committee to implement a marketing plan for the organization.

Requirements:

Knowledge & Skill Requirements

The successful candidate:

  • Is knowledgeable of all aspects and trends of entrepreneurial and small business development at the regional and national levels.
  • Is aware of the policies and programs of relevant government agencies, local development agencies, and regional and national industry associations.
  • Is knowledgeable about government priorities, programs and services relative to small business and community economic development.
  • Must be familiar with Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Anne Arundel County and State of Maryland.
  • Has demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Can think strategically and work in a collaborative manner with its constituents
  • Is highly organized
  • Is proficient in Microsoft Office Program

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related undergraduate degree preferred; or a minimum of five years progressive experience in leading and managing an organization.
  • Business Lending and Development experience preferred
  • Solid understanding of end-to-end grant administration is required.
  • Fundraising experience is desired. 

Compensation:

The organization offers a competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

How to Apply:

Please apply through this link on Indeed.com

Or you can contact our search consultant:  Tracy Joachimowski at the email:  Tracy.Joachimowski@bbsihq.com

 

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