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

Background:

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

Position Summary:

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

Responsibilities:

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

Provide translational assistance to members and staff. 

  • Other duties, responsibilities, and projects as assigned. 

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications: 

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

Compensation:

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

How to Apply:

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

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

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

Background:

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

Position Summary:

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

This includes:  

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

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications: 

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

Desired Qualifications: 

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

Physical Requirements: 

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

Compensation:

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

How to Apply:

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

The position will remain posted until filled. 

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

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

Background:

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

Position Summary:

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

Responsibilities:

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

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications: 

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

Desired Qualifications: 

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

Physical Requirements: 

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

Compensation:

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

How to Apply:

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

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

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

Background:

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

Position Summary:

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

Responsibilities:

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

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

Requirements:

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

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

Compensation:

DOE

How to Apply:

Applying to LIIF

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

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

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

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

Background:

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

Position Summary:

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

Reports to: Chief Lending Officer

Status: Full-time (FLSA Non- Exempt)

Responsibilities:

Lending Operations and Business Development 

Loan Closings

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

Customer Contact

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

Organizational Governance 

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

Office and Facilities Administration and Support 

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

Requirements:

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

 

Compensation:

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

How to Apply:

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

Rkoven@hireauthority-us.com

Or by mail to:

The Hire Authority

Attn: NeighborWorks Capital

10411 Motor City Drive, Suite 500

Bethesda, MD. 20817

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

Background:

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

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

Position Summary:

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

Responsibilities:

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

Requirements:

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

Compensation:

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

How to Apply:

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

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

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

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

Background:

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

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

Position Summary:

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

Responsibilities:

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

Requirements:

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

Compensation:

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

Salary Range - Compensation commensurate with experience

How to Apply:

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

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

Grants Manager, Institutional Advancement Equal Justice Works
Washington, DC
Job Function: Grant Writer
Posted: October 3, 2017

Background:

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

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

Position Summary:

The Grants Manager is a member of the Institutional Advancement Unit and plays a critical role in securing institutional funding for existing and new program initiatives, as well as unrestricted support of the organization. The Manager reports to the Director of Philanthropy and will work closely with staff across the organization.  The ideal candidate is a grant writing and management professional with superior analytic and communications skills who can learn quickly, has great attention to detail, is a self-starter, and works collaboratively.

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities Include:

  • Manages the life cycle of grants, from initial inquiries through final reporting, ensuring the delivery of high-quality, timely products to funders.
  • Serves as lead writer and manager for proposals and reports to funders, collaborating with institutional advancement, program, and finance staff.
  • Maintains systems for tracking grant deliverables and timely communicates deadlines and required input from other staff.
  • Supports the Director of Philanthropy in identifying, cultivating, and sustaining  funding opportunities from public and private sources.
  • Cultivates an ethic of best practices, compliance, and continual improvement in internal processes.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; JD or other advanced degree preferred
  • Five years’ successful and progressively responsible experience in grant writing and management
  • Experience securing and managing grants from private funders required; government grant-writing experience desirable
  • Excellent organizational and data management skills, process orientation, and financial literacy
  • Successful experience working in and managing cross-functional teams on deadline-driven projects
  • Demonstrated track record of taking initiative, effective problem solving, and good judgment
  • Superior written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, and manage competing priorities
  • Experience with Microsoft CRM preferred
  • Experience and/or interest in public interest law a plus

Compensation:

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

How to Apply:

All candidates must apply at https://equaljusticeworks.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0fm2e to be considered. 

Applicants should send resume and cover letter describing in detail their experience, qualifications and why they would be a good fit. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit a writing sample. Please note: Phone calls and direct emails will not be accepted.   Applications without cover letters will not be reviewed.

Finance Director Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inc. (WEDI)
Buffalo, NY
Job Function: Finance
Posted: September 26, 2017

Background:

FLSA Status: Full-Time, Exempt

Department Name: Finance

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

Organizational Overview:

WEDI fulfills its mission and vision through three core competencies.

  • Economic Development: Low-income individuals and families attain sustainable incomes through business creation and expansion. Since 2012, WEDI has served over 800 clients in business training and technical assistance, disbursed over 110 microloans totaling over $650,000, and empowered hundreds of businesses to launch or expand.
  • 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 the West Side Bazaar, a unique small business incubator that supports a diverse set of entrepreneurs offering authentic products in a marketplace setting, and has successfully graduated over 25 owners.
  • 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 1-8.

Position Summary:

The Finance Director is responsible for all financial matters of WEDI, including a microloan portfolio. The Finance Director will report to and work closely with the Executive Director. In addition, s/he will partner with the senior leadership team and the board of directors to develop and implement strategies across the organization. The Finance Director will oversee all compliance for government contracts and private grants. S/he must be able to adapt to a continually evolving environment and thrive in an autonomous and deadline‐oriented workplace while managing a finance staff of two.

Responsibilities:

Finances
● Oversee cash flow planning and ensure availability of funds as needed
● Oversee cash, investment, and asset management
● Oversee financing strategies and activities as well as banking relationships
● Develop and utilize forward‐looking, predictive models, and activity‐based financial analyses to provide insight into the organization’s operations and business plans

Planning, Policy, and External Relations
● Coordinate the development and monitoring of budgets
● Develop financial business plans and forecasts
● Participate in corporate policy development, as a member of the senior management team
● Engage senior management to develop short‐, medium‐, and long‐term financial plans and projections. Review these plans with the appropriate committees of the Board of Directors.
● Represent the company to financial partners, including financial institutions, investors, foundation executive auditors, public officials, etc.
● Remain up-to-date on nonprofit audit best practices and state and federal law regarding nonprofit operation
● Attend and lead staff functions for all requisite committee meetings

Accounting and Administration
● Oversee the accounting department to ensure proper maintenance of all accounting systems and function, including direct support, as necessary; supervise WEDI’s two finance staff members. Ensure completion of activities, including month/year end close, accounts payable, financial reports, payroll, invoicing, cash receipts, and loan servicing.
● Ensure maintenance of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures.
● Ensure timeliness, accuracy, and usefulness of financial and management reporting for federal and state funders, foundations, and WEDI’s board of directors; oversee the preparation and communication of monthly and annual financial statements.
● Primary liaison with outside auditors and finance committees; responsible for leading the audit planning, significant accounting policies and their adoption, and financial statement preparation and disclosure. Review tax returns prepared by outside accountants prior to organization’s officer sign‐off. Work with accountants on planning.
● Ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions

Requirements:

The Finance Director will be a seasoned and mature leader with at least 5-7 years of broad finance experience, ideally beginning in audit and/or tax, followed by experience gathering and evaluating financial information and making actionable recommendations to senior leadership. S/he will ideally have experience managing finance (accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting) for a complex nonprofit with multiple funding sources including government (federal and state) contracts and with diverse program areas.

The Finance Director will have the following experience and attributes:

  • A minimum of a BS in Finance, Accounting, Business, or related field; CPA or MBA would be a plus.
  • At least five years of experience in public accounting or equivalent, preferably in a complex organization that has multiple business lines and a track record of escalating knowledge of investment mechanisms.
  • Experience in a senior financial‐management role, partnering with executive staff, resulting in the development and implementation of creative financial management strategies.
  • Significant experience in or knowledge of nonprofit accounting, including sophisticated fund and grant accounting, compliance, and reporting.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, accounting and loan management software programs, network administration, e-mail and internet, and willingness to expand skill base.
  • Use of collaborative and facilitative approach and the flexibility to work with broad range of cultures, personalities, and work styles.
  • Ability to demonstrate the greatest level of flexibility in an environment with frequently changing priorities required to meet the needs of WEDI’s internal and external customers.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, team management, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills, plus excellent organization skills.
  • Commitment to community development, helping low-income communities, and a strong work ethic.

Compensation:

Salary 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.

Loan Officer/ Senior Loan Officer CSH
New York, NY
Job Function: Lending/Loan Operations
Posted: September 25, 2017

Background:

ORGANIZATION: For over 25 years, CSH has been a game-changer for the most vulnerable people in our country: 
  • Helping communities create 200,000 homes for individuals and families who did not have one;
  • Bringing hope to thousands who thought they would live on the streets or reside in institutions forever;
  • Ensuring not only a stable home for each but access to the services that brought healthcare, recovery and training to their doorsteps;
  • Changing the trajectory of lives away from poverty and despair and toward independence and economic sufficiency.

Position Summary:

POSITION: If you have a burning desire to make a difference for people and families others have given up on and often say cannot be helped, we have a place for you. No cynics allowed. Not only has CSH proven supportive housing works and does change the lives of individuals facing acute disabilities, complex medical and mental conditions, substance use disorders and economic barriers, we have done so while creating a family of nationally-recognized experts who stay committed to our organization and mission throughout their careers. CSH offers empowerment, development and growth to those we serve and our workforce. We attract talented professionals, offer competitive salaries with benefits, generous family leave and PTO, and fully embrace the philosophy that a sustainable work-life balance is desirable and achievable. With the aim of attracting good people who possess the confidence and drive to get the job done to build a better world, CSH is now accepting applications for a Loan Officer/Senior Loan Officer based in New York.

Responsibilities:

As a valued member of our team, the successful applicant will originate loans for quality supportive housing developments and provide assistance to government partners in shaping financing and development policies and programs to create stronger systems that support and expedite the production of supportive housing.

  • Provide technical assistance to nonprofit, for-profit and public organizations around the financing, creation and operation of supportive housing.
  • Originate loans based on thorough review and analysis, comprehensive due diligence and sound risk assessment.
  • Analyze project feasibility and the capacity of development teams and propose loan structures that meet borrower needs while advancing CSH’s strategic priorities and credit policies.
  • Prepare and present loan recommendations to credit committees.
  • Cultivate strong relationships with industry partners and developers including public and private agencies, funders, financial institutions and external partners.
  • Market CSH’s loan products and expertise resulting in a robust lending pipeline which you will help monitor and manage.
  • Partner with CSH New York and Eastern Region staff to identify lending opportunities resulting from programmatic activities.
  • Contribute to the Region’s systems change efforts including commenting on local and state financing regulations and programs and facilitating conversations between the development and public financing community. 
  • Actively seek and garner feedback from developers on supportive housing development policies and financing programs and use this feedback to inform and improve lending products and policies that support innovation while meeting developer needs. 
  • Advance CSH’s strategic priorities through your Loan Officer role, including building the supportive housing industry by leading trainings and workshops, representing CSH at conferences and events and working closely with colleagues on special projects, innovative ideas and programs that advance the creation of supportive housing in New York and the Eastern Region. 

Requirements:

The qualities we are looking for include an adaptive, entrepreneurial problem solving approach. Candidates should be driven by strategic thinking executed with creativity and flexibility. It is important to welcome and pursue new ideas and visions for supportive housing and the role it plays in solving complex problems.

  • Bachelor degree required. Master’s level education preferred. Experience may substitute for education.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in low income or supportive housing development, underwriting or funding field.
  • Extensive knowledge of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program and familiarity with state and other federally funded affordable housing programs.
  • Familiarity with the entitlement process, zoning and planning and challenges for low- income or supportive housing developers.
  • Familiarity or interest in issues related to supportive housing including homelessness, low income housing development, finance, state and local housing finance policies, service needs, community development and planning, mental illness, AIDS, harm reduction or public housing.
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, facilitation, communication and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated skills using Microsoft Office Suites. Experience with loan servicing or CRM programs a plus.
  • Demonstrated success building quality teams, trusted relationships and setting and managing performance and mentoring and coaching development partners in the areas of real estate development and housing finance issues.

Compensation:

Commensurate with Experience

How to Apply:

CSH staff are mission driven, we take initiative, pursue goals with minimal supervision and are adept at managing multiple assignments effectively.

Interested in joining our team as a leader in the national supportive housing movement? 
To Apply:  Candidates should apply by clicking on the link below. All candidates should attach their Resume, Cover Letter and Salary Expectations as one Microsoft Word or PDF document.

https://csh.csod.com/ats/careersite/jobdetails.aspx?site=1&c=csh&id=48&source=3

CSH is proud that it always has been and always will be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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